COVID Wirral Wedding

COVID Wirral Wedding

Love Wins over COVID Wirral Wedding

Our first COVID Wirral wedding ceremony post lockdown took place at the United Reformed Church in West Kirby.
It has been 6 long months since our last wedding – so bizarre this year has been.
So happy weddings are now back on the agenda – albeit small affairs with restrictions, but so good to be back in action.
As you can see from the picture below – chairs are socially distanced spaced for guests.

United Reformed Church Wirral Covid wedding

COVID regulations for a Wirral weddign post lockdown

Sharon and Steve planned their wedding for April – of course, that didn’t happen but once restrictions were lifted enough for them the couldn’t wait to be Mr and Mrs.
Obviously, their day was a bit different from what was planned – but love wins over and a larger celebration is planned for next year.

Guests wore masks and remained seated throughout – socially distanced. Track and tracing forms left on seats for the handful of guests to complete.
The bride, groom, and vicar didn’t have to wear masks Hands were sanitised before and after ring exchange.
Sharon arrived with her dad by car, wearing masks.  As her dad is in a different household though he had to be socially distanced as they came down the aisle.
The lovely Rev. Louise Franklin had the idea for them to hold a ribbon between them for a connection.

It might sound rather sterile but nothing could stop the joy beaming from Sharon and Steve and that after all is what matters. Love wins over COVID.
As they came down the aisle after their ceremony, they stopped in the foyer to dance to the rest of their song, so enwrapped with each other.
Honestly had tears in my eyes…made the story of their day

Would love to share some pics of the ecstatic couple but next year will follow with a blessing and dress worn again and been asked not to share.
So next year we will have the complete story and pics to add.

West Kirby Wedding: Michelle and Ben

West Kirby Wedding: Michelle and Ben

Summer Fete West Kirby and Caldy Wedding

Summer Caldy Rugby Club Wedding

Such a fun relaxed wedding for Michelle and Ben just as they wanted, a fun-filled wedding with lots of personal and DIY touches to savour.
We do love travelling for weddings but it’s equally fun to have a wedding in our home town …so a colourful West Kirby Wedding was the order of the day and we had perfect weather too!
We knew it would be a fun day with this couple and how creative they were when they showed us the invites – with dress code for ladies being “summer frocks and dresses locks” and for the men “bow ties or no ties”

Relaxed preps, catching the preparations and getting some detail shots – Michelle’s mum had lovingly made her daughter her wedding dress and Michelle had crafted her own origami flowers and those of the bridesmaids as well as buttonholes for the men.

Both the groomsmen and the girls walked to the church – after all the weather was sunny and it was just around the corner – made for some unique arrival shots and we had the rainbow coloured umbrella too.
Michelle and Ben’s son took a fancy to the colourful bouquet, so he got to carry that into the church …he caused much amusement during the service at St Bridget’s with his antics with the dress – just added to the humour and relaxed atmosphere of the day too. Provided one of our cutest ever pics! The choir signing in the service was very upbeat ….”Bring me sunshine” was one of the pieces, so fitting for the day 🙂

047_Caldy_WylieWylie

At the Bridal preps I coveted the colourful Iron Fist shoes – aren’t they gorgeous!

016_Caldy_Wylie

Wylie1Wylie2Wylie3117_Caldy_Wylie

131_Caldy_Wylie

148_Caldy_Wylie

DSC_6774

DSC_7701

Rainbow colours were definitely a theme of the day from the bouquet to this umbrella

rainbow themed summer wedding West kirby
186_Caldy_Wylie

189_Caldy_Wylie

ceremony St Bridget's West Kirby

216_Caldy_Wylie

220_Caldy_Wylie

222_Caldy_Wylie

223_Caldy_Wylie

228_Caldy_Wylie

233_Caldy_Wylie

274_Caldy_Wylie

303_Caldy_Wylie

315_Caldy_Wylie

328_Caldy_Wylie

329_Caldy_Wylie

335_Caldy_Wylie

350_Caldy_Wylie

354_Caldy_Wylie

359_Caldy_Wylie

DSC_6880

401_Caldy_Wylie

388_Caldy_Wylie

DSC_8172

DSC_8174

Onto the Caldy Club and what a transformation there bedecked in their bright colours.  Simple effective touches with painted cans for flower vases.
Their welcome board was ingenious – pins with their names, nicknames and the wedding hashtag for all the guests. Great idea as no formal seating plan.  Guests enjoyed sitting outdoors  having fun with the garden games, coconut shy and a rodeo bull.  The clubhouse was also festooned with colour and the polaroid board was a big hit!

Catering from Manna foods was fabulous – Hog roast (oh my that cracking was so scrumptious!) and paella on the go.  For dessert we had Hyacinth vintage ice-cream van come along – very popular!
So a great party ensued, humourous speeches, a little cake cut and an informal dancing were the order of the evening.

The whole day went just as you wanted Ben and Michelle and we loved every minute of being with you and thank you for asking us to capture your fun-filled day x
Here just a taster of images taken on the day to enjoy

Wylie5DSC_8301-2

464_Caldy_Wylie

466_Caldy_Wylie

Wylie9683_Caldy_WylieWylie4

Wylie7

Wylie8

624_Caldy_Wylie

780_Caldy_Wylie

819_Caldy_Wylie

826_Caldy_Wylie

788_Caldy_Wylie