Merrydale Manor Wedding Photography – Nathalie & James

I have a busy year ahead for Merrydale Manor wedding photography, so was thrilled to return there for the wedding of Nathalie & James. Having chatted to the couple a few weeks back I knew what they were planning was going to be pretty special and the whole day really didn’t disappoint! I started the day by spending a little time with them both, James was with his groomsmen in The Cave, chatting, enjoying a beer, and looking forward to the day ahead. Natalie arrived soon after and enjoyed the luxury of the Manor House, enjoying some drinks with her bridesmaids before getting dressed in the amazing bridal suite. She also did a pretty magical outfit reveal by descending the stairs of the house where she was greeted with delighted gasps and tears from her parents and bridesmaids.

A Jewish Fusion Ceremony

The guests were soon seated in the beautifully decorated Ceremony Room and an emotional James (we love an emotional groom!!) was comforted by his best man as the bridesmaids, his laughter, and finally, Nathalie herself walked down the aisle accompanied by her proud father. After a heartfelt ceremony filled with some more tears and much laughter, the couple shared their first kiss and paid homage to Nathalie’s Jewish heritage by ‘breaking the glass’ symbolizing that marriage holds sorrow as well as joy and is a representation of the commitment to stand by one another even in hard times. The delighted guests shouted “Mazel Tov!” or to wish the couple a great destiny as Nathalie & James walked back up the aisle as husband and wife.

Merrydale Suite Wedding Breakfast

The couple enjoyed a massive confetti exit to their ceremony and made their way over to the Merrydale Suite for their drinks reception and to chat with their family and friends. The guests were entertained by the fantastic String Infusion who played a wide mix of songs and delighted the guests with a bit of Oasis who joined in and raised the roof! After some family groups and a wander around the grounds of the Manor House, the guests were welcomed into their wedding breakfast where they enjoyed a delicious 3-course meal by the always amazing Barratts Event Caterers. After a fantastic round of speeches to break up the courses, the couple wandered the tables to enjoy a chat and a laugh with all the guests at different tables, this kind of thing is documentary photography gold!

Israeli Dancing The Night Away

Every wedding should incorporate Israeli dancing, FACT! After the couple cut their awesome Harry Potter theme wedding cake, they took to the floor to enjoy their first dance before being joined by their guests who kept the dancefloor pretty busy all night! Nathalie’s family soo encouraged all the guests to get up and join in with some traditional Israeli dancing, known as ‘The Hora’ where the guests circle danced around them, hoisted them up on chairs and the guys take part in some high-energy spinning, and dancing games. Needless to say, it makes for some amazing party photography and it’s always a pleasure to be a part of it.

So a huge Mazel Tov! to Nathalie & James, it’s been a pleasure to get to know you both!

Nathalie & James’ Wedding Suppliers –

Wedding Dress – Emma Louise Bridal

Suits – Slaters Menswear

Hair – Platinum Lounge Hair

MUA – Molly Houghton

Florist – Two Petals By Hannah

Ceremony – Your Ceremony

Catering – Barretts Event Catering

Cake – Cloud Nine Cakery

Strings – String Infusion

Event Dresser – Perfect Weddings

Toastmaster – Toastmaster Jason

Sax – Alister Grant Music

About Merrydale Manor

Merrydale Manor is luxurious by every standard and enables couples to have their own private slice of Cheshire for the day. The setting is both tranquil and picturesque – the perfect place to capture the greatest memories. When you arrive at the impressive gates at the entrance to Merrydale Manor and glimpse the breathtaking grounds, you know instantly that you’re in for a treat. It begins with a grand sweeping drive that we think must be one of the finest drives in Cheshire! As you start your drive down you will get a sneak preview of the Manor House, nestled in grounds in the distance.

Facts About Merrydale Manor  –

  • Bespoke spaces for morning preparations with the Make-Up Suite and The Cave.
  • A beautiful custom-built Ceremony Room and also the space for an outdoor ceremony by the lake.
  • The luxurious Merrydale Suite can be customized for your wedding breakfast and evening party celebrations.
  • Space for up to 38 guests within the Manor House, Eco Woodland Lodges and surrounding accommodation.
  • Private well-manicured grounds to wander for portraits and to really set the scene for your wedding day.

How can you get in touch with Merrydale Manor about weddings?

Call via – 01625 890568

Website –

Address – Chelford Ln, Over Peover, Knutsford. WA16 8UG

Instagram – @merrydalemanor

If you enjoyed this wedding blog, I’d love to hear all about your wedding plans! Please check out my About Me page for information about who I am and why I do this with my life. Then if you like the sound of everything simply get in touch via the Contact page.

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