Mandy & Paul’s gorgeous Abbeywood Wedding was quite possibly one of the most laid back events I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! Elegant in style and relaxed in nature, the whole day was amazing from beginning to end. We had incredible weather too - from beautiful blue skies and gorgeous low winter sun to torrential hailstorm downpours and bouncing rain all in the space of a few hours!
Mandy & Paul married in the drawing room in Abbeywood’s stunning house and their wedding breakfast & evening reception followed in the iconic Glasshouse which Mandy and her daughters dressed beautifully with a peacock theme.
Congratulations Mandy & Paul! Here are your wedding day highlights :)
How long have you been together? Eight years.
Why did you choose Abbeywood for your wedding? We chose Abbeywood because it’s a beautiful venue which offers so many choices for your wedding ceremony and it’s amazing gardens. Abbeywood is also local to us.
Tell me about your outfits and accessories - what did you love about them? : I wanted a dress with a difference, nothing traditional and very glitzy, which is just what I love. My hair accessory was hand made to match and my necklace and earrings were from Ted Baker - along with my shoes - chosen because of the colours. Ted Baker uses a lot of rose gold which tied in lovely with my dress.
Paul’s suit and shirt was also from Ted Baker.
What made you choose your decor and styling? Tell me about your flowers/florist: Our peacock theme was chosen by myself (Mandy). I wanted a different theme from the usual choices as again I love different and wanted ‘Elegant’. All the displays/decor and bouquet were made by myself and the venue decorated by myself with my two eldest daughters.
What was your first dance song and why? Our first dance was by Ellie Goulding ‘How long will I love you ‘, a lovely tune and words.
Did you have any entertainment? : A pianist played as we entered the ceremony, during the signing of register and on our way out of the ceremony. He then went onto play throughout our welcome drinks, canapés and wedding breakfast.
What was your favourite part of the day and why: ALL of it, it was just perfect and relaxed as planned.
What was it like working with Louise Jacob Photography? Lou is amazing, after researching and reading about photographers for weddings we contacted approximately 8, and for many reasons Lou stood out. She always contacted us promptly, even though we never met prior to our wedding day I felt I had known her for years, such a lovely lovely lady!
We loved the way Lou does a lot of natural shots, this way the guests were at ease, as well Lou shot the selected guests in posed photos too. Lou exceded our expectations and will certainly be recommending her.
Do you have any tips for future brides and grooms? Make it just the way you want it!
It’s your special day and don’t let anyone influence your decisions!
ABBEYWOOD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN CHESHIRE
Abbeywood Estate and Gardens
“A 45-acre family home nestling in the Delamere countryside, Abbeywood is the perfect Cheshire wedding venue. If you're planning your perfect Wedding Day, getting all the little details right is so important. You need a great location, plenty of space, access to the right facilities and of course, a price that is a good value.”
“Abbeywood is licensed for civil ceremonies with several beautifully appointed rooms available for your service, wedding breakfast and evening party. Exclusive use of all function spaces and stunning gardens. We can accommodate the most intimate wedding to the most lavish!
A wedding at Abbeywood is a unique experience. Our personal attention will create a bespoke and memorable day for you and all your guests.
We will work with you to make your dreams come true on the most special day of your life - that means getting every single detail right.”
If you are thinking about booking your wedding at Abbeywood like Mandy & Paul did, and if you would like a relaxed approach to capturing your day then please say hello, I would love to hear all your plans!