Mytton Fold Hotel
Gemma and Ben contacted me after I shot a friend of the families wedding, they wanted a really chilled out affair with friends and family and they had chosen one of Lancashire’s hidden gems, family owned hotel Mytton Fold. Mytton Fold has been run by the Hargreaves family for over 30 years and boasts 43 bedrooms, making it perfect for a wedding party that might want to stay the full weekend. Set within the rolling hills just outside Whalley, Mytton Fold is situated in the Ribble Valley and surrounded by a massive golf course (100 acres if you are interested). There’s ample grounds for guests to roam and plenty of beautiful places for photographs with the sun setting just behind the fields at the back of the hotel. Perfect!
Around the hotel there are loads of interesting little roads, benches, Lilly ponds and gardens making it an interesting place for guests to explore and beautiful place just to sit back and relax in.
As if things couldn’t get any better the hotel is also dog friendly!!! So if you are thinking of bringing your pooch along on your wedding day, it might be one to put to the top of your list.
Gemma and her family and friends were getting married in a huge room with loads of lovely pockets of light (ask for 228!) and space for them to get ready together. There was hair going on in one corner, make up in the other and everyone seemed really excited for the day ahead. The girls were trying out a new method of taping their toes together so their high heels didn’t hurt, apparently this works?! See the photo in a bit. It was a lovely relaxed morning full of loads of smiles and laughter.
The wedding ceremony was held in the Abbey Suite at Mytton Fold Hotel. The large room holds some rustic character with stacked stone pillars either side of the room and Tudor style supports holding up the roof. Gemma and Ben chose to decorate the chairs with white covers and blue ribbons and had blue petals scattered down the aisle. Maybe this theme of blue came with Ben’s love of his blue mini?
As Gemma was walked down the aisle by her Dad and looked to Ben she was overcome with emotion. Then once the tears had stopped they couldn’t stop smiling at one and other. It was then out of the Abbey Suite and into Mytton Fold Hotels front garden where Gemma and Ben were congratulated by their wedding guests and pelted with heart shaped biodegradable (important detail) confetti.
After being pelting with confetti and having a drink or two we headed off to grab some photos of Gemma and Ben’s family and friends and some of Gemma and Ben. Gemma and Ben had been worried about both of them being a little camera shy, but as you can see they nailed it!
While waiting for the Wedding Breakfast and speeches Gemma and Ben’s immaculately dressed wedding guests roamed the impressive grounds at Mytton Fold while enjoying the sunshine and a drink or two.
The Wedding breakfast and speeches
Gemma and Ben had decorated the room with plane models and books and left personalised gifts on the tables for wedding guests. The wedding cake was topped with a model of them both and Ben’s mini of course!
The speeches were a roller coaster of emotion. Getting laughs and tears from many of the guests and wedding party.
After the speeches as the sun was getting lower in the sky we hoped out for 5 minutes to grab a few more photos of Gemma and Ben together before they headed back in to do their first dance as husband and wife and get the party started, and what a party it was!
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Venue: Mytton Fold https://www.myttonfold.co.uk