I have such a lovely wedding for you today. Emma and Chris had a beautiful, traditional church wedding ceremony with their family and friends and then chose the fabulous Titanic Hotel in Liverpool for their wedding reception and party – and wow, what a celebration it was!

The Titanic Hotel is such an impressive venue with a wealth of history and charm. Emma and Chris arrived at the venue in a fabulous vintage car, whilst their guests travelled in a vintage bus; the perfect start to the celebrations.

Bride and groom kissing at Liverpool Dock

I love the wedding styling details that adorned the hotel – rustic yet still in keeping with the beautiful hotel decor. Each table had a tall floral display of either a beautiful floral mix or a pretty blossom tree with hanging glass baubles with candles, and the ceiling shone with suspended paper lanterns and festoon lighting. To add to the rustic styling, the chairs had pretty hessian sashes tied into bows.

I adore the traditional four tier wedding cake with the hessian detail, set upon an oak slice, giving the cake a rustic twist, and what better place to display the wedding cake than on an old rum barrel?

Emma looked a million dollars in her stunning beaded Madeline Gardner wedding dress with a pair of sparkly Jimmy Choos, and Chris looked pretty dapper too in his cool blue suit and check waistcoat.

With the backdrop of the hotel and Stanley Dock, photographer David Walters Photography took some truly amazing pictures…

Bride having make-up done

Bridesmaid dresses hanging on back of door

Detail on wedding dress

Wedding dress hanging Jimmy Choo bridal shoes

Flower girl dresses

Father of bride getting his jacket

Mother of the bride

Vicar waiting for bride outside church

Flower girls with flower crowns

Flower girl's ring of flowers

Rustic Theme

“Our wedding exceeded all our expectations – we couldn’t have wished for a better day. We loved the idea of a rustic theme, but wanted it to also be in keeping with our wedding venue, the Titanic Hotel Liverpool.

Bridesmaid bouquet

Wrist corsage

Bridesmaids and flower girls on steps of church

Father walking bride to church

Bride's bouquet

Wedding congregation inside St Luke's Church Crosby

Church organist

Father walking bride down the aisle

Bride and groom smiling at each other at the altar

Bride smiling during wedding ceremony

Vicar conducting wedding service

Bride and groom leaving church

Wedding guests throwing confetti over bride and groom

Vintage wedding car

Front of wedding bus

Wedding bus

Vintage wedding car

Waitresses holding trays of drinks

Bride and groom arriving at reception at Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Bride, bridesmaids and flower girls on stairs inside Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Groomsmen on stairs inside Titanic Hotel Liverpool

“We used hessian and kraft card for all our stationery, and carried this through to our room d├ęcor. Red Events Creative dressed the room with chair covers and hessian sashes, festoon lighting and paper lanterns, and Joseph Massie Flowers created our beautiful table centres.

Rustic wedding table plan

Rustic wedding styling in reception room at Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Hessian chair sash

Top table sign

Wedding table flowers

Bride place card

Wedding favour box

Tree with hanging tea lights on wedding table

Wedding table flowers

Wedding table styling

Tea light in bauble hanging from tree

Wedding photo booth props

Wedding sweet table

Wedding cake on rum barrel

White flowers on top of wedding cake

Wedding card table

Jenga wedding guest book

Jenga pieces with wedding guests' messages written on

“As family is so important for us we didn’t want to leave anybody out. We wanted to make sure we had things to entertain the children so made activity boxes in place of favours and put together a homemade sweet buffet, and the adult favours were chocolate and lemon macarons.”

Wedding guest blowing bubbles

Child colouring in wedding activity book

Groom speech

Bride looking up at groom as he gives speech

Best man speech

Groom with hand over his eyes as he listens to best man speech

Surprise singing waiter at wedding

Wedding guests with arms in the air

Wedding guests dancing

Wedding guests waving napkins over their heads

Photo Booth

“It was great that we could make use of the venue’s rum barrels. We used one to display our cake on, and one formed part of our homemade photo booth, along with props and fairy lights to hang the pictures on. My auntie made our cake as a gift, and we decorated it to match our stationery and room styling.

Wedding photo booth sign

Child wearing photo booth props

Children with photo booth props jumping off of stage

Photo booth pictures pegged to fairy lights

Photo booth pictures

Bride and groom facing each other at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Bride and groom walking down corridor of the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Bride and groom standing in front of window inside the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Bride and groom in corridor of the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Bride and groom standing in front of window inside the Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Bride and groom about to kiss

Bride and groom in Liverpool Docks

Groom carrying bride's shoes and bouquet

Wedding hog roast

Napkins for wedding hog roast

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

Wedding guests taking pictures

“Entertainment was extremely important to us. We booked singing waiters, which was a bit of a gamble as we weren’t sure how our guests would react, but everyone loved them. Chris’s friend and his band, Rodimus, provided the evening entertainment, and we also used Wedding Jam to DJ in between sets. We really wanted the band to play our first dance and have something to get the party started, so we picked ‘You and Me Song’ by The Wannadies. It starts slow and then builds up, and the wording was just right for us.”

Wedding first dance

Bride and groom dancing

Wedding band guitarist singing

Wedding guests dancing

Wedding guests with arms in the air

Photography: David Walters Photography

Ceremony Venue: St Luke’s Church, Crosby, Liverpool

Reception Venue and Catering: Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Wedding Dress: Madeline Gardner New York

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Groomsmen’s Suits: Whitfield and Ward

Bridesmaid Dresses: Ghost

Flower Girl Dresses: Dressed To Be Blessed

Flowers: Joseph Massie Flowers

Cake: Bride’s Auntie

Stationery: Homemade

Reception Styling: Red Events Creative

Band: Rodimus

DJ: Wedding Jam

Transport: Heritage Motors Liverpool

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