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
Queen Hotel Chester Wedding Alison & Ellis
After a long day with Jennie and Toby at Thornton MAnor the next day Pixsmiths were at The Queen Hotel for the Chester wedding of Alison and Ellis
A quirky hotel, lots of character and handily placed by Chester train station
A day that ran smoothly, on arrival we bumped in to Ellis arriving for breakfast with the co-ordinator so we soon had the requested stair shot organised.
Bridal preps in the Lily Langtry suite was relaxed. Lots of banter with the bridesmaids taking selfies in-between being made up by Emma Lampkin of Emmaculate – and the make up was! Ellis was also getting ready at the hotel, just the other end of the corridor in a room where Charles Darwin had stayed
….so easy for us to cover both preps.
A plus point when ceremony is at same location.
We used the roman statue as a setting for one of our ring shots. Rings were made by Roger Ho, custom made as Alison and Ellis had some rings from parents/grandparents to use and adapt. He did such a beautiful job, Alison said,” I can’t stop looking at my ring!”
Staff wonderfully organised, attentive and excellent communication through out made for a smooth running day and such an enjoyable one.
Guests made their way after the ceremony for a staircase shot and then went for the drinks in the outdoor courtyard.
Easy to mingle there and then call the family groups required quickly and easily
The wedding breakfast was in the turned around ceremony room and was beautifully set up in pinks and big dish bowls by Eva Adore venue dressing
Alison and Ellis were blown away when they checked out the room, they were so happy, Such a wonderful day for them
Again weather not too hot and rain stayed off all day – not bad for bank Holiday weekend!
Evening reception was in the large Colonnades Room to accommodate all the extra evening guests. Cake cut with one of the large ceremonial swords and then party time. Pizza fish and chips and a doughnut wall o enjoy as well as fun in the photo-booth provided by Plushbooths
Thank you again Alison and Ellis for having us capture your Queen Hotel Wedding – it was so enjoyable and we wish you much love and happiness
So going to enjoy building a beautiful album for your keepsake, going to be a hard choice for the images.
Thank you again also tho the staff at this Hallmark Hotel – we do hope we will be back for another Queens Hotel Chester wedding