Clare and David chose Dunkenhalgh Hotel as the venue for their Autumn wedding. This 700 year old manor house is the perfect backdrop for pictures and makes fantastic Dunkenhalgh Hotel wedding photography.

Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa has a reputation as one of Blackburn’s most elegant wedding venues. The building has been renovated and extended, making for a comfortable reception venue, but it hasn’t lost it’s charm. Original features allow for natural wedding photography inside and outside.

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Bridal preparation 

For bridal preparation Clare chose her parents home as the setting. The girls got ready in the conservatory where there was loads of natural light. This is great for the makeup artist and of course Shane as their wedding photographer. Hair and make up was courtesy of Claire Quick.

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The Dress

The wedding dress was a princess style gown from Eternity Bridalwear in Warrington. The bridesmaids wore floor length red gowns. Clare & David’s red colour scheme was carried through to the reception at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa. Wedding Creations dressed the venue beautifully with red petals and the venue flowers from Garlands Florist Ltd were stunning. Having a dressed reception room makes for better Dunkenhalgh Hotel wedding photography.

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Dunkenhalgh Hotel autumn wedding photography

Dunkenhalgh Hotel is a great venue for wedding photography. Particularly a good choice for autumn when the weather is a bit more temperamental. The inside of the Hotel and Spa has plenty of original features. Be sure to check your photographers featured weddings for experience working weddings in different seasons, inside and outside venues.

With wedding photography at Dunkenhalgh Hotel, you don’t just get the gardens but rolling countryside to work with. The views over Blackburn are magnificent and create fantastic opportunities for scenic wedding photography. Keeping your wedding photography natural is a great way to preserve your images for the years to come. Staying away from trends and filters – like Instagram filters – will ensure your wedding photos look just as stunning in 10 years time.

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Key locations and wedding portraits

Part of a photographers job is to pick key locations to take the married couple on the day for portraits. A venue visit before the wedding is a big part of getting the best photographs. We have collated some tips on how to pick your wedding photographer to make sure the right questions are asked before putting down a deposit.

Picking key locations for wedding photos is easy at Dunkenhalgh. There is so much land to work with.

Dunkenhalgh Hotel wedding photography must include the grounds and the surrounding countryside. The courtyard also makes for a lovely backdrop to bride and groom portraits. From here you can make the most of the historical features of the building. Clare and David had some portraits taken alongside their fantastic car from Limo-Scene & Weddings Cars Ltd.

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