Holly and Declan's Wedding Highlights video at Hawkstone Hall

Holly & Declan

Holly and Declan are a sweet couple that clearly loves each other. They are super close to their families and desired deeply to honour their loved ones as they tied the knot. Their excitement in preparing for their beautiful day was contagious! To be part of their Hawkstone Hall winter wedding was a real joy to me. 

We had a pre-wedding photoshoot session at Hawkstone Hall where we had fun creating memories in the luxurious wedding venue they had chosen.

During our pre-wedding photoshoot session, I noticed how willing they were to create beautiful pictures, and how easy it was to work with them. So, it was just the same when we were doing their Hawkstone Hall wedding photography and videography: Holly and Declan enjoyed every moment of their day while being open to working with me to capture beautiful moments of their luxurious wedding.

Hawkstone Hall Photography
Hawkstone Hall architecture

A Sweet Moment to Remember

Holly got ready with her bridesmaids in the beautiful Hawkstone Hall Brontë Suite. Her elegant soft colour make-up pallet, her timeless jewellery, and her beautiful hair were the perfect complement for her stunning winter wedding gown. I wanted to capture every detail, and I love how classic and beautiful Holly looked on her big day.

Jimmy Shoes Bridal
Bride's Tiffany necklace
Bride at Hawkstone Hall Brontë Suite
Getting ready of the bride at Hawkstone Hall
Getting ready at Hawkstone Hall Brontë Suite
Ronald Joyce bride
bride and bridesmaids bouquets
Mother of the bride outfit
Winter wedding dress with cape
It was an honour to photograph the emotional moment when her dad first saw Holly wearing her winter wedding gown, ready to say “I do”. To be present when they embraced, and to capture the tears in their eyes, was one of the sweetest moments for me as their Hawkstone Hall wedding photographer, and one I will treasure in my own heart. 

When love overflows

I got a sense that, from the start, Holly and Declan wanted to share their day, and make it not only about themselves. Hawkstone Hall was chosen to be their UK Luxury wedding venue, and the several spaces it offers were key to creating a sense of welcome for their guests. About Hawkstone Hall & Gardens, Holly said: "We love how there are rooms for each occasion throughout the day, so our guests are constantly wowed and experiencing new surprises!"

Getting ready at the Cave Hawkstone Hall
Groomsparty at The Cave Hawkstone Hall
Groom getting ready at Hawkstone Hall
Best men and groom getting ready at Hawkstone Hall
Hawkstone Hall Chapel photography
Winter Hawkstone Hall wedding photography
Groom and groomsmen in the garden of Hawkstone Hall
Winter Hawkstone Hall with snow
Groom at Hawkstone Hall

Family is forever

Holly and Dec used the space so elegantly, and I was delighted to see that their concern wasn’t only with creating a beautiful space but to include touches that demonstrated their love for their family.

In the loving memory of the ones who passed away

In the foyer, they had a selection of iris flowers in loving memory of Holly’s grandmother, completed with beautiful pictures of Holly’s relatives that have passed away and sadly couldn’t be present on their beautiful day.

Favour box idea for guests

The couple also wrote handwritten messages to their guests (most of them staying in the rooms at Hawkstone Hall) and gave each guest a custom gold resin coaster and a favour box containing a selection of chocolates.

Shawls for the ladies to enjoy fireworks at Hawkstone Hall

They also had shawls for the ladies – to be cosy and warm on this perfect Hawkstone Hall winter wedding, and to enjoy the epic fireworks at the end of the day – flip-flops for hurting feet and even personalised umbrellas in case it would rain! Wonderfully thoughtful!

Surrounded by the beauty of roses

Hawkstone Hall is such a fantastic UK luxury wedding venue, and Holly and Declan used it beautifully as their canvas, to create a day filled with touching details, and unforgettable moments. Being their Hawkstone Hall wedding photographer was a privilege, as I captured every detail of stunning decor.

