It was a fabulous September afternoon when we headed over to Liverpool to 30 Hope Street to meet up with Marie & Alan. 30 Hope Street has a number of rooms which are fully licensed for weddings and civil partnerships ranging from the light and airy Fifth with floor to ceiling windows and breathtaking views, to the more intimate Old Bookroom with original brickwork and iron columns exuding elegance and warmth.The restaurant The London Carriage Works caters for all of their wedding parties whether it be up to a 120 guests or a wedding with just few guests. After a lovely ceremony, everyone made their way outside for canapes and drinks in the Autumn sunshine. After a few family group shots we then took Marie & Alan for short walk around the local area with it’s beautiful Georgian Architecture and not forgetting some shots by the fabulous Anglican Cathedral. We then returned to Hope Street to let the happy couple return to their guests for the wedding breakfast after which we took our leave. Nearly all the weddings we shoot are full day coverage but occasionally we do half day coverage, this is especially popular on Monday to Thursday weddings, do call us for more details.
We first met Connie & Jenny last year and were delighted when they booked us as their wedding photographers for their late Spring wedding at beautiful West Tower in Aughton. This gem of a venue amongst the rolling Lancashire countryside is the perfect place to say ‘I do’ with stunning views and beautiful well lit rooms. As usual it didn’t seem any time at all before we met up at Lydiate Abbey for a fun and informal pre wedding shoot and chat about plans for the day. May 1st then came round very quickly and we found ourselves at Jenny’s parents in Southport where we got some lovely shots of the details and the girls getting ready, it was a drizzly day but nothing was going to dampen the atmosphere as we then headed off to West Tower to get pictures of Connie getting ready too. Connie & Jenny both looked stunning and after a lovely ceremony everyone headed down to The Cellar Bar for drinks and canapes, the Ballroom looked fantastic set up for the wedding breakfast which followed including some great speeches. After the meal the rain finally stopped and we managed to get outside for a photograph of everyone and a lovely personal photo shoot with Connie & Jenny. As the skies darkened we grabbed a few lovely sunset shots before heading in for the first dance and the evening party the centre of which was a fabulous Irish band. Despite the rain a fabulous day all round.
We met up earlier in the year with Laura & Daniel at 30 James Street to run through the plans for their wedding day. It didn’t seem long after that on a beautiful May morning when we were on our way down to Peaches and Cream hair and make- up salon on Dale Street in Liverpool to meet Laura and her bridesmaids . The girls in the salon did a fantastic job and everyone was soon ready to return to Laura’s parents house to finish of the bridal preparations. There was much excitement as Laura and the girls got ready and in no time at all Laura was being Rolls Royced to St Margaret Mary’s on Pilch Lane where we had already met up with Daniel and his groomsmen. We also met up with Steve from Capture Your Moments Videography and between us worked well in capturing all those special moments throughout the day. After a lovely service by Father Mark and some family group shots outside the church everyone made their way to 30 James Street. This fabulous building, once the offices of the famous Titanic owning White Star line, has been lovingly restored and is the perfect wedding venue. After drinks and canapes on the rooftop terrace which has stunning views of the city and the River Mersey everyone headed downstairs for the wedding breakfast. Following the meal and speeches we took the bridal party out by The Liver Buildings and got some fun shots with the group and the Bride and Groom on their own. It was soon time to return to the hotel to meet the evening guests and get ready for the all important first dance. All in all a perfect wedding day.
I first met Debra & John last year and was delighted when they decided to book me as their Wedding Photographer. It didn’t seem five minutes until their big day arrived and I was at Debra’s house photographing the details and all the excitement as Debra, the bridesmaids and the flower girls got ready for their big entrance. Debra’s dress from The Brides Room of Birkdale looked absolutely stunning and we all headed off to The Ramada to meet up with John and the guests. The Ramada in Southport is the perfect wedding venue with perfect light and plenty of locations for capturing those special moments. After a lovely ceremony we all headed outside into the beautiful July sunshine for the all important family group shots then a personal shoot with Debra & John beside the Lake. By the time we returned to The Hesketh Suite the room was beautifully set up by the staff and Fantasy Weddings along with a superb wedding cake from The Lemon Tree Bakery . The wedding breakfast was served efficiently as always followed by the speeches after which we had a little more time for a few more photographs on the balcony overlooking the lake and in no time at all the evening guests were arriving for a fun filled evening of dancing and celebration as the mid Summer sun set. If you would like more information about our packages then please do contact us for an informal no obligation chat.
