• Sarah Horton

A late winter wedding at Pendrell Hall with all the florals

Updated: Jan 26

You may recognise Chrissie & Jack from their beautiful pre-wedding session in the confetti fields at Shropshire Petals last summer. I had the pleasure of shooting their Pendrell Hall wedding in February, and it's now very strangely my only wedding of 2020 for the time being!

I'm having a little blog layout makeover and want to start handing over to my couples to talk about their wedding planning and days.. so over to Chrissie & Jack!

The Venue

Chrissie has seen and been to many wedding venues in North Shropshire/Cheshire border and worked at many marquee weddings. On New Years Eve 2018, the day after Jack proposed, we went to choose Chrissie’s ring and while waiting for it to be resized, looked at venues online. Pendrell was closer to Jacks family and not a venue that either of us had been to but we got in touch to arrange a visit. We went the following weekend with both Mums and booked it there and then, having made sure Sarah was available to do the photos on the date we chose. We loved the relaxed and warm feel, the flow of the venue and that we could supply our own drinks in the day. We decided to have the ceremony in the church Jack was christened in as this was close by, perfect size for our guests and added a traditional element to the day.

Favourite Moments

The whole day was perfect. Chrissie’s family stayed at Pendrell the night before so got ready at the venue. Seeing each other for the first time in church and sharing that moment with our best friends (who were bridesmaid and best man) was amazing. We had loads of confetti outside church as Jack works on the Shropshire Petals farm. The speeches were a highlight for all and the evening entertainment was incredible - we had Apollo Soul band and Christian Fletcher (magician) and both went down a storm with our guests.

The First Dance

Beyoncé - Love on Top

The Honeymoon

We’re having a few days at Rudding Park in Harrogate just after the wedding and we’re going to Jamaica in June for our honeymoon.

The Photographs

We were scrolling through Instagram at photographer, found you and completely loved your style of photography so pretty much booked off seeing your Instagram! Thank you so much Sarah, you helped make our day run smoothly and most of the time, didn’t realise you were there!

Pendrell Hall Wedding Suppliers

Cake - Alex Dowse (Crumbs Cakery, Market Drayton)

Dress - Brides of Chester

Bridesmaids dresses - Along Came Eve, Chester

Mother of the Bride & Groom outfits - Dressini, Market Bosworth

Suits - Peter Posh

Flowers - Chrissie’s Mum and Family friend, Paula Pritchard

Make-Up - Sarah Mellor (Chrissie’s sister and bridesmaid)

Chrissie Hair - Sarah Mellor (Chrissie’s sister and bridesmaid)

Bridesmaid hair - Lacey Reade

Band - Apollo Soul

Magician - Christian Fletcher

Invites & stationary - The Little Paper Shop, Nantwich

Confetti - Shropshire Petals

Favours - Cancer Research & Macmillan

Lashes - Flutter & Rose, Market Drayton

Nails - Katie Buckingham (beautybykatie.b)

Bar - Hudson Rose Bar & Event Hire

Caterers - Jenkinsons