Joyful Civil Ceremony Birkenhead Town Hall : Anne & Ken

Joyful Civil Ceremony Birkenhead Town Hall : Anne & Ken

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

civil ceremony Birkenhead town hall


Liverpool Town Hall Wedding Photographer

Liverpool Town Hall Wedding Photographer

Intimate Liverpool Town Hall Wedding: Jennie & Simon

Just last week  Pixsmiths had the pleasure of kicking off our 2018 wedding season with a delightful intimate Liverpool Town Hall wedding for Jennie and Simon
A cold brisk but dry day for the gathering of family at Liverpool’s Town Hall.  A splendid grade I listed building, one of the finest  Town Halls from the 18th century.
Situated in the heart of Liverpool’s cultural centre Its civic rooms are a complete example of late Georgian decoration with its portraits and chandeliers.
Well worth a tour – check out website for details.

Jennie and Simon booked us just a few weeks before their wedding – one of our special midweek packages we are available for.
So happy, even though a short  wedding package they appreciated having professional  quality images to mark their special day.
Dave happily captured the couples arrival.  Jennie with her mum who was  understandably emotional at her daughters’s wedding.
Jennie looking so elegant in her lace knee length dress with beautiful back button detail.
The bridal bouquet was a beautiful mix of purple flowers, white roses and thistles with green leaves interspersed.

City Chic Intimate Liverpool Town Hal Wedding

Jennie was pleasantly surprised to see the screen announcement in the foyer for their wedding
Soon it was time for the ceremony, such an elegant room befitting our couple.  Vows were made in front of their immediate family to much joy.
No bridesmaids of groomsmen just a simple beautiful couple and their family.
Ceremony captured and it was time for a few family groups and then couple emerged joyously for some couple shots before heading to 30 James St for their private meal.
The Chinese lanterns from the recent Chinese New Year celebrations added wonderful splash of red to the square along with the telephone boxes.

30 James St Reception

Only a short walk to 30 James St, but cold enough when you have a lace dress on, so not surprisingly Jennie was wrapped up in her coat.
Their room balcony made for some extra shots over the Liverpool skyline as Jennie and Simon  enjoyed the late February sunshine before they were left to enjoy their meal.
A table set up for their party was ideal for this city chic intimate wedding reception.

Many congratulations Jennie and Simon we wish you much happiness enjoy your blog highlights
love Sandy & Dave x

Liverpool Town Hall wedding Photographer

30 James St Liverpool wedding balcony shot

We look forward to being back at 30 James St in just a few weeks time for another wedding.


Do you need a photographer or two for just a short period to cover the essentials elements in a professional natural beautiful way?
It could be Liverpool Town Hall or another civil ceremony elsewhere,
just fill in the contact form below with your details and we will be in touch with a personalised quote for you.


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Leasowe Castle Wedding Michelle & Shaun

Leasowe Castle Wedding Michelle & Shaun

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

Leasowe Castle wedding

The keep Leasowe Castle wedding

weddign gazebo Leasowe Castle wedding


Sheldrakes Wedding Photographer: Toni & Andy

Sheldrakes Wedding Photographer: Toni & Andy

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


Hallmark Hotel Queen Chester Wedding: Alison & Ellis

Hallmark Hotel Queen Chester Wedding: Alison & Ellis

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

Queen Hotel Chester





staircase group shot Queen Hotel Chester

Doughnut wall

Queen Hotel Chester night portrait



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