Michelle and Ben’s Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Previews

Looking back at an excellent weekend with Michelle and Ben, a brilliant couple who perfectly planned and enjoyed an amazing wedding at the impressive Lancashire wedding venue Rivington Hall Barn.

With barn weddings being ever popular I’ve shot at quite a few but Rivington Hall Barn has definitely got to be one at the top of my favourite list. Nicely tucked away on the Rivington Hall estate the striking beamed roof and beautiful ambient lighting made it the perfect venue for Michelle and Ben to host their celebrations.

Prior to their wedding ceremony and reception in Bolton I was in Manchester at Michelle and Ben’s home photographing the early stages of the day, with Michelle’s family and Bridesmaids on hand to ensure everything went smoothly.

Looking forward to sharing more from Michelle and Ben’s Rivington Hall Barn wedding in the coming weeks but for now here are some previews of which you can also see and share on my Facebook page.

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Cally and Norton’s Swancar Farm Wedding Previews

My first wedding at Nottinghamshire’s popular wedding venue Swancar Farm and it was great to be there with Cally and Norton and to photograph the celebrations with their friends and family.

It was a true winter wedding with strong winds blowing across the surrounding farmland so the converted barn and outhouses of Swancar Farm provided welcomed shelter away from the elements.

There are plenty more photos to come but for now here are a few previews of some of my favourite moments of which you can also see and share on my Facebook page.

Sarah and Tom’s Riding School, Calke Abbey Wedding

As we move into a period of big celebrations it’s a perfect time for me to be sharing some of my favourite images from Sarah and Tom’s wedding at The Riding School at Calke Abbey where their wedding celebrations were nothing short of great!

Most weekends a wedding guest or family member of the Bride and Groom normally tells me that I must have one of the best jobs most of the time I would agree. However during my first chat with Sarah and Tom, when he explained that his job was partly to travel to some of the most exotic corners of the earth to research and sample some of the finest alcoholic drinks available, I felt a little trumped!


Sarah and Tom utilised this expertise and introduced their wedding guests to some creative cocktails throughout the day, making sure that any potential rusty dance moves were well oiled.

Then to take the celebrations up a couple of notches, Tom then turned his hand to another one of his passions and exchanged the swizzle sticks for drumsticks and in the true sense of the phrase… smashed it!

You can also see my favourite images from Sarah and Tom’s Calke Abbey wedding on my Facebook page.

Sarah and Tom’s Calke Abbey Wedding Previews

With an expertise in specialty alcohol, the appreciation for live music and a host of friends and family from around the UK the foundations were set for some amazing celebrations at Calke Abbey for the wedding of Sarah and Tom.

With help from Honeysuckle & Castle, Sarah and Tom designed a wedding that perfectly suited their style, personalities and story and with so much put in it was a pleasure to be a part of.

Sarah, her four sisters and cousin all got ready at Southwood House Farm before heading over to The Riding School at Calke Abbey where the rest of the day’s events would unfold.

You can also see these previews on my Facebook page and I’ll be looking forward to sharing more in the future.

Isabelle and James’ Thoresby Riding Hall Wedding Previews

I don’t think there’s one person out there who will disagree that Friday’s are one of the greatest days of the week. Especially when you get to spend them at weddings, with couples like Isabelle and James, then that Friday feeling just becomes that much better!

Nottinghamshire’s Thoresby Riding Hall was where it all happened, an ambient setting made personal with little touches from Isabelle and James. 

Friends and family came from north, south and that great mass in between that I like to call home to celebrate with Isabelle and James and being there into the evening meant I was able to capture it all.

Here’s a preview of the day and you can also see this selection of images on my Facebook Page.