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
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
When a fellow photographer kindly referred us to this Everyman Theatre wedding in Liverpool, we were delighted. Carolyn and Phil planned a perfect relaxed twilight wedding. Guests enjoyed some pre-ceremony refreshments int the nearby bars and cafes – we already knew it was going to be a good party. Carolyn and her bridesmaids made their way up the stairs to a waiting Philp.
Liverpool Town Hall Ceremony
The ceremony was held at the Liverpool Town Hall in the ornate small Ballroom with its impressive painting and chandeliers. A poignant candle lighting and momentos to Carolyn’s mum were included in the ceremony. Lots of hugs and smiles and soon it was time to exit, have a few groups shots and board the bus to the Everyman Theatre The hoped-for photos in the gardens of St Nicholas didn’t materialise due to a huge gathering of bell ringers for a competition However, as they joined the guests on the Red bus we got the shot of the Liver building they wished for
Everyman Theatre Wedding Reception
This was our first time at the Everyman Teatre for a wedding reception and we were most impressed with the setup and space. A good space to accommodate their guests with a balcony overlooking Hope St and The Catholic Cathedral. This with the twinkly lights made for some quirky reflection shots. Guests were well fed – the barbecued food was delicious. The Dj and Sax player had the dance floor buzzing and a great party ensued
It was a wonderful few hours with you Phil and Carolyn. You were so much fun and glad you had an amazing evening We wish you much happiness in the future. These are just a few highlights from their twilight Everyman Theatre Wedding. Hope you enjoy!
If you are looking for a photographer or two to cover your Liverpool wedding we’d love to hear from you. This is a great reception venue in Liverpool for your party.
As Liverpool wedding photographers it was a delight to start our 2019 wedding season in Liverpool with Claire and Jamie for their winter Liverpool wedding. Claire looked absolutely stunning her red hair beautifully braided and adorned with diamante pins and combs. Her gorgeous lace embellished bridal gown was from Bethany Hannah Bridal in Cheshire – adore the sleeves and button detail Jamie scrubbed up well in his blue suit too.
We had not previously met Claire and Jamie, but had good communication beforehand as to what was expected for the day. All was planned and ready to go. This was a wedding we had secured via Wedding wire – many brides are using lead directories these days. We would always advise to check photographer’s portfolio and are happy this is what Claire and Jamie did when they booked us.
A very cold but dry day for this Liverpool wedding photography. The wedding ceremony took place at the architectural masterpiece of St George’s Hall in Liverpool. The Jury room is always a popular place to get married in town. The registrars and co-coordinators here are welcoming and well organised, ensuring guests are directed to the ceremony before the bride’s arrival
A latish ceremony for a January, so after the 3pm ceremony and light fading as well as being so cold it we quickly got through the few groups as requested. Such happy smiles as they exited with baby Jackson, what a cute family! Time then for some bride and groom portraits using the colonnades of St George’s Hall
Off went the newlywed to their reception and we followed soon after in a taxi. The reception took place at Siren, in the Baltic triangle area of Liverpool. A new Liverpool venue for us and what a little gem it is. I hope we are back at this venue again.
Siren can be booked for exclusive use, making it a great party venue. The building is adorned with twinkly lights inside creating a wonderful and warm ambience. There is a roof terrace – but with the cold opted not to go up. It was a good plan to get all family shots after the ceremony and then people enjoy the reception.
The canapés and food looked amazing, so well done to the caterers at Siren. We enjoyed mingling with the guests, taking plenty of candid shots before they sat down for the meal. We left then for them to enjoy the evening reception there.
Many congratulations on your wedding Claire & Jamie, we wish you much happiness
The table flower decor provided a rustic natural touch – provided by Jenny Penny, Frodsham
Barbara & Colin’s Intimate Royal Liver Building Wedding
Its not everyday that the Royal Liver Building Boardroom is used for a wedding so it was a great pleasure to be asked to capture Colin and Barbara’s day here early in May. The iconic Liver Building, a wonderful setting for a Liverpool city centre wedding and perfect for an elegant intimate ceremony and private reception. A really bright sunny day – we really have been blessed with good weather for the Bank Holiday this May. Very much a family wedding with Barbara and Colin arriving together and walking into the room with a line up of Colin’s Dad and their respective sons to greet them
A beautiful ceremony in the Royal Liver Building boardroom, with its warm wood panelling, ornate ceiling and Liver bird motifs and of course river views of teh Mersey. A relaxed wedding, lots of giggles and smiles. Even a few kisses before the official first kiss! Soon it was time for celebratory drinks and canapes before heading to the nearby St Nicholas Gardens for some family pictures. – spot another Liver Bird in the gardens! On the way down there was a stop at the balcony for some pictures too of the couple. Their joy really was infectious!
