February 26th 2022
Lions Quay wedding photographer - Amy & Tom’ s Day
As a busy North Wales wedding photographer, I get to work at the very best wedding venues in the area and this is certainly the case when I return to capture wedding photography at Lion Quays. Amy and Tom chose the perfect venue for their winter wedding. But I’ll get to the reasons why I love being a Lion Quays wedding photographer later. Let’s start at the beginning Amy and Tom’s day.
26th February was a cold but bright day, and I caught up with Amy and her army of bridesmaids at Lion Quays’ gorgeous bridal suite to capture those all-important bridal prep images. The suite was so spacious there was plenty of room for the bridal party, the hair stylist from Hair by Penny, make-up artist Risje Davies and me!
Amy looked stunning in a gorgeous dress with pretty lace detailing on the shoulder straps and bodice, it subtly ruched at the front and gently fanned out into an A line skirt with a small train at the back. Giving Amy a fantastic silhouette in all of my images. Amy bought it at wed2b.
Her long hair had been glamorously curled and she wore it down with a simple veil at the back. It gave Amy a real fairy-tale bride look and to top it off she beamed all day.
The bridesmaids looked elegant in orchid pink dresses and the flower girl looked very cute in her tiny white dress. I must mention the bouquets, they looked real but were actually made of paper! That’s right - paper origami bouquets are a thing, and these ones were made by the talented Paper Bee. Before heading off, I captured some really great images of the bridal party and a lovely moment between Amy and her Father when they had a ‘first look’.
Experienced Lions Quay wedding photographer
I then went to catch up with Tom who wasn’t going to be outdone by Amy on numbers, and had nearly enough men in his grooms’ party to start a football team. They all looked very smart in blue three-piece suits with brown brogues.
The wedding ceremony was held in Lion Quays’ elegant conservatory. This light and airy space enjoys beautiful views of the gardens and Shropshire countryside beyond. And has access to its own private walled gardens. But what I love best about it is the light that floods through the ceiling to floor glass walls. It bathes the space in tons of additional natural light, that I worked with to create even more beautiful images. You’ll have to forgive me, when it comes to banging on about light, us North Wales wedding photographers are total geeks!
It's always lovely to meet and work with other professionals in the wedding industry, and this is certainly case when I work with Sam from Woodpecker Films who was there to capture the wedding film.
Amy was walked down the aisle by her dad. The ceremony was lovely and their guests all applauded them as they walked back down the aisle as a married couple. Everybody then enjoyed a drinks reception in The Water Side bar. Since it was such a bright winters day, we went outside for a fun confetti moment, and took a few images of the wedding party outside on the courtyard and lawn. It was freezing but everybody was so easy going to work with.
Storytelling wedding photography at Lion Quays
As guests returned to the warmth of the bar to enjoy drinks and mingle, I quickly whisked Amy and Tom away for a few minutes for a mini photoshoot around Lion Quays. It was so cold but they were real troupers and the lovely images we got of them in the gardens and on the jetty by the Llangollen Canal made it all worthwhile. Here, take a look!
The wedding breakfast was hosted in Lion Quay’s elegant Garden Suite. Tables were dressed with floral arrangements and crisp white linen. And the white chairs were dressed in orchid pink sashes. It looked amazing.
Amy and Tom were welcomed rapturously to their wedding reception by their guests before everybody enjoyed a sumptuous wedding breakfast prepared by Lion Quay’s award winning team of in house chefs.
After the meal, there were some very well received speeches by Tom, Tom’s mum, Tom’s Dad, Amy’s Dad and the best man. Tom’s dad’s speech had everyone in stitches and his best man did a lovely slide show in his speech, which of course mortified Tom but delighted all of the guests.
Award Winning North Wales wedding photography
After the meal, with guests happily milling about, I quickly whisked Amy and Tom outside for a few after dark images. Which brings me to another reason why I love capturing wedding photography at Lion Quays and that’s because it looks amazing lit up after dark. I was thrilled with the images we got which turned out to be amongst my favourites of the day. Here, take a look!
Evening celebrations started with the cutting of a delicious looking three-tiered wedding cake made by Huntingdon House Kitchen. This was followed by a very sweet father daughter dance. Amy then danced with Tom. But the slow songs were not on for long, because these guys had booked Irish Band Wee Bag Band, and Amy and Tom’s guests were really up for a party!
The Band had everyone up onto their feet dancing and playing games. They were brilliant! I took my life into my own hands by taking to the dancefloor and got some really fun images. And it was the images of everybody laughing and dancing that felt like the perfect ones to close the story of Amy and Tom’s day.
A fun wedding full of love and laughter, at an amazing Shropshire wedding venue for a lovely couple. Congratulations to Amy and Tom for getting married and creating an amazing day for yourselves and your family and friends to remember. I hope my images will enable you to relive it again and again for many years to come.
I’ll leave the last words to Amy and Tom. Here’s what they had to say about working with me:
“Amazing from start to finish! Made everyone feel so at ease the whole day and such beautiful photos! We can’t thank you enough!”