Brook Hall Outdoor Wedding: MJ & Gary

Brook Hall Outdoor Wedding: MJ & Gary

Brook Hall Outdoor Wedding

This was a laugh a minute  Brook Hall Outdoor wedding for Mary and Gary.
One of the hottest August Bank Holiday weekend. Ever.
So privileged to capture your day guys, so much fun, even if it was hot…cue fans and air-con on al day.
Historic Brook Hall is situated in beautiful countryside and gorgeous gardens.  Perfect for your wedding.
Indoor ceremonies can take place in the old chapel too if wished. Always good to have options.

The girls from the wedding collection Wirral were busy setting up the chairs for the outdoor ceremony whilst groom and bridal preps were ongoing.
MJ and her sisters were a hoot, so lots of laughter. Some relative calm in the bridal suite where MJ got into her amazing Maggie Sottero dress from  Elegance Bridal
Lisa was on hand to help  MJ with this – do love this fitting service.

Brook Hall Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

The Outdoor ceremony was set up on the big lawn, due to the number of guests.
So vows were made here and then MJ and Gary and their witnesses had to go to the bottom of the garden to the Brook gazebo to repeat the vows under cover to legalise it.
So …make sure you add on extra time if you opt for this scenario.  Then back to the lawn to sign the registers in front of all their guests.
MJ and Gary then danced down the aisle, beaming smiles and laughter all the way.

Brook Hall Reception

Wayne Farrow Wedding Singer was on hand to perform through the ceremony He has an amazing voice we later got to capture his action during the reception.
has to be seen – it’s amazing the way he gets everyone involved, dancing and singing and having an amazing time.  Some of the best wedding entertainment we have witnessed ..and captured.
Not surprised he is very much in demand – you need to book early to secure his services.
certainly kept us on our toes in between gulping our food down.  So glad our Video colleage Rob Whibley was on hand to video the action too.
Can’t wait to see the footage but hope you get the gist from the some of the many pictures here. Again the ladies from Wedding Collection had set out the room beautifully

The fun continued in the evening with Wayne singing or the First Dances _ Mj with her  FAther and then her new husband.
The dance floor was kept busy with a brilliant sax player and entertainment with Pixelbooth Magic Mirror – guests were having a great time with that.

Thank you MJ and Gary for all the laughter on your day – wish you many more years of happiness.
Thank you to Jemma & Mark a previous Pixsmiths bride and groom for recommending us.  Lovely to see you all

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Brook Hall Outdoor wedding set up

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Brook Hall Outdoor wedding ceremony

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Wayne Farrow wedding singer

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reception fun Brook Hall wedding venue, Cheshire

Bride & groom portrait lower garden Brook Hall

 

Pixsmiths are a preferred wedding supplier for Brook Hall.
If you like what you have seen we are here on 6th October for their wedding showcase
Why not pop along and see how this fab venue can accommodate a wedding for you and chat about your photography requirements with us.
We look forward to seeing you there

Brook Hall Wedding: Dawn and Sean

Brook Hall Wedding: Dawn and Sean

Travel Themed Brook (Meadow) Hall Wedding for Dawn and Sean

So much to enjoy about this travel themed Brook Hall (formerly Brook Meadow) wedding of Sean and Dawn.
A sunny August Bank Holiday weekend – a rarity it itself!
Sean and Dawn have been together 11 years and travelled to many destinations together so it formed a natural theme for their fabulous day.
A gorgeous green and brown coloured theme, the decor in their home matched perfectly too for the bridal prep details, obviously inspirational for the colour scheme.

The Girls!

Sea’s three daughters were his “Best Men”  they not only looked fabulous in their jackets from Slaters, white trousers and green tie ribbon matching the bridesmaids colour, but also were well organised helping with the big group as well as enjoying swigs from their hip flasks to help calm any nerves at  the church with their dad and checking times with their pocket watches.
The church,  St Oswalds in Bidston is a friendly place and there was even a banner up about being together on a journey.
The vicar is well known for his singing and during the registry signing sang “Come fly with Me” ..so appropriate for Sean and Dawn!