A meal followed after a short speech from one of the sons, again in the boardroom. Later celebrations were to take place at Panoramic 34, one of the UK’s highest restaurants So glad you had a wonderful time Barbara and Colin, such a joy to capture your obvious happiness. We wish you many more happy years, love Sandy & Dave x
Liverpool City Centre Wedding Photography 30 James St
Rob & Rebecca’s wedding with Pearls, Dinosaurs and Sunny Skies!
It seems we have spent the beginning of 2018 wedding season with Liverpool city centre weddings! We were delighted to be back in Liverpool city centre at the iconic home of the Titanic 30 James St. A beautiful city centre hotel run by Signature living. Rebecca the wedding co-coordinator runs a well oiled ship and things ran so smoothly. Rob and Rebecca live in the city and 30 James St was a favourite place for them – so perfect choice for their day.
Work colleagues is where the friendship and then romance started – can’t get much more romantic than a proposal in New York and letting your bride choose a ring on 5th Avenue – like your style Rob! Fast forward from all the planning and the day was here, a bright but cool day in March. We survived running around Liverpool covering Bride and Groom preps with closed roads for the Liverpool half marathon. Rebecca was chilled out being pampered and enjoying trying out the new floss dance with her flower girls and page boy. Rebecca’s details were elegant pearls in her headpiece, bracelet and earings.
Liverpool City Centre Wedding Ceremony
Getting to 30 James St for the Liverpool city centre wedding ceremony was relatively easier than the preps. With the co-ordinator organising her team and the toastmaster organising the guests all went smoothly for Rebecca’s arrival and entrance for a waiting, slightly nervous Rob. The venue was beautifully decorated with white, cream and green flowers and the aisle lined with candles and the iconic white star emblem on the floor. The white star and ivory heart frame made for an elegant backdrop – supplied by Penelope Petal. A well thought out ceremony with the two mothers lighting candles that Rob and Rebecca would use to light their larger central one. Close friends read poems – fittingly for Rebecca’s love of dinosaurs one was the dinosaur poem. Rebecca’s nephew carefully carried handed over the rings, the look of concentration of his face as he watched was a picture! Soon the new Mr and Mrs were having a celebratory kiss and walking down the aisle and getting drinks to toast each other
With over a hundred guests and very harsh sunlight on the steps it was more practical to do the large group indoors followed by a few family formals. With reception drinks being upstairs in the Carpathian lounge, to allow for room turnaround, it makes sense to let people go when their groups are finished with.
Livererpool City Centre Wedding Portraits
Rob and Rebecca love the city scene so Liverpool city centre portraits were our next port of call. The Three Graces were splendidly lit up in the bright sunshine for some gorgeous backdrops and a bus driver very kindly drove around the block so we could capture a memorable reflection in Mann Island buildings. How amazing are the liverpudlians! Soon it was time to head back to join the guests for some mingling time before the speeches and grab a few shots on the balcony with the dock views.
30 James St Reception
The reception are looked fabulous the tables had favours of cupcakes, the table names were dinosaurs and names or guests pettily set out in a pearl encrusted frame on each table. With father of bride, groom three best men, toastmaster and bride speeches we were well entertained before the meal was served. A neat touch were the dinosaur pens ( a gift from two friends) for the guest signing book. Together with the light up box with their names and date, teh pens made for a unique wedding ring shot. We love to incorporate a feature from teh wedding details.
A stroll for some fresh air and a few more city centre portraits and then party time! …well except for popping out to capture some light trails that Rob and Rebecca had requested at our initial meeting. Great to see the dance floor busy and guests trying out the new Floss dance! Thank you so much Rob and Rebecca for the honour of capturing your day, for being so obliging with all the portraits. So happy you had the day you wanted and more. It was a wonderful day and we wish you much continued happiness and blessings for teh future. Love Sandy & Dave
Venue: 30 James St Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography Bridal Dress: Natalie Ann Brides Florist: Passion for flowers Table plan and Ivory Selfie frame: Penelope_Petal