A city wedding with a tattooed bride and Charlie Brear dress – Jazz & Ste

When you meet me, one of the things you’ll very quickly learn about me is that… I LOVE DOGS. And I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE dogs!

 

Don’t get me wrong, I love all animals, but I have a specific affinity with dogs. I just think they’re little furry angels and we really don’t deserve them. I get SO happy about dogs, or pets & other animals in general at weddings, that I’m literally about to write a whole blog about the loveable fluffballs I have met over the last 6 years of my career. So keep your eye out for that one!

 

If you approach me to shoot your wedding and fill in your enquiry with your wedding plans and one of the plans is to have your precious pooch pop by (or even stick around for the full day), there is a chance that I will potentially be mesmerised for a while on your wedding day.

 

So when Jazz & Ste told me that they would be bringing their adorable Brussels Griffon x Boston Terrier pup, Santi, to their ceremony venue for some photo opportunities, I was SO HAPPY. He arrived wearing a mini tuxedo and I just about died on the spot. 

 

Look at his little grumpy face, couldn’t you just squish him!!

To be honest, there was really nothing ordinary about Jazz & Ste’s day in general, which is absolutely perfect for me as I’m not your ordinary wedding photographer!

 

Jazz got ready with her best gals at an apartment literally a stone’s throw from the ceremony venue, Liverpool Town Hall. I think it took them about 15 seconds to walk over once they were all glammed up and ready to go.

 

And, continuing in true city wedding style, the wedding reception venue, OH ME OH MY, was only about 2 mins walk from the ceremony venue. Conveniences like that are what can really accentuate the location you have chosen for your big day, as well as limit the amount of travel time, which equates to what? You got it. MORE DRINKING TIME!

 

Jazz, being the stylish lady she naturally is, also went for something slightly alternative with her wedding dress. The Charlie Brear gown was light and floaty, not rigid nor restrictive, including a super hot split up the front to show off her bloody gorgeous leg tattoos, allowing her to move freely throughout the day and really feel like herself. This is a great tip to anyone looking for their dream dress right now – don’t wear something that doesn’t feel like you! You want to wear the dress, you don’t want the dress wearing you. (Ooh did I sound like Tan from Queer Eye just then??)

 

One of my favourite parts of Jazz & Ste’s day was party time because these guys definitely KNOW how to party! Seeing this pair dance like loons with all their mates was super refreshing and I definitely lost track of time as I was swept away in all the fun. A great way to make sure your photographer gets a tonne of brilliant dancing images of you, your family and friends is to make sure YOU stick around on the dancefloor for at least the first 5 songs after your first dance.

 

Anyway, that’s enough from me – here are Jazz & Ste in their own words…

A bride and groom dancing with colourful confetti showering down
“Ah Amy, I absolutely love them. Thank you so so much!!!  You’re the best!”
A bride standing in front of a green door holding her dress so you can see her leg tattoos

OUR WEDDING SOUNDTRACK

Click on the image to listen to Jazz & Ste’s wedding soundtrack while you enjoy the rest of their blog post.

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OUR FAVOURITE PARTS OF THE DAY

Our favourite part of the day was the reception. We had so much fun spending time with all our family and friends. Some of our friends came from Canada and America who we hadn’t seen in a while so it was very special. We also loved that absolutely everyone was up dancing. The pictures of the evening reception are incredible and fully capture our happiness.

A black and white confetti shot of a bride and groom

WEDDING PLANNING AND ADVICE

The planning started off to a bit of a bad start! We had originally booked St George’s Hall to be married in. They called one afternoon to inform us that we had been double booked and offered other venues. Although we were slightly disheartened to start with, the Town Hall was incredible and by far a better choice in terms of location too.

 

Our joint hen/stag in west Wales was glamping in torrential rain, which turned out to be in the back garden of this very odd lady’s house who kept coming into our tents whilst we slept; not ideal! But you just have to go with it! Now we look back with the funniest memories of it.

 

Not everything is going to be perfect and not everything is going to go swimmingly but everything works out perfectly in the end. 

