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Penny Lane Wedding Photographer

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St Georges Hall Ceremony

Nikki and Stu got married at St Georges Hall in front of their closest friends and family. Nikki and her bridesmaids wore dresses from Hope and Ivy and flowers crowns from Mary Mary Floral design, giving the wedding a 60’s aesthetic. As big music lovers music was a big part of the day. Nikki walked in to a song by the The Beatles and had their reception Party at Dove Dale Towers on Penny Lane.

Nikki and Stu had their wedding guests picked up in a big white bus that was decorated with ribbons, lace umbrellas and bunting. The party started on the bus, with guests being greeted with a glass of fizz as they got on board.

When we arrived at Dove Dale Towers we grabbed some group photos on Penny lane and the street that Nikki used to live on in her pre Stu days.

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At Dove Dale Towers Nikki and Stu’s guests got straight into the party dancing to an acoustic set played for them by Paul Duffy from the Coral. Keeping with the music theme Nikki and Stu had a guitar instead of a guest book that Stu had designed, guests wrote their messages on the guitar with sharpies and some even had a little sing song with it.

Nikki and Stu went for a relaxed buffet style wedding breakfast and skipped the speeches keeping the focus on the music and the party and making the evening more relaxed. A family member made the main wedding cake for them and they had Beatles cup cakes designed for them by Terry Tang Designer Cakes.

Once the cake was cut and the first dance had been had we popped outside to grab a few family night portraits before I left them to get back to the party.

Thanks for having me shoot your awesome wedding day Nikki and Stu. xx

A Shout out to Nikki and Stu’s awesome Wedding suppliers:

Dress: Hope & Ivy

Suit: Moss Bros.

Shoes: Debenhams

Flowers: Mary Mary Floral Design

Hair: Toni & Guy

Make up: MAC Cosmetics

Cake: Family member Hannah Jones

Cup Cakes: Terry Tang Designer Cakes

Guitar: Stuart sprayed/designed himself

Flower crown: Mary Mary Floral Design

Bridesmaid dresses: Hope & Ivy

Catering: Dovedale Towers

Bus hire: Presidential Travel

Music: Paul Duffy from The Coral


St Georges Hall and Siren Wedding

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St Georges Hall

Rachel and Marc had their ceremony at St. Georges Hall on a sunny September day in Liverpool. Rachel was walked down the aisle by her father and Rachel and Marc had their ceremony performed in front of their closest friends and family including 15 children! The VIP was Elliot, Rachel and Marc’s little boy who found the ceremony a bit overwhelming, but hey it’s an emotional day!

Confetti

Rachel and Marc made sure they had plenty of confetti to hand out to guests after the ceremony so that they could be suitably pelted with dried petals by their nearest and dearest before jumping in a taxi and making their way to the wedding reception at Siren in the Baltic Quarter.

Siren

At Siren guests were greeted with champagne and afternoon tea, white table cloths, personalised chocolates and tables full of tiny succulent plants. There were some quick thank you speeches from Rachel, Marc and Rachel’s Dad before everyone tucked into their afternoon tea. With 15 little people to look after Rachel and Marc made sure that there were plenty of toys and games for the children to play with and made a designated play area for all the children to play games together including running around with animal masks on, blowing bubbles, playing hopscotch, blowing up balloons, reading books, cramming each other onto a fabric tube and whatever other games the kids made up. It was chaos and a lot of fun.

Couples Portraits

As the evening drew in we took a wander up to the top of Siren and had a few photos looking over the city and Liverpool’s iconic Anglican Cathedral. After taking in the view of the city we took the lift down stairs and grabbed a few photos in Siren’s garden before going for a little jaunt around the block and finding some of Liverpool’s awesome street art to incorporate into Rachel and Marc’s wedding photos.

Hackney Town Hall Wedding Photographer

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Getting Ready Together

Imogen and Iain went for a more modern approach and got ready together at Imogen’s parents house near Hackney Town Hall. The morning was super relaxed everyone hanging out in the kitchen together sipping champagne and getting excited about the day ahead of them. Iain occasionally asking Imogen if she was going to get dressed or if she was going to get married in her dressing gown, Imogen would just laugh and continue to flounce about in her dressing gown regardless. Both Iain and Imogen got dressed in Imogen’s childhood bedroom.

Iain wore a traditional Scottish kilt and and Imogen wore a beautiful fitted wedding dress that she had made her own by having it shortened, giving it a retro 50s vibe paired with a hand made birdcage wedding head dress complete with silk flowers and it’s own little bee. Which was a theme of the wedding.

Catching the bus.

Before setting off, we grabbed a few sneaky photos of Imogen and Iain in their last moments together before becoming husband and wife in the near by communal gardens. Then we made our way Hackney Town Hall that was just a short walk and bus ride away. Imogen and Iain were congratulated by passers by as they made their way to the wedding.

Hackney Town Hall

On arrival at Hackney Town Hall, Imogen and Iain took a moment to greet their friends and family and then we headed inside for some photos and to get them good and married! Again Imogen and Iain chose to do things their own way and walked down the aisle together.

Imogen and Iain had Hackney Town Hall for the whole day so we were able to grab some photos on the steps outside after their wedding guests had pelted the pair of them with confetti before heading round the back of the Town Hall for the party!

