Colshaw Hall Wedding Photography – Hannah and Gary

bride and groom walking outside at a wedding at Colshaw Hall, Cheshire

Colshaw Hall for Wedding Photographs

Covering Hannah and Gary’s wedding was a real privilege as a wedding photographer. The couple celebrated at Colshaw Hall in Knustford, Cheshire. I was charmed to photograph a wedding at Colshaw Hall. It is an exquisite location for weddings, and the first time I had ever been there. The Bridal Suite was a perfect place to begin Hannah’s wedding photography. Hannah was there with all her bridesmaids so it was a very active seen to photograph with loads going on. That nervous energy that’s complimented by excitement.

Gary also wanted his story to start during his prep, so I began taking photos while he was getting ready down in the Cottages. Colshaw Hall is spread over quite a large area. With bedrooms in the Hall itself as well as some small but beautiful cottages close by. Gary was with his groomsmen making the final preparations so I just casually strolled around capturing what he was up to.

Cheshire Wedding Photographer

Family and friends present at the Ceremony Barn witnessed Hannah and Gary exchange vows in an emotive ceremony. It’s a wonderful setting to get married it. Light and airy and full of character. The weather was very inclement so Hannah And Gary had confetti thrown whilst they walked back down the aisle instead of outside. Once they exited the wedding venue it was time to hop on a golf cart and zoom up the drive to the reception.

Hannah and Gary enjoyed spending quality time with their family and friends and loved every bit of their reception. The reception was full of outstanding energy and joyful laughter. So I waited for the perfect timing to photograph as many moments as I could.  It was a strange weather day. One minute glorious sun and the next it was chucking it down, so we had to choose our moments carefully for popping outside for group shots and portraits, but it did not dampen Hannah and Gary’s spirits, the bride and groom were determined not to let any of the rain affect their day.

Glorious Wedding in Stunning Location

Speakers made their speeches immediately after the wedding breakfast. It’s a difficult job for a wedding photographer to photograph speeches, because it’s all about the words, so you have to look for the emotions being reflected in the way people react to the words to tell the story. Gary’s best man Fielding gave one of the best speeches I’ve seen at a wedding to date. Perfectly mixing popular songs together to help tell the story of how Hannah and Gary got to this day. fair play to him, he had the wedding guests in fits of laughter.

We managed to get outside again in the evening once the weather turned for the better. Mix lovely light with a stunning venue like Colshaw Hall and throw in two stunners like Hannah and Gary and you can’t help but produce some lovely photographs.

Colshaw Hall History

Colshaw Hall is steeped in history. Built in 1903 and designed by Chester architects Douglas and Minshull. It was used as a hospital in the First World War. In the early 1980s it was restored after damage in a fire and some demolishment. The restoration also included building a 9 hole golf course. After a recession the hall was sold to Valerie Edwards and used for sports personality interviews and the like. In 2001 it passed ownership to David Irlam who restored the grounds to pasture and converted some of the building for residence for his family. They lived there for a number of years before eventually deciding to move out and begin hiring it out for weddings.


Colshaw Hall
bride having makeup done
bride having hair done
wedding photography of makeup
groomsmen doing their hair
Groom getting ready
Bride almost done having eyebrows finished
bridesmaids waiting for the bride
bridesmaid hugging bride
the brides veil from the back
dad hugging bride in emotional moment at Colshaw Hall
the cermeony hall at Colshaw Hall
Bride arriving on a gold cart
bridesmaids awaiting bride at the ceremony barn
the bride and her dad walking down the ailse at Colshaw Hall
the bride at the end of the aisle with her dad
bride and grooming saying their vows
bride and groom touching hands
bride and groom looking at each other smiling
the first kiss at Colshaw Hall
wedding photographer Colshaw Hall
bride and groom leaving the ceremony barn in the golf cart
bride hugging a guest
candid of a guest smiling
bride hugging a blonde guest
candid wedding photography at Colshaw Hall
groom shaking hands with a groomsman
two guests smiling at Colshaw Hall
wedding photography Colshaw Hall
bride and groom in a natural embrace
bride and groom having some photographs
natural wedding photography at Colshaw Hall
ian inviting the couple into the room
the couple walking into the reception room
the speeches begin at Colshaw Hall
the bride smiling ready for the speeches
the brides dad giving his speech
the bride smiling at the dads speech
a guest listening to the speeches
groom smiling at a guest
bride with a tear in her eye
bride hugging the dad
groom doing his speech
guests smiling waiting for speeches
the groom with his head in his hands during speech
the best mans speech
a shot from behind the best man doing his speech
a laughing best man
the end of the speeches, groom hugging his bride
bride and groom wedding photography at Colshaw Hall
Colshaw Hall from across the lake
a natural picture of the bride and groom walking
bride and groom happy outside Colshaw Hall
bride and groom at colshaw hall outside
bride and groom outside the hall for some wedding photos
Colshaw Hall wedding photographer
bride and groom cutting the cake
the first dance
guests dancing at Colshaw Hall
a man smiling on the dance florr
a bridesmaid with a drink in her hand
bride dancing on the dancefloor
a man doing some smooth mooves o the dancefloor
smooth moves from the guests

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