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 friends recommendation because that is exactly my speciality.

By choosing me to photograph their day, the couple wasn’t away from their family and friends for too long. Nothing was too 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 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 a well know exclusive stately home wedding venue in the North West of England. From the moment you drive into this private estate, you are completely captivated. Driving up the long and imposing driveway you are then greeted by an impressive country house.


The day began with Abigail getting ready at Knowsley Hall 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.

The Groom arrived at Knowsley Hall with ushers and 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 ceremony took place in the majestic Stucco Ball Room, which 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 was stood with 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 a number of 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 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 of 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.

Relaxed but creative portraits after the wedding are the type of pictures my customers call “works of art” are proudly hang on their walls. It also allows the bride and groom to have some time to themselves before the night time guests arrive.


The Stucco Ball Room was transformed for the evening reception and guests were treated to a magnificent feast from an amazing 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 seen.

The cake was one side a traditional tiered wedding cake, fitting with the couples wedding theme colours of pink and ivory. The other side of the cake was ‘Star Wars’ themed as the groom is a massive fan of the Star Wars films.

The nighttime party began with a sparkler walk, Abigail danced with her father before having her first dance with her husband; everyone then hit the dance floor until the early hours.


Most couples worry about wedding photography, awkward poses and it eating into 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.

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