Such a pleasure to capture this couple’s Leasowe Castle Wedding day. Such a fun loving couple as we found out on their pre wedding shoot With Chris being a keen photographer himself we knew how important images were We were delighted they booked us to capture their day
Wedding Day Preps
An early 11.00am ceremony meant an early start for us at the hair Salon Imagine near their home. Bride 3 bridesmaids, flower girl and various relatives all getting ready made for a busy time there but all relaxed and a great start to the day mingling with the girls. meanwhile the guys were getting ready at Leasowe Castle We got some details and getting ready shots at the home later before heading to the church – St Joseph’s just a few minutes away. Adored Kathryn’s dress from Tiffany’s – a Ronald Joyce design with a boat neckline and lace sleeved and bodice – just divine and so suited her – Realised later this came off to give a different look for the evening – what a clever idea!
We love shooting at St Joseph’s in Birkenhead we can cover great angles from the front and beautiful overviews from the balcony at the back. Kathryn looked radiant as her Dad in his Sailor’s uniform escorted his daughter to her waiting groom. Kathryn opted to have her veil over as she made her entrance – a tradition we love for a church wedding You could see from Chris’s face when we saw Kathryn at the altar how blown away he was with his bride. Lets not forget Mac their dog too who was happy to be present for the ceremony and looked so cute in his bow tie.
A short Catholic ceremony – just readings and vows so it was soon out for a few groups and then whisked off to Leasowe Castle for a few portraits. The Leasowe Castle wedding breakfast was bang on time for sitting down at 1.30pm. Chris and Kathryn were played in by a surprise bagpiper.
Leasowe Castle Wedding Reception
The Castle Suite looked fabulous, being dressed by Embrace Events. The favours of bottles of Limoncello wass reference to Italy where they got engaged during a boat trip to Positano Lovely to see that Chris’s aunt who lives in beautiful Amalfi coastal town of Positano made the trip over for the wedding. Time to eat and then speeches after the meal. Being an early reception we had plenty of time for a few more portraits around the Leasowe Castle Evening entertainment provided by Boothtube went down well as did the sweet cart, cupcakes and doughnuts!
What a wonderful day you had Kathryn and Chris and so happy we could share your day> Lovely to work alongside your uni friend of Jo Gendle films too, as we both enjoy an unobtrusive style. Wishing you much happiness love Sandy & Dave x
Cute to see Mac being included in the details too with this cake topper
Flowers – Flourish Flowers Photographer: Pixsmiths Creative Photography Video: Jo Gendle Films Venue Dresser – Natalie at Embrace Events Sweets – Zara Whyte Cars: Barringtons Boothtube for photobooth. Dress – Ronald Joyce at Tiffanys Suits – Attire, Mill Lane, Wallasey Venue – Leasowe Castle
Leasowe Castle weddings are very popular its a main venue for weddings on the Wirral Its local to us too so if you are planning your day here and like what you see of our style we’d love to hear from you Please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you.
Time for some wedding fayre updates! Pixsmiths have had a lovely festive break – we still have to blog our amazing Christmas wedding so watch out for that We hope you all had an amazing festive time and if you got engaged over the holidays well it was extra special for you!
Spring wedding fayre season is almost upon us! once again Pixsmiths Creative photography have selected a few special event to exhibit at along with many other fab suppliers So plenty of opportunities for wedding inspiration for you newly engaged couples whether Wirral Weddings or Liverpool weddings
Here are our dates! In January we are teaming with the lovely ladies from The Bridal Show 14th January at Leasowe Castle and 28th January 28th January at teh Iconic Venue Liver Building
In February we are teaming up with Hannah from Red Events at Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa We already have a booking for this venue and look forward to exhibiting here as well as being the official event photogrpahers
We maybe be adding other fayres throughout the spring season so watch out for further wedding fayre info!
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
Rachael and Jon Got Married!Leasowe Castle wedding Photography
Relaxed Bridal Preps
Rachael and Jon had long planned their St Nicholas Church and Leasowe Castle wedding for spring of 2017. They had booked Pixsmiths Creative Photography almost 2 years in advance and we loved following their wedding planning journey with them. We love to start bridal preps a good two hours before a ceremony,. A relaxed time of mingling with the girls as they are being pampered for the day Rachael lost an amazing 5 stone for her wedding – a real inspiration – too and looked absolutely stunning in her dress from Cherish The Bride. We did hear the story of how a smaller sized dress was obtained right at the last chance!
Personal touches in the Ceremony
The men opted to arrive at St Nicholas in Wallsey on their motorbikes so that was great fun and good for the video which we know Rachael will not regret. Always good to work with Rob Whibley from Action Wedding Videos too, we both have an unobtrusive style> Rachael and her bridesmaid arrived more traditionally in the luxury Bentley’s of Classic Bridal Cars Mark and Jane excelled at looking after the girls, always so attentive and keeping them calm, on hand with tissue/umbrellas etc as needed.The ceremony itself was a touching personal service for Rachael and Jon. ~ The Rev Jeff Staples pulled out his guitar and along with the choir gave a special rendition of Hallelujah with had our couple laughing and crying with joy. Even Rev Jeff himself wiped a tear from his eye. The rain made a short appearance towards end of ceremony – we managed to get the big group and confetti outside and then opted for a few formals inside – it can tend to be windy in this location! As they came out again we had this amazing leap from Jon – they both looked so happy and so glad we could capture this a real moment in the day.
