If you're getting married in the winter, there's a chance that the weather will not permit you to venture outside for photographs - fortunately lots of wedding venues are absolutely stunning indoors as well as outdoors, and Leasowe Castle on the Wirral Peninsula is no exception: stunning inside and out!
Sammy (my partner photographer) and I arrived mid-winter at Leasowe Castle to a howling wind, but found inside to be a warm, cosy contrast to the elements outside. We were directed upstairs to meet our bride, Rosie, who was having her hair done and was a little nervous about her big day, but incredibly happy, smiling and laughing with her bridesmaids. We asked her whether, later on, we could do the group portraits indoors, due to the weather, and she happily agreed.
I left Sammy photographing the bridal preparations for a bit, and went to meet our Groom, Callan.
(The boys' suits were from Slaters, Liverpool)
After photographing Callan and the boys a little, I went downstairs to capture some details of the ceremony room, beautifully decorated with flowers by Michelle Anne Floristry, Warrington.
After the ceremony it was time to go through our list of formal group portraits. We chose to pose these photographs in front of the fireplace, using Leasowe Castle's lovely chairs.
Then it was time to capture our bride and groom alone, with the help of a massive mirror...
...and by photographing through the gorgeous chandelier over the spiral staircase - as seen in the first image of this post, and here:
Mr & Mrs Beckett's lovely wedding cake was baked by Cakes by Kerry!
The evening party was incredible, with music provided by the in-house DJ and the awesome cover band: Friends of the Bride.
Check out Mr & Mrs Beckett's Photo Story: