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Today’s wedding is beautifully simple, classic and elegant. Katherine and Scott make such a charming couple – their style is honest and timeless, and their wedding uses flowers to create a really romantic and summery atmosphere.

English summer wedding at Shrigley Hall in Cheshire with John Mottershaw Photography (50)

The images are stunning: they’re by Peak District wedding photographer John Mottershaw, who shares a glowing review from the happy couple (at the end of the feature). Discover more from lovely John here:

John Mottershaw Photography: Contact & bookings

www.JohnMottershaw.com
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Words & images: John Mottershaw Photography at Shrigley Hall, Cheshire

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Katherine and Scott have been together for many years. They really were meant to be! That just shone out throughout the day. Such a lovely couple and family to work with.

As a photographer I adore beautiful light and the sunlight on that day in early June was possibly the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen. The colours and the sunshine were sublime, particularly in the morning, and it really was the perfect day for a wedding and for a wedding photographer.

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Yesterday we featured Verity and Tom’s intimate Chester wedding ceremony… so today I’m thrilled to be sharing the fabulous images from their wedding reception at Nunsmere Hall. The flowers are divine, Verity and her bridesmaids are beautiful and the guys look awesome too! They had a lovely blessing at a church in Tarporley, and then went onto the gorgeous Nunsmere Hall.

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Wedding photographer Lucy (Clara Cooper Photography) told me, “This was one of the best weddings I shot this year, the people were wonderful, Verity & Tom were so in love, and they really did go ALL out, the flowers (just WOW), the table settings, even the absolutely stunning gifts, all engraved with a birch leaf, (Verity’s second name), the day was filled with personal touches which made it so special. The sun shone all day long, they had a live musician who was AMAZING and he played every instrument you can imagine. There were beautiful family portraits, champagne in the gardens, and a stunning wedding breakfast. Following this they partied hard into the night.”

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When it comes to city chic weddings, I think Chester is one of the very best locations for its unique and charming character… and a stroll through the city is almost obligatory for your wedding album! Gorgeous Verity and Tom made the most of this super location with a 2 day wedding celebration: day 1 was an intimate ceremony and lunch with close family, and day 2 is coming up tomorrow!

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I do love the idea of an intimate marriage followed by a party the day after… it sounds and looks perfect! I also love the idea of taking the pressure off the main wedding day by having a very personal ceremony first. Verity & Tom got married on a Friday at Chester registry office, followed by a lovely stroll down to the River Dee for some fun portraits with their family and friends and then lunch and drinks in the sunshine!

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Day 2 – where the gorgeous couple had a blessing and a fabulous wedding party – will follow tomorrow. In the meantime please enjoy the wonderful pics of their intimate Chester wedding. They’re by Clara Cooper Photography whose beautiful photography you can discover more of here:

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Suki and Patrick’s wedding is a blast of colour to brighten all of our days: their fabulous sunflowers, vibrant pink and purple hydrangeas and exciting summer florals are so perfect! They take me right back to those long summer days and warm evenings where the sunset lasts forever…

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Images are by North West wedding photographer Chelsea Shoesmith, who told us a little about today’s gorgeous wedding:

The day was fabulous from start to finish. Patrick and Suki booked me via email as they live in Vietnam and so it wasn’t until they arrived in England that I got to meet them and hear about all of their great plans. The venue was dripping in beautiful floral arrangements by Verdure. They did a fantastic job and I love how vibrant everywhere looked. Every guest was wowed!

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Good morning, beautiful! I’d like to share something a little different with you this morning, if I may? This stunning styled boho shoot comes from gorgeous Gawsworth Hall in Cheshire, and from wedding photographers Boho Lane.

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The snowy grounds are gorgeous; the styling creative, alternative and fresh. I adore dried flowers, especially for a winter wedding – and the grasses and lavender are just divine. I also LOVE seeing couples in non-traditional outfits… so the boho dress, faux fur coat and our groom’s more casual look are pretty damn perfect for me.

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Boho Lane is a new business launching on Friday, with two established photographers joining forces to create something which promises to be pretty awesome. For details on the launch party see the poster at the end of today’s feature!

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Gemma & Andy are an upcoming bohemian style wedding photography business based in Cheshire. They’re both established wedding photographers, friends for a good few years, and have come together to create Boho Lane.

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It’s been years since I was at Styal Lodge – I remember visiting when the English Wedding Blog was a baby (we’re 6 years old now! how time flies!) – and Styal stole my heart as a luxurious, blank canvas wedding venue. It’s kind of amazing to be showing you a stunning wedding from Styal Lodge today, courtesy of my lovely friend Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography.

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The gorgeous couple who are English Wedding Blog’s favourite bride and groom today are Laura & Jon. They look amazing; they’ve shared a fabulous story of their day which you can read after all the images today. Laura told me they spent more on “small details which made a big impact. We hired our name in lights (MR & MRS Rothwell) from the Word is love which everyone commented on. Some people asked us where we were going to put the lights after the wedding. We were gutted we had to give them back!

