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Monday 28 July - Heaton House Farm

Gabi and Sam

I travelled up to Macclesfield for the wedding of Gabi and Sam and it was well worth the journey. I got to see some amazing countryside, a stunning wedding dress and the nicest group of people who were all ready to celebrate and party - even though it was a Monday!

wedding dress

makeup

The ceremony was held at Heaton House Farm - I'd seen a 'Don't Tell The Bride' episode filmed there so felt like I knew the place even before I arrived for a proper look around.

decorated hay bales

groom and bestmen

One of the best men very kindly offered to drive Gabi to the ceremony in his car, which thankfully she managed to get into and out of with ease before dad escorted her down the field to a waiting Sam.

Bride arrives in porsche

bride and dad walk to ceremony

Outdoor ceremonies often end up being conducted inside due to the weather. However the July heatwave was still going so Gabi and Sam got married under the oak pagoda.

ceremony

hold hands

outdoor ceremony

signing the register

Every guest had a small hessian bag on their chair which contained confetti and ice cream tokens. The confetti certainly got put to good use!

kiss and exit as husband and wife

confetti

The bridal party was one of the biggest I've photographed (10 groomsmen and 10 bridesmaids) a mix of family and friends.

bridal party

bride and bridesmaids

groomsmen pick up bride

The countryside views from around the farm meant I wasn't stuck for good backdrops. We also spent a few minutes in the private water gardens and a polaroid photo frame was hung from the pagoda for guests to pose with.

bride and groom

bride and groom walking

bride and groom sat on rocks

Polly's Parlour arrived on site for guests to exchange their tokens for very welcome ice creams. I love a VW camper van so made sure the bride and groom got to sample the flavours and have a go in the vehicle.

ice cream camper van

ice creams

The wedding breakfast was all about natural materials with lots of wood and hessian details. The vases with scrabble letters were lovely. The bride and groom cut the cake before the meal as it was served as dessert.

wedding breakfast table flowers

cutting the cake

sunset

The venue has two different barns for the wedding breakfast and evening so just after sunset the party really got going and continued until midnight!

first dance

first dance

dancing

 

 

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