Soughton Hall Wedding Photography: Fiona & Mike
Soughton Hall Summer Wedding
Recently Fiona and Mike asked us to cover their Soughton Hall wedding photography and we were only too delighted!
It’s a stunning venue and one that Fiona as a makeup artist is familiar with.
Situated in Flintshire it’s a fabulous Georgian Country House Hotel, with exclusive use for weddings.
Surrounded by gardens and glorious countryside on the borders of Cheshire and North Wales – so plenty of scope for your wedding pictures.
Indeed Fiona chose this venue for its long drive and sweeping view up to the splendid house.
Soughton Hall Wedding Ceremony
Several options for wedding ceremonies at Soughton Hall – outside in the garden or indoor in the wonderfully elegant upstairs Blue Room
Fiona and Mike had their wedding ceremony in the Blue Room, which really suited their elegant style.
It was a gloriously warm day and lots of natural light coming through the long windows.
Guests were enjoying pre-ceremony drinks outside
Adore this moment of Fiona poised and serene, ready to enter the Blue Room to her waiting groom.
The lanterns lining the route belong to Soughton Hall and perfectly match its period setting.
A beautiful joyous ceremony with a harpist providing the music to walk into and out.
So many giggles and looks between Fiona and Mike.
Uniquely they said their vows simultaneously. The first time have come across this but so refreshing when couples put their own stamp on their day.
soon it was time for drinks and photos
Soughton Hall Wedding Reception
Whilst the photos were being taken the room adjoining the Blue Room was set up for wedding breakfast,
No place names for Fiona and Mike as they opted to table hop between courses – what a great idea to chat with your guests this way.
Fiona had a special cake made for Mike, reflecting their boat which they enjoy sailing.
Short thanks on the stairs before guests entered and we left them to enjoy their meal.
Thank you, Fiona and Mike, we could share a few hours with you and capture some moments to remember.
We wish you much joy and happiness x
Relaxed Elegant Mere Brook House Wedding: Julie & Peter
So In between our June destination weddings we had the joy of capturing this elegant yet relaxed Mere Brook House wedding for Julie ad Peter.
How gorgeous has the weather been this month! Perfect for a summer wedding at Mere Brook House.
Mere Brook House is a gorgeous welcoming Edwardian Country House,. Its a 5 star Gold Bed and Breakfast venue on the Wirral that also hosts many events and conferences.
It has an idyllic setting for an intimate wedding with its beautiful 4 acres of gardens and brook – hence its name!
Renowned for its home cooked too with ingredients locally sourced and many from their own vegetable garden.
It was the perfect venue choice for Peter and Julie to marry and celebrate their day with family and friends.
The venue was full of family and friends and the decor was elegant, beautiful flowers in little cut glass flowers adorned the tables in the dining room and conservatory areas.
Flowers were by Nicola florist Flowers Oxton, just gorgeous Nicola
Julie was getting ready at home with her bridesmaid and son (there are options to stay over and get ready here if wished though)
Meantime guests gathered and enjoyed the sunshine with their drinks outside at Mere Brook House.
The bridesmaids certainly enjoyed being outside and had a few twirls in their beautiful dresses and a swing
In all the business Julie inadvertently left for bridal bouquet at home so improvised by borrowing her mum’s gift bouquet to walk down the aisle – hence Peter’s expression!
The kind staff of Mere Brook kindly went to her home and fetched the bouquet to the venue – super customer service from Lorna!
A beautiful ceremony, a cute ring bearer and bridesmaids and then back out to the sunshine whilst tables were set up.
Before the group formals Julie had a wonderful surprise from Peter with her new horse (important part of family after all) being brought up to the venue
Made for some lovely shots with Julie an she was so pleased to see him. Julie was carrying a decorated horseshoe as a memento of her previous horse
– a thoughtful touch from her sister who had carried it at her wedding also.
Time then for a few minutes to let Peter and Julie have a few mins together and capture a few relaxed shots as they strolled in the gardens
So the feast to come before the speeches! We had recently been to an event – the pudding extravaganza (suited Sandy perfectly!) so knew guests were in for a treat
In true Mere Brook House style guests go through the large country kitchen to be served their delicious food from an amazing team of chefs
Photographers always welcomed to sample the food too from Mere Brook House, thank you for looking after us!
