A Liverpool Wedding for Lee and Francine
surrounded by the best bunch of friends and family Lee and Francine tied the knot, the friendliest wedding I've worked at yet, all the guests loved deeply by the Bride and Groom (as mentioned in the Bride's speech in the evening).
Francine got ready at her Parent's house with her bride tribe, friends and daughters. The weather was gorgeously sunny and wildly windy.. perfect for those veil shots. When I arrived everyone seemed relaxed having their hair and make up done, the Pink Gin was in full flow and the girls had even the chance to sit in the sun for a few hours before getting ready.
The Bride had thought of all the small details like matching hair clips for the bridesmaids, bride slippers, personalised robes for the girls and matching glasses. I make sure I get photographs of all of these things so that the couple can remember how it all came together on the day.
In the run up to the wedding Francine had given me a list of photographs she wanted, I held on to this piece of paper and brought it along with me. This is a great idea for any couple planning their wedding photos to make sure you get those special images that you want.
We planned a 'First Look' photograph with the Father of the Bride and with the beautiful bridesmaids.
Look at the results...!!
Lee and Francine chose to get married in the beautiful local church which was a tiny car ride away from Bridal Prep. St. Teresa's in Norris Green. The service has so lovely and personal to the couple, the Reverend did a wonderful job, he made us all laugh and included members of the congregation in the service by asking them to publicly share their wished for the newlyweds. Lee and Francine had written personal vows to one an other.. not a dry eye in the house!! Including mine.
After the service we ushered all the guests out to the steps for a confetti throw! Like I said before sunny and windy, perfect conditions for confetti to go everywhere. As the guests lined up outside the church steps I realised this might be a difficult photography moment.. walking backwards, down the stairs, whilst shooting.. but we made it work and the results are stunning.
As we lined up outside the church, members of the public gathered to see the bride and groom and beep their horns in celebration.
We all made our way to the Venue which was Devonshire Hotel on Edge Lane, Liverpool. Lee and Francine had put on a double decker bus to get the guests from the church to the venue, whilst they drove in the car with their daughters. Somehow I managed to drive slower than the double decker bus through Liverpool so when I arrived everyone had already helped themselves to their welcome drinks. Saying that, it wasn't long before the bar was full and drinks were in full flow with shots, WKDs and pints - my kind of wedding.
Francine and Lee were so chilled about their couple shots, we managed to use some beautiful space outside The Devonshire Hotel which was covered in sunshine. Their guests and family joined in with some group shots before my Pièce de résistance of CHAMPAGNE SPRAY. I am so glad we decided to do this shot, at first I was very nervous and I mean VERY nervous about the boys spraying the girls, we almost called it off. After some time and careful planning of how exactly to open the bottles we made it happen and the results are stunning.
The evening went off with a bang!! Francine put together a lovely speech for all the guests including a shout out to those loved ones who couldn't be at the wedding. Their first dance was followed by a medley of dance and house music which got SO many guests on the dance floor, everyone was up for a party. I left as the night was still young and everyone was in high spirits.
Editing these images was a dream for me, every photo made me smile and I will remember this beautiful wedding day for a long time because of the joy of not only the Bride and Groom but everyone attending!
If you want to know any details about the photography of this wedding please let me know.