Joyful Civil Ceremony Birkenhead Town Hall : Anne & Ken

Joyful Civil Ceremony Birkenhead Town Hall : Anne & Ken

Civil Ceremony Birkenhead Town Hall

Just last Saturday Pixsmiths were invited to a Civil ceremony Birkenhead Town Hall and reception afterwards of Anne and Ken
The day was dry but grey but Anne and Ken and their family and friends made this a colourful and joyful event.
No snow as such …even if there was  Anne and Ken would soon melt it – sizzling!
Originally planned just before Christmas Anne and Ken were so disappointed to have to cancel that date but this time it was systems go!

What a wonderful day it was too, such an excited bride, Anne was literally hopping up and down with happiness in the ceremony
Anne’s daughters made gorgeous bridesmaids and so colourful in their apricot coloured dresses.
Katey had been busy organising not only flowers and cake but also  doing makeup and nails. All the girls looked amazing, gorgeous
Anne’s grandson so smart as he proudly walked her down the aisle. Anne looked so elegant in her ivory dress from wed2be with matching  jacket
Such an endearing wedding, so romantic to see this couple so happy, dare I say like love-struck teenagers.
Romance is timeless and beautiful to witness this couple’s special day

Informal reception followed at St Joseph’s in Wallassy were guests were entertained by Joanne Dennis with her powerful & beautiful voice and Markie James also singing beautifully and helping with favours
Mike Jones & his close up, mind blowing magic; Joro with delicious vegan catering & Angie from St Joseph’s venue in Wallasey who made sure everything was just right for Anne and ken on their arrival.

This was such a joyful wedding of two beautiful people who deserve every happiness.
Don’t think they stopped smiling all day long!
It was our absolute privilege to share a few hours with them and capture some treasured memories

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Marco’s Hoylake Wedding: Natasha and Alex

Marco’s Hoylake Wedding: Natasha and Alex

Marcos Hoylake Wedding: Natasha and Alex

Another local Wirral wedding for Pixsmiths!  Back at St Hildeburgh (we were her just a few weeks earlier for John and Sarah’s spring  wedding)
Reception was literally just across the road to Marcos Holiday Inn Hoylake – couldn’t be more handy
This was a first time we had worked with weddign planner Charlotte Dodd of Charlotte Elise Weddings and Events and it was great – so well organised and good communication beforehand.
This wedding was a great collaboration of many suppliers we love to work with too – all helps for smooth running of the day.
Our Blue Orchid team may not exist in name now but we still collaborate where we can to theme a wedding

Bridal Preps

Bridal preps were just around the corner from Marcos too – see really couldn’t be much handier, a very neat triangle of venues.
MUA was Cathryn Ann Rawlinson and Claire Kendrick on hair – fab combo!
Being local Sandy could stay with the girls until late and then walk to the church to catch up with Dave and the men and prepare for the church ceremony
Alex was surprised with his ride from Liverpool where he was getting ready in a red mustang – his face was a picture!

Church Ceremony

Natasha looked so elegant in her Morilee gown with its intricate beading with embroidered lace applique and an illusion beaded back panel
and well looked after by her bridesmaids in their pastel coloured gowns from The Wirral Wedding House.  Alex was overcome when he saw his beautiful bride
Natasha left tradition behind and walked down the aisle by her self too – very brave of her.
Bit of rain post ceremony so group shot inside and then we made it out for the confetti tunnel
Always good to have indoor and outdoor options for our British weather!


The planned shoot at Red Rocks would have been a bit silly on wet slippery rocks so its was off to Hoylake Prom for a few pictures in the gorgeous Bentley from Classic Bridal Cars
Soon it was  time to head back to Marcos for the group photos – yay no rain now and we took some more portraits in the garden
The Garden room was beautifully decked out by Sapphire bespoke Events – stellar as always

Oh and what a treat all the guests had with Mike the Magician on hand to entertain
and  not forgetting a so scrumptious Squidges cookie table – totally delicious – plus made for an interesting ring shot!
Entertainment was provide by Mike the Magician who wowed his audience as always with his tricks.
The evening DJ was Frank Keating of Wirral Wedding Parties and as always his Mr And Mrs Shoe game was fun and a talking point

