I recently had the pleasure of covering Sarah & Nick’s wedding at Stonyhurst College and Samlesbury Hall in Lancashire.

From the first time I met Sarah & Nick at Stonyhurst College last year I had been looking forward to their wedding.  Stonyhurst College is an absolutely magnificent building, and just has to be seen to be believed …seriously!  As a Manchester wedding photographer I am lucky to have lots of fantastic wedding venues closeby, but Stonyhurst College is something else.  The college has a very long and interesting history, for example JRR Tolkien wrote part of Lord of the Rings during his stay at Stonyhurst and Oliver Cromwell slept on a table at the College whilst on his way to the Battle of Preston in 1648. Sarah & Nick were both pupils at the College so it obviously has very special significance for them both, which made the day all the more special:-)

After the wedding at Stonyhurst College we travelled a few miles to Samlesbury Hall in Preston for the wedding reception.  I have taken wedding photographs at Samlesbury Hall before and it is a beautiful wedding venue in it’s own right, Sarah & Nick really couldn’t have chosen two better Lancashire wedding venues!

Sarah & Nick – thank you very much again for asking me to take your wedding photographs, I am really pleased you are so happy with your pictures. Thank you also for taking the time to show me around Stonyhurst College, it made the wedding day all the more interesting to me to understand the significance it holds for you both.  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together:-)

Here are a selection of my favourite wedding photographs from your day:

  • October 17, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    Jackie Redfern - As always – brilliant photos Neil – Well done! Looks s though it was a wonderful day.

  • October 17, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    Andy mcdonald - Neil

    Your a lucky guy to photograph such a fabulous building, but you’ve made the very most of it…

    Excellent coverage


  • October 17, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    Lena Lee - Neil you are so right about these venues. Absolutely gorgeous and stunning photos as always.

  • October 18, 2010 - 12:49 am

    Graham Sivills - Stunning shots Neil, Your bride and groom must be very pleased. Love the location shots too.

  • October 18, 2010 - 8:33 am

    Kris - Some really fantastic shots there Neil. Well done as always. Love the shadows on the group shot.

  • October 18, 2010 - 8:55 am

    Dave Nunn - Great coverage again Neil … Loving the lighting on No7 :-)


  • October 18, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Nick - Thank you so much for all your hard work, you have an amazing talent and we are over the moon with the quality of your photos. You have the rare ability to evoke emotion through your images and this is one of the many reasons I will continue to recommend you. Wishing you all the best and continued success!

  • October 22, 2010 - 9:39 am

    Kevin Mullins - Nice one buddy – looks like a great venue.

  • October 22, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    David Lowerson - Great wedding photography Neil, and what a fab venue.

  • November 23, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    Nick English - Stoneyhurst is one amazing building to photograph a wedding at!! I was there last year and have never seen anything like! Great photos Neil

Last month I had the honour of photographing Emma & Ben’s fantastic wedding in sunny Lancashire:-)

I could tell this was going to be a brilliant day as soon as I arrived at Emma & Ben’s house in the morning for photographs of Emma getting ready, everybody was so relaxed and excited about the wedding, all I had to do was point my camera at the smiles!

Emma & Ben got married at the beautiful Fairhaven United Reformed Church in Lytham St. Annes before having their wedding reception at Lytham Hall. As a Manchester wedding photographer, I have covered weddings all over the North West but this wedding was especially exciting for me at it was the first time I had worked at either venue. Lytham Hall is perfect for a wedding venue, it is a grade I listed manor house set in huge grounds which are fantastic for wedding photographs.  The interior of Lytham Hall is perhaps even more impressive as it is beautifully decorated.

A selection of my favourite wedding photographs from Lytham Hall are below.  Please take an extra moment to take a good luck at Emma & Ben’s tea-set wedding cake – easily one of the best wedding cakes I have ever seen, just incredible!

Emma & Ben – thank you very much again for asking me to be a part of your wedding day.  It was a pleasure working with you both and I am really pleased you are so happy with your wedding photographs.  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together:-)

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