TOP TIP

One word of advice is to not stress over the small things; they don’t matter and you won’t care on the day.

A bride and groom walking through the city

WHY WE CHOSE AMY

After searching Instagram we came across Amy and we were blown away. Soon after we found out that she actually photographed my cousin’s wedding and the images were beautiful. We knew straight away that we wanted to use Amy.

 

We were slightly nervous to go and get our portraits taken, but after meeting Amy for the first time we knew we had made the right choice.

 

What we love most is that our images are all so different from traditional wedding photos.

A smiling bride being dressed into her wedding dress

OUR FAVOURITE PHOTO

It’s too hard to pick one favourite image. We love the images taken down Queens Avenue, the buildings are so beautiful down there!

A bride and groom in a small street

We also love the images taken outside our reception venue, OH ME OH MY, with the sunset in the background. It was such a spontaneous photo opportunity. Amy ran to us and told us to quickly get outside; I had no shoes on with prosecco in hand and Ste had to take the tie off from around his head to look presentable again!

AND FINALLY…

Don’t get too stressed. Enjoy it.

 

Try not to focus on the little details. If things go wrong just go with it because on the day nothing but being with your friends and family matters. Take in every moment of the day.

A black and white portrait of a laughing wedding couple

ALL THE AMAZING SUPPLIERS

Dress: Charlie Brear from White Closet Bridal

Shoes: Daniel Footwear

Groom’s suit: Vivienne Westwood

Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS

Groomsmens suits: ASOS

Flowers: Mary Mary Florals

Cake: made by grooms mum

Makeup: Shannon Keegan

Hair: Ellie Stephenson from Vidal Sassoon

Stationery: made by a bridesmaid

Photobooth: Smilomatic

A white wedding dress hanging on a brick wall

Pink velvet bridal shoes with ribbons

A blue handbag with labelled items

Two blonde girls laughing with glasses of wine

A group of girls chatting in a bright room

A red head having her make up applied

Womens hands holing a cup with an engagement ring

A woman's foot covered in confetti

A wedding bouquet of white flowers

A bride being dressed into her wedding dress

A bride being dressed into her wedding dress

A smiling bride being dressed into her wedding dress

Pale boots being put onto a brides feet with tatttooed legs

Bridesmaids in lilac dresses smiling

A bridesmaid in lilac holding a white bouquet

A bride and her dad walking down some stairs

A bride and her bridesmaids in lilac dresses walking along the street

A bride and her bridesmaids walking along the street

A bride and her bridesmaids walking along the street

A bride and her dad walking up a red carpeted staircase

A bride and her dad walking down the aisle

A bride and groom looking at each other during the ceremony

A cropped shot of a bride and groom holding hands

A bride and groom's first kiss in a grand room

A bride and groom walking back down the aisle

A bride and groom walking back down the aisle

A bride and groom holding a dog

A wedding reception room with white tables

A modern white wedding cake with greenery

A wedding table setup with greenery

Fake wedding tattoos

A tag tied to a wedding bamboo chair

White wedding balloons

A bride and groom walking through a city with a white balloon

A bride and groom's confetti reception

A black and white confetti shot of a bride and groom

A bride with her bridesmaids next to the Liver Building

A bride with her bridesmaids in lillac and white florals

Lilac bridesmaids dresses and white florals

A groom tying the laces on a brides shoe

A bride and groom in a small street

A bride and groom hugging in front of a gate with a lace Charlie Brear dress

A bride and grooms feet with tattoos on the brides legs

A bride standing in front of a green door holding her dress so you can see her leg tattoos

A bride holding a large white wedding bouquet

A bride and groom hugging in front of a green door

A black and white portrait of a laughing wedding couple

A bride and groom walking through the city

Wedding guests drinking shots

A bride and groom walking into their wedding reception

Father of the bride giving a speech

A groom giving a speech

A silhouette of the Liver Building against a sunset sky

A silhouette of a man and woman and the Liver Building against a sunset sky

A bride and groom kissing next to a road at sunset

A bride and groom cutting a wedding cake

A bride and groom dancing with confetti showering down

A bride and groom dancing with colourful confetti showering down

 

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