Iranian & Jewish wedding photography – Shadee & Benji

Where do we start?! This is the wedding of Benji and Shadee who married at the stunning Cheshire wedding venue, Colshaw Hall in July.

To start the day, we had a wander round the beautiful grounds to choose a few areas for photographs later. The sun was shining then and continued to all day enhancing the already perfect setting of Colshaw Hall and its grounds.

Upstairs in the bridal suite, Shadee and the ladies closest to her were getting ready together. Here we saw the talents of the ladies from David Anthony hairdressing and the lovely Sam from The Glam Box. Sam runs the most amazing ‘Get The Look’ evenings at her Wilmslow salon and provides a wide range of beauty treatments too, we can’t recommend her enough!

Tobiah headed over to catch up with Benji and his dad across the landing while Laura stayed with the girls. The bride’s best friend had flown in from New York to be by her side on her wedding day and along with Shadee’s sister Donya, who wore the most amazing BCBGMAXAZRIA dress and cobalt blue Valentino rock stud shoes, kept the bride calm and topped up with a little champagne in the run up to the ceremony.

It was soon time for the beautiful Shadee to get into her equally beautiful wedding dress. Shadee told us that she had originally tried on her Monique Lhuillier wedding dress at Browns in London and instantly fell in love! We can see why! With the help of her dazzling mum, Shadee was soon in her dress and took everybody’s breath away. This was especially true in the case of Shadee’s very proud father as the photographs show.

The time for the ceremony was upon us and so we wandered across from the main house to The Stables for the ceremony.

Although the bride and groom belong to different cultures, their ceremony unified both sides in a very special and totally unique way. Their ceremony was split into three segments. First, the civil ceremony, then a Jewish blessing and finally an Iranian or Baha’i ceremony.

Each part featured different members of the couple’s family and closest friends and the sentiments expressed and traditions included made Shadee & Benji’s wedding ceremony one of our most memorable.

Exiting to some awesome Iranian music, the new Mr & Mrs danced out of The Stables into the sunshine were they’re guested showered them with confetti.

The drinks reception took place on the lawns at the rear of the magnificent Peel Suite at Colshaw Hall. The champagne flowed and guests enjoyed delicious canapés provided by the industry’s finest, Barretts Event Catering.

After some group photographs and a little more champagne, we stole the newly married Shadee and Benji away from the walled garden for a few relaxed portraits in and around the grounds of Colshaw.

Once the guests had been seated in the Peel Suite, Shadee and Benji made their entrance to their wedding breakfast as husband and wife. It was then time for Shadee’s father to start off the speeches before the starters were served.

Shadee had mentioned to us when we were talking over the wedding plans before the big day that there would be “dancing between courses”. In our mind (and very wrongly!) we presumed that this would nothing too energetic, just a little swaying or a few minutes on the dance floor before the next course arrived. Boy, were we wrong! The photographs of guests dancing you see here were taken during the wedding breakfast! Practically everyone was on their feet, jumping up and and down and singing along. I guess this is a testament to what a fun-loving crowd of people Shadee and Benji had around them on their wedding day and also to the talents of the most unbelievably talented band they had chosen for their entertainment. This 10 piece band, called The White Keys (aka Soul Education) had travelled up to Cheshire from London and blew everyone away with the level of talent and charisma each member of this band had. The kept the dance floor full right until the end of the night, if you’re look for a band to achieve this at your wedding then look no further.

After more food and yes, more dancing, it was the turn of the best men to deliver their speech. We love to capture the mixture of reactions that only a best man speech can offer! Laughter, cringing, knuckle biting “did he just say that?!” moments! Benji’s boys did him proud though and it was finally time for the man of the moment, the groom to give the final speech. We feel very privileged, especially as relative strangers, to be there to witness and capture people speaking about those whom they love the most and bear their soul a little about the highs and lows in their lives. Benji said such lovely things about his parents, his friends and most of all, his gorgeous new wife, Shadee.

After his speech, Benji invited Shadee to the dance floor for their first dance. Needless to say, it wasn’t long until the rest of the guests joined them for yet more dancing!

As the room was turned around for the rest of the evening reception, Shadee and Benji cut their amazing wedding cake which had been lovingly made by the bride’s good friend, Laura.

The dance floor was filled from the moment the Peel Suite was ready once again and remained that way until we said our goodbyes some time after midnight!

A huge thank you to the ever wonderful team at Barretts Event Caterers, Shelley at Colshaw and toastmaster Ian Brown for looking after us.

Congratulations and mazel tov Shadee & Benji, thank you for choosing us to be your Colshaw Hall wedding photographers.

