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Natalie & Adam's Liverpool Town Hall & Corinthian Grand Wedding

Liverpool Town Hall & the Doubletree Corinthian Grand Hotel, Liverpool - April 2019



Natalie & Adam's wedding was a real highlight of 2019. As you'll see from the gallery that follows, the wedding was set in the heart of Liverpool, my hometown and one of Europe's most decorated and cultured cities - plus, to make it even better, both Natalie & Adam wanted to explore some of the city for their portrait photos too!


The wedding itself was themed around the television series - Games of Thrones. Their set up by the amazing White Events at Liverpool's Doubletree Corinthian Grand Hotel in the heart of the City Centre was breathtaking and even featured two thrones for the married couple to enjoy the wedding breakfast on.


I arrived early at the couples house on the Wirral to capture Natalie's bridal preparations, alongside the wonderful Charlotte Kristina Make Up & Beauty and Wallasey's own Annie J hair stylist. Then, after a short drive through the tunnel to Liverpool, I met up with Adam and the rest of the wedding party outside the impressive Liverpool Town Hall (scene of many iconic Liverpool events & celebrations). On entering the Town Hall, the first thing you are struck with is the impressive red carpeted, marbled staircase leading to the upstairs ceremony room, today decorated by White Events with string music by the Harmony String Quartet.



























Following the ceremony and group photographs on the stunning stairs, a family friend with a gorgeous Bentley chauffeured the three of us over to the Baltic Triangle area of town, where I'd previously scouted some really urban feeling locations to match Natalie & Adam's ambitions for dramatic, urban images.


We utilised Paul Curtis' "Liver Bird" artwork (...much to the delight of nearby tourists who got to see a 'real bride"!) before going onto Jamaica Street and using a graffiti backdrop for some really fun and edgy urban shots. I loved this part of the day - as it was a break away from some of the more traditional images and a chance to do something really challenging and different.










Afterwards, on the way back to the reception at the Corinthian Liverpool Grand Hotel - we stopped off back at Exchange Flags at the rear of Liverpool Town Hall for some more shots, with the striking town hall in the background. It was also pretty quiet here - and I wanted to allow Natalie & Adam a few minutes just to go for a walk and take time out without tourists watching them. This also produced some really natural shots of them walking and a few more styled images with the red telephone box!




Back at the Liverpool Doubletree Corinthian Grand, I got shots of the room set up before the speeches began. The room was lavishly decorated with tall floral vases at either end of the room, with the centrepiece head table featuring the thrones and simple white & green florals matching Natalie's bouquet by the Art of Flowers based on the Wirral.


Built in 1883, The Corinthian Grand is one of Liverpool’s Top Wedding & Event Venues which has been lovingly restored over the last 10-years to its original 19th Century beauty, complete with bespoke Italian mosaic floors leading to the lavish sweeping staircase that provides incredible photo opportunities.





As night fell and the evening guests arrived - the wedding room in the Corinthian took on a new ambience, with the dance floor busy and Natalie, Adam and their friends partying the night away. However, I always love to finish the night with a few outdoor shots - and whilst the busy Dale Street traffic passed, I set up two off-camera speed lights and shot Nat & Adam through the passing traffic - creating a shot I love with the red tail lights highlighting the urban feel of this wedding.





FEEDBACK...

Joe is such a lovely guy and amazing at what he does. He captured our big day perfectly and was open to any suggestions. I wanted a bit of drama in our photos; our gallery is everything we could’ve asked for and more. Joe is very professional and like other reviews say, you hardly notice he is there (sorry Joe!)
Thank you so much for everything, you really are the best. Nat & Adam xx

SUPPLIER DETAILS...


Venue

Company name: Corinthian Grand, Doubletree Liverpool / Liverpool Town Hall

Contact name: Mike Brandreth / Leanna Turpin

Telephone: 0151 541 7116 / 0151 233 4169

Website or social media: Instagram @doubletreeliv / www.liverpooltownhall.co.uk

Location (county): Liverpool, Merseyside

Photographer

Company name: Photography by Joe Bickerton

Contact name: Joe Bickerton

Telephone: 07803136172

Website or social media: www.photographyjoebickerton.com

Location (county): Cheshire, Merseyside

Dresses (boutique)

Company name: Boutique Brides of Crosby

Contact name: Debbie

Telephone: 0151 924 1698

Website or social media: https://www.boutiquebrides.co.uk

Location (county): Liverpool, Merseyside

Jewellery and accessories (boutique)

Company name: Catherall’s Jewellers

Contact name: Adrian Catherall

Telephone: 0151 638 4270

Website or social media: https://www.catherallsdiamonds.co.uk

Location (county): Wallasey

Hair stylist

Company name: Annie J Hair

Contact name: Annie Johnson

Telephone: 0151 639 1177

Website or social media: Instagram @hairbyannie__

Location (county): Wallasey, Merseyside

Make-up artist

Company name: Charlotte Kristina Make Up & Beauty

Contact name: Charlotte O’Loughlin

Telephone: 0151 639 1177

Website or social media: https://www.facebook.com/ckmakeupandbeauty/

Location (county): Wallasey, Merseyside

Suits (store)

Company name: Suit Direct

Telephone: 0151 357 3009

Website or social media: www.suitdirect.co.uk

Location (county): Cheshire

Cake

Company name: Michelle’s

Contact name: Michelle Copeland

Website or social media: @michcopey

Location (county): Wallasey, Merseyside

Flowers

Company name: The Art of Flowers

Contact name: Lesley

Telephone: 0151637 2277

Website or social media: http://www.theartofflowers.co.uk

Location (county): Wallasey, Merseyside

Transport

Provided by a family friend who kindly loaned us his Bentley for the day


Stationery

Company name: A R Star Design

Contact name: Laura Harford

Website or social media: Instagram @a_r_star_

Location (county): Wallasey, Merseyside

Catering

Company name: ALL VIA LIVERPOOL DOUBLETREE HILTON

Wedding rings

Company name: Wongs Jewellers

Contact name: Lisa Foxcroft

Telephone: 0151 236 1552

Website or social media: https://www.wongsjewellers.co.uk

Location (county): Liverpool, Merseyside

Service provided: Pre Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast Music

Company name: Harmony String Quartet

Contact name: Charli Daw

Telephone: 07837870354

Website or social media: www.harmonystringquartet.co.uk

Location (county): Cheshire

Service provided: Venue Dressing

Company name: White Events

Contact name: Danilo Rossi

Telephone: 0151 608 3694

Website or social media: https://www.white-event.co.uk

Location (county): Prenton, Merseyside


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