Ooooh I’m so excited to share this one with you I could burst! Darren and Carol celebrated their incredible (if rainy!) day in some serious style at The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. I knew from the moment I met this uber-cool pair that I would be in for a fabulous time at their wedding. We chatted about a shared love of graphic design, indie music and good nights out, and put the world to rights as we chatted about their plans, and got on like a house on fire! From the outset it was clear they had some incredibly creative ideas, and were going to be planning their day very much their own way- which is just how weddings should be done!
We started the celebration as Carol got ready with her girls at their beautifully styled home. I just loved all the quirky prints as a backdrop for the preparations! The bridesmaids gorgeous floral dresses complemented the dramatic peony bouquets perfectly, and Carol looked like a movie star in her stunning dress and veil!
Travelling in Style!
We travelled from their gorgeous church ceremony to The Everyman in a big red bus, with all of the guests getting the party started early quaffing glasses of fizz and singing the whole way there! Despite the incessant rain (it was the wettest wedding I have EVER done!) everyone was in great spirits, which I knew would make for an epic party later on.
Modern, Industrial Styling
We arrived at the venue, and after taking some super cute portraits on the bus, the party got started! Instead of canapes, the couple opted for tubs of popcorn as a not to the theatre location, which was a super-cute touch. The crisp, industrial modern style decor of The Everyman suited the couple’s perfectly and was complemented by their miniature Jagermeister favours and DIY flowers- which Carol and her bridesmaids did an amazing job of the day before!
A Personalised Newspaper!
Not to be outdone, Darren used his incredible graphic design talents to design not only the invites and their super stylish wedding logo, but also an INCREDIBLE personalised newspaper, telling their story in a totally unique way. Absolutely amazing!
Later in the day, we took full advantage of a very brief break in the rainy weather to pop out for some portraits. Located just off Hope Street, The Everyman is in one of my absolute favourite areas of Liverpool, with is wide streets and imposing Georgian houses- its just absolutely stunning. I also ADORE the street art around there, and as Carol and Darren are both Beatles fans, we simply had to take advantage of the ‘All You Need Is Love’ Mural! We also snuck in a few rainbows as a nod to Liverpool Pride, which was happening just around the corner.
Once we arrived back, it was time for the First Dance, which with its backdrop of twinkly fairy lights was an absolutely magic moment. They even chose the same track as I had for my first dance with my husband- “Baby I’m Yours” by Arctic Monkeys, before kicking off the party as they meant to go on, rocking out to The Coral. the dance floor was absolutely bouncing all night long, with some absolutely epic tunes, thanks to Tom Byrne, their DJ, and their acoustic duo, Northern Lights.
Before heading home and leaving them to party, I absolutely HAD to sneak them into the auditorium for a few theatrical, La-La Land inspired portraits. I think you’ll agree, it was totally worth it! The theatre at The Everyman is a STUNNING space, and I just loved every moment of Carol and Darren’s incredible day. I can’t wait to shoot there again!
Photography- Rachel Burt Photography
Venue- The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
Dress- Romantica Bridal
Hair- Ashley Cross Hair
Make-Up Sam Campbell Make-Up
Flowers- No.14 The Flower Shop
Cake- Cavendish Cakes
DJ- Tom Byrne Wedding DJ
Band- Northern Lights Acoustic
Videography- Love By Gregory
Transport- Routemaster 4 Hire