Holford Estate Wedding Photography

A beautiful wedding at The Holford Estate in the heart of the stunning Cheshire countryside

As a Holford Estate wedding photographer we absolutely love photographing weddings at the Holford Estate set in the gorgeous Cheshire countryside.

Now usually before shooting wedding photography at The Holford Estate we like to meet our clients for a chat. In this instance, John and Aisling live outside the area so booked us having just seen our images on our website.  They were confident that our style of photography was exactly what they were looking for.

The morning of the wedding

On the day of the wedding we arrived at The Holford Estate bright and early in order to catch some shots of the bridal and the grooms’ parties as they made their final preparations.

The Groom was getting ready at The Mill on The Holford Estate.  He was in very good hands with his groomsmen who included his best man and ushers.

The Bride and her bridal party were getting ready at The Barn on The Holford Estate. Aisling was accompanied by her five bridesmaids and everybody was in good spirits; we even spotted a little champagne on hand to help things along!

Aisling looked stunning in her Stephanie Allin wedding dress.  Her hair was styled by Jade at a local hairdressers and make up by make-up artist Clare Breen.  Flowers on the day were provided by Chloe Robinson designs.

Once ready the boys (who looked very handsome in petrol blue three piece suits) walked up to The Barn for the ceremony.

Now, to tell you a little more about The Holford Estate

It is a privately owned event venue surrounded by 130 acres of beautiful countryside sitting just outside Knutsford in Cheshire.  It really was the perfect venue for John and Aisling’s wedding day. The exclusivity of the venue and its picturesque surroundings gave us so many opportunities to take great photos of John, Aisling and their guests.

The Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony took place in Holford’s recently restored 18thcentury barn and was conducted by registrar Karen Dowding.

We love the details at weddings

Especially the little things that tell you something of your bride and grooms personalities. This was definitely the case with the readings that John and Aisling chose for their ceremony. ‘A Marriage’ by Mark Twain was read by Joe (Aisling’s brother) and ‘He’s not perfect’ by Bob Marley was read by Amanda (John’s sister) and gave the ceremony a wonderfully personal and authentic tone.

Drinks on the lawn

After the ceremony there was a fun confetti moment before John, Aisling and their guests enjoyed an elegant drinks and canapes reception on the beautifully manicured lawn with musical accompaniment from the Lochnager Ceilidh Band.

The wedding reception itself was held in a gorgeous marquee (we must say it looked amazing) set in the magnificent gardens of The Holford Estate. Catering provided by Samuel James Events with drinks provided by Escapde Bars.

Late evening sunshine

After the wedding breakfast everybody spilled outside to make the most of the late sunshine.  The evening entertainment started with a fun throwing of the bouquet followed by the cutting of a beautiful cake made by Claire Green Cakes. Then it was back to the Lochnager Ceilidh Band who saw that everybody was up and having a go at traditional Scottish dancing. It was so much fun! The DJ Mark Peters picked things up from there and ensured the dancefloor stayed packed for the rest of the evening.

A gorgeous, stylish and personal wedding at a stunning venue

Congratulations to John and Aisling for getting married and allowing us to tell the story of their day. We’ll finish this post with what Aisling and John had to say about their wedding photographs.

“Thank you so much for the wedding photos, they’re brilliant! Exactly what we wanted.”

Here are a selection of images from John and Aisling’s beautiful wedding

Holdford Estate hall and gardens
Groom and Groomsmen getting ready in the morning of the wedding
Brides wedding dress hanging from a beam and clever shoe picture with brides bouquet
Bride having her hair styled and makeup applied on the morning of the wedding
The bride and bridesmaids arriving at Holford Estate
Bride giving her bridesmaids gifts and having hugs
The Groom and Groomsmen walking up the lane to the ceremony
Groom with his Groomsmen
Bride getting into her wedding dress
Bridal grown details and wedding flowers
Bride in her wedding dress looking at herself in the mirror
Bride having a quite moment prior to the ceremony
Bridesmaids drinking champagne
The first look of a father seeing his daughter in her wedding dress while mum looks on
Bride walking down the aisle with her father
Bride and Groom exchange their wedding vows and rings
Holford Estate Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom make their way to the drinks reception to join their guests for the drinks reception
Bride and Groom being showered in confetti
Guests enjoying the drinks reception in the stunning gardens at Holford Estate
Wedding guests laughing and enjoying the group photographs
Bride and Groom relaxing with their guests
Bride and Groom walking through the gardens at Holford Estate
Bride and Groom enjoying a moment alone after they are married
Bride and Groom holding hands walking through the beautiful gardens
Bride and Groom share a kiss after their ceremony
Bride and Groom having a cuddle on a bridge over a stream
Bride and Groom cuddling
Wedding breakfast at the Holford Estate in the marquee
Wedding guests enjoying the afternoon drinks on the lawn
Wedding guests laughing during the speeches
Bride and Groom laughing during the wedding speeches
Wedding guests enjoying the evening sunshine
The bride throwing her bouquet with her grandfather joining in
All the wedding guests enjoying dancing a ceilidh
Bride and Grooms getting into the Ceilidh dancing and laughing
Evening buffet
Bride and Groom enjoying their first dance while their guest watch
Wedding guests enjoying the party and dancing

If you are considering holding your wedding or your wedding reception at The Holford Estate then please do contact us – we would love the opportunity to discuss your wedding photography requirements with you both in more detail.