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Nat and Ben were my WINNERS of the 10 years as a wedding videographer anniversary celebrations. Sadly we both had to put our celebrating on hold!

Like many weddings in the UK, Nat and Ben’s wedding plans were affected by the Covid pandemic.

However, after lots of pre-wedding chats they decided to not only change their wedding plans to a small and intimate Liverpool City Centre wedding…they moved it all FORWARD to!

I know I’m a wedding videographer based over in West Lancashire but Liverpool really does have my heart. It’s my favourite city in the world!

So it was my pleasure to be able to capture another beautiful, small city centre wedding in the heart of Liverpool for Nat and Ben…

A Fun and Relaxed Liverpool Wedding Video

 

A Relaxed Wedding Morning in Liverpool

A short train ride and I arrived at Moorfields to the clouds parting and the sun peeking through.

Possibly the shortest ‘commute’ to a wedding venue .I simply crossed the road from Moorfields to arrive at their venue (for getting ready and their wedding reception later), The Corinthian (Doubletree Hilton Liverpool).

Nat was thoroughly enjoying the stunning setting of the Presidential Suite as she enjoyed getting her hair and make-up professionally done.

Secret Wedding Gifts For The Video…

Filming solo for this wedding meant I was mainly focusing on the Bride but it was great that we got to capture a secret little gift giving with the Groom too.

They decided to not see each other on the morning of the wedding but wanted to exchange gifts so they could explain what they were and have a chat, even facing away from each other.

One of the sweetest wedding morning moments ever to film as a videographer. How cute is the little hand holding?

 

vintage inspired wedding dress hangs in Doubletree Hilton
handmade wedding gift bag for bride
bride laughs at mum getting emotional in morning
bridesmaids laugh and pose on wedding morning
bride reaches out for groom during secret gift giving
bride and groom secret gifts in liverpool
mother of the bride gets bride in her dress

St Georges Hall Wedding Ceremony

One Nat was in her gorgeous vintage inspired wedding outift with all the epic fridging detail (and OMG those sleeves!), we made our way over to St George’s Hall.

With all the crazy roadworks around Liverpool I opted to walk, despite the heat, so I could ensure I arrived to set up for the ceremony before the Bride!

Guests were eagerly awaiting to be seated in the Grand Jury Room inside St George’s Hall.

A Ceremony in the historic Grand Jury Room

This is such a traditional and historic setting, I can see why the Grand Jury Room is so popular for weddings in Liverpool.

I set up one camera tucked away beside a wood paneled wall to capture the full room then snuck back out to capture guests arriving to find their seat, ready for their intimate ceremony.

Due to Covid restrictions numbers were still limited for their civil ceremony at St George’s Hall but it still felt warm and cosy for their small (but perfectly formed) wedding ceremony.

putting on buttonhole during St Georges Hall wedding
guests laugh with groom in Grand Jury Room Liverpool
bride and groom get married in Grand Jury Room Liverpool
exchanging wedding rings during St Georges Hall ceremony
bride and groom saying vows during wedding
newlywed couple at St Georges Hall Liverpool

Handfasting and Confetti!

To make their ceremony a little more personal they added in a handfasting tradition. An ancient ritual that symbolises two lives being bound together.

Guests cheered and they were soon leaving, huge smiles on their faces, as husband and wife!

Guests made their way outside of St George’s Hall ready to shower the newlyweds with confetti.

As a wedding videographer, filming confetti is one of my favourite things! Guests REALLY go for it and I get to capture some fun faces for the final wedding film!

Then it was time for their talented wedding photographers, Willo Photography, to get them set up for their formal group shots.

fun confetti on video outside St Georges Hall
couple pose for family photos outside St Georges Hall
group wedding photos outside St Georges Hall

Filming at Peace Doves, Liverpool

The couple had been super organised and booked us all tickets to see the stunning art installation inside Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Peace Doves.

I’d seem images and video online of this beautiful work by internationally-renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker but it was even more breathtaking in real life.

Pop a gorgeous newlywed couple underneath and…wow

bride and groom under Peace Doves Liverpool
close up of peace doves art installation
video still of newlywed couple under Peace Doves
vide still of bride and groom under peace doves Liverpool

Wedding Reception at The Corinthian Grand

Guests were already enjoying the drinks reception when we made it back to the Doubletree Hilton’s The Corinthian Grand, ready for the wedding reception.

The Corinthian Grand historic Library Louge was the perfect setting for a more intimate, smaller wedding breakfast.

I loved seeing her Grandad looking over the historical black and white photos of Liverpool and guests seemed to enjoy the elegant surroundings.

A Small and Intimate Wedding Breakfast

The meal was set up with a long banquet table. With nods to Ben’s Viking heritage in the table decor and styling details.

The flower girls fully embraced the old technology of their disposable cameras. Once a few of us (me included) helped them work out how to use them they were readily snapping away!

Formal speeches were swapped for more relaxed toasts to their guests before cutting their ‘cheese’ cake with a replica Viking axe!

small wedding reception at the Corinthian Grand Liverpool
flower girls take photos of guests at liverpool wedding
wedding guests in library lounge Doubletree Hilton
bride and groom raise a toast during reception
couple cut cheese cake with a viking axe
couple pose under stained glass window in Corinthian Grand

Natural and Relaxed Liverpool Wedding Videography

Even small weddings can benefit from natural and relaxed wedding videography.

I know it can be a worry about it being too intrusive with a smaller guest list but it honestly doesn’t have to feel like that at all.

My skills lie in fooling your guests in to thinking I’m really nice and a good friend…kidding. Well, only a little.

I find my relaxed and discreet approach really lends itself to smaller weddings with close family and friends.

Capturing Real Moments, No Posing!

As you can see from Nat and Ben’s wedding in Liverpool, I captured all the candid moments and interactions and it feels more like a guests view on the day than a formal video!

I’d like to think (and I’ve been told before now) that they didn’t feel like they were being filmed at all 🙂

Anyway, thank you Nat and Ben for entering my ’10 Years of Wedding Videography’ competition all those moons ago. It was an honour and pleasure to capture these memories for you but also, to be on that covid wedding planning rollercoaster too!

Planning A Relaxed Liverpool Wedding?

If you’re planning your own fun and relaxed city centre wedding and fancy having a wedding video that captures your day in a natural and candid way, you’ve found the right wedding videographer!

Not only is Liverpool my FAVOURITE city in the world but I’ve also had the pleasure of filming lots of weddings around the city too.

I’d love to hear more about your plans for your Liverpool wedding so if you fancy a chat, then get in touch below.

Not quite feeling ready to chat, that’s okay! I’ve got plenty for you to look at and get a better idea of my style, I’m sure it’ll help you decide if I’m the perfect wedding videographer for you!

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