Surprise Claremont Farm wedding: Helen & Steve

Surprise Claremont Farm wedding: Helen & Steve

Surprise Claremont Farm Wedding

Town & Country Surprise wedding

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.

Red Bus for surpsrise Claremont Farm wedding - Routemaster 4hire

surprised faces all round at Claremont Farm

not even mum was in on teh Surprise Claremont Farm wedding plans

Claremont Farm wedding photography

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.

Bride at Claremont Farm for evening reception

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!

warming bowls of scouse Claremont Farm surprise wedding reception

ProBooths at work! Claremont Farm

Claremont Farm surprise wedding reception

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

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 fitting 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 around and saw Penny for the first time in her shimmering Monsoon wedding dress
Penny had cleverly accessorised the back of her dress herself with a 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

 

Waiting to wed Festive Inglewood manor wedding photography

festive wedding ceremony Inglewood Manor

a packed ceremony room at Inglewood Manor

winter wedding ceremony Inglewood Manor

Just wed happiness Winter wedding Inglewood Manor Photographers

 

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 centrepieces were cute miniature winter scenes in fish bowls, all carefully painted by Penny herself – how creative!

Indoor group Inglewood Manor winter wedding

Christmas wedding Inglewood Manor

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.

groom's speech Christmas wedding Inglewood Manor

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!

BAbuble ting shot Chrsitmas wedding Inglewood Manor

Many congratulations 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