Abbeywood estate wedding

Abbeywood Estate, Delamere Wedding Photography


I was very touched when Emily and Sebastian got in touch about their wedding plans at St Helens Church and Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire as I had previously photographed Emily’s sister’s wedding and one of her friends weddings both of which were extremely beautiful days. I had not photographed at Abbeywood Estate in the Autumn before and although the estate is surrounded by the most amazing gardens (more about that in a minute) and woodland, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had no need to worry as the colours and textures of an Autumn Abbeywood was exceptional. The gardens at Abbeywood are solely responsible for making me realise that formal gardens can be a work of art. No matter what time of year you go the gardens are mind blowing-ly colourful. The gardeners there really do deserve recognition. Emily designed a wedding theme that reflected her love for all things ‘Rivendell’ (lord of the rings) and the natural themes of the Autumn forest. She chose the perfect Elvish dress by Sincerity Bridal from Brides of ChesterĀ  and really beautiful flowers by Carols Garden which looked like they could have been gathered fresh from the forest that morning.

There are faaaaar too many photo opportunities in the grounds and gardens at Abbeywood and as with every wedding venue I photograph I try to talk through which parts of the venue my couple really love and then start to make a plan from there. When it comes to couple portraits many people tell me that they “aren’t photogenic and are super awkward in front of the camera” I like to put my couples in a position where the mini portrait session feels more like a 10 minute ‘time out’ to spend some time together rather than a photoshoot. I am secretly constantly working out which parts of the venue are working really well at that moment and in Emily and Seb’s case I couldn’t wait to get them in the woods! The colours and light were just perfect. Keeping things naturalĀ  and taking my #noartificialadditives approach I mainly left Emily and Seb to get all romantic in the autumn woodland and snapped those little moment which I felt told the story…

I really love this little moment just before Emily and her dad entered the church.Abbeywood estate weddingAbbeywood estate weddingAbbeywood estate weddingAbbeywood estate weddingAbbeywood estate weddingAbbeywood estate wedding‘Freinds of the bride’ got the glass house jumping within under 60 seconds in what was one of the best starts to a wedding party I have ever seen. If you are thinking about holding your wedding at Abbeywood Estate or anywhere in Cheshire, get in touch! I would love to photograph what you are planning.




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