A Quaint Summer Wedding At Hilltop Country House
On Friday I spent an amazing day with Sarah & Jack as they gathered with their family and friends to celebrate their wedding at the gorgeous Hilltop Country House in Prestbury. Once again it was a pleasure to work with Martin, Clare & the Gardner family at their lovely home.
I started the day with Sarah who spent the morning at the hair salon before heading to her mum’s house. I arrived to a calm atmosphere which quickly turned to excitement when her bridesmaids walked through the door. Prosecco was popped, makeup was applied (in the garden, as you do!) and Sarah was expertly dressed by her bridesmaids. Jack was already at church when I arrived to meet him, he was greeting their family and friends as they made their way down the cobbled streets of Styal Village.
Styal Methodist Chapel Wedding Ceremony
A nice bit of trivia is that Robert Greg, the owner of Quarry Bank Mill, converted a grain store into the chapel in the 1830s, after it was discovered that the local Methodists were meeting in secret in a cellar! Sarah soon arrived with her girls and was walked down the aisle by her very proud mum to meet Jack for the ceremony. After an intimate ceremony interspersed with readings and very enthusiastic singing, the couple completed the formal part of their day and made their way back up the aisle as man and wife. Their guests gathered to shower the couple in confetti outside the chapel and lots of congratulatory hugs and kisses.
Racing over to Prestbury, I arrived just in time to greet the couple as they drove up their lane to Hilltop. The weather was being kind as the guests gathered for drinks and canapes on the patio, taking in the beautiful gardens and laughing with each other. I stole the couple away for some portraits and we had a good wander through the amazingly manicured grounds of the house.
Wedding Breakfast In The Marquee
It was dinner time soon enough, everyone convened within the beautifully decorated marquee and stood to welcome Sarah and Jack into their wedding breakfast. After the main course was cleared, I wandered the tables looking for little moments to capture for the couple to help remember their day. Everyone was relaxed, chatting as their enjoyed their desert and ready for a round of speeches. As the evening began, the guests enjoyed garden games outside before gathering in the Boogie Room for the first dance.
So Huge Congratulations to Sarah & Jack, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you both.
About Hilltop Country House
Hilltop Country House is a beautiful and exclusive wedding venue in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside. Nothing is standard at Hilltop; they offer the freedom and flexibility to create your own style. They are a family-run business and the close relationship they form with all their couples ensures that they can translate your ideas into a seamless realization of your perfect day, leaving you free to relax and enjoy it – without having to think about a thing.
Facts About Hilltop Country House –
- A beautiful privately owned 17th Century Country House.
- An outdoor ceremony terrace for 120 people and an aisle walk up the garden.
- An indoor ceremony room for 68 people or a marquee for 160 people.
- A number of ensuite rooms for the family to stay over.
- Acres of manicured gardens with unique features for photography.
- In-house catering for your wedding meal.
How can you get in touch with Hilltop Country House about weddings?
Call via – 01625 829940
Website – www.yourhilltopwedding.com
Address – Flash Lane, Prestbury, Macclesfield SK10 4ED
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