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Hey lovely! Today I have a 1920s inspired wedding for you – a gorgeous little dose of glamorous vintage with a beautiful bride and super handsome groom. Rachel and Mike are brilliant – they styled their Chester wedding creatively with suppliers found online. Rachel designed the stationery herself and it’s fabulous.

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Rachel’s love of the 1920s era flowed through the wedding day – first there was the dress, and then came the ‘silent movie’ idea. The invitations and place settings were inspired this way, and even the chalkboard style table numbers and bunting came from the silent movie idea.

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Images are by Rosie at Ragdoll Photography, who gets a great review from our bride and groom. They had an engagement shoot in February and by the time their wedding came around they said they felt as though they’d known Rosie for ages – which really makes the images of the day look relaxed and fun!

You can find out more about Rosie here:

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Here Comes The Bride… as tunes go this one’s a classic, and generally expected as the bride enters, right? So how about the James Bond theme tune for the groom to walk down the aisle?! I LOVE this idea as I love so many things about Carla and James’s Thornton Manor wedding.

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Not least in my extensive list of loves today are the images – some of the very, very best by top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley Photography. Chris is a friend and a master of his craft, working alongside lovely Claire to give you an exceptional wedding photography experience. Find out more here:

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Carla is an incredibly beautiful bride, whose dress from Tilly Annas of Cheshire is sooo perfect for her wonderfully sophisticated style.

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The wedding day mixes traditional and contemporary elements without ever losing the overall glamorous atmosphere which is a given at the magnificent Thornton Manor wedding venue. You’ll LOVE this!

 

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Who’s in the mood for a special treat this lovely afternoon? Because – it’s your lucky day, I have just the thing! Described as ‘the happiest bride on the planet’ and incredibly beautiful, Steph married her soulmate John a few weeks ago in rural Staffordshire – and I can’t resist showing you their wedding!

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The gorgeous couple married at Domvilles Farm guest house, which is the most charming rural setting you can imagine. The cherry blossom was still at its very best and the details of the day were chosen to compliment the season. There’s pretty gypsophila and a delicate rose bouquet; a naked cake complete with Wookie (click the ‘see more’ link for that one!), handwritten chalk board menu and table plan and a gorgeous teepee…

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Images are by lovely wedding photographer Simon Biffen (based in Somerset), who you’ll find here:

http://simonbiffenphotography.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.simonbiffenphotography.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/simonbiffenphoto
http://english-wedding.com/tag/simon-biffen-photography

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Often a wedding will catch my eye for its simple elegance – there is sometimes a sparkle, a hint of beauty in the images which I can’t put a finger on. Theresa and Anastasios’s big day is one of those. They were married at Statham Lodge earlier this year and focused on a simple, classy celebration for their friends and family to enjoy.

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I adore the images of Theresa with her little boy – she’s such a beautiful bride I couldn’t resist sharing all the most loving moments of this wedding day with you. Grab a tissue as well as a cuppa, because there might be a few tears!

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Images are by lovely wedding photographer Jo Bradbury. Find out more about Jo and see more of the weddings she’s photographed here:

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Enjoy today’s lovely real wedding!
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The English Wedding Blog interview: Theresa and Anastasios

Your wedding photographer’s website:

Jo Bradbury at http://www.jobradbury.co.uk/

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I can imagine today’s beautiful bride and gorgeous groom hand-delivering invites on their bicycles… probably because of the charming, quirky bicycle table plan and their thrifty tips for saving on postage! Danielle and Danny are fantastic: full of ideas and inspiring advice, and I know you’ll adore their wedding.

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The venue is Cheshire’s fabulous Rookery Hall; the images are by Liverpool wedding photographer David Walters. Highlights of today’s real wedding include a divine bouquet with hydrangeas and lots of lush greenery. I adore the portrait images in the grounds of Rookery Hall and the rustic touches Danny and Danielle added to personalise the venue.

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A wonderfully rustic and personal wedding at Rookery Hall: Danielle + Danny

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Our wedding story: Danny and Danielle

Wedding photographer’s website:

Liverpool wedding photographer David Walters – http://www.dwliverpoolphotography.co.uk

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I love a Pixies wedding… there will always be those ‘wow’ photographs – and for Steven and Sara there were so many. Today’s real wedding on the blog is a fun celebration full of brilliant ideas. Sara wears a Stella York gown, and Steven’s Next suit looks perfect… they’re a fab couple, as creative as they are gorgeous and I know you’ll adore their wedding!

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My favourite idea from their wedding is the table plan, accompanied by polaroid pics of every guest with the instruction to “Find You”! – I love this! And there’s so much more… the jenga guest book, wedding signpost, the amazing flowers and glorious portraits taken in woodland at Abbeywood Estate.

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Thanks to Steven and Sara for sharing their day, and to fab Manchester wedding photographers Pixies in the Cellar. Do check them out:

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Onto the wedding… watch out for those ‘wow’ moments!
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