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Shrigley Hall Wedding Photography // Jess and Chris

Shrigley Hall Wedding Photography

Couple kiss at sunset at Shrigley HallI recently had the pleasure of capturing the Shrigley Hall Wedding Photography for my good friends Chris and Jess. Having known Chris since school to have the honour of capturing his wedding to Jess was just amazing. When Chris first asked he said he wanted someone who could keep him at ease when emotions were high but could also have a laugh during portraits so I hope I managed to do this during the day.

Back Home For Bridal Prep

The morning of the wedding I arrived at Jess’ parents house which was lovely. With Jess going to her childhood home for one last night and morning before getting married the house was filled with laughter and lovely memories as Jess and her bridesmaids were pampered and had hair and make up by the wonderful Sarah Meredith. With Mum heading off to the salon and Dad trying to find something to keep him occupied as his house was taken over, the girls got ready.

The wedding car arrived and the time came to head to Shrigley hall. For those reading this and who know Jess it will come to much a surprise that Jess was actually early! So early in fact that the car was sent away for a little drive on no less than two occasions. With Chris waiting nervously in the ceremony room guests filled their seats and finally Jess walked down the isle.

Portraits and Shrigley Hall Wedding Photography

After a very moving an emotional ceremony we spent the day celebrating and finding amazing little spots all around Shrigley Hall for portraits. Working alongside Matt Grainger on video duty and Olivia my second shooter we were able to explore and create some amazing and beautiful portraits. Utilising different areas at different times of day we were able to keep Jess and Chris relaxed while creating a variety of different shots for the bride and groom. We also got to ride in the golf buggy down to the fountains at the entrance!

Please check out the photos of the day below and Congratulations again to the new Mr and Mrs Stubbs!

Bridal preparations before Shrigley Hall Wedding Bride to be laughs as make up is applied Bridal make up by Sarah Meredith Bridal Make Up Father of the bride completes his saturday crossword Father of the bride awaits his daughter at the bottom of the stairs Wedding car parked on the drive of brides house Bridal car arrives at Shrigley Hall Hotel Bridal bouquet shot at shrigley hall hotel Groom nervously awaits bride to walk down the isle Bride walks down the isle hand in hand with her father Father kisses his daughters hand as he hands her to the groom at shrigley hall wedding Bride smiles as she sees her groom for the first time Bride and groom during wedding ceremony at shrigley hall Bride becomes emotional as she reads her vows groom laughs during shrigley hall wedding groom wipes a tear from his eye during wedding ceremony Bride smiles and laughs during shrigley hall wedding Bride and groom exchange rings during wedding ceremony Ring exchange at shrigley hall wedding ceremony bride gives groom wedding ring during ceremony Bride and grooms first kiss at shrigley hall Northern String Quartet perform for guests during drinks reception Northern string quartet at shrigley hall hotel Shrigley Hall wedding photography Bridal party at the fountain at shrigley hall Shrigley Hall Wedding Photography Bride and Groom Share a moment during father of the brides speech Father of the bride speaks about his daughter at her wedding Groom stands to give his speech Groom addresses his bride during his wedding speech Best mans speech at shrigley hall Shrigley Hall Wedding Photography by the lake Shrigley Hall wedding photography Groom kisses brides cheek during couples portraits Bride and Groom cut the cake at shrigley hall First dance at shrigley hall hotel Creative sunset photography Dance floor antics at shrigley hall Creative shrigley hall wedding photography

Supplier Shout Out

Videographer – Matt Grainger

DJ – Cheshire Wedding DJ

Hair and Make Up – Sarah Meredith

Dress – Wed2B

Suits – Moss Bros

Wedding Cars – Horgans

Strings – Northern String Quartet

Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at Shrigley Hall for looking after Me on the day and for letting Me have free reign around the venue for photos! Also thank you to the catering team for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food.

