Jane and Adam’s autumn wedding was something of an international affair at one of my favourite Liverpool venues, Sefton Park Palm House. With Jane being Liverpudlian, and Adam being from down-under they couldn’t help but bring of touch of their heritages to their proceedings at this stunning victorian glasshouse. This British Australian wedding with Rosa Clara dress was a classic stylish celebration, that looked great, but kept things relaxed and fun.
British Australian Wedding with Rosa Clara dress
I first met Jane a few years previous when she was a bridesmaid at another of our fave weddings at Hard Days Night Hotel. So it was lovely to be asked to shoot her British Australian wedding with Rosa Clara dress at the Palm House. Jane was a dream to photograph in the mermaid-style ‘Debora’ gown by Rosa Clara. She discovered this alluring dress at the family-operated Along Came Eve bridal boutique in Chester. The clean, sophisticated look of Adam’s black-tie attire by Hugo Boss complimented the luxurious, feminine style of her Rosa Clara dress.
They married at the famous St Peter’s Church in Woolton. If you’ve never heard of it, then all I need to say is Eleanor Rigby. We’ve shot several weddings here before, and the vicar, Kip, is always charming and warm and conducts the best ceremonies ever. Adam chose St Peter’s as his family are from Woolton, and because his grandparents were married in the same church! How lovely is that? After the ceremony, they travelled to the stunning Palm House in Sefton Park for the reception. We had a bit of fun and grabbed some relaxed, natural shots of Jane and Adam around Sefton Park before the guests arrived.
“Before the wedding, we ran through the details of where Kenny would be on the day, where he would take photos from etc., the type of images we wanted and any other questions we had. This was great as it meant we didn’t really need to worry about anything on the day itself. There is also a gantry in the Palm House, and Kenny is the only photographer who can access this space. The photos from this angle were amazing showing all of our guests and the full view of how great the venue is.” – Jane & Adam
Although they now live in Sydney, when they first met, Adam had a flat really close to Sefton Park. They used to spend a lot of time around in and around the Palm House, especially in the summer. So it was a no-brainer, as Sefton Park Palm House looked spectacular in our portfolio and very different from other Liverpool wedding venues.
“Our wedding day was fantastic, and even though it rained a lot during part of the day, we didn’t really notice. We had already taken most of our wedding photos before the weather turned. The one exception was a nighttime photo of ourselves in front of the Palm House. It is my favourite photo from the whole day, and the rain actually made it look even better. It was a great idea of Kenny’s, and he deserves a lot of credit as he must have been soaked setting it up.” – Jane & Adam
On the day, they hired ‘The Wedding Painter at your Wedding’, Stuart Barkley, who set up his easel and starting painting the guests during the wedding breakfast. Later on, Adam and Jane had the opportunity to add their own personal touches to the painting. I thought this was a brilliant talking point for guests and the perfect memento for the couple.