Festive Winter Inglewood Manor Wedding

Festive Winter Inglewood Manor Wedding

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!

first look before Inglewood Manor wedding

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.

stoll in the grounds before Inglewood Manor ceremony

a tender moment before the ceremony

beautiful portrait festive Inglewood MAnor Wedding

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

festive wedding ceremony Inglewood Manor

a packed ceremony room at Inglewood Manor

 

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.

reaction to speeches Inglewood Manor wedding reception

cheers! Inglewood Manor Reception

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

 

Twilight Leasowe Castle Wedding

Twilight Leasowe Castle Wedding

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

grrom nervously awiting his bride at leasowe castle Keep

wedding ceremony Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding

Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding ceremony, post first kiss, wiping away the lipstick

 

Bride and Groom exit after Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding

Leasowe Castle Twilight wedding group photog

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
Photography: Pixsmiths
Dress: Opulence West Kirby
Suits: Larry Adams
MUA: Carla Amanda
Sweet Trolley: Trinity Littler

Intimate Chester Registry Ceremony

Intimate Chester Registry Ceremony

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!

Chester registry wedding

Chester registry wedding

Thornton Hall Hotel wedding reception portrait

 

Interested in short coverage for the essential parts of the day?
Often worth asking us for special deals, if midweek/late booking when available.

Mere Brook House Wedding Photography

Mere Brook House Wedding Photography

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 Wedding venue

gardens at Mere Brok House

Flower girls at Mere Brook House Wedding

relaxed mere Brook House wedding Photography

Groom waiting for bride at Mere Brook House

flower girls entrance for Mere Brook House wedding

bride's entrance Mere Brook House Wedding

group confetti shot Mere Brook House Wedding Photography, Cheshire wedding

relaxed stroll in garden Mere Brook House Wedding

 portraits Mere Brook House Wedding

food prep for Mere Brook House Wedding

cheers at speeches Mere Brook House Wedding

speeches captured at Mere Brook House wedding

 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

 

Pixsmiths Mere Brook House Wedding Photographers

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

 

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