Thornton Manor Wedding Photography

The Thornton Manor Wedding of Amy & Jordan was one the I was really looking forward to. It happens to be an incredibly beautiful wedding venue but I’ve also got to know them and their family over a few years. 

I originally photographed the wedding of Amy’s sister, Lauren. She married Dan (best man at this wedding) who’s sister I also had the pleasure of working for at their West Tower Wedding. 

So this is the third wedding in this family that I have photographed, along with a couple of family shoots at Christmas time. I always love being able to walk into a wedding and instantly recognise friendly faces and knowing that the vibe of the day is going to be great. 

Thornton Manor Wedding – A Photofilm

Enjoy the PhotoFilm below, From Amy & Jordans Thornton Manor Wedding.

A chilled and fun wedding at the beautiful Cheshire Venue, Thornton Manor.

The perfect weather for a proper British wedding is, in my opinion, some light cloud and the temperature that comes around late August or May time. Not too hot, not at all cold. Perfect… Amy and Jordan ordered the perfect day for their Thornton Manor Wedding. 

Nothing pleased me more, because this wedding was rescheduled time and time again due to the dreaded lockdowns. I’d have been gutted for them if they didn’t get a lovely day for it. 

Their entire day happened here, from preparations through to the party, and including the ceremony and wedding breakfast. The couple’s wonderful and friendly son, Theo, was also on hand to provide the entertainment for the day!

As a Documentary Wedding Photographer, This kind of wedding is absolutely perfect for me. I can focus on (see what I did there…) the important moments as the day flows around me. 

Bridal Prep Photography at Thornton Manor

Thornton Manor has some fantastic facilities for getting ready for your wedding day. Amy and her girls (and mum, of course) had their makeup and hair prepared over in the gatehouse at Thornton Manor, which is also where they stayed the night before. 

Hair was taken care of by Aimee Harding and Huze Makeovers handled makeup. 

 

Thornton Manor Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony room at Thornton Manor is truly stunning. Beautiful decor takes us back to a time before wedding photography even existed, with walls covered in antique paintings. There is a huge window letting in natural lights at the end of the room, too. perfect for a wedding photographer like me. 

Our Bride was given away by two of the coolest dads! 

Amy and Jordan also chose to have two readings, which were delivered beautifully. 

Thornton Manor Outside

After the ceremony, we piled outside for a drinks reception, where Amy and Jordan could welcome their friends and family to the wedding and kick-start the festivities, setting the scene for the rest of the day. As a natural wedding photographer, this is a great part of the day for me, full of cuddles, high-fives and love!

Candid Couples Photos

As an advantage of my style of photography, I don’t remove you from your wedding and your guests for hours to set up elaborate (and often cheesy) wedding portraits. 

However, it’s always lovely for the bride and groom to take some time alone to take everything in and have a stroll around the grounds. This is the perfect opportunity to get some photos of the happy couple alone. 

I love to capture more natural portraits which are personal to each couple. 

Wedding Breakfast

At Thornton Manor, the wedding breakfast and the rest of the reception will happen in their very grand hall. The hall can leave you speechless as it’s simply beautiful. 

The bride and groom are announced into their room to the sound of cheers, jeers, a few heckles, then it’s time for speeches. 

A particular highlight, I must say. Two father-of-the-brides mean there’s a hint of light competition… And of course, a slideshow. Dan, our best man, knew what he was up against and so prepared his own special speech with a quirky bingo game. 

Next, it’s the part everybody has been waiting for… The food. 

Chefs at Olive Tree Catering do an absolutely amazing job. For me, it’s time to put the cameras down and enjoy one of the perks of the job as a wedding photographer… 

Evening Wedding Reception at Thornton Manor

As the daytime events wind down, people are given a break to chill out with their family, mingle, drink, and let their food settle. 

But it’s not long before we’re back into the swing of things and the bride and groom are being announced back into the room for their first dance. 

Their friends and family soon joined them on the dance floor and we partied the night away. I even shook my ass a little… a sign of a good party! 

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Wedding Photography on Fujifilm Cameras

For the photography nerds out there (yeah, I see you lookin’), this entire wedding was photographed on Fujifilm X-T3 cameras, using a combination of the following lenses;
Fujifilm 18mm f1.4
Fujifilm 56mm f1.2
Fujifilm 14mm f2.8

Godox Flashes were used on the dance floor. 

I always photograph weddings in a documentary style using fujifilm cameras. I feel that the small form factor allows me to be more discrete. The lenses and sensors give me impeccable quality, too. They are simply a joy to use. 

Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer

If you enjoy my casual, storytelling style of documentary wedding photography, please take a few moments to have a look around the website and get in touch about your own wedding photography. 

Hello, I’m Paul

I’m a chilled out, coffee-guzzling, Documentary-style Wedding Photographer for relaxed and fun couples who are planning an AWESOME WEDDING!

Currently I live in the beating heart of the North-West (erm, Wigan) with my fiancè and a cheeky cat called Ellie.

I photographed my first ever weddings on board a cruise ship over ten years ago and after working on lots of boring commercial photography jobs, I returned to my love of parties and people in 2016.

Nowadays I spend my working life shooting unique and beautiful weddings for not-so-traditional couples.

I’m privileged to have the best job in the world, and love what I do even when it rains!