Mere Brook House Photography: Burns Night Event
Burns Night Event
As Mere Brook photographers we were delighted to be invited to attend the special Burns Night event recently, celebrating Scotland’s revered bard and poet.
A perfect combination of enjoying food, good company and photography!
It was our first time at a Burns night and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Plenty of tartan evident in the decor too.
The Wirral Pipe Band were present to pipe a welcome to guests as they arrived.
Burns Night Food
We were also commissioned to capture some images on the night too, snapping for our supper!
Archie Peat said the Selkirk Grace and then the gastronomic evening commenced!
For starters there was a prawn and scampi salad or cock-a-leekie soup
After this the haggis, carefully carried in by chef, was piped in by the band and toasted in true Scot’s style by Archie
A tasty second course of haggis tatties and neeps was then served
The meal continued, in Mere Brook House way being served in the kitchen.
As always could sample a some of everything and go back for seconds!
Fare on offer was Slow cooked beef stew, more haggis, salmon, roast potatoes, carrots red cabbage and other accompaniments – all delicious.
For those that had room …oh always leave some room! – there was sticky toffee pudding, drambuie trifle and Cranachan with scottish raspberries …scrumptious!
Sorry was so enjoying the puds forgot to photo!
Final Burns Night Toasts
To end we had amusing toast to the laddies from Archie and a storytelling reply from our host Lorna
Of course the tipple of whiskey went down well before our coffees.
Finally a fare well from Archie with the Holy Willie’s Prayer to end an entertaining evening
Mere Brook House ticketed events are always extremely popular so book early to avoid disappointment
The link will show their diary of events – next up on Thursday 21st Feb 2019 is a French inspired menu
Don’t miss out !
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
What better way for The Wirral Wedding House bridal boutique to celebrate its 2nd Birthday by gathering all its fabulous partners to host an imtimate luxury bridal fayre.
Golden RSVP tickets for a deluxe goody bag – which went down a treat – had brides registering for this event weeks in advance tight up to the last minute! Brides loved their goody bags, something special and unique from each of us!
The boutique was buzzing from the off as brides came to chat about their plans with all the suppliers. An inimate cat walk, our models were fabulously made up by Lou.
Steph, giving all the details of the gorgous dresses went down a storm, . Having someone to expalian how dresses could be adapted to suit made it really personal>
There were some teary eyed brides that had some emotional moments as they found “the one”
So proud of all our Blue Orchid/Earth/Wirral Weddign House friends, we all have the same creative drive and ethos of dedication and hard work to help all our brides.
We so enjoyed talking to you all, whether you were our brides or not, we were glad to help with any advice that was needed whether for weddings home or abroad and we look forward to welcoming you to the next event – The next one will be even more amazing with new services to add – so watch this space!
Enjoy a few images from Sunday
Photographers – Pixsmiths Creative Photography Dave and Sandy Smith
Stationery – Pink Sherbet Designs Cheryl Carden
Flowers and Origami – The Blue Orchid Katey & Ed Burke and Anne Murphy
Cake – Bella’s Cake Pantry – Sue Gates
MUA: Louise Mortlock: Wirral Wedding House Hair and Beauty
DJ: Wedding Jam
Today is International Women’s Day so what better day to share about F Network’s Charity event this weekend at Crabwall Manor, covered by Pixsmiths Creative Photography
The event was organised by Tammy Doyle the business owner of F Network, which supports women from many areas of life.
F Network is currently supporting the local Clatterbridge Cancer Charity – a charity close to many hearts as this diesease afffects so many of our loved ones.
Several inspiring business ladies shared from their hearts, their life and business experiences – truly remarkable, jaw dropping, tear falling and humbling.
“Bernie Bucket” bedecked in green was present to help raise aawareness and tell her story too – a remarkable lady who despite all she has gone through and is going through is doing so much to raise funds and awareness.
Such a variety of stands too – make-up, buisness solutions, photography, wills, sweets, catering and jewellry, just to name a few … think many were coveting the designer handbags too!
Generous donations to a fantastic raffle – thank you to all who contributed. In all a fantastic day of networking and sharing with remarkable ladies with bouncebackability! Ladies you all rock and long may you continue to grow personally and professionally. This was my first event with F Network and hope to do more.
Huge thank you to Tammy for organising the event and kindly inviting me. Also to Louan and Laura at Crabwall Manor for their hospitality
Please enjoy some images to give an insight of what went on. More images are available in the full gallery -welcome to peruse or purchase a download – and all procceedsd of purchase before end of April 2015 will be donated to The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
Visit the gallery
Good time all round – girls had fun!
Jan 10th saw Pixsmiths in a studio – a rare occasion for us as we like our outdoor locations – but all for a fantastic cause – Peter Mark fundraiser at studios owned by Mike Evans of Evolutionary Images
Peter Mark needs a double transplant and has a lovely young family..read his story here
A fellow photographer friend invited us to the fundraiser event and we had a fab day in good company with many other photographers, models and designers. It was lovely that Peter and his family popped in to see us all too to give his personal thanks – lovely touch to the day.
Loved the vintage clothing and accessories from Denise Seamstressclotthing – very talented lady.
Damian McGillicudy generously offered several spaces on his big shoot experience for the Peter Mark fundraiser – another fantastic day, but that’s for another blog post!
For now a few pics of the studio day – many thanks to all the team involved.
Studio: Evolutionary Images
MUA: Tracey MUA
Chantelle Sarah Platt
Vintage Clothing: Denise Seamstressclothing