2018 Winter Weddings and 2019 Bookings Now Being Taken

2018 October, November and December have great availability for winter weddings and I have started taking bookings for 2019. Thank you all for keeping me on this awesome path and if you haven’t booked yet feel free to get in touch!

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King Street Townhouse Wedding // Lu and Chris

married couple stand on the roof of king street townhouseWhen I first met up with Lu and Chris and they told me their story I totally fell in love with these guys as a couple. They told me about the cool ideas for the wedding, the Game of Thrones theme and then the venue! It has long been on my list to photograph an awesome King Street Townhouse Wedding and then up pop Lu and Chris.

Bridal Prep at King Street Townhouse

When I arrived at King Street Town House the girls were getting ready in one of the hotels 40 rooms. With each room individually styled and decorated it really adds to the luxurious feel of this Italian renaissance building which was the previous home to the Manchester Salford Trustees Bank.

With the girls popping champagne and Kerrang! on the TV it really set the bar and the tone for the day!

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King Street Town House Wedding Ceremony

Chris and Lu chose the stunning 6th floor lounge and south terrace for their wedding ceremony. This stunning room with terrace overlooking Manchester is the absolute perfect setting for any city centre wedding of up to 100 guests. Alternatively for smaller weddings King street townhouse boasts two other small hubs with wooden flooring and traditional wall panelling are perfect for smaller ceremonies.brides father walks her down the isle at king street town housebride and groom during ceremony at manchester weddingBride and groom at King street townhouseexchange of rings during king street townhouse ceremonybride and groom share a moment during wedding ceremonyring exchange during king street townhouse wedding

Game Of Thrones Wedding Styling

So Lu and Chris won’t mind me telling you that they are self confessed geeks but I love that. When we met we chatted all about Star Wars, Tattoos, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and most importantly, the show that forged the relationship between this stunning couple, Game Of Thrones! After meeting at a friends house party back in 2008 neither of the pair thought anything of it but 5 years later meeting again via facebook and chatting over a mutual love of Game Of Thrones is what kickstarted the relationship so it would have been rude not to have this theme running through the wedding which can be seen from details down to table names and bottles of “wildfire” as favours.Black Wedding Cake InspirationGame Of Thrones Table Plan Inspiration

When it came to tattoos Lu was very much all about having these on display on the wedding day and you can see how incredibly stunning she looked in her dress. Chris however was in the process of having laser removal for a tattoo on his hand which I was told was a Vegas Special. From what I am told Lu and Chris and a few friends all got matching tattoos out in Vegas and even under the advice of his wife to be to not tattoo his hand he went for it!tattooed bride and bouquet

City Portraits and The Roof Terrace

From arriving in the morning and spending time with Lu and her girls I knew that the cold January wouldn’t be an issue for getting these guys outside for some cool (in every sense of the word) portraits. We managed to get out on the roof which gives perfect views across Manchester City Centre and of the spires and clock tower of the town hall. These views and the mix of  Chimneys and rooftops over the beautiful skyline is one of the main reasons to have a King Street Townhouse Wedding. Later in the evening before the party really started we managed to head out into the city for more shots and the cold didn’t stop these two.bride and groom kiss outside king street townhouseManchester bridal portraitbride and groom portraits on the streets of manchesterBride and Groom on the roof of King Street TownhouseWinter wedding portraits on the roof of Manchesters King Street TownhouseWinter wedding portraits on the streets of manchesterWinter wedding portraits in ManchesterBride and Groom share a kiss in ManchesterManchester wedding photography

Rock and Roll on The 6th Floor

The evening party was brought in by good friend and awesome DJ Tom Hardwick. With Lu and Chris being self confessed metal heads (even

Chris’ mum was asking for slayer) Tom was the clear choice. Not only does he know his stuff when it comes to keeping a dance floor packed when you ask him to spin headbanging metal tunes it will be one hell of a party, and from what I hear later in the night Lu slipped on her dress and while trying to save her prosecco managed to cut her hand creating what she affectionately calls her wedding battle scar. Total Rock and Roll wedding story right there!

