What a fantastic wedding on the Wirral. Big blue skies, beaches, lighthouses and a fantastic outside wedding service at Grove House in Wallasey. I had a ball photographing such an amazing day and working with Jay and Jude, full of fun, laughter the odd tear nerves and excitement. Wow a lot goes into the mixing pot on the wedding day.
And here are the pictures from this fantastic day on the Wirral.
I love this time of day, all the nerves and anticipation. It is the accumulation of many months even years of planning when all the little ideas come together to make a story of love. Wedding, it such a small word for such a massive day.
Ha the little monsters getting ready in the morning. How cute do they look in their wedding clothes? And how cheeky? They are going to have a marvellous day.
Wedding details, shoes, flowers, rings and charm bracelet. I love the deep blue of the flowers and even a thistle for me at least a flower (is it a flower?) of my homeland.
A beautiful bride glides down the stairs on her way to her big day. And the dress is stunning, a perfect choice.
What stunning set up Grove House have in their garden. Jude arrives in the classic car as the wedding guests look on while in the gazebo a nervous groom is surrounded by friends and family yet all alone. This is it.
An outside wedding, in the UK. In April. Anyone who has lived in the UK knows how unusual this is, and to have a wall to wall blue sky is the icing on the cake. The atmosphere is so different to an inside wedding. And what a beautiful couple.
The flags are flying over Fort Perch Rock at New Brighton, it is actually really bowing hard as you can probably tell by the enthusiastic nature of the flags. All around us people had full winter clothes on with jackets zipped up.
I can’t help but smile at this sequence of photos and the black and white finish focuses our mind on the emotions. Charming, loving, playful, fun, love, so many emotions in a few photographs. Indeed a (wedding) photograph say a 1000 words.
This is taken on the walls of Fort Perch Rock overlooking New Brighton beach. The Fort was placed here for strategic porpoises as it dominates the entry into the Estuary, and as far as wedding photos go it gives a massive field of view. A brilliant sun and New Brighton lighthouse stand guard over Jude and Jay. How perfect is that sky?
A closer version of the previous wedding photograph. I have to pinch myself with the sky. It actually technically not that easy shooting wedding photographs into such a bright sky, well it would be easy as a silhouette but trying to get the detail in the couple requires a lot of additional lighting. In this case the are no fewer than 4 flashguns (speedlights) on a stand to overpower the sun. Hopefully it isn’t obvious that amount of flash power is being used, it just a very balanced image.
A magical blue sky, and a magical couple. They are actually being battered by the wind, just look at the loose clothing on Jay’s jacket as it flaps in the wind.
How chic a couple do they look? Designer all the way.
New Brighton is such a cracking background, massive sandy beaches and on the point of the Wirral. Amazing couple. And just look at the lace and detail of the dress.
And a blue sky in black and white? I kinda like it. Hair blowing in the wind, alright gale!
At the front of the Fort with the stunning car. I even think the yellow lines look good with the deep blue sky. Lots of prime colours. Car is a stunner. Spoke wheels, I bet they take some polishing.
The last one at New Brighton before returning to the guests.
Speeches, fun, fear, laughter. tears, thanking, remembering, looking forward, reflecting on the past. Speeches can enliven a wedding, and give the guests a little insight into the history of the couples. Even the parents often find out things!!!
Cake. Weddings need cake. Life needs cake!
Grave Hotel has a beautiful room that fitted the wedding like a glove.
The first dance in black and white. Such emotion. I think they are dancing like no one is looking.
Perfect end to my day and the start of the party.
Lets get the party started. Time for me to go and for everyone else to let their hair down.
Well that was a wonderful wedding and a total pleasure to be part of it. As a photographer you spend more time with the couple on their big day than anyone else and it was an amazing day to spend with two lovely people. A pleasure indeed.
Thank you for reading the blog and looking at the photographs. I hope they have inspired, shared a bit of the love from a wonderful wedding and made you smile.
And thank you Jay and Jude for employing me to record your big day. It was a joy.
See you all soon.