The Wedding Photography
Gemma always wanted to have her wedding at 30 James Street Hotel, Liverpool, home of the RHS Titanic – White Star Line. A dream come true.
Lewis got ready in one of the hotels grand bedrooms, and being a ‘Army man’, it was only fitting that he was in formal army dress uniform. Their wedding ceremony was to be at St. Peter’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool. Lewis arrive in style, being chauffeured to church with his best man in attendance. The church is famous for the Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby”, and where John Lennon met Paul McCartney.
The weather could not put a damper on the excitement of the day, bridesmaids and mother were escorted in to church by the groomsmen. After the ceremony and confetti, it was only a short drive to Liverpool centre, and 30 James Street Hotel.
30 James Str, Photographs
We have photographed weddings at this historic home of the RMS Titanic venue many times. The magnificent entrance and lobby to the White Star Grand Hall is fantastic opportunity for the photographer. It provides a romantic backdrop to a very special day.
Whilst the couple have a few moments alone to relax, the guests were in the ‘Carpathia Restaurant’ on the top floor. This location gives us great opportunities to photograph everyone in a relaxed and friendly location – it helps that the rooftop bar has great views over Liverpool.
With two photographers in attendance, we are able to photograph the couple and family whilst the other can photograph the guest enjoying the celebration without any intrusion. The breakfast reception is held in the White Star Grand Hall, and it was magnificently decorated by Gemma. After the breakfast reception, the speeches took place.
Speeches and in particular the best-mans speech, gives the photographer fantastic opportunity to take reaction shots to the guests and couple reacting and laughing.
First Dance and Evening Celebrations
After the wedding breakfast, we took the opportunity to sneak a few pictures of the couple alone. The night view from the roof top of 30 James Street, over Liverpool is great a help to photograph special moments with the couple.
And now on to the first dance and the entertainment. Gemma wanted great entertainment, and this was provided in the form of the Jersey Boys tribute act. The evening was exciting and great photographs were taken.
For us the evenings photography was rounded off with sparklers outside the main entrance with the couple and bridal party. It was a joy to capture the many memories of a great day, below is a small selection of the photos of a special day.