Battle scars aside Lu and Chris were the perfect couple to work with in the cold January and I am sure they as much fun as I did while shooting this awesome King Street Townhouse Wedding. Congratulations guys and all the best!

Father of the bride gives a speech Father of the brides speech Bride and father share a moment during speeches groom gives a speech at Manchester Wedding Bride laughs at grooms speech grooms speech at king street townhouse Grooms sister gives a speech at Manchester wedding Bride and Groom cut into game of thrones wedding cake First dance at king street town house wedding First dance at Manchester Winter Wedding bridesmaid lets loose on the dancefloor dancefloor party at Winter wedding bride and bridesmaids do shots at winter wedding

Getting Married at King Street Town House

The team at King Street Town House will do whatever it takes to give you the perfect wedding day. From arranging private hire of the 6th floor terrace  all the way through to going all out and having exclusive use of the entire house, 40 bedrooms and access to the infinity pool and spa area for you and all your guests. When it comes to food King Street Town House chefs know how to put on a spread. From delicious hog roasts to BBQ on the heated terrace of the 6th floor or the finest dining experience to afternoon tea they have it all worked out.

If you have decided on King Street Town House for your wedding  then please do get in touch!

The Oak Tree Of Peover Wedding // Rae and Adam

The Oak Tree Of Peover Wedding // Rae and Adam

Bride and Groom share a moment in front of The Oak Tree Of PeoverWhen I first met Adam and Rae I knew instantly that this would be a super cool, laid back and fun Oak Tree Of Peover wedding and it didn’t disappoint. Setting the date for Friday the 13th for most couples would be a complete no go but for Rae and Adam it just added to the unconventional elements of the wedding.

As mentioned, yes, these guys tied the knot on Friday the 13th. So hoping nothing could go wrong the day started with the bride and her bridesmaids arriving on a mini bus to get ready at The Oak Tree Of Peover. Upon arrival all was well up until the bride received a text message showing how one of the mini bus doors had fallen off. Yep IT FELL OFF! This was just the start of things that could potentially cause a problem as Rae informed me her dad was in hospital with broken ribs and a possible collapsed lung and may not make it to the Oak Tree Of Peover wedding!

Friday the 13th and The Suspense

Ceremony time rolls around and Adam nervously awaits his school sweetheart underneath an archway he hand made from copper pipe which was just one part of the details that the couple had made themselves. It wasn’t always that way though as we were all reliably informed during the speeches. Apparently Adam went to prom with another girl but left with Rae so it all worked out in the end.

Back to Adam waiting patiently and still unsure if Rae’s dad would be making it to the wedding and with 3 minutes to the ceremony he strolls in to the bridal prep room to give his daughter the biggest hug and to wish her luck before he takes his seat. Thats right he took his seat as another part of this non traditional day was that Adam was to meet his bride at the top of the isle and they would walk each other down to be married which I thought was such a beautiful touch.

Thunder Storms and Sunny Spells

The forecast had been threatening The Oak Tree of Peover wedding all day with rain and after the week we had with incredible weather it seemed nothing could put a dampener on the day. With glorious sunshine throughout the ceremony and drinks reception giving us plenty of time to explore the beautiful surroundings that The Oak Tree Of Peover has. The weather didn’t last but if there was a perfect time for rain it hit during the meal then cleared out for the speeches and the reception meaning everyone could enjoy the grounds again.

With the cake cutting and first dance appearing out of nowhere Chicks with Decks brought The Oakree of Peover Wedding fully into the party spirit keeping the dancefloor occupied well into the night.

Check out the pictures below and the links for any suppliers at the bottom!

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Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at The Oak Tree of Peover who looked after me on the day, kept me hydrated and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos! Also thank you to the catering team at Olive Tree Catering for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food, Chicks with Decks for bringing the party and to the team at Flossies for the incredible venue dressing!


