Having got married over in the Wirral way back (2009 to be precise), weddings over the other side of the water hold a very special place in my heart!

The Wirral is home to numerous luxury wedding venues in the North West and Thornton Manor Estate is up there with the best of them.

Being a wedding videographer for so long I’ve had the pleasure of filming in a few them but Thornton Manor is definitely one of my favourites. a still from the wedding video of the bride and groom having a kiss with the main house at thornton manor in the background

Amy and Phil were spoilt for choice on where to marry at Thornton Manor. They chose to be by the lake in the Lakeside Marquee which allowed for them to add lots of personal touches to make their wedding their own.

Whites, navy and blush pink were chosen for the colour scheme which perfectly matched the princess wedding touches they’d opted for.

Here’s their wedding highlights video from their wedding day. With a ceremony at Oxton St Saviours and reception at the Lakeside Marquee at Thornton Manor…

A Lakeside Marquee Wedding Video


 Wedding Morning Nerves in the Wirral

When the day arrived it was clear a few wedding nerves still lingered but Amy was soon settled in having her hair done and the girls were pouring out the prosecco!

I was soon discreetly filming away as the girls got ready at Amy’s parents house over in Oxton.

The guys were over in Prenton ensuring their shoes were shining and ties looking perfect before taking a stroll over to Oxton St Saviours for the wedding ceremony with my assistant videographer, Paul. a white princess style tulle layered wedding dress hangs on a curtain rail next to the brides veil ready for the bride getting married in the wrral 3 candles sit on a shelf next to a wedding card with the bride and grooms initials on a close up still from the wedding video of a groom tying his brown leather wedding shoes on the morning of his wedding in Oxton a still from the wedding video of a groom sitting on a bed at his home in Prenton tying his brown leather wedding shoes a still from the wedding video of a brides reflection in a wardrobe mirror getting her wedding dress fastened by her Mum in the wirral

Two Wirral Wedding Videographers Tell The Full Story

As always there were two of us (wedding videographers) to allow us to video both sides of the wedding morning. It’s something people can feel a bit nervous about, having cameras hanging out with you during the nerves of the wedding morning, but it really does end up feeling like it’s just that…us hanging out with you.

It’s the perfect opportunity to get used to us being there but also capture those really natural moments with all your favourite people before you say ‘I do’!

It also means there’s no racing off to miss the Bride showing off her finished look with her bridal party and capturing reactions like this… a bridesmaid wearing blush pink helps the bride with her wedding tiara hairpiece before she gets married in the wirral the bride smiles nervously as she walks down the stairs at her parents home in Oxton before she gets married a still from the wedding video of the bridesmaids and friends reacting to the first look of seeing the bride before her wedding


Capturing The Bridal Party Rections on Video

Amy was soon gliding down the aisle on the arm of her Dad in the most beautiful princess style wedding gown. a beautiful still from the wedding videographer of the bride having her veil put in place by her dad moments before she walks down the aisle at Oxton St Saviours a still from the wedding video of the groom looking up nervously as he waits for the bride to walk down the aisle at Oxton St Saviours Wirral A wedding video still of a bride walking down the aisle in a princess style wedding dress at Oxton St Saviours in the wirral


A Romantic Church Ceremony At Oxton St Saviours

Phil looked blown away when he caught a glimpse of her (that look they give each other… so cute). a wirral wedding videographer filmed the bride and grooms first look and smile at their wedding at Oxton St Saviours in Wirral a video still of the bride and groom glancing at each other with a little smile as they get married at Oxton St Saviours church in the wirral a wide shot from the wedding videographer as the bride looks down at her new wedding ring as she holds hands with her new husband at a church wedding in the wirral a wide shot from the wedding video at the top of the aisle as the bride and groom have their first kiss at oxton st saviours church a still from the wedding video of a bride and groom walking down the aisle now married at oxton st saviours They said their vows in front of all their family and friends inside Oxton St Saviours before heading out to enjoy the sunshine and a little bit of pink confetti! a still from the wedding video of a bride and groom walking down the aisle now married at oxton st saviours a still from the wedding video of the pink cofetti shot outside church the bride holds an oversized blush pink and white boquet


A Lakeside Wedding Reception at Thornton Manor

Guests soon made their way over to the Lakeside Marquee at Thornton Manor for the wedding reception.

