Today I am thrilled to share this colourful warehouse wedding at Camp and Furnace in Liverpool with a party vibe.
Images were captured by Rachel Joyce Photography.
Rachel is a wedding photographer based in the North West with a speciality in very relaxed and natural photography – telling the different stories of the couples she meets.
Rachel says of the couples fabulous colourful warehouse wedding….
The couple needed a space big enough to accommodate their extensive friends and family and Camp and Furnace – a huge warehouse space in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle ticked all the boxes.
Rachel and Danny tied the knot in the ceremony room at Camp and Furnace.
It’s a huge, bright and light space with tonnes of room for all your guests, so it was great for the couple who needed a space big enough to accommodate their extensive friends and family.
Following the ceremony everyone headed downstairs to the bar for drinks and chats before it was time to head into the meal.
The amazing interior space at Camp and Furnace makes you feel in the party mood immediately and it wasn’t long before a huge Mexican wave was started!
The party mood continued into the evening with the arrival of the band and soon the dance floor was jumping.
It was such a fun wedding to be a part of!
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Rachel…
How did you meet?
We met through our joint friends.
Danny had moved from Liverpool to London in 2012 and we kept missing out on meeting each other at various occasions, until a friend’s birthday party in Feb 2016 … some say it was meant to be!
Tell us about the Proposal…
We were on a family holiday in Crete.
We’d just had lunch and decided to sit on some rocks by the harbour. Danny pretended to see something in the water and dived in.
He resurfaced holding a ring and pretended to have found it.
I was so confused and for ages didn’t register that it was an engagement ring.
I think after realising that I wasn’t really getting what was going on he got out of the water and asked me to marry him.
It was the most surreal yet best feeling. It happened at a time when I least expected it.
The most hilarious part of the story is that Danny had previously placed the ring on a rock and had spotted some kids walking towards us.
He panicked and dived into the water to stop the surprise from being potentially ruined.
In hindsight it was more like a comedy sketch than a romantic proposal. But it sums us up as couple so well.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
Danny and I have always loved socialising and we knew that we wanted our wedding to be more like a party than a formal event.
We agreed early on that we wanted a colourful warehouse wedding. We wanted everyone there to celebrate with us, so it made sense for us to have it in a bigger venue.
Originally, we thought we would have the wedding in London. We looked for a while but couldn’t find the venue that we wanted without remortgaging the house.
We made the choice to head up north where Danny is from to Liverpool.
We both loved the Camp and Furnace venue so it was a no brainer to see if we could have our wedding there.
We were really lucky with the rest of our wedding journey. All the things we wanted such as the date, band, photographer and time of the ceremony all fell into place.
The Camp and Furnace were also incredible at helping us to plan so it wasn’t an issue that they were based in Liverpool and we were in London.
Any special touches/DIY?
Danny’s parents were amazing – they helped brighten up our ceremony room with a homemade wedding arch.
It was such a lovely touch as the ceremony room was like a blank canvas so we could basically decorate it how we wanted to.
The warehouse itself was magical – there are giant clouds hanging from the ceiling that offer mood lighting. As well as fairy lights and candles.
Rob (the events manager at the Camp and Furnace) had spent time decorating our banquet like tables. It was so beautiful.
We made our guests awareness ribbons to wear and donated £1 per guest to St Christopher’s hospice who looked after my dad before he died from cancer.
What was the theme /colour palette of your colourful Warehouse Wedding?
It wasn’t an intentional theme as such, but there was a party atmosphere throughout the day and night.
What was the best bit of your day?
So many to choose from but the highlights were:
My cousin Adam walking me down the aisle.
The ceremony itself and the feeling of actually being married to Danny.
Danny and my sister’s speeches.
The band were AMAZING.
The Mexican wave before the food came out.
Is there anything you would do differently?
I wish I could have gone around and spent time with everyone on the day.
We had every intention to, but the day goes by in a flash that I feel like I only had time to speak to a handful of people.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Really try and enjoy the planning of it. I think that the whole journey is important not just the big day.
Keep communicating with your partner and try and make decisions together as they’ll be the things you’ll look back on and reminisce about.
Also, remember to stay focused on what you as a couple want and try not to take on other influences that don’t match up with what you want for your big day. I had to put that into practice a few times.
Venue: Camp and Furnace – Liverpool (with Wedding Coordinator: Emma Rooke)
Photography: Rachel Joyce Photography
Wedding Dress: Cutting Edge Brides
Bridesmaid Gowns: De La Vali
Suit: Marks and Spencer
Hair: Eve Jenkins – So Coco Rouge
Make up: Lauren Wall
Wedding Stationery: Hawthorn and Ivory
Florist: The Flower Barn
Rings: H. Samuel
Photo Booth: Birdie Camper Van
Band: OJ’s Soul Band
Second shooter: Kieran Bellis Photography
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