Portraits

Having the Town Hall for the whole day, meant we had the surrounding streets to play with for some nice urban portraits. We popped out in the evening for a little stroll around Hackney and grabbed a few photos, which consisted of Imogen and Iain just looking so adorably cute together with the streets of Hackney as their back drop. We even found a high rise that matched Imogen’s shoes and flowers and a bike that matched her flowers and head dress. I love a good colour match I do and Imogen was very colourful so it made it easy!

The Party!

Imogen and Iain kicked off the party with the cutting of the cake and a hand fasting ceremony performed for them by their friends, the party then kicked off with a ceilidh band getting everyone up and running around straight away, it was quite a work out! Everyone was having a wale of a timing pegging it up and down and skidding across the floor together. I’m pretty sure the Wedding breakfast was well and truly worked off by the end of the night.

Thanks for having me you absolute mega legends! xxx

Altskeith Country House Wedding, Loch Ard, Scotland.

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Helen and Jameson got married at Altskeith Country House on Loch Ard in Scotland. It was a bit of a trek for their friends and family some coming from as far as Liverpool, Manchester, down south and even Canada!!! I overheard that getting off a 12 hour flight and then navigating Scottish country roads in a hire car, in the dark, on the other side of the road is quite something! But it was most definitely worth it!

If you would like to watch the slide show click on the image below! If you prefer to scroll carry on scrolling!


Altskeith Country House

Altskeith Country House is the perfect venue for couples that love nature, the venue sits on the edge of Loch Ard, overlooking the Loch and Ben Lomond and sitting right in the centre of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park you are surrounded by forests, nature and beautiful scenery, with very little light pollution about the starry skies at night are a dream.

At Altskeith Country House there are plenty of different options for an outdoor ceremony, you can get married on the lawns alongside the Loch, by the waterfall, on the beach of Loch Ard, under the beech tree over the small bridge in the trees. If it rains you can have your ceremony in the function room over looking the Loch and Ben Lomond, the glass wall in the function room is removable so if you want to be able to breath is some of that sweet rainy air while you are getting married you can while staying dry as well something alive relatively dry. It’s all to play for.

Getting Ready

Helen and Jameson both got ready onsite at Altskeith Country house. Jameson took the cottage on the outside of the building with his groomsmen while Helen stayed in the main building with her friends and family. Helen’s sister Harriet who is a mega talented make up artist did Helen’s hair and make up for her while the girls enjoyed some champagne together and watched for wedding guests arriving at the venue from the loft room windows.

The Ceremony

Helen and Jameson chose to get married under The Beech Tree on the lawn as that is where Jameson proposed! I know just when you thought it couldn’t get more prefect! Well it has, so get over it!

As Helen and Jameson were already technically married they had a humanist hand fasting ceremony, with plenty of heart felt readings from Helen and Jamesons friends and family and Helen walked down the aisle to music Jameson had composed for her on their anniversary. No you stop it!

Confetti, Drinks and Magic

After being attacked with some dried petal confetti by their friends and family they chilled out for a bit and presented their wedding guests with a boat load of booze and a magician.

Then after some family photos and a few quick portraits hiding out of Scotlands blazing sun. Yes really! We headed in for speeches, some cracker pulling, plenty of giggles and a few tears. Oh and some amazing food from the kitchen at Altskeith Country House obviously!

Cake Cutting and Speeches

After our little expedition we headed back for Helen and Jameson to pretend to cut the massive Cake (Helen and Jameson loved the cake design so much they thought it would be a crime to eat it, so they got a fake one made so they could keep it forever!) then it was straight into the main room for dinner and speeches.

Loch Ard

Once everyone was fed we popped back out for a little walk on the beach of Loch Ard and a boat trip. I bloody love boats as any of my friends will tell you, it’s hard to walk past a boat or a boat trip with out me forcing a load of people on it and shouting that they all better stop crying and start enjoying themselves, but that is another story.

On the boat Jameson got the rowing job while Helen has the job of alternating between pulling silly faces and looking pretty which she did like a pro… As you can see. Even the midges stayed at home, or all hung out outside a night club or something.

The Party

Then it was party time!!! Helen and Jameson opened the dance floor with their first dance and then passed over the reigns to the Scottish Ceilidh Band who had everyone wizzing around the room like smiling Tazmanian devils, high of life and fine wine.

As the night drew in the fire pits came out and guests feasted on toasted marsh mellows and pizza before greeting Helen and Jameson with sparklers before they left the building.


A beautiful wedding for some beautiful humans. Thanks for having me along for the ride Helen and Jameson!

More weddings in Scotland please!













Supplier Shout Out!

Dress: Dress Designed by Mori Lee, supplied by Blush Boutique in Upper Mill

Kilt : Kilt and suit hired from Kilts 4 U in Glasgow. Ties in family tartan made by The Scotland Shop.

Florist: Cherry Blossom - https://www.flowersbycherryblossom.co.uk

Bridesmaid Dresses:: The Infinite Collection by Wed2B

Entertainment?: Magician and DJ - http://www.johnkingevents.com/magician-glasgow

Ceilidh Bandhttp://www.scottishceilidh-band.co.uk/the-band

Cake : http://www.studio8cakes.co.uk/

Hairdresser and Make Up Artist? : Harriet Westcott @harri.hmua

Wedding Favors: Crackers made by Helen and Jameson

Hand Drawn Map Table Plan: fentimansadventure

Slide Show Music Jameson Bell.








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!

To watch to SLIDE SHOW click the link below.

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/