January 21, 2019
Kate and Tom got married last June at their local church Ullet Road Unitarian Church, which is a lovely venue in Liverpool. It was such a fun wedding and the dance floor absolutely rocked!!!
Kate got ready at home with her maid of honour and the atmosphere was full of anticipation. Her hair and make up was done by the lovely Zoe of The Little Hairmaid and she looked beautiful, I love that her wedding dress showed off all of Kate’s gorgeous tattoos – I’m a sucker for a tattooed bride. She then walked the 100 yards down the road to get to the ceremony.
The ceremony was a moving unitarian service in a beautiful gothic church with HUGE stained glass windows. During the ceremony there was a couple of surprises as they got their guests to sing some of their favourite 80’s rock songs including Bon Jovi’s Living On A Prayer accompanied by a string quartet. It was hilarious and a beautiful way of involving everyone in the ceremony.
The reception was in the church hall at the venue. It was a 80’s and gold themed DIY wedding, which fun. I love shooting village / church hall weddings because they’re always so relaxed and I love all the personal touches that go into DIY weddings. I particularly thought their Fuji Instax selfie wall went down a treat and worked as a great alternative to a guest book and I thought it was great that they had opted to have a Krispy Kreme tower rather than a traditional wedding cake, even if it was torture not to eat them all. The couple decorated the venue with fairy lights, sequins and gold streamers and They had 80’s themed cocktails in the afternoon and they had a pizza truck for their wedding breakfast.
The nicest part of the day was when we snuck off for their couples portraits. First we popped in the get some pictures with they cat then we headed to Sefton Park to have some fun with smoke bombs. However my favourite part of the day has to be the party when Kate popped on her dancing shoes that had flashing soles and then the couple handed out a neon party accessories to their guests. Of course no god 80’s themed party would be complete without some retro video games and I’m happy to say that Tim and Kate didn’t disappoint and they booked fellow EWE supplier Gaming4Weddings.
Kate and Tom’s wedding was such a laugh and their guests pulled out all their best dance moves. Here’s their alternative DIY wedding!
Thanks to Rachel Burt for second shooting.