A gorgeous summer wedding day at the beautiful Styal Lodge, lots of laughter, hugs, stunning venue styling, dapper groomsmen and I’m sure Katy and Dean will want me to mention those sleeves…

the bride and groom kiss whilst posing for their wedding photographer and videographer at Styal Lodge in Cheshire

This really was the perfect wedding, and I have to be honest and say I knew it would be from the moment they booked!

Katy and Dean’s story of how they met is very similar to mine and Lee’s, so they obviously love an unusual ‘how we first met’ story…though not that unusual it seems!

Katy and Dean are camp friends of my wonderful in laws Keri and Tom (who also met at camp! You can check out their awesome wedding video here, pretty sure that’s the reason they booked…) so I sort of knew them from McNabb BBQ’s and following there amazing lives in Australia on Facebook too.

I know there would have been concerns from the Aussies about the British weather but they clearly bought a little bit of Aus sunshine with them to Cheshire!

Below is their wedding highlights video, if you’re not grinning along by the end of it I’ll be really surprised…

The morning started for me over with Katy, her Mum and Bridesmaid’s getting ready at Styal Lodge. They have a cute Bridal dressing room on site which is perfect for the Bridal party and their professional hair and make-up people.

Ruby Slippers and Vicky M Hair were on hand to make the girls look even more beautiful and Daniel Lloyd Photography joined me to capture some of the excitement before the ceremony.

Over at the boys hotel it was a simpler affair, the hardest part was needing help to get the bow ties looking straight!

They were soon heading over to Styal Lodge to greet their guests and ensure everything was looking perfect for Katy’s arrival.

a brides wedding dress hangs up in the sunshine in the bridal room at Styal lodge with a mr and mrs sign hanging on the wall a stunning hand tied garden flower style bridal bouquet sits next to a pair of bridal sandals the bridesmaids react to the champagne being popped open for them to enjoy a drink before the wedding at styal lodge in cheshire the bridesmaids stand in their silk floral dressing gowns as they pick their blue bridesmaid dresses to get ready at styal lodge in cheshire ruby slippers make up artist from ormskirk concentrates as she applies eye make up to the bride at Styal lodge the groom gets some help from his best man to straighten his bow tie on his white shirt the groom smiles as he reads the wedding card sent by his bride to be waiting at Styal Lodge

One of the best moments during the wedding morning is the bride getting ready.

I love the attention to detail the Mum has, the bridesmaids getting all emotional seeing their sister or friend ready to get married and obviously the moment Dad walks in to the room to see his little girl looking amazing.

It’s always super hard not to get emotional myself at that part!

mother of the bride checks the final fitting of her daughter in her wedding dress as she smiles at herself in the floor length silver mirror in styal lodges bridal room you see a dad hug his bride as he sees her for the first time before her wedding ceremony at Styal Lodge in Cheshire

Styal Lodge looked amazing with the floral hoop at the top of the aisle and the aisle itself was lined with lanterns and stunning pink and blue flowers spilling out from them. JN Flowers did an amazing job!

Katy was soon making her way down the aisle with her Dad as Dean looked on with watery eyes.

They even read their own personal vows to each other which got a few laughs and happy tears from both of them and their friends and family watching on.

you can see a groom get teary eyed as his bride walks down the aisle with her dad at their wedding ceremony Styal Lodge in Cheshire the bride kisses her dad on the cheek just before she gets married to her groom and you can see their rustic large floral hoop in the background at Styal Lodge in Cheshire The bride and groom share their personal vows with each other the bride puts the grooms wedding ring on at their ceremony Styal Lodge in Cheshire caught on video by love gets sweeter the moment when they say you may kiss the bride and the guests are smiling and clapping behind them at Styal Lodge in Cheshire the kiss from the bottom of the aisle at Styal Lodge in Cheshire

They were soon announced as husband and wife as guests lined up outside ready to shower them in confetti.

