Crazy Golf Themed Colshaw Hall Wedding
Golf Themed Wedding
Lis and Chris, we loved your golf-themed Colshaw Hall Wedding! Thank you for allowing us the privilege of capturing your day at this wonderful venue.
It’s a luxury venue set in idyllic grounds with exclusive use
You packed a lot into the day – lots of surprises in store – we threw the schedule away and just went with the flow of the day!
Only fitting that Golf-mad Lisa and Chris used Golf for the theme of the day – Golf venues as the table names, golf ball favours with their logo and date of wedding on.
The wedding cray golf supplied by Lancashire Wedding Golf was an inspired surprise for Chris and all the guests loved it. All wedding themed and personalised for the couple
Already on a high from Liverpool winning the Champions League the night before this wedding just topped the weekend off fabulously.
Bridal Preps Colshaw Hall Wedding
Irlam Lodge at the beginning of the drive to the Hall provided a perfect place for the girls to stay overnight in readiness for make-up and hair preps
So much space to enjoy and then even more space in the glorious bridal suite for the getting dressed and final preparations.
Beautifully fitted out with large bedroom and en-suite as well as a dressing room with spacious wardrobes and hook to hang the dress
– all careful considerations for the room
Meanwhile, the guys arrived and checked into their rooms at the other end of Colshaw Hall.
We were able to cover both preps as all on one site, flitting from room to room.
Loved capturing the reaction of the bridesmaids, seeing Lisa’s beautiful dress or the first time
They were a great group of girls, being hands o with steaming the dresses.
Soon it was time to make their way over to the ceremony location – a purpose-built ceremony room.
of course, a golf buggy was used as transportation, first for the bridesmaids and then Lisa and her proud dad
Running a little late at this time and whilst there were some last minute changes to the ceremony vows we made the most of the opportunity with some pictures.
Soon it was time to enter for Lisa to meet her groom and a beautiful ceremony ensued.
Pianist Benjamin Clark added a touch of elegance with his music which continued throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast
The bridal flowers and flower decor in the venue were stunning, perfectly complimenting the blue of the bridesmaid’s dresses.
Smiles from Chris and Lisa as they greet each other and I do believe a tear from Dad.
One happy bride and groom exited to the confetti throwing from the guests, looking radiant.
The decorated golf buggy then took them off to their reception at the Pele Suite while the guests followed behind.
The crazy golf was a bit hit and just before the group shots another surprise was a dove release – always tricky to capture as happens so fast, but we did okay I think!
The weather was not completely on our side and groups were interrupted with rain before the wedding breakfast.
However plenty of clean space inside to finish the groups and beautiful rooms to take portraits inside – really spoilt for choice at this venue.
So many photo opportunities.
Beautiful elegant cake from Suzanne Harvey Cakes. The detail included their wedding logo/initials to fit in with the theme
Bride and Groom Portraits Colshaw Hall Wedding
Happily, after the wedding breakfast, the sun came out and our couple had time to play some golf – Chris even got a hole in one. Quite competitive this couple!
Time also before the evening party to capture some beautiful shots in the extensive gardens. A particular request from Lisa was by the Acer tree in the Japanese garden area
Then with the golden evening light, it was time for some fun with the bridal party.
A specific request from Lisa – a ring shot with the golf ball favor
The evening kicked off with cake cutting and plenty of dancing. The live band certainly kept guests on the dance floor.
Chris couldn’t resist donning a Liverpool shirt to dance in – after the first dance of course
Venue: Colshaw Hall
Video – Dave Bones
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Pianist Benjamin Clark
Florist: Alexandra Christina Maccioni
Cake: Suzanne Harvey
Crazy Golf: Lancashire Crazy Golf
Relaxed Family Wedding Crabwall Manor
Such a delight when Gemma and Scott approached uo to cover their relaxed family wedding Crabwall Manor
Crabwall Manor is a venue familiar to us having shot previous weddings here before.
This latest time though it was fabulous to see how the gardens have been maintained and improved.
Additions of a gazebo and a love seat are welcome too.
An afternoon wedding ceremony that rolled into the evening celebrations.
A perfect day just as they wished for and sunshine to enjoy the gardens.
Flowers for the bridal bouquet and those throughout the venue were by Flowerhouse Irby
They were stunning and vibrant, the peonies gorgeous and in full, bloom
The focus for this wedding was to be relaxed and family focused. The groups were not to be bride’s side and groom’s side but rather a joining of families – so refreshing!
The minimal groups meant guests had plenty of time to enjoy the gardens. Plenty of space for football and lawan games such as garden darts and croquet.
The secret gardens were explored too.
certainly kept the kids entertained and then later on kids young and old enjoyed the casino and dancing.
Hope you enjoy these highlights and we wish you much joy and happiness.
Crabwall Manor is a perfect venue for a relaxed venue.
Plenty of space, gorgeous gardens excellent food and staff.
Please contact us if you wish to discuss your Crabwall Manor wedding photography.
Always happy to be here.
Winter Wedding Thornton Hall: Jake and Sophie
How appropriate for Remembrance Day is this blog post of a winter wedding at Thornton Hall Hotel with Jake and Sophie.
Jake served in the British Army in Afghanistan sadly several of his mates are no longer around to celebrate his wedding day.
On this day of remembrance we pause and remember all those who lost their lives serving for their country.
A wedding day Jake nearly never had too..he and his best man were shot up in blasts in Afghanistan and have been slowly recuperating..a recent operation was just a few months ago.
Must be every girlfriends nightmare to receive such news from the war. can only imagine the emotions and thoughts that went through their minds, not knowing what the future might hold.
Sophie determinedly and devotedly looked after Jake, virtually becoming his carer over night. I’m sure that must have aided his recovery, so to see them healthy and happy on their wedding day was truly a blessing. I got quite teary eyed hearing their story in the speeches before the wedding breakfast.
Detail shots were captured at Sophie’s parents home whilst Sophie and her maids were in Liverpool for hair and makeup pampering.
I was glad to cover the getting ready details when the girls arrived back, whilst Dave went off to St George’s in Thornton Hough to meet the guys prior to the ceremony.
Ha I got to ride in the limo with the bridesmaids too – ther was plenty of room!
It was a lovely touch to see some of the congregation attend the ceremony, meant a lot to Sophie and Jake who enjoy attending the services here.
Sophie’s Dad proudly led his only daughter down the aisle to Jake – lovely shot of Sophie smiling as Jake had to compose himself
Sophie looked amazing in her Stella York dress from Cherish the Bride with its accompanying lace edged cathedral length veil.
Not sure who was more nervous Jake with his bride being nearly 3o mins late or the minister doing only his third wedding!
All went well and soon it was out for a group shot before the waiting cars whisked them off to Thornton Hall
Barely a hour to before speeches, we whizzed through a few family formals and bride and groom portraits, phew that was quick but we made it!
Time then for us all to eat the delicious food prepared by Thornton Hall Hotel and then time to mingle with the guests before the evening reception
Much fun was had in the photobooth and we got a few more shots using the hotel features after the meal using extra lighting that is needed for winter weddings.
Jake and Sophie it was a real privilege to cover your wonderful day and we wish you much happiness and health for the future.
Church: St George’s URC Thornton Hough
Venue: THornton Hall Hotel & Spa
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Bridal Dress: Cherish The Bride
Flowers: Helen Wow Flowers
Rings: Rogers Jewellery
Thornton Hall is a wonderful wedding venue with function suites suitable for small or large wedding parties. Indoor and outdoor photography options suitable for weddings all year round>
if you are looking for a photographer or two for a winter weddign at Thornton Hall..or any other time of the year please do get in touch and fill out our inquiry form for a quote.
Relaxed Fun Cheshire Marquee Wedding: Lydia & Peter
We had previously covered the Cheshire marquee wedding of Lydia’s sister Hannah and Andrew about 3 years ago… the fancy dress wedding of the Zegg’s!
So we were delighted to cover Lydia and Peter’s home Marquee wedding. On paper it looked a very similar wedding – same home preps, horse and carriage ride down to their local country church at Burton and back for the Cheshire marquee wedding reception. Sisters however are chalk and cheese so it keeps things interesting and proves that weddings at same venues can have a different vibe and style.
Lydia admits she is laid back and very much last minute – Peter had done all the email communication with us beforehand re timings and groups
So we arrived at preps and not surprisingly both Lydia and Hannah were getting the marquee tables decorated, table plans done and cake decorated!
Leaswood Grange is a gorgeous house and full of family mementoes. The earrings were a 21st birthday gift for mum and like the small bible brooch are antiques
Always a challenge to be do something different with details. The gorgeous flowers were captured in the nursery chair and baby cradle.
Lydia was really grateful we just go with the flow of what is happening and not to have to pose.
