5 getting ready tips for a wedding morning

Find out there behind-the-scenes story of a Wirral Wedding photographer’s day and pick up some great wedding day tips as well.

They scheduled this day for rain, which let’s face it is most days! With whatever luck, the rain stayed away and not just that blazing sunshine appeared, although tempered by the blustery wind from the sea… Oh, the joys of the weather forecast.

I picked up my bags, packed the car and I was off to near Heswall for the bride getting ready wedding photographs. When I arrived, the bride’s Dad made me a lovely cup of tea (always very much appreciated!). The bride was still at the hairdressers, so I photographed the dress while I was waiting. The dress was stunning, and I was pleased to see the bridal shop had put it on a lovely hanger rather than a cheap plastic one which never looks great in photographs.

That’s tip number 1 – A nice hanger for the dress makes a difference to the wedding dress photo!

I was also pleased to see they had kept the plastic bag for the dress, which I used to help fill out the bust area of the dress for the photograph.

Iscoyd Park back of wedding dress in mirror

Tip number 2 – Keep the plastic bag if possible!

I noticed however the bag was still over the wedding dress which had caused creases.

Colshaw Hall wedding photography back of wedding dress

Tip number 3 – Remove the dress from the plastic bag and allow it to fall naturally so that creases do not form.

After I finished photographing the dress on its hanger, it was time for the bride to put on the dress. The dress had a lace up back which can take around 20 minutes to do and requires someone who has patience to put you in it!

Soughton Hall wedding photographer, back of wedding dress

Tip number 4–Record the lace up of the dress in the shop so you can watch how it’s done right before the wedding so it’s fresh in your minds.

Wedding dress hanging in window

The bride’s lovely bridesmaid put the dress on and laced it up like a pro, and I don’t think you could see any more skill in a bridal shop.
Then it was time for the sandwiches, which was my cue to leave for the church as nobody wants to have photographs of them eating!

The church was around 30 minutes away and we suspected parking to be hard, but luckily I was straight in a spot.

Tip number 5—Let the photographer know if you think there may parking issues.

The wedding ceremony was lovely, and we did the wedding photography formals straight after the wedding ceremony. Then off to photograph in lovely Heswall for the reception which had some amazing views, and we got to show off our off camera flash skills and get in some amazing sky.

Wedding photographer thornton manor, car and venue

They finished the day off with some really well delivered speeches and there were lots of tears and amazing belly laughs all round. The speeches are by far one of my most favourite things to photograph because everyone forgets the camera was there and lets their emotions out.

Hope you enjoyed the story and the tips and thank you to all the people out there who support us and make Marie Lloyd Photography the best.

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Marie x