Thornton Hall Hotel is a very popular wedding venue nearer home on the Wirral, situated on the outskirts of the the Village of Thornton Hough. A really nice feature is the option of having your wedding ceremony outdoors, weather permitting, and luckily, Michelle & Karl had some really great weather for their spring wedding.
Michelle got ready in the spacious Penthouse Suite, a lovely relaxing setting, with views of the gardens and ceremony area below.
The gardens were beautiful with all the spring flowers in bloom! The outdoor wedding option at Thornton Hall Hotel is perfect for a day like this.
We love to capture things in as natural a way as possible, which keeps the day nice and relaxed for the bride and groom, especially if they have children.
The Lakeside Arbour at the front of Thornton Hall is such a pretty area for pictures. It was a sunny day (a rare thing on the Wirral), not always a photographers dream, as it can cause ugly shadows, glare and overexposure. Luckily, we know what we are doing ?. We assess the light at all times and use techniques/ lighting to counteract, or when possible, guide you to some better light!
Michelle & Karl’s wedding breakfast was served in the Pulford Suite of Thornton Hall, which is an ideal size for most weddings. There is a larger suite available at the side of the Hotel for bigger weddings, also with garden access for outdoor ceremonies.
We went outside for some evening portraits before the first dance. It’s normally a perfect time to whisk the Bride and Groom away for a few minutes. This is always an option for our couples, as we can get a bit more creative with lighting at dusk/dark. Love the dramatic sky in this shot!
Are you looking for a photographers for your Wirral wedding? Stuart and Sarah are two of the most experienced and highly rated photographers on the Wirral and have been capturing weddings in their unobtrusive style since 2007. You may also like to see Jenny and Adam’s wedding photographs at Crabwall Manor, and Jennifer and Tom’s Inglewood Manor Wedding Photography.
Katy & David were married at Saint Mary’s in Grassendale, a picturesque church not far from their wedding venue, the stunningly beautiful Liverpool Palm House in Sefton Park. This wedding was an Anglo/Chinese fusion, with a church ceremony allowing for Chinese translation throughout. We were lucky to have the most perfect weather and light for a Palm House wedding, and a lovely couple to spend the day with. Katy and David, it was a pleasure!
We had 2 photographers for Katy & David’s wedding so we were able to shoot from the back of the church as well as from the side of the alter. This is particularly useful in church weddings where movement can be quite limited during the ceremony.
With 2 of us at the wedding, and being a preferred supplier for the Liverpool Palm House, we have the ability for Stuart to head up to the gantry, and get a unique perspective on events.
As we’re a recommended supplier at the Palm House, we work there fairly often. Here’s a previous wedding so you can see some more images from this lovely venue.
A Pre-Wedding Shoot is a great way to get used to posing for the camera in a relaxed stress free way, before your big day. As bonus you get some lovely informal shots together, and a Signature Frame to use instead of a guestbook on the wedding day. Much more fun 🙂
Sue & Graham were married at the Riverhill Hotel a few weeks later, and after the wedding Graham told me “We really feel that the pre-wedding shoot we had has really helped us to get some great photos on the day, as we knew what worked well and were a lot more comfortable in front of the camera”.
Here’s one of the shots from the Pre-Wedding Shoot in Sue & Graham’s Signature Frame on the wedding day. The image can be replaced with one of the wedding photographs after the big day.
Since becoming recommended photographers at the Sefton Park Palm House we’re working there quite often now, which is great as it’s one of our very favourite wedding venues. Here’s a small selection from Lauren & Matt’s lovely wedding at All Saint’s Church in Rainford, and their spectacular reception at the Palm House: