Hiltop Country House WEddings

As a Wedding Photographer based in Cheshire, Hilltop Country House, on the outskirts of Prestbury, is one of our favourite locations to photograph a wedding and we were therefore delighted when James & Christina asked us to capture their Special Day for them at this stunning venue.

James & Christina sent us these kind words:

“Sandra & Steve made our wedding photography process so easy for us, from their first visit to discuss our requirements, right through to photography on the day and the pictures speak for themselves, they have produced an amazing album for us! Their friendly, efficient and professional service meant we had less to worry about along the way. Absolutely lovely people – a massive thank you from Mr & Mrs Lydon! ” 

We first met James and Christina back in May 2010 when we had the pleasure of photographing James’ brother’s wedding; James was one of the Ushers and Christina one of the bridesmaids.  We were then over the moon when we were contacted by James & Christina in June 2011 when they asked us to capture their wedding in June 2012 at Hilltop Country House.

Before we knew it their wedding day had arrived and we joined Christina early in the morning for bridal preparations where we were greeted by her 3 bridesmaids, one of which was Mary, our earlier bride, for whom Christina was a bridesmaid back in May 2010 so it was really good to see her again.

The bridal preparations were full of fun and laughter and we just knew it was going to be a great day.

Their ceremony took place at St Vincent de Paul RC Church in Altrincham, which was where we caught up with James and his groomsmen for their photographs beforehand.

James & Christina had arranged for an old London Red Bus to take their guests onto Hilltop Country House which was a lovely touch and were we joined the happy couple again.   As James & Christina made their way to the Hilltop Country House through the stunning gardens they were greeted by rapturous cheers from all their guests who were waiting for them.

Hilltop Country House  is set in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside and privately owned by Martin & Clare; both are so welcoming and go out of their way to make every couple and ourselves feel welcome.

James & Christina held their wedding breakfast in the stunning marquee and were thoroughly entertained by Simon William, Singer Entertainer who before long had everyone on their feet and singing along.

It really was a fantastic day, with a great bunch of people and an amazing couple.  The weather was great and we got some beautiful early evening bride & groom portraits when the light was perfect, we even managed to squeeze in a sunset photograph J

James & Christina – thank you for allowing us to capture your special day and it was great to see you again.

Below are a few of our favourite images from their special day.

Wedding invitation and details
Wedding dress with shoes
Brides jewellery and engagement ring
Bride having hair and makeup done
Bridesmaids waiting to see bride in her dress
St Vincent de Paul RC Church in Altrincham
Groom holds wedding rings
Groom with groomsmen in grounds of church
Bride arrives in wedding car and is greeted by bridesmaids
Bride walks down the aisle with her dad
Nervous groom waits for bride to arrive
The wedding ceremony in church
Bride and Groom say I Do
Bride and Groom standing at the altar saying their vows
After the wedding ceremony the Bride and Groom exit the church
Red bus to take guest to the wedding reception at Hilltop Country House
Guests showing Bride and Groom with confetti
Signs to the wedding reception venue
Hilltop Country House Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom walking and drinking champagne
Bride with bridesmaids laughing
Groomsmen picking up bride
Wedding party fun photograph
Bride throws her bouquet
Bride and Groom hold hands in the garden
Bride and Groom laughing
Bride and Groom looking at each other
Bride and Groom hold hands while the sun sets behind them
Beautiful sunset with the Bride and Groom
Hilltop Country House Wedding Photography
Wedding breakfast in the marquee at Hilltop
Wedding table favours
Guests laughing and having fun during the drinks reception
Wedding guests drinking chamgpagne
Guests clap the Bride and Groom as they enter the marquee
Singer entertains guests during the wedding breakfast
Wedding singer jokes with guests
Groom making his speech
Bride and Groom feed each other wedding cake
Bride and Groom enjoy their First Dance
Bride and Groom dancing and laughing