Everyman Theatre Wedding: Carolyn & Philip

Everyman Theatre Wedding: Carolyn & Philip

Wedding Everyman Theatre

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!

Liverpool Town Hall

bride entrance small Ballroom Liverpool town hall

wedding ceremony small ballroom, Liverpool Town Hall

bride and groom portrait on balcony of Liverpool Town Hall

group photo balcony of Everyman Theatre wedding

wedding reception Everyman Theatre wedding

 first dance Everyman Theatre weddign

 

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.

Liverpool Wedding Photography: City Centre Ceremony & Siren Reception

Liverpool Wedding Photography: City Centre Ceremony & Siren Reception

Winter Liverpool Wedding: Claire & Jamie

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

 

wedding vows , St Georges Hall , Liverpool wedding photography

group shot St Georges Hall Liverpool

welcome reception table Siren

The table flower decor provided a rustic natural touch – provided by Jenny Penny, Frodsham

siren wedding venue liverpool, baltic triangle

Siren reception view Liverpool wedding photography

exterior night time view of Siren

Siren Liverpool

Bouquet & Button Holes – Pixie Posies

Table Flowers – Flowers by Jenny Penny, Frodsham

DJ – Wedding Jam

Dress – Bethany Hannah, Stockton Heath

Royal Liver Building Boardroom Wedding

Royal Liver Building Boardroom Wedding

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

wedding ceremony Liver Building boardroom

 

Liverpool City Centre Wedding Photography 30 James St

Liverpool City Centre Wedding Photography 30 James St

 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.

Evening party

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



bride arriving for 30 James St Liverpool city centre wedding

groom waiting for his bride at 30 James St, Liverpool city centre wedding

Liverpool city centre wedding portrait in front of the Liver Building

newly weds strolling after Liverpool city centre wedding

 

weddign portrait, reflection Mann Island Liverpool city centre wedding

30 James St home of the Titanic

venue set up 30 James St Liverpool city centre wedding


new dance craze teh Floss!

dinosaur detail with light box 30 James St Liverpool city centre wedding

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

 

Shankly Hotel Wedding Photographer: Stephanie & Laurence

Shankly Hotel Wedding Photographer: Stephanie & Laurence

Christmas Black Tie Themed Wedding at the Shankly Hotel Wedding
Garden of Eden: Stephanie & Laurence

The Engagement
When Stephanie and Laurence announced their engagement from sunny climes we gave a squeal of excitement …and then a bigger one when they asked us to be their Shankly Hotel wedding photographer!
A mid December wedding with Christmas as the theme and a black tie event…with lots of fun!

Bride and Groom Preps Shankly Hotel Wedding
We started with preps at the Shankly Hotel covering both bride and groom preps on two totally different floors. The girls i the Garden of Eden Suite –  huge and pink
– wow all those beds and flowered ceiling plus its own bar and dressing area. The Men’s floor was a more sombre grey and room  smaller ..well certainly for amount of men getting ready!
A lovely relaxed time for the preparations and capturing the reactions to the gifts sent to each other.

The Ceremony All Saints Childwall
Soon it was time to head to the church for the ceremony at the family church of All saints at Childwall. We had shot a previous winter wedding at All Saints  and it was delightful to be back at this beautiful Grade I listed building,the only medieval church remaining in the Metropolitan borough of Liverpool.  A beautiful ceremony.  Stephanie looked radiant as she entered to her waiting Laurence.
We had carols and beautiful Welsh singing and a Christmas tree of course.  Mistletoe was held over the couple for the first kiss by the Stephanie’s cute flower girl niece.
The bit of rain when they came out didn’t dampen their spirits, quick confetti shot and it was onto the red double Decker buses complete with pork pies and mini quiches picnic for the guests

Reception Shankly Hotel Wedding
Once back in Liverpool city centre it was a stop at the museum steps for a few pics and portraits in town and then guests could join the reception at the wonderful rootop Garden of Eden
Delicious meal with speeches in between courses – we had helicopter and messages to our happy couple from sports personalities Michael Owen, Frankie Detorri and Didi Hamann.
Totally captivated Stephanie and Laurence.   Afterwards Stephanie (who runs the bridal boutique The Wirral Wedding House) surprised Laurence with a change of dress – we were primed about this and was requested to get some shots in their bridal suite – Wow what a room that is, and the marble bathtub – immense! The floor the suite is on has an Alice in Wonderland theme, so make for some great images there before we headed out for a few night portraits.

Evening Party Shankly Hotel Wedding
The evening kicked off with the traditional cake cut  – the cake beautifully made and matching the elegant Black tie theme perfectly by Bella’s Cake Pantry
Stephanie surprising the guests with change of bridal attire – a sensational fitted dress compared to the fuller skirted dress for the daytime
A great party ensued with the lively band and we had fun with sparklers too.
Thank you again Stephanie and Laurence for the privilege of capturing your amazing day at your church and The Shankly Hotel.It was wonderful to spend time with your friends and lovely families.
Wishing you all the happiness, health and love in years to come.  Enjoy your highlights!  …there are so many…goodness knows how you will chose for your album!

Garden of Eden suite Bridal prepaations

How cute is the little flower girls dress matching Stephanie’s  dress!
Flowers by Katie Burke included Mistletoe and Ivy and Stepanotis  (really appropriate  for the season and name!)

 

Bridal Suite Shankly Hotel Wedding, Liverpool Wedding Photogrpahy

cake cut Shankly Hotel Wedding

evening reception Shankly Hotel wedding

enjoying the evening dancing Shankly Hotel Wedding

Being a wedding supplier herself Stephanie knew all the best suppliers to help her day run smoothly!

Venue: Shankly Hotel
Photographers: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Video: Classic Video Productions
Bridal Dresses: Wirral Wedding House – of course!
Cake: Bella’s Cake Pantry
Stationery: Pink Sherbert
Flowers: Katey Burke

If you love these images and are planning a Shankly Hotel wedding we’d love to hear from you.  Simply fill in our contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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