Rachael and Ben tied the knot at the stunning Delamere Manor in Cheshire. This luxurious private home and grounds is one of the North West’s most spectacular exclusive use wedding venues. In fact it was recently awards the ‘North West’s Most Romantic Wedding Venue’ by the English Wedding Awards. And it certainly was a romantic event on this occasion. Best Day Ever, for this lovely couple. Little wonder then, that I was so excited to have been chosen to be their wedding photographer on the day.
I joined Rachael and her bridal party getting ready in the beauty room early in the morning. As a photographer, this space is so much fun. Luxurious dark furnishings, huge mirrors, deep shadows, pockets of directional light etc. It’s one cool spot for me. And the girls enjoyed the skilful attentions there too for hair and makeup. Gifts were given, bubbles were drunk and the day got off to a perfect start.
Ben and the boys had the luxury of the Bridal Suite for their preparations. Quite the aficionado of these things, chef Ben was loving the opportunity to share and smoke cigars, proudly stored in his bespoke humidor. It was all an education for me! Anyway, more gifts were exchanged and the chaps were soon ready to make their way to the ceremony.
Flexible wedding venue
Once home to Gary Barlow no less, Delamere Manor is exactly the standard of style and luxury that you might expect. There are four licensed outdoor ceremony spaces and a fifth under the retractable roof of the contemporary, glass-fronted courtyard. The weather on this day was typically British – couldn’t make up its mind. Thankfully the friendly and amenable team at Delamere Manor were able to quickly accommodate changing forecasts and our happy couple and their guests were treated to the fairy light canopy of the courtyard on this occasion.
Perfect party palace
There are lots of things that make weddings at Delamere Manor special: 100 acres of stunning grounds; a taste of luxury but with the home comforts of a kitchen, bar and lounge areas; exclusive use throughout for you and your guests; and – oh yes – a private nightclub on-site, complete with another bar and chill-out room! All this and more certainly makes for an unforgettable celebration – and that’s just what Rachael and Ben enjoyed.
I’ve put some links to the other suppliers on the day after the photos below, but I was so pleased to have been the wedding photographer at Delamere Manor, and I wish them both the very happiest of marriages. Congratulations guys!
I absolutely love capturing moments and emotions of special days like this, making memories forever. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for Delamere Manor, elsewhere in Cheshire or further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.