Claire and Peter's Shankly Hotel Wedding
Quirky but stylish, The Shankly honours the memory of famous Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankly. The central location has a laidback vibe and spacious rooms. Likewise drawing business travellers and visiting football fans and party people. Yet another fantastic Shankly Hotel Wedding in the making.
The Shankly Hotel
Located less than 10 minutes from Lime Street station, the hotel is in Liverpool’s main business district. The Shankly is also close to the grand civil palaces and art galleries around St John’s Gardens. Likewise, the popular pubs and Beatles related spots on Mathew Street are only a stones throw away.
Occupying a former council building, the hotel has been designed uniquely to highlight Shankly-related memorabilia, photographs and artwork. It does this in somewhat museum fashion, with tidy and tasteful displays. The fittings and fixtures are bold and masculine, with dark colours dominating and slick leather chairs and low lighting throughout.
The Bride & Groom
Claire & Peter, both from the Wirral are a really fun couple, and a delight to work with throughout the day. Obviously, football had a bearing on their choice of venue. As a Shankly Hotel Wedding photographer, being familiar with the venue is a great advantage. Knowing were to be at the right time is so important for getting natural and relaxed images.
They didn’t want anything staged as far as the wedding photos go. From a few Bridal & Groom prep shots, right through to the first dance there was always lots going on.
The ceremony, despite Claire's chauffeur having to battle through the city centre match day traffic went without a hitch. A rather amusing event with lots of laughter & the occasional tear.
The newlyweds still had the use of their Imperial Viscount Landaulette wedding car, therefore it was utilised for a number of portraits around the city's landmarks.
Well, what can I say, with two Best Men, the Groom and Father of the Bride all telling tales from the past, it was consequently a laugh a minute. Hilarious stories and additionally, embarrassing photographs provided even more amusing moments.
Shankly Hotel Wedding.
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