Danielle & John’s Elegant Colshaw Hall Wedding

Documentary wedding photographer Wes Simpson tells the story of Danielle & John’s wedding at Colshaw Hall.

I was booked to photograph Danielle and John’s Cheshire wedding via recommendation. The couple wanted natural-style documentary wedding photography and that is exactly my speciality.

Their beautiful summer wedding took place at Colshaw Hall, a luxurious and exclusive wedding venue in Peover, Cheshire. The Irlam family has lovingly restored this Grade II listed hall, which is located on a private country estate.

When you arrive at Colshaw Hall, the first thing you notice is the beautiful grounds. The architecture comes next as you drive up a long, sweeping driveway. Before meeting the lovely people who await you at the exclusive Cheshire wedding venue.

Danielle and John’s wedding at Colshaw Hall was a pleasure to photograph. The grounds are stunning, and the ceremony room is light and airy! Perfect for capturing natural wedding photos.

The couple was a lot of fun and laid-back. Family and guests welcomed me and put me at ease. It was an honour to document their special day.

I am delighted to share with you, Danielle and John’s Colshaw Hall wedding photography story…


Bride and groom wedding photography portrait walking at Colshaw hall

Danielle & John’s Colshaw Hall Wedding story

Hi, we are Danielle and Jonathan Williams from Liverpool and this is our Colshow Hall wedding photography story.

We already sort of knew each when we first met, but it was on the local bus when we first spoke and I knew instantly that she was for me. I’m proud that say that we have been together 29 years this year.

We have been engaged for quite some time, it was the day before Danielle’s 21st birthday, we went for a meal and I proposed.

Colshaw Hall wedding venue in Cheshire

We had planned to marry in Spain two years before. The wedding was originally scheduled for June, but due to covid and travel restrictions, we decided to move it to England.

We went to see Colshow Hall in Cheshire and fell in love with it right away. It’s absolutely stunning, and everyone at Colshaw Hall was wonderful, so we booked the venue and decided to keep to a summer wedding in June.

Wedding theme

In regards to a wedding theme at Colshaw Hall, Danielle wanted the colours to be ivory green and black and for it to be an elegant, fun and laid-back wedding day.

Our Colshaw Hall wedding was made special by having our two beautiful daughters Paige and Madison as bride’s maids and Perry our beautiful son as the ring carrier (and second-best man.)

My mate Jock was my best man and my brother James was an usher. To complete the bridal party, we had both dads David and John and Johnny’s mum Jackie. In total, we had 100 guests in the day and approx. 70 in the night.

Wedding Outfits, hair and makeup

The men wore dinner suits from Attire men’s wear in Wallasey. Danielle looked stunning in her beautiful wedding dress which was a Martina liana wedding gown from Natalie Anne Brides in Liverpool.

Bridesmaid dresses cinders prom and party dresses Liverpool. Perry, our little boy’s suit was from Rocco clothing. Danielle, Paige and Madison’s hair were done by Christina Garrity hair stylist, and Makeup was done by Amber Perry Makeup Artist.

The hair and makeup team that worked on Danielle, Paige, and Madison were amazing, and Danielle was thrilled with how they completed their flawless looks.

Standout Moments

It was a very beautiful moment when Danielle’s father walked her down the aisle while Ave Maria was being sung in memory of Danielle’s mother Maria.

Our three beautiful children were a huge part of the occasion, and finally being married to each other is fantastic.

We both agree that our favourite part of our Colshaw Hall wedding day was Danielle’s dad walking her down the aisle, our 3 beautiful children walking down the aisle, Danielle punching the air and finally marring each other.

We had the most amazing Colshaw Hall wedding day with our family and friends. Highlights include Johnny singing and Danielle dancing to Tina Turner Proud Mary and of course, we loved our first dance together.

Colshaow Hall Wedding Photography

Why did you choose Wes Simpson weddings for your Colshaw Hall wedding photography?

Wes came highly recommended. My cousin knew somebody who had used him and recommended him due to his natural style of wedding photography.

