Burscough couple Angharad and Tim didn’t follow the crowd when they got married at The Venue Royal Liver Building Liverpool. They planned a day to showcase their personalities which included ring bearing flying owls, colourful flowers and personal touches from Heavenly Blue.
Here is their Royal Liver Building wedding story…
ROYAL LIVER BUILDING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Hi, we are Angharad and Tim, we got married at the Royal Liver Building. We chose this Liverpool wedding venue because we wanted somewhere different with the WOW factor… And The Royal Liver Building defiantly had that!!! We fell in love with the iconic Liverpool venue the minute we stepped inside and I knew that the photos would be absolutely phenomenal.
WEDDING DRESS – “THE ONE”
Ever since I was little, there was a wedding dress shop in Preston, Dan Kerr Brides, which I used to drive past with my mum. I always remember saying “When I’m grown up, I’m going to get my wedding dress from there.” And I did!
My Ronald Joyce wedding gown was called Robyn. It wasn’t anything I ever thought I’d go for but I felt like a princess in it and I just knew “it was the one”! I complimented my look with a pair of designer Jimmy Choo wedding shoes.
The men all wore navy 3 piece suits. All the grooms’ party had white shirts with the same colour ties and hankies. The bridesmaids and Tim had a matching colour theme; he had a lilac shirt with an ivory Hermes tie and the bridesmaids wore detailed lilac dresses.
The day began with bridal preparations at The Shankly Hotel. My Dad came to collect in the morning before we went to the Royal Liver Building. We took the time to do a ‘reveal’ for when my dad first saw me in my wedding dress. It was a beautiful private moment, just Dad and myself in the hall way with Mum watching on and Wes discretely capturing some heartfelt pictures.
Walking down the aisle, holding my dad’s hand was very special (when I finally got to the end after a veil technical fault) and saw Tim. It was very touching and I will remember these moments forever!
ROYAL LIVER BUILDING WEDDING THEME
We didn’t really have a theme. I just knew I didn’t want the same old wedding as everyone else. I chose bright flowers from the time of year and had one of my really close friends, Hannah from Heavenly Blue make all the place settings for the guests and a few other personalised touches that just set it off.
We’ve never been a couple who follow the crowd. We wanted our wedding to showcase our personalities as much as possible. We had flying owls, white doves and a beautiful vintage ladder where we put photos of our parents and grandparents on from their wedding day.
I also had a photo of a friend who should have been a guest, but sadly passed away a few months before. As you can tell, photography is important to us and it was a special part of our wedding.
LIVERPOOL WEDDING VENUE ROYAL LIVER BUILDING
Our wedding ceremony took place in the Bella Ballroom at The Venue Royal Liver Building, a fantastic room with incredible views over the River Mersey as we said: “I DO.” We had 50 guests during the day and 200 in the evening.
The wedding breakfast and evening reception was in the Bertie Suite. It was basically a huge party where everyone danced their asses off, had photos in the Moonbooth, ate from the chocolate fountain and drank copious amounts of alcohol. But most of all had a bloody good night!
WEDDING PLANNING ADVICE
My advice for couples reading this who are planning a wedding… Just take the day as it comes! There’s no point in stressing out as when it gets to the day it’s out of your control! The day is about marrying your best friend and soul mate… Not the messy flowers or wonky cake!
ROYAL LIVER BUILDING WEDDING SUPPLIERS
Key wedding suppliers that made our Royal Liver Building wedding extra special:
Wedding Photographer – Wes Simpson
Katie Jane from The Salon Southport, she did an amazing job on our hair.
Heavenly Blue for all the personal touches and place settings.
Blossoms house of flowers for the phenomenal flowers and decoration.
Love gets sweeter videography.
And of course, our amazing Liverpool wedding photographer Wes Simpson Weddings, who captured meaningful pictures and provided us with a wedding album we love.
FAVOURITE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH
It’s is far too hard to choose just 1 single picture from my wedding day at The Royal Liver Building, but if I had to it would have to be one of the ones of me and Tim just after we said: “I DO” during the ceremony. Wes also got the most amazing photo of my mum and dad as we were saying our vows. An “in-between moment’ as Wes calls them. The picture perfectly sums up their love and pride.
LIVERPOOL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
I knew I wanted Wes as our photographer, even before I was engaged! His photography and portfolio stood out to me in a way that no other photographer did. The shots were natural but captured the feelings, expressions and love absolutely perfectly.
On the wedding day, we had such a laugh with Wes, when we left The Royal Liver Building and went off the get some shots of just me and Tim around the Pierhead and Liverpool waterfront, half of the time, you didn’t even know Wes was there. He showed us things in the pictures he captured that we didn’t even know had happened.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER REVIEW
There’s nothing that I can actually say about how amazing his work really is, the phenomenal photos speak for themselves! Wes captured our day absolutely perfectly and us as a couple. We will treasure our album forever! Thank you, Wes! – Angharad
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