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24

Sep

Why is it called a wedding breakfast

A question I’m often asked is why is a wedding breakfast called a breakfast, when it mostly happens in the afternoon, after the wedding ceremony. Obviously it is a tradition but one that dates back several hundred years in most Christian countries.

It is claimed that it dates back to pre-Reformation times, when the wedding service was usually a Eucharistic Mass and that the bride and bridegroom would therefore have been fasting before the wedding in order to receive communion. Thus the first meal as a married couple would be breaking their fast ! And also the priest or the minister would bless the food, which would be the first the happy couple would enjoy together, as husband and wife.

wedding breakfast table setting

Today wedding breakfasts are a celebratory meal, taken with family and guests at the reception. And of course they vary from couple to couple. Some choose a traditional format with fine dining and a carefully thought out menu, including seating plans and a top table. While others, decided upon an informal buffet and party, reflecting diversities within modern families today.

As a wedding photographer I try and capture the details of the wedding breakfast before guests sit down, the arrival of the bride and groom and then return to the room for any speeches. The wedding breakfast is usually an important part of the day for family, relatives and friends as it gives them all a time to sit and relax and talk with each other. Also it gives me a chance to have a little break as well, during, what often is a very busy day !

wedding breakfast food photography

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01

Aug

Wedding flowers photography

Wedding flowers are a beautiful way to decorate your wedding ceremony and reception. As with the rest of your wedding details the wedding flowers and colours that you decide to choose will be key and play a big role in your day. And they are something I absolutely love photographing, whether its a formal display in the church, or a close up of a fantastic button-hole, they are magical details that make your wedding special and unique. Of course I plan to document all your details, but the flowers with their colours, textures and sculptural shapes are often a highlight and make for amazing images.

Not only will you need wedding flowers to decorate your ceremony and reception but you will need a stunning bouquet to hold as you walk down the aisle, your bridesmaids will also need a bouquet to carry and it is traditional to order a selection of button holes or boutonnières to distribute throughout your wedding party, including the groom.

 

Wedding flower photography

beautiful floral arrangement

Autumn wedding photographer

Bouquet photos

Flowers

Bride flower photograph

vintage flower display image

Bride flowers

colourful display

Winter flowers wedding photography

Creative wedding arrangement

Bride and her flowers

Flower details image

White bouquet flowers weddings

Orange wedding flowers

Ceremony wedding flowers

Wedding flower details

Bridesmaid flowers

I offer creative and contemporary wedding photography in Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding areas of the North West.  Browse my photography blog to see my latest work and feel free to contact me for an informal chat about your own wedding plans.

 

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06

Jun

Yorkshire wedding photography

Gerrad and Paulette – a Yorkshire Wedding !

When I photographed Gerrad and Paulette on an engagement shoot a few weeks back, I knew the wedding itself was going to be brilliant. Such a relaxed and happy couple, I arrived early to catch all their Yorkshire wedding preparations ! Paulette was busy with her lovely bridesmaids and her brother who was giving her away. The venue was the Gomersal Park Hotel near Cleckheaton in West Yorkshire and fortunately we were blessed with sunny warm weather.

Yorkshire wedding - bridesmaids prepare

West Yorkshire wedding photography

wedding flowers

Ceremony wedding photography

Excahnge of wedding rings

Black and white photography

Wedding breakfast

Speeches Yorkshire wedding

Wedding food

Reception guests

Shoes

First dance at reception

Really great venue, having the ceremony and the reception in the same venue always works well. Plus having affordable rooms is sucha bonus for those guests who have to travel long distances. Finally the gardens and grounds at Gomersal Park are amazing, so brilliant for photographs!

So many, many congratulations to the happy couple, it was a real privilage to be a part of your special day. Best wishes for the future !

Just a few of my favourite images on a little YouTube video – West Yorkshire Wedding Photography – Gomersal Park

Useful links;
Gomersal Park Hotel – website
Moor Lane, Gomersal,
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 4LJ
Phone: 01274 869386

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19

May

Radisson Hotel Liverpool wedding photography

Radisson Hotel – Sarah and Glyn’s wedding

Some couples know what they want from wedding photography, others are sure what they don’t want. Glyn and Sarah didn’t want too much fuss from their photographer; no posed, cheesy fashion staged shots, and very few blurry, black and white arty experiments! Just natural, relaxed colour images which will last a lifetime. Add in a classic venue, The Radisson Hotel and eveything was set perfectly !

Bride preparations

Wedding album page

Bride and bridesmaids

They chose one of the best venues in Liverpool, The SAS Radisson Hotel, on Old Hall Street in the centre of town. It has a fantastic atrium, loads of flexibility when it comes to reception rooms and best of all a great spa & fitness health club.

