Your Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer

The bride & groom married in late autumn at Thornton Manor, a luxury wedding venue in Cheshire. The huge manor house is full of character, the immaculate grounds and Grade II listed building giving plenty of scope for my relaxed style of creative documentary photography.

Kate & Mike are such a lovely couple, very easy-going, making it clear I was to just do my thing; no formality & no awkwardness, just a natural, composed approach to the wedding day.

They were married at St Michael’s Church in Widnes, surrounded by family & friends. It was highly unusual but very funny when the bride arrived at church ten minutes before her bridesmaids; their wedding car had taken a wrong turn! Kate wore a beautiful Mori Lee wedding dress paired with Vince Camuto shoes, and her bridal bouquet was by Amelia Jane Flowers. After the nuptials, outside the church the wedding guests had just enough time for a confetti toss and a handful of group photographs before speeding off in white limousines to Thornton Manor. It was time to celebrate!

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Creative Weddings at Thornton Manor

It was my first visit to the stately home, considered (with good reason) one of the North West’s premier wedding venues. Thornton Manor is full of nooks & crannies and bursting with character. I was able to creatively make the most of the limited but beautiful light (it was an October wedding after all) as it filtered through the manor’s windows. We were blessed with a very dramatic evening sky so I took the new husband and wife outside for some very relaxed portraits. The image of the bride and groom walking towards Thornton Manor with the wind catching the wedding dress is one of my favourite photographs. It was then time to enter the ornate banqueting hall for the wedding breakfast and some very funny speeches. My full-frame cameras overcame the dark interior with ease [Note to iPhone photographers- don’t even bother].

Off-Camera Flash For A Packed Dancefloor

The evening reception saw wedding band Soul Revolver playing to a packed dancefloor. This was a great time to take my flashes off-camera, and really create some cool and interesting shots of the guests throwing shapes! I love taking a wide-angle lens really close to the action; I find at this time of night, no one notices or even cares about the camera. Just before sneaking off I even had time to take the bride & groom outside for one last epic night-time portrait.

A really fabulous day being a Thornton Manor wedding photographer. I’m very much looking forward to my next visit later this year! I hope you enjoy this small selection of images from the day. It was great to work with my friends at Lovebug Films, and a shout-out to Lousise Jacob Photography who assisted in the morning by photographing the groom and his groomsmen. Bye for now!


Mother of the Bride hugs flower girlhappy bride smiling in the kitchenbridesmaid drinking bucks fizz as glass overflowsbride has group hug with four bridesmaidsbridesmaid fastens buttons on back of wedding dressbridesmaid helping bride into dress as bride looks out of the windowwedding veil fixed into place on bride's headbrides manicured hands holding bridal bouquetsilhouette of bride in veil in front of windowa card addressed to the groomgroom reading letter from the bridegroom walking to churchgroom and groomsmen cross the streetSt Michael's Church in Widnes exteriorbride with bouquet looking out of limousine windowbridesmaids looking at wedding limousineFather of the Bride looks at bride in window of wedding carBridal party entering churchflower girl and pageboy walking up church aisle holding handsbridesmaids walking up aisle waving at wedding guestsbride and dad walking up aisle with linked armsbride hugs groom during wedding vows as guests applaudgrand interior of churchbride and groom exit church holding hands and smilingbride and groom walk out of church with bridesmaidsconfetti toss with bride and groom in the middle smiling and walkinggroomsmen taking selfie photograph with vicarpageboy looking embarrassed getting kiss from bridechauffeur walks next to white limousine with birds flying overheadLimousine arrives at Thornton Manorbridesmaids wait for bride outside front entrance of Thornton Manorbride and groom kiss beneath tree outside Thornton Manorbride and groom holding hands outdoorsbride and groom stand beneath three arches in grounds of Thornton Manornewlyweds holding hands and smiling in front of large green hedgebeautiful silhouette of bride and groom in gardensunlight catches bride's dress as she walks with husband under tree canopyBride and groom under epic sky outside Thornton Manorhand holding lighter lights candlewedding breakfast in the grand banqueting hallmale guest places floral headpiece on flower girlbridesmaid drinks champagne in lovely light from windowbridesmaid high fives flower girlfour bridesmaids laughing and chatting together near windowbride twirls wedding veil beneath ornate windowbride and groom walk down corridor holding handsbride and groom walk into room cheeringfather of the bride chinks champagne glass with bridefemale wedding guest laughing at funny speechBride hugs her dadlady wipes away tear during wedding speechgroom stands to make speechcrowd applauds groom as he holds pageboygroom holding microphone with bride clapping and smilingwedding guest at table gives a thumbs upbest man makes his speechgroom holds head in his hands with embarrassmenthands holding funny photograph of groom wearing fancy dresselderly gentleman looks at funny picture of the groomgroom hugs his dad with mum watchingbride and groom hugging in front of packed wedding guestsfinger point at guest wearing rubber horse maskmale guest holds rose in teeth and female guest flicks her hairbride and groom holding hands while dancingbride and groom have first dance inside Thornton Manorbride hugs groom on dancefloorbride and groom dancing hand in handwedding guests dancing inside banqueting hallbride and groom kiss under arch at nightCreative evening portrait of bride and groom under arch outside Thornton Manor

Thornton Manor Wedding Photography on the Wirral by Liverpool Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher

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