Yesterday was a fantastic day across the water on the Wirral where I documented the wedding of Michael and Sarah at the stunning venue that was Leasowe Castle Hotel. It was a late ceremony but Sarah was keen on having the Bridal Preparations so with they opted for the Silver Package but simply moving the timings to suit. I arrived as the girls were having their hair and make-up done by two beauty professionals upstairs.
I captured a couple of photos before heading into the bedroom which included all of the essential wedding attire and accessories for me to photograph. The room was beautiful and gave me the perfect backdrop for each shot. Once I was done I headed back to the Bridal party where they were getting closer to finishing up. All it was time for was for the girls to get dresses on and with half an hour before the ceremony began I headed downstairs to meet and greet both Mick and the registrars.
The ceremony kicked off with Bridesmaids, Flower girl and Paige boy making their way down the aisle before the beautiful Bride walked with her proud Dad towards her very soon-to-be Husband who was waiting slightly anxiously at the front. It was a lovely ceremony and when words and rings were exchanged it was time for the official signing of the register. A few snaps later and the new Mr & Mrs Gainford were heading back up the aisle hand-in-hand, smiling away to their family and friends who all came to witness and enjoy the occasion.
As everyone headed outside we cracked on and began the formal groups as I knew timings were tight. Most of the guests were having a drink in the bar whilst enjoying a saxophone player who entertained everyone on behalf of Michael and Sarah. We completed the groups in good time resulting in having a short time of the more intimate shots of the newly weds together before the wedding coordinator officially invited all family and friends to take up their seats to then announce the happy couple into the reception room for speeches.
The speeches included Sarah’s Dad, Michael and Michael’s Best men and all three were absolutely brilliant! I had an awesome day capturing it all and I hope it was a memorable one for not just Michael and Sarah but for everyone else too.
Enjoy these sneak peek shots from their day and I look forward to sending the remainder out shortly 🙂