Adlington Hall & Gardens
Adlington Hall is the perfect place for a wedding, nestled in the Cheshire countryside with over 160acres of beautiful landscape, which was ideal for Lisa + Jonathan’s relaxed wedding, most of the guests were outside wondering around the maze and gardens and soaking in the beautiful landscape and the spectacular great hall. The great hall is was built in 1420 and it’s the oldest part of the building, and idea space for guests to relax in during canapés and bubbles.
Preparations started for Lisa + Jonathans’ wedding way back in March when we took a trip out in the freezing afternoon light to Alderley Edge to fire a few rounds off as a practice for the big day, this gave Lisa + Jonathan an insight in to how we photograph and what our approach to photographing their wedding would be, it’s always a great opportunity to meet up and have a chat about all the finer details, there was a cozy pub right at the end of our walk which was ideal (not planned at all).
Here Comes The Bride
Lisa + Jonathan bravely moved house this month so moving house and planning a wedding in the same month called for a glass or two of fizz on the morning of the wedding, I imagine Lisa found the morning preparations to be quite relaxed after the week or so before hand when they were moving house. Mum had the ironing board up and ready for any creases and the speakers where practicing their speeches around various points of the house, so it was all systems go in the morning. We won’t mention moving mum ornaments from the mantel piece to photograph the shoes… we will keep that quiet.
Arriving In Style
Lisa + Jonathan married at All Saints Parish Church in Cheadle so they need transport throughout the day, their choice was a Bentley called Phoebe. It was great to meet Klassic Car, we wish you all the best next week when your daughter get’s married.
The Great Hall at Adlington Hall
We meet up with Lisa + Jonathan a couple of weeks before the wedding to have a walk round the venue as we hadn’t photographed a wedding at Adlington Hall before, when we arrived we were meet by their amazing staff who are so so friendly and nothing is to much trouble. It really helped having a walk round and to be shown all the wonderful locations and opportunities for photographs around the great hall and gardens. On the day of the wedding we took full advantage, we didn’t want Lisa + Jonathan to feel rushed or to not get time with their guests so we were strategic in when we took the couple off for photographs so it felt like they also had time to enjoy the day. We are really happy with the couples portrait photographs and can’t wait to shoot at Adlington Hall again soon.
A Party with ManyTones
Adlington Hall was dressed to perfection, Lisa did a lot of the decorating herself, sending Jonathan all the way to Stoke to collect all the books which formed a big part of the centre pieces on the tables, the theme they chose really suited to room and complimented the lodge feel that the Hunting Lodge has for the reception. In the evening the room was turned round and it was all systems go, a photobooth was setup in the bar area for guests to enjoy whilst the room was being turned around. The band were great, The Manytones enterained the guests well into the night and when we were leaving everyone was going hard on the dancefloor to Amy Winehouse.
Big Shout to everyone involved in this amazing wedding:
Makeup Artist: Patrick
Hair Stylist: Rob – Pure Essence Hairdressing
Florist: Cheshire Flowers www.cheshireflowers.co.uk
Transport: Klassic Cars – http://www.klassiccars.co.uk
Wedding Dress: Dress the Bride – https://www.dressthebride.co.uk
Band: The Manytones – manytonesmusic.co.uk
Harpist – Rachael Gladwin – http://www.rachaelgladwin.co.uk/
Caterers: Barretts – https://www.barrettseventcaterers.com/
Photobooth: Party Snaps Photos – partysnapsphotos.com