Sunny spring wedding – Abbeywood Estate Wedding Photography
Jenny and Alan had joked of snow in the forecast when we met them a few weeks before their Abbeywood Estate wedding but they’d obviously found some great karma and on their wedding day the sun shone long and bright.
Grandad’s old Jag to the Cheshire church ceremony
Not every bride has a grandad with a vintage Jaguar, but Jenny did. So it’d be rude not too partake in the short ride from her parents house to their local church in Tarvin. St. Andrew’s church in Tarvin definitely had that quintessential old English church feel, along with the red sandstone which certainly grounds it in Chester’s architectural style. Whilst Alan waited at the church for guests and the wedding day to begin, Jenny and her entourage were busy eating strawberries, comparing hair styles and preening themselves for the day ahead.
Amazing views, canapés and chatter
You can’t get a much better wedding venue for a sunny day than Abbeywood Estate gardens. If you like green and lots of it then Abbeywood Estate is the place to come. Plants everywhere and fantastic views over Cheshire it really can’t be beaten as a location to sip champagne and nibble on canapés whilst soaking up those rays of sunshine. It certainly must have suited Jen’s sister and fiancé as they were now acclimatised to Australian temperatures, having spent the last two years in the barmy heat of the Gold Coast. Whilst back in the UK though Kim had managed to organise Jen’s hen do to Barcelona, as well as being an outstanding bridesmaid. Thanks loads to Kim for so efficiently getting together all their family for a few group photos – good work :)
Amongst the gardens, sunsets and boogie
Jenny & Alan loved the gardens, so we all took a wander along with Tom & Andy (friends of Jen and videographers for the day.) Abbeywood Estate is a photography dream venue with so much opportunity for great images everywhere! But with guests to chat to and food to munch on, today was a day for friends and family, so we were back with the party in no time at all! All day the sun had been blaring out, so we were pretty sure we’d get a sunset. As the nights were now longer we snook out for a few photos just before first dance and just caught the sun as clouds lurked on the horizon! Then time for Alan’s favourite part of the day, not really! I think Alan had been dreading the first dance more than any other part of the day, so after they’d hit the floor he could finally relax and enjoy the rest of the evening :)
Another Abbeywood Estate wedding to remember, we really do love this amazing venue, so do get in touch for your photography in Delamere’s best garden.
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Abbeywood Estate wedding photographers thoughts and musings.
As you can tell we do love all the lush greenery this stunning Cheshire venue has to offer. We’ve shot at Abbeywood in spring, summer and autumn (not winter yet) and can verify that it looks amazing whatever the season.
So why would you choose Abbeywood Estate for your wedding venue? Well I think you kind of have to love the greenery, don’t get us wrong there’s so many other plus points but the plants, trees and scenery are a big feature. So the other plus points;
- that stunning glasshouse, so much light, which then transforms once the sun goes down to a cosy space, despite it’s high ceilings and loads of windows it really works in the evening too.
- onsite accommodation so you can be there the night before and no worries about travelling to get there. B&B and self catering options.
- outdoor ceremony options
- multiple indoor ceremony options – there’s not just the glasshouse, so many more space to use depending on your day.
- if it rains, you still get fab views of the lush planting from the orangery and glasshouse – it never rains in Cheshire does it?
- gardens, views, forest, woodland – you name it if it’s green then you’ll probably find it here – although we’ve never seen Shrek or any other ogres there yet….
For photography at Abbeywood Estate we’re absolutely spoilt for choice. Great light and so much space for all those magical moments to happen. So many plants and bushes we can hide in so you can’t see us (unobtrusive – yep you won’t be able to find us!) Pete loves tress, so if the woodland is your thing then we can definitely take a wander into the woods. They’ve even got the sunset sorted, so if it’s dipping below the horizon in a sexy golden way then we can bag that one too. Essentially though it’s just a great space for a party, which means you and all your guests will have a great time, which means you’ll get great photos :)