Liverpool Town Hall in the heart of the city is an iconic building, perfect for a Liverpool wedding!
Laura and Mark had planned to get married at St Georges Hall. But, with lots of things getting in the way of new dates (a pandemic and a court case at St George’s to name a couple) they decided on a last minute change of heart and venue for their wedding ceremony.
It really was a stunning setting for this Liverpool loving pair and their two gorgeous children.
A pleasure to be there capturing the day as their wedding videographer too!
Here’s a wedding videography blog dedicated to this fun and relaxed city centre wedding. With lots of nods to the iconic city of Liverpool and lots of laughter…
Liverpool Town Hall Wedding Video
An Early Wedding Morning In Liverpool
With an early morning wedding ceremony planned for the Town Hall at 11am it was an early start for the wedding party!
I arrived to Laura’s hotel room at the Doubletree Hilton Liverpool with all the Bridal prep well under way! Her daughter Jasmine was a huge fan of the cameras turning up and couldn’t stop being cute.
Laura kept things organised and on time with lots of time checks and the best Bridesmaids helping out, before getting herself in to her gorgeous wedding dress and grabbing her stunning bridal bouquet by Karen McGrath Flowers.
Over with Mark and his Groomsmen it was more relaxed, starting with bacon butties and brews before getting themselves in to their suits.
The wedding transport arrived and to be in keeping with the Liverpool theme they’d opted for a replica John Lennon Phantom to get them to the Town Hall on time!
Can you get any more ‘Liverpool’ than The Beatles…?
John Lennon Wedding Transport
But it wasn’t just the guys getting to enjoy a ride in the most stylish and colourful John Lennon Rolls Royce Phantom.
It was soon back at the Doubletree Hilton to pick Laura and her Dad up so they could enjoy a fun ride to the ceremony!
As wedding transport goes, I think this has to be the most memorable and iconic don’t you think?
A Ceremony In The Ballroom
When I arrived with Laura at Liverpool Town Hall, guests were already seated in the Small Ballroom inside.
The room itself is stunning and full of Liverpool history. It has three magnificent early 19th Century crystal chandeliers, minstrels galleries and original Georgian fireplaces.
It really adds to the wow factor when the co-ordinators start the music and open the huge wooden doors ready for the walk down the aisle.
Obviously when children are involved as important wedding guests, things aren’t going to go smoothly.
Their son Finley dropped a few of his petals just as the doors opened and he just HAD to pick them up before making his way down the aisle.
I do wonder what everyone was thinking when noone actually came through the doors at first…
Personal Vows and Celebrations
The officiant on the day at the Town Hall was amazing at getting everyone laughing and clapping along.
Laura and Mark even wrote their own personal wedding vows for the ceremony before attempting to persuade their son to deliver the wedding rings.
Turns out he just needed a wee and wasn’t interested in the cute toy they’d bought for him haha.
With beaming smiles they headed back down the aisle as husband and wife. Enjoying drinks and nibbles with their guests inside Liverpool Town Hall and on the balcony before heading down the grand staircase for formal photos with their photographer Phil Sailsbury…
Wedding Photos and Time Alone in Liverpool
Their awesome photographer Phil Sailsbury got to work ticking off the formal wedding group shots on the stairs of the Town Hall.
Once they were all complete it was time for the wedding party to be escorted out of the Town Hall.
Yep, you heard that right…turns out there was a small protest outside the Town Hall so the Liverpool Police helped make room for them to leave in style!
Guests nipped round the back of Liverpool Town Hall to help create a fun confetti shot for the photos and video before heading on to the reception venue.
That gave us just enough time to enjoy a walk over to Our Lady and St Nicolas Church, also known as the Sailors Church on the famous Liverpool Waterfront.
Laura really wanted to get a shot of them there with the Liver Buildings and waterfront in the background. And it was nice for them to just enjoy some time together without their guests (and children asking for treats/toilet breaks/their phone haha).
Corinthian Grand Wedding Reception
After such an iconic and Liverpool themed start to the wedding they really needed something historic for their wedding reception too.
They opted for the magnificent Corinthian Grand (part of the Doubletree Hilton Liverpool) just down the road from the Town Hall.
Guests cheered as they arrived and they got to enjoy more mingling, fizz and canapes before it was time to make their way up to the wedding breakfast.
The room is filled with natural light from the huge windows and the tables looked beautifully styled. Laura had even gone to the effort of designing their wedding stationary to add more of a personal touch!
Spontaneous Speeches and Surprise Singing…
Once seated Laura opted for a spontaneous speech to welcome their guests before enjoying their 3 course wedding breakfast.
Then it was time for the official wedding speeches.
But, there was one more person who had a surprise up their sleeve.
Laura’s Mum sang a song just for her about her daughter now beign a Bride. There were lots of tears!
Mark then had to follow that but he did a great job sharing some stories, calling his son a Gremlin (which might be my favourite affectionate name for a toddler!) and the thank yous.
The his Best Man had everyone in stitches sharing stories of their friendship.
An Evening in Liverpool
The staff at The Corinthian Grand turned the reception room around whilst guests enjoyed tea and coffee in the Library downstairs.
They were soon invited back up to get ready for the couples first dance and cake cutting. They picked one of my favourite tracks by the Wannadies to dance to and really went for it on the lively parts!
Guests then joined them on the dancefloor and once I’d captured enough amazing dancing it was time for me to head to Moorfields to get my train home…
Planning A Liverpool Town Hall wedding?
If you’re planning to enjoy your wedding ceremony at the iconic Liverpool Town Hall and fancy getting it filmed, you’ve come to the right wedding videographer!
Liverpool is my favourite city in the whole world, the reason I stayed up North (as well as my husband…) and it’s always a pleasure to film weddings in the city!
If you’re on the look out for a Liverpool wedding videographer who captures the fun at your wedding then hopefully you’ll consider me.