Festive Winter Inglewood Manor Wedding

Festive Winter Inglewood Manor Wedding

Festive Winter Wedding Inglewood Manor: Penny & David

Non Traditional Festive Winter Inglewood Manor Wedding Photography

Oh such a festive winter wedding at Inglewood Manor, The rooms beautifully decked and adorned with garlands and several Christmas trees.
So many gorgeous details. The snow cake with penguins and polar bear and topped with a gingerbread house.  Really fittig for the festive theme.
Oh and our couple were blooming amazing too, totally non traditional enjoying a first look before the ceremony and then walking down the aisle together.

Inglewood Manor Wedding First Look

It was such a lovely moment to capture and see their reactions when David turned round and saw Penny for the first time in her shimmering Monsoon wedding dress
Penny had cleverly accessorised the back of her dress herself with string of pearls.  The dress was  stunning and so fitting for Penny
So relaxed with each other, it was a delight to see and we loved their many giggles!

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Inglewood Manor Wedding Portraits

We took advantage of the light before the ceremony seeing as it was a late ceremony and would be dark afterwards being a Winter Inglewood Wedding
Inglewood has so many areas to take portraits we could avoid being overlooked by guests arriving for the wedding ceremony.

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a tender moment before the ceremony

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Inglewood Manor Wedding Photography of the  Ceremony

We left them to have a few moments alone before the registrars cam to check their details before the wedding ceremony
Guests meanwhile had been gathering and enjoying canapes and then entered the Executive Suite (the oak panelled room)
Parents and Groomsmen, Bridesmaids and flower girl and page boy entered first before Penny and David finally entered, walking in together and looking so radiant
The Bridesmaids carrying lanterns which really fitted the Christmas theme.
A beautiful intimate family wedding, vows made and then what a kiss!  \Soon time for the happy couple to exit for their mulled wine toast

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a packed ceremony room at Inglewood Manor

 

Inglewood Manor Wedding Reception

There were a few groups but with plenty of time set aside and great cooperation they were soon done.  Family pictures are so important, especially when families had travelled far and wide, many from New Zealand to be her for Penny and David. The staircase is a lovely option for photos for small groups but for larger ones we used the side room with its beautiful Christmas tree and whitish walls.

There was  plenty of time to mingle before the guests moved down to the Burton Suite so festively set up for the wedding breakfast and not just with the Christmas decorations
The table centre pieces were cute miniature  winter scenes in fish bowls , all carefully painted by Penny herself – how creative!

There were several speeches – Father of Bride, Mother of Groom, Groom, Bestman and Bride’s sister! we love to capture the emotion and reactions during these.
Plenty of emotion, laughter and toasts to enjoy. The speeches were before the meal and afterwards we left the party to enjoy their food and to continue the celebrations into the evening.
This was one of our short coverage twilight weddings and shows just how much can be captured in a few hours if you don’t require your photographers all day.

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Of course we took a couple of signature ring shots that we love to do – the bar in the Burton Suite made for a fab reflection and colour for the rings – how unusual are they!

Many congratulation David and Penny – it’s evident to see how much you enjoyed your day.  Thank you for doing things your way and for asking us to capture the most important parts for you.
Wishing you many years of happiness and health, love Sandy & Dave

If you are planning an Inglewood Manor wedding and you love our approach and style of images then please get in touch

 

Shankly Hotel Wedding Photographer: Stephanie & Laurence

Shankly Hotel Wedding Photographer: Stephanie & Laurence

Christmas Black Tie Themed Wedding at the Shankly Hotel Wedding
Garden of Eden: Stephanie & Laurence

The Engagement
When Stephanie and Laurence announced their engagement from sunny climes we gave a squeal of excitement …and then a bigger one when they asked us to be their Shankly Hotel wedding photographer!
A mid December wedding with Christmas as the theme and a black tie event…with lots of fun!

Bride and Groom Preps Shankly Hotel Wedding
We started with preps at the Shankly Hotel covering both bride and groom preps on two totally different floors. The girls i the Garden of Eden Suite –  huge and pink
– wow all those beds and flowered ceiling plus its own bar and dressing area. The Men’s floor was a more sombre grey and room  smaller ..well certainly for amount of men getting ready!
A lovely relaxed time for the preparations and capturing the reactions to the gifts sent to each other.

