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Good morning! I thought I’d share something different with you today… kind of highlighting how amazing UK weddings can be, with a feature focusing on Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.

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Yesterday I shared Kelly and Ian’s amazing Peckforton Castle wedding on the blog, and I had some glorious images left over, which I really love and can’t resist sharing with you. So thank you to wedding photographer Mark Tierney once again for the beautiful images.

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Here is a peek at Peckforton Castle, inside and out. Below the images you’ll find links to some more real weddings at Peckforton Castle – one of my favourite UK wedding venues!
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Real weddings from Peckforton Castle

  • An Ian Stuart bride, a sophisticated ivory colour scheme and exquisite photography: Caroline and Peter’s Peckforton Castle wedding on the blog with images by Phil Drinkwater (from February 2010)
  • Kelly and Daniel’s wedding at Peckforton Castle – a blog post entitled “Owls at Weddings?
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Hi there! Another real wedding for you to enjoy this morning – and I’m going to jump straight in as Kelly and Ian’s big day needs no introduction. The images of their day are beautiful, and Kelly’s shared a fantastic wedding report which you’ll see towards the end of the blog post (it’s about three-quarters of the way down the page).

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It warms my heart to read about Kelly’s favourite wedding day moments. After talking about the incredible effort her dad made to prepare an amazing speech, she says,

I loved watching all of our friends and family enjoying themselves. You really can’t put a price on creating those memories.

The gorgeous wedding photographs are all by Yorkshire wedding photographer Mark Tierney, of Tierney Photography. Please leave a comment at the end of the blog post if you can – I’d love to hear from you and I know Kelly and Ian will too! Enjoy. Claire xxx

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Well hello! I’ll get the gushy stuff out of the way first.

Well this is a bit overwhelming, isn’t it? Little old me? Blogging on English Wedding? I am honoured, flattered and just a little bit excited, that I get to share everything about my forthcoming wedding and marriage with all of you lovely readers! Thank you all for your votes and your kind support. I hope I can pass on what I have learnt by immersing myself in wedding talk and wedding blogs and wedding decisions – over the past 2o months I have spent engaged to Richard – about love, marriage, weddings and life!

I’m a very organised girl – sometimes a little too organised (you’ll find out why very soon) – and I have wedding spreadsheets. And I love them. (Although I can’t wait to delete them one day and feel total liberation!) However I’ll spare you the spreadsheets, and instead start every post with the number of days until I become a Mrs!

So, starting off with a very nice round number…

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Peckforton Castle by top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley

Peckforton Castle shot by top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley

Peckforton Castle is one of my favourite wedding venues from all of those I’ve seen in my years in the wedding industry. For a classic English wedding with unique character and thrilling history, Peckforton is perfect.

Photographs of Peckforton Castle

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All photographs by www.ChrisHanleyPhotography.com
See a real wedding at Peckforton Castle from the English Wedding blog

Photographer thoughts on Peckforton Castle

Top UK wedding photographer Chris Hanley has kindly written a great review of Peckforton as a wedding venue: “Peckforton reminds me of the type of castle you’d see at an adventure theme park, bold and imposing with a ferrous luminosity to excite the eyes.

“When the weather’s dry, the front lawn is a great place to sip champagne and nibble on the impressive canapes. You have the option of a Peckforton birds of prey display too – ideal to entertain guests if you have plenty of time before the wedding breakfast.

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Everyone should have a wedding owl.

Yes. Owls at weddings. Everyone should have owls at weddings. Perhaps in the spirit of my wedding priority list published a few days ago I could say they were ‘optional extras’ or ‘luxury items’, even ‘fanciful’… but after seeing this, I’d invite an owl before my uncle Barry.*

This gorgeous wedding blog feature has two purposes:
1. To show off more out of this world wedding photography by the rather masterful Chris Hanley Photography and make my blog look amazing!
2. To let us all bask in pure luxury, enjoy and admire images of a wedding that is stunningly beautiful, and to share in that lifestyle for a moment or two.

With no further ado…

Bride and groom bears in cups

Wedding bears! These are so cute, I love how they're looking at each other!

Wedding day note

A scribbled note is a precious little memory to keep!

Wedding rings

Wedding rings reflecting on a sea of green

Groom portrait

Daniel looks fantastic - Portrait of a groom-to-be

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Checking the time... is it wedding o'clock? credit: Chris Hanley Photography

I have a wonderful wedding waiting in the wings. That’s how it feels, a little queue of the most amazing photographs of a luxury wedding, all ready for their turn on stage, in the limelight, on English Wedding this week. I’m excited…

…not least because Chris Hanley sent them to me! And he’s fab.

However, Chris sent lots of beautiful photographs and I couldn’t feature them all in one blog post, because it would be too long (I think he broke my record last time when I went from 20 to 30 images per post!) the problem being, they are all so damn good I can’t miss a single one.

So – I’m making you wait. I’m sorry. But it will be worth it. This little blog post is a bit of a teaser, then I’ll put a couple of exclusive photos on the English Wedding facebook page, there will be a full blog post of the wedding day and I’ll follow up with a venue feature on Peckforton Castle, where Kelly and Daniel got married just a few weeks ago.