Whilst the guests got settled and enjoyed their welcome drinks by the lake the photographer and I enjoyed a few moments with the newlyweds in the gardens of Thornton Manor estate capturing some really beautiful couple portraits in the sunshine.

Whilst the photographer set up a few beautiful posed moments I enjoyed filming the more natural moments in-between! a still from the wedding videographer of the white rolls royce phantom wedding car next to the bride and groom in the gardens at Thornton Manor a bride wearing a princess wedding dress and groom in navy walk away from their white rolls royce wedding car at thornton manor

The happy couple were soon greeted with a beer and prosecco before being welcomed in to the Lakeside Marquee by their cheering guests.

Wedding Speeches For The Wedding Video

A little bit of mingling and group photos were followed by the delicious wedding breakfast inside the marquee. The sun still shone brightly across the lake as the Father of the Bride stood up to begin his wedding speech. a few guests sit on a sofa at the lakeside marquee at thornton manor laughing and enjoying the sunshine during a wedding reception a still from the wedding videographer of the bride and her bridesmaids with blush pink floor length dresses and bouquets a still from the wedding video of a bride wiping away a tear during a father of the bride speech at lakeside thornton manor a bride hugs her dad after his speech at a lakeside wedding in the wirral a still from the wedding video of the groom looking embarrassed during the best mans speech at lakeside thornton manor

You’ll see from their wedding highlights video that everyone managed to get the perfect balance of funny and personal as there was lots of laughter along with lots of happy tears too! a close up shot of a bride looking down and her wedding veil around her shoulders posing for photos at thornton manor a bride and groom enjoy a pretend dance during a photo and video shoot at thornton manor

Andy (from Inspire Photography in Chester) and I managed to sneak the bridal party out for some fun shots in the gardens at Thornton Manor before we all headed back inside for their surprise first dance.

A First Dance Curtain Reveal at Thornton Manor Lakeside Marquee

At the Lakeside they love a dramatic surprise reveal for the first dance so Amy and Phil got to hide behind a curtain before it was lifted to the applause of all their friends and family.

the bride and groom have a surprise curtain reveal for their first dance at a wedding reception at lakeside marquee in the wirral a close up silhouette shot of a bride and groom during their first dance at thornton manor lakeside

As everyone piled on to the dance floor (thanks to their awesome wedding DJ, Matt Tolley picking the right songs) to celebrate we captured some of the fun (and drunk dancing) before saying our goodbyes. What a wedding and what a wedding video. I hope you agree it really shows off not only how much fun they all had but how much love there is between their family and friends. Such a special thing to witness as a wedding videographer and I’m thankful they chose me to capture so many wonderful moments of their wedding day.

If you’d like to see more Wirral wedding videos then do check out some more below.

Laura and Alex had both their wedding ceremony and reception at the Lakeside Marquee at Thornton Manor.

This is perfect if you fancy seeing a really fun wedding with laid back vibes.

It also includes an emotional groom, best ‘first look’ reactions from her Dad and some singing waiters that helped create the fun, party atmosphere!

If you’d like to see another wedding that has those pretty, princess vibes then this one is for you!

A classic Bride, beautiful pinks and cream styling throughout and plenty of wedding entertainment made this a truly inspiring wedding over in the Wirral.

Oh and look out for yet another emotional Groom wiping his tears away once he sees his Bride walk down the aisle…

And for something a little different…

Why not learn from our Wirral wedding all those years ago? 

Here’s a blog post on a few of the ‘mistakes’ we learnt from when we were married at the Hillbark Hotel back in 2009!

If you’d looking for the perfect wedding videographer for you and your wedding over in the Wirral then why not take a look around my website?

You can see more wedding highlights videos HERE as well as finding out more about me HERE.

Wedding Church Ceremony – Oxton St Saviours, Oxton
Wedding Reception – Lakeside Marquee Thornton Manor, Wirral
Wedding Photographer – Inspire Weddings Photography, Chester
Wedding Cars – AJ Limos
Wedding DJ – Matt Tolley