Charlie and Dan’s pretty vintage wedding at Shrigley Hall, Cheshire, with Jonny Draper Photography

Today’s real wedding features a stunning short-haired brunette, the lovely Charlie, who wears a bird cage veil and Paloma Blanca wedding dress. The stationery is all home made, and yet this wedding at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire looks wonderfully elegant and stylish – you will LOVE it!!

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When Charlie first got in touch with me I was so excited – her photos are just stunning, as is she – and just as excitingly her wedding photographer is the lovely Jonny Draper. I’ve featured Jonny’s work on the English Wedding Blog lots of times (more here:, and I have the biggest admiration for how he works: Jonny’s built his wedding photography business on friendship. Seriously – if you’re getting married in the north west then you need to meet with Jonny for a chat and you’ll see what I mean! Charlie and Dan describe him as ‘incredible‘ – what more do you need to know?!

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Huge thanks and congratulations to beautiful bride and gorgeous groom Charlie and Dan, and thank you lovely Jonny Draper for sharing images of such an amazing wedding with us all today. Enjoy!
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Our wedding report: Charlie & Dan

Wedding photographer’s website:

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

He was incredible! Such fun, extremely talented and practically invisible on the day!

Wedding venue:

Shrigley Hall Hotel

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

A prefect day celebrating our love filled with of fun, smiles, laughter and DANCING!

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?

OMG they are stunning! Everyone is smiling in every picture!!

Your wedding style and theme:

Pretty wedding with a vintage travelling theme

Any happy tears on the day?

NONE!!! Strictly NO tears!!

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

14 wonderful months & enjoyed every minute

Best bit of budget advice?

Have a spreadsheet!

Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:

All handmade by me with a travelling theme

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?


Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:

Paloma Blanca purchased from the divine Timeless Bride in Poynton, Cheshire

Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:

Pearls and simple

The groom wore:

Grey & ivory

Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?

THE most stunning blush pink short dresses with skirts so big they stood up on their own!

Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?


Wedding flowers:

Stunning, by Precious Things, Poynton

What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?


Wedding readings?

By mother in law and Dan’s uncle, very sweet

General styling – did your venue need much decoration?

Yes Lots! By us on the Thursday and Precious Things on the day

The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?

Designed by me, one of my highlights! It was everything I hoped it would be!


Guitarist from a local bar, Jay! Fab caricaturist 🙂

On the day tips and advice:

Step back and drink it in, it goes too fast! Enjoy every second!!

What’s the best thing about being married?

Being able to call my best friend my husband!

Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



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