A DIY Village Hall Wedding in Liverpool | Mary & Dave

Bride and Groom photograph walking hand in hand through the pillars outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool City Centre

Liverpool DIY Village Hall Wedding - Mary and Dave

 If there are any words that make me grin whenever I get a wedding enquiry (apart from “we want to book” of course!) it’s “DIY” and “village hall”.   I’m a big fan of wedding days that a couple stamp their personality all over. From the moment Mary and Dave got in touch and told me all about their plans I knew that I was in for a cracker of a day! 

St George’s Hall Wedding Ceremony

Liverpool. Home of many grand and majestic buildings and you don’t get much more grand that St Georges Hall. As I walked up the steps to the vast entrace, surrounded by huge pillars, I was itching to get Mary and Dave in front of my camera for some portraits there. It was like something out of a period drama! 

 I loved their wedding ceremony in St George’s Hall. The panelled rooms give off a warm and more intimate vibe, even in the larger spaces. After a ceremony that was packed full of laughter we headed straight outside to throw some confetti. One of my favourite moments of any wedding day! 

 As the guests set off for the reception Mary, Dave and I decided to make the most of St George’s amazing exterior and get some pictures of the two of them. Even though it had started to rain we had plenty of shelter, it’s a great all weather venue! 

Village Hall wedding photography

Everything had come full circle for Mary and Dave. They’d actually met at a wedding back in 2012 when they were Best Man and Best Woman for mutual friends. Fast forward five years and Dave proposed by attaching a ring to their cat’s collar (best proposal idea ever!) and then last year they welcomed their baby girl Anoushka. Today’s guest of honour and Flower Girl! 

 They wanted their wedding to be a real celebration of their love and the adventures they’d had. The key word for them was ‘fun’! From the sweets handed out on the double decker bus that was ferrying their guests to the village hall to the retro games consoles they’d set up these two knew how to keep everyone entertained and having the best time! 

DIY wedding details

The beauty of using a village hall as a reception venue is that the rooms are a blank canvas and you can dress them however you like. Mary and Dave had gone to town on their wedding details. They really wanted a rustic feel to their day and opted to make most of the decor themselves. The room looked brilliant, I think there’s a new career as venue dressers for them both! 

 I also need to give a massive shout out to Nina’s Flowers who did the bouquets and centrepieces, they looked fantastic. 

 Mary and Dave, what a day! You guys were incredible fun to hang out with and Mary, you win my award for smiliest bride EVER!