Mel and David’s quirky Oddfellows wedding went through many modifications during this crazy year. Originally a May wedding they pushed back to September 28th. Until the last few they thought they could have 30 guests but new rules …yes starting from their new wedding date. ………meant just 15 guests…and stress!
It was touch and go with confusion re suppliers being included or not whether we could photograph this wedding. Thankfully cleared just in time – we checked with the venue and they were fully up to speed that suppliers did not count in the 15. So happy Mel and David went ahead with their day. It was a relaxed afternoon, a beautiful ceremony at Oddfellows Chester.
Oddfellows is a boutique hotel in the city centre of Chester. It has really quirky decor and a cute secret garden area and terrace upstairs. so many areas for alternative images. Go check it out with an afternoon tea here, you won’t be disappointed.
Melanie arrived in an absolutely gorgeous cream lace bodice dress with a flowing pink mid-calf skirt. The outfit was exquisitely teamed with a birdcage fascinator and turquoise and pink irregular choice shoes – quirky shoes for a quirky venue! Mel you looked absolutely stunning …and you surprised us how quick you could walk in your heels!
The ceremony was followed by congratulations, some quick portraits in the secret garden and then it was a stroll down to the river A 30-minute boat cruise the Dee on the Chester Boat Mark Twain made for an alternative post-ceremony activity.
The prosecco was flowing and informal groups taken during the cruise. So much fun. Back to Oddfellows for a small reception and cake. The cake was of course topped with Mel and Dave minions – very fitting and cute.
Thank you Mel and David for preserving with your day, we loved seeing and capturing the joy and giggles from the day. Nothing was going to stand in your way and stop you from marrying and it was obvious your guests had a great time with you. It was a privilege to capture the fun and we wish you much continued happiness xx
To anyone considering a micro wedding – don’t think of it as restricted but a time when you can really engage with those nearest and dearest with you. More purpose and meaningful – think outside the box and make it work for your day.
Intimate St Georges Hall Wedding Ashleigh & Andy Married
Some of our couples opt for an Intimate Liverpool wedding. Those who don’t want a big fuss or don’t like being the centre of attention. We are happy to cover such weddings and offer bespoke special deals.
We met for an informal chat and right away felt at ease with each other. Ashleigh and Andy told us what they wanted for their day and our guidance through the process and showing them images of their venue. It really assured them of how their day would unfold. Such an invaluable process to have a discussion with your photographers, even for short wedding coverage
Local Bride Preps
As a local couple to us, we arranged an hour’s coverage of bridal preps before heading to Liverpool for the city centre wedding. Ashleigh and her two bridesmaids were well looked after by Carol Ellis Thompson doing hair. It was such a calming and relaxed atmosphere, so enjoyable. Ashleigh and Andy have a beautiful home and the clean contemporary backgrounds were ideal for showing off the details
Liverpool Ceremony St Georges Hall
Flags were flying high at St Georges Hall and red carpet out as Ashleigh swept up the external steps to enter. The wedding was on a Monday afternoon and the only one that afternoon, so peaceful! Saturday weddings here can be chaotic with so many function rooms available and numerous weddings taking place.
The Rose Room is available for very small weddings – the couple and witnesses ideally. The Sefton Room is most suited to small weddings and has beautiful window light. The concert room is a grand setting for large weddings at St Georges Hall The Grand Jury Room can seat up to 50 guests comfortably this is where Ashleigh & Andy opted for their ceremony.
Just a dozen or so guests and Ashleigh was walked in by Andy’s dad – a lovely touch. A beautiful emotional ceremony ensued. When it came to the I do’s, Andy replied with ” I do, I really, really do!” Cue lump in throat moment as clicking the camera shutter! So many beautiful moments between them, so adorable, so obviously in love. Registers were signed and beaming smiles they swept down the stairs and out to confetti shots.
Portraits St Georges Hall Liverpool
Few family groups over and then time for some portraits with Ashleigh and Andy amongst the amazing colonnades architecture of this grand Liverpool building. Such a relaxed time but it soon flew by and it was off to the taxi rank across the road to get them to their hotel reception. Of course, took the chance to get some more candid shots in the city centre as they crossed over.
Thank you, Ashleigh and Andy, for the privilege of meeting you and capturing your day as you wished for. You were a real delight and know we will keep in touch Wishing you much more love and happiness in the years to come. Dave & Sandy xx
Intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding Dee Estuary
Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding
We always love having an intimate Sheldrakes Restaurant wedding to shoot. Its a fab wedding venue right on the Dee estuary and local to us. We often cover ceremony, family pics and portraits here for an affordable wedding photography solution Not everybody wants full day coverage and we are glad we can be flexible being such a local Wirral venue.
Jonathan and Debbie booked us for such a package – and its surprising how much can be covered in this time. A relaxed day with guests enjoying a drink on teh terrace before the ceremony A joyful Sheldrakes Restaurant wedding – a lovely touch was Jonathan waiting at the top of the aisle for Debbie. Her proud dad handing her over and then letting the two of them walk together the rest of the way down the aisle to get married.
It was a bit of an overcast day but we got through the family groups and portraits in the nick of time. Literally just as the raindrops started to fall! Happily by then it was time for the wedding breakfast to begin so all was well and everyone kept dry.
Jonathan and Debbie thank you for being such a great couple and asking us to cover your intimate wedding It was a joy to see you enjoy each others company so much and all teh giggles you shared. We wish you much happiness.
Natasha & Sam’s Intimate Birkenhead Town Hall Ceremony
Sometimes all that is required is a simple intimate Birkenhead Town Hall ceremony. Its just about getting married with those dearest around you and having a meal afterwards. Then of course jet of to the Maldives for a fabulous honeymoon. So happy for you guys you had the day you wanted your way and it stayed dry and bright if a bit cold!
Birkenhead Town Hall is set in the beautiful Georgian Hamilton Square. No two sides alike and the large space being left for the imposing Town Hall Not many realise but the ceremony upstairs is large and with beautiful stained glass windows. The lower first floor is home to the local war museum and history of the area – worth a visit sometime
Its was a cool day but we made the most of the April blossom in the square. Natasha looked simply elegant in her ASOS long sleeved low back fitted wedding dress. So many photo opportunities within the confines of Hamilton Square – the green lawn in front, the blossom, the colonnades on the upper Town Hall an street scenes around. Natasha and Sam your abundant joy and chemistry was really special to witness and thank you for allowing us to capture these salient memories of your day
So Happy for our couple that this delightful Peel Hey wedding could take place with dad walking his beautiful daughter down the aisle. A few months ago there were some scary times. …Michelle could not contemplate the wedding without her dad and rearranged her date. We were so happy we could change dates with them.
Refreshed from our winter cruise and stay in the Caribbean this February day started bright and dry. Peel Hey is a welcoming guest house and Wirral wedding venue. A cosy atmosphere and marquee facilities, suitable for small intimate weddings.
Guests started to arrive and Mike was on hand to greet them. Michelle arrived in a cute red MG. Their daughter and niece were the cutest liveliest flower girls! We managed a few gorgeous shots of them larking around. Lots of giggles and smiles in the ceremony, the room was packed out with family and friends. So lovely to see their daughter involved during the ceremony.
Then time for canapes and group photos and a few portraits in the grounds of Peel Hey before we left them to enjoy the rest of the day. One of our special short coverage weddings, only for our preferred local venues. Hope you enjoy these highlights in the gallery below.
Pixsmiths are a preferred supplier at Peel Hey and you can see us at their regular open evenings. The next date is 28th March – hope to see you there to chat weddings!
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!
Interested in short coverage for the essential parts of the day? Often worth asking us for special deals, if midweek/late booking when available.