Intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding Coverage: Debbie & Jonathan

Intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding Coverage: Debbie & Jonathan

Intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding Dee Estuary

Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding

We always love having an intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant wedding to shoot.  Its a fab wedding venue right on the Dee estuary and local to us.
We often cover ceremony, family pics and portraits here for an affordable wedding photography solution
Not everybody wants full day coverage and we are glad we can be flexible being such a local Wirral venue.

Jonathan and Debbie booked us for such a package – and its surprising how much can be covered in this time.
A relaxed day with guests enjoying a drink on teh terrace before the ceremony
A joyful Sheldrakes Restaurant wedding – a lovely touch was Jonathan waiting at the top of the aisle for Debbie.
Her proud dad handing her over and then letting the two of them walk together the rest of the way down the aisle to get married.

It was a bit of an overcast day but we got through the family groups and portraits in the nick of time.
Literally just as  the raindrops started to fall!
Happily by then it was time for the wedding breakfast to begin so all was well and everyone kept dry.

Jonathan and Debbie thank you for being such a great couple and asking us to cover your intimate wedding
It was a joy to see you enjoy each others company so much and all teh giggles you shared.
We wish you much happiness.

ceremony set up Sheldrakes wedding

happy bride and groom entering wedding ceremony at Sheldrakes

wedding reception detail Sheldrakes wedding


Are you looking for a similar sheldrakes wedding coverage?  We would love to hear from you.  Ask about our special wedding packages for Sheldrakes wedding



Arrowe Brook Farm Tipi Wedding

Arrowe Brook Farm Tipi Wedding

Arrowe Brook Farm Tipi Wedding: Stacey & Dan


What a wonderful wedding for Stacey and Dan so delighted were were recommended to this lovely couple by a previous Pixsmiths couple
A great combination of a traditional church wedding at Christchurch Port Sunlight and then a relaxed Arrowe Brook Farm Tipi wedding reception.
Been busy editing but been longing to share this blog post

An early 11.30 am ceremony meant early preps for our bride and and bridesmaids – and not forgetting  Stacey and Dan’s two adorable boys
Plenty of candid moments at Stacey’s mum and dad’s with everyone, Clearly a very devoted family.
A lovely emotional moment with dad when he saw his beautiful daughter in her bridal gown.

Great service from Lisa of Elegance Bridal in Bebbington who not only helped her into her dress, but did a last minute finishing alteration,
plus helped her into the car (which was a bit tricky!) and out of it when arriving at the church.

Church Ceremony Christchurch Port Sunlight

Christchurch is a beautiful church in historic Port Sunlight. The longest aisle on the Wirral.  Always a popular church. The new minister her is welcoming and helpful to photographes
allowing photography from the front and the back of the aisle.  Stacey’s ruffled fishtail dress looked fabulous from teh back of the church
There was slight drizzle on the way in but as Stacey and Dan exited it was sunshine and shades were on!
A few family pics and then a red bus whisked the guests off to Arrowe Brook farm for the tipi reception

groom waiting for bride Christchurch Port Sunlight

Arrowe Brook Farm Tipi Wedding Reception

So the bus arrived at Arrowe Brook Farm with guests spilling out to enjoy more welcome drinks –   the bus had been stocked too with supplies!
Arrowe Brook Farm is a brilliant location for a tipi or marquee wedding.  It’s also a camping and caravan site so has toilet facilities on site.
Not many know about this place – bit of  a hidden gem  but we have shot her a couple of times beforehand.
Bride and groom and several guests were staying over and the tipis set up by All About Me Marquee and Events looked fabulous in the sunshine

Lots of photo opportunities on the farm for bride and groom portraits.
with such a big group it was ideal to capture the big group shot i front of the tipi – followed by some impromptu informal group shots

Such a happy relaxed day – it just flowed perfectly, no time constraint pressure and everyone was enjoying themselves  immensely
The bbq food provided by local caterers Manna Food was plentiful and superb.  – thank you for teh hospitality!
The table names were drinks with the corresponding spirit bottle and rustic design with a pallet table plan and a gorgeously cake from Iced Inspirations atop a barrel

Just see how happy Stacey is !

