Well what a joyous day for Helen & Steve for their surprise Claremont Farm wedding! Their friends and family were primed to meet at Claremont Farm for a day of activities for Helen’s special birthday. Two vintage red buses greeted the guests with birthday special on the front. Well these drink laden party buses were there to take everyone to Liverpool for Helen and Steve’s wedding Even Sisters, mum, and dads had been kept in the dark about the day’s plans.
The looks of surprise and joy on people’s faces were really special to witness. A first look for Steve and Helen and then a group shot with the buses and time to get going to Liverpool Helen was wearing a beautiful beaded champagne coloured dress.
This was a day of making memories, and that is exactly what they did. A blustery wind in town but at least it stayed dry, everyone was in good spirits. Helen and Steve entered the Grand Jury room together to cheers with the Star Wars theme- such a joyous entrance With the cold weather, we opted for a group shot in the courtroom
Afterwards, a few groups and confetti and then back to the bus to continue the party!
Claremont Farm has an amazing deli and coffee shop. The room upstairs was used for the reception and how lovely and informal it was Food was so tasty, really need to come back for lunch here. Warming bowls of scouse or curry went down a storm for the guests. Perfect for a chilly day.
Heartwarming speeches were made, Helen got emotional over the loss of family members, wondering how she could stand on her wedding day without them ..but how much worse would it without her mum and dad. It was time to get wed and make memories …and make memories they certainly did. Love ladders with pictures of loved ones not able to be present were a touching way to include them No birthday cards or present s were required just for guests to enjoy themselves
A local band had everyone on their feet dancing the night away. ProBooth were also on hand with a selfie mirror to entertain the guests They were so popular lots of fun poses to create these memories. Double cake delight – one for Helen’s 50th decorated with animals and a wedding one with a New York City towers on it ..a reminder of where Steve surprised Helen with a proposal on top of the Rock …presenting a rock!
No wonder food is fabulous – heard that head chef runs a good ship and has a fabulous cv to Michelin star level …and fortunately for us love the Wirral.
Wishing you many more years of happy memories, Steve and Helen. Thank you so much for the privilege of sharing your day. It was so much fun and we loved capturing the story of your Surprise Claremont Farm wedding day.
Are you planning a day that a bit different …we loved to hear about your plans. Please get in touch
What a wonderful wedding for Stacey and Dan so delighted were were recommended to this lovely couple by a previous Pixsmiths couple A great combination of a traditional church wedding at Christchurch Port Sunlight and then a relaxed Arrowe Brook Farm Tipi wedding reception. Been busy editing but been longing to share this blog post
An early 11.30 am ceremony meant early preps for our bride and bridesmaids – and not forgetting Stacey and Dan’s two adorable boys Plenty of candid moments at Stacey’s mum and dad’s with everyone, Clearly a very devoted family. A lovely emotional moment with dad when he saw his beautiful daughter in her bridal gown.
Great service from Lisa of Elegance Bridal in Bebbington who not only helped her into her dress but did a last-minute finishing alteration, plus helped her into the car (which was a bit tricky!) and out of it when arriving at the church.
Church Ceremony Christchurch Port Sunlight
Christchurch is a beautiful church in historic Port Sunlight, with the longest aisle on the Wirral. Always a popular church. The new minister here is so welcoming and helpful to photographers allowing photography from the front and the back of the aisle. Stacey’s ruffled fishtail dress looked fabulous from the back of the church There was a slight drizzle on the way in but as Stacey and Dan exited it was sunshine and shades were on! A few family pics and then a red bus whisked the guests off to Arrowe Brook farm for the tipi reception
Arrowe Brook Farm Tipi Wedding Reception
So the bus arrived at Arrowe Brook Farm with guests spilling out to enjoy more welcome drinks – the bus had been stocked too with supplies! Arrowe Brook Farm is a brilliant location for a tipi or marquee wedding. It’s also a camping and caravan site so it has toilet facilities on site. Not many know about this place – bit of a hidden gem, but we have shot here a couple of times beforehand. Bride and groom and several guests were staying over and the tipis set up by All About Me Marquee and Events looked fabulous in the sunshine
Lots of photo opportunities on the farm for bride and groom portraits. with such a big group it was ideal to capture the big group shot in front of the tipi – followed by some impromptu informal group shots
Such a happy relaxed day – it just flowed perfectly, no time constraint pressure and everyone was enjoying themselves immensely. The bbq food provided by local caterers Manna Food was plentiful and superb. – thank you for the hospitality! The table names were drinks with the corresponding spirit bottle and rustic design with a pallet table plan and a gorgeous cake from Iced Inspirations atop a barrel
Just see how happy Stacey is!
After the cake cut Stacey and Dan enjoyed a stroll for some evening pics before the night dancing took place. DJ Mark Forde and the band had everyone rocking out – it was a late night but so enjoyable. The lights in the tipi looked magical as night fell.
