This was a sublime wedding day. Rumour has it, this wedding was one of the most exclusive and luxurious Soughton Hall weddings of the year. With international guests coming from Saudi Arabia, Morocco and United States, the standards were expected to be high. And boy did this sumptuous venue put a spectacular event for the most elegant bride, dapper groom and their chic guests!

Welcome to Soughton hall – one of the more Spectacular Wedding Venues Cheshire 

There is a certain regal feel about Soughton Hall. That long straight drive through the parkland towards the fancy brickwork of a splendid 19th century country house! Arriving in this fashion, you can’t help but feel the sense of a special occasion. Immaculately maintained grounds and the hotel rooms are inviting and ornate. The wedding coordinators are super helpful. Even me, not being a wedding guest but just a wedding photographer – I felt super happy and couldn’t stop smiling.

If you’ve secured this magnificent wedding venue for your own wedding and would like to discuss your Soughton Hall wedding photography – I’ll be glad to hear from you. HERE is the link to follow.

Classy North Wales winter Wedding Soughton Hall

There was more to Christmas season in Ceri and Samir’s world this year. They chose winter season to exchange their vows and decided to have their wedding reception and their wedding ceremony at the Soughton Hall. With so many exquisite rooms, Soughton offered plenty of space for everyone. Ceri’s mum helped her into the divine wedding dress. I loved watching (and recording) how the handmade heavy silk glided down the oak staircase following Ceri’s steps! All the bridesmaids looked dainty and chic in their navy silk dresses. But only the little red-haired flower girl could really compete with the bride. Ceri and Sam’s beautiful little daughter was the darling of the day. Even when she insisted to be on her dad’s arms during the wedding ceremony – she couldn’t look any cuter!

Below are some of my favourite images, many of which represent my top Soughton Hall wedding photography.

It was great to see some familiar face here too. Not least – the lovely Ann from the famous Chester Cheese Shop with her wares. Make sure you scroll down to see the superb cheese wedding cake she assembled for Sam and Ceri.

Wedding guests and bride-to-be’s winter wedding dresses

The weather forecast for winter weddings in the UK can range from snow to sun shine. I once photographed one winter wedding when we suddenly were treated to the most romantic and mystical winter landscape – winter fog! So it’s not surprising that brides are particularly careful when they are choosing their winter wedding dresses. Ceri decided on the most elegant dress by Rosa Clara and looked absolutely sublime in it. The long cathedral veil complimented the look beautifully and gave that etherial protection and softness of the look.

The Famous Cheese Shop Chester Cheese Wedding Cake

Everyone knows The Cheese Shop in Chester – the one on the Northgate street. Carol has run it for the past 30 years and still holds the reins of this much loved establishment. With her daughter Ann and a very loyal helpers and customers, the shop is thriving and is one of the survivors (thank goodness!!) of Chester high street. Ann brought some of her and the couple’s favourite cheeses for the wedding cake. I wish I’d remember what they were when she told me! At least we have the picture of her marvellous creation.

Champagne and prosecco cocktail recipes

Whether you choose to toast with Veuve Clicquot, prosecco or any other sparkling wine, you’ll love the sound of cocktails recipes below. Wedding cocktails are very popular now and having your own Champagne bar (or Prosecco bar) and letting your guests to mix their own concoctions is a brilliant idea!

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to create a classy Champaign bar

  1. Pour various juices in a different 1 little bottles

  2. Attach pretty tags with description of juices and cordials

  3. Arrange various berries and slices of fruit in pretty bowls

    Prosecco bar ideas fruit

  4. Stock up on Champagne, Prosecco or Cava

  5. Invite your guests to mix their own cocktails!

    Prosecco bar ideas juice

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