emotional groom waiting for bride to walk down the aisle

Real moments and emotion packed wedding at Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire

As a documentary wedding photographer who is obsessed with capturing genuine emotion and real moments, photographing the wedding of a couple who wear their heart on their sleeves and are so clearly in love that you can literally feel it just by being near them – well that is the absolute dream come true. And that describes Vicky and Pete absolutely perfectly.

Their wedding day at Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire, just on the edge of Delamere Forest, was so full or love, laughter and heartfelt emotion that it made my job so easy and I honestly couldn’t have enjoyed their day more.

It is always a huge honour when I am booked by a couple to photograph their wedding day. I know choosing a wedding photographer is never an easy decision, so to be asked is a real privilege. However, when the bride and groom are both extremely successful in their own right in the wedding industry, as Vicky and Pete are, that honour goes through the roof. Vicky is an incredibly talented make-up artist (here is Vicky’s website) and I am sure takes the accolade of being the first bride I have ever have who not only did her own make up but also the make-up of her bridesmaids too, and Pete is not only such a nice guy, but is also an incredible wedding photographer (here is Pete’s website). Usually this would also ramp up the pressure (and that is putting it mildly(!) but due to the people that Vicky and Pete are, and the fact they couldn’t have been nicer, more welcoming, and more excited, it felt the exact opposite. Honestly, if I could photograph their wedding every week I would do so in a shot.

As if all that wasn’t enough, Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire is an absolutely stunning wedding venue – for creative portraits you are absolutely spoiled for choice! It is a 45 acre family home located on the edge of Delamere Forest. The gardens which surround the venue have to be some of the most photogenic I have ever seen, they are perfect for photographs. It really is a special wedding venue.

To Vicky and Pete, thank you both so much for inviting me to be a part of your amazing day and for making me feel so welcome. You are genuinely an incredible couple and it has been so nice getting to know you both and being able to be a part of such a great day. I wish you both all the very best for your future together.

I hope that the photographs in this post do justice to just what a magical wedding this was.

fun moment between bride and flower girl
bridemaids getting ready on morning of wedding at Abbeywood Estate
bridesmaid having make up put on
bride getting ready on wedding morning
emotional groom reading card from bride
groom crying whilst ready a card
bride putting on make-up at Abbeywood Estate
bride getting ready at Abbeywood Estate with wedding dress in the background
bride getting ready on the morning of wedding
funny moment as flower girl eats chocolate
flower girl funny photograph
beautiful natural light portrait of bride at Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire
father seeing daughter in wedding dress for first time
real moment between bride and dad
bride walking down the aisle with dad at Abbeywood Estate wedding
documentary wedding photograph of bride looking at groom during wedding ceremony
heartfelt look between bride and groom during Abbeywood Estate wedding ceremony
creative photograph of bride and groom exchanging wedding rings
happy moment during wedding ceremony at Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire
bride smiling at page boy during wedding ceremony
documentary photograph of bride holding son's hand
creative photograph of bride and groom walking down aisle
bride and groom with lots of confetti
tender moment between bride and son during drinks reception
wedding breakfast room set up at Abbeywood Estate
bridesmaid running through Abbeywood Estate gardens
boy laughing during wedding breakfast
natural light portrait of bride and groom in Abbeywood Estate gardens
genuine moment between newlyweds at Abbeywood Estate wedding
natural light portrait of bride and groom smiling
beautiful portrait of bride and groom holding bouquet
beautiful portrait of bride in forest
creative night time portrait of bride and groom in forest
romantic photograph of newlyweds at Abbeywood Estate
emotional moment during wedding speeches
bridesmaid giving wedding speech at Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire
lots of laughter during wedding speeches
bride and groom giving wedding speech
creative off camera flash portrait of bride and groom at Abbeywood Estate wedding
first dance at Abbeywood Estate wedding
groom dancing with page boy during wedding reception
wedding guests dancing
creative photograph of bride and groom dancing

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