Groom and bestman photos

I stayed with Glyn and Sarah the whole day and ended up taking about 400 images of their special day, and while all these images couldn’t fit in their album, the rest were on the DVD at hi-resolution, which is a feature of all my wedding packages. Anyway, I really enjoyed working with them and their families, here are some more of my personal highlights and below a little testimonial from the happy couple.

Bride and groom

Creative wedding photographer

Radisson Hotel weddings

Old Hall Street wedding

Wedding reception images

Big group wedding photo

Liverpool wedding photography at the Radisson Hotel – by Liverpool wedding photographer – You Tube video

Many thanks and congratualtions to Sarah and Glyn !

Useful links;
Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool – website
107 Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9BD
Tel: +44 151 966 1500

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15

Jan

Racquet Club – Liverpool wedding photography

Finally catching up with my blog, after a really busy Christmas period with two weddings. First up was Jenny and Ken who got married at their local parish St Johns in Walton and then travelled to a fabulous reception at The Racquet Club. The ground was still covered with snow and ice, but thankfully that didn’t stop us. We were able to get lots of fabulous photographs and I was able to cover both the grooms and the brides preparations before heading to the church.

Bridal preparations photograph

Bridal party arrive at St John's church, Walton, Liverpool

Groom's preparations

ceremony photography

walking down the aisle photo

church reading

St John the Evangelist is a great church for photographing the ceremony as there is room to move around discreetly and capture the action from lots of different perspectives. Something I always love to do. And I know the place really well now, as it was my third wedding there! After the ceremony was over everyone made their way outside to congratulate the happy couple, in the usual way, by throwing confetti !

confetti photograph

Racquet Club wedding reception

Later we travelled onwards to the fantastic Racquet Club, in Liverpool city centre. It is one of my favourite venues, as it has a really relaxed atmosphere and some wonderful staff. Again another third time visit for me shooting a wedding there, so I really know my way around the club now and they had gone to town with some wonderful festive decorations. Much dancing and fun was had.

wedding ring

bride and groom kissing

children at weddings

Anyway, many congratulations to Jenny and Ken, it was an absolutely fabulous day and I really enjoyed being part of it.

Useful links;
Racquet Club
Hargreaves Buildings
5 Chapel Street
Liverpool L3 9AG
Telephone 0151 236 6676

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18

Nov

Wedding photography at Hillbark Hotel

Wedding photography on the Wirral

I was lucky to be asked to be Simon and Rebecca’s wedding photographer recently. They were married in the wonderful Hillbark Hotel, on the Wirral in Merseyside, a short drive from Liverpool. They had a winter theme and the venue looked absolutely amazing, with loads of reds, seasonal flowers, matching perfectly with button-holes and bridesmaids dresses.

Day started with the bridal party, capturing all the preparation details and final touches. I went for a journalistic style of photography, standing back, letting things unfold, rather than posing too many images. And hopefully the photographs show that.

Hillbarck Hotel, Wirral

Bride getting ready photos

Bridesmaid getting ready image

Mum getting ready

Baby photography

ceremony photos

Father of the bride image

Singing couple

Happy couple wedding photographer

Feet

Wedding vows image

Black and white wedding photography expert

Wedding kiss image

Documentary style wedding photographer

Couple photography

Wedding dress details

Traditional group wedding photography

We used the wonderful venue at Hillbark Hotel to it’s full extent, using all the period features in many of the photos. Later Rebecca and Simon had a ceilidh band and traditional dances – absolutely great fun and brilliant to take pictures. Definitely one of my favourite weddings !

Fun photography

Wedding girlfriends

Beautiful bride images

Creative couples photography

Group shot of everyone at wedding

Wirral wedding photographer

First dance

Reception evening photography

Wedding dancing images

Many congratulations to Rebecca and Simon and best wishes for the future !

Useful links;
Hillbark Hotelwebsite
Royden Park
Frankby
Wirral
CH48 1NP
Telephone: +44 (0) 151 625 2400

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27

Oct

Racquet Club Photography

Kev and Liz’s wedding photography at Liverpool’s Racquet Club

As a central Liverpool venue, The Racquet Club takes some beating. As did the lovely couple Kev and Liz. I met them at a wedding I covered years ago in Bristol and they remembered me and got back in touch to share their plans for a fabulous city centre wedding.

Love cushion

Bestman prepares image

Racquet Club wedding photographer

Bride prepares

Walking up the aisle photograph

Exchange of rings

Wedding ring photo

Ceremony image

Lighting candles

Cameras !