Brook Hall Hotel Reception

Onto  Brookmeadow, now renamed as Brook Hall, and beautifully updated in a contemporary style, befitting the owners of Sheldrakes who now run this venue.
Brook Hall has an idyllic setting in the Childer Thornton, Cheshire countryside.  Truly a wonderful Cheshire wedding venue.  So many opportunities for stunning portraits around iis gardens
and stone bridge over the brook towards teh bottom of the gardens.  Outdoor weddings can take place here too

The tables at Brookmeadow were artistically decorated with travel memorabilia from various countries they had visited …and the anecdotes from their travels during teh speeches were hilarious..on the lines ..we went here, Dawn doesn’t like flying, scuba diving etc.. all the things Sean loved…so opposites do attract!  It ended with Dean saying he like to be punctual …Dawn was a wee bit late at the church ..well it is the bride’s prerogative 😉

The Matt magician worked the tables during the reception and in between meal courses went down a treat, kept all the guest entertained. Whilst in the evening the band Route 66 had the dance floor rocking.
A wonderful day for Sean and DAwn and we thank you that we could capture all the days events for you.
Wishing you many more years of happiness.

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arriving at Brookmeadow, now Brook Hall for a wedding reception

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This is a beautiful venue, you can have your whole day here – The Buckingham suite is licensed for weddings – you can check out another wedding from Brook Hall Inn here 
If you are interested in having two photographers for your  Brook Hall Wedding Photography then please get in touch for  a chat

Surprise Mere Brook House Wedding

Surprise Mere Brook House Wedding

Surprise Mere Brook House Wedding

 50th Birthday Party & Wedding

We just love surprises, so when Lyn and David told us about their plans for a surprise Mere Brook House Wedding, we squealed with delight!
Lyn was planning a big birthday and decided, less fuss than a traditional wedding, this would be the perfect way to have their wedding.
– Springing it as a surprise on their family and guests invited to the birthday bash.
we first met Lyn and David at the Mere Brook House Burns Night Event.
Chatting to them afterwards they took our details to book a meeting with us regarding their secret wedding just into the New Year

Secret Wedding

New Year arrived friends and family were gathered in the beautiful Cottage at Mere Brook House.
The ceremony room has been closed off to prying eyes and also because drinks are not allowed in there before a ceremony
Packed with people drinking, enjoying delicious canapes and chatting before the birthday meal, little did they know what was ahead!
They had been asked to arrive promptly for a black tie event.

It was a challenge for staff to keep the secret during the planning stages – just Lyn’s daughters were in the know.
Not even her best friend and Dad knew.  Lyn had mentioned she wanted to be married before her 50th  which was this night.
The actual birth time was around 9.30 pm and they were to be married at 6.30pm – this being the latest time a registrar will attend for the ceremony.
Just in time!

 

The Reveal!

So after a time of mingling and celebrating Lyn and David made a few thank you’s and toasts on the stairs in the cottage.
David showed a flight menu from a recent  trip to Vegas  and written on it “She Said Yes”
Ooh had they secretly married in Vegas??   ..but no they wanted their friends and family around so….
lets go across to the main room and were getting married now.

Well, the look and of surprise and joy on their faces was a picture!
What a great way to announce a wedding!

So guests made their way over the other room for the short ceremony – standing room only as so many, plus to make it as relaxed and untraditional as possible.
Meanwhile, Lyn and David went to freshen up in their room and for Lyn to change into her sparkly shimmery wedding dress and David to change his bow tie to a red tie.

The decorations were still up at Mere Brook so time for a quick pic by the Christmas tree just beforehand.
They walked in together to their awaiting guests, a kiss for Lyn’s dad on the way was a lovely touch.
The joy on everyone’s faces was so special to see and capture.

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Short formalities over and it was time to greet their guests, cue lots of giggles and hugs over the surprise Mere Brook House wedding
Then on to party time.  No wedding cake …but of course a beautiful birthday cake, ooh those macaroons looked so tasty!
Food was served in Mere Brook style in the kitchen …seconds always allowed for the tasty home-cooked food.

The flower wall by Pop up Petals made a lovely backdrop for a few informal groups.  Relaxed was the order of the event.  Just how we like thins to be.
Another surprise was Gorge Michael – a great tribute act by Randall Butler …check him out on Youtube.  Absolutely fantastic and sounded just like the real one.
He had the floor dancing and interacting made for great entertainment. Such good fun.