Reception in the Turret Suite
On to Leasowe Castle – Rachael breaking with tradition (we love a bit of non-tradition!) by travelling with her dad again as the boys rode their bikes to the Castle Time for some sweet portraits – the spring flowers in the woodland garden added a lovely splash of colour. The Turret suite, a more intimate room for weddings, was bedecked with navy colours to for their colour scheme and Dvelin Designs made a fabulous job with the travel map seating plan and amusing table names appropriate to them and their upcoming amazing round the world mega honeymoon. We left them to enjoy their meal in peace and pooped back in for the speeches – always a favourite part of the day too for us. Such a hilarious moment when Rachael’s Dad pulled out his speech notes, made on Ladbrokes betting sllips with “HELP” spelt out on the back.
Speeches done and now with evening guests arriving it was time to party. Lots of fun with the chocolate fountain and Photobooth from Pixelbooth went down a treat Everyone one had a fabulous time – some memorable dances, including a special one for Rachael and her dad. It was really touching to see the closeness of families and friends. and its a cliche but a day that meant the world to Rachael and Jon Thank you for giving us the privilege of sharing your amazing day, Your joy was so evident and thank you for being so expressive. A fantastic day to start our wedding season. Have an amazing honeymoon and every happiness ahead. Love and hugs Sandy & Dave xx
Pixsmiths enjoy a great rapport with other suppliers – and here is Mark from Classic Bridal Cars providing a great shot for us!
leasowe castle wedding photography portraits
Rachael and Jon had an amazing list of local Wirral wedding suppliers – hope you don’t mind us sharing but this was Rachael’s personal thank yous to them x
Lindsey Devlin of Devlin Designs – Wow! Every single bit of stationary was incredible and I’m so made up with it all! Had so many compliments on all of it! Your a fabulous person thank you for looking after me! Mark Anson of Classic Bridal Cars – I don’t think I would of made it through the morning if it wasn’t for you and Jane keeping me calm and looking after everyone! The service you offer is incredible and the cars 😍😍 thank you for making me laugh the whole day! Sandy Smith & Dave of Pixsmiths Creative Photography – I’m blown away already by 1 image so the excitement for the rest of them is insane! Thank you for keeping me calm, looking after me and for being amazing photographers. Everyone loved you both 😍 Rob Whibley of Pixel booths & Action Wedding Videos – The photo booth was amazing everyone loved it and the mini video clips you sent me of our day are just amazing. Very unobtrusive and your such a good laugh! Can’t wait to see my wedding video, best decision I made! #1 choice for videography! Carole L Strother of Cherish The Bride – For my amazing dress and veil. Couldn’t of asked for someone better to help me pick my dress! So helpful and so lovely ❤Liessa J Murtagh of The Real Alice Couture for my alterations – Felt at ease the second I walked in your door and you are one hell of a seamstress! Thank you for everything! Sasha Hair AtFleek and Lisa Chapman – For mine and the girls hair, stayed in all day and night 😍 was so perfect! Steph Prettyfabulous – For tan, nails and eyebrows! All of it was perfect thank you so much! Especially my nails 😍 St Nicholas church for our wedding ❤ what a church and what and vicar ❤ Every person loved the ceremony and how personal it was Elle B make up artist – Wow, our make up was incredible I felt so good and you really worked your magic 😍 Gay Fisher of Kingfisher cakes – Blown away by my cake it was everything I wanted and more 🙊 so tasty and just perfect! Leasowe Castle – Oh wow, my reception was incredible 😍 can’t fault you one single bit thank you so much for an amazing meal and evening! Best decision I made! Went off without a single hitch and everyone had a ball! Sarah Bradley for my venue dressing – you did an amazing job the room looked out of this world and your such a lovely person to work with ❤thank you for putting up with me! Sue Makin of Sue Makin flowers – Loved our gorgeous flowers 😍absolutely incredible work! And lovely ladies! Tracy’s Tasty Treats – For our breakfast in the morning! Was so nice everyone enjoyed it all! The Big Chocolate Fountain Company – Oh God it was good! 😍 very professional and thank you for coming so last minute! Loved it so much! Pleasure to work with. Slater’s menswear Liverpool – For the lads gorgeous suits 😍 Heather Kenwright of Petite Paws – For looking after my Lola and Daisy ❤ my pups loved you!
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Dawn and Ian waited 18 years for their Leasowe Castle twilight wedding and what a wonderful day it was with their many friends and family. Dawn had planned this day out, she knew exactly what she wanted and we are thrilled it was the day they wanted.
All the little touches which meant so much to her all came together – lots of bling evident from that amazing crystal bouquet to the matching bling on the sweet candy jars. Matthew and Sally-Ann their children were thoughfully involved – so emotional when Sally pinned her Grandmothers ring to Dawn’s petticoat underneath her stunning bridal dress – a real generational moment. – and then in the ceremonywith each one handing over a ring to their parents. Poor Ian will never forget saying “my awful wife” instead of “lawful”…but it did make for a very funny moment! Oh and check out the cake which DAwn made herself – ammazing and happy to get a shot of the rings in htere too> One of Leasowe castle’s popular twilight weddings – although which the clocks having just changed we had good light for the time of year. So ceremony time for pictures and then into the evening party just as Dawn and Ian wished. Tequilla got the place rocking and guests had lots of fun with Pixsmiths popular fun frame and props. So well done Dawn and Ian on your fantastic day and thank you for asking us to capture it all. We wish you many more years of happiness xx
These are the suppliers that Dawn and Ian thanked, in their own words: