Victoria Park Southport Wedding Photographer – Autumn Stone Photography
SOUTHPORT WEDDING PHOTOS FROM A NORTH WEST PHOTOGRAPHER
Here are some photos from the weekend wedding at Victoria Park in Southport. These Merseyside wedding photos show the two hot air balloons used to take the guests up for a little ride. With food supplied by the Great British Chip Shop, Indian Delights and Hog Roasts and BBQ. Please take a look though and if you are getting married in this area then please get in touch.
My style of wedding photography is a lot of fun, modern and natural.
No additional travel costs for weddings in Southport or Lancashire.
SOUTHPORT IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
Southport sits at the top end of a 22-mile stretch of beach, with sand dunes stretching back all the way to Crosby. On Southport’s beach, you can find the UK’s oldest, and second longest, iron pier. Take a stroll along the beach or pier on a clear day and you will be able to spot North Wales, as well as the peaks of the Lake District. Ainsdale, the main bathing beach, is located just five minutes from Southport and has RNLI lifeguards on duty during the summer months. The dunes provide shelter and long stretches of beach create the ideal setting for a relaxed picnic or a spot of beach volleyball.
Lord Street is a timeless classic, showcasing all the things that put it on the map since the town gained popularity during Victorian times; when families first flocked to the seaside resort. Walking down this historic boulevard, you will find canopied shops on one side of the street and tranquil gardens and fountains on the other. Independent outlets and high quality shops sit amongst cafés, bars and restaurants; providing the perfect spots to pause, watch the world go by and sample some delicious treats.
In May, the Southport Festival hits town and celebrates fashion, comedy, arts & culture and music, with a show-stopping line-up of live performances. June signals the start of summer and the time to give your taste buds a real treat at the Southport Food & Drink Festival at Victoria Park. During the three days of culinary festivities, visitors can find a complete food village, with trade stands and a children’s festival filled with family friendly entertainment – all completely free to enter!
Silcock’s Funland has been entertaining visitors for many years and has a great selection of the latest video and arcade games – and when you’re peckish you can treat yourself to some traditional fish & chips followed by a delicious ice-cream. You will be sure to spot the beautifully restored, bright and colourful 100-year old carousel right outside Funland, something that all the family will find hard to resist.
Hesketh Park is a 15-minute walk (or a few minutes by car) from the town centre and is the largest park in Southport. It is also home to one of the UK’s few remaining floral clocks. After feeding the ducks on the lake take some time to admire the variety of unique plants and flowers in the restored Victorian conservatory. There’s also a network of pathways running through ornamental gardens, a children’s play area, mini golf course and café. A unique place for any photographer, professional or amateur.
WEDDING VENUES IN SOUTHPORT & MERSEYSIDE
Another one of my favourite venues in Southport, is The Vincent Hotel. The Vincent Hotel is situated on Lord Street, Southport’s Parisienne Boulevard, the Vincent takes comfort and personal service to new heights – all within a fresh, stylish and contemporary interior. The hotel hosts civil wedding ceremonies in the stylish -V- Galleria, which can be dressed to suit
For photography, you have the Victorian bandstand just outside which is ideal for the group shots. Then why not take a stroll across Lord Street and use the magnificent Wayfarers Arcade for the couple shoot? The striking Grade II listed building is stunning and the best bit, it’s all undercover so it doesn’t matter if it rains. Wayfarers Arcade is a must-see,with glorious period décor and a stunning glass-domed roof. More than 30 independent shops cluster inside the Arcade, ranging from a traditional sweets emporium to designer bridal gowns.
PHOTOGRAPHY IN AND AROUND THIS SEASIDE TOWN
How about getting married out at sea at Southport Pier, which is 1000 metres long, that means if the tide is in, you can say just that. It’s the second longest pier in the country with views across the North West and on a clear day you can see Blackpool and even the North Wales coast. At the end of the pier is the Pavilion and you’ve guessed it, you can hold your wedding reception there. The Pavilion has a vintage arcade with old penny slot machines – step back in time and you and your wedding guests can have a go!
If you are looking for a Southport wedding photographer then please get in touch to check my availability. Just pop to my contact page. Although I am based in Manchester, there are no additional costs for Southport weddings or Merseyside either.