A Summer Wedding at the Oak Tree of Peover
My first wedding at the Oak Tree of Peover in Cheshire and what a fabulous celebration it was!
This gorgeous wedding venue was formerly Peover Golf Club but has now been transformed into a super popular wedding destination. Nestled in the depths of the Cheshire countryside just outside swanky Knutsford, you’ll love this venue’s unique feel and welcoming atmosphere!
A warm summer’s day with lots of cloud cover made it great for photos. It might seem like blue skies and bright sunshine is the best weather for weddings but any documentary photographer will tell you how pleasant it is to not worry about those harsh shadows for a change; bring on the clouds!
Ellie & Tom are based in Hong Kong and we’d never met “in real life” before the wedding day. Thank goodness for emails and Skype!
We clicked immediately and I knew it was going to be a relaxed, wonderful day.
Chilled-Out Bridal Preparations in Cheshire
I started the day with Ellie and her bridesmaids for bridal preparations at the nearby Cottons Hotel & Spa.
It was a chilled-out atmosphere with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the morning.
Bridal preparations are so much more enjoyable and unobtrusive since I switched camera systems to the silent Sony A9.
the lack of shutter click from my camera meant I really could merge into the background with ease.
Our bride shone in a Pronovias wedding dress paired with LK Bennett shoes. Soon everyone was ready and it was time to head off to the Oak Tree of Peover to meet Tom and get married!
Natural & Relaxed Photos at the Oak Tree of Peover
This was the first time I’d seen the venue, and the Oak Tree of Peover didn’t disappoint. Hidden amongst the trees, backing onto natural fields, with a large pond and a ceremony room filled with natural light, I knew this wedding was going to be a pleasure to photograph.
It’s always my aim to photograph as quietly and unobtrusively as possible.
This fitted in perfectly with the couple’s vision for their wedding photography. The bride & groom were keen on natural, relaxed documentary coverage of their wedding day, without fuss or awkwardness. The Oak Tree of Peover has plenty of scope for strolling around and capturing authentic, lovely portraits with the bride and groom later on.
Ellie & Tom even had a tipi outside in the grounds for people to explore. Guests enjoyed drinks and canapés on the terrace, cocktails in the rustic bar, and in the evening the best thing of all; a mobile pizza station! It must have been quite a challenge to organise a wedding from the other side of the world but Ellie & Tom pulled it off in majestic style; the beaming faces of their friends & family are a testament to that.
Thank you SO MUCH! The photos are amazing – we LOVE them, you’ve captured the day so well! And you didn’t intrude in the slightest!
Planning Your Oak Tree of Peover Wedding?
It was truly a pleasure to photograph this wedding! Ellie & Tom are a fabulous couple and we were totally on the same wavelength when it came to photography.
The Oak Tree of Peover is a brilliant wedding venue with bags of charm. It’s one of the most popular wedding venues in Cheshire. As an experienced Cheshire wedding photographer (just a quick blast down the M6 from Liverpool!) I’ve covered all the top venues in the area and I’d LOVE to be there for you.
I’m a creative documentary wedding photographer with a love for unposed & unscripted moments.
Over 200 couples have trusted me to deliver compelling, creative and authentic wedding photos, without the fuss.
As your photographer, I promise you’ll get amazing images of the best day ever AND you’ll get to enjoy every second.
I’ll leave you with a small selection of images from Ellie & Tom’s day.
I’m back at the Oak Tree of Peover next year and I can’t wait!
The Oak Tree of Peover Wedding Photography in Cheshire by Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher