I was so delighted when Paul & Michael chose me as the photographer for their Hallmark Hotel Liverpool Wedding. This was my first same sex wedding and I couldn’t wait to photograph their special day. I had been to the lovely Hallmark Hotel Liverpool South, formerly known as the Best Western Alicia Hotel several times before and the venue location never disappoints. It kisses the fringe of Sefton Park and offers so much romance and possibility throughout the day.
Paul & Michael decided on a very relaxed day spent at the Hallmark Hotel with all of their friends and family. An example of this was that the grooms desired to get ready in their suite and remain together for the day. The mothers and bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done downstairs leisurely as the grooms came in and out, everyone drinking and laughing with excitement.
As the guests began to arrive the rain cleared and the Liverpool sun peaked through the clouds giving Paul & Michael a lovely beginning to their much anticipated ceremony. There were so many moments throughout the day but my favourite was watching Michael so emotional as he stood looking at Paul. The candles and romantic lighting added to the ambiance and mood of the entire ceremony. Following the ceremony all of their friends and family welcomed them in the outside courtyard for a celebration of laughter. After some group photographs with everyone in the terraced garden the guests headed indoors to the glasshouse conservatory to enjoy some drinks and canapés. They had that most fantastic singer that really kicked off the celebrations and set the tone for the afternoon. Brilliant dancing ensued amongst the tables from the junior guests and wedding party.
The evening began when all of the guests headed downstairs grabbing champagne and raiding the sweet cart at the entrance. Paul & Michael gave the most hilarious but quick speeches so everyone could enjoy the reception. The evening couldn’t be described as anything but FUN! I have never seen so many people pile onto the dance floor and party the night away.
A huge congratulations to Paul & Michael, thank you for inviting me to photograph your Hallmark Hotel Liverpool Wedding. Here are just a few photos from the wedding day:
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