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Shotton Grange Wedding Photographer

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Shotton Grange

Shotton Grange is a Georgian Manor and coaching house turned wedding venue. It’s a beautiful big house sitting in six acres of land with woodland, lawns and a big walled garden with lots of beautiful flowers for guests to hang out in on sunny days.

Alex and Kris chose Shotton Grange because they wanted a fun informal wedding celebration with their closest friends and family, they wanted it to be colourful and fun just like them. Determined to do their own thing Alex opted out of wearing traditional wedding dress and treated herself to s snazzy outfit from ASOS instead while Kris wore a kilt and they both looked bloody smashing.

The Ceremony

Alex was walked down the aisle by her father and then her and Kris had their wedding ceremony performed by a humanist celebrant in front of their closest friends and family. There was lots of giggles and tears during the hand fasting ceremony and generally Alex and Kris looking totally besotted with each other all in the beautiful setting of Shotton Grange’s light and airy ceremony room. After the ceremony Alex and Kris were accosted by their weddings guests with a tray load of natural petal confetti and also greeted by a few amorous wasps.

Walled Garden and Portraits

After the confetti throwing the wedding party made their merry way into Shotton Grange’s beautiful walled garden, where they were greeted with fruity drinks and sunshine. Alex and Kris opted out of formal group shots and just had a few photographs of themselves together. Leaving more time for them to enjoy the day with guests and giving me more time to grab those lovely natural reportage shots. Winner, winner! Veggie roast dinner!

The Wedding Breakfast and Speeches

While Alex, Kris and their wedding guests were relaxing in the garden, the hard working team at Shotton Grange were busy transforming the ceremony room into a beautiful, colourful dining area for the dinner and speeches.

Alex is an illustrator and graphic designer and chose the colour pallet for the room, keeping the centre pieces simple and effective. Alex chose yellow, blue and white bottles with pink candles and had grapefruit and oranges chopped in half showing there wonderful natural patterns and colours. Alex also designed the awesome ribbon table planner you can see in the photo below that really brought the room together. Check out Alex’s bloody awesome illustrations here: http://www.alexdavy.net/

Speeches were a fun filled affair with hilarious and heartfelt speeches from Kris’s Grandad Kevin, Alex’s Mum Sheila, Kris’s Best Man Jay, Alex’s maid of honour Megs and of course the man of the moment Kris.

Cake cutting and First Dance

After the speeches and a bit a bit of milling about with guest outside Alex and Kris cut their cake, which was a fruity little number in akin with day and then went into their first dance to kick off the party! A belting party it was. Thanks for having me Alex and Kris. xx

Supplier Shout Out!

Allyson Hayter Celebrant https://tynewearcelebrants.co.uk/

Venue Shotton Grange .

Cake Great British Cupcakery,

Kris’s Kilt Slaters

Alex’s top, skirt shoes and earings from ASOS

The invites / menus / order of service / door numbers were all designed by http://www.alexdavy.net/

Engagement ring by Lisa Eldridge its ‘The Grace’ but set in gold rather than silver

Constellations Liverpool Wedding Photographer

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Constellations Liverpool

Jenn and Dan chose Constellations Liverpool as their wedding venue as they wanted something that was more of a party than a traditional wedding. Constellations seems like the perfect mix of a venue with its own character and personality, yet still leaving parts of it a blank canvas to get your creative groove on.

Constellations is an old observatory/warehouse and recycling yard right in the heart of Liverpools vibrant Baltic Quarter, now used as an event space, the building is now used for everything from Art exhibitions, to all night music events and of course uber cool urban weddings!

With a huge 4500 square foot garden there’s loads of space for guests to mill around and enjoy the sunshine and a massive modern art fire pit to gather around when the sun goes down but guests are’t quite ready to retreat inside.

Jenn and Dan’s guests were greeted on arrival with Mojito cocktails, beautifully designed order of service and a Lamb-Banana guest book!

The Ceremony

The ceremony was lovely and relaxed Jenn and Dan choose to enter together, some guests took chairs while others stood or even sat on the floor as Dan’s Uncle officiated the ceremony. Behind them hung a patch work quilt that Dan’s mum had made them as a wedding gift. At the end of the ceremony Jenn and Dan’s friends and Family cheered and popped confetti canons, covering everyone in confetti.

Couples Portraits

When it came time to grab some couples portraits we were in a great spot to take advantage of some of Liverpool’s awesome street art. A quick dash down the street the the local skate park had us finding loads of interesting walls and nooks and crannies to garb some pics in, being greeted by well wishers on the way.