Arrowe Brook FArm tipi wedding reception

After the cake cut Stacey and Dan enjoyed a stroll for some evening pics before the night dancing took place.
DJ Mark Forde and the band had everyone rocking out – it was a late night but so enjoyable.
The lights in the tipi looked magical as night fell.

So honoured  Stacey and Dan that you asked us to capture your amazing day.
The early ceremony meant  guests could really enjoy a long day together with you  a- and they certainly did! and not have the day rush by.
Just the type of wedding we love.
Wishing you and your lovely family much health and happiness.
Love  Dave & Sandy xx


Arrowe Brook Farm (Venue)

 Amelia Jane (Florist)

 Elegance Bridal, (wedding dress [Bebington])

 Marquis Drive (band)

/Mark Forde (DJ)

Iced inspirations (cake)

All About Me Marquee & Events(Tipi)

Manna Foods (catering)

Twilight Wedding Park Hotel Photography: Emma & Paul

Twilight Wedding Park Hotel Photography: Emma & Paul

Twilight Wedding Park Hotel Netherton Wedding Photography

Delighted to cover this twilight wedding t Park Hotel, Netherton in Liverpool for Emma and Paul
We met and booked several months beforehand to plan and capture their day.
We discovered what a fun couple they were and how much family is important to them
We loved that Emma played on being a Bond girl!
It was lovely to reconnect with previous brides and groom of Pixsmiths too, always loey to be recommended.

The Park Hotel has had a lovely refurb inside and its a great space for a wedding reception.
Its located not far from the Aintree racecourse so has appropriately named rooms!

Lots of activity in the getting ready room with all the bridesmaids and flower girls, so lovely to use the bridal room for the getting dressed shots/
Wished all bridal rooms had such a lovely mirror!

Wedding ceremony room was full of friends and family and the Sefton registrars were a joy to work with and were wonderful to Paul and Emma
The Aintree Suite is a great space a wedding reception and was easily big enough for this 150+ wedding guests

Ok it can be tricky using outside space for portraits but I think we managed fairly well and Ema & Paul were delighted with their images.
Their wedding album has already been designed and approved!  Hope you enjoy these highlights.
much love Dave & Sandy xx


A lovely gift for Emma – sadly without her mum who would have been 70 this day – this bracelet with ashes meant she was walking down the aisle with her

twilight wedding park hotel photography during ceremony

love all the little touches like these individual guest pins and the cake topper (see further down)

Intimate Birkenhead Town Hall Ceremony

Intimate Birkenhead Town Hall Ceremony

Natasha & Sam’s Intimate Birkenhead Town Hall  Ceremony


Sometimes all that is required is a simple intimate Birkenhead Town Hall ceremony.  Its just about getting married with those dearest around you and having a meal afterwards.
Then of course jet of to the Maldives for a fabulous honeymoon.  So happy for you guys you had the day you wanted your way and it stayed dry and bright if a bit cold!

Birkenhead Town Hall is set in the  beautiful Georgian  Hamilton Square.  No two sides alike and the large space being left for the imposing Town Hall
Not many realise but the ceremony upstairs is large and with beautiful stained glass windows.
The lower first floor is home to the local war museum and history of the area – worth a visit sometime

Its was a cool day but we made the most of the April blossom in the square.  Natasha looked simply elegant in her ASOS long sleeved low back fitted wedding dress.
So many photo opportunities within the confines of Hamilton Square – the green lawn in front, the blossom, the colonnades on the upper Town Hall an street scenes around.
Natasha and Sam your abundant joy and chemistry was really special to witness and thank you for allowing us to capture these salient memories of your day

Here are some of their highlights to enjoy x


Outdoor Inglewood Manor Wedding Photography

Outdoor Inglewood Manor Wedding Photography

Spring Outdoor Inglewood Manor Wedding Photography
Emma  & Kev’s bird themed Spring wedding

A spring outdoor Inglewood Manor Wedding ceremony was planned for Emma & Kev and what a delightful day for them!
Inglewood Manor is now part of the Boutique Hotel Group which includes Peckforton Castle and Nunsmere Hall Hotel
Always a delight to shoot here and changes are gradually taking place which is improving the venue even more.
The Oak panelled room has been opened out and lets so much more light in – perfect for your  wedding reception
The lower Burton Suite now has doors opening out to the lawns and [ond area beyond

Spring Outdoor Ceremony Inglewood Manor

…bu back to Emma & Kev’s day.  A bright spring day with daffodils and bluebells in the woodland adding a splash of colour.
Bridal preps – lots of activity with hair and makeup going up.
We always arrive in plenty of time to capture candid and detail shots on the fly whilst the pampering and camaraderie amongst the girls goes on.
Dave captured some shots with the guys too, some cute interactions with their two boys trying to sort their hair out!

