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Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey

Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey | CHWV

Amy and James had a fantastic day celebrating at this beautiful Cheshire wedding venue. See what made this the perfect place for them to marry.

“When we visited Combermere Abbey, we fell in love with the gardens and the fact that we had full use of all the cottages. We wanted a relaxed, fun and romantic wedding day and that’s exactly what we had!” – Amy

Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey | CHWV

“We wanted to create a day that was timeless and elegant. Our colour scheme was gold, white and dusky pink and we decorated with lots of candles and flowers inside and plenty of fairy lights outside too. I love white roses so I made sure there were plenty of them in our floral displays. In the Pavilion, we used lots of gold touches like charger plates, glasses and cutlery to give our day a feeling of luxury.” – Amy

Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey | CHWV

“My dress was by Pronovias and was just what I was looking for. I loved the matching veil which had lace detail from to bottom too! When it came to finding my shoes, I looked at all the usual expensive bridal shoe options, but I found that Rainbow shoes were so much comfier and lasted me the whole day. James had a tailor-made suit and wore a different suit to his groomsmen to make him stand out. For my bridesmaids, I wanted to make sure that they felt comfortable as well as beautiful on the day, and I chose simple, dusky pink dresses which looked really elegant. They got a lot of compliments on the day!” – Amy

Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey | CHWV

“Our ceremony took place in the Glasshouse. We had hoped to exchange our vows outside in the centre of the fruit tree maze but unfortunately we had a bit of rain on the day. The ceremony was beautiful in the Glasshouse though and the photos look so bright and romantic. We chose our vows from the options that the registrar offered and they were perfect for us!” – Amy

Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey | CHWV

“When it came to our wedding breakfast, we wanted to do something a bit different so we had tapas instead. We loved the idea of anyone sharing and having plenty of options instead of just one dish. In the evening we had pizza and pasta, which were perfect for when you’ve had a few drinks and need something to keep you going!” – Amy

Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey | CHWV

“Music played a huge part in our day. One of the things I had my heart set on was a harpist playing as I walked down the aisle and this was a moment that will stay with me forever. We had a pianist playing during our drinks reception and a fantastic band in the evening to get everybody dancing. I also had a personalised song written and recorded for James. We played it after the speeches and it was all anyone could talk about!” – Amy

Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey | CHWV

“My favourite moment was definitely seeing James waiting at the end of the aisle. It was also amazing to hear the song for James. It told the story of our relationship and had people both laughing and crying! If I could give any advice it would be to choose a venue with natural beauty. We didn’t have to spend lots of time and money dressing everywhere up and our guests loved exploring the place. Also, try your best to enjoy your planning and do it with nice food and a glass of Champagne!” – Amy

Real Wedding - Amy and James’ Golden Summer Wedding At Combermere Abbey | CHWV

Images © Shane Webber Photography

If you would like to find out more about this breathtaking wedding venue in Cheshire, take a look at the Combermere Abbey listing page and arrange to see it for yourself.

Suppliers

Photographer: Shane Webber
Videographer: Perfect Moment Films
Planner/stylist: Charlotte Elise
Florist: Verdure Floral Design
Dress: Knutsford Wedding Gallery
Hair & makeup: Nala & Knot
Bridesmaid dresses: Bespoke Brides of Chester
Groomswear: Whitfield and Ward
Band: Juno
Harpist: Oona Linnett
Jewellery: Boodles Chester

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