Lakones Village Corfu Pre Wed Shoot

Lakones Village Corfu Pre Wed Shoot

Lakones Village and Sunset Cruise Pre Wed Shoot

 

In the scenic northwest of Corfu is the prettiest place of Paleokastritsa with its scenic bays, coves and caves.
The best vantage point is the village of Lakones some 4km above Paleokastritsa.  Far-reaching views of the bays and down onto the monastery.
This was the chosen location for a little;e pre-wed shoot with Tammi and Dave and their family, a couple of days before their fabulous wedding.

We virtually had the village to ourselves – we arrived just before the bar opened – and enjoyed a stroll around the old houses and alleyways.

The Lear’s path is the donkey path up to the village.  We will save that hike for another time.  Too hot in July carrying camera gear though

The next day we were delighted to join all the wedding guests on a sunset cruise around the bays and see 6 caves.
Stopping at sea as the sun went down was a memorable moment.  Tanmi and Dave had a wonderful pre-wedding  evening with their guests

The perfect end to the cruise and the promise of a wonderful day  to follow.

 

We cannot wait to share from the actual wedding of this wedding n Corfu/  Watch out for that that one soon!

Everyman Theatre Wedding: Carolyn & Philip

Everyman Theatre Wedding: Carolyn & Philip

Wedding Everyman Theatre

When a fellow photographer kindly referred us to this Everyman Theatre wedding in Liverpool, we were delighted.
Carolyn and Phil planned a perfect relaxed twilight wedding.
Guests enjoyed some pre-ceremony refreshments int the nearby bars and cafes – we already knew it was going to be a good party.
Carolyn and her bridesmaids made their way up the stairs to a waiting Philp.

Liverpool Town Hall Ceremony

The ceremony was held at the Liverpool Town Hall in the ornate small Ballroom with its impressive painting and chandeliers.
A poignant candle lighting and momentos to Carolyn’s mum were included in the ceremony.
Lots of hugs and smiles and soon it was time to exit, have a few groups shots and board the bus to the Everyman Theatre
The hoped-for photos in the gardens of St Nicholas  didn’t materialise due to a huge gathering of bell ringers for a competition
However, as they joined the guests on the Red bus we got the shot of the Liver building they wished for

Everyman Theatre Wedding Reception

This was our first time at the Everyman Teatre for a wedding reception and we were most impressed with the setup and space.
A good space to accommodate their guests with a balcony overlooking Hope St and The Catholic Cathedral.
This with the twinkly lights made for some quirky reflection shots.
Guests were well fed – the barbecued food was delicious.  The Dj and Sax player had the dance floor buzzing and a great party ensued

It was a wonderful few hours with you Phil and Carolyn. You were so much fun and glad you had an amazing evening  We wish you much happiness in the future.
These are just a few highlights from their twilight Everyman Theatre Wedding.  Hope you enjoy!

Liverpool Town Hall

bride entrance small Ballroom Liverpool town hall

wedding ceremony small ballroom, Liverpool Town Hall

bride and groom portrait on balcony of Liverpool Town Hall

group photo balcony of Everyman Theatre wedding

wedding reception Everyman Theatre wedding

 first dance Everyman Theatre weddign

 

If you are looking for a photographer or two to cover your Liverpool wedding we’d love to hear from you.
This is a great reception venue in Liverpool for your party.

Soughton Hall Wedding Photography: Fiona & Mike

Soughton Hall Wedding Photography: Fiona & Mike

Soughton Hall Wedding Photography: Fiona & Mike

Soughton Hall Summer Wedding

Recently Fiona and Mike asked us to cover their Soughton Hall wedding photography and we were only too delighted!
It’s a stunning venue and one that Fiona as a makeup artist is familiar with.
Situated in Flintshire it’s a fabulous Georgian Country House Hotel, with exclusive use for weddings.
Surrounded by gardens and glorious countryside on the borders of Cheshire and North Wales – so plenty of scope for your wedding pictures.
Indeed Fiona chose this venue for its long drive and sweeping view up to the splendid house.

 

Soughton Hall Wedding Ceremony

Several options for wedding ceremonies at Soughton Hall – outside in the garden or indoor in the wonderfully elegant upstairs Blue Room
Fiona and Mike had their wedding ceremony in the Blue Room, which really suited their elegant style.
It was a gloriously warm day and lots of natural light coming through the long windows.
Guests were enjoying pre-ceremony drinks outside

Blue Room Soughton Hall wedding photogrpahy

Adore this moment of Fiona poised and serene, ready to enter the Blue Room to her waiting groom.
The lanterns lining the route belong to Soughton Hall and perfectly match its period setting.
A beautiful joyous ceremony with a harpist providing the music to walk into and out.
So many giggles and looks between Fiona and Mike.
Uniquely they said their vows simultaneously.  The first time have come across this but so refreshing when couples put their own stamp on their day.
soon it was time for drinks and photos

elegant Blue Room wedding ceremony Soughton Hall

Soughton Hall Wedding Reception

Whilst the photos were being taken the room adjoining the Blue Room was set up for wedding breakfast,
No place names for Fiona and Mike as they opted to table hop between courses – what a great idea to chat with your guests this way.
Fiona had a special cake made for Mike, reflecting their boat which they enjoy sailing.
Short thanks on the stairs before guests entered and we left them to enjoy their meal.

Thank you, Fiona and Mike, we could share a few hours with you and capture some moments to remember.
We wish you much joy and happiness x

soughton Hall wedding photography - wedding breakfast set up

 

Golf Themed Colshaw Hall Wedding: Lisa & Chris

Golf Themed Colshaw Hall Wedding: Lisa & Chris

Crazy Golf Themed Colshaw Hall Wedding

Golf Themed Wedding

Lis and Chris, we loved your golf-themed Colshaw Hall Wedding!  Thank you for allowing us the privilege of capturing your day at this wonderful venue.
It’s a luxury venue set in idyllic grounds with exclusive use
You packed a lot into the day – lots of surprises in store – we threw the schedule away and just went with the flow of the day!

Only fitting that Golf-mad Lisa and Chris used Golf for the theme of the day – Golf venues as the table names, golf ball favours with their logo and date of wedding on.
The wedding cray golf supplied by Lancashire Wedding Golf was an inspired surprise for Chris and all the guests loved it. All wedding themed and personalised for the couple
Already on a high from Liverpool winning the Champions League the night before this wedding just topped the weekend off fabulously.

Bridal Preps Colshaw Hall Wedding

Irlam Lodge at the beginning of the drive to the Hall provided a perfect place for the girls to stay overnight in readiness for make-up  and hair preps
So much space to enjoy and then even more space in the glorious bridal suite for the getting dressed and final preparations.
Beautifully fitted out with large bedroom and en-suite as well as a dressing room with spacious wardrobes and hook to hang the dress
– all careful considerations for the room
Meanwhile, the guys arrived and checked into their rooms at the other end of Colshaw Hall.
We were able to cover both preps as all on one site, flitting from room to room.

bride preparing for wedding at Colshaw Hall

wedding dress in Bridal Suite at Colshaw HAll

Loved capturing the reaction of the bridesmaids, seeing Lisa’s beautiful dress or the first time
They were a great group of girls, being hands o with steaming the dresses.

 

Soon it was time to make their way over to the ceremony location – a purpose-built ceremony room.
of course, a golf  buggy was used as transportation, first for the bridesmaids and then Lisa and her proud dad
Running a little late at this time and whilst there were some last minute changes to the ceremony vows we made the most of the opportunity with some pictures.
Soon it was time to enter for Lisa to meet her groom and a beautiful ceremony ensued.
Pianist Benjamin Clark added a touch of elegance with his music which continued throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast
The bridal flowers and flower decor in the venue were stunning, perfectly complimenting the blue of the bridesmaid’s dresses.

ready for the ceremony in the Stables Colshaw Hall

Smiles from Chris and Lisa as they greet each other and I do believe a tear from Dad.

One happy bride and groom exited to the confetti throwing from the guests, looking radiant.
The decorated golf buggy then took them off to their reception at the Pele Suite while the guests followed behind.

beautiful view of Colshaw Hall

The crazy golf was a bit hit and just before the group shots another surprise was a dove release – always tricky to capture as happens so fast,  but we did okay I think!
The weather was not completely on our side and groups were interrupted with rain before the wedding breakfast.
However plenty of clean space inside to finish the groups and beautiful rooms to take portraits inside – really spoilt for choice at this venue.
So many photo opportunities.

reception Peel Suite Colshaw hall wediding

Beautiful elegant cake from Suzanne Harvey Cakes.  The detail included their wedding logo/initials to fit in with the theme

Colshaw Hall wedding speeches

Bride and Groom Portraits Colshaw Hall Wedding

Happily, after the wedding breakfast, the sun came out and our couple had time to play some golf – Chris even got a hole in one. Quite competitive this couple!
Time also before the evening party to capture some beautiful shots in the extensive gardens.  A particular request from Lisa was by the Acer tree in the Japanese garden area
Then with the golden evening light, it was time for some fun with the bridal party.

bride and groom enjoying crazy golf at their Colshaw Hall wedding

A specific request from Lisa – a ring shot with the golf ball favor

The evening kicked off with cake cutting and plenty of dancing.  The live band certainly kept guests on the dance floor.
Chris couldn’t resist donning a Liverpool shirt to dance in  – after the first dance of course

Colshaw HAll wedding evening dancing

Venue: Colshaw Hall
Video – Dave Bones
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Pianist Benjamin Clark
Florist: Alexandra Christina Maccioni
Cake: Suzanne Harvey
Crazy Golf: Lancashire Crazy Golf

Relaxed Crabwall Manor Wedding: Gemma & Scott

Relaxed Crabwall Manor Wedding: Gemma & Scott

Relaxed  Family Wedding Crabwall Manor

Such a delight when Gemma and Scott approached uo to cover their relaxed family wedding Crabwall Manor
Crabwall Manor is a venue familiar to us having shot previous weddings here before.
This latest time though it was fabulous to see how the gardens have been maintained and improved.
Additions of a gazebo and a love seat are welcome too.

An afternoon wedding ceremony that rolled into the evening celebrations.
A perfect day just as they wished for and sunshine to enjoy the gardens.
Flowers for the bridal bouquet and those throughout the venue were  by Flowerhouse Irby
They were stunning and vibrant, the peonies  gorgeous and in full, bloom

The focus for this wedding was to be relaxed and family focused.  The groups were not to be bride’s side and groom’s side but rather a joining of families – so refreshing!
The minimal groups meant guests had plenty of time to enjoy the gardens.  Plenty of space for football and lawan games such as garden darts and croquet.
The secret gardens were explored too.
certainly kept the kids entertained and then later on kids young and old enjoyed the casino and dancing.

Hope you enjoy these highlights and we wish you much joy and happiness.

 

wedding ceremony Crabwall Manor

confetti shot Crabwall Manor wedding

Bride and Groom enjoying the gardens at Crabwall MAnor

 

Crabwall Manor is a perfect venue for  a relaxed venue.
Plenty of space, gorgeous gardens excellent food and staff.
Please contact us if you wish to discuss your Crabwall Manor wedding photography.
Always happy to be here.

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

 

 

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