2018 Winter Weddings and 2019 & 2020 Bookings Now Being Taken

2018 is pretty much booked for summer but October, November and December have great availability for winter weddings and I have started taking bookings for 2019 and 2020. Thank you all for keeping me on this awesome path and if you haven’t booked yet feel free to get in touch!

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Preston Pre Wedding Shoot // Freya and Ben

Preston Pre Wedding Shoot // Freya and Ben

Engaged couple laugh and joke with each other during pre wedding shootRecently I headed out for a Preston Pre wedding shoot with Freya and Ben ahead of their Bartle Hall wedding. We met up at Freya’s parents house and headed out to the local park where we wandered, took photos and Freya and Ben told me all the stories of how they met and what brought them together.

Preston Pre Wedding Shoot

As we walked and talked we inevitably talked about plans for the wedding and honeymoon. With a church service followed by the reception at Bartle Hall it is set to be an incredible day and party. Names such as Red Floral Architecture and Six15 Events were dropped into conversation which got me even more excited for this amazing couples wedding.

School Yard Sweethearts

Being such a young couple but clearly totally besotted with each other Ben told me about how him and Freya met at school where he tried everything he could to impress Freya and eventually it worked. Having been together since school and barely leaving each others side with Freya’s parents inviting Ben to move in with them when he and Freya set up their greengrocers business the next step was Ben popping the question.

Check out the images from the Preston Pre wedding shoot below and keep an eye on the blog for the wedding later in the year!

Engaged couple stand in field of daffodils Preston Pre Wedding Shoot Preston couple share a kiss under an archway Couple share a moment on preston pre wedding shoot Couple holding hands share a giggle during the pre wedding shoot Bartle Hall wedding photographer preston couple on pre wedding shoot Preston wedding photography Couple share a kiss during engagement shoot young couple embrace during preston pre wedding shoot Couple silhouette through the trees

Never Stop Learning – Eaves Hall Photography Workshop

Bridal couple at eaves hall shot with off camera flashPhotography Workshops – Never Stop Learning

Towards the start of the year I was lucky enough to attend a photography workshop run by the super talented Neil Redfern at Eaves Hall. I have done a few workshops over the past fer years and there is always something new to learn, skills to enhance or even just to solidify existing knowledge. I am a massive advocate of pushing yourself and always wanting to better yourself which was why I chose to attend the workshop run by Neil.

Creative Portraits and Lighting

The main reason I wanted to attend Neil’s workshop is because in the wedding industry he is well known for his creative portraits and lighting techniques, something I have been using but wanted to get better at and where better to go than Eaves Hall for a workshop with a master of creative lighting. I cannot recommend Neil highly enough as a tutor for the creative work as he simplifies everything and makes understanding it all so easy.

Eaves Hall at Night

Another reason for attending the workshop was the venue. In the heart of The Ribble Valley in Clitheroe Eaves Hall is an amazing wedding venue which I will take any opportunity to revisit. Such a beautiful place which was the perfect setting for the workshop with loads of cool spaces to be creative and create beautiful images.


Massive thanks to Neil Redfern for teaching us all some awesome tips and tricks!


Bridal couple int the snooker room at Eaves hall Creative portrait in the snooker room at eaves hall Eaves Hall creative portrait Creative Eaves Hall Wedding Portrait Eaves Hall mirror reflection Bridal portraits outside Eaves Hall Magmod creative lighting Creative eaves hall portrait made using lighting modifiers Silhouette of wedding couple at eaves hall Eaves hall at night Creative bridal portrait at eaves hall

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Ramsbottom Wedding Photography, A Christmas Wedding // Danny and Lauren

Ramsbottom Wedding Photography

Sometimes taking a wedding booking so close to Christmas is a difficult decision to make but when your friend of over 10 years asks you to be the person to shoot the wedding its a no brainer. Getting to do the Ramsbottom Wedding Photography for a close friend is an honour and one not to be taken lightly.

