Sandhole Oak Barn Summer Wedding Photography - Chris and Leanne

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CHRIS AND LEANNE'S SUMMER WEDDING AT SANDHOLE OAK BARN, CHESHIRE.

Chris and Leanne's summer wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire was certainly one to remember. It was a day jam packed with sun, fun and plenty of awesome people! 

They had picked a selection of brilliant wedding suppliers to make their wedding a cracking day. My good friends at Flower Design were responsible for the amazing flowers on show. It was great catching up with and watching Robin Kershaw from DFC who did an amazing job hosting the day. I also had a top day working along side my old friend Mark from Studio54D who was on video duty. 

I had such a great day hanging out with Chris, Leanne and their two little dudes. They picked such a stunning venue in Sandhole Oak Barn. Everything about this venue rocks! 

This wedding had it all, laughter, emotion, beauty and so much more. 

Grab a brew and check out their day below. 

Bartle Hall Wedding Photography - Nick and Steph

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Nick and Steph's Bartle Hall Wedding 

Nick and Steph's summer wedding at Bartle Hall was everything a wedding should be and more. It was a pleasure being back at Bartle Hall, one of Lancashire's finest wedding venues, to document the wedding of this lovely couple. 

I met Nick a few years back when I was giving a talk at Lytham Photographic Society. Fast forward a year or so later and a newly engaged Nick was enquiring with me to photograph his up-and-coming wedding at Bartle Hall. I got to know Nick and Steph a little more when we hooked up for their pre-wedding shoot in York, one of my favourite cities in the UK. You can check out their Pre-Wedding Shoot here

Nick and Steph's Bartle Hall wedding fell right in the middle of summer here in the UK. We were lucky enough to have some awesome weather. Throw in to the mix lots of brilliant guests, a bouncy castle, ice cream, a random gnome, my first experience of a groomswoman, a guest rabbit and plenty of alcohol and you have one insanely good wedding. 

Great Hall at Mains Wedding - Lee & Katy

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Lee and Katy's Great Hall at Mains Wedding 

Lee and Katy are such a chilled couple. I knew from the first time I met them that their wedding would be relaxed yet packed with drunken fun. They picked the stunning Great Hall at Mains for their wedding reception and the beautiful Singleton Church for the ceremony. 

The Great Hall at Mains is one of my local wedding venues and I love shooting there. It's packed with character and is filled with natural light and set in beautiful grounds. 

There were so many amazing moments in Lee and Katy's wedding. They had the excellent Paul Guard entertaining guests throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. 

Here's a selection of my favourite images from Lee and Katy's wedding at The Great Hall at Mains. Enjoy.

Northumberland Wedding Photography - Mark and Emma

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Mark and Emma's Church and Tipi Wedding in Northumberland 

I had been looking forward to Mark and Emma's wedding in Northumberland since they booked me to be their wedding photographer. Firstly I had never had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful part of our country and secondly I knew just what Mark and Emma had planned for their big day. 

On the morning of the wedding I arrived at the Tipi in Warkworth to meet up with Mark, who was busy putting the finishing touches to the decor  with the help of his groomsmen and some other friends and family. I arrived to torrential rain and thought we were in for a wet one! Luck was on our side and the shower passed quickly. 

After leaving Mark I set off to meet up with Emma and her Bridesmaids in the quaint little town of Amble, right on the Northumberland coast. Emma and her girls were in good spirits, ready for the day ahead. 

A short drive from Amble and I arrived at St. Pauls Church in Alnwick ready for what was to be a beautiful church ceremony. Once Mark and Emma had managed to free themselves from their guests we made the drive back to Warkworth. Before their arrival at the tipi we nipped off for a quick 10 minutes to Warkworth Hermitage to give the newlyweds a bit of time to themselves.

Tipi Wedding Photography

Tipi weddings are always so much fun and this one was no let up. Over the next few hours Mark, Emma and their guests enjoyed lots of drinking, dancing, food and some brilliant speeches. Once the speeches were done and dusted we nipped off to do a little bit of exploring around Warkworth. 

The incredible Vibetown were on duty keeping the dancefloor rocking at night and the legend Adam Wing kept me company for the day creating video magic. 

Stanley House Wedding Photography - Andy & Jenny

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Andy and Jenny's Stanley House Wedding

This wedding was brilliant from start to finish! Andy and Jenny's Stanley House wedding was one absolutely packed with emotion, laughter and fun. They had certainly picked the perfect venue to stage the best day of their lives.  Stanley House is one of those wedding venues that I just love coming back to. It is situated in the Ribble Valley in the heart of Lancashire. 

Andy and Jenny are both filled with energy and fun, which meant their wedding was going to be one hell of a day! They had both decided to get themselves ready at the venue which, logistically made things nice and easy for me. It meant I could jump in and out of both the groom and bride preps to capture all of the getting ready, laughter and relationships between them, their family, bridesmaids and groomsmen. 

Summer wedding at stanley house

Keeping in theme with the day their ceremony was one of high emotion and laughter. Following on from their wedding ceremony their guests enjoyed the sunshine and all that the bar had to offer. It was certainly turning into a proper British summer wedding. The flow of the day continued nicely into the wedding breakfast. The responsibility of keeping Andy and Jenny's guests entertained fell to the legend of a wedding entertainer Howard Wing. For those that know of Howard you will know that he can certainly get a room bouncing and he did just that. 

The day continued to give me moment after moment to capture including Andy and Jenny throwing their wedding cake off a flight of stairs in order to turn a negative in to a positive and a sunset that I would have gladly paid serious money for! 

As if the night couldn't get any better Andy and Jenny had the awesome Dax on Sax owning the dancefloor and making sure it stayed rammed well into the night. 

It was a fantastic wedding filled with brilliant people and top class suppliers. My day was made even better working alongside the fantastic Adam Wing, who was on video duties. 

 

 

The Villa Wrea Green Wedding Photography - Adam and Hayley

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Adam and Hayley's wedding at The Villa Wrea Green 

Adam and Hayley were married at the historic St. Chad's church in Poulton-le-Fylde on a ridiculously sunny summers day. From the off everyone was in great spirits. After capturing a few shots of Adam preparing for the day ahead, at his parents house I set off to meet Hayley and her bridesmaids. After a very short drive in to the centre of Poulton, following the sound of the ringing bells, I arrived at St. Chads and awaited the arrival of the Bride. Following their beautiful ceremony Adam and Hayley continued their celebrations at The Villa in Wrea Green. As guests arrived the sunglasses were on and the glasses continually topped up! 

The Villa Wrea Green Wedding Photographer

I'd class The Villa Wrea Green as one of my local wedding venues and it's always awesome to be back there. It's hard to pick any faults with it as a wedding venue - the location, the setting, the staff and not forgetting the food are all incredible! 

Adam and Hayley held their wedding breakfast and evening reception in the Pavilion Marquee. This room is perfect for creating an excellent evening atmosphere.  

This was a day filled with lots of happiness, drinking and dancing. The awesome Bamboo Fontaine kept the party going well into the night. 

 

Hipping Hall Wedding Photography - Pete and Fiona

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Pete and Fiona's Wedding at Hipping Hall 

Hipping Hall is simply perfect for cozy, intimate and beautiful weddings which is exactly what Pete and Fiona's wedding was all about. Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales just a stone's throw from the Lake District this quaint restaurant-turned-wedding-venue oozes character and good vibes. 

Set in stunning grounds this North West wedding venue was the perfect choice for Pete and Fiona to tie the knot. Their wedding was amazing and filled with happy people. Along with their boys they welcomed me in as part of the family from the first time I met them. 

This was my first wedding at Hipping Hall and I already can't wait to be back there. It's a perfect little venue and it was lovely to hook up with some other fantastic suppliers to make Pete and Fiona's Hipping Hall wedding one to remember. Music and Entertainment was provided by the extremely awesome Synergy Wedding Band. On floral duty was the incredible Brackens of Bowness and the venue was dressed by the insanely talented Typical Type

Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photography - Scarlett & Gareth

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Scarlett and Gareth's Rivington Hall Barn Wedding 

I'd only ever heard good things about Rivington Hall Barn so was obviously made up when I finally got the chance to work there and capture Scarlett and Gareth's wedding photography. 

The barn is a grade II listed building which is beautifully surrounded by open fields and woodland. The interior of the barn itself is packed with character and original features including Saxon beams. 

 

Rainy English Wedding

Scarlett and Gareth got married in the beautiful English summertime, which here in the North West usually includes the odd downpour. Well we were certainly in for a treat from Mother Nature as she threw plenty of rain at us for the most part of the day. I tell all of my couples that they shouldn't worry about the weather on their wedding day. It is the one element they have literally no control over. If you plan for it (and maybe even expect it a little) then this can avoid disappointment if and when it happens.

If I was going to shoot a rainy wedding I'm glad it was that of Gareth and Scarlett as their relaxed and chilled attitudes and approach to everything made the fact hat it rained no problem at all. They rocked the brollies, Scarlett threw on her Converse and everyone just cracked on and had an awesome day. After the initial downpour after the church service there were plenty of breaks in the rain which allowed us to get out and enjoy the stunning grounds at Rivington Hall Barn. Our patience also paid off and gifted us with a sunset late on the day. Scarlett didn't complain once that her dress got a bit wet. 

 

Summer Wedding at St. Chads Church and Rivington Hall Barn

The morning of the wedding, for me, was spent hanging out with Scarlett and her Bridesmaids while they got themselves ready for the day ahead. After leaving them I shot off to meet Gareth, his Groomsmen and some of their guests at the Old Town Hall in Poulton, just outside St. Chads Church. It was a quick dash, under brollies to the church for their wedding ceremony. 

After a beautiful ceremony and a quick visit from their soaking dogs we all head off to Rivington Hall Barn to get started with the celebrations. Gareth and Scarlett arrived ahead of their guests so we nipped off for a quick 10 minutes to get a few portraits while their guests arrived and the rain had stopped. 

The rest of the day was packed with drinking, garden games, brilliant speeches and serious amounts of dancing thanks to the brilliant Twenty Somethings party band! I loved being Gareth and Scarlett's Rivington Hall Barn wedding photographer and cannot wait to be back there soon.