2017:Best Bits // Kate Williams Photography

Best bits…. Always such a wonderful blog post to write and share. I am a self confessed lover of all things nostalgic (does a year ago count? I think so!) and reminiscing in general – so this is right up my street.

Last year has both flashed before my eyes and at the same time, been so jammed packed full of wonderful memories, that it seemed to stretch forever… The arrival of a certain little Finley Williams in late 2016 has certainly changed our lives in ways we never imagined possible and this first year has been one I will treasure.

It has also marked the start of my journey as a working mum! I’ve certainly learnt a lot – including how to make the most of every precious second of nap times!! 2017 was my busiest year yet with so many wonderful weddings, new arrivals and family sessions. I have been blessed to witness and capture an incredible array of emotion bursting moments and loved every second!

A want to say a HUGE thank you to all my wonderful clients who have made this year extra special and wish you all a fantastic 2018!

Eaves Hall Wedding // Rachael & Matt //

Eaves Hall Wedding Photography

Rachael and Matt’s Eaves Hall wedding really was something a little bit special. After photographing the couple for their engagement shoot  I was sure that the day would be totally fun filled and they did not disappoint! The couple tied the knot in the beautiful rural church of St Huberts, Clitheroe. Not only was the journey to the ceremony across the most stunning countryside but the inside of the church was also truly breathtaking!

The reception then followed at the wonderful Eaves Hall. This is just a perfect setting for wedding photography, plus Rachael and Matt’s meticulous and creative planning made for a fantastic wedding to capture.

Watch out for all Rachael’s beautiful stationary details in the shots below and you can view and buy more from this talented lady by following the link in the suppliers section.

Also a big thank you to my wonderful second shooter Rebecca from Rebecca Lattin Photography for so many ace shots and helping me ensure we covered every element of the action packed day.

Lots of love for all the great suppliers….

Stationary – Rachael Lucas Designs

Make-Up Artist – www.jocoolemakeup.com

Flowers – The Flower Shop, Clitheroe

Dress –  Ronald Joyce from Always & Forever – St Helens

Cake – Kelly at Pink Frosting Cake Company

Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Packham

Below is a selection of my favourites from the day!

Mitton Hall Wedding Photography // Will & Beth //

Mitton Hall Wedding Photography

Mitton Hall is such a stunning venue for a wedding and Will and Beth were just an absolute pleasure to photograph!

I have to start by mentioning Beth’s incredible dress… An absolutely show stopping Jesus Peiro number with the most beautiful crisp clean lines. Beth looked just amazing in it and I did definitely develop a slight photo obsession!!

The 15th century manor house has so many gorgeous period features and provided a really intimate and striking setting for Will and Beth’s fun filled day. The ceremony itself took place in the beautiful conservatory area with heaps of gorgeous natural light and views out to lots of lovely greenery in the grounds of the hall. The whole day was filled with so much warmth and lots of laughter- just perfect! Wishing you guys every happiness for the future!

Here are a few of my favourites below 🙂

 

Belle Epoque Wedding // Dan & Kate //

So excited to be able to share more from Dan and Kate’s gorgeous Belle Epoque wedding. Goodness me were these guys blessed with the most beautiful weather! It was one of the hottest days in August and the skies were the bluest blue all day!

Dan and Kate tied the knot in a beautiful church ceremony before heading over to Belle Epoque for their reception. Check out the amazing floral decorations on the church door! These were just a joy to photograph and provided a gorgeous frame for all the family and group shots.

Belle Epoque in Knutsford, Cheshire was a fantastic setting to carry on the celebrations. I really love all the period features of the building and the outdoor area was just great for soaking up all that sun!

Knutsford itself is a beautiful little town and provided a great setting for our couples portraits. A gorgeous stroll in that summer light and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

A huge thank you to Dan and Kate for choosing me to capture your amazing day- I loved every second!

Melissa and Andy – Camp and Furnace Wedding, Liverpool

Melissa and Andy had a beautifully relaxed urban wedding right in the heart of Liverpool. Right up my street! (Literally too!!) With an intimate ceremony to start in the iconic St George’s Hall and a fun filled reception at the totally unique Camp and Furnace, Melissa and Andy totally rocked getting married in Liverpool!

One of my highlights was getting to whizz off round the city for a full hour (Yes a full hour! Amazing!) during our portrait session. This meant we had loads of time to get creative and visit lots of my favourite spots. As an artist, I have always been drawn to the city’s strong lines and gritty landscape and Liverpool has so many epic buildings to choose from. A few weeks before the wedding I had great fun planning a route around a range of locations- some well know and some not so…

To finish the night we ventured up onto the Camp and Furnace’s amazing roof and timed it perfectly to get that stunning sunset… What a fantastic day! Thanks so much Melissa and Andy for choosing me to capture it all!

If your planning your big day and would like to find out more- just drop me a message in the contact section.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth and Gary’s Autumnal Handmade Wedding – Liverpool

Whether your planning your own Autumn wedding or simply fancy being inspired by a truly relaxed and heart-warming wedding then look no further than Elizabeth and Gary’s autumnal handmade wedding in Liverpool. This beautiful day is a feast for the eyes with a riot of Autumn colour with so many gorgeous homemade and unique touches. I had the privilege of photographing Gary and Elizabeth’s wedding right from the pre- wedding decorating of the venue to the fantastic live performances late at night. What a total pleasure!

In this blog post I have the absolute joy of being able to share a few words from the bride herself. Here she talks about what motivated her to choose the Autumn and how the limits of her budget inspired her to be even more creative.

From early childhood I have always enjoyed Autumn; the changing rich warm colours, the abundant harvest of apples from the trees in my back garden that would keep us going all winter, the crisper cool air and crunching of leaves underfoot as Mother Nature began winding down for the winter. 

I have always suited wearing autumnal colours and am drawn to those occasions that bring people together like festivals, fetes and bonfires. For our wedding, we wanted to create an atmosphere of warmth and love, where everyone felt comfortable and at home. We wanted none of the pressure that so often comes with a wedding invite. The dress code was ‘smart, casual or quirky’ encouraging people to wear whatever suited them, whether that was a Tux, trainers or stormtrooper costume! 

The venue was a little known Tithebarn tucked away in Melling. It was a blank canvas for us to dress with all manner of natural artefacts and hanging hoops inspired by 1970’s spirograph drawings. With a limited budget  for the whole wedding, we took to foraging in Formby Woods and Calderstones Park for ivy, autumn leaves, pine cones and other natural forms to weave into a driftwood archway (collected over 15 years by my ‘best woman’) a ceiling wreath and numerous other decorations, including my own headdress and flowers. 

Two nights before the wedding, our close friends and family gathered to decorate the venue, carve pumpkins and arrange the venue. The whole wedding was busy but stress-free, and cemented friendship and family connections in a deep and meaningful way. 

What a totally unique and inspiring wedding day to capture. Thank you so much to Elizabeth and Gary for asking me to be a part of your amazing day. Wishing you every happiness as Mr and Mrs x