My (Sarah) final wedding photography gig of 2016, Emma & John were married at Liverpool Town Hall, and held their wedding reception just round the corner at Oh Me Oh My.
The day started at the Epic Apart Hotel where Emma was getting ready.
Emma & the rest of the girls enjoyed a lovely relaxed atmosphere, and the apartment was an ideal setting with plenty of space for getting ready.
I loved Emma’s elegant bridal gown.
The ceremony was at Liverpool Town Hall, a fantastic setting for your wedding ceremony:
John and the guys looking very dapper.
After the ceremony, and some group photos, we walked the short distance to Oh Me Oh My.
The table settings were truly lavish!
The Beatles tribute band, Made in Liverpool, provided great entertainment.
Harriet & Jason were married at Saint Bartholomew’s Church in Church Minshull, Cheshire. With around 200 guests during the day and about twice that number in the evening, we had a team of 3 to cover the day, with Sarah and Nick covering the photography and Stuart producing the Same Day Edit film:
Harriet and the girls got ready at her family’s farm (Yew Tree Farm) near Middlewich, so Sarah and Stuart started there while Nick captured the guys getting ready.
We let the bridesmaids have our selfie camera for the day, fair to say they loved it!
Saint Bart’s is a beautiful 18th century church, and it saw packed full of well wishers for Harriet & Jason’s big day.
The reception was held in a fantastic marquee back at Yew Tree Farm.
Every wedding we photograph or film is special and unique in its own way, but sometimes you can get a combination of people, venue, weather etc that just adds up to make it an awesome wedding. We’ve had several weddings like that this year and Sasha & Oliver’s was definitely one of them.
Before looking at the pictures, you might like to see the Wedding Highlights film:
The venue was one of our favourites, Knowsley Hall. We love working there, and as one of their recommended suppliers we get to work there fairly often, which is great for us.
Sasha chose to get ready at Knowsley Hall, the rooms there are amazing, so it’s a really great place for getting ready:
Altura Aerial Photography provided the drone photography and video at Sasha & Oliver’s wedding, so a big thank you to them. Since then we have also invested in our own drone so in future this will be available as part of some of our photography and video packages.
We started the day at Liz’s mum’s house in Liverpool, lots of people, not so much space, but plenty of fun and excitement!
Next stop, Saint James’s Church in Bootle for the ceremony.
Liverpool fans might recognise one of the wedding guests at Liz and Shaun’s wedding.
After the ceremony, we headed over to Formby Hall for the wedding reception.
We absolutely loved capturing Jayne & James’s wedding at Mottram Hall, such a lovely couple, and a great bunch of friends and family. We had originally booked for a 2 photographer Fusion Package, but later Jayne (I think it was mainly Jayne TBH) decided to upgrade to Photography + Same Day Edit Film.
It’s quite a similar package in a way, but instead of having a film including mainly stills with a small video element, the Same Day Edit film is entirely video, and most couples also choose to have a separate film of the full ceremony, speeches and 1st dance after the wedding.
Here”s the film we produced on the day and presented on our big screen/projector and PA system:
Mottram Hall is a lovely wedding venue, especially suited to summer weddings as the gardens are quite magnificent.Jayne & the girls prepared for the day in one of the hotels many large suite rooms:Jayne’s shoes and dress were quite spectacular!Last minute nerves!An unusual feature of Mottram Hall is the ability to have your wedding ceremony outside. It’s really a lovely setting, although the weather in Cheshire can be a bit changeable, even in August, and we did have a few spots of rain.Sometimes we find people relax a lot more as they walk, rather than standing still and posing, so we often use this to get more natural shots that tell a lot more about the couple and their wedding.
Thornton Manor is different to most Wirral wedding venues, it’s actually 4 venues in 1. There’s the iconic Manor House itself, former home to the famous Leverhulme family. But the grounds are very extensive, allowing space for 3 marquee style venues, the Lakeside Marquee, the Walled Garden Marquee, and the Waterside Pavilion. The latter is actually the smallest of the three, but it’s ideal for all but the largest weddings, and it actually has the most picturesque setting in our opinion.
We started the day at Charlotte’s parent’s lovely home in Lower Heswall. Our style of wedding photography is very unobtrusive, so we concentrate on capturing moments as they happen, rather than setting things up. The atmosphere with Charlotte and the girls was really fun and relaxed.
Saint Peter’s is one of the most beautiful churches on the wirral. Situated in the quiet village of Lower Heswall, parts of the building date back to 1306. I love thinking about how many couples have married there over the centuries.
After the marriage ceremony Charlotte and Chris headed over to Thornton Manor if her dad’s F-Type Jaguar. It was perfect summer weather for the perfect marquee wedding. The Waterside Pavilion was decked out in grand style ready for the wedding breakfast.
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Heather, her mum, and her bridesmaid Stephy had dresses in red white and blue, very patriotic!
The staircase at Appleby Manor is one of the hotel’s outstanding features, and we made good use of it later on.
The hotel gardens were beautiful with so many flowers in full bloom:
Fantastic view from the rear of the hotel:
Laughter and tears of joy through the ceremony:
We had to stay indoors after the ceremony, due to the rain, so we made creative use of the staircase to get this shot of Heather, Craig and all their guests:
Eventually the weather improved and we were able to make the most of the lovely gardens at last 🙂
Heather and Craig kissing in the reflection:
A fantastic setting for the wedding breakfast:
Craig apparently used to have a bit more hair 🙂
Beth & Dean were married at the Alicia Hotel by Sefton Park in Liverpool.
Stu started at their house to capture the guys getting ready:
Meanwhile, Sarah captured the bridal preps at the Alicia Hotel:
… and shoes!
We leant our new selfie cam to Beth’s sister, here’s some of the fun shots that she took:
Not going to repeat what Dean said at this point, but fair to say Beth didn’t expect it 🙂
The Alicia has a beautiful romanesque garden, great for photographs:
A few more selfies:
Sue and Graham’s wedding was a lovely intimate family affair, set in the family run RiverHill Hotel in Oxton on the Wirral, well known locally for it’s great food 🙂
While Sue and the girls were getting ready (and drinking prosecco), I took Sue’s dress outside for a couple of shots. Love this one with the light coming through the branches!
Onto the RiverHill, it’s the first time we’ve been to this venue, despite it being just a few miles from our home in Irby, and I was really impressed. The hotel and gardens are excellent, and the staff are all extremely friendly and helpful, which is not always the case at some venues!
So if you’re looking for a venue for a smaller wedding on the Wirral, it’s well worth having a look 🙂
Before the ceremony, Graham was looking pretty confident compared to most grooms at that part of the day, and was busy welcoming the guests as they arrived.
Here’s Sue & Graham’s signature frame, provided as part of their pre-wedding shoot package. A fun alternative to a guestbook 🙂
Sue arrived in a pristine and unique vintage Rover.
Graham, catching the eye of his bride, as she comes down the aisle ?.
After the ceremony, outside for drinks and canapés:
“Man with sausage”, that’s what this fellow said to me just after taking this shot, which made me laugh. So I couldn’t resist including it here 🙂
After plenty of time to eat, drink and be merry, we set off to nearby Birkenhead Park on The Wirral, for some wedding portraits.
I’m told Birkenhead Park was the blueprint for Central Park in New York. It certainly has some gorgeous quiet areas which are deal for wedding portraits. We try and keep our portrait shots simple, relaxing and fun, and having already photographed Sue and Graham at their pre-wedding shoot (who were originally, like many people, a bit shy), I think they were much more confident and rather enjoyed the tranquil park surroundings.
Back at the RiverHill, it had been transformed for the wedding breakfast.
Lovely rag dolls for the flower girls, what a nice personal touch 🙂
I think I’ll get one of these for Sarah 😉
Camilla & Peter were married on a beautiful spring day at Liverpool’s iconic Metropolitan Cathedral, just round the corner from their home. The reception was held at The Racquet Club.
Wedding ring delivery by the best man, just in time 🙂
Camilla walked round to the cathedral from her home with her dad, which was just minutes away.
We had an awesome day with Camilla and Peter, and wish them all the joy and happiness they deserve for the future.
After the ceremony, a short trip over to the stylish Racquet club near Pier Head for the reception. With champagne, of course. Taxi!
The florals were so vibrant. We capture all the little details so they can be remembered forevermore ?.
In the evening Camilla, Peter and their guests gathered round to watch a Same Day Edit film showing highlights from the day. You can see their reactions alongside the film here:
For more information about Same Day Edit films please check out out video website: SandS Video