So here it is, my first wedding of 2011, and such a sweet couple to kick off the year! Sarah and David got married in Liverpool at The Athenaeum, a member’s club and library nestled in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Sarah is a journalist and both she and David have a real love of books (I can completely identify with this!) and so the venue was perfect for them. I’ve always found libraries so atmospheric and The Athenaeum was exactly this – a really special, peaceful and beautiful little gem tucked away from all the hubbub of the city around it. In keeping with the love of books, as we were wandering around the city centre during the couple shots, David asked if we could quickly pop into Waterstones – this was heaps of fun and the pictures we got in there are some of my favourites from the day.
Sarah’s dress was absolutely beautiful and a perfect example of how wedding dresses really don’t have to be some variation of white. She wore an incredible silver beaded maxi dress from Kate Moss at Topshop, and looked breathtaking. She accessorized it with some gorgeous vintage heels, a cute cardigan and a beautiful bird headpiece handmade by her best friend and maid of honour Rosie, a talented artist who also customised and made her own dress and headband. It was lovely to watch Sarah and Rosie together – they are one of those pairs of friends who are so close that they are completely in sync – they mirror each other, move in the same way and say the same things at the same time, with a constant stream of affection and laughter between them. Similarly, two of my favourite people at the wedding were Sarah’s mum and her friend, who had the same kind of connection – every time I turned around they were laughing with their arms wrapped round each other – such wonderful, warm people.
As for Sarah and David, they are both so lovely and genuine, and they light up so brightly every time they look at one another. I’m so pleased that my year of weddings started with them and wish them a lifetime of happiness together.