Tony & Sara’s Hard Day’s Night Hotel Pastel shades wedding.
I’d met up with Tony & Sara quite a few times before their wedding day. We met up at the Alicia Hotel earlier in the year for their engagement shoot and planning meeting, and Sara told me she wanted lots of portraits of them both in Liverpool City Centre on their wedding day. Thing is, when you add weather, football games and the volume of people of a busy Saturday in to the mix – not least the fact that I knew they would want to spend as much time with guests as possible – then longer portraits shoot on the actual wedding day are always a little risky, so my suggestion was we would do another engagement shoot in the city to scout out spots they loved, and that would also mean if things didn’t quite go to plan on the day, Tony & Sara would still have those pictures. You can see that engagement shoot here.
During the planning meeting, Sara & Tony told me all about their plans for the day. The colours in the Hard Day’s Night Hotel are really rich and vibrant, so they had opted for softer, pastel shades that would work well with the interior. They opted for a pale grey suit for Tony, and I knew that was going to look amazing against the walnut panelling in Bar Four (which you can see below) and for the bridesmaids dresses two pastel colours were chosen that also worked well with the venue. Flowers were in complimentary pastel shades to match the bridesmaids dresses, and the mix of bouquets for bridesmaids and flower girls was really beautiful.
Sara had booked ace make-up artist Victoria Spencer who done a fantastic job! The make-up was flawlessly perfect, and it survived all the hugs, kisses, and occasional tear all the way through to the evening and still looked perfect when I left at 10pm! Follow Victoria on Facebook.
On the wedding day, I met Sara at her parents house where she was getting ready with bridesmaids and flower girls. It was such a relaxed chilled out atmosphere and a really lovely family to spend the morning with! Sara knows I love my coffee, and had went out and bought some really strong stuff, so I felt very spoiled! Thank you! 🙂 After getting pictures of Sara getting in to her dress, I headed to the Hard Day’s Night Hotel. When I am going between venues and there’s not a lot of time, I generally get a second photographer or assistant to park my car, but on this day my partner done the parking for me.
Throughout the day, we had a few mini portrait sessions where the couple were only away from guests for 5-10 min, as I find this works much better than a longer session all at one time, and provides a wider variety of pictures too. It was handy we’d had the engagement shoot in the city before the wedding as the weather was heavy rain most of the day, and there were lots of drunken football fans out celebrating / commiserating but we did manage to sneak out for 5 min after the meal to get a handful of photos in Matthew Street.