A magical day was had by all at this Hyde Bank Farm wedding complete with traditional garden games, dinosaurs and a Donkey!

This special day started for me just a few minutes from home, with both bridal and groom preparations taking place in Chorlton, Manchester. As both bride and groom were getting ready so close to each other, it provided me with plenty of opportunities to capture some great shots.

Hyde Bank Farm gardens

A rustic rural setting

It was then off to Hyde Bank Farm for the wedding ceremony and the rest of the day’s events. Hyde Bank Farm is a beautiful family-run farm set in the Cheshire countryside. It’s buildings date back to 1655. The grade 2 listed sandstone barn was to be the venue for the marriage celebrations.

Toy dinosaurs sat on a tractor tyre

A personal touch

The rustic exposed stone walls and wooden beams replete with fairy lights and chandeliers provided a perfect backdrop for the service. The room for the wedding reception was stunning and the table settings complete with golden dinosaurs, fortune telling fish and personalised popcorn really added a personal touch to the day’s events.

Wedding guests jumping in a sack race

Traditional Garden Games

Thankfully the rain did not dampen the spirits of any of the wedding party. The beautiful gardens were the setting for plenty of traditional garden games. There was Hook a Duck, Hoopla and Tin Can Alley but the highlight was definitely the sack race. This was definitely not one just for the kids!

A special mention should also go to Freddie the Donkey who had his own wedding breakfast of carrots from the happy couple. The guests were also very well fed by a whole table of wedding cakes provided by Dish and Spoon of Didsbury, Manchester.

The rural charm of this Hyde Bank Farm wedding with all of the personal touches and garden games made for a fantastic day to remember.

Bride smiling in the mirror anfter having her makeup done Bridal preparations Bridesgroom and Bride's dress hung up on a wardrobe Bridesmaid helping Bride get into her dress Bride hugging her father Bridesmaid crying after receiving a gift from the Bride Bride walking down the path towards the wedding carGroom and best man laughingBride being walked down the aisle by her fatherBride and groom smiling at each other after seeing each other for the first timeChildren with dinosaur puppets holding up a sign whilst a woman is doing a speechWedding gusts taking pictures as the bride and groom are signing the registerHyde bank farm wedding photographyBride holding a bouquet smiling with Groom out of focusHyde bank farm wedding photographyBride's blue wedding shoes and Groom's black shoes in the backgroundHyde bank farm wedding photographyHyde bank Farm Wedding photography Golden dinosaur place setting for the bride and groom father of the Bride speech with bride and groom smiling wedding guests sat on the top table smiling and clapping Wedding guests laughing and clapping Bride doing dinosaur hand gesture with family looking on and laughing Bride and Groom in the foreground with a Donkey in a field in the background Bride feeding a donkey in a field Groom helping bride get off a tractor Bride holding hands with an elderly gentleman Bride and children jumping in a sack race with the wedding party laughing in the background Gardens and shrubbery at Hyde Bank Farm Wedding guests jumping in a sack race Hyde Bank Farm Wedding Photography Dancefloor full of wedding gurests dancing Bride singing along to a song on the dancefloor Wedding guests having photos taken in a taxi photobooth

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