Bride and groom on Harly Davidson motorbike outside St Georges Hall Liverpool

Liverpool Shankly Hotel Wedding Photographer

Kerry and Michael’s Liverpool wedding story.

Shankly Hotel Wedding Photography Liverpool.

I’m thrilled to share Kerry and Michael’s sage, black, and gold-themed wedding at the Shankly Hotel and St George’s Hall in Liverpool—a day filled with love and special memories.

In Kerry’s own words, here’s a glimpse into their unforgettable wedding in the city of Liverpool…

From our first Zoom meeting, we knew Wes was the perfect photographer for us. His professionalism and friendly demeanour made us feel at ease.

The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool

St Georges Hall and Liverpool Shankly Hotel Wedding

Hi, we’re Kerry and Michael Stanton. This is our St George’s Hall and Liverpool Shankly Hotel wedding story. I’m an administrator at a primary school and Michael is a client service officer at a debt recovery agency. We’ve been together for 16 years.

I first met Mike at a party while dating his friend. We hit it off instantly, much to my ex’s dismay. After we split, Mike persistently asked me out. Our first proper date was dinner, drinks, and dancing in Liverpool. The rest is history.

A Spooky Proposal

Mike proposed on Halloween 2018. He transformed our house into a candlelit haven, dressed as Count Dracula, with “Don’t Fear the Reaper” playing. I came home as Wednesday Addams to find pumpkins carved with “Will you” and a ring. I said, “Of course I will.”

Shortly after we started planning our St Georges Hall and Liverpool Shankly Hotel wedding.

Liverpool St George’s Hall Wedding Ceremony

We got married in Liverpool and we chose St George’s Hall for its grand, historic charm. Our reception at the Shankly Hotel was the perfect Scouse celebration. The wedding took place on the May bank holiday weekend, which gave everyone an extra day to recover from the celebrations.

After the wedding ceremony, we made use of St Georges Hall’s famous steps for family photos and we had a walk through the gardens on the way back to Liverpool Shankly Hotel with our wedding photographer Wes capturing us along the way.

The photography was very natural and informal. It was more about capturing memories, than posing for photos, which is exactly what we wanted.

During the ceremony we exchanged rings and we had an extra one made to include our son Hendrix and to celebrate us being a family.

Liverpool Shankly Hotel Wedding Reception

Our wedding day began and ended at the Liverpool Shankly Hotel. My dad arrived on a Harley Davidson for a grand entrance, and I rode to St George’s Hall in style. We had a beautiful ceremony followed by a reception at the Liverpool Shankly Hotel with 44 guests.

Our Liverpool Shankly Hotel wedding colour scheme was sage, black, and gold, featuring foliage instead of flowers and Tarot cards as table names.

I wore two vintage dresses from Vintage Lane Bridal, Bolton, and Mike wore a tailored suit from Slaters, Liverpool. We left St George’s Hall in matching black denim jackets, one saying “Until death” and the other “do us part.”

Wedding Highlights

Some of our St Georges Hall and Shankly Hotel wedding photography highlights include:

  • Wes, our relaxed and adventurous wedding photographer.
  • My dad’s motorbike entrance.
  • Memorable speeches.
  • Our son, Hendrix dancing to “I’m Still Standing.”
  • Guests danced all day and night.

Liverpool Wedding Suppliers

Some of the wedding suppliers that made our day perfect include:

  • Photographer: Wes Simpson
  • Room Decor: Susan Kiernan
  • Makeup & Nails: Alex Jones MUA
  • Dresses: Vintage Lane Bridal & Boutique
  • Suits: Slaters Liverpool
  • Hair: Hayley Kiernan Brown
  • Cake: Lesley’s Cake Creations
  • Rings: Wongs, Liverpool
  • TikTok Video: Adam Madeloso
  • Alterations: Win Lin & Sarah Powell
  • Reception: Shankly Hotel Liverpool
  • Singer: Steffi Lorena
  • DJ: Andy Nav
  • Special Mention: Phil McGuiness

Liverpool Shankly Hotel Wedding Photographer Testimonial

From the moment we met Wes via Zoom we knew we wanted him as our wedding photographer, he was so honest, friendly and helpful. At the same time, he had an aura of professionalism about him.

As a bride and groom who understand the importance of dedicating time to a photographer, we planned an unintrusive, unstrict schedule to capture our big day. What we didn’t realise is that we got a 2-4-1 when we hired Wes, as Wes is also a stuntman! He quite literally risked his life to get “the photo”.

On one occasion he was sandwiched between a car and a bus in the middle of the road. He’d give Ethan Hunt a run for his money! Nothing felt posed or unnatural with Wes and he never rushed us at all. Given the previews, we can’t wait to see the full range of photos. 

Wedding Planning Tips

  • Do what makes you happy.
  • Speeches before the wedding breakfast.
  • No phones at the ceremony.
  • Book Wes Simpson—you won’t be disappointed!


If I had the give a movie title to sum up our St Georges Hall and Liverpool Shankly Hotel wedding, it would be: True Romance – who says romance is dead?

With love,

Kerry and Michael.

Getting Married in Liverpool?

I hope you enjoyed Kerry and Michael’s Liverpool Shankly Hotel wedding photography story as much as I loved photographing their special day.

Are you planning a wedding at iconic venues like St George’s Hall and the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool? I’d love to hear from you. Contact me today and let’s talk about your wedding photography desires.

Why Choose Liverpool for Your Wedding?

Liverpool’s historic and picturesque venues, like St George’s Hall and the Shankly Hotel, offer stunning backdrops for wedding photos. The city’s rich architecture, vibrant culture, and charming streets make for diverse and beautiful photo opportunities, perfect for capturing unforgettable memories.

Why Choose Wes Simpson as Your Liverpool Wedding Photographer?

  1. Experience and Expertise: I have extensive experience photographing weddings at St George’s Hall and the Liverpool Shankly Hotel, ensuring I know the best spots and lighting conditions.
  2. Personal Connection: From the initial Zoom meeting to the big day, I build a personal connection with couples, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
  3. Professionalism and Creativity: My professionalism is matched by my creativity. I capture moments naturally, without making them feel posed or rushed.
  4. Daring Shots: Known for going the extra mile, I ensure every moment is captured perfectly, even if it means taking risks for the best shots.
  5. Unmatched Quality: My photos speak for themselves, with countless couples praising my ability to capture the essence of their special day.

Ready to capture your Liverpool wedding? Don’t wait—book me, Wes Simpson, as your Liverpool wedding photographer and ensure your special day is remembered for a lifetime.

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