I finished my 2017 wedding season by being the Heaton House Farm wedding photographer for Karen & Chris. Happily for Karen & Chris they only live a stone’s throw away from Heaton House Farm which made their choice of venue very easy. The venue is a charming working farm situated in the stunning Peak District right on the border of Cheshire & Staffordshire.
Admittedly, on the day of Karen & Chris’s wedding the combination of thick fog & heavy rain made it difficult to see across the courtyard let alone the beautiful scenery but, hey ho, you have to make allowances for the weather in December 🙂
Karen & the girls were getting ready in the rather aptly named ‘Cloud View’, one of Heaton house Farm’s lovely suites & the room was full of lively chat & banter as the girl’s looked forward to the day ahead.
In the bar Chris & the guests were also preparing for the day ahead, Chris & his best man Lee, it has to be said looking a little more nervous than Karen!
Karen & Chris had chosen to get married ‘Under The Stars’ & the ceremony room did indeed look magical as the guests made their way in for the ceremony.
A great ceremony followed, enjoyed by everybody & made beautifully personal by a song from Karen & Chris’s daughter, Rebecca, which left no dry eyes in the room!
The fog hadn’t lifted at all but mercifully the downpour stopped long enough to grab a few photos outside in Heaton House’s garden & the adjoining lane.
Quickly retreating indoors we rejoined the guests in the warm for the drinks reception before heading into Steeles Barn for the wedding breakfast & excellent speeches, of which Chris’s will stay in my memory for a long time 😉
Mad fools that they were Karen & the girls braved the night air to have some fun with sparklers, after which Karen & Chris allowed themselves to be photographed with Heaton House Farm’s feature pigs, as my wife, Sarah, had told me I couldn’t go home if I didn’t get that shot, the pigs having gone down very well with her on our visit to Heaton House Farm to meet the team.
Evening entertainment time was soon upon us & we returned to ‘Under The Stars’ for another beautiful song from Rebecca before the band took over to party the night away.