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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
. 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
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
Such a fab idea!Jager bombs, typified this party atmosphere!
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!
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
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
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
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.
At Pixsmiths nothing gives us more joy than capturing your real Wirral wedding stories. Real story moments, unique to your day. Getting to know you in the run-up to the wedding makes, we learn what is important to you and your day. Those moments that hold so much meaning to you. It gives us such a buzz to capture these snapshots stories and know its creating memories so pertinent. Memories you will look on in years to come and instantly be taken back to that moment and know how you felt and the circumstances around that moment.
There is a favorite band I love to listen to when editing, but one day I listed to singer explain how the lyrics had come about, It brought a whole new meaning to those songs and the stories behind the writing of them. Gave them new purpose.
This is why Pixsmiths love to be storytellers of your wedding. Hope you enjoy just a few moments captured from real Wirral weddings and the stories will give fresh meaning to them.
1. A Local Wirral Wedding Story
The bench on West Kirby promenade where Ruth and Simon met walking their dogs. A perfect momentary pause after their wedding day ceremony before going onto their Sheldrakes reception. A perfect moment with the sun rays bursting through the clouds just at that very moment. A moment just for them, one that simply cannot be re-created. Truly a unique moment of a Wirral wedding story.
2. A Tale of Two Dads
Some brides are blessed with two dads in their lives. Both of them united for Jemma on her big day. This was such a moment when both dads were walking Jemma down the aisle. That moment when they both helped to arrange her amazing dress before walking down the aisle was truly special to witness and capture. Natural reportage wedding photography.
3. A Touching Moment
This is a Wirral wedding story from Rachel and Ben’s twilight wedding at Leasowe Castle. A dad walking his beautiful daughter down the aisle is always a treasured moment. Rachels’s dad went one step further and stretched out his wife to briefly hold hands with her, including her in a most important moment. Brought a lump to my throat I must admit but more importantly the joy on Mum’s face to be included in such a family moment.
4. Eyes Only For You
Another walking down the aisle Wirral wedding story moment with special meaning. This time Brian and Natalie at the altar before their Thornton Manor wedding reception Natalie has an eye condition and in the months before the wedding, several eye operations had been undertaken, meaning eyesight was far from perfect. Now, most grooms want to turn and watch their bride as they may their entrance and walk towards them. Brian such a considerate groom chose to wait till his bride was alongside so she could see the joy in his face. I’m sure you can see from this picture, the reaction was perfect.
Unfortunately, not all brides still have their dads but there are many ways of having loved ones included in your day. Emma had memory brooches on her bouquet and this poignant, reflective moment just before the ceremony is one that means so much to her. Having that time to pause, remembering her Dad – brides make time for moments like this in your day. Her Uncle met her at the top of the aisle to make the last few steps to Kevin. Again a moment with so much meaning for Emma. Her Uncle, in poor health himself, wanted to be standing as he waited for his niece to make those important steps during this outdoor Inglewood Manor wedding.
6. Jump for Joy
Who can forget that moment when Jon jumped for joy at St Nicholas Church Wallasey! Still one of our all-time favorite pics taken at a Wirral wedding There is a whole jump sequence too which you can see here. Rachael, such an expressive bride! check out how much she enjoyed her day.
Indeed Rachael has another favourite moment at her wedding. Rev Jeff Staples is known to sing a tune or two whilst playing his guitar. He pulled out his guitar during the service and gave a special rendition of Hallelujah with had our couple laughing and crying with joy. Rachael had no idea this song had been planned and was overcome, so happy this moment was captured.
7. Bride and Groom Portrait
This might seem a simple enough beautiful wedding day bride and groom portrait and indeed it is. The extra meaning is Mark said how meaningful it would be to include them in a picture with these roses where they had recently scattered the ashes of a loved relative. We were happy to oblige of course.
Who doesn’t love a good party! Weddings are all about celebration and having the best time with your guests. Well, this wedding reception went down a storm. With wedding singer Wayne Farrow orchestrating the fun its always going to be such fun – its a hard job keeping up with him, such is his energy, so glad this was videoed too. This picture just tells the story better than a thousand words how much everyone was enjoying the reception….especially the bride MJ!
9. Tears of Joy
Oh this is a Wirral wedding story from a wedding some 7 years ago now but it still brings back memories. When your groom plays in a band, and naturally they want to play a set for the wedding evening party entertainment They come to end of the set …and then just one last encore clamoured for. Its a song specially written for his bride – one she thought he had forgotten all about when he mentioned it some 6 months previously. You can see how much it meant to her. Looking back on these pics will those memories alive. and that is what brings us joy in our wedding photography journey.
10. A Sunset Moment
A perfect moment to end on is with this sunset shot or this family. Always enjoy getting couple shots at sunset when we can. This coastal path section is just behind the couple’s home where they had their home Wirral marquee wedding reception. It’s somewhere they love to walk as a family, so naturally, a perfect place for a breather before the evening party started. I recall saying, just ignore us, just enjoy this sunset on your wedding day together, then their dog just wandered into the picture, creating a perfect family shot. Added to this, their little girl said something like, I don’t think I’ve ever watched the sunset with you both before, well cue lump in the throat!
So make memories, hold fast to them, have an amazing photographer capture them for you so you can treasure forever. If you have a real Wirral wedding story you would love to be captured let us know. Tell us the stories behind the images we have captured