A wedding at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool. Yes, you heard that correctly; a Liverpool wedding to share this time! It’s amazing how this is my home city yet every week I seem to be off photographing weddings in far-flung corners of the UK (not that I’m complaining, I get to see some pretty amazing wedding venues!). I feel like the Rock back in his WWE heyday: “Finally, Andrew HAS COME BACK… to Liverpool…” *crowd roars in approval*
Wrestling nostalgia to one side for a moment. Sophie & Scott were married in Liverpool in a beautiful church ceremony at the picturesque St Helens in Sefton Village, a mere stone’s throw away from my house (as long as you can throw a stone about 4 miles).
Sophie prepared for her wedding day at her parent’s home in Crosby. She had her bridal squad in tow, and I do mean squad- the lovely Nicola, Neema, another Nicola, Dorsey, Lauren and Rebecca (phew). Sophie was the calm centre of an ever more excitable storm 🙂
I do enjoy a busy morning with bridal preparations, it means I can easily hide in plain sight; with hair & makeup being applied, dresses to hang, wedding flowers to inspect and last-minute phonecalls to the groomsmen ensuring final details were being sorted, it really does allow me to blend into the background and truthfully document the morning. The Father of the Groom, Rodney, did very well to keep his head down with so many ladies rushing around.
Long may the tradition of happy chaos continue!
A quick trip in the wedding cars to the church and it was time for the ceremony itself. A gorgeous old building, St Helens is quite a dark church inside, but nothing a couple of quality prime lenses coupled with a full-frame camera couldn’t handle. I don’t like using flash photography during the ceremony if I can possibly help it, it’s awfully distracting and there’s really no need with modern cameras.
The Historic Liverpool Dockland
The Titanic Hotel itself is a spectacular wedding venue, situated on the historic Liverpool City Docks. It forms part of the Stanley Dock complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is earmarked for future greatness; I can’t wait to see what other amazing venues come to life in the area over the coming years!
Sophie & Scott’s wedding reception was held in the Rum Warehouse, a huge space designed to accommodate up to 600 guests in style. Their guests enjoyed drinks and canapés beneath the grand staircase before sitting down for the wedding breakfast, superbly presented by the Titanic Hotel staff.
I always enjoy the speeches, and what a backdrop we had for them! The impressively huge windows looking out over the dock towards the old tobacco warehouse are an amazing feature, a glimpse into Liverpool’s proud past as a world powerhouse.
It was a wonderful day with a truly happy couple, surrounded by their family & friends in one of the North West’s most iconic wedding venues. Thanks for looking at this Titanic Hotel wedding in Liverpool, and don’t forget to contact me if you’re looking for a photographer for your own wedding. You can check out one of my previous Liverpool Weddings here.
Titanic Hotel Liverpool Wedding Photography by Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher