Cheshire Wedding Venue: Trafford Hall Rustic Shoot

Cheshire Wedding Venue: Trafford Hall Rustic Shoot

Trafford Hall Rustic Wedding Shoot

Rustic Cheshire Georgian Venue

We were blessed to work with amazing creative wedding professionals on this Trafford Hall Rustic Wedding shoot.
We just love collaborating with each other, networking and supporting each other with social media campaigns and images.
So just recently we met up at the delightful Trafford Hall , a wonderful Georgian House with on-site accommodation for guests wishing to stay over.
This charming rustic venue can be decorated as you wish and enjoys delightful woodland, lawns and sunken garden areas for umpteen photo opportunities for your wedding photography.  As photographers, we love coming here.  The staff are really welcoming too and will happily advise on plans for your day.

For this shoot the decor was supplied by Sweetpea & Ivy They love this venue and have dressed Trafford Hall many times.  Always love their rustic styling, perfect for this venue.  This time they provided an outdoor ceremony area  and a fabulous barrel table laden with cakes and sweets created by Bella’s Cake Pantry
The delicious cakes and cake pops were from Sue’s watercolour and silver leaf collection. Scrumptious!

Indoor Decor

Place cards and menus by Pink Sherbet Stationery perfectly matched the colour scheme on the tables set up by Sweetpea and Ivy and Wirral Table and Chair Hire The tables were adorned with evergreen leaves and candles in a long wooden container, creating a warm cosy touch.  Little cut glass vases with peach roses added the touch of colour to the table. The backs of the chairs were adorned with soft pastel swags, tied in the middle with a complimentary satin ribbon. The wooden floors and giant light up LOVE letters either side of the fireplace completed the elegant rustic ook.

Pixsmiths Creative Photograph had a great time photographing the amazing Katey Elizabeth around the venue in a gorgeous dress supplied by The Wirral Wedding House  The dress is a hand-finished bohemian style beaded gown from Romantica of Devon.
Suited Katey so well, she made a fabulous Boho Bride!

Cheshire venue Trafford Hall

sunken gardens Trafford Hall

If Trafford Hall is the venue for your style of a rustic elegant wedding the staff there would love to hear from you – watch out for their open days
We love photographing weddings at Trafford Hall – we have previously shot a summer Trafford Hall Wedding and would love to be back here soon so please ask for our wedding brochure and we will get back to you soon!

Update 2020: It’s a real shame that this gorgeous venue had to close its doors due to government charity funding cuts.
Ther is an ongoing drive to get Trafford Hall reopened.  Donations have already been received.
If you can help Trafford Hall please see here 

 

Thornton Manor Waterside Pavilion Rustic Wedding: Jennie and Toby

Thornton Manor Waterside Pavilion Rustic Wedding: Jennie and Toby

Jennie and Toby’s Rustic wedding Thornton Manor Waterside

A church wedding and reception at the idyllic Thornton Manor Waterside Pavilion were the chosen locations for Jennie and Toby’s wedding The smaller of the lake settings at Thornton Manor but lovely grounds with the bridges and lake views A tinder match made in heaven for Toby and Jennie ..their 3 year anniversary marked was their wedding day.

Bridal Preps

So many pretty details! Dessy bridesmaids dresses in pretty different coloured pastels, Jennie’s own dress was  a gorgeous bridal gown from Bellissima Brimstage Brides and check out those divine Valentino shoes. Pretty blossoms in white and green from Victoria Blossom where a perfect match for the day, fresh and summery The girls had fun being pampered

Neston Church Ceremony

The ceremony took place at St Mary’s and St Helens parish church Neston, a beautiful historic church with exhibits from the Viking age inside A few nervous looks from Toby and great to see his Best men supporting him  and giving reassurance Of course Jennie being devoted to her pooch Oliver had a poem read out especially about how to love her favoured 4 legged friend …and Oliver did make an appearance later on in the day, unsurprisingly. The threatened thunderstorms did not appear, a little rain in the morning freshened things up after the heat of the previous day and did not reappear til late in the evening.  Perfect weather for all as they came out to a confetti tunnel – the mini canons totally surprising them! That look on Toby’s face!

Reception Waterside Pavilion

The reception took place at the idyllic Waterside Pavilion beautifully set out in trestle table format, suited to the BBQ meal.  Barratt’s the caterers did a great job cooking minted lamb, BBQ chicken, vegetable skewers, prawn and salmon skewers as well as steak.  Salads and Couscous with pepper, potatoes and coleslaw provided the perfect accompaniments   Pink Sherbet stationery excelled as usual with her luxury designed stationery from her Sophia range. Check Cheryl’s blog post for all the details. The invites and order of service all coordinated  with the table plan, table names and place names.  The tables were all named after bars with significant meanings – eg.  Sydney Opera Bar for the proposal location during the Australian adventures.  The speeches were regaled with those early tinder messages and much laughter with surprise images of Toby from his modelling days! A wonderful day spent with such hospital staff, friends and family.  The evening got underway with he cake cut and reveal in to the first dance amidst lots of smoke effects and then musical entertainment from the band The Daddioes.  Jennie and Toby we loved your day, so relaxed hope you enjoy your blog post and we wish you much love and happiness

Sandy & Dave

waterside Pavilion Thornton Manor

Thornton Manor Cheshire wedding phoographer

beautiful stationery from Pink Sherbet Designs Thornton Manor Waterside PavlionThornton Manor Waterside Pavilion wedding reception timeline

Groom speech Thornton Manor Waterside Pavilion

bride and groom portrait Thornton Manor Waterside Marquee

Wedding Dancing Thornton Manor Waterside Pavilion

Dessy Bridesmaids dresses Bellissima Brimstage

Bridal Dress Shoes – Valentino

Rocks for Frocks hair piece

Pink Sherbet – Stationery

Venue Thornton Manor – Waterside Pavilion

Photography – Pixsmiths Creative Photography

Llyn Gwynant Barn Wedding: Phil & Helen

Llyn Gwynant Barn Wedding: Phil & Helen

DIY  Lynn Gwynant Barn Wedding

A group of mountaineering friends gathered today for a wonderful rustic DIY Llyn  Gwynant barn wedding in gloriously scenic Snowdonia
We love all different types of weddings and this one certainly was and so glad we responded to the Bark lead to  get this  and it truly was a  DIY wedding
Phil and Helen brewed their own peculiar Ale and fermented their own (delicious) elder-flower champagne  and apple wine.
They grew their own flowers for the decorations, dried the petals for the confetti and all the bouquets which Phil made – what a talented man!
There were trestle tables groaning under the weight of so much food – all vegetarian and prepared by friends and family – totally delicious
So lovely to see friends just chipping in with setting up and helping this to be the day just as Phil and Helen wished for.

No bridal preps we met Helen as she arrived by car to the venue – her bridesmaid so attentive and forever arranging out her gorgeously embroidered dress to it best.
A ceremony in the North Wales barn by Llyn Gwynant  in scenic Snowdonia  National Park where many of their friends were camping out in the adjacent campsite.
Plenty of time to explore the surrounding hills and lakeside for beautiful portraits before heading back for the feast laid out
Guest had a great time mingling by the barn having drinks and snacks and the kids had fun with the bubbles .. think Helen enjoyed that too
Oh we even had pics on their mountain portaledge where they intended to have their first night as a married couple befitting the theme of their mountain wedding.
Helen’s something blue was blue mountain twine around her ankle – love details like this
Indeed Phil had proposed to Helen in Yosemite and her ring had been hand crafted and engraved especially.

Starters on the table as Phil got proceedings underway by opening the big bottle of homegrown  champagne inviting friends to open theirs at the same time such a lovely touch.
Homemade jars of jam adorned the tables as DIY favours for their friends
Other speeches followed in between courses  and the day just rolled into the evening festivities of dancing and merrymaking
A real fun memorable day for all and  great teamwork to put on such a wonderful event.
Thank you Phl and Helen  for inviting us to capture and share your amazing  DIY Barn wedding we so enjoyed it and wish you much happiness to come.

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