Christmas Winter Wedding In Ramsbottom

Danny and Lauren chose to get married just 3 days before Christmas. What a way to start the festive period than with gathering family and friends to celebrate with you while you marry your best friend. The celebrations started early in the morning with Lauren and her sisters and bridesmaids at home with bubbles flowing while they did hair and make up. This was followed by a beautiful and personal service at greenmount church culminating in mince pies and mulled wine rather than traditional canapes.

Photobombed By Father Christmas

Ramsbottom is a truly beautiful little town and getting to take advantage of this for portraits was such great fun. After the ceremony we took a short ride down to the train station before heading up to the civic hall  for speeches, wedding breakfast and to party in to the early hours. During the portrait session we were lucky enough to get a surprise visit from the Santa Express and a cheeky wave from the man himself. The civic hall was the setting for the rest of the day with speeches followed by fantastic food. Lauren’s dad started the speeches with a few embarrassing stories however it was Danny’s best man Ste with the full on character assassination that everyone in fits of laughter.

With this being a December wedding the light faded fast into the night which gave me some great time to create some unique and creative portraits which you can see in the gallery below.

Congratulations again to Danny and Lauren and thank you for having me there to capture your special day!

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Lancashire Wedding Photography // The Whitaker // Amy and Oona

Same sex couple wedding day in lancashireLancashire Wedding Photography // Amy and Oona

In the middle of May I had the pleasure of conducting the Lancashire wedding photography for Amy and Oona. With Olivia Whittaker alongside as the second shooter we spent our day with the gorgeous pair photographing the intimate Lancashire wedding.

Starting off with the morning prep I spent my time with Oona and her family at The Red Lion in Hawkshaw while Olivia spent her time with Amy at the home she shares with Oona. It was the day of the Royal Wedding so both parties had this on in the background and spent a little time taking interest in the dress and who was arriving ans what they were wearing but then it was time to shift focus to their day.

An Intimate Wedding at The Whitaker

The wedding was to take place at The Whitaker in Rossendale. The Whitaker is an awesome little space and is found in the heart of Rossendale, Lancashire. I can totally see why these two picked this as their venue. For a small intimate wedding The whitaker is a beautiful space, holding limited weddings each year the quirky space is certainly the place for it.

Before the ceremony the two girls wanted a first look before they walked each other down the isle and this set all the emotions flowing. This became a strong part of the day as during the speeches there wasn’t a dry eye in the room as both fathers gave beautiful and heart wrenching speeches and I am not ashamed to admit it caught me off guard and I too had a little cry.

Make sure you check out some of the shots from the day below. We also went into Manchester for a Pre Wedding shoot which you can see HERE.


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Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at The Whitaker for looking after Olivia and I on the day and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos and letting us have a nosey into the exhibitions!

2018 Winter Weddings and 2019 & 2020 Bookings Now Being Taken

2018 is pretty much booked for summer but October, November and December have great availability for winter weddings and I have started taking bookings for 2019 and 2020. Thank you all for keeping me on this awesome path and if you haven’t booked yet feel free to get in touch!

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Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photography // Kaylie and James

Samlesbury Hall Wedding // James and Kaylie

Newly married couple stand for portraits outside the front of Samlesbury HallNo words can describe this Samlesbury Hall Wedding better than utterly raucous. The entire day felt like I was shooting my best friend’s wedding, and I mean that completely truthfully. James and Kaylie were so much fun and were totally relaxed the entire day- a total dream to work with!

Samlesbury Hall Wedding in Lancashire

The day started really early- I’m told that the bride was up and ready to go close to 6am! I thought it was really cute that the animals joined in the party while the Bride was getting ready. They got ready at the family home while the boys got ready round the corner at one of James’ friends. I assure you there were a few tears from Kaylie and her Dad as they got ready to leave. It was really very sweet. A classic Bentley was the car of choice to take them to the venue, a really nice touch- it felt very traditional. Kaylie’s dress was amazing too with a beautifully long train. The bridesmaids were dressed in dark blue gowns, which complimented the purple colour theme perfectly and the flowers by Flowers in Thyme.