First it was Dean’s turn to stamp on the glass to cheers of “mazel tov” before their guests enjoyed covering them in handfuls of confetti (how awesome does that look on the video too? Soooo much confetti!).

Guests mingled and introductions were made between the Aussie and English families as Daniel swiftly made his way through the formal group shots.

the groomsmen shout mazel tov as the groom stamps on a glass outside Styal Lodge in Cheshire the bride and groom are showered in bright coloured natural confetti outside Styal Lodge in Cheshire for their wedding video and photos a large group photos outside Styal Lodge in Cheshire of all the wedding party the bridesmaids have a giggle with the wedding photographer Daniel Lloyd outside Styal Lodge in Cheshire

We then had a few minutes to get some lovely couple shots as guests were ushered in to the lodge ready for the wedding breakfast.

the bride checks the grooms bow tie looks nice and straight before they pose for their wedding photos in the gardens at Styal Lodge in Cheshire the bride and groom stand amongst bright foliage and purple flowers in the gardens at Styal Lodge in Cheshire

But, this was Katy and Dean.

There wasn’t going to be any normal entrance.

May as well do it Aussie style!

The bridal party were all announced in in pairs to dance their way to the top table (another Aussie tradition, instead of it being parents at the top table it was Groomsmen and Bridesmaids).

the bride and groom dance through the tables and guests during their entrance for the wedding reception at Styal Lodge in Cheshire caught on the wedding video

Speeches were dispersed throughout the delicious wedding breakfast (created and served by the incredible Top Table) and it was lovely to hear such personal stories and words of advice and encouragement for the newlyweds.

the bride and groom dance through the tables and guests during their entrance for the wedding reception at Styal Lodge in Cheshire caught on the wedding video the top table laugh as the father of the bride delivers his speech the groom hugs his best man as the rest of the room claps at Styal Lodge in Cheshire the groom speaks from the heart about his new wife during their video wedding speeches Styal Lodge in Cheshire

It was then time to cut the wedding cake ready for the evening and then head out to enjoy that rare British sunshine!

a bride and groom have a kiss on the jetty in front of the lake at Styal Lodge in Cheshire a close up shot of the brides lace sleeve of her wedding dress and pretty pink, white and blue bouquet at Styal Lodge in Cheshire a wider shot of the bride and groom having a chat by the lake Styal Lodge in Cheshire golden hour light shimmers on the brides face as they pose for their wedding photos at Styal Lodge in Cheshire a bride rests her hand on her grooms shoulder as she laughs

Guests were soon back inside to enjoy watching Katy and her Dad enjoy a dance and show off their best moves before Katy and Dean took to the floor as husband and wife.

a father and daughter dance at Styal Lodge in Cheshire the bride and her dad have fun bumping hips during their father and daughter dance at Styal Lodge in Cheshire the bride and groom are joined on the dancefloor for their first dance under a floral hoop and festoon lights at Styal Lodge in Cheshire

They’d hinted at another Jewish tradition before the day so I hung around a little while longer to catch them enjoying a Horah dance (where guests dance in a circle and the couple get lifted up on chairs).

Katy may have screamed a little as they bounced her up and down…

the bride and groom honour a traditional jewish dance and are lifted up on chairs by the groomsmen to celebrate them being married at Styal Lodge in Cheshire

Seriously guys, what an amazing day from beginning to end.

It was an absolute pleasure to film and I’m sure they’ll be a lot of my future couples taking inspiration from your day as they did with Keri and Tom’s. So thank you for choosing me 😀

The amazing wedding team…

Wedding Ceremony and Reception – Styal Lodge, Cheshire
Wedding Photographer – Daniel Lloyd Photography, Warrington
Wedding Flowers – JN Flowers, Manchester
Wedding Hair – Vicky M Hair, Nantwich
Wedding Make-Up – Ruby Slippers, Ormskirk
Wedding Catering – Top Table