Randall Butler Georg Michael tribute Act at Mere Brook House

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Thank you once again to the team at Mere Brook House for being wonderful hosts – see you soon!
Thank you Lyn and David, we were privileged to be in on the surprise and so enjoyed the evening with you.
It was a fantastic start to our 20202 wedding season.
Hope you enjoy your blog post!  Much love Dave and Sandy xx

Arrowebrook Farm Wedding: Rachael and Josh

Arrowebrook Farm Wedding: Rachael and Josh

Arrowebrook Wirral Farm Wedding: Rachael and Josh

So been looking forward to blogging Rachael and Josh’s fun filled Arrowebrook Farm Wedding!
The rain at the  Birkenhead Town Hall ceremony did not dampen their spirits for long…no sooner had we done the group shot with umbrellas the sun came out! Typical!The Town Hall at Birkenhead is a beautiful Georgian building and the ceremony room upstairs with its stained glass windows is befitting of the building.  Its worth asking for this ceremony room.
Rachael looked stunning in her 50’s style vintage dress with red polka dot Iron Fist Shoes. Josh in his waistcoat and blue checked shirt and yellow tie suited the part too for a laid back wedding.
We grabbed a few shots inside and out before heading on the vintage bus to take us all to Arrowebrook Farm.  The marquee was provide by Got it covered (now Astra Marquees) and with plenty of space around in the farm field everyone had room to run around.  Cakes galore and ice tea added to the hog roast meal….the alcoholic jager bomb shots came later!  Loved the “snap it, shake it, sign it, peg it” Polaroid picture board, so unique and all the guests had great fun taking images as a memorable keepsake.  The evening was all about the country band which went down a storm, the dance floor was rocking.  This was such a great party and we so enjoyed mixing with the guests and capturing the fun of the day.  Rachael and Josh thank you for such an amazing day we wish you all the happiness in the world xx

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Are you planning  marquee or Wirral farm wedding?  Its the ideal way to put your own stamp on your day…your opportunity to bring caterers you wish in, make your own cakes etc..make it uniquely yours.  Arrowebrook farm is a great location in the centre of the Wirral…it also has its own toilet block..so no need to hire them in.  Big field for the marquee and guests can also camp or bring  a caravan ..they are a camping and caravan verified site. Check out the farm website for details.  If you are planning an Arrowebrook Farm wedding then please do get in touch its so local to us!

Wedding Fayre Dates for Your Diary

Wedding Fayre Dates for Your Diary

Dates for Your Diary 2020
Wedding Showcases and Fayres

Pixsmiths are preparing for a busy February with weddings and wedding fayres/showcases.  Here are the dates for your diary for your wedding planning.
At fayres, we love chatting to couples to see how we can help with plans.  It’s a chance to get a special offer from us too!
– we rarely do this and reward those who see us at fayres or bridal shows We also love networking with other suppliers.
Really appreciate the feedback on our cute setup – all Dave’s hard work.
Several times we are asked for some images of the shows for social media and always happy to oblige.

 

 

Thursday 6th Feb 6.00 -8.30 pm  Peel Hey Open Evening

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Pixsmiths are preferred photographers at Peel Hey.  It’s a cute intimate local venue to us.
We have been at many previous open evening and this one is the first for 2020.
Pop along for a chat and see other lovely local suppliers too

Sunday 16th Feb 12.00-4.00 pm Bridal Show Floral Pavilion

The Wirral wedding Bridal Shows are always a good show with a whole host of suppliers.
Delighted to be exhibiting her on Sunday 16th Feb.
The Floral Pavilion is a fab contemporary light an airy venue.
Lots of opportunities for your pictures too.
See more details about the Floral pavilion

Sunday  23rd Feb 11.00-4.00  pm Luxe Wedding Show Hillbark

Hillbark Hotel

A luxury sumptuous venue, deserving of a Luxe Bridal Show.
Top suppliers on hand to discuss all your wedding plans.
Definitely, one not to miss.
We will have extra special discounts for this Luxe event….don’t forget to ask us about them
Check out this Hillbark wedding

Sunday 1st March 11- 3 pm Wedding Showcase Brook Hall

Brook Hall outdoor ceremony set up on the lawn

Just into March so adding this onto the end of February fayres.
A fabulous Showcase of suppliers for Brook Hall.
Have you seen this gorgeous venue with its wonderful lush gardens?  So many options for your Brook Hall Wedding photography
You can have an indoor or outdoor ceremony here

Staff are on hand to show you around not only the function rooms but also bedrooms available.
This service prompted such positive feedback last time around.
so come along and see if this is your venue

So there we go several fayres you can catch Pixsmiths at over the next few weeks
Something for everyone, small and large venues.  Sure to find something to suit your day.
Look forward to chatting with you soon and help get your wedding plans sorted.

