Though primarily London based we always jump at the chance of a road trip to Cheshire! Ellie and Dan’s wedding took us to the majestic Dorfold Hall. As soon as we turned onto the tree-lined driveway and saw the grandeur of this Jacobean House, stunning gardens and lake we knew it was going to be a good day!
Ellie and Dan have known one another pretty much all of their lives. They played together as young children evidenced by the sweetest photographs of the two of them pre-school age playing and holding hands. Who knew!
Nestled in 800 acres of Cheshire countryside, Dorfold Hall is a 17th century Jacobean stately home and gardens that have been meticulously restored. As well as an impressive façade it has elegant and contemporary interiors. Ensuring we got fantastic images both inside and out.
On the morning we caught up with Ellie who was getting ready in Dorfold Hall’s gorgeous oak-panelled bridal suite. Ellie looked amazing in her Riki Dalal dress. Riki Dalal dresses always have unique necklines and elegant lace detailing. Ellie’s also had a fantastic cut that gave her a perfect silhouette in all of our images. The bridal party felt more like an army with 8 bridesmaids and 4 flower girls who were all on hand and in high spirits. The bridesmaids wore pink and the flower girls wore white.
The wedding ceremony was held in the atmospheric Coach House. Its enormous oak doors, white-washed walls, iron spiral staircase and musician’s gallery make it a rustic yet elegant space. Flowers were white and blush roses to match the theme.
After their beautiful wedding ceremony, Ellie and Dan chose to have a quiet moment to themselves where they could enjoy the moment and have a glass of champagne. It’s always a good idea to allow a bit of time just for you two to stop and just take in the moment. After this, they joined their guests to enjoy a drinks reception in the walled garden. We also got the chance to take some romantic images of them around the grounds of Dorfold Hall.
The wedding reception was held in a luxury ‘sperry tent’ marquee which was dressed beautifully. Flowers from Fletcher and Foley which included lots of greenery, grasses and roses. There were also different sized gold frame vases to add height and variety to the centrepieces. There was evidence of Ellie’s career as an event planner everywhere. This wedding was dressed exquisitely.
There was an amazing wedding meal created by talented chefs at Dorfold Hall along with some very well-received speeches. I loved the way the marquee was open so that Ellie and Dan’s guests could just blend inside and outside spaces seamlessly.
In the evening fairy lights adorned the marquee, candles lit the paths and a firepit offered up a cosy feel. The light they threw about was so perfect that we took the chance to get some amazing after dark romantic images of Ellie and Dan. They were amongst our favourites of the day. Here take a look!
The wedding party was epic. To say this lot was up for a party would be an understatement. I took my life into my own hands-on that dancefloor but it was worth it for the fantastic images. Dance floor entertainment was from the very talented The Mac Bros.
A fun-filled family wedding at a jaw dropping-ly romantic and elegant venue. We loved photographing and filming Ellie and Dan’s epic Dorfold Hall wedding. Thanks for having us there guys!
We’ll leave the last word to them. Here’s what they had to say about us.
“We chose MIKI Studios for our photography & videography. Having the same company do both was a great experience as both Mick &Ash worked so well together and knew exactly how to help each other get the best footage. We were so impressed with not only the end product but the experience from start to finish. They were friendly and professional throughout and made us feel completely at ease. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.”
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