Hanging out in the garden

Back at Constellations the guests were making the most out of garden, playing Jenga, having a few games of pool and when the night drew in singing a few songs around the massive camp fire.

When Dan’s band came on everyone was up for a dance and started showing their support and throwing some shapes on the outdoor dance floor.

The Party!

Once the bands had finished the party was not over. Jenn and Dan knew their friends and family would want to party into the night and booked a DJ to take over in the space inside Constellations. Guests began to trickle in one by one being pulled away from the lovely chilled vibes of the camp fire songs by the pulsing base lines coming from inside and it wasn’t long until there were some legendary shapes being thrown on the dance floor.

Suppliers

Venue: Constellations Liverpool https://constellations-liv.com/

Band: The Loose Moose String Band https://www.loosemoosestringband.com/

Food: Delifonseca https://www.delifonseca.co.uk/

Makeup: So Coco Rouge http://www.sococorouge.com/

Hair: Curly Blow http://www.curlyblow.com/


Spring Cottage Wedding Photographer

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A Rainy Wedding Day at Spring Cottage, Rivington

Karis and Luke got married on a lovely English summers day at Spring Cottage in Rivington and by a lovely English Summers day I mean it was absolutely pelting down all day. This didn’t damped (excuse the pun) Karis and Luke’s spirits and I really admired their gusto in sticking to their plan to have their ceremony outdoors. The weather had different ideas though and as it the rain got heavier and heavier at the last minute the plan for the day changed and the guests retreated back to the bar while the lovely staff at Spring Cottage rearranged the marquee and chairs for an indoor ceremony.

Impromtu Indoor Ceremony at Spring Cottage

Karis was walked into the impromptu ceremony room by her father and had help from a bridesmaid and wedding guest holding brollies and her dress so Karis didn’t get soggy. Inside the marquee Karis and Luke had a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony performed by and old family friend. On the way out Karis was greeted by wedding guests with brollies and confetti.

Couples Portraits

When it came to portrait time we knew with Karis and Luke’s love of nature we had to do the portraits outside, so we braved the elements with brollies and bridesmaids on hand to keep Karis and Luke relatively dry. We then used natures shelter of the trees in the gorgeous forest surrounding Spring cottage to do the rest and threw a couple of smoke bombs in for good measure!

The Party

As the evening drew in, everyone was up for a good party! Karis and Luke had their first dance together as husband and wife and the dance floor was jam packed while the couples awesome wedding band King Rose took to the stage and got everyone throwing some shapes!

As the evening drew in, the rain eased off and the fire pits surrounding Spring Cottage were lit giving the guests the chance to toast marsh mellows and cosy up by the fire. It was quite an adventure of a day!

Owen House Wedding Barn

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Owen House Wedding Barn

Jess and Mark got married at Owen House Wedding Barn in Knutsford. The Wedding Barn is a purpose built family owned business with loads of character, onsite accommodation for wedding guests and even it’s own shooting barn for couples to have their portraits taken in, very handy if it rains!

The Civil Ceremony Room

Jess and Mark had their teary and very emotional ceremony in the barns moody, orange bulb and fairy light lit ceremony room in front of 30 of their friends and family. Making it a beautifully intimate ceremony.

Photos and Games

Once the ceremony was finished Jess and Mark headed out into the beautiful lavender and bee filled gardens for some photos and lawn games with their friends and family.

Couples Portraits

After some milling around, eating some delicious wedding food and escaping the odd bee and wasp attack we grabbed a few portraits around Owen House Barn’s beautiful grounds. Dropping by on a massive row of hay stacks and talking a walk in Owen House’s Weddings Barns beautifully manicured gardens before heading back for the speeches and wedding breakfast.

Speeches

Mark gave a wonderfully emotional speech that had everyone moved to tears, when Jess and Mark had a little kiss at the end the entire room stood up and game them a standing ovation.

Crewe Hall Wedding Photographer

Full blog post on Adam and Faye’s awesome wedding at Crewe Hall in Cheshire is coming soon… but for now I’m going to leave with you with their awesome little wedding photo trailer. Click the link play above to watch!


The Grand Hotel Tynemouth Wedding Photographer

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Katie and Simon had their bloody awesome wedding at The Grand Hotel in Tynemouth and it was a blast. Feast your cheeky little eye balls on their sneak peeks here!