Athenaeum Weddings | Jayne and Alex

Athenaeum Liverpool weddingJayneForget the royal wedding, Jayne and Alex’s alternative Royal wedding at the Athenaeum in Liverpool centre was much more fun! Jayne and Alex’s wedding was an emotionally charged day and just lovely to photograph.

I started in Formby by photographing Jayne, Natalie and mum while they chilled out having their makeup done over a glass of champagne.

Their ceremony in the Athenaeum was carried out by my favourite registrar so a lovely service with lots of fun and even more emotion. The Athenaeum is steeped in Liverpool history. Originally founded to establish an up to date source of newspapers and pamphlets and a library for merchants and professionals and has been in continuous use since the end of the 18th century. Jayne said she wanted to get married there because she ‘loved the books’, they certainly made for a unique backdrop for their wedding and its wedding photography.

The atmosphere on the streets of Liverpool after the Royal wedding celebrations was great and we got a lot of attention from passers-by while we took a few pictures before returning to the Athenaeum for Jayne and Alex to mingle with their guests and to be interviewed by Radio Merseyside!

After the wedding breakfast, it was time for the speeches, once again I was struck by the powerful emotions in the whole room, it was a very charged atmosphere and lovely to experience.

And onto the dancefloor for their first dance whilst everyone looked on smiling, what a lovely day this was. I packed up my cameras and left them to enjoy the rest of this extra special day at the Athenaeum.


  • Rob, absolutely stunning images, everyone is a classic. The 9th is spellbinding. Well done.

  • Rob – we are both so pleased, you’ve captured the emotions of the day perfectly. Everyone is blown away already! Can’t wait to see the rest, Jayne x

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    Albert Palmer
    9th May 2011 3:50 am

    I really like the B&W ceremony shot of them all sitting down – you really capture the atmosphere.

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    dirk van der werff
    10th May 2011 3:50 am

    Totally different from the style and type of images I produce at my weddings ….. but, if I had to be married again, I guess you would be very near the top of my list.

    Excellent stuff Rob, first class

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    Martin Pemberton
    10th May 2011 5:08 am

    Gorgeous images Rob, fantastic work

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    Samantha Jones
    10th May 2011 7:36 am

    Rob, these are stunning. The lighting is perfection and the emotion, well, it’s just wonderful. Your bride and groom must be over the moon with these images.

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    Caroline Alexander
    10th May 2011 10:30 am

    Reeeeally gorgeous stuff Rob, such quality!

  • Absolutely gorgeous mate!! Brilliant job