Winter Wedding Thornton Hall Hotel: Jake & Sophie

Winter Wedding Thornton Hall Hotel: Jake & Sophie

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.

 





Thornton Hall Hotel winter season

wedding reception details Thornton Hall Hotel Cheshire wedding

bride and groom strolling in gardens of Thornton Hall Hotel


night portrait winter wedding Thornton Hall Hotel

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.

Kings Church Wedding: Danielle & Dennis

Kings Church Wedding: Danielle & Dennis

Kings Church Wedding:  Danielle & Dennis

A Brazilian and Welsh fusion feast of a wedding

Oh Danielle  and Dennis what a glorious day and time we had with you at your Kings Church Wedding we loved every second!
Your welcoming home church where you worship.  Such warm hearted people and church family to support you
The church was transformed by the Wedding Collection from Moreton and your personal touches
Their order of service was a clever fusion of the colours of their national flags morphed onto their figures.
A beautiful violinist played prior to the ceremony which was filled with heartfelt worship songs and a special message
Emotions running high, Dannielle, trembling as she bravely walked down the aisle by herself (her family in brazil) to her waiting Dennis
Such looks of love and pride  you gave each other, made our hearts swell too!

From the moment we met we warmed to each other and was evident  their pictures were very important to them.  Definitely our type of couple!
They deliberately chose an early ceremony on our advice for the time of year to give plenty of time for their pictures without rushing yet still being with friends.
Time to mingle with their guests and enjoy a finger buffet and cake and sweets – very important in Brazilian customs!  before we left for Port Sunlight
The beautifully package favours of BEMN-CASADO represent the sweet union, sealed with love and mutual respect. According to Brazilian  custom it has magical powers.
Every guest who tastes a BEM-CASADO will be blessed with the same happiness as the newly weds…just have to make a wish before the first bite.

They wanted to factor a good time in good light for their portraits in Port Sunlight so we had a good 2 hours to hop around to several locations
The tin cans rattling behind on Denni’s car told of their joy on their wedding date and fusion of their Brazilian and Welsh nationalities
Onto the Village Hotel Bromborough to rejoin with their guests for evening dancing and more cake!
A wonderful day of celebration of the marriage of such a warm hearted loving couple.
Danielle and Dennis we wish you much joy in this new chapter of your love story.
We trust these images will provide you with lasting memories.  Sandy & Dave xx

Kings Church wedding birkenhead

 

Cheshire Marquee Wedding: Lydia & Peter

Cheshire Marquee Wedding: Lydia & Peter

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.

PREPS

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

 

 

 









Oaktree Carriages bring bride and groom to St Nicholas Burton





heekychilli canapes Cheshire marquee wedding




bride and groom portrait Cheshire marquee wedding






groom speech Cheshire marquee wedding

Motwon Magic music band Cheshire marquee wedding

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/

 

Inglewood Manor Wedding Photographer: Em & Josh

Inglewood Manor Wedding Photographer: Em & Josh

Inglewood Manor Wedding Photographer: Em & Josh

Its always a delight to be an Inglewood Manor wedding photographer, it really is one of our favourite venues.
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
It was really enjoyable being with the families again.

Ah 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.

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 he cheering and uplifting of arms when pronounced man and wife.
Out then out to 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

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.
The speeches were really entertaining – especially when Em was asked 3 memory questions, had the guests in stitches!

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
much love and Happiness Sandy & Dave xx

weddign vows St Peter's Heswall

Inglewood Manor wedding photography

Bride and Groom arriving in a yellow Rolls Royce at Inglewood Manor

weddign reception set up at Inglewood Manor wedding photography Cheshire wedding

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!

beautiful gardens Inglewood Manor

Florist – David Beckham 
Venue – Inglewood Manor,
DJ – Ian Sparks,
Dress – Opulence Bridalwear,
Band – Stanley Park 
 
We adore Inglewood so if you are looking for your Inglewood Manor wedding Photographer we need to chat! Please drop us a message for a quote.

