Travel Themed Brook (Meadow) Hall Wedding for Dawn and Sean
So much to enjoy about this travel themed Brook Hall (formerly Brook Meadow) wedding of Sean and Dawn.
A sunny August Bank Holiday weekend – a rarity it itself!
Sean and Dawn have been together 11 years and travelled to many destinations together so it formed a natural theme for their fabulous day.
A gorgeous green and brown coloured theme, the decor in their home matched perfectly too for the bridal prep details, obviously inspirational for the colour scheme.
Sea’s three daughters were his “Best Men” they not only looked fabulous in their jackets from Slaters, white trousers and green tie ribbon matching the bridesmaids colour, but also were well organised helping with the big group as well as enjoying swigs from their hip flasks to help calm any nerves at the church with their dad and checking times with their pocket watches.
The church, St Oswalds in Bidston is a friendly place and there was even a banner up about being together on a journey.
The vicar is well known for his singing and during the registry signing sang “Come fly with Me” ..so appropriate for Sean and Dawn!
Brook Hall Hotel Reception
Onto Brookmeadow, now renamed as Brook Hall, and beautifully updated in a contemporary style, befitting the owners of Sheldrakes who now run this venue.
Brook Hall has an idyllic setting in the Childer Thornton, Cheshire countryside. Truly a wonderful Cheshire wedding venue. So many opportunities for stunning portraits around iis gardens
and stone bridge over the brook towards teh bottom of the gardens. Outdoor weddings can take place here too
The tables at Brookmeadow were artistically decorated with travel memorabilia from various countries they had visited …and the anecdotes from their travels during teh speeches were hilarious..on the lines ..we went here, Dawn doesn’t like flying, scuba diving etc.. all the things Sean loved…so opposites do attract! It ended with Dean saying he like to be punctual …Dawn was a wee bit late at the church ..well it is the bride’s prerogative 😉
The Matt magician worked the tables during the reception and in between meal courses went down a treat, kept all the guest entertained. Whilst in the evening the band Route 66 had the dance floor rocking.
A wonderful day for Sean and DAwn and we thank you that we could capture all the days events for you.
Wishing you many more years of happiness.
This is a beautiful venue, you can have your whole day here – The Buckingham suite is licensed for weddings – you can check out another wedding from Brook Hall Inn here
If you are interested in having two photographers for your Brook Hall Wedding Photography then please get in touch for a chat
Stuart and Lynne’s Post Destination Peel Hey Wedding Celebration
Stuart and Lynne had a sunny Bank Holiday for their Peel Hey wedding celebration party in their marquee.
Lovebirds Stuart and Lynne have been together 21 years and recently got married in Mexico (ah wish we could have been there too!).
Romantics ourselves we just loved this couple who epitomise that love is ageless and romance is alive and kicking.
Peel Hey, in Greasby, Wirral is a delightful venue and luxury b an B with its cosy gardens and marquee and of course there are also rooms here for tjhose wishing to stay over.
The sun shone for them just as it did in Mexico!. We took various group photos and portraits of the happy couple before leaving them to enjoy their meal.
Each group Lynne said, these are my friends…she has a lot of friends, what a great crowd of people!
Such a delightful way to spend a couple of hours on August Bank Holiday Sunday with Stuart and Lynne.
We hadn’t met Lynne before the Peel Hey wedding but were instantly greeted with warmth, such a bubbly personality, we had an instant rapport.
The flowers from Lyndaflora were vibrant and colour, so suited for an exotic destination wedding and also the purple of the bridesmaids.
Cameo cakes did a fantastic job with the birdcage cake and cupcakes, they looked mouth-wateringly good!
Stuart and Lynne were generous enough to share their day with two party girls too at their Peel hey Wedding party.
Thank you Stuart and Lynne that we could capture your evident joy at your Peel Hey wedding celebration and wish you many more happy years together
If you are considerign a Peel Hey wedding then we’d love to hear from you as your Wirral wedding photographers – its a local Wirral wedding venue for us and we love coming here.
Please drop us a message with your details.
p.s. they do delicious afternoon teas too, we’ve tasted the cakes! Also a good place for a differen sort of hen party, very cosy and intimate.
Wirral Wedding Venues – Places to Celebrate
Want a a handy list of wirral wedding venues and contact details – always useful to have this information for your wedding planning – then have a read of this
if you are looking for a Wirral wedding photographer or two! then we’d love to hear from you.
We have covered many of these Wirral wedding venues and would be happy to show you complete weddings or blog posts from your chosen wirral wedding venue.
|Birkenhead Town Hall||Mortimer Street|
|0151 606 2020|
|Wallasey Town Hall||Brighton Street|
|0151 666 3679|
|Peel Hey Guest House||Frankby Road|
|0151 677 9077|
|Floral Pavilion||Marine Promenade|
| 0151 666 0000|
|The Grove House|
| 0151 639 3947|
|Heswall Hall||Telegraph Road|
| 0151 342 2614|
| 0151 625 2400|
|Hollins Hey Hotel||191 Victoria Road|
| 0151 691 1171|
|Hulme Hall||23 Bolton Road|
| 0151 644 8797|
|The Learning Centre||Lyceum Building|
|0151 644 4800|
|Leasowe Castle Hotel||Leasowe Road|
|0151 606 9191|
|The Masonic Hall, Wallasey||Liscard Road|
|0151 638 5552|
|The OC Bar at Knockoloe Hall||Bridle Road, Bromborough,|
|0151 328 5690|
|The Riverhill Hotel||Tabolt Road|
| 0151 653 3773|
|The Leverhulme Hotel and Spa||Port Sunlight Village|
|0151 644 6655|
|Sheldrakes Restaurant||Banks Road|
|0151 342 1556|
|The Saddle Club||Roman Road|
| 0151 608 0888|
|Thornton Hall Hotel||Neston Road|
| 0151 336 3938|
|Thornton Manor||Thornton Hough|
| 0151 353 1155|
|Village Hotel||Pool Lane|
| 0151 643 1616|
|The Lauries Centre||Claughton Road|
|0151 650 5555|
|Heswall United Reformed Church||Telegraph Road|
|0151 342 8522|
|Holiday Inn Express||The Kings Gap|
|0151 632 2073|
Wirral Council have now also published a very handy guide to various places on the Wirral where you can celebrate your special day
Contains all the useful numbers, info and contacts there.
