A Winter Wedding at Combermere Abbey
Shelley and Luke’s winter wedding at Combermere Abbey in Shropshire was EVERYTHING! I’d been looking forward to shooting their wedding since the moment they booked and it did not disappoint one little bit.
After a very snowy week up here in Lancashire, I set off super early on a cold Sunday morning to make sure I arrived safe and sound at Combermere Abbey for the big day. The girls had all spent the night before the wedding at the lovely little Lodge House at the entrance to the Abbey grounds. It’s a perfect little cottage for bride prep with loads of natural light and tonnes of space for everyone to get ready.
Despite a bit of a hair and make up disaster (disaster because they didn’t show up) Shelley was cool as a flipping cucumber. I think I might have had a melt down in her shoes but she just cracked on. It was all hands on deck as bridesmaids helped each other with hair and everyone starting doing their own make up. Even the lovely Nicola, videographer from Wishing Wells Creative got stuck in with a bit of hair curling. Wedding team goals!
Before long it was time to head up the lane to the beautiful glass orangery in the gardens of the Abbey. This is where Luke was nervously waiting for Shelley to arrive! After a lovely ceremony, we pinched the two off for a little drive down the lake and to explore the garden for pictures. We were super lucky with the weather and managed to make the most of the last bit of winter daylight before Luke, Shelley and their guests headed to the marquee for their wedding breakfast.
We stayed with the couple into the evening as they danced the night away with their friends and family.
So much effort went into the planning of the day and it showed – the beautiful details, the colour scheme, the amazing cake and all those personal touches that Shelley and Luke had thought through. It made everything absolutely perfect and it was a pleasure to be the one to capture it all for them.
Big congratulations to the newlyweds! Here’s a selection of just a few of my favourite images from your big day.
Venue: Combermere Abbey
Florist: Lily Rose Events
Cake: Finch Bakery
Videographer: Wishing Wells Creative
Thanks to Matt from Matt Simms Photography for assisting me on the day.