I’ve photographed many weddings in Liverpool over the last decade, and this location has featured as a backdrop many times in my portfolio, but I’ve never had the opportunity to shoot at one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings; the infamous Royal Liver Building.

Dramatic wide angle bride and groom portrait outside the Royal Liver building

We got these portraits just before sunset. The location on Liverpool’s┬áriverside makes it a great location for sunset portraits.

sunset bride and groom portrait outside the Royal Liver Building

These are a couple of my favourite portraits from the day, but I am skipping ahead a little.

The Wedding Ceremony

Laura & Mark were to be married at St Michaels Church in Aughton. It’s a super friendly church, everyone I spoke to was lovely, and the officiate was happy with me getting a few photos of Laura walking down the aisle, before dashing to he back to shoot the ceremony with the beautiful windows as a backdrop.

bride and bridesmaids arrive at St Michaels church in Aughton

brie and father walk towards church before wedding ceremony

black and white photo of bride walking down the aisle at St Michaels church Aughton

bride and groom exchange vows in St Michaels church, Aughton

How many people can we fit in the register signing photo? Everyone. My fisheye lens comes in handy for situations like this!

bridal part in register signing room

bride and groom walk up aisle together after wedding ceremony

hugs and congratulations with bride and groom outside church

bride and groom greet guests outside church after the wedding ceremony

confetti outside St Michaels church Aughton

Royal Liver Building Wedding Reception

After enjoying the ice cream at the church, everyone headed to the Royal Liver Building for the wedding reception. The space is bright and all white, so it’s a blank canvas for whatever your wedding day colour scheme features. Laura and Mark went for a rustic feel with lilac as the accent colour.

the wedding breakfast room at the Royal Liver building

wedding breakfast room styling at the Royal Liver building

The kids were all on their own table and had games and colour coordinated bowls of lego to play with during the wedding breakfast. I thought this was such a cool idea!

kids table ideas with lego at the Royal Liver building

Where to do Group Photos?

We done a few group photos outside the Royal Liver Building – but a word of warning – it was a bit windy!

group photos outside the Royal Liver Building

family portrait outside the Royal Liver Building

Where to do Couple Portraits?

St Nicks church gardens in across the road, so we nipped across there for a few portraits with the Royal Liver Building as a backdrop.

bride and groom portrait with the Royal Liver building in the background

On the way back, I grabbed this portrait of Laura and Mark as they waited to cross the road.

bride and groom portrait with traffic

The First Dance

Laura and Mark take to the dancefloor as their wedding guests watch and take photos.

the couples first dance in the royal liver building

bride and groom have their first dance as guests watch at the Royal Liver Building

 

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