We looked on his website and loved his work. We knew his style would be a perfect fit for our personalities and our Colshaw Hall wedding photography.

Wes was absolutely amazing all day. We spoke on a couple of occasions before the wedding and he provided insight, ideas and useful suggestions from his years of experience.

On the day he was more like a guest than an official wedding photographer. He caught some magical moments and captured the main ones that we wanted.

We love our Colshaw Hall wedding photography. Nothing was staged or over-posed. We would 100% recommend Wes Simpson to anyone on their wedding day, his work is amazing.

Danielle and John’s Colshaw Hall wedding suppliers

Christina Garrity hairstylist @christinaxhair
Amber Perry Makeup artist
Christine at Tilly’s Treats
Steph and Natalie at Natalie Anne Brides Liverpool
Cinders Prom and Party Dress Liverpool
Myke Coulton Floral Couture
Attire Menswear Wallasey
Wes Simpson Wedding Photographer
George Foy films
Benjamin Clarke Pianist
Colette Todd Opera Singer
Sana Ada cakes
Julie at Elite Invites
Graham at Finishing Touches
White Events
Barretts Catering
Silver service singing waiters
JC and the two steps band
DJ George
Ian Brown the Toast Master
Emma at Colshaw hall and all the staff

About Colshaw Hall Wedding Venue Cheshire

Over the last few years, Colshaw Hall has been the venue of choice for many couples looking to say ‘I do’. For those who haven’t experienced the venue’s elegant ambience, you might be surprised by the size of the room.

The main hall is large enough to host a small wedding ceremony, but it’s also the perfect location to celebrate a larger wedding. With its large windows, high ceilings, and unique architecture, the venue is the perfect setting for your big day.

Colshaw Hall is a large house in the English town of Peover Superior, Cheshire. It is listed as a Grade II listed building on England’s National Heritage List. Chester architects Douglas and Minshull designed the house in 1903, the venue still has most of the original features.

Exclusive Wedding Venue in Cheshire

Colshaw Hall is the ideal venue for a lavish wedding or prestigious event in Cheshire. Furthermore, the estate is exclusively yours throughout your event, ensuring complete peace and privacy.

You and your guests will know that this will be a day to remember the moment you enter the gates and drive down the elegant driveway.

Before reaching the hall, you will pass through a beautiful Japanese-style garden and miniature lake, which adds to the opulence of this luxury wedding venue.

Rooms at Colshaw Hall

The light and spacious Stables, also on the grounds, is a dedicated ceremony room with oak beams and marble flooring.

The magnificent Peel Suite is a banqueting hall with a stylish bar overlooking beautiful walled gardens, ideal for parties and wedding receptions.

The Peel Suite provides contemporary comfort and cutting-edge facilities in a classic countryside setting, making Colshaw Hall one of the most luxurious and exclusive wedding venues in Cheshire.


Colshaw Hall also offers the ultimate convenience for your wedding day, with bedrooms available for you and your wedding party and breakfast provided the following morning in the light and airy Orangery.

There is also further guest accommodation located on the grounds. Your guests can stay in the contemporary and cosy Courtyard Cottages, Hunter’s Lodge, and Irlam Lodge.

Address: Colshaw Hall. Stocks Ln, Over Peover, Knutsford WA16 8TW

Colshaw Hall wedding photography slideshow

Check out Danielle & John’s 60-second highlights slideshow from Colshaw Hall.

Colshaw Hall wedding photographer

I hope you enjoyed Danielle and John’s wedding story as much as I enjoyed photographing their day.

As you can see from the photos, it was a pleasure to be Danielle and John’s Colshaw Hall wedding photographer. They were a really fun, laid-back couple. The venue was a pleasure to photograph, and the family and guests kept me at ease.

Colshaw Hall is one of my favourite Cheshire wedding venues! The grounds are picture-perfect and the ceremony room is bright and airy. It’s the perfect Cheshire venue for capturing natural wedding pictures.

Getting married and would like me to be your Colshaw Hall wedding photographer? I would love to hear from you. Contact me today to be your Cheshire wedding photographer.

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