Floral arrangements at the chapel of Hawkstone Hall
Floral arrangements at the chapel of Hawkstone Hall
Rose arch at the chapel of Hawkstone Hall
Hawkstone Hall chapel decor
Bride walking down the aisle at Hawkstone Hall chapel
Bride walking down the aisle at Hawkstone Hall chapel
Bride and groom at Hawkstone Hall Chapel

“Being Holly's favourite flowers, roses were at the heart of the florals throughout the day; from the perfect dome of white roses she carried to the full flower arch in the chapel."”

Gold Balloons at The Ballroom of Hawkstone Hall
Decor at The Ballroom of Hawkstone Hall
Main table setup at The Ballroom of Hawkstone Hall
Details of the dining table at The Ballroom of Hawkstone Hall
Gold Balloons at The Ballroom of Hawkstone Hall
Piano decor at The Ballroom of Hawkstone Hall

Every space was tastefully decorated, full of beautiful details, and the crystals and candles perfectly matched the flowers, completed with elegant hints of sparkle as a lovely nod to the Christmas season. All worked together flawlessly to complement the grand rooms of Hawkstone Hall with elegance and grace.



“Holly and Declan thought of many ways to honour their guests in their classic Hawkstone Hall winter wedding, and it was only natural that tears would fill their eyes when their families surprised them as they walked out of the impressive Hawkstone Hall chapel: musicians from High Row Music reproduced the wedding scene from the film Love Actually for the couple, playing All you need is love.”

Eternalised in the winter sun

After their moving ceremony, all the guests were photographed by the magnificent Hawkstone Hall front steps, under the golden tones of the winter sun, that shone all day. The snow had fallen the night before, and the grounds looked magical covered in white, and I love the smiles and looks we captured for their Hawkstone Hall wedding video.

Newlyweds confetti in front of chapel of Hawkstone Hall
Confetti shot at the chapel of Hawkstone Hall
Guests in front of chapel of Hawkstone Hall
Guests in front of Hawkstone Hall
Big group photo in front of Hawkstone Hall steps
Hawkstone Hall Winter Garden

The group photos of family and loved ones are really important to me as a wedding photographer. Those are the pictures the couple will share and put up around their house, those are the smiles and looks they will love to remember. Holly and Declan picked the steps of Hawkstone Hall Winter Garden to eternalise the day with those they love the most, and its timeless feel was the perfect space to create the photos that will be looked at and cherished by this family for many years to come. 

Family portraits at Hawkstone Hall's Winter Garden
Big group shot on staircase of Hawkstone Hall's Winter Garden
Full of sparkle and light

Holly and Declan finished their big day with epic fireworks that lasted 5 minutes, covering the frozen Hawkstone Hall grounds with light and colour. Their guests participated in this picture-perfect moment having fun with their sparkles, while bride and groom fully immersed themselves in the experience.

Fireworks at Hawkstone Hall
Sparkles and fireworks at Hawkstone Hall
Fireworks at Hawkstone Hall

“I am so glad that Holly and Declan could be so present throughout their day, enjoying every moment with their friends and family and everything they had prepared for their loved ones, while we took care of their Hawkstone Hall wedding photography and videography. This is one of the most gratifying parts of being a wedding photographer: I take care of capturing all the sweet, emotional, romantic moments of the wedding, so bride and groom can fully immerse themselves in the day’s experience.”

Hawkstone Hall grounds covered in white
groom's arrival at Hawkstone Hall
Groom's arrival at Hawkstone Hall photo
Cartier cufflinks
Bridal party admiring bride's ring
Bride and bridesmaids Hawkstone Hall Brontë Suite
Groom and bestmen
family portraits at Hawkstone Hall
wedding ring
Bride admiring her wedding dress
Pianist playing at Hawkstone Hall
Bride and mother of the bride getting ready at Hawkstone Hall
candid photography at Hawkstone Hall

WEDDING VENUE | Hawkstone Hall

FLORAL | Dusky Blooms

PHOTO & VIDEO | Aline Reis

WEDDING DRESS | Ronald Joyce

TUXEDO |Richard Neasham

BALLOONS | Feather and Fox

PIANO | James Roscoe


STRING QUARTET | The Nero String Quartet

BAND | High Row Music

COCKTAIL PARTY |Ministry of Cocktails

MUA | Megan Albanese