Memorable Wedding Moments

Memorable Wedding Moments

Most Memorable Wedding Moments 

Every bride envisions a perfect wedding day. They hope that every moment will give them memories they’ll live to cherish.
However, there are moments of the wedding day that are considered the most memorable.

For one bride, the most memorable moment might be walking down the aisle to meet her groom. For another, it might be the moment they share their first kiss as husband and wife.
Here are some of the recorded moments that some brides termed as the most memorable in the history of time. 

 

1. The Grand Entrance

All eyes will be on you as you walk down the aisle to meet your groom. Your wedding dress and make up will make a statement.
Choose your wedding dress carefully if you intend to make a lasting impression.
Each of the strides you take towards the altar matters. It’s up to you to set a tone that will forever linger in your mind and that of your guests.
Most importantly, choose unique lighting and tone it with fantastic music.

Avoid being nervous as this may spoil the moment. The best you can do is focus on what’s ahead.
At this moment, the only people that matter in the world are you and your soon-to-be-husband. 

2. The Vow Exchange

This is the moment that everyone has been waiting for, and it carries the weight of the whole ceremony.
Your heart, mind, and soul must all cooperate to give this moment all the attention it deserves.
Your officiant plays a significant role in setting the mood for this moment.

The officiant can be a religious leader, a special family member, or a government official.
What matters most is that they understand your needs and feelings as a couple.
How they conduct the ceremony should relay your love as a couple to the guests on this big day. 

Besides, you want someone articulate, entertaining, and outgoing. They also shouldn’t rush you through the process as though it doesn’t matter.
Their attributes will help capture or scatter the attention of the guests. 

For a more personal touch, write your own vows. 

3. The Food

What you serve your guests will either make or break the deal. Nothing lingers in the minds of wedding guests like the reception session.
If you want them to remember your wedding as a blast, spend a little more on the food and drinks.
Also, make sure that wedding accessories are in tone with the type of food.
If you are keen on something special, think about
personalised wooden barrel where you can serve the best bourbon for your guests!

However, the food won’t be memorable for you if you don’t have the time to enjoy it. This is a common occurrence, as many activities are demanding the attention of the couple.
As a tip, have your service provider save up some food for you to enjoy later when more settled.

4. Entertainment

Your guests want to have fun at your wedding, and there’s no better way to do this than to provide them with great music.
This is another area that you’ll need to spend good money. Hire professional wedding entertainers who can very well read the mood of the crowd. 

They’ll come in handy in ensuring the crowd gets the very best of what they want.
A good DJ will have a good selection of music that’ll get the guests out of their seats. 

The favors also mean a lot to your guests. Have them packaged in a way that will show the guests how grateful you are that they came.
Give them shoddy favors, and they’ll forget about the wedding as soon as it’s over.

5. The Photo Session

 

This is the session that captures all the little details of the wedding day and puts them together.
It has a way of reminding you just how much fun you had on your big day. The secret is to choose a venue that has some attachment to you.

You want scenery that exhumes tranquillity and the purity of this day.
The backdrop of your photos will have so much to remind you about your wedding day years later.

If you have concerns about  your portrait session –book an engagement session with Pixsmiths so you are more relaxed on the day

Take Away

Every bride wants her wedding to be the most outstanding and the most memorable.
Achieving this is not always an easy task. A lot of planning must go into it to bring out the essential details.

Some of the most memorable moments include the entrance to the ceremony.
All eyes are usually on the bride and as such, choose your outfit carefully.
The food and entertainment are other remarkable moments for the guests.

If it feels like too much work trying to pull off a memorable wedding, work with professional wedding planners.
They know exactly what to do to make your wedding unique and unforgettable. 

Any questions about your day or to book  a consultation please get in touch be only too happy to chat about your day