A Stylish Sefton Park Palm House Wedding in Liverpool.
Sefton Park Palm House weddings are always stunning + it’s 100% one of my favourite wedding venues in Liverpool. Sefton Park Palm House is a grade II listed building boasting a beautiful array of lush botanicals, surrounded by a dome-shaped Victorian glasshouse. Imagine being in a Brazilian jungle but The Beatles are playing. Pretty cool.
The super high ceilings + all-glass exterior is a wedding photographers dream as it allows a constant supply of natural light which means I can get stuck into photographing your family + mates having a good time, instead of faffing around with lighting. Emily + James lucked out with clear blue skies all day long but Sefton Park Palm House is an awesome Liverpool wedding venue for any season. Snow, rain or volcanos aren’t an issue because photos look amazing indoors, too + the inside always feels warm + tropical.
Emily was one of the awesome brides that got in touch before she even booked a venue. I love it when that happens because it gives me an over inflated sense of importance from the get-go. Originally, Emily mentioned that they might get married in Portmeirion in North Wales. Emily + James had been there for No6 Festival when James took her for a stroll through the woods at night. Instead of turning into a werewolf + eating her internal organs…James proposed. I, for one, think it was the right decision. I also agree that the Palm House at Sefton Park was definitely the right place for the type of party they had in mind.
A Palm House Sefton Park Wedding
The day began at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. Disappointingly, Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t there to accompany me so it was down to me to shout “I’m king of the world” when I walked into the foyer. I soon realised there was absolutely zero Titanic in the Titanic Hotel but I was happy to be in Liverpool + not dying in the freezing North Atlantic Ocean.
Emily + James got hitched on Good Friday, which historically follows “slightly above average Thursday” + hits just before the entire week nose dives into “world-ending catastrophe Saturday”. Fortunately, both Emily + James work in advertising + can also predict the future* (*not fact-checked) so they knew there was a significant chance it might be a better than just ‘good’ Friday, so they had awesome consistently colourful signs based around the concept of it being a “ridiculously Good Friday”. Their good taste didn’t end with the DIY signage, Emily strutted down the aisle with her awesome Dad to “I need my girl” by The National before signing the register to The Killers cover of Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet. It was really considerate of these guys to whack on a couple of personal indie faves just for my benefit.
Off-beat, Quirky + Fun Wedding Ideas
“We wanted the whole thing to be fun. We didn’t want it to be too sophisticated or stuffy, because that’s not us. We didn’t choose a traditional venue for that reason, and we tried to make sure we threw a proper party in the evening. We wanted things to be unexpected for our guests on the day because we felt that would give the whole thing a sense of fun. For example, we ate burgers and truffle fries with pistachio milkshakes. We had scratch cards as favours. We had a Daft Punk tribute band surprise our guests. My bridesmaids wore white with colourful shoes. And later we had a surprise waffle truck arrive serving sweet and savoury waffles for our guests.”
Sefton Park Palm House Wedding Photographer
“We really wanted to avoid cheesy wedding photos, we just wanted them to be fun and real and so when we found Chris Barber on Instagram we were really happy. His style was just the right fit for us, he captured our day perfectly!”
Sefton Park Wedding Photographer: Chris Barber Photography
Wedding Venues Liverpool: Palm House Sefton Park
Bride Dress Designer Halfpenny London
Bridal Boutique The White Closet
Grooms Suit Whitfield and Ward
Bridal Crown Tilly Thomas Lux
Bride Shoes Kat Maconie
Food Belgian Waffle Tuk
Flowers Northern Flower
Stationery Hague & Hague
Entertainment Daft Punk Tribute
Photo Booth The Photo Booth Guys
Transport The Big Coach Company
Band: The Wedding Jam
Band: The Reeds
A Botanical Glass House Tropicana Paradise in Liverpool
The only time that Palm House wasn’t flooded with clean natural light was when the sun eventually set. I think what I’m saying is…it went dark. I don’t know why anyone would be surprised at that information but I thought it was important to set the scene. Despite the totally-expected daily occurrence of darkness, the party continued thanks to the wonderful invention of lights. Not just any lights…colourful atmospheric uplighting that only amplified the architecture + set the mood for what was to come. Namely… stuffing profiteroles into each others faces, a waffle truck + a whole lot of Photo Booth fun + dancing.
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I thought I was alive + living my best life for the last 30 years but then I was shooting this wedding + FRIGGIN’ DAFT PUNK showed up + did a set?! It’s not a tribute if you believe it’s real + I have a very active imagination.
Hosting a Sefton Park Palm House wedding?
I love traveling up to Liverpool for Sefton Park Palm House weddings. I think my fun wedding photography approach suits the relaxed vibe of Sefton Park Palm House weddings. I’d also really like an excuse to come back to Liverpool because I forgot to check out the largest electronically driven clock in the UK this time.
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