 

Nunsmere Hall Wedding: Libby and Chris

Nunsmere Hall Wedding: Libby and Chris

Relaxed Rustic Woodland Nunsmere Hall Wedding

Nunsmere Hall Weddings

We have covered a wonderful  Nunsmere Hall Wedding before, its a gorgeous country House Hotel. so many photo options.
So we were delighted to be back here with Libby and Chris towards the end of June
We had met Libby and Chris at the very first Hulme Hall wedding fayre run by the Bridal Show.
We were thrilled when chatting after the wedding that Libby said she had chosen us as she could see it was more than a business but a passion to us
– she watched us taking details at the fayre

We met at the rehearsal a couple of days beforehand for their Church ceremony at St Gorges URC Church in Thornton Hough
There we discovered Sandy knew Libby’s parents from many years ago – small world!
so that was a great start to a relaxed wedding even before we got to Bridal preps at her mum’s home.
The wedding timeline was well planned, an early ceremony to make the most of the day and to allow for  a longer journey to the venue

Bride and Groom Preps

Fab presents at the preps – Libby was given a day at the Liverpool  recording Studios and Chris was made up with his table soccer
With all timings going to plan (thanks to co-ordination with Emma  MUA we got some fun shots with the girls helping Libby get dressed
and captured Libby’s  Mum and Dad’s reaction on seeing her in her gorgeous gown from Bridal Elegance  ..and then the bridesmaids were crying at their reaction!
Equally chilled out for groom preps, and of course they didn’t head straight to the church but to the pub across the road for some dutch courage
we did have to coax them away before Libby arrived!

Ceremony

The minister at St Georges was  really accommodating to us we cold shoot from the front and  the back – always great to get both angles
It was an engaging ceremony – think we detected a tear in Chris’s eye when he saw his Bride. arriving by his side
It was a joyous ceremony
and we had the choir singing too.

The reception Venue

Nunsmere Hall Wedding events is under new management, same company as Peckforton  Castle and same excellent service.
The grounds and Marque have been vastly improved (not that they were bad before, but the mere is now much more evident from the grounds.
The extended marque has a lovely backdrop onto the lake too.  The gardens are gorgeous and colourful as ever
Really spoilt for choices for where to take wedding portraits during your Nunsmere Hall wedding

Beautiful venue decoration by The Raspberry tree company  for a woodland rustic theme oh and with a Tranmere Rovers football twist for Chis with the table names
Loved the pallet table plan  with its little buckets of flowers – genius ! The newly extended marquee looked resplendent with all their creativeness
The pearlescent heart shaped place names were hung on the back of the chairs ..it was lovely to see guests wearing them later on in the evening too

Libby’s band  Shark Sandwich played in the evening – what a treat they were!, certainly got the crowd dancing, great party atmosphere
plus they got Libby to sing a couple of songs too.  So glad we stayed a bit longer than the first dance to capture these moments
Check out the highlights below!   Thank you Libby and Chris for asking us to capture your amazing day.  much love Sandy and Dave

St Georges URC Thornton Hough


weddign cemony St George's URC Thornton Hough


sunken garden Nunsmere Hall

Nunsmere Hall wedddng photography

bride and groom portrait at Nunmsere Hall wedding

Nunsmer hall wedding detail from The Raspberry Tree company


enjoying the lake view Nunsmere Hall wedding photography




initail cake topper by Natalie Cake bakes at Nunsmere Hall wedding

Church – St Georges URC Thornton Hough
Venue – Nunsmere Hall
Venue Dresser The Raspberry Tree Company
Photogrpahy Pixsmiths Creative Photogrpahy
MUA Emma Lampkin
Florist  – Amelia Jane Flowers
Band – Shark Sandwich
Cake – Natalie’s cakes and bakes
Elegance Bridal for all of the bride and briesmaids dresses

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