I thought the venue was incredible. Samlesbury Hall is a historic house, now hotel, in Lancashire not far from Preston. It is teeming with history- originally built in 1325 and grade II listed. It is typically Tudor with characteristic a black and white patterned exterior. I must say, the colourful wedding party looked fantastic against this back drop. Oh, and apparently it is haunted which is always fun, until you have to wander around alone looking for places for cool portraits. The weather started off great, but as the day went on it just got worse and worse and eventually started raining pretty badly but this didn’t phase Kaylie and James who were more than happy to head outside for some portraits.

Confetti And Giggles

The wedding party was pretty small with about 75 guests. I love shooting big weddings of course, but smaller ones give me an opportunity to get to know characters and take some wonderful pictures which reflect personalities. The ceremony was beautiful and was full of laughs and smiles and Kaylie and James were like uncontrollable school children with the giggles. The speeches later in the afternoon were fantastic too, and there were lots of tears from the Bride again but in the best way.

A wedding with confetti is a photographer’s dream- and I had such fun taking snaps of the newly married couple walking through a sea of purple confetti. These are some of my favourite pictures from the day, but I think the best ones have to be the ones of the couple next the red gypsy caravan outside. There is just something about the plain red background which really just let’s them and their happiness shine through. The entire day was colourful, laid back and fun from start to finish, and I can’t help but think that this is indicative of the couple themselves.

To Kaylie and James, thank you for having me and I wish you all the best in your colourful future which I hope is full of happy-tears just like your special day.

Bridal make up being applied Bridal hair styling for a samlesbury hall wedding Bridal make up for samlesbury hall wedding bridal hair styling dog and cat wearing bow ties Father of the bride has his cravat fixed bride gets in her dress ahead of her wedding Tears from the bride as her dad sees her in her dress for the first time Father of the bride wipes away a tear Best man checks his speech before the wedding Groom arrives at Samlesbury Hall button hole being applied by a bridesmaid Guests gather at the historic samlesbury hall Bride arrives at Samlesbury Hall groom waits nervously for his bride Bride smiles as she is walked down the isle by her dad bride smiles at her groom as she arrives for wedding ceremony smiles and giggles during a Samlesbury hall wedding Samlesbury Hall wedding ceremony Kaylie and James exchange vows The exchange of rings at Samlesbury hall bride smiles during wedding ceremony at Samlesbury hall Over excited bride at Samlesbury hall as they exchange rings Happy couple are all smiles in their wedding ceremony bride and grooms first kiss as they are pronounced husband and wife bride and groom covered in confetti masses of confetti shower the bride and groom guests enjoy canapes at Samlesbury Hall Wedding portraits by the shepherds huts at samlesbury hall married couple share a kiss by the shepherds huts at samlesbury hall bridal portrait at Samlesbury hall Couples portraits in the halls at samlesbury married couple kiss outside the iconic walls at samlesbury bridal portrait using natural window light happy couple share a moment Father of the bride gets over excited during his speech bride hides her face in her hands during an embarrassing speech by dad Father of the bride speech bride and groom laugh during wedding speeches groom gives his wedding speech married couple have their first dance first dance in the banquet hall couple enjoy their first dance drunken groomsmen bust some moves on the dance floor groom and his best man on the dancefloor groom lifted up on the dancefloor by his groomsmen couple portrait with puddle reflection outside samlesbury

Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at Samlesbury Hall for looking after Steve, Matt and I on the day and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos! Also thank you to the catering team for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food.

2018 Winter Weddings and 2019 Bookings Now Being Taken

2018 is pretty much booked for summer but October, November and December have great availability for winter weddings and I have started taking bookings for 2019. Thank you all for keeping me on this awesome path and if you haven’t booked yet feel free to get in touch!

