If you like city weddings then you’ll love Jenna and Steven’s Hilton Liverpool Wedding story.

The couple met online and have been together for 9 years. They got married at a family church in the South of the city, before heading into town for their wedding reception at the trendy Hilton Liverpool.


Bride and bridesmaids walking through Liverpool Hilton Liverpool wedding photography

Wedding Preparations Hilton Liverpool

Jenna got ready at the Hilton Liverpool with all the girls and her sister who gave her away; there was such a relaxed vibe even though she ran unusually late. Jenna wore a Mori Lee princess dress with a cathedral length veil and scattered diamantes’. The dress was from Natalie Ann Brides of Liverpool, actually the whole wedding party was dressed by Natalie Ann Brides (all 19 of them!) Jenna’s perfect wedding gown was completed with Jimmy Choo shoes which added some sparkle to an elegantly simple dress, she looked perfect. The girls then travelled in style in a white Rolls Royce to the ceremony.

A Church Wedding in Liverpool

The ceremony took place at the couples local church -St. Margaret Mary’s in Liverpool. The ceremony began with a beautiful reading and finished with them walking down the aisle and being showered with colourful confetti. It was a wonderful ceremony, full of smiles and lots of cheer. The priest who christened their children and conducted the funeral of Jenna’s grandfather conducted the ceremony.

It was really important to the couple that this priest conducted the ceremony and it was made even more special by the fact that it was the last wedding he did at the church as he left two days later. I love the fact the couple didn’t have any decoration in the church as Jenna wanted it to be just as she remembered as a child; A beautiful traditional church with no needed additions.

After the ceremony, the newly married couple and I went to the pier head on the Liverpool waterfront for a mini-photoshoot. We got some beautiful pictures with some great Liverpool landmarks including; The Liver Buildings and The Beatles statues (this is a must if you’re from Liverpool). The couple then mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for me to get some natural photos.

Wedding Reception Hilton Liverpool

Jenna and Steven chose to have their wedding reception at The Hilton Liverpool because it’s the first place they ever stayed together and it’s where they always go on special date nights. The Hilton Liverpool is a modern hotel just stone’s throw away from the Liverpool One shopping complex. The hotel itself has a real party atmosphere (and is a good place for celebrity spotting), especially in the main room when the lights go down.

For the wedding reception, the couple had planned drinks with canapés on arrival and live music for their guests, and everyone really enjoyed it – it also allowed Jenna and Steven the time to speak to their guests and have some extra pictures taken. Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast, which was a 3-course meal.

They had speeches before the starter and main courses, which were really touching. Steven – The groom had dreaded his speech since the day he proposed. The father of the groom heckled the best man when he lost his way halfway through his speech and the sister of the bride had everyone both laughing and crying. After the speeches, the guests were treated to the shock and surprise of ‘singing waiters.’ This gave all the guests something to talk about!

Liverpool Wedding Photography Portraits

After the speeches, the fun-loving Liverpool couple wanted to have 10 minutes to themselves before the night time guests arrived. This was the perfect time to incorporate some unique wedding portraits of just the two of them. The couple are proud scousers and as they got married in the heart of the city they wanted some relaxed documentary style wedding photos of them both that would showcase their personalities and the wedding location, so we headed out of the hotel and down towards Liverpool One shopping complex which resulted in Jenna the bride being serenaded on a street piano.

The Gift Of Time: A Suprise Rolex Watch

As we headed back to the hotel Jenna presented her Groom with a beautiful Rolex watch. Steven had always dreamed of owning a precious timepiece so when Jenna stopped him at the shooting water fountain outside the Hilton and handed him the iconic green box containing the Rolex watch his reaction was priceless.

Wedding Tips

The couple says if your planning a Hilton Liverpool Wedding or anywhere else in the world, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is don’t listen to what other people say, have what you want and spend what you want. As long as you have the day you want it will always be worth it. The only thing you are left with after the day is the pictures, so choose the right photographer.

Hilton Liverpool Wedding Photography Testimony

Brides words: “We would 100% recommended Wes. I love that our photographs reflect the day we had, they are not staged or with fake smiles. You can see the happiness in all our faces. We wanted a relaxed day that was documented in photographs so Wes was the perfect photographer as this is his style. I definitely would and do recommend Wes to everyone and I can’t wait for him to photograph our vow renewal.”  – Jenna

 If you’re getting married at Hilton Liverpool or further afield and looking for a wedding photographer to capture the magic of your wedding day, get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

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