Entertaining speeches from several guests and then time for dessert. We left our couple to enjoy the evening celebrations, sure it was a wonderful relaxed time.
So happy the day was sunny for you Peter and Julie, Mere Brook House just suited you perfectly. It was a real pleasure to capture your happiness. Enjoy your highlights
Wishing you many years of health and happiness. love Sandy & Dave xx
Mere Brook House is a favourite venue that we love coming to
If you are thinking of having a wedding here, stop thinking and book it! ..and then contact us for your photography! We’d love to chat through your options
Pixsmiths Mere Brook House Wedding Photographers
Relaxed Fun Cheshire Marquee Wedding: Lydia & Peter
We had previously covered the Cheshire marquee wedding of Lydia’s sister Hannah and Andrew about 3 years ago… the fancy dress wedding of the Zegg’s!
So we were delighted to cover Lydia and Peter’s home Marquee wedding. On paper it looked a very similar wedding – same home preps, horse and carriage ride down to their local country church at Burton and back for the Cheshire marquee wedding reception. Sisters however are chalk and cheese so it keeps things interesting and proves that weddings at same venues can have a different vibe and style.
Lydia admits she is laid back and very much last minute – Peter had done all the email communication with us beforehand re timings and groups
So we arrived at preps and not surprisingly both Lydia and Hannah were getting the marquee tables decorated, table plans done and cake decorated!
Leaswood Grange is a gorgeous house and full of family mementoes. The earrings were a 21st birthday gift for mum and like the small bible brooch are antiques
Always a challenge to be do something different with details. The gorgeous flowers were captured in the nursery chair and baby cradle.
Lydia was really grateful we just go with the flow of what is happening and not to have to pose.
She looked gorgeous in her Angelica Bridal Gown and her flower girl had a matching dress too
CEREMONY St Nicholas Burton
Its was blue skies at the church -one of the hottest August Saturdays, most unusual for a bank holiday too!
Bride was traditionally late and a long serviced followed so we were chasing the time a little
out to glorious sunshine and confetti on the steps before being driven away in her landau style horse and carriage
A beautiful country wedding lots of family involved in the bridal party with nephews and nieces and their own two year old.
RECEPTION – CHESHIRE MARQUEE WEDDING
Wonderful home made cakes, prosecco and delicious canapés from Cheekychilli catering ensued on the lawn whilst the string quartet were playing.
Family formals over time to mingle and capture some bride and groom shots before entering the marquee in the adjacent farm field
The table were named after favourite books and were adorned with pretty pastel coloured flowers matching those of the bridal and bridesmaids boquets
Guests were treated to a delicious meal and then followed the entertaining speeches.
Evening party soon followed and another treat was the Motown Magic band (travelled all the way from Bristol) who were excellent and had the dance floor packed!
A wonderful day enjoyed by all and so glad the sunshine was out for such a memorable day for Peter & Lydia
A joy to be back with your families again and we wish you much happiness and health
Florist – Jilian Dawn http://www.jilliandawnfloraldesigns.co.uk
Band – Motown Gold https://earcandylive.co.uk/acts/motown-gold/
Catering – Cheeky Chilli http://www.cheekychillievents.co.uk
Dress – Angelica Bridal http://www.angelicabridal.co.uk
Church– St Nicholas’ Church http://www.burtonchurch.org.uk
Venue/Marquee – M & G Marquees http://www.mgtenthire.com
Carriage – Oak Tree Carriages http://www.oaktreecarriages.co.uk
String Quartet – Pachelbel String Quartet http://www.pachelbelstringquartet.co.uk/
Gorgeous Inglewood Manor Wedding : Em & Josh
What a gorgeous Inglewood Manor Wedding day! It’s always a delight to be an Inglewood Manor wedding photographer, it really is one of our favourite venues. We have photographed here throughout the seasons.
