Beeston Manor Wedding Photography

Clare and Chris

Found in the Ribble Valley and set within 140 acres of land at Hoghton near Preston, a beautiful setting for a wedding provided my pleasure of capturing Clare and Chris’s Beeston Manor wedding photography. It is one of the finest, privately owned and family run venues and with such a beautiful sunny day, shining upon our beautiful couple, this special day as been truly wonderful.

John Bickerstaffe and his father hand made the barn over 12 years and it now creates a most special atmosphere. From a 16th century barn, originally used for storage of local farmer’s crops, to a beautifully handcrafted venue with many of the original features exposed. Beautiful oak beams adorn the ceiling and locally quarried pink sand stone can be seen around the venue.

One bride, one groom and a rose bouquet

Clare’s stunning bridal gown from The Bridal Path adorned the window where the sun shone magically through the flowery embroidered detail. With every intricate stitch visible the dress was flawless. Crystal covered shoes from the Rainbow Club at House of Fraser completed our brides look. Chris matched his bride perfectly with his pastel pink tie and crisp white shirt and Hugo Boss suit. With the bridal party dressing at her parents beautiful house happy emotions rose and the atmosphere started buzz. Clare’s lace bridesmaids dresses were complimented by the colour of Mary, the mother of the bride’s dress. Make up by Glamorama finalised the finishing touches to the ladies and all were ready.

Clare’s father had a true fatherly look of adoration for his daughter as she showed off her finished style. Pride lit up their faces with sheer delight at their beautiful daughter.

With a bouquet of roses in a variety of pinks from Emma Leanne Floristry, the fairy tale started to come true.


Say I do, I love You

Several generations awaited for Clare’s arrival. Chris was looking incredibly calm and collected, a credit to his best man for maintaining calm surroundings. With Clare walking down the isle holding her father’s hand, Chris had the widest grins on his face. As their eyes met, it was clear to see their love for each other. Every Beeston Manor Wedding Photography moment caught the love in Chris’ eye that he has for Clare.

Walking hand in hand down the isle together into the future of their married life they were with a shower of confetti in the glorious sunshine.


You are the sunshine that lights my heart within

With the gorgeous sun shining and the wedding guests in full conversational flow and I managed to whist away our happy couple for some incredible shots. As you can see form the below scenic photographs in Beeston Manor County Hotel’s grounds, they’re grounds are simply stunning. With a ‘less is more’ phrase coming to mind whist I was capturing Clare and Chris, it was perfect. The true Ribble Valley scenery gave a backdrop second to none which together with the wind blowing and the amazing weather, made for awesome Beeston Manor Wedding Photography.

Speeches followed with the Groom making a beautiful dedication to his new wife and all around them applauding. His best man gaining some awesome laughter with his speech and after everyone was still friends!


Eat, Drink, Dance and be Married

Speeches done, food served and finished off with an exquisitely layered cake, made by Mary, topped with bride and groom figures. I thought it looked too good to cut. Their centre pieces matched the rustic theme and decoration of their cake which fitted perfectly with today’s setting.

As Andy B (DJ) set up ready to play the evening away, firstly was Clare and Chris’ first dance – Ingrid Michaelson – You & I

Beautiful, the only word to describe their first dance. Hand in hand and cheek to cheek, Our couple certainly were happy and danced their night away.

I managed to capture one last stunning shot in the grounds with the sun just about setting, it was so beautiful I had to use it for this Beeston Manor Wedding Photography blog’s photo feature!


To me, wedding photography is about showing the day for its true moments. No pre-planned or posed shots, unless requested, just pure, natural pictures.

I hope you enjoy this collection of Beeston Manor Wedding Photography.


“Love begins in a moment, Grows over time and lasts an Eternity.”