Wirral Wedding Photographer: Sarah-Jane & Mark
St Bridget’s and Sheldrakes Restaurant Wedding
Local Wirral Wedding Photographer specialists, Pixsmiths were delighted to cove this local wedding for Sarah-Jae and Mark.
As much as we love traveling we also enjoy local Wirral weddings.
The ceremony took place at our nearest church – St Bridget’s in West Kirby.
It’s literally less than a 5-minute walk for us, so really handy.
The reception celebrations took place later at Sheldrakes Restaurant – another popular venue for us.
Wirral Wedding Photography Preps
Sarah-Jane to have some bridal preps covered so we could capture the time spent getting ready with her bridesmaids and beloved son Theo.
Indeed Sarah-Jane had specified it was as much a day For Theo as well as for her and Mark. He loved the camera too!
Lots of joy and merriment to capture with all the girls as they helped Sarah-JAne get ready.
Meanwhile, after a quick pint to steady the nerves, the guys headed to St Bridget’s in readiness for the ceremony.
being a sunny day it was sun shades on!
All ready to leave for the church. Aa the girls looking stunning.
Sarah-Jane had an amazing backless fishtail dress – sparkly back strap was added for detail
and the bridesmaids in blush pink dresses sparkly bodice and chiffon skirts.
Wedding Ceremony St Bridget’s West Kirby
Sarah-Jane arriving with her proud dad and of course Theo.
Bridesmaids were waiting to greet her and make final preparations
Proud dad leading his daughter into church to get wed. Love it when brides have the veil over when walking in.
St Bridget’s is a beautiful church and even though restricted to shooting from the back, a long lens can capture beautiful images.
Soon it was time to exit to hugs and kisses and delight from chief bridesmaid
After a confetti tunnel, it was time for some couple portraits in the nearby Ashton Park before heading to Sheldrakes
Wirral Wedding Photography: Sheldrakes Reception
A glorious sunny afternoon at Sheldrakes for the celebration. The reception was in the downstairs restaurant for the large party.
Guests enjoyed the outdoor terrace for their drinks and canapes.
The day of the wedding was harvest moon and that became the inspiration to name them after different types of moons.
Make for perfect group photo from the upstairs terrace too.
Sarah-Jane had the inspired idea to throw her bouquet from here too and with two photographers we could capture all the action.
Also grabbed some beautiful portraits of Sarah-Jane on the way back down
The speeches – and there were a few!- were mostly enjoyed outside. Guests had to go inside for a viewing of the Bestman’s speech. Hands down one of the best ever seen.
He left the room to hunt for his speech ..and then the tv film ran…absolutely brilliant and funny. Months of work and calling in favours and it all paid off, everyone was enthralled.
Time then for a late wedding breakfast and some sunset pics before the evening celebrations started.
Evening Reception Sheldrakes Restaurant
Guests had enjoyed the long sunny day to the max and enjoyed the fabulous sunset which the Dee Estuary is renowned for.
Cake cutting and dancing ensued. Guests were still enjoying the outside space too and the hookah pipes seem to be popular.
The first time we had seen these at a wedding too.
We have photographed many weddings at Sheldrakes – its one of our favourite local venues.
Are you planning a wedding here, we loved to chat about your plans.
We love being there and look forward to being back in 2020