Thornton Manor Wedding Photography: Rachel and Faromarz


What they say: Ed was the photographer for our wedding at Thornton Manor in October and we cannot thank him enough for capturing so many special moments from our day. We first met Ed at a wedding fair and knew straight away that we would be in good hands. He checked in with us all the way through the lead up to the wedding, gave us many great tips, and captured the multicultural aspects of our wedding so well!


Whilst we felt a little nervous going into our pre-wedding shoot, Ed helped us to feel at ease with his calming presence and really helped us to have an idea of what to expect on the day! We’ve had so many comments from guests saying how lovely he was. We’ve been extremely pleased with our photos and love Ed’s style of photography!


Venue | Thornton Manor, Cheshire

Dress | Enzoani | Emma Louise Bridal

Hair | Hair Fantasy

Make Up | Made Up By Cathryn

Suits | Gibson London

Florist | Lilies of the Field

Venue Dressing | Uplit Event Hire

Catering | Barretts Event Caterers

Car | DA Owen Wedding Cars

Evening entertainment | SBDJ Services

Cake | The Pretty Sweet Cake Company


Rachel and Faromarz's Catholic-Persian fusion wedding at Thornton Manor was something truly special. The ceremony was very personal and meaningful, followed by a reception in truly beautiful surroundings. Their day was very thoughtfully planned with lots of personal elements. All their guests certainly know how to party, too!



Being a wedding photographer in Cheshire was a real treat - the countryside is so beautiful there that we were spoilt for backdrops for photographs. The gardens at Thornton Manor are just stunning too.


On the morning of the wedding, Rachel had her bridal prep at her parent's house with her bridesmaids, while Faromarz got ready at home with his groomsmen. Following the ceremony at Rachel's church, the newly-weds both travelled to Thornton Manor together in a traditional wedding car.



Rachel and Faromarz described their theme as a "Persian-Springsteen Mash Up!" They wanted to include as much of Faromarz’s Iranian and Afghani heritage as possible; for example, they served Persian food for their evening buffet, had a Sofre Aghd, and the bridesmaids performed a traditional Iranian knife dance ahead of the cake-cutting.


One of their favourite moments was "hearing our friend Christopher sing a section of ‘Love Changes Everything’ in Farsi, translated by our friend Nima as a surprise. There were also tributes to Bruce Springsteen sprinkled throughout the day; in our first dance song (‘If I Should Fall Behind’), our speeches, our background music, and our choice of table names (all places from Bruce songs!)."



Their favourite moment of the day was "entering the Music Room at Thornton Manor and seeing that our vision for the space had finally come to life, thanks to the amazing job by our venue dressers! It was a moment of huge relief. We also loved how energetic the dance-floor was all evening; lots of our guests took us by surprise and proved themselves as excellent Persian dancers!"



Their advice to future brides and grooms is to "not to get carried away worrying about little details. And order wayyy more confetti than you think you’ll need - a little does not go a long way!"