Sunny Shades, Sunsets and Ice Cream at a Family Wedding
Pixsmiths, Sheldrakes wedding photographer, was delighted to cover this gorgeous family wedding. Romance blossomed on the local train platform for commuters Jen and Simon They have been together some 14 years now and have a beautiful family So now time to celebrate their love and commitment …not only with an eternity ring but a wonderful wedding!
The whole day had such a relaxed happy feel to the day, Sandy was in sparkly ring heaven with the gorgeous details. knowing Jen’s engagement ring was designed with a grandmother’s diamond was even more special.
Bridal preps just flowed with chat and natural pics of Jennie with her daughter Ruby being pampered by a good friend and makeup artist Zoey Ruby’s room just suited her to a T and made for some cute special detail shots for her too Zoey is the partner for Simon’s best man – the taller one. The shorter one is our couple’s son who later showed some great moves on the dance floor Meanwhile, the guys were getting ready at a nearby family home – it was great to be able to get both bride and groom preps captured.
Church Ceremony St Peter’s
The church – St Peter’s in Lower Heswall was packed for the ceremony. There were moist eyes as first the genteel minister led Ruby in followed by Jen and her proud Dad Jen walking towards her groom looks down to see her son standing by his side, her daughter looking on, on the other side and the groom’s sister wiping a tear from her eye A treasured, precious moment. Charlie and Ruby almost stole the show with their reading, the obvious family closeness was a real joy to see during the ceremony
Sheldrakes Wedding Reception
Afterwards whilst the bus did its first trip to nearby Sheldrakes we captured some family groups and a big group on the terrace at Sheldrakes as guests enjoyed the sunshine and canapes. The flowers supplied by Lyndaflora were stunning – the tables around the lower restaurant area were elegantly bedecked with tall vases with white and green flowers, simply stunning. Soon time for the meal and speeches – interrupted by the sound of the approaching Showtime Ice-cream van. Cue – kids streaming out and running down to get their ices – popular with adults too later on a hot day. Oh, I think some were keeping an eye on an important European final football game too, but will gloss over that :-/
Evening Party Sheldrakes Wedding Photography
The day soon followed into the evening, with cake cutting and dancing, look out for those special moves from Charlie doing the Floss dance. Everyone had a fantastic day, loved all the moments captured and seeing the joy on people’s faces. I said at the beginning of the day we were due a good sunset and Sheldrakes didn’t disappoint. The colors and the boatyard provided some most memorable images Jennie and Simon we wish you many many more years of happiness. Thank you for the privilege of capturing your day.
Please enjoy just a few highlights from the many love Sandy & Dave xx
The two best men!
Just lovely how the inside of Sheldrakes flowed out to the outside terrace on such a sunny day, really made the most of the space
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This is what Jen and Simon had to say when they received their images “Wow wow wow!!!!!!! We LOVE them!!!! Goodness me there are soooo many!!! Our whole night been spent reliving our perfect day. Cannot thank you both enough- genuinely, honestly. You’re amazing.”
Jennie and Toby’s Rustic wedding Thornton Manor Waterside
A church wedding and reception at the idyllic Thornton Manor Waterside Pavilion were the chosen locations for Jennie and Toby’s wedding The smaller of the lake settings at Thornton Manor but lovely grounds with the bridges and lake views A tinder match made in heaven for Toby and Jennie ..their 3 year anniversary marked was their wedding day.
So many pretty details! Dessy bridesmaids dresses in pretty different coloured pastels, Jennie’s own dress was a gorgeous bridal gown from Bellissima Brimstage Brides and check out those divine Valentino shoes. Pretty blossoms in white and green from Victoria Blossom where a perfect match for the day, fresh and summery The girls had fun being pampered
Neston Church Ceremony
The ceremony took place at St Mary’s and St Helens parish church Neston, a beautiful historic church with exhibits from the Viking age inside A few nervous looks from Toby and great to see his Best men supporting him and giving reassurance Of course Jennie being devoted to her pooch Oliver had a poem read out especially about how to love her favoured 4 legged friend …and Oliver did make an appearance later on in the day, unsurprisingly. The threatened thunderstorms did not appear, a little rain in the morning freshened things up after the heat of the previous day and did not reappear til late in the evening. Perfect weather for all as they came out to a confetti tunnel – the mini canons totally surprising them! That look on Toby’s face!
