08 Apr Stirk House Hotel – Wedding Film
Stirk House Hotel is a beautiful wedding venue in Lancashire with magnificent views across the Ribble Valley. This 17th-century manor house was voted Best Wedding Venue in the 2019 Great Northern Wedding Awards.
Being local to the area, and having always loved the venue, Louise and Lee chose the ivy-covered manor house for their special day.
Stirk House Hotel Wedding Highlights Film
It was an incredibly warm September’s day, and the lush ivy on some parts of the house was starting to turn a shade of red. I took the drone up to film the venue and some of the surrounding countryside.
The bridal suite is located at the front of the house, so Louise and her bridal party were excitedly watching as guests arrived. Louise’s stunning fishtail dress from Amelia’s Bridal Boutique hung perfectly at the window.
With a couple of separate rooms in the bridal suite, Louise’s mum helped her into her dress before the grand reveal to her bridesmaids and her dad. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
I mic’d up a nervous Lee just before the ceremony and met their gorgeous fur baby Bella who stood at the top of the aisle with Lee.
The ceremony room is gorgeous with stone walls, wooden beams, and lots of light streaming in from the archway window. As guests arrived, Lauren Hinds Violin played some of the couple’s favourite songs.
Louise and Lee were showered in confetti before they enjoyed drinks in the sunshine with their guests.
The Wedding Breakfast
Just before the wedding breakfast, the father of the bride, groom, and best man gave great speeches (with only a bit of heckling). Louise and Lee wanted a wedding breakfast with a difference, and that’s certainly what they got. The atmosphere was incredible, and between each course, Gavin Young sang a few songs and got guests up on their feet singing and dancing.
There was even a conga line!
The Couples Shoot
The photographers and I took Louise and Lee out to take advantage of the incredible sunset. As I was filming them walking hand-in-hand down a country lane, a lady who lives next door to Stirk House kindly said that we could shoot Louise and Lee in her archway with a view of Pendle Hill in the background.
The First Dance
We got Louise and Lee back to their friends and family in no time, and after they cut their cake, they were ready to take on the dance floor for the first time as husband and wife. Louise and Lee were showered with huge confetti cannons during their first dance, which gave the kids hours of fun.
Stirk House Hotel Wedding Videographer
Stirk House Hotel has 22 acres of gardens and woodlands, so the photo and video opportunities are endless. As it had been raining heavily the day before, we didn’t venture into the woods with Louise and Lee and stuck to the dry landscaped paths and country lanes.
The venue’s conservatory is a beautiful area with ivy growing on the inside walls and lots of fairy lights woven throughout. So even on a rainy day, there are some lovely covered areas for photos. The conservatory is also the route that the bride takes towards the ceremony and is a great place to stand and take a moment before walking down the aisle.