Relaxed Elegant Mere Brook House Wedding: Julie & Peter
So In between our June destination weddings we had the joy of capturing this elegant yet relaxed Mere Brook House wedding for Julie ad Peter.
How gorgeous has the weather been this month! Perfect for a summer wedding at Mere Brook House.
Mere Brook House is a gorgeous welcoming Edwardian Country House,. Its a 5 star Gold Bed and Breakfast venue on the Wirral that also hosts many events and conferences.
It has an idyllic setting for an intimate wedding with its beautiful 4 acres of gardens and brook – hence its name!
Renowned for its home cooked too with ingredients locally sourced and many from their own vegetable garden.
It was the perfect venue choice for Peter and Julie to marry and celebrate their day with family and friends.
The venue was full of family and friends and the decor was elegant, beautiful flowers in little cut glass flowers adorned the tables in the dining room and conservatory areas.
Flowers were by Nicola florist Flowers Oxton, just gorgeous Nicola
Julie was getting ready at home with her bridesmaid and son (there are options to stay over and get ready here if wished though)
Meantime guests gathered and enjoyed the sunshine with their drinks outside at Mere Brook House.
The bridesmaids certainly enjoyed being outside and had a few twirls in their beautiful dresses and a swing
In all the business Julie inadvertently left for bridal bouquet at home so improvised by borrowing her mum’s gift bouquet to walk down the aisle – hence Peter’s expression!
The kind staff of Mere Brook kindly went to her home and fetched the bouquet to the venue – super customer service from Lorna!
A beautiful ceremony, a cute ring bearer and bridesmaids and then back out to the sunshine whilst tables were set up.
Before the group formals Julie had a wonderful surprise from Peter with her new horse (important part of family after all) being brought up to the venue
Made for some lovely shots with Julie an she was so pleased to see him. Julie was carrying a decorated horseshoe as a memento of her previous horse
– a thoughtful touch from her sister who had carried it at her wedding also.
Time then for a few minutes to let Peter and Julie have a few mins together and capture a few relaxed shots as they strolled in the gardens
So the feast to come before the speeches! We had recently been to an event – the pudding extravaganza (suited Sandy perfectly!) so knew guests were in for a treat
In true Mere Brook House style guests go through the large country kitchen to be served their delicious food from an amazing team of chefs
Photographers always welcomed to sample the food too from Mere Brook House, thank you for looking after us!
Entertaining speeches from several guests and then time for dessert. We left our couple to enjoy the evening celebrations, sure it was a wonderful relaxed time.
So happy the day was sunny for you Peter and Julie, Mere Brook House just suited you perfectly. It was a real pleasure to capture your happiness. Enjoy your highlights
Wishing you many years of health and happiness. love Sandy & Dave xx
Mere Brook House is a favourite venue that we love coming to
If you are thinking of having a wedding here, stop thinking and book it! ..and then contact us for your photography! We’d love to chat through your options
Civil Ceremony Birkenhead Town Hall
Just last Saturday Pixsmiths were invited to a Civil ceremony Birkenhead Town Hall and reception afterwards of Anne and Ken
The day was dry but grey but Anne and Ken and their family and friends made this a colourful and joyful event.
No snow as such …even if there was Anne and Ken would soon melt it – sizzling!
Originally planned just before Christmas Anne and Ken were so disappointed to have to cancel that date but this time it was systems go!
What a wonderful day it was too, such an excited bride, Anne was literally hopping up and down with happiness in the ceremony
Anne’s daughters made gorgeous bridesmaids and so colourful in their apricot coloured dresses.
Katey had been busy organising not only flowers and cake but also doing makeup and nails. All the girls looked amazing, gorgeous
Anne’s grandson so smart as he proudly walked her down the aisle. Anne looked so elegant in her ivory dress from wed2be with matching jacket
Such an endearing wedding, so romantic to see this couple so happy, dare I say like love-struck teenagers.
Romance is timeless and beautiful to witness this couple’s special day
Informal reception followed at St Joseph’s in Wallassy were guests were entertained by Joanne Dennis with her powerful & beautiful voice and Markie James also singing beautifully and helping with favours
Mike Jones & his close up, mind blowing magic; Joro with delicious vegan catering & Angie from St Joseph’s venue in Wallasey who made sure everything was just right for Anne and ken on their arrival.
This was such a joyful wedding of two beautiful people who deserve every happiness.
Don’t think they stopped smiling all day long!
It was our absolute privilege to share a few hours with them and capture some treasured memories
Leasowe Castle Wedding: Michelle and Shaun
Delighted to cover a short Leasowe Castle wedding for Michelle and Shaun
Their neighbours kindly referred us so thank you Kris and Niecey!
Michelle and Shaun required just a few hours coverage from just before ceremony til sitting down for their meal
It’s possible to cover a fair bit when there are two of you!
We set off from home in horrible rain but by time we go to Leasowe it was a different story! The sun was out!
Dave went off to meet the men and Best Women, long standing friend of Shaun’s
Sandy popped up to the girls, literally just as Michelle was just about to step into her dress. Perfect timing!
Girls were in great form and plenty of prosecco flowing to calm any nerves.
Few details captured and soon it was time to head down for the ceremony with some bridal portraits on the stairs along the way
The Keep Ceremony Leasowe Castle Wedding
The ceremony took place in the relatively new Keep (formerly the gym!) . Its a bit of a blank canvas but beautifully transformed with flowers and candles by the resident venue dressers. The flowers draped from the ceiling beams were delightful and in keeping with the clean lines of whites and greens for this colour scheme.
A few giggles along the way and Shaun and Michelle were pronounced man and wife.
Turret Suite Reception Leasowe Castle Wedding
A few groups and portraits and time to mingle with guests before entering for their meal in the Turret Suite
This suite is a more cosy room on the upper floor, suitable for a smaller wedding party
The tables were all named after their beloved pets – great idea, not seen that one before
Some lovely touches on their tables and the gust book pen made a good setting for our ring shot
we left them to enjoy their food and evening festivities
Many congratulations Michelle and Shaun, wishing you much continued happiness. love Sandy & Dave
Sheldrakes Wedding: Toni & Andy
We are delighted to be a preferred Sheldrakes Wedding Photographer.
We simply love coming to this contemporary venue with its wonderful views over the Dee Estuary
and appreciate the wonderful staff who recommend us
We have covered full day weddings here, receptions and evening celebrations after a destination wedding
See our Sheldrakes wedding archives.
Toni and Andrew asked us to cover prior to the ceremony afterwards for a few hours to get the all important group and candid shots
We had a delightful few hours with them, covering up to speeches as they were before their buffet Dave covered those as Sandy did a ring shot
Teamwork with Pixsmiths!
The ceremony was one of the shortest available, the vows are made as they exchange rings
So it was soon time to grab a few groups and portraits before the speeches.
We loved all the details!
Toni’s dress was cleverly adapted from two dresses by the amazing team at Bridal Elegance
The bridesmaids dresses were a gorgeous turquoise colour, not a colour often seen but loved it
Toni’s mum did all the flowers and arrangements, the registrar table looked amazing with the flower decor
Lots of jars and vintage touches. In particular the “guest book” consisted of “Message in a bottle” Genius idea!
A Travel suitcase for the cards and a beautiful cake with new surname topper gracing the reception table
Many congratulations guys, we loved being with you and capturing some memories of your fabulous day
Wishing you much love and happiness
Sandy & Dave xx