This beautiful countryside 18th-century manor house hotel Bartle Hall is perfect for weddings and is set amid 16 acres of landscaped gardens, just 5 miles from the centre of Preston. The elegantly decorated rooms have lots of natural light and have views over the gardens and grounds, this makes it ideal for all the getting ready shots of the bridal party. We first met Amanda & Jamie last year at one of our wedding fairs and clicked straight away, we met earlier again this year for a pre wedding shoot and planning meeting to run through the big day and in what seemed to be no time at all we were heading out to Bartle Hall for the wedding day itself. On arrival the staff were helpful as always and were soon in full swing getting some great shots of Jamie & his Groomsmen and of course the beautiful Bride Amanda & her Bridesmaids. The Windsor Suite was beautifully set up for the ceremony itself and after a lovely service we moved outside to capture some nice shots in between the heavy rain showers . Waiting outside was a fabulous carriage with plumed white horses ready to take Amanda & Jamie on a short trip around the grounds as a surprise treat from Amanda’s Mum. After shooting all our group shots and throwing the confetti, everyone moved over to The Balmoral Suite for the wedding breakfast. Bartle Hall did an amazing job making it all look effortless and in no time at all it was on to the speeches the cutting of the cake and the ubiquitous first dance apart from the rain a fabulous day.
A beautiful April morning found us at the lovely village where Louise & Nick live to get some photographs at the house before heading off to the church of St Mary’s in Woburn Sands. The weather was stunning with clear blue skies and a light breeze, the sunlight pouring through the windows of the church and filling it with light. Everyone was gathered in the church as the stunning 1937 Rolls Royce drove up to the church with Louise and her Dad, Louise looked stunning walking down the aisle with a very proud Dad. After the lovely service conducted by Father Ken, it was outside into the beautiful sunshine for some confetti throwing before the lovely drive through the grounds of Woburn Abbey to The Sculpture Gallery where the wedding breakfast was being held. Whilst waiting for all the other guests to arrive we had time to get some lovely shots of Louise& Nick, the cars and the Abbey before moving into the gardens where canapes and champagne were being served prior to the family group shots. Carole and I then went into the main hall to photograph the room and the table set ups which looked absolutely stunning. After everyone was seated Louise & Nick made their grand entrance to much applause. The wedding breakfast was superbly served prior to the much anticipated speeches, after which we had time for a few more personal and romantic shots with the Bride & Groom, unfortunately it had started to rain by this point but we still had plenty of lovely places for shots inside. With the evening guests all arrived it was time for the first dance and the start of the evenings party. It was then time for us to leave but what a fabulous day we had had.
It was a lovely July afternoon that found us at Emily and Ian’s lovely home in Liverpool to photograph the Bridal preparations, we got some superb shots before heading off to the Palm House in Sefton Park, this beautiful dome shaped building is regularly listed amongst the top wedding venues in the country. We met up with Ian and his huge posse of groomsmen and got some fun shots whilst we waited for the arrival of the bride. The ceremony room looked fantastic in amongst the palms and Emily looked stunning as she entered with her Dad. After an emotional service everyone moved outside in to the summer sun for drinks and canapes whilst the staff efficiently made ready the palm house ready for the wedding breakfast. We had plenty of time to get all the family groups before going off into the stunning surroundings to get some lovely personal and romantic shots of Emily & Ian. A vintage ice cream van was on hand with delicious refreshing cones which went down a storm on the hot summer afternoon that we had been blessed with. It was soon time for Emily & Ian’s grand entrance into the room which looked superb, where they were greeted by rapturous applause. After the meal there were lots of laughter and tears and some very funny speeches after which we had time to pop out again into the grounds for some more shots of the Bride & Groom as we now had some lovely early evening light. Martin Fletcher of Arrow Events was on hand to provide music for the first dance and a superb evening of Music.
A few images from Charlie & Chris’s wedding at St John’s Stoke Park, Guildford followed by the Wedding Breakfast at The Manor House Hotel, Newlands Corner.
We met up with Kristen and Dominic for a pre wedding shoot late last September prior to their November wedding at The Liverpool Hilton. It was a beautiful autumnal evening and we got some lovely shots in around The Albert Dock. The wedding day came around very quickly although the weather wasn’t as kind as it had been in September it certainly wasn’t going to put a dampner on the day. We arrived at Kristen’s parents lovely home in South Liverpool and got great shots of Kristen and the girls getting ready. We then headed off to The Hilton, although the weather wasn’t going to behave we needn’t have worried as The Hilton is beautiful inside with a huge well lit lobby just perfect for photographs especially as all the Christmas decorations were up giving us lots of lovely twinkly lights in the background. Kristen arrived with her dad in a superb red Bentley to find her delightful little boy Alex in his Tuxedo waiting for her, once everyone got their breath back we all headed up to the ceremony room which looked absolutely beautiful. After a very moving ceremony everyone filtered out into the spacious first floor bar area, where we had plenty of room for the family group shots whilst the ceremony room was expertly turned around for the wedding breakfast. The beautifully presented meals were followed by some very amusing speeches and the cake cutting, whilst the room was turned around again the evening guests started arriving and we were then ready to get some great pictures of the first dance.
