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Dorfold Hall Wedding Photography | Kate and John


Dorfold Hall Wedding Photography


A hidden gem in the heart of Cheshire, the stunning Dorfold Hall is an amazing venue for a wedding - with so many options for your day, whether you’re tying the knot inside the elegant 1600’s built Jacobean house, or down the pathway leading into the Coach House ceremony room, or also outside in the gorgeous gardens; there are many backdrops for some stunning photographs all around this venue.

I was really looking forward to Kate and John’s Dorfold Hall wedding ever since we met up to chat about their plans for the day. I was to meet Kate in preparation room at the top of the polished wooden staircase leading up to the first floor. You could tell the excitement was in the air as soon I had opened the door into this magnificent room. Kate had everything ready to go, with the champagne in full flow, wedding dress hung up and ready to be worn and also her wedding gift (Valentino shoes! - good work John!) already opened!

Coach House Ceremony at Dorfold Hall

It wasn’t long until we were heading down from our make-up preparations through to the Coach House where John was nervously waiting at the top of the aisle. Dorfold Hall’s Coach House is great as it has a staircase running up the back of the ceremony room allowing for some additional angles of the wedding ceremony.

After the vows were read, ring were exchanged and registers signed, we all headed outside for (my favourite part of the day) the confetti throwing! I then wondered the grounds with our bride and groom taking a couple of portraits together at this gorgeous wedding venue. We weren’t away too long though as we were soon back for some family group shots and canapés provided by the excellent catering team at Dorfold Hall.

Tipi Wedding at Dorfold Hall

Kate and John had arranged for a Tipi reception on the grounds, which worked really well as guests wondered over from the grounds and found their seats for the meals and speeches. The speeches were great fun with all wedding guests getting involved with a few rounds of ‘Never have I ever' with drinks. Before you knew it we were then onto the dancing and partying into the night!

We had a great time photographing Kate and John’s Dorfold Hall wedding. If you are getting married at Dorfold Hall and are currently looking for wedding photography, why not drop me a message.


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Dorfold Hall weddings photographed by Stephen McGowan. If you are getting married and looking for a natural wedding photographer then please get in touch to discuss more.