Today I am delighted to share this snowy Winter Wedding at Heaton House Farm with splashes of purple.
Images of the day were captured by Cris Lowis Photography.
Cris Lowis is a professional wedding photographer based in Staffordshire.
He says of his work..”I focus on the story of the wedding to creatively document the day as it unfolds whilst still giving a little time to create some beautiful portraits and statement images.”
“The couple booked me well over 2 before the wedding, this was before I became a recommended supplier of Heaton House farm.”
“The couple found me via a friend of theirs who is a keen amateur photographer himself, they’d asked him to help them find someone for their wedding.”
“I knew from the start this was going to be a magical wedding. Heaton House farm looks amazing at any time of year but I was particularly excited to see it covered in snow.”
“Heaton House Farm is a bespoke wedding venue set on the borders of Cheshire and Staffordshire.”
“Heaton House’ was the original name of the farmhouse back in 1824 when it was a doctor’s surgery.”
“It developed as a farm and is still a 165 acre working farm today. It has been in the Heath family since the late 1800’s.”
“The farm is owned and run by Mick, Margaret and their daughter Sarah Heath who are the seventh generation to live there.”
“In 2003 the family took the decision to diversify from being a dairy farm into utilising the barns on an all year round basis. It is now a unique barn wedding venue, which is concealed behind the farming façade.”
“When I arrived Sheri was in getting ready in Cloud View with loads of friends and relatives on hand helping her get ready for her wedding whilst Marcus waited patiently in the entrance barn with his groomsmen and and friends.”
“When it was time for the ceremony, Amy – one of Heaton House Farms expert wedding coordinators – moved the guests through into the wedding barn ready for the ceremony which took place under the twinkling night sky effect ceiling which added to the Christmassy romance.”
“The events team had gone all out decorating the venue with the winter wonderland theme and everything was shaping up perfectly.”
“The couple had also clearly left no stone unturned with planning and attention to detail.”
“After the ceremony we were starting to loose the light so I took the newlyweds and guests outside for a quick photoshoot to make the most of the beautiful snowy scenery in the water-gardens and grounds around the unmissable sycamore tree.”
“After a quick photo session the light was starting to fade and temperature was starting to drop so everyone went back inside ready for a wonderful wedding breakfast prepared by recommended caterers Vanilla in Allseasons before some highly entertaining speeches followed.”
I now hand over to the Bride Sheri ….
How did you meet?
“Marcus and I met almost 9 years ago at Alton Towers when we were just 15, a teenage romance.”
When did you get engaged?
“7 years later on the 5th July 2012 we got engaged.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We decided to start planning our wedding pretty much straight away.
“We decided to give ourselves 2 1/12 years between getting engaged and getting married.”
“This was mainly to give us more time to save money but also I was conscious of not letting the wedding consume our lives so we didn’t suffer to much with post wedding blues after the event!”
When did you get married?
“We got married at Heaton House Farm on the 29th of December 2014 on a crisp snowy winters day.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“I don’t think I can pin point one particular moment of the day as my best, but I loved it all from the moment I woke up to when I went to sleep that night I had the the most amazing day.”
“I think having all our friends and family under one roof having a great time and celebrating with us was a great feeling.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“I would say to anybody planning there wedding to be relaxed about it.”
“I’m a very laid back person and I made sure I took the time and enjoyed planning our big day.”
“Organising your wedding should be a lovely experience for a couple, and I think sometimes people can get far to stressed about it and then it turns into the opposite.”
“Also make sure everything to do with your big day is what the two of you want and dont try and please everyone else, this is your day have jt exactly how you want!”
Thank you so much to Cris for sharing this gorgeous Winter Wedding in a such a beautiful location.
The purple hues of the bridesmaid gowns, decorative touches and lighting are so rich and jewel toned and contrast beautifully against the sparkly snow which has that magical quality.
Venue – Heaton house Farm
Photography Cris lowis
Catering – Vanilla in all seasons
Floristry – Flowers on the Cobbles, Sandbach
Hair styling – Francesco Group, Sandbach
Wedding Rings – Smooch
To Contact Cris Lowis