Festive Winter Inglewood Manor Wedding

Festive Winter Inglewood Manor Wedding

Festive Winter Wedding Inglewood Manor: Penny & David

Non Traditional Festive Winter Inglewood Manor Wedding Photography

Oh such a festive winter wedding at Inglewood Manor, The rooms beautifully decked and adorned with garlands and several Christmas trees.
So many gorgeous details. The snow cake with penguins and polar bear and topped with a gingerbread house.  Really fittig for the festive theme.
Oh and our couple were blooming amazing too, totally non traditional enjoying a first look before the ceremony and then walking down the aisle together.

Inglewood Manor Wedding First Look

It was such a lovely moment to capture and see their reactions when David turned round and saw Penny for the first time in her shimmering Monsoon wedding dress
Penny had cleverly accessorised the back of her dress herself with string of pearls.  The dress was  stunning and so fitting for Penny
So relaxed with each other, it was a delight to see and we loved their many giggles!

first look before Inglewood Manor wedding

Inglewood Manor Wedding Portraits

We took advantage of the light before the ceremony seeing as it was a late ceremony and would be dark afterwards being a Winter Inglewood Wedding
Inglewood has so many areas to take portraits we could avoid being overlooked by guests arriving for the wedding ceremony.

stoll in the grounds before Inglewood Manor ceremony

a tender moment before the ceremony

beautiful portrait festive Inglewood MAnor Wedding

Inglewood Manor Wedding Photography of the  Ceremony

We left them to have a few moments alone before the registrars cam to check their details before the wedding ceremony
Guests meanwhile had been gathering and enjoying canapes and then entered the Executive Suite (the oak panelled room)
Parents and Groomsmen, Bridesmaids and flower girl and page boy entered first before Penny and David finally entered, walking in together and looking so radiant
The Bridesmaids carrying lanterns which really fitted the Christmas theme.
A beautiful intimate family wedding, vows made and then what a kiss!  \Soon time for the happy couple to exit for their mulled wine toast

festive wedding ceremony Inglewood Manor

a packed ceremony room at Inglewood Manor

 

Inglewood Manor Wedding Reception

There were a few groups but with plenty of time set aside and great cooperation they were soon done.  Family pictures are so important, especially when families had travelled far and wide, many from New Zealand to be her for Penny and David. The staircase is a lovely option for photos for small groups but for larger ones we used the side room with its beautiful Christmas tree and whitish walls.

There was  plenty of time to mingle before the guests moved down to the Burton Suite so festively set up for the wedding breakfast and not just with the Christmas decorations
The table centre pieces were cute miniature  winter scenes in fish bowls , all carefully painted by Penny herself – how creative!

There were several speeches – Father of Bride, Mother of Groom, Groom, Bestman and Bride’s sister! we love to capture the emotion and reactions during these.
Plenty of emotion, laughter and toasts to enjoy. The speeches were before the meal and afterwards we left the party to enjoy their food and to continue the celebrations into the evening.
This was one of our short coverage twilight weddings and shows just how much can be captured in a few hours if you don’t require your photographers all day.

reaction to speeches Inglewood Manor wedding reception

cheers! Inglewood Manor Reception

Of course we took a couple of signature ring shots that we love to do – the bar in the Burton Suite made for a fab reflection and colour for the rings – how unusual are they!

Many congratulation David and Penny – it’s evident to see how much you enjoyed your day.  Thank you for doing things your way and for asking us to capture the most important parts for you.
Wishing you many years of happiness and health, love Sandy & Dave

If you are planning an Inglewood Manor wedding and you love our approach and style of images then please get in touch

 

Cheshire Wedding Venues – Inglewood Manor

Cheshire Wedding Venues – Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor Wedding Venue

Inglewood Manor Cheshire Venue

We have several favourite country house venues that we love to shoot at and the Cheshire wedding venue of Inglewood Manor is right up there in our top 3.
Inglewood Manor is a restored Edwardian Manor House with 29 bedrooms and several function suites.  Inglewood Manor is now part of luxury Boutique Hotels Group,
being bought in summer 2018, which also encompassses Peckforton Castle and Nunsmere Hall Hotel.  These are also fabulous Cheshire wedding venues we enjoy shooting at.

Rooms and Grounds of Inglewood Manor

It’s always a joy to document a wedding here, options with the rooms and the gardens are extensive with woodland, gates and ponds and arbours. Always something different  to shoot.
We have shot weddings in the Executive suite (the dark panelled room), the Burton Suite downstairs, (now with its new bi-fold doors) and the white room on left of reception area.
The garden area at rear of the Burton Suite has been opened out to make the best of the views across the estate, so now the view from this room is lighter and more expansive.
The extent of the gardens lend themselves to options for other wedding ceremony sites – especially with new laws coming out, considering legally binding ceremonies outdoors.
Plus at a recent wedding it was interesting to hear of the plans teh new owners have for this fab Cheshire wedding venue – watch this space!


Inglewood MAnor Cheshire wedding venue

wedding ceremony set up Inglewood Manor

wedding ceremony in oak room Inglewood Manor

wedding reception room Inglewood Manor

wedding day portrait Inglewood Manor by the gates

bridal portrait by lake at Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor Weddings Throughout the seasons

Whatever the season – spring, summer, autumn or winter  – there are always areas to shoot and enjoy outdoors ad especially indoors
Here are a selection of favourite images throughout the seasons

Springtime – beautiful spring flowers and daffodils

Summer Time – places to escape teh heat and time for ice-cream!

Autumn with its glorious colours

autumn colours at Inglewood Manor wedding photography

autumn wedding Inglewood Manor

Winter Festive Wedding Inglewood Manor

In the revamped Burton Suite

wedding recveption set up Buton Suite Inglewood Manor

 

A stroll outside before teh ceremony – more on this “First look” at Inglewood in our next blog – look out for it soonDecember wedding Inglewood Manor

Christmas wedding Inglewood Manor

festive stair shot Inglewwod MAnor wedding

Indoor and outdoor options for your group photos – so don’t worry about the weather – always assured of a good day here.bridal party group Inglewood Manor wedding

I f you love Inglewood like we do and are planning your wedding here why not ask us for a quote for your day – we have flexible packages and late availability/short hours available
Click the link to find out more!

If you enjoy this type of venue, why not check out our previous post on another luxury Edwardian Country House venue  – Mere Brook House

Mere Brook House Wedding Venue

Mere Brook House Wedding Venue

Mere Brook House Wedding Venue and Events

Have you been to any Mere Brook House Events?  Do you know about this welcoming Edwardian country house?
Its a real gem set in the Cheshire countryside. A five star  Edwardian country house venue.
It has extensive gardens , almost 4 acres with its beautiful trees, quirky little statues dotted around and the brook it is named after.

Mere Brook House Weddings

Mere Brook House is also available for business meetings, special events such as anniversaries  and of course elegant relaxed weddings
You can check out a wedding we covered at Mere Brook House this summer
Plenty of opportunities and locations for Mere Brook House wedding photography – we liked the swing and cute rustic garden shed too.

 

Mere Brook House Guest Rooms

There are 8 bed and breakfast rooms, all  en-suite rooms and each unique.  Luxury and comfort combined.
Ideal for Bride to get ready here with her maids before a wedding.
There are beautiful gardens – lawns, woodland, paddock and brook for guests to enjoy a break in.
Perfect also for those group shots and bride and groom portraits.

Mere Brook House Events

Also popular are their Ticketed Events, generally occurring spring and autumn seasons.
We went to the pudding extravaganza last May.  It was fabulous with a light main and 12 puddings to sample – all delicious. It was hard to select our top 3.
Good topic of conversation with fellow dining guests.
Such a memorable relaxed evening and perfect for Sandy as a cake fan!

These events recommenced again in September. – we have since been to a street fusion BBQ meal and an Italian Evening
Previous events also included afternoon tea, an Indian meal and a polish menu – ooh hope they do that one again
Their ethos is good home cooking in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Guests are invited to come hungry and to leave full – seconds always available!

They utilise much of their own grown food from their vegetable garden.
They have their own delicious honey, apple juice and Mere Brook cider and home made shortbread is one of their specialities.
Hampers are available for Christmas – ideal foodie presents, supporting local business

The Christmas event in December is already a sell out  ..why not try the event in January 2019 which will be a Burns night!
Booking is essential with Mere Brook House.  You will be sure of a wonderful evening.

Mere Brook House wedding and event venue

Mere Brook House honey

Mere Brook House shortbread

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Birkenhead Priory Pre Wedding Shoot

Historic Birkenhead Priory Pre Wedding Shoot

Historic Birkenhead Priory Shoot: Laura & Darren

Historic Birkenhead Priory what a great choice for this autumnal  pre wedding shoot with Laura & Darren. We love  trying out new locations for our couples on their pre wedding sessions.
Birkenhead Priory was founded aground 1150. The monks of this former Benedictine monastery tended to travellers for about 400 years and began the first organised crossing of the River Mersey.
The road leading down to the waterfront is called Monks Ferry.  The Priory now hold a small museum and a chapel were marriages can take place on the Wirral
The Refectory above the Chapter House can also be used for your reception.  St Mary’s tower can also be climbed for some fabulous views over the river and adjacent shipyard
The Priory is the oldest building standing on the Wirral so its definitely worth a visit.