Contact Nik

Pryors Hayes Wedding // Becca and Jonny

Pryors Hayes Wedding // Becca and Jonny

What better way to spend new years eve than getting married! That is exactly what Becca and Jonny thought when they booked me to shoot their Pryors Hayes wedding on New Years Eve 2017. Personally I’m not a fan of going out on New Year, the inflated bar prices, double fare on your taxis so when you get asked to photograph a wedding and come along to an awesome party you just cant turn that down at all!

Arriving at Becca’s parents home in the morning for bridal prep I was given a warm welcome and it was clear Becca and the girls were extremely excited for the day ahead. It was a great pleasure to be able to work alongside Elle Knowles MUA and Ann Hutchinson Hair Stylist for the first time. After getting ready and exchanging gifts it was on to the church where I caught up with Becca’s groom Jonny. Nerves were creeping in a little but with the aid of his best men Jonny was kept calm for the beautiful service.

Rose Gold and Vintage Transport

The colour scheme for the big day was rose gold. This was something Becca was adamant on from day one so it seems. From bridesmaids dresses to the cuff links she bought for her dad to the venue decoration everything had a touch of rose gold to it and the added sparkle gave it that New Years Eve party vibe!

So its new year, you’re getting married and you and all your guests need to get from the church to the reception venue. No one wants to drive, it’s a party. What do you do? Hire two amazing vintage red busses from The Big Red Bus Co which have free flowing prosecco and beer! Keep the party going while on the road and I got invited along to document the journey which was AWESOME as I am a bit of a sucker for retro rides and vintage transport.

Pryors Hayes Wedding

Pryors Hayes is a bespoke wedding venue set in the heart of Cheshire in 120 acres of beautiful scenery. Recently refurbished styling itself with rustic oak beams and Edison bulbs the venue has an instant impact mixing its unique and rustic vibe with a beautiful elegance. Unfortunately due to the weather and the fast fading light we didn’t have chance to explore far but we did check out the private garden and when I return in 2018 I will be making the most of the golf buggies and the surrounding scenery.

Check out below the pictures from Becca and Jonny’s big day. Congratulations guys and thanks for having me along for an unforgettable NYE!


Bride receives a bunch of flowers on the morning of her wedding Bride to be becca checks her phone whilst getting ready Mother and Father of the bride open gifts on the wedding morning Creative photography of bride having her make up done for her Pryors Hayes Wedding Lipstick being applied for bride Bride checks her makeup on the morning of her wedding Father of the bride makes some last minute alterations of his speech bridesmaids assist becca into her wedding dress for her pryors hayes wedding Bride nervously putting on her wedding dress Bride clutches her dress as her bridesmaids fasten up bridesmaids button the final buttons on wedding dress Groom checks his watch at church as he waits for his bride groom shares a laugh with his best men as he waits for his bride best man applies buttonhole for groomsman groomsman has button hole fixed Groom waits nervously for his bride brides father helps her out of the wedding car Groom awaiting the arival of his bride Bride is walked down the isle by her father groom smiles as he sees his bride bride and groom share a smile during the service bride and groom exchange rings during the wedding ceremony Bride and groom sign the register bride and groom smile as they exit the church as newly weds Groom holds umbrella over his bride as they exit the church Bride enjoys a glass of prosecco on vintage bus Vintage bus on the motorway on its way to cheshire wedding reception Pryors Hayes Wedding Venue all ready for wedding reception Wedding cake at Pryors Hayes Wedding Venue Bride and Groom pose in front of vintage wedding transport Father of the bride gives a speech at Pryors Hayes father of the brides speech at Pryors Hayes Groom gives his speech at pryors hayes grooms speech at pryors hayes bride laughing during the speeches at her pryors hayes wedding bride wipes away a tear during her husbands speech Best man delivers his speech at Pryors Hayes bride and groom laugh at best mans speech creative couples portrait by Nik Bryant Photography at Pryors Hayes Award winning creative portrait at Pryors Hayes bride and groom cut the cake at Pryors Hayes bride and groom take to the dance floor at Pryors Hayes for their first dance Bride and Groom embrace on the dance floor Bride and groom share a kiss during their first dance Cake and brides shoes on display at Pryors Hayes drunk guests party on the dance floor wedding guest steals props from snapflash photobooth bridesmaid dancing with props from the photobooth

Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at Pryors Hayes for looking after Matt and I on the day and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos! Also thank you to the catering team for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food.

2018 Winter Weddings and 2019 Bookings Now Being Taken

2018 is pretty much booked for summer but October, November and December have great availability for winter weddings and I have started taking bookings for 2019. Thank you all for keeping me on this awesome path and if you haven’t booked yet feel free to get in touch!

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Didsbury Wedding Photography // Craig and Jess

Didsbury Wedding Photography // Craig and Jess

Married couple have their first kiss in the blue room at Didsbury HouseEveryone loves Didsbury and a Didsbury Wedding right? I can tell you one thing you probably don’t love Didsbury nearly half as much as Jess and Craig. I think that the one thing I took away from this Didsbury wedding was that everything felt really local- the wedding party got ready at 11 Didsbury Park and the ceremony was held at Didsbury House hotel. The dress was from The White Closet on Burton Road. The cakes, and there was a lot of them, were from The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, another Didsbury hot-spot. Everything about it felt local and I really loved that.

Didsbury Wedding Photography

I got a few shots of both the bride and the groom getting ready in the morning which was really nice. Jess had three bridesmaids and you can tell from my photographs that there was a lot of love in the room. The bridesmaids were dressed in mint green Grecian numbers which looked stunning against the bride’s white dress and the pink/purples tones in the flowers. Everything had the fresh pastel colours of spring, and it was like a breath of fresh air.

I must say the vibe with the groom was much more relaxed with his two best men. Flowers were a big part of this wedding, they were done by Sian at The Flower Lounge. She really outdid herself. They felt really wild and natural by the use of thistles, roses and freesias. They looked stunning in the bride’s hair and dotted around the room where they would be married. I love working with the guys at The Flower Lounge, make sure to check them out if you are looking for a florist!

House Party Vibes at  Eleven Didsbury Park

The wedding party walked over to the venue which was a nice touch while I took some snaps of the guests arriving. They had organised the Northern String Quartet to play for the arrival and throughout the day. This felt lovely and traditional, and mixed up in the gorgeous setting of the Georgian featured Blue Room at Didsbury House Hotel it gave the whole experience a vintage, bygone feel. The ceremony kicked off at 2pm and there were certainly a few tears. It was just beautiful, and a pleasure for me to shoot. They had a relaxed hand-fasting ceremony where the two mothers tied the ribbon around the happy couple. Fun Fact: This is where ‘tying the knot’ comes from- it is a Celtic tradition where families would literally tie two clans together through marriage.

I really enjoyed working alongside Michael from Satin Pictures who was on videography too. We worked late into the evening as things move on to the meal and finally the party afterwards which had a very relaxed, almost house party type feel. The venue isn’t massive, so everything felt really intimate and close. This one was most certainly up there with one of my favourites, so thank you to Jess and Craig for letting me be part of you Didsbury House Wedding.

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Thank You

Thank you so much to the team at Didsbury House and Eleven Didsbury Park for looking after Matt and I on the day and for letting us have free reign around the venue for photos! Also thank you to the catering team for looking after us and hooking us up with some real tasty food. Big shout out to Matt Grainger for second shooting for me!

2018 and 2019 Bookings Now Being Taken

2018 is now 75% booked and I have started taking bookings for 2019. Thank you all for keeping me on this awesome path and if you haven’t booked yet feel free to get in touch!

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