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I was looking forward to this wedding as it meant I was heading over to Liverpool to document this lovely couple’s big day inside the absolutely stunning venue that is the Palm House in Sefton Park.

The day however started off at their home in the area of Broadgreen, Liverpool which saw me document the build up of the girls getting ready. I also made sure I got plenty of snaps of the smaller details which are most of the time forgotten after the day has gone. It was a very enjoyable morning as they had their hair and make-up done by a group of lovely and talented professionals. Before I left, Melanie had a special request for a photo she had seen of her bridesmaids surrounding a mirror looking at the reflection of the beautiful bride in her gorgeous dress.

I left and headed to Saint Oswald King and Martyr Catholic Church for the ceremony. I met up with Ian before proceedings began to make sure he was happy. Everyone was in high spirits as they headed inside to get to their seats. I waited outside as a police officer arrived who was a good friend of Melanie’s and wanted to offer her best wishes. Melanie and her Dad then prepared themselves for the grand entrance as they joined the bridal party. The ceremony included a couple of lovely readings and a band who sang the hymns. Rings were soon exchanged and the register was soon signed and once a final blessing had been done they were heading back down the aisle as husband and wife.

Everyone congratulated the newly weds before jumping on a coach and heading for the reception venue. As I arrived I soon saw the iconic Liverpool wedding venue across the very green Sefton Park. I quickly got some shots before Ian and Melanie arrived in their classic car. We cracked on with the formal group shots to get them out the way so the guests can enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and celebrations.

After a check of the room the new Mr & Mrs Milner awaited their arrival from the instruction of the wedding coordinator as their guests eagerly waited at their table. As the wedding breakfast concluded it was time for the speeches. There was 4 great and funny speeches spoken by the father of the bride, the groom and finally the 2 best men. I always look forward to this moment whilst capturing people’s reactions and emotions.

Time got away with us as evening guests started to arrive although I realised that I hadn’t got many shots of the lovely couple together, so we headed out into Sefton Park for the more intimate shots of them together. They were fantastic in front of the camera although we didn’t have much time as we soon headed back to get them set for the first dance.

We still managed to squeeze in a quick throw of the bouquet before the cutting of the cake and then their wedding band sang a great rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Everywhere’.

I hope they had an absolutely memorable day with their lovely family and friends who were superb! Even the kids seemed to have enjoyed themselves and I was laughing so much when they thought I was supposed to take the disposable cameras with me because I was the photographer

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