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Katie & Iain’s Thornton Hall Wedding Video

By Lovegetssweeter @LoveGetsSweeter

Filming weddings in the Wirral will always have a special place in my heart as it’s where Lee and I got married nearly 9 years ago.

a bride and groom are showered in biodegradable pink and white confetti outside Saviours church in Oxton Wirral for their wedding video

But this is all about Katie and Iain!

This wedding saw me head over to see Katie at her parents stunning family home in Prenton to hang out with her family and girls.

My assistant Paul head over to see Iain and his groomsman nearby in Birkenhead.

It was a brilliant contrast of glamourous girls relaxing, giggling and enjoying the prosecco in coordinating wedding robes whilst the boys hung out in their football kits drinking beer and listening to dance music before getting ready!

You can watch their wedding video below. Then , if you’d like to find out more, scroll down to have a read about their wedding day as well as links to their favorite wedding suppliers who helped make it extra special…

Jane Hockey was working alongside me to capture their wedding photos.

Kelly from Boudoir Hair and Emma Lampkin (someone who had been a mere Facebook friend from many years ago pre wedding world so it was crazy to meet at an actual wedding) were also there getting the girls make-up and hair perfected before it was time to get everyone around to open the gifts.

a stunning white satin Ellis bridal dress hangs on a door frame by an elegant chandelier by the staircase
the bride cuddles up with her bridesmaids in their matching wedding robes as they pose for their wedding photographer Jane Hockey
the groom sits on a sofa between his Dad and best man as he opens gifts from his bride for the wedding video in wirral
a flower girl looks on as the bride tries to hold the tears back on the wedding video after opening her future husbands wedding gift
a bridesmaid tries to stop herself from crying as she watches her friend open her wedding gifts
the groom looks in a mirror as he straightens his ivory tie and navy suit at home

Iain had Katie crying with his super thoughtful wedding gifts, which then set a few of the Bridesmaid’s off too! Lots of ‘dab don’t wipe’ comments to ensure the make-up didn’t run before they all dashed upstairs to get ready in to their full length pink bridesmaid dresses.

Katie had her Mum on hand to get her ready. She looks breath-taking in her classic off the shoulder Ellis Bridal wedding dress. She had that real old Hollywood glamour look going on with her high bun and dripping in sparkly jewelry.

a classic old hollywood style bride takes a deep breath pouting her red lips with her reflection in the mirror behind her on the wedding video
a bride delicately holds on to her beaded wedding veil before getting married in Birkenhead
the mother of the bride shrugs her shoulds in excitement as she helps her daughter with the finishing touches to her wedding outfit with the videographer and photographer capturing the moment in their home in the wirral
you are always in my heart locket hanging by the brides fingers as she holds her wedding bouquet tied in ivory ribbon tightly before getting married

It was enough to have Dad speechless and unable to fight back the tears as she glided down the stairs to meet him.

The boys took a while to figure out the button holes but were soon making their way to St Saviours Church near Oxton to wait nervously for the Bride.

a bride glides down the stairs at her parents home in Prenton wearing an off the shoulder white ellis bridal dress and classic high bun and veil
the dad fights happy tears as he sees his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress at their home in Prenton
a video still of the brides dad reacting to seeing his daughter the bride for the first time
3 brides maids gush over their bride as they see her for the first time. They all look so happy for her as one reaches out to admire her earrings on the wedding video

Locals and family friends gathered to enjoy a glimpse of the stunning bride before she was linking arms with her Dad and making her way down the aisle.

The best moment of any wedding is this.

That eagerly anticipated walk down the aisle to get married and when you see each other for the first time.

It’s the moment I feel the most pressure as I want to be able to capture both reactions but also that whole moment, of everyone there and all those excited butterflies in your belly.

Iain didn’t disappoint with his reaction as he turned away from Katie to wipe away his tears.

the bride links her dad's arm in the doorway of St Saviours church before walking down the aisle captured on her wedding video
the groom wipes a tear away with his hand after seeing his bride walk down the aisle in her classic Ellis Bridal dress with her dad all caught on video by love gets sweeter
the groom greets his bride with a kiss after she's walked down the traditional church aisle at St Saviours in Birkenhead

Their Priest did an amazing sermon which somehow managed to include ‘What Is Love’ by Hadaway. Think that makes him top the ‘Cool Priest’ list for me!