We met Elisa & Craig earlier in the year at Virginia Water for their pre wedding shoot where we had a great hour taking photographs by the lake. Their June wedding seemed to come around so quickly and we found ourselves at The Manor Hotel, Godalming where we had a fun hour getting shots of Elisa and the girls getting ready. The pristine Silver Rolls Royce was then ready to take Elisa up to Loseley Park, one of our favourite wedding venues, the house is stunning and looked fabulous with the newly refurbished roof, it is a beautiful building and has starred in many period dramas. We had already got lots of coverage of Craig and the boys and everyone was exictedly waiting in the Great Hall for the arrival of the Bride. After the ceremony it was time for the group photographs outside the house before everyone went into the beautifully tended gardens for canapes and champagne. Whist everyone headed over to the Tithe Barn for the wedding breakfast we had the perfect opportunity for some nice personal and romantic shots of the Bride & Groom. The wedding breakfast was efficiently served by Loseley’s superb caterers, prior to the cake cutting and the first dance when we had another opportunity for a few more shots outside in the lovely Summer evening light, all in all a perfect day.
Photographing Kirsty & Sam’s wedding was a pleasure from start to finish, from arriving at Kirsty’s parents in the morning to get photos of Kirsty and the girls getting ready you could cut the excitement with a knife. After getting plenty of shots of all the details including the fabulous shoes that Kirsty had especially designed for her day. it was time to get some shots of the beautiful Justin Alexander dress. It looked fabulous just hanging up but once Kirsty was in the dress, she looked absolutely stunning, Sam was going to be blown away. It was now time for Kirsty and her Dad to be taken to the Westvale Chapel in the beautiful Beaford convertible from Grace Wedding Cars. following a most moving service conducted by Kirsty’s Grandfather, it was time to head into Liverpool to The Marriott in Queens Square, where we were perfectly placed for some lovely family shots and then some personal shots with the new Mr & Mrs Gallagher in the beautiful gardens behind St Georges Hall. The room set up for the wedding breakfast looked absolutely superb, Diane and Lucy from the Marriott and their staff had done a fabulous job. Following the meal and some wonderful speeches the evening guests started arriving and we were all set up to get the all important first dance, “All of me” beautifully sung live by Matt James, all in all a perfect day. This particular wedding is very special to us at it was the featured wedding in the March/April edition of Your Merseyside Wedding with Kirsty on the front cover, how exciting!
We first met Charlotte and Danny for a pre wedding shoot at Thornton Manor a year prior to the wedding and spent a great hour taking some pictures and running through some photo ideas for the day, which seemed to arrive in no time. The Friday of the wedding found us at the beautiful home of Charlottes parents in Rainford where we got superb shots of Charlotte and the girls getting ready , Charlotte looked absolutely stunning in her bespoke dress from She Shea in Woolton, the Bridesmaids dresses were also from She Shea and were some of the most beautiful and original we have seen. We were now ready to head off to St Pauls Church in West Derby, after a beautiful service we headed over the river to Thornton Manor which nestles in the lush countryside of mid Wirral. The marquee by the lake was decked out beautifully inside with the most beautiful flowers. Following a superb meal and brilliant speeches, we had a few more photographs in the early summer evening light with the new Mr & Mrs Ventre, before heading in for the first dance and the the superb, live band.
I met Gemma and Rob recently for their Engagement shoot at Ashfield House. As I drove towards the venue the black clouds ahead lay directly overhead the venue and looked pretty ominous, not the balmy June evening I had envisaged. Once there apart from five minutes of downpour the skies cleared leaving my favourite light. We had a good run through the plans for Gemma & Rob’s big day and I am really looking forward to their Halloween Wedding, we also got some nice pictures of them with their two dogs. Ashfield House is newly renovated and more beautiful than ever. The tree lined driveway leads down to the charming country house. Ashfield House exclusively hosts one wedding per day and the venue is exclusively for the Wedding during the day with the option for exclusivity in the evening also. Couples can chose from one of the bright and airy reception rooms off the Grand Hallway and can use a different room for each part of the day. The private landscaped grounds and original Victorian features of the house offer the perfect private setting for reception drinks, canapés, photographs, musicians and outdoor evening barbeque buffet. Brides can get ready in the gorgeous Bridal Sitting Room overlooking the gardens and Douglas Valley. The reception rooms and hallway are newly renovated including beautiful oak herringbone floors, decadent wall panelling and delicate neutral decor.
When it comes to your wedding, you want to ensure the most important day of your life is perfect and goes without a hitch. With a great location at the marina, the Ramada Plaza Southport hotel in Merseyside is ideally situated to make your day a great one. It is also perfect for dramatic photography.
This luxury venue with quality entertainment, superb locally-sourced food, immaculate organisation and whatever time of year or day of the week you choose, the management and staff will put all their our expert wedding venue knowledge into your plans and promise to make your celebration as special and unique as the setting.
Set amongst sixteen acres of serene Lancashire Countryside, Bartle Hall the elegant period mansion with its beautiful landscaped gardens is the perfect romantic wedding venue in the North West for your special day. Bartle Hall wedding venue is enchanting both inside and out as Michelle, Mark and I found out this week when we met up for their pre wedding photo shoot. It was a crisp and bright day and the crocuses and daffodils were already starting to bloom so spring was definitely in the air along with some very nice light. It was a great opportunity for us to go over the plans for the wedding day next month and have a wander around various spots for photographs. The pre wedding photo shoot is an excellent way of getting used to being in front of the camera, we were enjoying ourselves so much, I think it took all of five minutes. Really looking forward to shooting their wedding next month at this superb venue.