Well looky here! This wonderful couple’s amazing wedding was featured in Your Merseyside and Cheshire Wedding Magazine. Very proud of them and, to be honest, me 🙂 Their story is all about the romance of long-distance love as they met on holiday in Crete, but were then separated by nearly a thousand miles as Paul lived and worked in Madrid while Rachel was living in Liverpool. But the distance proved unable to keep them apart and for two years they maintained a relationship with weekend city breaks in Liverpool and Madrid. When Paul moved back to the UK, they were soon engaged to be married and decided to relocate home to Liverpool.
Rachel & Paul were married at Liverpool’s Racquet Club. Their wedding day was as fantastic as it’s possible to imagine. The only fly in the ointment was Paul spilling a drink over Rachel’s dress five minutes into their married life, but she took it with good grace. The registrar was the wonderful Pat – seeing her put down the best man when he heckled part way through the ceremony was comedy gold! Whilst I’ve probably shot more weddings at the Racquet Club than any other Liverpool wedding venue, I still love the opportunities it presents. The interior is delightful with the grand main staircase overlooked by hunting trophies from a bygone era. My favourite part is definitely the library mezzanine floor. The staff probably hate me as I’m always rearranging the period furniture up there to get the shot set up correctly. The light is provided by daylight lamps in the ceiling – it’s easy to be fooled into thinking that there’s actually a skylight there. The main rooms are surrounded by huge windows, letting daylight flood in. The Racquet Club is also within easy reach of so many of Liverpool’s internationally renowned landmarks, and the surrounding area seems to have changed a little every time I’m there. I think these photos reflect the fact that Rachel and Paul’s wedding day was full of fun, laughter and a fairly large dose of cheekiness from their outrageous bridal party.