She looked gorgeous in her Angelica Bridal Gown and her flower girl had a matching dress too
CEREMONY St Nicholas Burton
Its was blue skies at the church -one of the hottest August Saturdays, most unusual for a bank holiday too!
Bride was traditionally late and a long serviced followed so we were chasing the time a little
out to glorious sunshine and confetti on the steps before being driven away in her landau style horse and carriage
A beautiful country wedding lots of family involved in the bridal party with nephews and nieces and their own two year old.
RECEPTION – CHESHIRE MARQUEE WEDDING
Wonderful home made cakes, prosecco and delicious canapés from Cheekychilli catering ensued on the lawn whilst the string quartet were playing.
Family formals over time to mingle and capture some bride and groom shots before entering the marquee in the adjacent farm field
The table were named after favourite books and were adorned with pretty pastel coloured flowers matching those of the bridal and bridesmaids boquets
Guests were treated to a delicious meal and then followed the entertaining speeches.
Evening party soon followed and another treat was the Motown Magic band (travelled all the way from Bristol) who were excellent and had the dance floor packed!
A wonderful day enjoyed by all and so glad the sunshine was out for such a memorable day for Peter & Lydia
A joy to be back with your families again and we wish you much happiness and health
Florist – Jilian Dawn http://www.jilliandawnfloraldesigns.co.uk
Band – Motown Gold https://earcandylive.co.uk/acts/motown-gold/
Catering – Cheeky Chilli http://www.cheekychillievents.co.uk
Dress – Angelica Bridal http://www.angelicabridal.co.uk
Church– St Nicholas’ Church http://www.burtonchurch.org.uk
Venue/Marquee – M & G Marquees http://www.mgtenthire.com
Carriage – Oak Tree Carriages http://www.oaktreecarriages.co.uk
String Quartet – Pachelbel String Quartet http://www.pachelbelstringquartet.co.uk/
Gorgeous Inglewood Manor Wedding : Em & Josh
What a gorgeous Inglewood Manor Wedding day! It’s always a delight to be an Inglewood Manor wedding photographer, it really is one of our favourite venues. We have photographed here throughout the seasons.
So we were delighted when Em and Josh asked us to cover their wedding day. Josh was no stranger to us as we had covered his sisters wedding a few years ago so It was really enjoyable being with the families again.
Ah and what a day Em and Josh had for their church wedding at St Peter’s lower Heswall and reception at Inglewood Manor too.
Relaxed bridal preps at Em’s parental home – and a gorgeous home too! Plenty of space for all the getting ready and details.
Dad and bride really quite emotional when the reveal happened, tugged at our heart strings! Think the bridesmaids and mum had quite a moment too!
A bit of rain on arrival at St Peter’s in a beautiful yellow Rolls Royce – such a sunny yellow.
Ceremony St Peters Lower Heswall
The ceremony was uplifting and joyous with the worship songs and message from their own church pastor.
So may humorous moments to capture – not least the cheering and uplifting of arms when pronounced man and wife.
Soon it was out to the sunshine and a light breeze to aid the natural veil shots!
Smiles all round as the confetti was rained on them before they left for the wedding breakfast at Inglewood Manor
Inglewood Manor Wedding Reception
Em is an English teacher and favourite literature provided the theme at Inglewood Manor with the table settings.
The wording on the stunning cake and favourite quotes strung up on the stair railings outside added to teh theme.
The speeches were really entertaining – especially when Em was asked 3 memory questions, had the guests in stitches!
Evening entertainment at Inglewood Manor Wedding
The weather was warm enough for friends to enjoy the popular giant Jenga garden game before the evening took over with fun photo-booth
Their band Stanley Park had the dance floor rocking from the off. Em and Josh’s friends really enjoy a great party and it certainly was!
Thank you both for such an amazing day to capture for you Really hope you enjoy these highlights. Thank you for all the giggles and joy shared.
much love and Happiness Sandy & Dave xx
Before guests took their seat they were invited to take a shot – think that helped with the fun atmosphere and certainly a novel form of wedding favours – certainly went down well!
Florist – David Beckham
Venue – Inglewood Manor,
DJ – Ian Sparks,
Dress – Opulence Bridalwear,
Band – Stanley Park
We adore Inglewood Manor Weddings so if you are looking for your Inglewood Manor wedding Photographer we need to chat! Please drop us a message for a quote.
We’d love to hear from you and learn about your plans.