Kings Acre Wedding Photography – two brides tie the knot in colourful style
So excited to finally shoot a wedding over in Chester at the stunningly rustic Kings Acre wedding venue. Our two brides had been planning their colourful rustic day for almost two years and in fact had pencilled us in to shoot their day even before they booked the venue! No pressure then! Kings Acre weddings has been on our radar for a while as one of the best looking rustic places in our Cheshire wedding venue guide. It’s no secret that we do love somewhere that has camping opportunities and you have all weekend to spend with all those family and friends. Why have a wedding day when you can have three!
A bridal lodge for two smiley brides
Bethan & Michaela donned their dresses separately for the surprise reveal to each other in the very luxurious bridal lodge at Kings Acre. With their own emotional first look all done there was then plenty of time for bridesmaids and family to receive their personalised boxes of pressies. These two had certainly put a lot of time and effort into making their wedding day their own as well as making sure friends and family had a great day too.
Outdoor wedding ceremony English style
Kings Acre weddings isn’t licensed for the official tying of the knot but these two had done the formalities (in Welsh!) earlier in the week. Today they could make the most of the gorgeous willowed arch aisle and outdoor ceremony space over looking the lake. With a good friend all the way from Malaysia officiating the ceremony this very personalised ceremony was under way. This summer has been one of scorching hot days and blazing sun, except this particular weekend, so as the I do’s were about to be spoken the clouds decided to lessen their load. No fear umbrellas on hand and the ceremony continued with the guests sheltered under coats and a sea of brollies :) We love outdoor ceremonies and even more so with a bit of adversity to bring out that camaraderie between family and friends alike :)
Lawn games, ice cream, crocheted greatness
Fizz in hand, smiles abound, the sun reappearing, the afternoon was filled with all things great about an English summers day wedding. The usual lawn games of croquet and Jenga were joined by the more unusual crocheted twister. This has to be a first, Bethan’s auntie was in avid crochet-er and had made a fabulous crocheted version of twister especially for their wedding day. In fact there was more crocheted goods at this wedding than we’d ever seen with super detailed blankets covering the rustic hay bales and some great wall hangings too. Ice creams kept those hunger pangs at bay whilst the smell of the BBQ wafted through the field tempting everyone for the delights to come. Inside the super cool bar area Michaela’s family were well into the quiz cards spending all day testing each other’s general knowledge! That’s what so great about a DIY wedding there’s no rules, let everyone do their own thing and have a fab day with family, friends, fizz n food – all the “f’s” :)
Your wedding day, do it your way
Don’t fancy a first dance? Then you don’t have to do one – in fact it’s your wedding throw out the rule book. There’s not many things you have to do and the more personalised you make it the better :) So why not have a beer pong contest instead of a first dance, why not indeed so they did! Although maybe Bethan had wished she’d not, with a decisive win from Michaela’s end of the table but a great way to kick off the evening party proceedings.
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Venue: Kings Acre Weddings & Events
These guys only hold twelve weddings a year so book your date now for a perfect outdoor wedding venue in Cheshire, fantastic helpful and smiley staff as well what’s not to love? We’d love to join you too ;)
Ice Cream Van Hire: Mr.Terry’s
Barbecue: Big 5 catering
Evening Burritos: Frida’s catering
Crochet patterns to your hearts content: Rainbow Valley Crochet
A bit more about Kings Acre Glamping wedding site
Chester’s outdoor glamping wedding venue Kingsacre, is just a few miles north of Chester in the village of Saughall teetering on the border of England and Wales. Kings Acre’s proximity to Chester makes it the ideal spot for your guests to reach super easily either by car or a short taxi ride from a number of different train links.
Lynden and Jessica (on-site owners of this little oasis) have created an amazing space in their mini corner of Cheshire. A small holding with a smattering of animals, camping, afternoon tea catering options and farmland views over the Cheshire plains, it definitely ticks a fair few boxes. Over the summer they offer glamping and camping for anyone visiting the Chester area, as well as an established cake business and the sporadic yet atmospheric Dog & Duck nights (wish we lived closer they have awesome ciders!)
Very much a family business, on your wedding day these guys all be on hand to make sure the whole day runs smoothly. I think they can put their hands to pretty much anything apart from the weather! You’re in control of so many elements of the day too, so that you can truly make the space your own. A great DIY wedding canvas, with a good deal of the hassle taken away – they have all the necessary facilities all done and dusted with perfect rustic toilets and showers on site. There’s plenty of outdoor accommodation on site so your guests can stay the whole weekend, either in their own tents or with the more luxurious bell tents on site. If you’re looking for somewhere with a roof then there’s the ‘love shack’ ;) – a log cabin with all the mod cons you’d expect. Add to this numerous local B&B’s and hotels, no one need be more than a stone’s throw from the days celebrations, so no excuse not to party late in to the night.
This place had a great feel and is ideal for a humanist wedding, festival or village fete style country wedding venue. Just add friends, games, street food, music and hey presto a wedding to remember :)