Fun and laughter

Table setting details photography

Congratulations

Children wedding photography

Cutting the cake

Beautiful photography

Liverpool Pierhead wedding

Exchange of gifts

Wedding party guests

Father and bride dance

Family portraits

Speeches

Party time

Dancing

Party photography

I absolutely loved this wedding and Kev and Liz are such genuinely lovely people I couldn’t help but smile the whole day through. It proved to be a really beautiful day, with really beautiful people. Many congratulations to Kev and Liz and best wishes for your future together !

Useful links;
Racquet Club
Hargreaves Buildings,
5 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG
Phone: 0151 236 6676

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20

Oct

A fabulous Southport wedding

Southport wedding photography

Another fabulous Southport wedding, with Tommy and Zereena. They had a traditional church service at St Thomas, Lydiate, followed by a classy reception at the wonderful Royal Clifton Hotel on the prom in Southport. St Thomas, Lydiate is a wonderful rural parish church and it really had a warm and welcoming feel, both during the wedding rehearsal and of course on the big day itself. While the Clifton is Southport’s premier venue for weddings and events with a choice of 11 function suites and somewhere I recommend – I’ve worked there four times now over the years.

So, despite a week of rain beforehand, Saturday was dry with great autumn sunshine. Below are a few of my highlights of a fantastic day and a couple of black and white conversions which of course were included in the wedding package.

Southport wedding photography

Alter image couple

Beautiful wedding images

Beautiful wedding photos

Contemporary wedding photographer specialising in creative wedding reportage photography

artistic and modern photography

Experienced wedding photographer

Recommended service

Group image

Bride and bridesmaid images

Stylish wedding venue Southport

Happ and fun

Congratulations again to Tommy and Zereena, what a wonderful day !

Useful links;
Royal Clifton Hotel – website
The Promenade, Southport,
Merseyside, PR8 1RB
Tel: +44 (0) 1704 533771

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05

Sep

Liner Hotel wedding photographs

A fun evening at The Liner Hotel with Stephen and Lisa

I had a great time taking photos at the wedding party of Stephen and Lisa. They got married in Spain a few weeks ago but decided to have an evening back here in Liverpool at The Liner Hotel for those friends and family who couldn’t make it abroad. They didn’t need one of my full wedding packages and contacted me about the special evening they had planned. They wanted a couple of hours of photography, to get some nice group shots of themselves and their guests and also a flavour of the celebrations; the cake, the entertainment and the dancing. We cut a deal and had a ball with loads of fun shots of themselves and their friends and family on the night. Here are some highlights.

The Liner Hotel wedding photography Liverpool

Wedding details

Groom at The Liner Hotel Liverpool

Father of the bride

Bride and Groom image

Wedding photos children

Happy Grandad

Grandma and Grandad wedding image

Girlfriends

First dance photographer

Dancing !

I’ve covered three weddings over the years at The Liner Hotel, so know the venue really well – it’s great for those who want to be central and near all the transport links and the staff are fantastic. Recommended !

Useful links;
The Liner Hotel Liverpool – website
Lord Nelson Street
Liverpool
L3 5QB
Telephone +44 (0) 151 709 7050

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12

Aug

Mel and Ben at Combermere Abbey

Mel and Ben’s wedding photographs at Combermere Abbey

I was lucky enough to be Mel and Ben’s wedding photographer a couple of weeks back. They choose Combermere Abbey, on the Shropshire and Cheshire borders, as their venue and it was absolutely stunning. The venue has a series of cottages, so the wedding party can stay right at the venue, which is brilliant. And there are quite a few really nice hotels in the towns surrounding, so it is great location-wise. Mel and Ben booked the Gold Wedding photography package with me, so I was with them all day. We started early with the bridal preparations, in the fantastic Lodge Cottage.

Combermere Abbey wedding shoes photograph

Bride preparations

Wedding entertainment

We were blessed with the weather – although it was forecast rain all day, it held out until the evening. So the four piece orchestra was able to set up outside, to greet the guests and the wedding party as they approached the Glasshouse, where the ceremony took place. Also the lack of wet weather meant we could fully utilise the wonderful gardens and grounds around the venue, for some wonderful backdrops to the photography.

Bridal party arrives photo

Exchange of rings image

The happy couple natural photography

Formal group wedding photography

Black and white party image

Bride and Groom shot

Mel and Ben had a great, fun packed day and it was easy to work with them, so friendly and relaxed. It was an absolute pleasure to be with them on their special day and definately the highlight of my season so far! So if you are getting married at the fantastic Combermere Abbey, please get in touch, I’m happy to discount my prices for you for this particular venue.

Useful links;
Combermere Abbey – website
Whitchurch, Shropshire,
SY13 4AJ
Tel: 44 (0)1948 871 662

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