Claire and Danny’s Wedding – Styal Lodge, Manchester
We were looking forward to Claire and Danny’s Wedding so much for a number of reasons. One…amazingly cute and cool couple to spend time with, Two…New venue for us at Styal Lodge, Manchester and Three…we got to see one of our favourite past bride and grooms along with their daughter.
Claire and Danny are a funny, laid back couple who immediately make you feel so comfortable in their presence. This spilled over into their family and friends who were all just as welcoming and made us feel part of the family immediately which made photographing this Wedding so easy and fun.
We started the morning with Claire and her mum, along with the bridesmaids at a local hotel where they began the preperations for the day ahead. Once hair was set, holes in shoes adjusted and sentimental text messages read we all headed off to the bridal changing room at Styal Lodge, Manchester to complete Claire’s bridal prep. Styal Lodge, Manchester is stunning! With a barn style interior there is so much light flooding through the windows which line all of the far side of the building, a spectacular chandelier is the focal point of where the ceremony would take place and running along side the main function room is an amazing bridal lounge. This beautiful room is where the girls finished getting ready and Claire kept a close ear out for the room being set up for the day ahead and then guests arriving.
Making her entrance Claire looked full of nerves but instantly changed to smiles as she saw Danny waiting for her. Beaming throughout the ceremony these two where beyond cute together as they became husband and wife.With great weather the guests all made their way out into the patio area after the ceremony to enjoy celebration drinks and ice creams from the ice cream cart waiting. After the group shots we stole Claire and Danny away in a golf buggy to take them down to small lake that was hidden away to take some bride and groom portraits in this beautiful setting.
A rustic decorated Wedding breakfast followed with speeches including a great slideshow from Danny’s best man. As the weather held out people went back outside to enjoy the beautiful evening before the dancing and photobooth fun began.
We had such a good time at this Wedding as it felt like just being part of the family and taking some photographs along the way.