Soon it was time   for the dress to go and some poignant memories of Dad – his picture in a locket tied to the bouquet.
One of her sons walked Emma to her Uncle at the top of the aisle who then carried on the short walk to a waiting kevin.
How lovely that that moment was shared by family members past and present.
It was a privilege to witness the emotion on Emma’s face just seconds before she made that walk.
so happy they had the outdoor ceremony they wanted  – the first Outdoor wedding ceremony of the year for Inglewood Manor too.
Emma looked stunning in her bridal dress  and  ooh the lads scrubbed up well too


outdoor wedding ceremony Inglewood Manor

canapes Inglewood Manor

Family Groups and Portraits Inglewood Manor

We believe family groups are important so always make time to get a few.  After all iits one of the few occasions when families get together, all dressed up and in a beautiful location.
For large groups an overhead shot from teh balcony is ideal.  Sometimes we do groups on the steps.  This day with the sun being so bright we opted for the open shade with the woodland as a glorious backdrop.
Inglewood Manor is scha wonderful venue, so many areas to shoot we never tire and always look for new angles as well as favourites

Outdoor Inglewood Manor Wedding Reception

Ok so ceremony was outside but of course wedding breakfast was served inside in the Executive Suite – now beautifully opened up.
No speeches at this wedding – everyone got to enjoy their food and have some down time.
The bird themed table names was beautifully complemented with the birdcage cake from Suzanne Harvey and the birdcage centre pieces with their floral decorations created by Wow flowers.
It looked immaculate.  Also loved how Emma and Kevin had a “sweetheart table” for the two of them.

Beautiful light after the breakfast so we grabbed Emma and Kevin for some fresh air and some golden light hour shots
Such a beautiful time to take some memorable portraits.

Big kids and smaller kids love the sweet cart!

…and chocolate fountain is always popular


Evening Party Inglewood Manor Wedding

Soon time for the evening fun and with Tequila band always ensured on a good time and action on the dance floor

Emma & Kev  we wish you and  your family so much happiness xx


Wow flowers

Suzanne harvey cake

Hartiscraft stationary

Katie nelson bride hair

Libbie harrold hair  Michelle make up

Spring Mere Brook House Wedding

Spring Mere Brook House Wedding

Spring  Mere Brook House Wedding

We love Mere Brook House weddings. Suitable for elegant and intimate weddings any time of year.
This  spring mere Brook House wedding was no exception.
Rupert and Jen enjoyed such a day here  – a warm  bright April day with the daffodils blooming in the glorious garden.

Spring Wedding Ceremony Mere Brook House

Jen and Rupert chose Mere Brook House as it was exactly what they wanted for their wedding day.
Relaxed intimate and friendly with excellent fare.  A love y family time each with their two sons supporting them.
Jen was escorted down the aisle to the happy groom by her two sons
They made their own – humorous vows to each other – a really special moment

Plenty of time to mingle with their guests and have some group photos and personal photos taken on the lawns before the wedding breakfast
It was really touching to see their evident joy and happiness together, tons of chemistry!

spring Mere Brook House wedding portraits


Mere Brook House Wedding Extras

As well as planning your perfect wedding at Mere Brook House they can assist with other things
The talented chefs can create your wedding cake.  Mere Brook House honey or shortbread can be used for favours>
Rupert and Jen chose the little jars of honey with their names and date on as favours for their guests.  Cute touch using locally sourced ingredients for Mere brook Bees

elegant table set for wedding breakfast Mee Brook House

Mere Brook House Wedding favours

Love it when things are non-traditional and delighted to see Jen give a little heart warming speech before the wedding breakfast.

Rupert and Jen – wish you much happiness, glad to capture a few hours of your day for your memories.
We look forward to being back here for more Mere Brook House weddings
If you are interested in booking us please use our contact page

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