Thank you Natasha and Alex – it was a pleasure to cover your wedding and we wish you much happiness and health for the future .
Love Sandy & Dave

Bride arrival St Hildeburgh's Church Hoylake with Classic Bridal Cars

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Venue: Marcos New York Italian Hoylake
Venue Dresser: Sapphire Bespke Events
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography
Wedding Planner: Charlotte Elise Weddings and Events
Cars: Classic Bridal Cars
MUA Cathryn Ann Rawlinson
Hair – Claire Kendrick
Flowers from Earth Heswall
Bridesmaids dressed from Wirral Wedding House
Bridal gown from Tina Louise
Stationery: Pink Sherbert Designs
Cookie Table: Squidges Bakery
DJ- Frank Keating
LED dance floor _ James Smith
Magician – Mike Jones

Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer: Emily & Peter

Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer: Emily & Peter

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

Thornton Manor Hotel Manor House

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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

Sammy and Daniel Thornton Hall Wedding Photography

Sammy and Daniel Thornton Hall Wedding Photography

Thornton Hall Wedding Photography: Sammy and Daniel

Every once in a while its good to give back ..and that’s just what we did for this Thornton Hall wedding of Sammy and Daniel
Sandy won a ticket to the  Summit  Rock your shot photography conference in Liverpool with outstanding speakers from all over the world.

So for this fantastic prize wanted to give back..and thus Dave offered to capture the ceremony and some portraits for Sammy and Daniel.
A friend was helping with the photography, a lot had gone on  and with tight budgets this was the option.
Although friends can be good and get fab casual shots its good to let them relax and enjoy the moment with friends and take any stress away.
Wedding photography is a one off chance and its good to have top Wirral Wedding Photographer on hand to capture the salient moments.

Sammy looked absolutely stunning in her bridal dress from Opulence in Weest Kirby and her gorgeous bridesmaids in different shades of pastels did her proud.
A dry day meant the ceremony could take place in the outdoor pagoda – just the two of them inside with the witnesses and registrars as the guests looked on with joy for them.
So happy we could do this little favour – obviously not  a full wedding here, but we so enjoyed this time with Sammy and Daniel>
Also good to see Rachel and Jake again (we covered their destination wedding in Cyprus)  Rachel was a bridesmaid and Jake an Usher.













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Peel Hey Wedding Celebration: Lynne and Stuart

Peel Hey Wedding Celebration: Lynne and Stuart

Stuart and Lynne’s Post Destination Peel Hey Wedding Celebration

Stuart and Lynne had a sunny Bank Holiday for their Peel Hey wedding celebration party in their marquee.
Lovebirds Stuart and Lynne have been together 21 years and recently got married in Mexico (ah wish we could have been there too!).
Romantics ourselves we just loved this couple who epitomise that love is ageless and romance is alive and kicking.

Peel Hey, in Greasby, Wirral  is a delightful venue and luxury b an B with its cosy gardens and marquee and of course there are also rooms here for tjhose wishing to stay over.
The sun shone for them just as it did in Mexico!.  We took various group photos and portraits of the happy couple before leaving them to enjoy their meal.
Each group Lynne said, these are my friends…she has a lot of friends, what a great crowd of people!
Such a delightful way to spend a couple of hours on August Bank Holiday Sunday with Stuart and Lynne.
We hadn’t met Lynne before the Peel Hey wedding but were instantly greeted with warmth, such a bubbly personality, we had an instant rapport.
The flowers from Lyndaflora were vibrant and colour, so suited for an exotic destination wedding and also the purple of the bridesmaids.
Cameo cakes did a fantastic job with the birdcage cake and cupcakes, they looked mouth-wateringly good!

Stuart and Lynne were generous  enough to share their day with two party girls too at their Peel hey Wedding party.
Thank you Stuart and Lynne that we could capture your evident joy at your Peel Hey wedding celebration and wish you many more happy years together















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If you are considerign a Peel Hey wedding then we’d love to hear from you as your Wirral wedding photographers – its a local Wirral wedding venue for us and we love coming here.
Please drop us a message with your details.
p.s. they do delicious afternoon teas too, we’ve tasted the cakes!  Also a good place for a differen sort of hen party, very cosy and intimate.

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