Dress : Monique Lhuillier

Hair : David Anthony Hairdressing

Makeup : Sam – The Glambox

Band : The White Keys

Venue : Colshaw Hall

Caterers : Barretts events caterers

colshaw hall wedding photography exterior photochristian loubitin wedding shoes at colshaw hallcolshaw-hall-wedding-photography-9monique lhuillier wedding dress hanging bride reaching for her monique lhuillier wedding dresscolshaw-hall-wedding-photography-4 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-5  colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-7 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-8  colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-10 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-12 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-13 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-14 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-15 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-16 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-17 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-18 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-19 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-20 groom with his father at colshaw hall jewish wedding a portrait of the groom at colshaw hall colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-23 jewish wedding photography - groom at colshaw hall colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-25 bride having makeup done at colshaw hall bridesmaids valentino studd shoes colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-28 brides mum helping her into the wedding dress colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-30 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-31 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-32 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-33 an emotional father seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time a proud mother and father of the bride colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-36 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-37 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-38 wedding roses flowers bride at colshaw hall colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-41 ceremony room at colshaw hall jewish wedding ceremony at colshaw hall colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-43 toastmaster with mother of the bride flower girl colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-46 bride on a golf buggy at colshaw hall colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-48 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-49 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-50 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-51 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-52 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-53 bride walking down the aisle colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-55 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-56 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-57 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-58 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-59 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-60 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-61 jewish wedding photography at colshaw hall jewish wedding photographer jewish wedding ceremony lighting the candle colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-65 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-66 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-67 jewish wedding photographer colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-69 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-70 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-71 jewish wedding photographer smashing the glass colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-73 wedding confetti being thrown at jewish wedding confetti at colshaw hall wedding colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-77 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-78 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-79 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-80 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-81 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-81a colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-82 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-83 guests outside the peel suite at colshaw hall colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-85 barretts catering at colshaw hall champagne toast colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-88 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-89 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-90 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-91 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-92 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-93 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-94 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-95 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-96 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-97 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-98 bride and groom in the gardens at colshaw hall wedding colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-100 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-101 bride and groom in the gardens at colshaw hall wedding photos colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-103 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-104 jewish wedding photography at colshaw hall iranian wedding photographer colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-107 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-109 colshaw hall wedding photo of bride and groom colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-111 relaxed reportage wedding photography colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-112 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-113 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-114 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-115 reportage wedding photos colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-117 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-118 dancing at jewish wedding fun wedding photographs colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-121 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-122 jewish wedding photographers colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-124 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-125 wedding speeches at colshaw hall groom laughing during the speeches colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-128 mother of the groom laughing in the speeches reportage wedding photo colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-130 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-131 documentary wedding photographer colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-133 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-134 reportage wedding photography cheshire colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-136 a wedding toast in the peel suite groom giving his wedding speech natural wedding photography at colshaw hall colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-140 groom giving a speech colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-142 intimate moment of parents holding hands colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-144 father of the bride listening to the speeches a wide photo of the groom giving his wedding speech at colshaw hall colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-147 the first wedding dance with a purple background backlit the first dance bride and groom hugging in first dance colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-151 a proud mother jewish wedding photography - dancing on chairs lifted up jewish wedding at colshaw hall jewish wedding photographer - dancing on chairs lifted up colshaw hall wedding jewish wedding photographers cheshire colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-158 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-159 jewish wedding dancing groom being lifted in the air at this jewish wedding colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-162 iranian wedding photography dancing bride colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-164 the white keys wedding party band reportage wedding photos of guests dancing the bride with her sister colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-168 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-169 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-170 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-171 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-172 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-173 colshaw hall wedding evening reception in the peel suite iranian wedding photographer colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-176 iranian wedding photography cheshire colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-178 iranian wedding photos iranian wedding photographer dancing pics iranian dancing at a jewish wedding iranian wedding photos iranian dancing at a wedding colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-184 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-185 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-186 jewish wedding photos of dancing colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-188 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-189 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-190 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-191 crazy dancing at a jewish wedding colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-193 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-194 colshaw-hall-wedding-photography-195 jewish wedding photography dancing at colshaw hall cheshire

If you are looking for Colshaw Hall Wedding Photography or Jewish Wedding Photography please do contact us for our latest weddings brochure.

About the author

Tobiah is a professional Wedding Photographer based in Manchester & Cheshire, England. He has photographed over 375 weddings throughout the UK & Europe.

I consent to Tobiah Tayo Photography storing the information I have provided via the contact form and using it to reply to my enquiry. I am aware of Tobiah Tayo Photography's policy governing use of my personal data and have read and digested the entire                             

Privacy Policy

Thank you!
Your message has been sent.
We will contact be in touch shortly...

featured in

Contact Us