Briars Hall Wedding – Lathom
Claire had been really concerned about the weather in the lead up to her wedding (I was particular aware of this as we are Facebook friends). Her worries were not without cause, as my source for weather information was also telling me there was a 95% chance of rain.
I advised Claire to think positively, but at the same time I was putting together a Plan B in case the heavens opened. I arrived at Claire’s home in Southport for the bridal prep and took some fun shots along with the photos of the wedding dress, shoes, and other essential wedding details. The car arrived a whole one hour early, which caused some consternation amongst the wedding party , but upon enquiring it transpired the driver was aware he was early, he just liked it that way 🙂
A few shots with Claire and her parents outside by the wedding car, then it was off to meet Tim at St James Church in Southport. Some quick shots outside the church before the bridesmaids arrived, quickly followed by Claire and her father in the lovely wedding car.
Claire never stopped smiling throughout the whole day – the photos during the service demonstrate that perfectly, and the smile didn’t fade at all during the following 12 hours. Tim was perhaps displaying a little more nerves, but he was equally laid back and they both made my job an absolute pleasure.
On to Briars Hall in Lathom, and so far the weather was holding out – think positive! I was keen to get the formal shots done as quickly as possible, just in case our luck ran out with the weather. The big group shot was a challenge as I had to perch myself precariously on some furniture in Room 118 and position my camera through a half-opened window to get the shot – the end product justified the effort though.
All of the outside photos done with not a single drop of rain – phew!
The evening reception was a hoot! I was already aware of Claire’s penchant for 90’s pop, and she didn’t let me down with her Cheesy mix of songs that got everyone on the dance floor (even Tim joined in on his favourite B*Witched track)
All in all this was an amazing wedding to be a part of, and thanks to Claire, Tim, everyone at Briars Hall for making it such a special wedding.
Claire & Tim’s review:
‘David has been fantastic throughout the whole process, and from the very first meeting he put us at ease. He is a very calm and easy person to talk to, and was very happy to answer any questions we had. On our wedding day David became part of our special day. He was fantastic from start to finish and we fell in love with our wedding photographs from the beginning and can not stop looking at them a month later. David was able to give us some photographs immediately which made it even more special.’
If you are getting married at Briars Hall, then please feel free to call me on 07789 459457 to check my availability for your wedding. We can the arrange a free consultation to discuss your wedding requirements further.
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Briars Hall Wedding
Briars Hall is a unique location for either your civil ceremony, wedding reception or both !
Briars Hall is an 18th century country manor house, it is located in 5 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Briars Hall is one of those wedding venues that we look forward to visiting every year. Briars Hall is just off the A59 Ormskirk to Preston road. About 4 miles from Ormskirk
There are three main suites available for your civil ceremony or wedding reception, The Ellerbrook Suite with it’s traditional Oak Paneled Walls. This is the largest suite and can hold between 65 to 170 guests. The Stones Restaurant, this is within the original building and is a little smaller than the Ellerbrook Suite and has enough space for a round 40 to 100 guests. Then there is The Orangery. The Orangery faces south and has been designed to let as much natural light in as possible giving a slightly more modern feel. The Orangery has the advantage of partition doors that open on to the terrace and is ideal for smaller weddings and is very popular for civil ceremonies.