I was so excited before this wedding. Siobhan was a bridesmaid at one of my favourite weddings from the year before (you can see Katy and Tony’s super fun Knowsley Hall wedding here) and not only that but she was engaged to the bride’s brother. I had such fun and knew their Thornton Manor wedding would be a contender for my favourite 2015 wedding before I had even filmed it!
We started the day as we do filming both the Bride and Groom. Siobhan was getting ready with her family and bridesmaids at her parents house in New Brighton while Gary got ready at home with his friends. Both houses were busy and buzzing with excitement. Siobhan was all smiles and you couldn’t help getting a little giddy for her. We were soon heading over to St James with Emmanuel church down the road to film the ceremony. The vicar doing their service was actually from Siobhan’s old primary school so it made for a really personal wedding ceremony.
They were pronounced husband and wife and headed out in to the beautiful sunshine with their guests before being showered in confetti.
Guests piled on to their awaiting bus as the bride and groom enjoyed a drive in their beautiful wedding car. We all made our way to Thornton Manor in the Wirral ready for the wedding reception. Guests enjoyed ice cream and canapés in Thornton Manor’s mature gardens. Their photographer, Teressa C Photography, had fun getting all the group shots as people kept getting caught up chatting and eating ice cream! Then we decided to whisk the couple away to get some cute shots of just the two of them before heading back inside.
The wedding breakfast and speeches came next and everyone did a great job of getting them just right, happy tears and lots of laughter from all their guests!
We were soon being ushered out to get that cake cut before everyone headed back in to the ballroom ready to watch the first dance. The Bride’s Dad had a special surprise up his sleeve and part way through their first dance an Elvis track came on. I could see the confusion on everyones face and Siobhan even mouthed to Gary that she thought it sounded like someone singing. Well, she was right! Elvis made his way through the crowd to serenade them and then performed a few tracks for the happy couple and their guests.
I LOVED making this wedding Highlights film and couldn’t wait to share it with the couple. They also loved it…
“Charlene we love it!
I must have watched it at least 100 times since you sent me it!
Thank you so much. It’s great and it just sums up the whole day for me. I didn’t stop smiling once!
Gary was really unsure of getting a video because he hates seeing himself on camera but he absolutely loves it, we both do.
Thank you again – you really are amazing!”
Wedding Ceremony – St James with Emmanuel Church, New Brighton
Wedding Reception – Thornton Manor, Thornton Hough, Wirral
Wedding Photographer – Teresa C Photography, Knowsley
Ice Cream Cart – Vitaliano’s Ice Cream,