Nestled between Cheshire and Shropshire sits Combermere Abbey an award winning wedding venue. The Abbey oozes charm and elegance. Built in 1133 the estate was initially a monastery. The building has been lovingly restored and cared for over the years maintaining many original features. Combermere Abbey is now a family home as well as a spectacular venue for events and weddings. This is the perfect venue to capture stunning wedding photography.
The North Wing of the building has recently undergone an 18 month restoration project. This is where the beautiful honeymoon suite is located. Renowned interior designer Nina Campbell worked on the project and delivered stunning results. The suite is decorated in traditional luxurious Tudor style complete with four poster bed. Newlyweds will benefit from butler service during their stay, you can’t get more luxury than that!
Combermere has so many fabulous locations for wedding photos. The mile long driveway takes you to the walled gardens through picturesque parkland. After passing ancient oak trees you come to an original stone archway. At every turn there are beautiful features to marvel at. Wedding photographers at The Abbey are spoilt for choice for places to take pictures. We love to use the idyllic natural setting as a backdrop to contemporary wedding photos. One of the best places for pictures at Combermere is The Glasshouse. Aptly named, the Edwardian conservatory is brimming with charm. The entrance to The Glasshouse is through a beautiful maze. A wonderful place for wedding photos. The glass panels let natural light stream through, a very important component to achieving stunning wedding images.
The experienced team at Combermere deliver couples a truly VIP experience. Brides are invited to stay with their bridesmaids at the Stone Lodge the night before the wedding. Waking up refreshed and ready for pre wedding pampering. It’s a wonderful time to take photographs. Brides shouldn’t overlook the amazing images your Combermere Abbey wedding photographer can capture at bridal prep. As the finishing touch, the resident chauffeur will pick you up and take you to your ceremony in their 1927 Crossley Saloon. A luxury experience from start to finish.
Couples can choose to have their ceremony in the gardens. Outdoor ceremonies are music to photographers ears. As the ceremony location is dependant on good weather it’s important to choose a venue with an experienced team. The team at Combermere always make sure the photographer can capture amazing images, rain or shine. Couples can have their wedding reception in the Walled Garden Pavilion. Set in a manicured and private garden it’s a picturesque spot for the wedding breakfast. With clean and crisp interiors engaged couples are able to put their own stamp on the venue. As Combermere Abbey is such an esteemed and luxurious venue they work with the very best suppliers in the wedding industry. As such, couples decorate the space with stunning flower arrangements. All these elements make Combermere Abbey wedding photography superb every time.
In the evening the Pavilion is transformed into a dance floor underneath a romantic starlit ceiling. We love to capture photographs of the evening party. All of our packages include full day coverage so that every part of the wedding is captured. Many fabulous moments occur after the first dance, it would be a shame to miss this important part of the story of the day. Combermere Abbey is a multi award winning venue with accolades from Visit Britain and Hudson Heritage awards. It’s no wonder that this has become one of the finest wedding venues in Cheshire. From the interior to the gardens, there are so many places to take wonderful wedding photographs. Provided we are available to photograph your wedding we would love to meet up to discuss the vision for your day and share some of our expert knowledge and experience.
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Our Style Of Wedding Photography
Wedding photography is all about moments. We like to let the day flow naturally and capture lots of candid pictures throughout the day. Starting with bridal preparation, there are some must have photos like a picture of the dress and the bride having her makeup done. When we aren’t taking these photos we are looking for smiles, laughter and emotional moments to photograph. It’s also really important for us to take portraits of the bride before she heads to Combermere for the ceremony. We take these more posed photos in the most natural way possible so that the bride feels comfortable and looks her best in the images. A relaxed couple will certainly get the best photos. An unobtrusive approach is key to getting the best wedding photos.