Abbeywood Cheshire Photography // Michelle & Eamonn
Michelle and Eamon Byrne – Abbeywood Estate
Michelle and Eamon were married in October in an intimate, elegant and really romantic wedding day at the Abbeywood Estate. I’ve been part of a few wedding days at the Abbeywood Estate and it truly is one of Cheshire’s hidden gems. A beautiful glasshouse and cosy Orangery warmed by a gorgeous open fire and natural light….stunning gardens that change with each season and something new to see each time. Their wedding day was charming and relaxed and I loved all the literary references in their table decor, Michelle’s absolutely stunning dress and the pretty pink bridesmaids too!
The Abbeywood Estate has a lovely homely feel, which I think appealed to Michelle and Eamon who didn’t want the day to be overly formal and just wanted everyone to relax and have a good time. They kept the ceremony and meal small and intimate with just 36 of their favourite people there and that created such a close knit feel to the day. It was so lovely to be part of it.
Michelle and Eamon found me on social media and got in touch about their plans;
I had seen your pictures on Facebook and you had been recommend to us by many people. I loved that none of your pictures seemed forced and were natural and not heavily edited.
They met 8 years ago in a nightclub on a night out and according to Michelle despite Eamon’s ‘terrible pick up lines!’ they we went on their first date to watch a film;
Somehow we ended up sitting though the end of the film before the film we were meant to be seeing. Had the most awkward 20 minutes with the cleaners coming in while we sat and waited for the actual film, never laughter so much and so just knew he was the one for me.
Eamon proposed in August 2016 on top of Orrest Head in the Lake District, I didn’t expect it one bit as by then we had been together about 7 years and if anyone ever mentioned marriage to Eamon he would just say ‘I’ll propose soon’ (he said that for about 2 years!)
Michelle and Eamon just loved the Autumn colours at the Abbeywood Estate when they visited it and knew the date and venue would be perfect for them. Michelle is a total bookworm and so just had to include literature somewhere in the wedding. They brought lots of old books to use in the decor, including an old book of Shakespeare’s plays that were used to decorate picture frames for their centre pieces.
I also love the Great Gatsby so when picking my wedding dress I fell in love with the drop waist Floral Ellis bridal dress and teamed it with my grandma’s peals. We loved the beautiful gardens at the Abbeywood Estate so used those for the inspiration for the garlands we hung in the glass house and Orangery.
My favourite moment (aside from marrying Eamon of course) is when I found the ‘lady dog bride and groom’ figures my sister and brother in law made me. My sister was given one many years ago at brownie camp and it is the most ugly thing you have ever seen! It’ been a bit of an ongoing joke, my brother in law Kev hated the dog and to make us our very own one for our wedding day was hilarious…best present ever!
And that is why I loved these two and their lovely relaxed day, it was intimate, funny, romantic, heartfelt, close knit and wonderful. Thanks so much Michelle and Eamon for asking me to be part of your day,
love Jess x
Hair – Lea Van Rensburg
Make-up – Lauren Shaw
Car – Horgan’s Cars
Entertainment – Mark Elliott
Dress – Sarah Wedding Boutique
Flowers – Flower Emporium