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

Cheshire Wedding Venue: Trafford Hall Rustic Shoot

Cheshire Wedding Venue: Trafford Hall Rustic Shoot

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!

Indoor Decor

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!

Cheshire venue Trafford Hall

sunken gardens Trafford Hall

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!

 

Stephanie & Warren: Springtime Engagement Shoot Burton Manor

Stephanie & Warren: Springtime Engagement Shoot Burton Manor

Springtime Engagement Shoot Burton Manor

Thank you to the friends of Burton Manor who volunteer and look after the gardens at Burton Manor.  The gardens are situated, in an idyllic Cheshire village near the banks of the Dee.  It – eventually!  – became the ideal choice for  Steph and Warren’s Spring engagement shoot at Burton Manor.  Steph had originally requested a Christmas shoot but we couldn’t get our schedules to coincide  so next best was springtime blossom shots and now we are glad we waited for this time in the most perfect location for them.

The gardens are a haven of peace and so many nooks and crannies. we have been here a few times now for couple shoots at Burton Manor
– never fails to delight us and our couples, always something different to spot and new ideas according to the season.
Delighted the Bird of paradise flower was out in the restored glass house in the walled garden – its one of Steph’s favourite flowers  so naturally her stunning engagement ring made a careful appearance on it as well as the orange tulips in the walled garden.

We so enjoyed ourselves on the so sunny warm spring day, the time just flew by as we toured the gardens. We quenched our thirst at the Cottage Loaf beer garden and chatted about the upcoming plans for their wedding in Dubrovnik in just a few weeks time.  We can’t wait to be back there it’s a stunning walled city
The sun was dropping down and still warm so after our drinks we headed down to the beach at Caldy for some gorgeous golden light portraits
A fitting end to the shoot indeed, Steph and Warren were just totally enwrapped with each other.

So many images from this shoot and delighted that several weill be featured on the wedding day.  Just love it when couple’s have their own ideas on how to display their images for a personal keepsake and feature on the day. Here just a few of the many images to enjoy!

“I couldn’t love them more.  There are so many and all amazing. You managed to get so many different types of images”




 

friends of Burton Manor engagement shoot

Caldy beach engagement shoot

Liverpool City Centre Wedding Photography 30 James St

Liverpool City Centre Wedding Photography 30 James St

 Liverpool City Centre Wedding Photography 30 James St

Rob & Rebecca’s wedding with Pearls, Dinosaurs and Sunny Skies!

It seems we have spent the beginning of 2018 wedding season  with Liverpool city centre weddings! We were delighted to be back in Liverpool city centre at the iconic home of the Titanic 30 James St. A beautiful city centre hotel run by Signature living.  Rebecca the wedding co-coordinator runs a well oiled ship and things ran so smoothly. Rob and Rebecca live in the city and 30 James St was a favourite place for them  – so perfect choice for their day.

Work colleagues is where the friendship and then romance started – can’t get much more romantic than a proposal in New York and letting your bride choose a ring on 5th Avenue – like your style Rob!  Fast forward from all the planning and the day was here, a bright but cool day in March. We survived running around Liverpool covering Bride and Groom preps with closed roads for the Liverpool half marathon.  Rebecca was chilled out being pampered and enjoying trying out the new floss dance with her flower girls and page boy.  Rebecca’s details were elegant pearls in her headpiece, bracelet and earings.

Liverpool City Centre Wedding Ceremony

Getting to 30 James St for the Liverpool city centre wedding ceremony was relatively easier than the preps. With the co-ordinator organising her team and the toastmaster organising the guests all went smoothly for Rebecca’s arrival and entrance for a waiting, slightly nervous Rob.  The venue  was beautifully decorated with white, cream and green flowers and the aisle lined with candles and the iconic white star emblem on the floor.  The white star and ivory heart frame made for an elegant backdrop – supplied by Penelope Petal.  A well thought out  ceremony with the two mothers lighting candles that Rob and Rebecca would use to light their larger central one.  Close friends read poems  – fittingly for Rebecca’s love of dinosaurs one  was the dinosaur poem.
Rebecca’s nephew carefully carried handed over the rings,  the look of concentration of his  face as he  watched  was a picture!
Soon the new Mr and Mrs were having a celebratory kiss and walking down the aisle and getting drinks to toast each other

With over a hundred guests and very harsh sunlight on the steps it was more practical to do the large group indoors followed by a few family formals.
With reception drinks being upstairs in the Carpathian lounge, to allow for room turnaround, it makes sense to let people  go when their groups are finished with.

Livererpool City Centre Wedding Portraits

Rob and Rebecca love the city scene so Liverpool city centre portraits  were our next port of call.
The Three Graces were splendidly lit up in the bright sunshine for some gorgeous backdrops and a bus driver very kindly drove around the block so we could capture a memorable reflection in Mann Island buildings.  How amazing are  the liverpudlians!  Soon it was time to head back to join the guests for some mingling time before the speeches and grab a few shots on the balcony with the dock views.

30 James St Reception

The reception are looked fabulous the tables had favours of cupcakes, the table names were dinosaurs and names or guests pettily set out in a pearl encrusted frame on each table.  With father of bride, groom three best men, toastmaster and bride speeches we were well entertained before the meal was served.  A neat touch were the dinosaur pens ( a gift from two friends) for the guest signing book.
Together with the light up box  with their names and date, teh pens made for a unique wedding ring shot.  We love to incorporate a feature from teh wedding details.

Evening party

A stroll for some fresh air and a few more city centre portraits and then party time! …well except for popping out to capture some light trails that Rob and Rebecca had requested at our initial meeting.
Great to see the dance floor busy and guests trying out the new Floss dance!
Thank you so much Rob and Rebecca for the honour of capturing your day, for being so obliging with all the portraits. So happy you had the day you wanted and more. It was a wonderful day and we wish you much continued happiness and blessings for teh future.  Love   Sandy & Dave



bride arriving for 30 James St Liverpool city centre wedding

groom waiting for his bride at 30 James St, Liverpool city centre wedding

Liverpool city centre wedding portrait in front of the Liver Building

newly weds strolling after Liverpool city centre wedding

 

weddign portrait, reflection Mann Island Liverpool city centre wedding

30 James St home of the Titanic

venue set up 30 James St Liverpool city centre wedding


new dance craze teh Floss!

dinosaur detail with light box 30 James St Liverpool city centre wedding

Venue: 30 James St
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Bridal Dress: Natalie Ann Brides
Florist: Passion for flowers
Table plan and Ivory Selfie frame: Penelope_Petal

 

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