Beth & Neil
Fun Intimate Wedding in the heart of Knutsford
I loved Beth and Neil from the start. We had a beer at the lofts and Beth’s enthusiasm for her wedding day was so contagious!! Beth was looking for an alternative wedding photographer to capture her day and after she saw my images from her friends wedding I captured she knew she had to book. We clicked instantly so on the day it was exactly what I expected and more. Neil was oozing coolness in his blue suit, pink socks and sneakers while Beth arrived looking effortlessy chic, necking shots at the bar before she walked down the aisle.
The space was unreal! Gorgeous flower arch in the garden of Wine and Wallop in Knutsford. It really is a hidden gem in the heart of the village. Beth and Neil’s guests were such an eclectic bunch and so easy to photograph. DJ Luke Unabomber had everyone rocking whilst the BBQ was being served and the dancing didn’t stop until the wee hours.
Alternative Wedding Photographer
I knew I had made friends for life with these two and can’t wait to visit them when they open their new bar!
Here’s what they had to say…
Intimate Knutsford Wedding
What was your vision.
The vision for the wedding was to keep it colourful! We knew from the offset, with the setting that we had chosen and the fact it was going to be outside in the summer that we could expect lots of natural foliage so we wanted to enhance that with lots of colourful flowers and festoon lights and disco balls for added sparkle! This theme ended up going through to the food and drink as well where The grazing table and gin cocktails were decorated with wild flowers to tie in with the decoration everywhere else. We have loads of creative friends, many of them who turned up on the morning of the wedding to make one of our favourite features of the day- the gorgeous flower arch we got married under, officiated by an amazing family friend Steven Liddiard. The cake came courtesy of some other extremely talented friends who kindly made our dream Victoria sponge and chocolate and Guiness naked cake- there was not a piece left at the end!! Music is an integral part of our relationship and always has been so it was so important that the soundtrack of our relationship was played throughout the day and this came courtesy of our amazingly talented DJ friends Luke Unabomber, Tom Hobbins and Ben Legge- it made the day for us!
Tell me about your planning process.
Pinterest! We knew the venue we were going to use from the get go and as it was so naturally beautiful there it really was only a case of adding some personal touches and these were bought bit by bit as the weeks went on and stored. Checklists were essential to keep track of what was left to buy and we were so amazingly lucky in that our friends gifted their services to us as presents which was incredibly generous and added to the overall final feel of the day!
Tell me about your venue.
The venue, Wine and Wallop in Knutsford was always our number one choice for the day. The outdoor garden with old arch was a perfect fit for the end of the makeshift aisle we made! It specialises in hundreds of wine and beers and is just a beautiful old building on the middle of Knutsford high street, so dreamy!
Your outfits and accessories.
The outfits were decided and built around the theme of the colours of the flowers. Blues and fuschia pink ran throughout all aspects of the day so we tied this in with Neil’s suit and socks which came from Reid’s and our bridesmaids who wore blue dresses by Jarlo while our daughters matched me in oyster dresses from Next. I wanted a simple dress by Ghost for the day as I knew it would be warm and I wanted to be comfortable, I then later changed in to a sequin suit from ASOS for the evening to dance my socks off in!
Flowers came from a wholesaler in Manchester myself and my friend Jemma went to get the day before the big day! We went to the venue and arranged all of the mini vases of wild flowers and bunny tails ourselves in old Hendricks bottles we had collected and then the morning of the wedding Jemma and some other of our best friends went down to the venue to arrange the flower arch and put the flowers in- situ! How lucky we are! The bride and groom flowers were actually dried flowers courtesy of The English Flower Farmer on Etsy.
Paul!! What can we say, he was recommended by my friend Hayley who had used him earlier in the year and the minute I saw his images I knew we needed him to capture our day- it was a perfect fit! We got on so well and my friends all said how they didn’t even realise he was there which lended itself to all the candid shots we wanted of everyone having a blast!
My mum reading ‘the places you will go’ by Dr Zeuss was a highlight as was my dad walking me down the aisle and our best man Franks wonderful speech also the food and most delicious grazing table ever!!
Advice for other couples.
Try not to be too anxious and nervous as it will be the best day of your life and will fly by so fast it’s over in a heartbeat. Take a minute to breathe on the day and soak it all in, having all your loved ones around you in one place at one time is such a special thing and reinforced how incredibly lucky we are!
Flowers: Artisan Dried Flowers
Make Up: Rich Hair & Make Up