A riot of colour and fun

There was a definite party atmosphere at Emma and Rob’s wedding at the industrial chic Camp and Furnace in Liverpool. The day was a riot of colour and fun. Every detail had been meticulously planned and designed by the couple, from the stationary and signage to the beer mats and the temporary tattoos! A special shout out has to go to Skip, the couple’s dog, who greeted the couple after their confetti shot and was truly fussed over by all of the guests. He even had his own bowtie which matched Rob’s bowtie and Emma’s hair bow.

It was a pleasure of doing an engagement shoot with the couple in Southport earlier this year. So when I met up with them on the wedding day, it felt really relaxed and they were both at ease in front of the camera. It was such a colourful day, from the flowers to the mix and match floral Liberty print skirts that the bridesmaids wore, as well as Emma and Rob’s accessories. Emma looked fantastic in her vintage 1950’s wedding dress.

wide angle shot of the interior of camp and furnace wedding venue

Industrial chic with a party atmosphere

Emma and Rob decided on Camp and Furnace as the venue for their wedding and photography. As they wanted somewhere with a fun party vibe and they also loved the industrial interior. Both Emma and Rob are designers, so they wanted a venue that speaks for itself and allowed them to focus on the little details which really made a big impact, such as the bespoke temporary tattoos where even Skip made an appearance!

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A versatile space

The venue is on a pretty impressive scale, with big open spaces and vaulted ceilings. However, the spaces can be easily zoned and would be a perfect setting for a small gathering as well as a gathering of epic proportions.

There are plenty of photo opportunities in and around the venue and we got some great shots in a local skate park which was covered in graffiti. The urban landscape around Camp and Furnace really lends itself to the space and provides a great backdrop for wedding photographs.

Emma and Rob wrote some lovely words about me after their wedding, which was really kind of them:

“We met Mike when we visited the National Wedding show in search of a photographer, and he instantly stood out to us. We loved everything about him, from his stand, his style of work & gorgeous albums and his personality when chatting to him. We definitely made the right decision and love every image from both the day and the pre-shoot in Southport – thank you so much! Mike is good fun and really easy to work with, we loved how his documentary style really captures the emotion and special moments of the whole day, every photo makes you feel happy and tells a story.”

emma getting her make up done best man getting button hole pinned on him bride and father wating in rain under an umbrella outside their hotel bride arraives down the aisle at st Georges hall liverpool emma and rob just married at the front of the ceremony emma coming outside to greet their guests outside st georges hall grandma through the glass on the wedding bus Rob and emma wedding couple getting off their wedding bus confetti being thrown over the bride and groom outside camp and furnace skip the dog greeting Emma and rob the newly weds wedding portrait outside camp and furnace in a skate park bride twirls in front of graffiti wall wedding portrait in front of bright colourful geometric wall Camp and furnace wedding photography urban wedding photography portrait table plan with bear at camp and furnace the newly weds get welcomed into their wedding breakfast bride pours a beer ready for the speeches rob gives his wedding speech camp and furnace wedding photographygroom laughing during the speeches guest during the speeches couple laughing at best mans speech temporary tattoo trolley grandma gets a temp tattoo more wedding guests get a temporary tattoo close up of tattoos on hands the temporary tattoo trolley child gives tattoos evening reception at camp and furnace groom freshens up couple fist bump wedding tattoos groom jumping towards the bride in a skate park a romantic kiss couple enter camp and furnace rob and emma joking around couple laughing first dance of the evening camp and furnace wedding photography rob and emma breaking up the dance floor crazy dance moves party time with guests dancing arms in the air with the music enjoying the music with arms out dancing

A massive thank you to Marni V Photography for second shooting on the day!

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