Today I am thrilled to share a stunning snowy winter wedding at Styal Lodge with soft pink and navy details.
Images were captured by Amanda Balmain Photography.
Amanda Balmain is a full time wedding and portrait photographer living in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.
She says of the couple and their day…
Sarah and Chris had the most wonderful day with a beautiful service at their family church in Altrincham and then a snowy celebration at Styal Lodge.
It was March so technically I guess it was spring wedding but seeing as the weather decided to alternate between bright, crisp sunshine and freezing blizzard I’m calling it winter!
The ceremony took place at Altrincham Baptist Church where Sarah’s parents were married.
Sarah’s grandfathers gave beautiful heartfelt readings and the service was lovely and personal. The church maybe modern and not so traditionally beautiful but the light was wonderful and the stairs in the entryway made for a perfect confetti storm exit.
I was reminded whilst editing that Sarah and Chris are not only in love but are totally best friends. I loved the moments at the end of the ceremony when they whispered quietly while their witnesses signed the register.
Like they’d really missed each other for that one night they were apart! All through the day they quite often had their heads together giggling about something.
Sarah was thrilled with her VW camper van and would really have liked to keep it!
Styal Lodge as always provided a wonderful service and Pink Pepper Catering had everything running like clockwork and served the most delicious food.
I hand over to beautiful Bride Sarah…
How did you meet?
We met in sixth form college
Tell us about the Proposal…
Chris proposed while we were on holiday in Australia.
He suggested walking around the outside of the Opera house in the afternoon and he got down on one knee in secluded spot overlooking the Harbour Bridge at sunset.. It was perfect!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
Our wedding planning journey was quite stressful because Chris works away and we bought a house at the same time.
We received a lot of help from our mums to bring everything together.
Any special touches/DIY?
My mum my sister and a family friend dressed the church for us and they did an amazing job.
The only DIY I did was our post box for cards whic I did a few days before the wedding, and it was a lovely way to relax and forget about all the craziness.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
Our Theme/ colour scheme changed multiple times, in the end our colours were pink and navy and we kept the venue simple with a lot of foliage and lights.
What was the best bit of your day?
It has to be the ride from the church to the venue – we hired a VW campervan.
We had a whole 30 minutes alone sipping champagne and catching up.
Is there anything you would do differently?
I think we would delegate jobs on the day more.
Me and Chris did a lot of the running round trying to find family members for photos which is hard as people wanted to stop and talk to you.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Don’t stress the little things.
A number of things didn’t go to plan on our day but none of our guests noticed and on the day you won’t either, you will have having too much fun!
Thanks so much to Amanda for sharing this gorgeous snowy wedding. Adverse weather doesn’t have to put a dampener on a Wedding Day, its just a case of being prepared.
The beautiful pink and navy details bring warmth to the styling of the day, and as the lovely images show, fresh snowfall adds an extra air of romance.
Photographer – Amanda Balmain Photography
Bridesmaid Gowns – Isabella Bridal
Cake Maker – Pink Pepper
Florist – Jill Naughton