Zoe & Oliver – Denton Hall Wedding Photography

There were several reasons to be excited about Zoe & Oliver’s wedding. Firstly the ceremony was at Bolton Abbey, which is just the best place for photos. Secondly the reception was at Denton Hall, a place I have been looking forward to photographing for a while. Thirdly our favourite wedding band Helter Skelter were playing at the end of the night. And last but not least Zoe & Oliver are a lovely couple 🙂

 

Right from the start the weather was playing tricks on us, and it kept Nicola and I guessing all day. It just goes to show that while the rain may change some wedding plans it never spoils them !!!

 

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Zoe must be the most organised person I have ever met. Everyone had a very well made list of instructions for the day and I couldn’t resist snapping her own copy 🙂

 

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Grandma certainly knows how to dress for an occasion like this, the high heels really finished the outfit off perfectly!

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I don’t like to use my blog to have a bit of a rant, and I don’t really intend to start here. But, I really do feel a bit put out by Bolton Abbey Priory. From this point on I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures, not even from the back. I have photographed here 3 times before, each time in a professional and respectful manner. But due to a policy change photographs are no longer allowed during the ceremony at all. A big disappointment, as there are so many opportunities for great photographs especially with a lovely couple like Zoe & Oliver.

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Unfortunately the wet grass prevented us from venturing down to the river, but the ruins are still pretty special!

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The room layout at Denton Hall was spectacular! And The Box Tree had really outdone themselves with the food!

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Graeme of Helter Skelter fame doing his thing. They really are a great wedding band, if you are looking get in touch with them !!!

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So we did get blue sky in the end! Right at the end! Denton Hall didn’t disappoint, what a superb place it is 🙂

 

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