A beautiful Nunsmere Hall Wedding for Natalie & Oliver with plenty of sunshine, and just a couple of unexpected showers! The sun was definitely shining on this beautiful summer morning when I arrived at Nunsmere Hall. I made my way up to Natalie where she was getting ready with her Mum and bridesmaids. I got some lovely photos of Natalie by the window as she was having her makeup applied. Oliver arrived at Nunsmere Hall and started getting ready in a different part of the hotel and I think the nerves were slightly kicking in at this point. He looked very dapper in his black tie attire as did his best man and groomsmen.
Back in the bridal suite with Natalie in time for her to get into her wedding dress. The time had come to come to walk down the aisle with her proud dad.
Outdoor Ceremony At Nunsmere Hall (nearly)
Natalie and Oliver were to have an outdoor ceremony, but by this point, the clouds above did start to look a bit sketchy. Everyone made their way to the seats that were arranged in the gardens for a Nunsmere Hall wedding. Oliver stood and waited patiently for his bride-to-be but also nervously looking up at the clouds. And then the dreaded shout from the seated guests, “It’s spittin!” Everyone ran under the trees for cover, and as quick as the rain came, it disappeared again and the sun broke through the clouds. Phew!
Oliver decided the show must go on outside and he was soon joined by Natalie at the front of the aisle. But just as they started their vows the heavens opened and it started pouring down! “Everyone inside!” Handbags covered heads as everyone made a dash to the main ceremony room at Nunsmere Hall.
Natalie & Oliver made their way back up the indoor aisle in the Crystal Suite to finish their vows and finally tie the knot! I honestly think after all the chaos of running out of the rain and gathering standing up inside made for some great photographs and definitely a break from the norm. I love unique moments like this and it’s something they can always look back on with smiles.
Natalie and Oliver did it! They were finally husband and wife and made their way back up the aisle together to rapturous applause and cheering from their guests.
Beside The Lake At Nunsmere Hall
After an epic confetti shot on the main staircase of Nunsmere Hall and a few group photos, we managed to sneak the newlyweds away for 10 minutes for some photos of them both together. We walked down to the lake at Nunsmere Hall which is a lovely backdrop for photographs. We also got a few photos outside the front of the Nunsmere Hall.
Singing And All Dancing Waiters
The sun was out again and no sign of rain so everyone enjoyed drinks and canapes on the terrace and gardens. Food and speeches were to take place in the new marquee at Nunsmere Hall. Three great speeches from the bride’s dad, Oliver, and his best man followed by some delicious food
When the waiters burst into song you knew this was the start of the party! Everyone was on their feet, standing on tables, singing and waving napkins. The two singing waiters really got everyone in great spirits with their energy packed performance!
Evening Dress And Party
Natalie disappeared for a while and then made a grand entrance in her evening wedding dress to a great reaction from the guests. I had a dream that I ruined this surprise and I accidentally mentioned it in front of Oli, but it was all a dream wasn’t it Natalie, It never happened! :D
Everyone gathered back in the marquee which had been turned around for the evening reception. After the traditional cake cut, the band invited Natalie and Oliver to the dance floor for their first dance together as husband and wife. The tempo of the music was raised and everyone joined them to party the night away.
Dress: Knowsley Bridal & Love Bridal
Video: Moon Dance Media
Make-up: Ella Gorton
Hair: Hair By Alison
Flowers & Stationery: Taylor Made Blooms
Cake: Cakes By Bethany
Band: UTC Band
Singing Waiters: The Harper Brothers
Set against the beautiful Cheshire countryside, Nunsmere hall is a magnificent venue for a wedding. It has great lakeside views and is surrounded by perfectly kept gardens.
Nunsmere Hall is located in the heart of Delamere Forest. The country house is where couples tie the knot. Nunsmere Hall was built around 1900 and for many years, this lovely country home hosted luxurious parties for the elite of Edwardian society.
You can book a Nunsmere Hall wedding if you are planning a smaller intimate gathering or a larger event for up to 400 people and is exclusively yours for the whole day.
The Crystal Suite is the most popular room for ceremonies at Nunsmere Hall. It has beautifully carved ceilings and original windows that overlook the beautifully manicured gardens. Crystal Suite is licensed for civil ceremonies and has the capacity for a ceremony of up to 120 guests and a sit down meal seating 80.
The brocklebank room has a wall of large windows which overlook the beautiful gardens at Nunsmere Hall. Great for intimate weddings, Brocklebank has a unique space and is most popular for couples to use for their wedding breakfast. Capacity for up to 100 guests and also licensed for civil ceremonies.
The new marquee was recently completed in 2020. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has amazing views of the lake. It has a beautiful starlit ceiling, a dance floor and loads of room for a party as it is huge! Also a private bar for you and your guests to enjoy. The Marquee is available all year round and has a capacity for 400 guests!
You can have a Nunsmere Hall wedding in the beautiful Italian gardens. (weather permitting) I love photographing outdoor ceremonies! It’s not always possible with the crazy U.k weather so always great having the option when we get blessed with nice weather.
Nunsmere Hall Wedding Photography
If you are planning a Nunsmere Hall Wedding and looking for a natural wedding photographer to tell your story, I would love to hear from you. With my documentary approach to wedding photography, I won’t turn your wedding into a fashion shoot. No silly posing or cheesy smiles, just moments captured naturally through your day and in return tell your unique story.
If that sounds up your street, please contact me here to request a brochure.