Styal Lodge // Mel & Ken

Styal lodge is a family-run, bespoke wedding venue set in the peaceful National Trust village of Styal, in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. An exclusive, contemporary and, most importantly, unique wedding venue in Cheshire, at Styal Lodge we will give you the opportunity, along with our help, to create your perfect wedding day exactly as you would wish it to be.

Mel & Ken also added a highlight film & engagement shoot to their package.

Describe your wedding in three words

Intimate, fun, pretty

Why you chose the date of wedding (did it have any meaning?)

7/7/22 – an easy date to remember!

Anything about how you met/proposal story

Ken and I met in uni and started of as friends 🙂 took him a whole year to finally get me to say yes to our first date! Then took us another 10 years to get engaged haha!

Your inspiration/style/aspirations for the day

I have always loved pastel shades and so a lot of the day revolves around that! We wanted it to be a small intimate wedding and wanted everyone to just have a good time!

Memorable/emotional/funny moment on the day

The whole wedding was incredible. So many memories and emotions from Mel walking down the aisle in that amazing dress! getting blessed in front of family and friends. Mel’s second stunning red dress and Moka stealing the show! And of course, our first song together as Husband & Wife 🙂

How did you discover me and why you chose me to photograph the day

We found you on Instagram and really loved your work! All the pictures were so natural and really captured the moment!

Wedding song?

Ben Rector – Forever like that

Any advice for couples planning their wedding?

Enjoy the process, it is all worth it at the end!

Are you going on a honeymoon?

Eventually…when our work schedules are finally in sync and the NHS allows us to take more than a week off 😂

Anything else….

Thank you so much for such a lovely experience Jess!

“Jess has been lovely from the very beginning 🙂 We found Jess on Instagram and just fell in love with her work – everything was so natural and really captured the moment.
We first met with her during our engagement shoot and she made us feel completely at ease. We aren’t usually the “posing” type so it was really nice to just be natural and the photos were all so so incredible!
Then came the day of the wedding..! Jess and Chris were both fantastic! They were very discreet throughout, capturing natural in-the-moment shots. We felt truly at ease which was what we needed. They even stayed late to capture our first song together as husband and wife – thank you so much! We really enjoyed our day and our preview photos look absolutely amazing! Thank you so much Jess and Chris! We could not have wished for a better team”
Jess Yarwood