Sunny Torre Perrotti Wedding Santa Maria di Castellabate

Sunny Torre Perrotti Wedding Santa Maria di Castellabate

Sunshine & Surprises: Torre Perrotti Wedding

Destination Wedding Italy, Torre Perrotti Wedding

Janine and Bryan where do we start for your fabulous romantic fun filled, sunshine Torre Perrotti wedding in beautiful sunny Santa Maria di Castellabate
A princess – yes you are – marrying in your fairytale castle surrounded by your loved ones.  Such a wonderful day and night you had, simply epic!
We loved it!…as did all your family and friends

We were so thrilled to be back here in gorgeous twinkle town that is Santa Maria on the Cilento coast of Italy.  Our previous Santa Maria  wedding was on the beach  which was better suited to the  early season then as not so busy with sunbathers.
This time we were atop  Palazzo Perrotti Tower roof space, a romantic location overlooking the clear blue waters of the sea.

Janine and Bryan’s day was impeccably planned by the amazing Julie of My Secret Italy.  She excels at being a wonderful host, making sure guests are looked after and providing couples with extra little surprises throughout the day to create a magical day.

Janine and her girls got ready in Residenz 1893, beautiful apartments overlooking the promenade leading to the beach.
Julie pooped along with balloons from Bryan, tied with messages to be opened throughout the morning and then balloons released to signify she was on her way!
I took a few goes and the wind kept blowing them back in, much to everyone’s amusement! There were a few moist eyes as Janine came down the stairs to her waiting Dad.
Then the bridal party were serenaded along the quaint Italian alleyways to the Perrotti Tower, Janine being led by her proud dad to her waiting groom.

Torre Perrotti Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was intimate and funny with personal humorous vows, reading from both mums and lots of kisses!
Soon it was time to go back down the tower stairs for a courtyard reception of music and canapes and cake.  Another surprise was a Spanish castanet musician.

Later when Janine and Bryan had signed the registers at the improvised Town Hall and returned there was confetti by the masses as they exited the courtyard gardens of the Torre Perrotti
Then ice-cream from Baffo were really appreciated in the warm weather.  Time for portraits and then back to the Lido Azzurro for the evening reception were the guests were enjoying the beach.
…but not before our couple took time to enjoy a stunning Santa Maria sunset.  They are a bit special here

Lido Azzurro Reception

Speeches done  – oh little Ollie did an amazing speech, so natural!, touched everyone in the room.
Next up food – a delicious bbq and lots of salads –  and party time! The evening was filled with music dancing and fireworks.
Lots of dancing and singing., a fabulous dance where a member of the family kept being added to the line and a famous rendition of Rick Astley’s, “Never Gonna Give you Up”
The Maieutiké liveband were fabulous as usual, always a pleasure to hear them play and sing.
The fireworks were the icing on the cake of such a memorable day.

Thank you Janine and Bryan for bringing us back to Santa Maria for your wedding, it was flipping awesome!
Wishing you much love and happiness  Sandy & Dave xx

view of Torre Perrotti

 

 

maieutiké liveband at Lido Azzurro

Santa Maria Castellabate Mini- Pre Wed Shoot

Santa Maria Castellabate Mini- Pre Wed Shoot

Santa Maria di  Castellabate Mini- Pre Wed Shoot

Janine and Bryan – nearly Married!

So the following day was to be the big day for Janine and Bryan – their much awaited for wedding day atop the Perrotti Tower in Santa Maria di Castellabate
We had already met up in the UK for a scenic shoot at Hardcastle  Crags during the bluebell season
We could resist however capturing a few more shots of them enjoying the late afternoon sunshine in the beautiful setting of Santa Maria di Castellabate
This authentic Italian fishing village with the old town looking down from the hill above has won a place in our hearts – this was a fourth visit to this little piece of paradise.

We had flown in that morning and enjoying a stroll around town – it was lovely to see a local wedding taking place at the church just below the main the main square too
The steps leading down were beautifully decorated with flowers and a white runner.  We watched the confetti cannons go off, obliterating the couple and listened to teh fireworks going off
(couldn’t really see them in daylight!) Really got us in wedding mode though .
Some snazzy dresses being worn in town too, such style the Italians have!

Amway back to our own loved up couple.  Just a few quick shots as a delicious pizza was calling! The sun was setting as we went to the restaurant
Look out soon for the blog of the wedding day itself.
You won’t want to miss that one!