Reception Waterside Pavilion
The reception took place at the idyllic Waterside Pavilion beautifully set out in trestle table format, suited to the BBQ meal. Barratt’s the caterers did a great job cooking minted lamb, BBQ chicken, vegetable skewers, prawn and salmon skewers as well as steak. Salads and Couscous with pepper, potatoes and coleslaw provided the perfect accompaniments Pink Sherbet stationery excelled as usual with her luxury designed stationery from her Sophia range. Check Cheryl’s blog post for all the details. The invites and order of service all coordinated with the table plan, table names and place names. The tables were all named after bars with significant meanings – eg. Sydney Opera Bar for the proposal location during the Australian adventures. The speeches were regaled with those early tinder messages and much laughter with surprise images of Toby from his modelling days! A wonderful day spent with such hospital staff, friends and family. The evening got underway with he cake cut and reveal in to the first dance amidst lots of smoke effects and then musical entertainment from the band The Daddioes. Jennie and Toby we loved your day, so relaxed hope you enjoy your blog post and we wish you much love and happiness
Emily and Peter’s Sunshine Wedding at Thornton Manor
We were so delighted that peter and Emily asked Pixsmiths to be their Thornton Manor wedding photographer. Thornton Manor is one of our most local venues and we love coming here its such a gorgeous place,in the Cheshire countryside> Always well organised and staff are brilliant The grounds and rooms are just stunning and a perfect wedding venue – exactly why Emily and Peter chose it.
Bridal make up and hair preps were in the spacious Gatehouse and then Emily got dressed in an even more spacious room in the main house. Very impressed with how he team organised transfer of belongings over. Emily was super organised from early on with make up already done when we arrived some hours before the ceremony. Peter had Emily all emotional with the message on his card to her and had arranged for her Nan’s chain (which she wore every day prior to her passing) to be placed in her bouquet. A thoughtful way to remember her Nan and Emily’s mum also got teary seeing it too. Emily wore flowers in her hair to match the lilac of the bridesmaids dresses. Lovely detail in the top beading detail of their dresses which matched that of Emily’s gorgeous dress. Little Oliver, Emily’s nephew almost stole the show though, so cute!
We always enjoy plenty of time relaxing with the girls and get some venue shots. Seeing as the girls were getting ready on site it was easy to capture the groomsmen arrival too. The groomsmen added to the colour of the day by wearing a variety of colourful socks.
The dining room(through the Grand Hall) was packed with family and friends for the ceremony – lovely to see the bridesmaids escorted down the aisle before Emily made her stunning appearance with her proud dad- she looked radiant all day! Celebratory drinks and out for confetti mingling and photos before the wedding breakfast. The Lime avenue was looking stunning in the sunshine
The music room always looks fabulous and today was no exception, truly a grand setting for a memorable meal. We loved the expression of joy on Emily’s face when she was shown the room. Lots of cheers and hand waving as Peter and Emily were announced in as the new Mr and Mrs. Good food and entertaining speeches followed, the best man had everyone laughing.
Time for a stroll after the meal to get some fresh air and some softer light portraits -in the beautiful flower decked sunken garden area Extra portraits are a bonus when we are booked for a full day package, making the most of your photo opportunities and spreadign it over the day. Soon time for the evening dancing and party with the casino going down a treat, certainly provided for a lively atmosphere!
It was great to work with Stuart Appleyard of Appleyard Productions too, we worked together really well, all of us liking the natural unobtrusive approach The sun shone all day and everyone had a great time. Thank you Peter and Emily that we could capture and share in your day and we wish you much continued happiness love Sandy & Dave x
Venue: Thornton Manor Caterign and Events Management: Chapman Holmes Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography Videography: Appleyard Productions Entertainment Dave Bladen Cake: Terry Tang Florist: Passion for Flowers – lilac/ivory Blackjack tables : Fun Casinos