The Lake and Fountain at Merrydale Manor


We were recommended to Jonny and Sara, and when they first got in touch with us a couple of years before their wedding, we were so thrilled.  They were planning a relaxed summer wedding which they could share with their friends and family at one of Cheshire’s stunning wedding venues, Merrydale Manor.  Jonny and Sara are the sweetest people, and we were so excited to photograph their wedding!

Here is Jonny and Sara’s wedding story.

The Morning of the Wedding

We started the day early when we joined Jonny and his groomsmen at Jonny and Sara’s home where they had stayed the night before.  Jonny and his friends were getting ready, and it was a really nice, chilled vibe.   Sara had brought Jonny a gift presented to him by the Best Man along with a handwritten message from his bride to be.  Having captured that special moment, we headed off soon after to join Sara and her bridesmaids at her parents’ house for the bridal preparations.  There was also a reciprocal gift for Sara off Jonny.

A Beautiful Wedding Ceremony

The wedding took place at in the Ceremony room at Merrydale Manor decorated with stunning cream floral displays. There were lots of laughter and tears of joy throughout, which was so wonderful. After the ceremony, there was a big cheer from everyone, and then the newlyweds walked down the aisle whilst their guests showered them with confetti – such fun. 

Ice Cream Anyone!

It was then time to relax with their guests and enjoy the champagne, canapés and of course ice cream. 

The wedding reception took place in the Merrydale Suite and surrounding grounds., which is simply stunning. 

It was a sunny day, albeit a tad windy and it was fantastic that Jonny & Sara could enjoy their drinks reception outside with their guests. While the guests enjoyed their ice creams, we wandered around the grounds with Jonny and Sara, creating fun and creative portraits. 

Happy wedding day signs
Groom Preparations in the morning of the wedding
Groom and Best Man
Bride opening her wedding gift
Father of the Bride seeing his daughter for the first time
Bride and her dad on wedding day
Bride getting in her wedding dress
Bridal bouquet with bride
Wedding ceremony room at Merrydale Manor
The Groom and his groomsmen
Groomsmen outside the ceremony room at Merrydale Manor
Guests making their way into the ceremony room
Groom and best man checking the time
Bride walking down the aisle with her father
Groom seeing the bride for the first time
Bride and groom getting married at Merrydale Manor
The Ceremony room at Merrydale Manor
Happy moment at the altar with the bride and groom
Walking down the aisle as a newlywed
Family group photo at Merrydale Manor
Guests eating ice cream
Bride serving ice cream to the groom at Merrydale Manor
In the gardens at Merrydale Manor
The Lake and fountain with the bride and groom
Old rustic barn door at Merrydale Manor
Happy fun with the bride and groom at Merrydale Manor
Walking hand in hand together
The staircase at Merrydale Manor
The toastmaster at Merrydale Manor
Fun with the wedding speeches
Wedding speeches at Merrydale Manor
Best man giving wedding speech
Guest watching the cake cut, very funny
Bride and grooms first dance together at Merrydale Manor
Dancing party with the guests
Wedding singer on the dance floor
Gorgeous sunset at Merrydale Manor

Into the night

Barretts Event Caterers provided a creative menu for Jonny & Sara’s wedding breakfast, which was very well received by all their guests – it was absolutely delicious. Afterwards, they had some hilarious and heart-warming speeches and then time for Jonny & Sara’s first dance.  A live band, which a huge hit provided the evening entertainment, and the dance floor was heaving.   As the night progressed, we always love a good sunset, and it was fantastic that Jonny & Sara wanted to take advantage of this too.

Merrydale Manor Weddings

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Let us tell the story of your day

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