Gemma and Ant’s Styal Lodge Wedding

styal lodge wedding photography
Styal Lodge Wedding

Gemma and Ant are probably the only couple I’ll ever photograph who were actually pleased to see rain on their wedding day. When Gemma and Ant got married, they were living in Dubai, so when they headed back to Cheshire for their Styal Lodge wedding there were no complaints when the rain started. This was my first time as a Styal Lodge wedding photographer at one of Cheshire’s most popular wedding venues. The lodge is close to Styal golf club and features exposed wooden beams and a huge windows which throws beautiful natural light throughout the venue.  It’s an exclusive use venue and perfect for couples who want a venue the is a little different to the normal wedding venue.

Wedding Preparations

I met up with Ant a the Stannylands hotel for the groom preparations, where the gents enjoyed a cup of tea (ahem, well, maybe a pint) before I headed off to Styal Lodge to see Gemma. The bridal room is great at Styal Lodge. It’s a huge space with plenty of natural window light and it’s a great area for preparation photos. Things got emotional when Gemma’s brother arrived to give her away and he couldn’t hold back the tears when he saw Gemma in her wedding dress.

The Lake at Styal Lodge

Gemma and Ant wanted a fun, relaxed wedding day and this started at their service where they fist pumped at the top of the aisle before laughing their way through the wedding service. Once married the fun continued throughout the drinks reception. With a short break in the rain, we raced into the garden for some photos before heading up to the lake at Styal Lodge for the signature photos from Styal Lodge. The speeches followed the wedding breakfast before the evening reception was started with Jukebox band kicking off the evening celebrations. I loved shooting Gemma and Ant’s Styal Lodge wedding. It was a great day and I am looking forward to heading back to Styal Lodge soon.

Stannylands Hotel groom getting dressed groom putting his tie on Styal Lodge wedding venue bridesmaid opening champagne bride having her hair checked bride having make up on bride in a mirror bride getting in her dress brides brother crying bride arriving at styal lodge fist pump at top of aisleexchange of rings at styal lodge wedding kiss at styal lodge confetti at styal lodge hugs at wedding reception more hugs at styal lodge guests signing guest book wedding guests laughing wedding photos at styal lodge bride and groom outside styal lodge styal lodge wedding photography couple kissing on lake at styal lodge bride in her wellies at styal lodge specches at styal lodge laughing bride at styal lodge wedding toast tyal lodge wedding cake cutting at styal lodge first dance at styal lodge wedding first dance at styal lodge

Styal Lodge,Station Road, Styal SK9 4JN. 01625 416376

Styal Lodge Wedding Photography by  James Tracey © 2019