Rebecca and Andrew – Combermere Abbey
Combermere Abbey how have you eluded us for so long? Despite having photographed weddings all over Cheshire and surrounding counties for over ten years, this was our first time photographing a wedding at the impressive setting of Combermere Abbey. I hope it is not the last time!
The wedding ceremony at Combermere takes place in a large conservatory, which opens up directly into large and very well looked after gardens. It’s a venue where it really doesn’t matter which way you point your camera, there’s great views all round. It’s also pretty much impossible to visit all the good locations in a single visit – there just isn’t enough time.
We could happily have taken our models Rebecca and Andrew and spent the whole day photographing them in different parts of the grounds, but this had to be balanced with the demands of the wedding, so we just had to fit in as much as we could in the limited time available.
As a great extra touch, the Combermere Abbey staff make a 1927 Crossley vintage car available for wedding couples to enjoy during part of the day. This is no ordinary car, but an extremely rare luxury motor and a model used by royalty from a bygone era. This special car also makes a great prop for wedding photographs.
Rebecca and Andrew had checked in the night before, so they were on location for the big day. The girls were staying in the wonderful estate lodge, and the boys a respectful distance apart in the courtyard accommodation. So we split up – Katy went off to photograph the boys, and I hooked up with the girls at the lodge.
Images by Dave, Katy and Dilys!