All you need is love – Vikki and Jamie were a pleasure to photograph

Vikki and Jamie tie the knot at the beautiful, picturesque, 4* Leverhulme Hotel, Wirral on the sunniest day of the year so far!

I first met Vikki and Jamie on a dark, cold winters night last year when we met up to talk about their upcoming wedding.  Consequently, I knew instantly that they were my kind of people.  Firstly, they have two gorgeous children, Poppy and Jude, who I took an instant fondness to.  Furthermore, they are similar ages to my own two children, Joseph and Victoria.  Secondly, I knew they wanted a range of authentic, unposey (yes that is a word, I made it up!) photographs that reflected their special day.  Right up my street.  And finally, I had that bit of a challenge that I love from a client.  Each time it can be something different but a common thread is usually that they hate having their photograph taken.  Let’s be honest though, most people do, right?

Mega preparations for a bride, two ‘grown up’ bridesmaids, three ‘mini’ bridesmaids and two page boys was cool as cucumber!

I tell you something, when I got married, I don’t remember my preparation being so relaxed and unrushed.  In reality,  I had no page boys and only two mini bridesmaids!  Vikki was so organised and calm throughout all of her getting ready time I was mega impressed!  It was such a lovely atmosphere and I doubled up as helper to get the little ones dressed.  As a result, we had plenty of time to get photos whilst the grown ups finished getting ready.  Nicola Joyce did a fab job with the hair and make up and the mini bridesmaids loved getting their hair curled, you could tell they felt like princesses!

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I just LOVE this one of Poppy sat just in front of Mum’s dress from Opulence Bridalwear (don’t worry, it did’t get creased!) and what you can’t see is that she is watching Mum as she has her final make up applied.  Lovely.

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There was even time for a few photos before the ceremony started.  I asked Poppy to sit in front of Mummy and for her to count how many flowers she could see.  I defy anyone to say that this isn’t the cutest picture ever!

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To have and to hold, til this day forward….

The ceremony was such a lovely affair.  You could feel the love envelope the room as friends and family watched Vikki and Jamie tie the knot.  Having the view I have from the very front, I just love watching people’s reactions to the big moment, makes my heart melt!  I’m sure you agree the happiness on their face is a picture!

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Feeling hot, hot, hot on the hottest day of the year!

Vikki and Jamie got it spot on weather wise, it was absolutely beautiful.  Not a cloud in the sky, the prettiest blue you have ever seen and a warmth to the skin that reminded me of being in the Mediterranean!   The outdoor photos were an absolute pleasure.

When you look at Vikki and Jamie here, does it look like they don’t like their photos being taken?  Mission accomplished!  Some of my favourite photos are of when two people are talking together and only they know what is being said.  I wonder what Jamie was saying to Vikki here?

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Similarly, this photograph of Vikki and Joanne is gorgeous.  Two best friends having a moment together.  Lovely.

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And they’re off!!!!

Not only did Vikki and Jamie pick the hottest day of the year but also Grand National Day!  The theme was brilliant and all guests got a bet on the big race which was so lovely!  The staff at The Leverhulme Hotel did a fantastic job all day!  You could feel the anticipation in the room with people checking phones discreetly whilst at the bar or tucking into the lovely food!

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I have to include a photo of the cake too from Amy’s Cake Designs, don’t I?  It looked delicious!!

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I think this picture sums up the essence of the day beautifully…

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Vikki and Jamie, you and your gorgeous family and friends were an absolute pleasure to photograph and thank you so much for the kind feedback:

Thank you so much to Bev for photographing our special wedding day. The photos truly are amazing! Bev has captured every little detail of our special day and of all our lovely family/friends. I can’t thank Bev enough for the work she has done and for how lovely she was on the day. Bev – you made everything seem so effortless and natural, thank you so much.. Could not recommend enough xxxxx

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