Holly and Lee FINALLY managed to get married!! Eventually managing to book the lovely Mottram Hall after Covid cancellation after cancellation, their luck and patience eventually triumphed! Like many Brides & Groom’s, Holly and Lee’s plans were thrown in all directions by the national restrictions but it never dampened their enthusiasm for their special day. This being my first time as a Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer I was excited to see how their day would unfold.

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Way back in April 2020 we met up at Astbury Mere on a cold day for Holly and Lee’s Pre-Wedding Shoot. We had a wander around the Mere and the grounds of St Mary’s church as Holly and Lee were planning to get married here (this was plan A). Pre-Wedding Shoots are a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other prior to the wedding and makes the wedding day much more relaxed.

Fast forward almost exactly 16 months, zip through around 248 venue cancellations, changes and closures and we finally end up at Mottram Hall just outside Manchester for the wedding.  Not content with having plans finally going well, Holly decided to break a tooth the night before her wedding and had to race to a dentist for surgery! 

I arrived nice and early for Bridal Prep to find all the girls remarkably relaxed and calm. The kids were playing in the room, the girls were prepping and Holly was sat in the make-up chair with Lydia Benson. Hair was being arranged by Rachel Moran from Reflections II and Holly’s dress from The Confetti Box was hanging from a wardrobe, sparkling in the morning light.

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bridesmaid in Bridal Prep
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Wedding Dress
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Makeup Artist
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Children
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Baby

As soon as I could I made it over to Lee’s room where he and his family were enjoying Groom Prep.

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Groom fastening cufflinks
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Grooms button
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Groom at window

Every wedding. Someone needs help tying a tie!

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer MOG
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Wedding Dress
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Brides Shoes
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride in Makeup
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Makeup artist
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride in pyjamas
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Brides Tiara
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Guest book
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bridal Party on Bed
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride selfie
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer bridesmaid makeup
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Hair
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride ready
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bridesmaid makeup
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Brides lipstick
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bridesmaids shoes

With everyone ready I made it downstairs to capture some images of the wedding guests.  I even managed to shoot some of a group of ladies who had just popped in for tea and cakes! 

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer wedding guests
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer service
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Grooms shoes
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Mother of the Bride
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer walking down the aisle
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer holding hands
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer I Do
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer first kiss
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer married
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer First drink
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer walking out

After the service Mr & Mrs made their way to the teepee in the gardens to receive their guests as man and wife.

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer bridesmaid hug
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer wedding guests laughing
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer walking across the lawns
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer portrait of bride and groom
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Wedding Portrait

Too much excitement for some guests.

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Child asleep
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride and Groom posing

Later we all moved back inside Mottram Hall for the wedding breakfast and speeches. 

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Mother of the Bride laughing
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride Crying
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride laughing

Holly was a perfect model for her Bridal Portraits. Easy to pose and relaxed, stunning in her dress and just so happy!

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride posing by window
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Dramatic Bridal Portrait
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Cutting the cake
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer First Dance
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer First Dance in Black and White
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer First Dance Cuddle

After the traditional cake cut and first dance it was time for Holly and Lee’s guests to let their hair down and party the night away. Even the kids were up on the dance floor strutting their moves.

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Child Bridesmaid dancing
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Blonde dancing
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride dancing
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride and bridesmaids
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Evening Dancefloor
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride and Groom Dancing
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Bride Dancing
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Kissing the Bride
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Dancefloor

Everyone was entertained by The Acoustics who were very patient with having a camera shoved in their faces whilst performing.

Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Live Music
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Female Singer
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Wedding Cake
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Thumbs up
Mottram Hall Wedding Photographer Mottram Hall at night