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
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
Are you looking for a Sheldrakes Wedding Photographer or two? We love capturing weddings at Sheldrakes and it’s 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.”
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!
check out the cake topper’s dog collar!
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
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
Sarah and Chris: Pre Wedding Shoot Royden Park
A stroll around Royden Country Park and Woods
Time for another pre wedding shoot around Royden Country Park – another firm favourite place of ours. Our pre wedding shoots are always popular and Sarah and Chris decided to have one too
– they have wall space they wish to fill with images from their pre- wedding shoot, wedding and then honeymoon. We did offer to travel too!
Message from Jasper
We had a fun afternoon in Royden Country Park, chatting and strolling as we took some images. Of course Jasper being an important part of their lives came along too.
he even had a special placard message to display. He looked pleased as punch with himself. We spent a few mins in the walled garden, hey the bluebells are out!
The then we collected Jasper and had a stroll around the woods. A favourite walking place with Jasper
We are really looking forward to capturing their upcoming summer wedding at Leverhulme Hotel and working with some amazing suppliers.
For now a few highlights from our afternoon at Royden Park. Such an easy going relaxed time, so many pics taken – all will be included with their wedding usb
Wonder which one they will choose for their wall
Trafford Hall Rustic Wedding Shoot
Rustic Cheshire Georgian Venue
We were blessed to work with amazing creative wedding professionals on this Trafford Hall Rustic Wedding shoot.
We just love collaborating with each other, networking and supporting each other with social media campaigns and images.
So just recently we met up at the delightful Trafford Hall , a wonderful Georgian House with on site accommodation for guests wishing to stay over.
This charming rustic venue can be decorated as you wish and enjoys delightful woodland, lawns and sunken garden areas for umpteem photo opportunities for your wedding photography. As photographers we love coming here. The staff are really welcoming too and will happily advise on plans for your day.
For this shoot the decor was supplied by Sweetpea & Ivy They love this venue and have dressed Traffordd Hall many times. Always love their rustic styling, perfect for this venue. This time they provided an outdoor ceremony area and a fabulous barrel table laden with cakes and sweets created by Bella’s Cake Pantry
The delicious cakes and cake pops were were from Sue’s water colour and silver leaf collection. Scrumptious!
Place cards and menus by Pink Sherbet Stationery perfectly matched the colour scheme on the tables set up by Sweetpea and Ivy and Wirral Table and Chair Hire The tables were adorned with evergreen leaves and candles in a long wooden container, creating a warm cosy touch. Little cut glass vases with peach roses added the touch of colour to the table. The backs of the chairs were adorned with soft pastel swags, tied in the middle with a complimentary satin ribbon. The wooden floors and giant light up LOVE letters either side of the fireplace completed the elegant rusticl ook.
Pixsmiths Creative Photograph had a great time photographing the amazing Katey Elizabeth around the venue in a gorgeous dress supplied by The Wirral Wedding House The dress is a hand finished bohemian style beaded gown from Romantica of Devon.
Suited Katey so well, she made a fabulous Boho Bride!
If Trafford Hall is the venue for your style of rustic elegant wedding the staff there would love to here from you – watch out for their open days
We love photographing weddings at Trafford Hall – we have previously shot a summer Trafford Hall Wedding and would love to be back here soon so please ask for our wedding brochure and we will get back to you soon!