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!

Louise and Tommi – The Ashes Barn Wedding

As soon as I drove up the beautiful long drive to The Ashes wedding venue I just knew it was going to be a super special day and I wasn’t wrong! Louise and Tommi had chosen to tie the knot at the stunning rustic barn venue in Staffordshire on the edge of the Peak District. This venue is right up my street with a really relaxed and rural vibe. The day was filled with the most wonderful sense of warmth and laughter throughout. I loved their attention to detail in the styling of the venue and particularly the ‘Moomin’ table names- a great link to Tommi’s Finnish roots. I’m very excited to share a selection of shots from this beautiful day. Thank you Louise and Tommi  for choosing me to capture your amazing day and I wish you every happiness!

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

All the Details….
Wedding Venue- Melling Tithebarn, Liverpool
Wedding Dress- DIYdress.com 
Cake- Mother of the bride
Wedding Rings- Hand woven loom bands by Daniel Kearney (Elizabeth’s son)
Decoration and Foliage- Foraged by Elizabeth and Gill (Best woman)
Bouquet and Headband -Handmade by Elizabeth (Elfin Bow)
Entertainment and Music –
Phillip Allan – www.phillipallan.com
Eleanor Nelly – www.facebook.com/EleanorNellyMusic/
Simon Jinadu – https://www.facebook.com/Jinadu-366676118864/
Muireann McDermott Long and Jack Bacall (Take Two) – https://soundcloud.com/take-2-jack-and-muzz
Gary Edward Jones – www.garyedwardjones.com
Elfin Bow – www.elfinbow.com
DJ  – Da Moon Project (Ian Greenwood)

The Plough Inn, Cheshire Wedding Photography – Martin & Larysa

This was a beautifully intimate and special wedding in the heart of gorgeous countryside at The Plough Inn, Cheshire. I absolutely fell in love with this location! I started the day by photographing the stunning dinning room, such a fantastic sense of history complimented by the delicate table dressing. The ceremony itself was held in the equally picturesque Gawsworth Church – what an interior! The churches surroundings were also fabulous for providing so many beautiful leafy backdrops for the photographs. Take a look below to see some of my favourites from the day and don’t miss the cutest animal cake topper!! Love it! A huge congratulations to Larysa and Martin, wishing you every happiness!

Booking your wedding photography…..

First of all take a look at my wedding portfolio which has lots of examples of my relaxed and natural approach to wedding photography. There are examples from all over the North West, including fab urban locations such as St Georges Hall and Camp and Furnace in Liverpool, to more rural locations like the stunning Ashes in Leek, Staffordshire. All wedding packages start at just £1100 for full coverage of your special day. For more details take a look at my pricing page and to chat over your ideas drop me a message in the contact section.

Rebecca and Matt- Aldwark Manor Wedding

Rebecca and Matt tied the knot at the beautiful Aldwark Manor just outside of York. A fantastically grand venue surrounded by gorgeous countryside. Rebecca and her bridal party started the day in her super spacious suite with lots of fun, family and bubbles. This wedding day started as it meant to go on- filled with so much warmth, genuineness and laughter. I also absolutely loved being able to wander the stunning grounds for the couples portraits. We caught some beautiful evening light and a touch of that mysterious mist- all adding to the ambience of the shots. I also have to mention the gorgeous ‘name stone’ wedding favours lovingly made by Rebecca and her bridesmaids. What a great idea! We finished the day with a little bit of sparkler magic amongst the gorgeous autumn trees. What a truly joy filled day to be a part of. Thank you Becky and Matt for choosing me to record it all!

The Fun and Magic of 2015!

It might have taken me a while to write this post (it’s accidentally ended up in February- oops!) however, that’s mainly because there were so many fab moments from 2015 to choose from. It really has been an exciting year for me- I have learnt so much and met so many amazing people.

I have been lucky enough to photograph an incredible range of occasions, places, people and animals!  From gorgeous emotion filled weddings, locally in Liverpool and as far a field as Malta! To super cute tiny babies and those strikingly beautiful horses and their owners. I just adore the fact that my job allows me to see so much and look at the world in so many different ways!

So here are a few of my favourites…this was very hard to narrow down! Once again thank you all my amazing clients who have made my year so special!