Meet Sarah & Phil!
These absolute genuine Scousers got married a few years ago but where best to start my real wedding blog then an epic gorgeous city centre celebration of LOVE!
The late October day started very relaxed at the beautifully restored- 30 James Street. The impressive building overlooking the Three Graces, Albert Dock and the world famous River Mersey. With huge windows and glorious dramatic light filling the bedroom, as the girls gathered themselves with ease - with support from the Fantastic Duo, Jeanette creating flawless make up and Kathleen working her magic on hair to last the day and night!
The guys rocked up looking as cool as could be (even with a groomsman on crutches) but they made it with excessive time to spare for a swift bevy in the pub, and back to add buttonholes and greet the excited guests. With beaming smiles all round as the girls added their finishing touches and grabbed their blooming classic rose florals which included ivory, dusky pinks and hints of sage green foliage.
The guys wore stunning traditional navy tailed suits and a super cool chequered waistcoat for the groom and snazzy polka dot ties for the groomsmen. The girls complimented perfectly with navy dresses and rose bouquets to match the bride.
The girls only had to climb down the impressive 30 James Street staircase down to the White Star Grand Hall for the ceremony. This room is glorious and the incredibly kind October soft sunshine beaming through the windows offered lovely lighting to capture the nervous and emotional exchange of vows - with a tear or two from all.
After the few moments and hand squeezes the tears turned to smiles all round and followed by a mass of confetti and the loudest cheer, as the couples entered back in the room for some family photographs. We then headed out along the incredible Mann Island for photos and the smiles and laughs kept coming, these two were so natural in front of the camera; me and the Video Team from Inline Film took them for little walk to get the most out of the iconic scenery and just look at their faces!
When back in 30 James Street, the drinks started flowing up on the Carpathia rooftop bar and everyone managed to squeeze in extra hugs and kisses for the couple all while nibbling on some wonderful canapés and fizz. The real emotional rollercoaster was about to come… the speeches. Lead by by the lovely toastmaster David, who gave sentiments about wedding traditions.
Now this family really know how to get the waterworks going, I was even weeping!
It was so nice to listen to this family share stories and memories, and their love for each other really came though. The sister of the Bride really brought it all together with a rap/song she had written and the whole room felt the love and emotion -no one could hold back and I think the photographs encapsulate the change in emotions throughout the day.
All guests were rocking some amazing outfits but the Mother of the Groom’s hat stood out to me and look at that gorgeous perfectly matched colour statement hat as she wiped away the tears of joy!
And finally came the cakes, yes cakes. One yummy three tier traditional cake and a special Cheese tower with all the expected crudités especially for the bride.
On to the evening of crazy dancing to the band, well into the night; which I am sure got a little blurry for all with the drinks flowing early doors - thanks to the Bride and Groom!
The whole day was so wonderful with every guest making me feel like family. Thank you to you both for having me photograph your very special day, still a very memorable wedding to this day for me.