So we were delighted when Em and Josh asked us to cover their wedding day. Josh was no stranger to us as we had covered his sisters wedding a few years ago so It was really enjoyable being with the families again.
Ah and what a day Em and Josh had for their church wedding at St Peter’s lower Heswall and reception at Inglewood Manor too.
Relaxed bridal preps at Em’s parental home – and a gorgeous home too! Plenty of space for all the getting ready and details.
Dad and bride really quite emotional when the reveal happened, tugged at our heart strings! Think the bridesmaids and mum had quite a moment too!
A bit of rain on arrival at St Peter’s in a beautiful yellow Rolls Royce – such a sunny yellow.
Ceremony St Peters Lower Heswall
The ceremony was uplifting and joyous with the worship songs and message from their own church pastor.
So may humorous moments to capture – not least the cheering and uplifting of arms when pronounced man and wife.
Soon it was out to the sunshine and a light breeze to aid the natural veil shots!
Smiles all round as the confetti was rained on them before they left for the wedding breakfast at Inglewood Manor
Inglewood Manor Wedding Reception
Em is an English teacher and favourite literature provided the theme at Inglewood Manor with the table settings.
The wording on the stunning cake and favourite quotes strung up on the stair railings outside added to teh theme.
The speeches were really entertaining – especially when Em was asked 3 memory questions, had the guests in stitches!
Evening entertainment at Inglewood Manor Wedding
The weather was warm enough for friends to enjoy the popular giant Jenga garden game before the evening took over with fun photo-booth
Their band Stanley Park had the dance floor rocking from the off. Em and Josh’s friends really enjoy a great party and it certainly was!
Thank you both for such an amazing day to capture for you Really hope you enjoy these highlights. Thank you for all the giggles and joy shared.
much love and Happiness Sandy & Dave xx
Before guests took their seat they were invited to take a shot – think that helped with the fun atmosphere and certainly a novel form of wedding favours – certainly went down well!
Florist – David Beckham
Venue – Inglewood Manor,
DJ – Ian Sparks,
Dress – Opulence Bridalwear,
Band – Stanley Park
We adore Inglewood Manor Weddings so if you are looking for your Inglewood Manor wedding Photographer we need to chat! Please drop us a message for a quote.
We’d love to hear from you and learn about your plans.
Fusion Asian Wedding Thornton Manor Lakeside Marquee
We love a challenge so we were delighted to have the privilege of documenting Sanaya and Satal’s fusion Asian wedding at Thornton Manor.
Bridal preps at home first – again how to take a shot of a Sari, bit different from a dress hanging up!
The Groom arriving with his family and then beign greeted by Sanya’s mum to welcome him.
A fusion of Sikh and Zoroastrian involved special blessing ceremonies as bride and groom are greeted by their husband’s to be family members.
Rose petals, rice and coconuts were all part of the ceremony during the payers read by Satal’s aunt and the priest.
A new challenge for the ceremony as the priest faces the couple who are facing the congregation.
A unique seating plan – creatively made by Satal’s mother using wood from fruit trees from her garden.
It made a beautiful statement hanging from the large tree on the lakeside near the marquee at Thornton Manor.
Beautiful cake by Suzanne Harvey complimented Sanaya’s champagne sparkly Sari. In Suzanne’s words: ” gorgeous chocolate orange, lemon and carrot cake
was created especially for Sanaya and Satal’s Sikh and Zoroastrian fusion wedding at Thornton Manor, Lakeside Marquee.
Decorated with subtle frills, antique gold lustre and an abundance of edible sequins with 22 carat gold leaf, this cake was perfectly coordinated with the look of Sanaya and Satal’s day!”
No slow first dance, our couple wished for an impact when the curtain was raised for the evening party to begin and we certainly got that!
The drummers enticing the party goers to the dance floor. Honestly I don’t think they needed much enticement – the floor was always packed!
Sanaya and Satal’s first dance came much later! Wonderful to see the older generation of the families being included on the dance floor too – just as in the pre wedding party.
Hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed the day!
Venue: Thornton Manor Lakeside
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Cake:Suzanne Harvey Bespoke Cakes
Florist: Earth Flowers Heswall