So honoured Stacey and Dan that you asked us to capture your amazing day. The early ceremony meant guests could really enjoy a long day together with you – and they certainly did! – and not have the day rush by. Just the type of wedding we love. Wishing you and your lovely family much health and happiness. Love Dave & Sandy xx
So been looking forward to blogging Rachael and Josh’s fun filled Arrowebrook Farm Wedding! The rain at the Birkenhead Town Hall ceremony did not dampen their spirits for long…no sooner had we done the group shot with umbrellas the sun came out! Typical!The Town Hall at Birkenhead is a beautiful Georgian building and the ceremony room upstairs with its stained glass windows is befitting of the building. Its worth asking for this ceremony room. Rachael looked stunning in her 50’s style vintage dress with red polka dot Iron Fist Shoes. Josh in his waistcoat and blue checked shirt and yellow tie suited the part too for a laid back wedding. We grabbed a few shots inside and out before heading on the vintage bus to take us all to Arrowebrook Farm. The marquee was provide by Got it covered (now Astra Marquees) and with plenty of space around in the farm field everyone had room to run around. Cakes galore and ice tea added to the hog roast meal….the alcoholic jager bomb shots came later! Loved the “snap it, shake it, sign it, peg it” Polaroid picture board, so unique and all the guests had great fun taking images as a memorable keepsake. The evening was all about the country band which went down a storm, the dance floor was rocking. This was such a great party and we so enjoyed mixing with the guests and capturing the fun of the day. Rachael and Josh thank you for such an amazing day we wish you all the happiness in the world xx
Such a fab idea!Jager bombs, typified this party atmosphere!
Are you planning marquee or Wirral farm wedding? Its the ideal way to put your own stamp on your day…your opportunity to bring caterers you wish in, make your own cakes etc..make it uniquely yours. Arrowebrook farm is a great location in the centre of the Wirral…it also has its own toilet block..so no need to hire them in. Big field for the marquee and guests can also camp or bring a caravan ..they are a camping and caravan verified site. Check out the farm website for details. If you are planning an Arrowebrook Farm wedding then please do get in touch its so local to us!
We recently enjoyed a break in a very sunny Switzeland in Flims in the Graubunden region. An area of a variety of scenic hikes. This little blog post shows a few images from a couple of routes we joined together. Starting with an esay ride up to 1400m with a chairlift, right near our hotel, from Flims to Foppa, we followed the Romansh language themed trail over to Fidaz, over the meadows and via a delightful alpine hut ..where we stoppped for the obligatory cake. Just before Fidaz a delightful farm wedding was taking place …such a wonderful setting and a glorious day for the event…many congratulations to the couple …loved their tractor transportation! From Fidaz the trail winds up to the high Bargis valley with its views of the Flimstein ever present – one of the oldest Via Ferrata routes is here ..not that we tackled it! So lovely to see families out together having a good time in the fresh mountain area just enjoying the idyllic nature. Perfect place for a picnic at the riverside. Enjoy these alpine vistas …could so easily go back here!
Wow where to start!! Amy and Ian had an amazing humanist wedding ceremony on the farm where they live. Very much them, the sun shone, the hay bales and sunflowers were out, they had family and friends surrounding them with with so much love and fun. It was all they wished for and its was a real privilege to be a part of this wedding, not only to capture a few (and some!) pictures but also a guest). We got to know Amy when she took some portrait pictures for our website – she owns Slinky Media Studio in West Kirby and is a fantastic portrait photographer herself. Recently Amy has recently launched her newborn website, very dear to her heart.
Amy and Ian put much of their own time and effort in so many details for the day – the wedding sign, all the bunting, the decoration in the marquee, the hand carved wooden name holders with the cows on. Amy baked all the cakes on her mouth watering cake bar and Ian not to miss out had his own booze bar! A touching ceremony – Amy walked in with her brother towards Ian waiting at the sunflower arch as a beautiful harpist played, and where they read their own vows to each other…I confess to tears in my eyes at this point! A totally delicious BBQ was cooked and served onsite by local West Kirby Butchers A I Roberts. The flower arch, beautifully made by Katie of Katie’s Floral creations was a perfect setting for the outdoor formals. We also had time to take some shots around the farm, including an unofficial first dance in the hay barn – a convenient space left for them with the hay bales removed for the seating! Lots of entertainment for everyone, from bouncy castle, casino, archery, football and in the evening sky lanterns lit up the night sky. Truly a memorable wedding. I hope these images can do it justice. MUA’s: Hollie Saddler and Jenny Potts Florist: Katie’s Floral Creations Harpist: Rachael Gladwin Caterers: West Wirral BBQ Company Video: MGH Productions Bouncy Castle: Estuary Events Casino: Lucky7 Fun Casino Singer: Mark Lacey