ABode Chester Wedding Photography
It was our pleasure to capture the ABode Chester wedding photography of Steven and Preeti recently.
The ABode Chester hotel is a luxury hotel close to the town centre of to, hence ideal for sightseeing – just a few minutes walk to the city walls and river.
We enjoyed the bridal preps were Preeti wore two different saris for us to capture.
Cousins and sister were all on hand to assist and was quite chilled out.
The suite on the sixth floor had an amazing view from the balcony overlooking the Chester racecourse
and the welsh hills beyond. Made a lovely setting for bridal portrait.
The room itself is large and the bathroom suite impressive with bath one side of a wall and a walk through shower on teh other side
Guests gathered for drinlks in teh bar prior to teh 1pm . It was an international affair with guests flying in from around the world
Preeti was traditionally late so we really chasing time as meal was scheduled for just one hour later – yes 2pm!
Fortunately our couple knew this, its how they wanted their day and there was just a few groups and portraits to cover.
Happily the rain stayed off just until the wedding party sat down for the wedding breakfast
and we had got all the shots requested
Loved all the details and colours of this day and in particular the amazing Indian elephant cake.
We left them to enjoy their meal and evening party.
Much happiness to you Steven & Preeti
Dads always want to check their son’s collars are clean!
Winter Liverpool Wedding: Claire & Jamie
As Liverpool wedding photographers it was a delight to start our 2019 wedding season in Liverpool with Claire and Jamie for their winter Liverpool wedding.
Claire looked absolutely stunning her red hair beautifully braided and adorned with diamante pins and combs.
Her gorgeous lace embellished bridal gown was from Bethany Hannah Bridal in Cheshire – adore the sleeves and button detail Jamie scrubbed up well in his blue suit too.
We had not previously met Claire and Jamie, but had good communication beforehand as to what was expected for the day. All was planned and ready to go.
This was a wedding we had secured via Wedding wire – many brides are using lead directories these days.
We would always advise to check photographer’s portfolio and are happy this is what Claire and Jamie did when they booked us.
A very cold but dry day for this Liverpool wedding photography. The wedding ceremony took place at the architectural masterpiece of St George’s Hall in Liverpool.
The Jury room is always a popular place to get married in town. The registrars and co-coordinators here are welcoming and well organised, ensuring guests are directed to the ceremony before the bride’s arrival
A latish ceremony for a January, so after the 3pm ceremony and light fading as well as being so cold it we quickly got through the few groups as requested.
Such happy smiles as they exited with baby Jackson, what a cute family!
Time then for some bride and groom portraits using the colonnades of St George’s Hall
Off went the newlywed to their reception and we followed soon after in a taxi. The reception took place at Siren, in the Baltic triangle area of Liverpool.
A new Liverpool venue for us and what a little gem it is. I hope we are back at this venue again.
Siren can be booked for exclusive use, making it a great party venue.
The building is adorned with twinkly lights inside creating a wonderful and warm ambience. There is a roof terrace – but with the cold opted not to go up.
It was a good plan to get all family shots after the ceremony and then people enjoy the reception.
The canapés and food looked amazing, so well done to the caterers at Siren.
We enjoyed mingling with the guests, taking plenty of candid shots before they sat down for the meal.
We left then for them to enjoy the evening reception there.
Many congratulations on your wedding Claire & Jamie, we wish you much happiness
The table flower decor provided a rustic natural touch – provided by Jenny Penny, Frodsham
Bouquet & Button Holes – Pixie Posies
Table Flowers – Flowers by Jenny Penny, Frodsham
DJ – Wedding Jam
Dress – Bethany Hannah, Stockton Heath
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!
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.
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
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.
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
Rachel & Ben’s Leasowe Castle Twilight Wedding
Rachel contacted us not long after her best friend;s wedding, she’d seen how we worked for Laura and Thom and knew she wanted us for her wedding
No better recommendation than that! We were delighted to be available for Rachel and Ben’s Leasowe Castle Twilight Wedding
Ben is rather camera shy and we were under instructions not to pose for any “lovey-dovey” shots so we just did our reportage style photography from just an hour before the ceremony through to the evening party.
Rachel was just happy to be marrying her fella and have her girls as cute flower girls – such characters, kept us on our toes!
One of the shortest ceremonies, even the co-coordinator was stunned when said they were ready to walk out, yes they have signed the registers!
One of our fav moments was Rachel and her Dad walking down the aisle in the Castle Keep , when Dad reached out to hold hands with his wife.
Such a loving family moment, unique to this wedding. Images like this are what make memories to look back so special.
A few family groups and just a couple of portraits f and then it was time kick shoes off and party! It was good to have the company of Rob whibley again on video team
We work really well together and can highly recommend if looking for a videographer.
For now enjoy these few highlights – think we did rather well to capture several candid smiles and looks of happiness from Ben.
It really was their perfect Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding
Rachel and Ben and your lovely girls we wish you much joy and happiness for the future. Sandy & Dave x
cute cake topper and details of the girls
oh and don’t just take our word for it ..here is the review when they received their images one week later
Venue: Leasowe Castle
Video: Action Wedding Videos
Dress: Opulence West Kirby
Suits: Larry Adams
MUA: Carla Amanda
Sweet Trolley: Trinity Littler
Intimate family focused Chester Registry Ceremony
Just recently Pixsmiths had the pleasure of covering a small intimate ceremony at Chester Registry rooms
Our couple didn’t want a fuss, don’t like being centre of attention so this was how they wanted their day.
They arranged a bespoke short package with us tailored to their needs
A simple ceremony with mums and grandparents and one cute daughter flower girl.
Kate arrived really early – so took the opportunity for a few pics beforehand
Its a little odd but the registrars see the couple together to check their details.
When we realised this a quick “first look” was arranged. for Kate and Michael.
So enjoyed seeing their reaction and hugs.
The ceremony was short and sweet with hugs all around after.
Then time for a few quick groups before the newly weds headed off to Thornton Hall
Later a much larger party was arranged at Thornton Hall Hotel in the beautiful renovated Crystal suite.
Here the scene was buzzing throughout the bar and reception room.
We covered some essential family groups and a few couple portraits.
We left them to enjoy their dancing and photobooth provided by ProBooth and the fireworks planned for later.
So happy Kate and Michael had the day they wanted and glad we could capture the essential moments for them.
enjoy a few highlights
cute kisses for the bride!
Interested in short coverage for the essential parts of the day?
Often worth asking us for special deals, if midweek/late booking when available.