Formby Hall Wedding for an amazing couple – Katie & John

Formby Hall Wedding –  Katie & John

I arrived at Katie & John’s Formby Hall wedding just before 10am to cover Katie’s bridal preparations just as the clouds that had been threatening rain all morning decided to lightly soak me and my camera trolley case as I made the short walk from the car park to the shelter of the hotel reception.  The forecast was for the rain showers to subside in the early afternoon, and fortunately the meteorologists were unerringly accurate as the rest of the day was dry with some sunny intervals.

As I entered the hotel room were Katie and her bridesmaids were getting ready for the big day I had my first indications that this was a couple who had spent a lot of time and effort in planning the details, ensuring their wedding day would be a day to be remembered by all who attended. The bridesmaids wore matching gowns, and each had received gifts in lovely bags with personalised messages from Katie & John.

St Luke’s Church in Formby is a lovely place to get married, set adjacent to the nearby Pinewoods, a quaint and charming church.  Katie didn’t stop smiling throughout the whole day, but it wasn’t one of those forced smiles that some people reserve for the camera, but a warm, genuine smile that could light up a room.  After the ceremony, we took some group shots in the church grounds before making the short walk to Formby Pinewoods to take some more fun photos with the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

As you can imagine, I get to listen to a lot of wedding speeches, some great ones and some not so great ones!  John’s speech has to be up there with the best of them. It’s quite a tough balancing act to get the right amount of humour, including all the traditional ‘thank-you’s’ and making sure your bride feels special, but John managed to do all this AND read out a self-penned poem dedicated to Katie which brought a tear to many an eye.

Formby Hall wedding dresses, bridal prep, honeymoon suite

Wedding at St Luke's Formby

Bride & Groom strolling through the grounds - Formby Hall

Did he really say that?!

Beautiful bride

Groom lifted aloft at Formby Hall


Party time at Formby Hall

Formby Hall Wedding - First Dance


I love shooting a Formby Hall Wedding!

Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa on Southport Old Road is a sophisticated and luxurious 4 star hotel with 62 bedrooms. Amenities include a luxury spa, health club, award-winning food, and not to forget the stunning 72 par Old course which has become an established course on the PGA Euro Pro Tour.

The feel of the place is very intimate and contemporary, and ideal venue if you are looking for a luxury wedding venue in the Southport area. Formby Hall has two wedding suites; The elegant Ambassador Suite can accommodate 250 guests and enjoys superb views of the golf course. The more intimate Diplomat Suite is equally opulent, and has its own bar area and patio overlooking the Old course.

If you are holding your wedding at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, then please feel free to call me on 01704 510272 to check my availability for your wedding. We can then arrange a free consultation to discuss your wedding requirements further.

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Liverpool Wedding Photographer – David Gordon