The Ceremony All Saints Childwall
Soon it was time to head to the church for the ceremony at the family church of All saints at Childwall. We had shot a previous winter wedding at All Saints  and it was delightful to be back at this beautiful Grade I listed building,the only medieval church remaining in the Metropolitan borough of Liverpool.  A beautiful ceremony.  Stephanie looked radiant as she entered to her waiting Laurence.
We had carols and beautiful Welsh singing and a Christmas tree of course.  Mistletoe was held over the couple for the first kiss by the Stephanie’s cute flower girl niece.
The bit of rain when they came out didn’t dampen their spirits, quick confetti shot and it was onto the red double Decker buses complete with pork pies and mini quiches picnic for the guests

Reception Shankly Hotel Wedding
Once back in Liverpool city centre it was a stop at the museum steps for a few pics and portraits in town and then guests could join the reception at the wonderful rootop Garden of Eden
Delicious meal with speeches in between courses – we had helicopter and messages to our happy couple from sports personalities Michael Owen, Frankie Detorri and Didi Hamann.
Totally captivated Stephanie and Laurence.   Afterwards Stephanie (who runs the bridal boutique The Wirral Wedding House) surprised Laurence with a change of dress – we were primed about this and was requested to get some shots in their bridal suite – Wow what a room that is, and the marble bathtub – immense! The floor the suite is on has an Alice in Wonderland theme, so make for some great images there before we headed out for a few night portraits.

Evening Party Shankly Hotel Wedding
The evening kicked off with the traditional cake cut  – the cake beautifully made and matching the elegant Black tie theme perfectly by Bella’s Cake Pantry
Stephanie surprising the guests with change of bridal attire – a sensational fitted dress compared to the fuller skirted dress for the daytime
A great party ensued with the lively band and we had fun with sparklers too.
Thank you again Stephanie and Laurence for the privilege of capturing your amazing day at your church and The Shankly Hotel.It was wonderful to spend time with your friends and lovely families.
Wishing you all the happiness, health and love in years to come.  Enjoy your highlights!  …there are so many…goodness knows how you will chose for your album!

Garden of Eden suite Bridal prepaations

How cute is the little flower girls dress matching Stephanie’s  dress!
Flowers by Katie Burke included Mistletoe and Ivy and Stepanotis  (really appropriate  for the season and name!)

 

Bridal Suite Shankly Hotel Wedding, Liverpool Wedding Photogrpahy

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Being a wedding supplier herself Stephanie knew all the best suppliers to help her day run smoothly!

Venue: Shankly Hotel
Photographers: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Video: Classic Video Productions
Bridal Dresses: Wirral Wedding House – of course!
Cake: Bella’s Cake Pantry
Stationery: Pink Sherbert
Flowers: Katey Burke

If you love these images and are planning a Shankly Hotel wedding we’d love to hear from you.  Simply fill in our contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Christmas Wedding Plas Hafod: Leanne and Scott

Christmas Wedding Plas Hafod: Leanne and Scott

Elegant Black and White Festive Wedding

Our last wedding of 2015,  and what a way to end a fantastic year with a  Christmas wedding for Leanne and Scott, not quite the last day of the year but almost!
Scott and Leanne we had a fabulous day with you and overjoyed you had such a memorable day that we were privileged to capture for your memories.

Leanne and Scott childhood sweethearts, the only ones for each other, how special and romantic is that!
Been together 10 years and now an elegant black and white festive wedding for them at the beautiful Plas Hafod country House hotel sealed a perfect day.
Plas Hafod is a perfect winter wedding venue with it light airy conservatory room to make the most of winter light and also has ample room inside for group photos if needed.
This was the day of Storm Frank supposedly but it hardly bothered us, a little rain intermittently, but a breath of air for a few group shots and portraits was most refreshing.
Fantastic choice guys, hope you enjoy this little blog post of your highlights and wish you much continued happiness.

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Venue: Plas Hafod

Photographers: Pixsmiths Creative Photography

Cars A:B Limousines

Bridal Dress: Tina Louise

Bouquets: Inspirations Bromborough

Make_Up and Hair: Grace Gandy and Michelle Court

Christmas Wirral Wedding: Sarah and Richard’s Festive Day

Christmas Wirral Wedding: Sarah and Richard’s Festive Day

 

A Christmas Wirral Wedding with all the trimmings!

2 weeks to go to Christmas and  and Wirral wedding photographers Pixsmiths, had no idea we would soon be shooting a  Christmas Wirral wedding.  So dash round, shopping done and pressies wrapped time to get ready for a wedding  the last Saturday before Christmas – coming to the rescue for Sarah and Richard when their original photographer was now unavailable.  In fact a  wedding  originally planned for summer 2014…but plans change …and so Sarah planned her Christmas Wirral wedding in the space of  just 2 months..and with probably less stress!

Friends and family were amazing with their generous contributions., a cake beautifully decoration and festively displayed, flowers paid for, venue dressing befitting the seasonal theme with reindeer, sleighs and Christmas movies adding to the festive colours.  The Grange wedding venue looked resplendent with the decorations too.

Carols in the service, at St Joseph’s in Prenton, complete with christmas tree and nativity scenes, first kisses under the mistletoe, (thank you Father Nick!) snow at the venue and Father Christmas to dish out the pressie…as long as the recipents sat on his knee! Sarah looked fabulous in her Christmassy red dress and stunning jewellry.  A fantastic, happy day was had by all…made us all feel so festive :-))

Many congratulations to Sarah and Richard and much happiness for the New Year and new addition to the family xx

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