A Samlesbury Hall Wedding by Lancashire Wedding Photographer

Beautiful Wedding Photographs at a Samlesbury Hall Wedding

Andrew and Alice put on a fantastic Samlesbury Hall Wedding that was a pleasure to photograph.

It was a fantastic day complete with lovely details placed around the details throughout the venue and one I was pleased to have been picked to be the Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photographer.

For the many children and inner child in wedding guests who were invited there was an array of garden games on the lawn situated at the front of the beautiful Samlesbury Hall.

The lovely couple put on a range of drinks for guests including Pimms throughout the day and wedding breakfast.  The place was of huge historical interest to lots of them, with Australian family members having travelled over to attend the wedding it was of great pleasure to show them what a true historic building is like!

Andrew and Alice were great fun and we had a great laugh creating some fantastic wedding photographs in the grounds of Samlesbury Hall.

As a wedding venue Samlesbury Hall is ideal. This historic building offers fantastic backdrops and interior for photographs from the service right through to the first dance.

About the Hall

Samlesbury Hall is a the perfect location to celebrate your special day. from the grand splendour of the Great Hall, the intimacy of the beautiful Whittaker Room and the gorgeous setting of your own private gardens will be yours exclusively for the day.

The Hall is available on Fridays and Saturdays for weddings and other days by special arrangement.

The income helps to maintain and keep this stunning 14th century historic building open to the public and also allows guests as well as visitors to enjoy the magic of Samlesbury Hall – one of the most fabulous wedding venues in Lancashire.

The Hall can be privately booked and the happy couple have exclusive use of the Hall and all the grounds.

Civil Ceremonies for up to 90 can be held in the Whittaker Room, in the Great Hall for up to 120 and can also have the Parlour, which is perfect for smaller ceremonies. If you would like more details about civil ceremonies please visit the Preston Registrars website.


Looking over the candles to the best man during the service

The day started off with the hustle and bustle of the bridal prep at the Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel.

When I set off to the hotel I travelled down the motorway in what appeared to be a monsoon so I was delighted when I arrived and was welcomed by sunshine!

The preparations started off with the hair and make-up and lovely details included personalised dressing gowns and bridesmaid gifts.

I set about capturing all the little details of the day from the Jimmy Choo wedding shoes to the elegant details on the wedding dress. All these details perfectly suited a Samlesbury Hall Wedding!

Once the hair and makeup was finished we captured some beautiful photos of the bride and her bridesmaids showing off the details of the gowns and then moved onto capturing the couples monkey mascot. He has travelled everywhere with the couple and was lovely thing to photograph.

After this I set off to the Samlesbury Hall Wedding Venue to meet up with the groom and his ushers.

Finishing touches at the hotel bridal preparations are nearly done
The hair and makeup artist shows Alice her makeup in the mirror
The bridesmaids toast the bride during the bridal preparations
Wedding gifts from the newlywed couple for the bridesmaids
Wedding dress hung up in the background whilst the bridal parties make up and hair is completed
Jimmy Choo London wedding shoes ready for the big day during bridal prep
The bride waits with a glass of Bucks Fizz for her wedding car to pick her up

Once I arrived at the Samlesbury Hall Wedding I set about photographing the Ushers with the Groom Andrew before they headed inside the Whittaker Room for the ceremony. This was a great laugh and I could tell that they were very much on board for some great photographs throughout the day.

Alice arrived in a lovely BMW car and looked very cheerful and it appeared the bubbles had done the job in keeping the nerves down. We grabbed some nice photos in front of the Samlesbury Hall entrance with the brides father and bridesmaids before heading in for the ceremony.

The Whittaker Room of Samlesbury Hall Wedding Venue features a mezzanine floor which allows a great vantage point to capture an intimate moment during the service. The room is well lit for photographs which means as a photographer I can capture your special moments in more detail!

Once the service was complete the drinks reception went ahead with Pimms, Corona and other beverages on offer for all the weddings guests right through to the end of the wedding breakfast.

We went through the traditional style group photos keeping this to my usual 6 or 7 as these do not fit in with my photographic style but it always nice to have an all wedding guests photo along with close family and bridal party.

 Bridesmaids show off their flowers to the camera
The bridesmaids await the brides wedding car
View across the Whittaker Suite at Samlesbury Hall as Andrew and Alice tie the knot
Andrew the groom stands waiting for his bride at the altar with a nervous look
The emotional look on the brides face when she sees her groom for the first time
Samlesbury Hall Wedding Photographer photographs the wedding ceremony from the above balcony of the great hall
After saying the vows the couple kiss for the first time with applause from the wedding party
The happy couple walk down the aisle together as husband and wife
The bridesmaids toast the groom on his marriage
The black and white listed building is used as the backdrop for a comical groomsman photograph
The groom lifts up his bride into the air in celebration of the wedding
The newlyweds take a moment for a walk with the stunning Samlesbury Hall in the background
Using a reflector the bride is illuminated around the face to show off her wedding makeup

Finally we set off around the grounds of the 14th Century Building with a key bridesmaid for help holding reflectors, flashes and most importantly give a hand when needed to sort any dress problems.

We created a range of images from the stunning bride portrait images below through to the lovely couple shots further down. 

Once we completed these the speeches commenced in the great hall after a lovely meal and allowed everyone to relax into a lovely evening which included music by a fantastic band and perfect first dance!

If you would like to see any more weddings I have photographed please visit my blog or head over to my portfolio and view lots more photographs from various parts of a wedding day.

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Groom fixes his cufflinks whilst waiting for the bride
The bridal party run across the lawns of Samlesbury Hall together
The bride has her photograph taken using the veil as foreground interest
The ushers take a selfie together
Bride looks out of the listed wooden windows of the great hall