Abbeywood Estate // Laura & Neil
Neil and Laura wanted a relaxed summer wedding with flowers and beautiful gardens, so I was delighted when they told me their wedding venue was Abbeywood Estate in Cheshire. Their gardens are absolutely gorgeous in the summer, and it was how Neil and Laura found me, they’d been looking at pictures taken in the grounds and stumbled across one taken by little old me! It’s one of my favourite Cheshire venues so I love shooting there and I was delighted to find out that Laura was a keen gardener and lover of flowers just like me. It makes weddings extra special for me when I find a connection or shared interest with a bride or groom.
I had my whole little team with me at Neil and Laura’s wedding, Lou, one of my favourite second shooters set off in the morning to capture the groom prep and my husband Chris who was filming all day to make into a highlight film for the couple, accompanied me to bridal prep to get Laura and her bridal team getting ready.
Abbeywood looked stunning, decked out in various hues of pinks and purples and how gorgeous is that light in the conservatory? It was lovely to see everybody enjoying themselves dancing outside as the sun went down. We got some beautiful golden hour shots as the sun set and the whole Jess Yarwood team had an amazing day with Neil and Laura, even if they did get carried away and cut the cake with out us! But never fear, us photographers have always got things under control and we were able to do a second cutting which garnered an even bigger cheer than the first! It’s all part of the craziness of a wedding day!
Thank you for having us with you for your amazing wedding Laura and Neil, it really was a pleasure to spend it with you.
“We are so pleased that we booked Jess to capture our wedding at the end of June. I knew from the moment I saw some of her work that she was the photographer for us and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Not only is Jess incredibly talented at what she does, she is one of the nicest people we have met since we embarked upon our wedding planning journey! Nothing awkward or forced… just relaxed, laid-back “capturing the moment” photography, which is exactly what we wanted. It was actually like we had an old friend with us for the whole day and so many of our guests commented on how subtle Jess was at capturing the moments throughout the day. A big thank you as well to Jess’s husband, Chris – who accompanied Jess on the day capturing footage for our wedding film. You make a great team! I highly recommend Jess for any wedding / family photography! Relaxed, natural, professional, unobtrusive, laid-back & artistic. What more could we have asked for? Thank you so much Jess ❤️ we loved sharing the day with you and will treasure these pictures forever.”