Knowsley Hall wedding photography

Magnificent Knowsley Hall Winter Wedding

Abigail and Dan’s winter wedding at Knowsley Hall.

Abigail’s and Dan’s winter wedding took place at the magnificent Knowsley Hall, a distinguished North West stately home wedding venue near Liverpool and Manchester.

The newlyweds were looking for a relaxed, natural style of wedding photography with a touch of creativity and chose Wes Simpson Weddings via a friend’s recommendation because that is exactly my speciality.

By choosing me as their day Knowsley Hall wedding photographer, the couple wasn’t away from their family and friends for too long. Nothing was staged or over-posed and every photo is a true insight into their wedding and a timeless reminder of the best day of their life.

Here is their Knowsley Hall winter wedding photography story…

Knowsley Hall wedding photography bride and groom under large painting


Knowsley Hall was the perfect North West wedding venue for Ainsdale couple Abigail and Dan. Located at the edge of Merseyside, Knowsley Hall could be easily accessed from Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, Southport and Chester for their visiting guests.

Knowsley Hall is an exclusive stately home wedding venue in the North West of England. From the moment you entre this private estate you are completely captivated. Driving up the imposing driveway you are greeted by an impressive country house.

Owned by the Earl of Derby and his family, this historic venue is located right next to Knowsley Safari Park. Knowsley Hall is simply one of the most beautiful wedding venues that I get the pleasure of working at. The hall is set within 2,500 acres of private estate and has welcomed royalty and many other distinguished visitors since it originally opened its doors in 1495.


The day began with bridal preparations with Abigail getting ready at Knowsley Hall along with a helping hand from her Mum and bridesmaids. She looked elegant in a lace Essense of Australia wedding gown with a pink and ivory bouquet. Her bridesmaids wore matching blue dresses.

Once the bride was ready her father came to collect her from the bridal suite, this made for some heartwarming photographs between Father and Daughter and set the tone for this beautiful winter wedding at Knowsley Hall.

The Groom arrived for his Knowsley Hall winter with ushers and the best man looking every inch the rat pack. All in matching blue suits the groom stood out in a single pink tie, which complemented the bride’s bouquet.


The winter ceremony took place in the majestic Stucco Ball Room, this is the main room for weddings at Knowsley Hall. Stucco Ball Room is a rich and extravagant room with gold detailing on the walls and ceiling.

A nervous and emotional Dan stood with the best man as the bridal party made their entrance. Abigail walked down the aisle in her Essense Of Australia wedding gown linking her father’s arm.

It was a traditional ceremony that included several readings and concluded with the couple saying “I Do” in front of family and friends. Everybody then utilised different rooms throughout the hall and there was a cartoonist providing novelty drawings of the guests whilst drinks and canapes were being served.


Before the wedding breakfast, Abigail and Dan took some time out for a walk around the estate taking in the amazing views around the grounds of Knowsley Hall. This was the perfect time for me to take advantage of the beautiful location and take some simple portraits of just the both of them.

As you can see from my portfolio, my style of wedding photography is mostly documentary, creatively photographing the day as it unfolds. However, I always suggest to my couples that they grab the opportunity to have some unique portraits taken of just the both of them.

Creative portraits are the pictures my customers call “works of art” and they proudly hang on their walls. Portraits also allows the bride and groom to have some time to themselves before the nighttime guests arrive.

Winter Wedding Photos at Knowsley Hall

I always recommend setting aside a short period on the wedding day for some photos of just the two of you – no silly posing I promise! Plus, I’ll always take some formal group photos if desired.The iconic stepts at Knowsley Hall are a favorite location for group photographs with photographers and couples alike.

But other than that, I won’t whisk you away from your guests for hours-on-end photo-shoot, so you can trust that when you work with me, you won’t miss all the fun.

I want you to spend your wedding day enjoying the celebration in company of your family and friends – just as it should be!


The Stucco Ball Room was transformed for the evening reception with fire on and warm decor adding to the feel of this winter wedding at Knowsley Hall.

The guests were treated to a magnificent feast from the Knowsley Hall wedding menu. There were 3 main speeches during the wedding breakfast, and the bride and groom had one of the most unique wedding cakes I’ve ever seen.

The cake on one side was a traditional tiered wedding cake, fitting with the couple’s wedding theme colours of pink and ivory. The other side of the cake was ‘Star Wars’ themed because the Groom is a massive fan of Star Wars films.

The nighttime party began with a sparkler walk – a tradition for weddings at Knowsley Hall. Abigail danced with her father before having her first dance with her husband; everyone then hit the dance floor until the early hours.


I hope you enjoyed Abigail and Dan’s Knowsley Hall winter wedding as much as I loved photographing their day.

Most couples worry about wedding photography, awkward poses, and it taking over their day. I photograph you at your best, focusing on the moments that matter so that you have meaningful pictures and a wedding you love.

Take a look at my portfolio for examples of work, the blog for the latest weddings and my approach page to photographing your wedding. Contact me today with any questions, to schedule an appointment or to book me to be your Knowsley Hall wedding photographer.

You might like to take a look at this Spring Wedding at Knowsley Hall.

Wes x

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