 

Santa MAria Castellabate pre wed shoot

 

sunet town beach Santa Maria di Castellabate

Sheldrakes Wedding Photographer: Jen & Simon

Sheldrakes Wedding Photographer: Jen & Simon

 Sheldrakes Wedding Photographer: Jen & Simon

Sunny Shades, Sunsets and Ice Cream at a Family Wedding

Romance blossomed on the local train platform for commuters Jen and Simon
They have been together some 14 years now and have a beautiful family
So now time to celebrate their love and commitment …not only with an eternity ring  but a wonderful wedding!

The whole day had such a relaxed happy feel to the day,Sandy was in sparkly ring heaven with the gorgeous details.
knowing Jen’s engagement ring  was designed with a grandmother’s diamond was even more special.
Bridal preps just flowed with chat and natural pics of Jennie with her daughter Ruby being pampered by good friend and make up artist Zoey
Ruby’s room just suited her to a T and made for some cute special  detail shots  for her too
Zoey is the partner for Simon’s best man – the taller one.  The shorter one being our couple’s son who later showed some great moves on the dance floor
Meanwhile the guys were getting ready at a nearby family home – it was great to be able to get both bride and groom preps captured.

The church – St Peter’s Lower Heswall  was packed for the ceremony.  Their were moist eyes as first the genteel minister lead Ruby in followed by Jen and her proud Dad
Jen walking towards her groom, looks down to see her son standing by his side, her daughter looking on, on the other side and the groom’s sister wiping a tear from her eye
it was a treasured moment. Charlie and Ruby almost stole the show with their reading, the obvious family closeness was a real joy to see during the ceremony

Afterwards whilst the bus did its first trip to nearby Sheldrakes we captured some family groups and a big group on the terrace at Sheldrakes as guests enjoyed the sunshine and canapes.  The flowers supplied by Lyndaflora were stunning  – the tables around the lower restaurant area were elegantly bedecked with tall vases with white and green flowers, simply stunning.
Soon time for the meal and speeches – interrupted by the sound of the approaching Showtime Ice-cream van.
Cue – kids streaming out  and running down to get their ices – popular with adults too later on a hot day.
Oh I think some were keeping an eye on an important  Eurpean final football game too, but will gloss over that :-/

The day soon followed into the evening, with cake cutting and dancing, look out for those special moves from Charlie doing the Floss dance.
Everyone had a fantastic day, loved all the moments captured and seeing the joy on people’s faces.
I said at the beginning of the day we were due a good sunset and Sheldrakes didn’t disappoint.
The colors and the boatyard provided some most memorable images
Jennie and Simon we wish you many many more years of happiness.Thank you for the privilege of capturing your day.

Please enjoy just  a few highlights from the many  love  Sandy & Dave xx

 

florist Lydnaflora delivering in person to the bride

The two best men!

 

Just lovely how the inside of Sheldrakes flowed out to the outside terrace on such a sunny day, really made the most to the space

Sheldrake wedding photographer capturing first dance

We love weddings at Sheldrakes and its one of our most local venues too
if you would like information for your wedding day here please ask for our wedding brochure 

This is what Jen and Simon had to say when they received their images
“Wow wow wow!!!!!!! We LOVE them!!!! Goodness me there are soooo many!!! Our whole night been spent reliving our perfect day. Cannot thank you both enough- genuinely, honestly. You’re amazing.”

 

Ness Garden Wedding Photography: Claire & Nathan

Ness Garden Wedding Photography: Claire & Nathan

COLOURFUL NESS GARDEN WEDDING:  CLAIRE & NATHAN

Childhood sweethearts Claire and Nathan had a wonderful  May day Ness Garden wedding that went just as they wished for.
There was another well known Royal wedding happening this day too but our focus was firmly fixed on our couple and giving them the best experience and capturing memories for the day of their lives.

A ceremony first at Barnston Christchurch which was heartwarming and a surprise afterwards with their beloved dog appearing for some family pics!
The Botanical Gardens at Ness are a wonderful haven to explore any time of year, always something different to experience.
May though was a perfect time with he blossom the colours of the bluebells and Acers.  The handkerchief tree was a lovely surprise too.

The day just flowed perfectly from teh church with a few pics to the arrival at the rock gardens, a relaxed private space for canapes and speeches
Guests could then explore the beautiful gardens before enjoying the wedding breakfast feast.After the meal is was the perfect time for some shots on teh newly opened terrace off the conservatory reception room
The softer light made for some gorgeous images with teh vibrant colours of teh blossoms and flowers.

The evening festivities kicked off with a Ceilidh dance, something that everyone enjoyed and could participate in , so much fun
Table tennis and table top soccer also kept guests entertained.

Claire and Nathan we so enjoyed your Ness Garden Wedding – our first here but hope it won’t be the last.
Enjoy your highlights and we look forward to creating your beautiful album.

 

 

It was hot so this was Claire’s way of cooling off!

Ness Garden wedding brided and groom relaxed portrait

check out the cake topper’s dog collar!

Ness Garden wedding bride and groom stroll

Love that they cut the cake with a garden trowel!

A whole host of wonderful suppliers to enjoy working with

Florists = Leaf, Heswall

Caterers @ Venue = Baxterstorey

DJ = Wirral Wedding Discos

Ceilidh = Ragtag Ceilidh

Dress = Bellissima Brides

Bride’s Make-Up = Hollie Sadler

Bride’s Hair = Toni & Guy

Cake = Natalie’s Cakes and Bakes

Wedding Cars = Chester Wedding Cars

Venue Dressing = Sid & Olive

Seat Covers = Funky Sunflower

Royal Liver Building Boardroom Wedding

Royal Liver Building Boardroom Wedding

Barbara & Colin’s Intimate Royal Liver Building Wedding

Its not everyday that the Royal Liver Building Boardroom is used for a wedding so it was a great pleasure to be asked to capture Colin and Barbara’s day here early in May.
The iconic Liver Building, a wonderful setting for a Liverpool city centre wedding and perfect for an elegant intimate ceremony and  private reception.
A really bright sunny day – we really have been blessed with good weather for the Bank Holiday this May.
Very much a family wedding with Barbara and Colin arriving together and walking into the room with a line up of Colin’s Dad and their respective sons to greet them

A beautiful ceremony in the Royal Liver Building boardroom, with its warm wood panelling, ornate ceiling and Liver bird motifs and of course river views of teh Mersey.
A relaxed wedding, lots of giggles and smiles. Even a few kisses before the official first kiss!
Soon it was time for celebratory drinks and canapes before heading to the nearby St Nicholas Gardens for some family pictures. – spot another Liver Bird in the gardens!
On the way down there was a stop at the balcony for some pictures too of the couple.  Their joy really was infectious!

A meal followed after a short speech from one of the sons, again in the boardroom.  Later celebrations were to take place at Panoramic 34, one of the UK’s highest restaurants
So glad you had a wonderful time Barbara and Colin, such a joy to capture your obvious happiness.
We wish you many more happy years, love Sandy & Dave x

wedding ceremony Liver Building boardroom

 

Hardcastle Crags Photo Shoot: Janine & Bryan

Hardcastle Crags Photo Shoot: Janine & Bryan

Hardcastle Crags Photo Shoot  Bluebell Season: Janine & Bryan

Nature Hike Hardcastle Crags

A sunny may day and we really enjoyed this afternoon stroll with Janine and Bryan for their Hardcastle Crags photo shoot prior to their destination wedding.
Hardcastle Crags is not far from Hebden Bridge, a quirky boho mill town in West Yorkshire. Its claim to fame more recently as a childhood home of musician Ed Sheeran.
Check out more info on this  town with these 10 fascinating facts about  Hebden Bridge
Hardcastle Crags is a National trust property but free to enter – just a car parking charge for the day
Our visit was perfectly timed for Bluebell season and the woodlands were awash with their colourful blooms.

Gibson Mill Woodland Wedding Venue

There are several paths at Hardcastle Crags to enjoy – it used to be home to a railway and a mill. We opted for the Mill path to Gibson’s Mill  along the river bank.
Trail maps and info can be picked up at the info point.  The trails are all coloured coded and have matching way markers along the routes.
The Mill itself a handy spot for a lunch break and a break between other trails.Did you know you can also get married at Gibson Mill ?
A perfect location for couples looking for something a bit different and with wonderful photo opportunities a round.
An ideal woodland wedding venue setting for outdoor types

Upcoming Wedding in Italy

The stroll in the woodlands with little streams, weirs, waterfalls and mill ponds was idyllic for Janine and Bryan’s prewed shoot here
We had such fun and will provide an amazing contrast to their wedding in Italy. A contrast of shoots is something we always suggest
Its not long  now either for their long awaited day In Santa Maria di Castellabate in Itay.
We are looking forward to their ceremony atop the Torre Perotti with its stunning views over the Cliento Coast and to working with mysecretitaly
A magical place to marry on the rooftop of an Italian palazzo

For now enjoy a few highlights amongst the moor and woodlands of West Yorkshire!

view of Hebden Bridge

Bluebells in Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags photo shoot , engagement shoot

down by the mill path at Hardcastle Crags

stepping stones Hardcastle Crags

old bridge by Gibson Mill National trust Hardcastle Crags

reflection of Gibson Mill in the mill pond

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