Delamere Manor Wedding Photography
From the first time I spoke with Lucy and Paul, I knew that their Delamere Manor wedding was going to be a special one. They wanted their day to about fun, good friends, good food and a damn good party. What better place to hold such a special day than this stunning, luxurious and award-winning, Cheshire Wedding Venue.
A Little Bit About Delamere Manor
Formerly the home of Take That frontman Gary Barlow, Delamere Manor is a magnificent, privately owned house is set within acres of countryside and boasts its own beautiful lake and woodland. It provides several options for your wedding ceremony and reception, including indoor and outdoor locations.
Don’t worry if the typical British weather is not on your side. You can bring the outdoors in, with Delamere Manor’s stunning and tastefully lit courtyard. Its here where Lucy and Paul held both their ceremony and wedding breakfast.
The day started for me arriving at Delamere Manor in the pouring rain. I had some time to spare so I went and had a little explore of the venue. Even with the relentless rain, this venue was not going to stop Lucy and Paul enjoying the most fabulous day with their friends and family, what with its plentiful space and beautiful rooms.
Delamere Manor has a wonderfully relaxed air about it, with a huge kitchen at its heart being at the couple’s disposal for their entire stay.
I met up with Lucy and the rest of the girls in the ground floor dressing room. A fantastic and comfortable space for the morning’s preparations, with the added bonus of being able to hear guests arriving, while safe in the knowledge that you are out of sight.
With the arrival of Paul there were lots of smiling faces from arrivng guests. It was soon time for Lucy to make her way upstairs to the bridal suite for her final preparations. This was where reality set in and the nerves started to come, but Lucy was a picture of composure and was a truly stunning bride.
Ceremony & Reception at Delamere Manor
Escorted by her father and bridesmaids, Lucy made her way to the candlelit courtyard with its twinkly canopy and beautiful decorations providing by Knutsford Bloom. I found this to be a fantastic space as it gave you the sense of being outside while enjoying be being warm, cosy and dry. It can accommodate up to 140 guests, so plenty of room even for large numbers of guests.
After a lovely ceremony, it was time for Lucy and Paul to grab a drink and share many hugs, lots of laughter and some tasty canapes with their guests. I don’t think anyone noticed the rain outside. With the comfortable surroundings, flowing champagne and good company, everyone was having a fantastic time and before long it was time to be seated for dinner.
While their guests made their way to their tables, I took the opportunity to let Lucy and Paul have a little quiet time, which also gave me the opportunity to capture some nice relaxed wedding photography of the newly married couple.
It was soon time for Lucy and Paul to make their entrance to an eruption of applause and cheers. Then the speeches commenced, which were a lovely combination of humour, touching sentiment and genuine love for those involved. Paul’s speech was certainly the highlight for me, with his deadpan delivery and wicked sense of humour.
After the speeches it was time for the wedding breakfast and its here where Lucy and Paul really made a statement. A seven-course taster menu, beautifully presented, well thought out and a real treat for everyone.
Party Time at Delamere Manor
After dinner there was plenty of time for people to mingle, while more evening guests arrived. For the cake cutting, everyone made their way back into the courtyard. It was wall to wall with smiling faces and lighter and it was then time to make their way to the ‘nightclub’ at the back of the property.
Furnished with its own bar and dancefloor, the nighclub is a real added bonus of this venue. Lucy and Paul stormed onto the dancefloor and had such a fun first dance.
Amazing live music provided by The Cassettes, which never allowed the dancefloor to go quiet. An incredible way to round off one of the most impressive weddings I’ve been part off.
Here are some images from Lucy and Paul’s Delamere manor Wedding Photography.