Back to our shoot  and we were blessed with no rain as we wandered around the ruins of the historic priory.  It is well maintained and supervised by volunteer staff they will happily provide info.
The kind staff of Birkenhead Priory and St Mary’s Tower kindly  permitted us to shoot here.
Lots of photo opportunities in a small area, perfect for this shoot.  The neighbouring shipbuilders of Camell Lairds makes for some interesting angles of old and new structures.

Beautiful engagement ring of Luara’s with unusual claw setting, Daren did well!

engagement ring, unusual claw setting

Darren and Laura were soon relaxed into the shoot, we don’t over pose and let couples be themselves.  So there were lots of natural giggles, hugs and kisses.
Love it when couples enjoy their session with us.  Lots of gorgeous images  for them which they will receive with their wedding USB

arched windows of Historic Birkenhead Priory

Historic Birkenhead Priory ruins

Ha this was a funny shot, a hair raising kiss!

St Mary's Tower view

Never believe a photographer when they say “think that’s a wrap”!
We spotted a few more shots by an old brick wall. Plus some glorious golden autumnal colour on the trees still.
Then we headed down to the river to see where the monks would have taken the ferry across the Mersey.
Of course ideal opportunity to kick up some autumn leaves and more giggles!

kicking the leaves

fun with autumn leaves

We hope you enjoyed this shoot from Historic Birkenhead Priory.  Why not pay it a visit – check out the  planned activities at the Priory

If you are planning a wedding here or at their associate Williamson Art Gallery please do contact us for a special quote

Twilight Leasowe Castle Wedding

Twilight Leasowe Castle Wedding

Rachel & Ben’s Leasowe Castle Twilight Wedding

Rachel contacted us not long after her best friend;s wedding, she’d seen how we worked  for Laura and Thom and knew she wanted us for her wedding
No better recommendation than that!  We were delighted to be available for Rachel and Ben’s Leasowe Castle Twilight Wedding
Ben is rather camera shy and we were under instructions not to pose for any “lovey-dovey” shots so we just did our reportage style photography from just an hour before the ceremony through to the evening party.
Rachel was just happy to be marrying her fella and have her girls as cute flower girls – such characters, kept us on our toes!

One of the shortest ceremonies, even the co-coordinator was stunned when said they were ready to walk out, yes they have signed the registers!
One of our fav moments was Rachel and her Dad walking down the aisle in the Castle Keep , when Dad reached out to hold hands with his wife.
Such a loving family moment, unique to this wedding.  Images like this are what make memories to look back so special.

A few family groups and just a couple of portraits f and then it was time kick shoes off and party!  It was good to have the company of Rob whibley again on video team
We work really well together and can highly recommend if looking for a videographer.
For now enjoy these few highlights – think we did rather well to capture several candid smiles and looks of happiness from Ben.
It really was their perfect Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding

Rachel and Ben and your lovely girls we wish you much joy and happiness for the future.  Sandy & Dave x

grrom nervously awiting his bride at leasowe castle Keep

wedding ceremony Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding

Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding ceremony, post first kiss, wiping away the lipstick

 

Bride and Groom exit after Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding

Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding group photog

cute cake topper and details of the girls

oh and don’t just take our word for it ..here is the review when they received their images one week later

 

Venue: Leasowe Castle
Video: Action Wedding Videos
Photography: Pixsmiths
Dress: Opulence West Kirby
Suits: Larry Adams
MUA: Carla Amanda
Sweet Trolley: Trinity Littler

Intimate Chester Registry Ceremony

Intimate Chester Registry Ceremony

Intimate family focused Chester Registry Ceremony

Just recently Pixsmiths had the pleasure of covering a small intimate ceremony at Chester Registry rooms
Our couple didn’t want a fuss, don’t like being centre of attention so this was how they wanted their day.
They arranged a bespoke short package with us tailored to their needs
A simple ceremony with mums and grandparents and one cute  daughter flower girl.

Kate arrived really early – so took the opportunity for  a few pics beforehand
Its a little odd but the registrars see the couple together to check their details.
When we realised this a quick “first look” was arranged.  for Kate and Michael.
So enjoyed seeing their reaction and hugs.
The ceremony was short and sweet with hugs all around after.
Then time for a few quick groups  before the newly weds headed off to Thornton Hall

Later a much larger party was arranged at Thornton Hall Hotel in the beautiful renovated Crystal suite.
Here the scene was buzzing throughout the bar and reception room.
We covered some essential family groups and a few couple portraits.
We left them to enjoy their dancing and photobooth provided by ProBooth and the fireworks planned for later.

So happy Kate and Michael had the day they wanted and glad we could capture the essential moments for them.
enjoy a few highlights

cute kisses for the bride!

Chester registry wedding

Chester registry wedding

Thornton Hall Hotel wedding reception portrait

 

Interested in short coverage for the essential parts of the day?
Often worth asking us for special deals, if midweek/late booking when available.

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