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Hunters Lodge Wedding Photography | Laura & Elliott
A Wedding in Crewe with an Old Friend
I met up with Laura & Elliott last year to talk about their Hunters Lodge wedding plans. They met whilst working at an agricultural college in Cheshire. After a proposal involving a back garden family music festival known as Lodgefest, they started to search for wedding venues to hold their big their day. When we met they were super keen to just have a Hunters Lodge day full love friends, family, laughter and fun. My relaxed and super social vibe was something which obviously tied in really well with their wedding day ideas.
I have to admit though this Crewe wedding wasn’t the first time I’d met Elliott nor was it his first time in front of my lens. Living only minutes apart from birth until our formative years it was probably faith we’d end up friends at some point. We went to the same Infants and Primary school but it wasn’t until we went to different high schools that we actually began to become friends. Many hours spent skateboarding, playing video games and watching no end of Friday the 13th sequels. Skateboarding was the real purpose we stayed friends for so long. In my teens, I put together numerous amateur (not sure it was even this good) skateboard videos with friends so although it wasn’t a wedding he’s been used to having me behind the camera for a long time.
Multiple Weddings at Hunters Lodge
This wedding venue based in Crewe is literally just down the road for me meaning I’m lucky enough to return most years and shoot wonderful weddings here. This beautiful hotel’s setting makes it perfect for any wedding and I can’t wait to return again.
My style of wedding photography is built on a great relationship with my couples. All of my weddings are different and unique; even those at the same venue as Hunters Lodge. Time on your wedding day is really important to me as I’m sure it is for you too? So if I can help it I don’t really want you to miss a thing and would love you to remember as much as possible. This caring and relaxed approach to my wedding photography is the reason why so many couples recommend me. They always say it feels like a friend is taking their photographs and not a photographer.
A Hunters Lodge Wedding Day Slideshow
This Hunters Lodge Couple’s Kind Words
“We couldn’t contain our excitement as this was exactly the type of craziness we wanted from our photographer in order to get the most memorable shots.”
A Small Intimate Family Hotel
Traveling through Sydney in Crewe you might happen across a long tree-lined driveway which leads on to the beautiful Hunters Lodge Hotel. This 16-acre hotel estate is a small hotel geared towards business and pleasure residing in the small town of Crewe, Cheshire.
It’s red brick low-level appearance brings it into the local residential housing landscape not making it an eyesore but more like just another house along Sydney Road.
The present owners of Hunters Lodge have been in place since 1981 so you can expect excellent staff and mouth-watering home-cooked food on this relaxing 16 acre bit of Cheshire Countryside.
Your Wedding Day at Hunters Lodge
Pitted as one of the best hotels in Crewe this ideal wedding venue can host your whole wedding day from the morning make up and hair preparations right through to the last dance.
You may choose to get ready in one of Hunters Lodge Hotel’s 57 en-suite rooms or get ready elsewhere and use the easy travel links of the A534 and Crewe station to arrive when you want.
Hunters Lodge Hotel is fully licensed for civil ceremonies so you can choose to marry on-site or actually just use it as a wedding reception venue and marry in a more traditional way at a local church.
Where ever you choose to say your “I do’s” the Hunters Lodge team will be ready and raring to serve up a great drinks reception in their courtyard or fully stocked bar.
The modern ‘blank canvas’ decorating inside Hunters Lodge means Brides and/or Grooms can splash their colour scheme everywhere to great effect. Should they rather not have the hassle though there is an abundance of great local wedding decorators or florists to do just this for you.
Confetti is allowed at this wedding venue as long as it is biodegradable and thrown on the pathway outside leading away from the building.
Your wedding breakfast can host up to 120 guests and they’ll feast upon the beautiful home-cooked food which Hunters Lodge serve within their onsite restaurant.
Hunters Lodge has a public restaurant and bar which doesn’t close for weddings but they do offer a private entrance and private bar so as to keep your weddings guests together on your big day.
With 57 en-suite bedrooms, onsite your guests are invited to stay till the end of your big day and party right into their bed.
If your guests are coming from an afar to Hunters Lodge and are looking for something to do the next day then the area offers a wide selection of things including Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, Jodrell Bank Science Centre and Trentham Gardens to name a few.
Photography Amongst the Cheshire Countryside
This small wedding hotel sits on 16 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside so when it comes to taking the couples portraits and photographs, I never fear for a great backdrop or setting to put you against and bring all the focus into you.
The biggest area of land is at the rear of Hunters Lodge Hotel where a large field sits. If you fancy a break on your wedding day it’s the perfect place to have a quick stroll hand in hand whilst I capture photographs. The vast horizon here and infinite blue sky give me great cause to use one of my favourite lens, my AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED which captures you beneath these super blue sky and countryside in such a strong way.
Once we’re not photographing beautiful country landscapes we’re exploiting the blank canvas vibe of Hunters Lodge. Within all of your wedding photographs, your chosen colour scheme will stand proud within the neutral backdrop and really give your big day this unique vibe.
Without being too big or too small Hunters Lodge Hotel is the perfect size for my wedding photography and I just love shooting here.
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Planning your special day at Hunters Lodge, Crewe?
Whether you’re having your wedding at Hunters Lodge or miles away, I’d love to hear about your plans and your dreams for your day. So why not give me a shout?
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