Sunday the 2oth of March was a real splash at the beautiful Manley Mere ,this has got to be a little-known jewel nestled discreetly in the Cheshire countryside it was a real first for Manley Mere, a wedding fair or celebration day as they described it they have never done one before.
The room a blank canvas of white walls enlivened with a colour wash of up lighters, the top table on the raised platform that doubles as a stage held command over the room with our very own crystal white shimmering fibre optic providing a background and adding that special touch of class to the top table.
This event was a little different for us as we were not really in attendance promoting our wedding photography business mainly due to the presence of another photographer. That said, we did mention our “day job” as Warrington wedding photographers, and the venue is a bit of classic when it comes to pictures. Ok getting back on track and returning to the location, it does have some superb backdrops wild open water, manicured grounds for those all important pictures. It is of course early in the year but when the foliage builds upon the abundance of hanging trees it offers backlighting magic.
We brought àlong our “LOVE letters” they were a big hit the room was presented and dressed
featuring a selection of Manley’s nominated suppliers which created a wonderful and at times decadent stylish look, with beautifully appointed tables with some original and unusual features, many very special and unique.
The day was well attended with a host of couples taking the time to visit Mums Dads, Grandparents came along too. Manley Mere did not disappoint the water reflecting the blue sky on this glorious first day of spring, it all felt like one of those good to be alive days.
The wedding cars stood guard outside glinting in the sunshine the unmistakable Mercedes and the one I always get wrong the Chrysler that just looks like a Bentley, as you might expect, immaculately turned out with their Cadbury colour ribbons, Kraft colours just doesn’t have the same ring!
Manley Mere offers so much that is different but I will dedicate a sperate Blog to all of that, it is not for everyone but for something a little unusual for a different wedding experience this has to be on your check it out short list.
You know I almost forgot and it would be so remiss not to mention Alister and Kate the management team at Manley, their attention to detail is exceptional, not to mention the Tea, coffee cakes and sandwiches stashed in the kitchen for the exhibitors like me, I am a sucker for hospitality and when it is done well which is not that often these days it needs a bit of flag waving.
I am told they only offer around 20 dates a year, so, if my short piece here has whetted your appetite get a move on and get that little bit of exclusivity that your friends who are not reading this will be missing out on.