Not only that but during the signing of the register he managed a memorable photobomb that somehow turned his mic on so the whole church could hear them belly laughing at him!

They soon skipped down the aisle as Husband and Wife before being showered in colourful confetti by the church doors.

the priest nods his head to Hadaway during his church sermon at st saviours in the wirral
the wedding videographer Love gets sweeter captures the moment the groom places the wedding ring on the brides hand at their wirral wedding
you may kiss the bride as the wedding guests smile and clap behind them at St Saviours church near Birkenhead
the priest at st saviours church in the wirral photo bombs the formal signing of the register shot by diving on the table for the photo and video
the bride and groom walk back up the aisle at St Savious church in wirral and the bride holds a classic ivory rose bouquet
a bride and groom are showered in biodegradable pink and white confetti outside Saviours church in Oxton Wirral for their wedding video

All perfectly timed as the rain decided to fall just as we left and made our way to the wedding reception at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa.

Guests cheered as they made their way in to the bar area and they enjoyed a little bit of mingling before the rain stopped and Jane whisked them outside for their family group shots.

I loved seeing guests reactions to the wedding breakfast room which was so beautifully decorated with hundreds of pale pink and ivory roses, including a flower wall behind the top table. All thanks to Maddison J Creations.

They were soon on their feet cheering the bride and groom in before enjoying their wedding breakfast.

a bride and groom enjoy a relxed kiss between photos as the videographer catches a more natural moment from behind a door at Thornton hall
the bride and bridesmaid laugh at each other as the groom stands smiling inbetween as they pose for photos at Thornton manor
guests joke and laugh as the wedding photographer Jane Hockey tries to arrange them for their wedding photos at thornton hall

Then Giles Miller took over entertaining the guests during their meal and in-between courses. A few guests even joined in with the singing!

It was then on to the much anticipated wedding speeches from Katie’s Dad, Iain and his 3 Best Men.

A wonderful request for ‘Sweet Caroline’ (for Katie and ‘box heads’ Grandparent’s, Best Man’s words not mine I should add) got everyone up and singing along. Which then seemed to set the tone for the rest of the evening…

the father of the bride has everyone laughing during his wedding speech in front of a stunning pink and ivory flower wall at thornton hall
The groom makes the top table laugh out loud during his thornton hall wedding speech
s best man strokes his hair to appeal to the ladies in the audience during his wedding speech at Thornton Hall Hotel in the wirral
a best man laughs during his speech in front of a sparkly lit white backdrop during a wedding at Thornton Hall
the groom buries his head in his hands as the best men embarrass him during the wedding speeches for the wedding video in the wirral
the bridal party are standing and swaying to Sweet Caroline after the wedding speeches at thornton hall

An hilarious bouquet toss (don’t you love all the girls who hitch their dresses up and are ready to take anyone out who gets in their way?), a magician, photobooth and lots of catching up with evening guests kept everyone busy until the first dance to Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé.

a young wedding guests points at a magician as she thinks she has guessed the magic trick he's just performed for some wedding guests at thornton hall
the bride covers her face as she laughs seeing her friends fight for her wedding bouquet in front of the wedding videographer outside thornton Halls white main building
the bride and groom enjoy a slow and romantic dance on their sparkling white dancefloor in front of guests during their wedding reception at Thornton Hall hotel and spa in the wirral
a full dancefloor of wedding guests at Thornton hall hotel in the wirral dancing and singing along with northrn lights band on stage

The awesome and talented girls at Northern Lights then took to the stage with Hayley blasting out dance tunes that kept the floor literally bouncing.

Pretty hard to leave a wedding when the band is THAT good…

Wedding Church Ceremony – St Saviour’s, Oxton
Wedding Reception Venue – Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, Thornton Hough
Wedding Photographer – Jane Hockey Photography, Wirral
Wedding Venue Dresser – Madison J creations
Wedding Make-Up Artist – Emma Lampkin, Hoylake
Wedding and Bridal Hair – Boudoir Hair by Kelly, Birkenhead
Wedding Singer – Giles Miller, Bury
Wedding Band – Northern Lights, Manchester
Wedding Dress – Ellis Bridal from Cherish The Brides, West Kirkby


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