Pixsmiths are delighted that some of our images have been used.
New venues from above list include:
Church Farm Thurstaston
Williamson Art Gallery
Check out this online version
We have a few printed copies – available at upcoming wedding fayres so ask for a copy if you are researching venues.
The Tourism board will be out and about at various shows – including the Liverpool show this September.
Pixsmiths are happy again to have images featured on their banner so look out for this!
Marcos New York Italian Hoylake Wedding: Kate and Tim
We just love weddings at Marcos New York Italian Hoylake. Its so local to us we are often happy t do short hour weddings here,.just like this one for Kate and Tim.
Love the mirrors and golden coppery tomes of the room, makes for fab colours and reflective shots.
We covered just prior to ceremony, the ceremony itself, groups and portraits on location and then the speeches after the meal.
Spot the familiar face amongst the bridesmaids! Venue wedding coordinator Carrie had the honour of being one of the bridesmaids, being Tim’s sister.
Its always an emotional time during ceremonies and Kate did warn us that she might get a little choked ..but we always love to capture the moments of the day
Needless to say everything ran smoothly and a wonderful time was had by all. The weather was mostly fine, we just dodged around a rain shower before they went in for the wedding breakfast.
The gardens are compact but good for group shots in front of the venue and portraits in the greenery of the garden..with longer hours its just a short ride to Red Rocks or Hoylake promenade.
We popped back just to cover their dance for half an hour or so for them too. Many congratulations Kate and Tim, wishing you much happiness xx
Venue: Marcos New York Italian Hoylake
Venue Dressing: Sapphire Bespoke Events
Flowers: Earth Heswall
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
We love this local venue so much we have exclusive deals for Marcos..just ask for details!
Elegance Bridal Birthday Bash Wedding Event
What a fanntastic night for Elegance bridal to celebrate their 10th Birthday with a fabulous Bridal Birthday Bash Wedding event, hosted at The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port – always a fabulous venue for a wedding!
Several wedding suppliers where on hand to advertise and support the event as well as other suppliers and brides to be – all keen to see the amazing catwalk show and to see who would win the raffle prizes..the star priz beign an amazing weddign dress and also 5 bridesmaids dresses – what a prize! The evenening was compered by the the comedienne Pauline Daniels – her comments were a hoot – she really is a magnetic personality! – and she adlibbed to great effect. Entertainment provided by the ever popular band Tequilla went down a storm.
You can see from the picstures below what a great evening of fun it was and well down to all the raffle winners! It was great to have Paulaine ring the winers of the dress to tell them the news, so exciting! In all a great Birthday night for Elegance Bridal whilst supporting worthwile cancer charities.
Personally we enjoyed catching up with known suppliers andmeeeting new ones in person rather than just facebook and of course the whole evening event with good friends!
Venue:Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port/Cheshire Oaks
Phil Ritchie and Stephen McGowan photography,
Balloonique Wallasey – balloons,
Arena Hair & Beauty – models with hair and make up,
Attire Menswear Wirral, Liverpool and North Wales
Covers and Bows North West -venue drerssing
Scarlett Lily Flowers -flowers
Tequila – Function Band
Pauline Daniels for providing unique entertainment,
Isabelle Ices for some luxury ice cream
Photoboothservices.co.uk for a brilliant booth
Loren, Avon Wirral
Winter Wedding at Belle Epoque – Rocking the Rain
Winter weddings and dark venues provide their own unique challenges and we wanted to expand our skills with new lighting techniques and chance to try new things out.
We like to constantly update our skill sets and portfolio without experimenting on an actual wedding so Jonny Draper’s trainging session “Are you afraid of the Dark” was an ideal opportunity.
So a drizzzly Novemebr evening we found ourselves at the Belle Epoque in Knutsford, renowned for being a difficult dark venue.
We were thrilled to discover that Sarah Sadler and her finance Rich would be modelling for us and generally being the loved up couple they are! Sarah herself is a fabulous photographer, she does such amazing, makeover, empowering Red Shoe Shoots – you really need to check out her site, read her about page and read real women’s stories…..so the shoe was on the other foot (pardon the pun!) and Sarah and Rich were in front of the camera, feeling a bit nervous and vulnerable…but everyone soon put them at ease. They were great and with Jonny explaiining and showing his simple lighting set ups we got some great shots …we even rocked the rain! Check out these shots!
Makeup by Make-up Artist Mandy Rigby
Photography training by Jonny Draper Photography Training
Dress from Love Bridal Boutique
Blooms from The Flower Lounge
So are you planning a winter wedding? Check your photographer is fully equipped, with lightig set ups and fast prime lenses, and skills to be adept for teh challenges of dark venues like The Belle Epoque and dark light to enable getting memorable shots for you. Ask to see examples of winter weddidngs from their portfolio and galleries.