Carly and Carl got married at the Christ Church in Cheylesmore, Coventry and then celebrated their wedding at the lovely Windmill Village Hotel and Golf course on the A45 just outside Coventry. We were asked to cover most of the day from Carly getting ready at her parent’s home until late into the evening. The weather held for us most of the day although we did have to re-schedule a little due to a torrential downpour in the afternoon, just before we were due to go outside. We were, however, rewarded (or compensated) with some great colours in the early evening. We took photographs for around 12 hours, meaning that we ended up with literally hundreds of images to look through, to select and to edit. We are still working on some of the selected images in order to present them properly to Carly and Carl but for now here’s a taster of what’s to come – enjoy! …….
It was great weather in the morning so we took some of the flowers and shoes outside to photograph
It was already busy, busy, busy in the morning at Carly’s parent’s house when we first arrived
We spent quite a lot of time photographing the important little details, including the dress before setting off to meet the men at the church
Carly had prepared thoroughly, even down to making sure the men all had reminders on their socks about who they were on the day!
Our time with the men at the church flew by and it wasn’t long before the beautiful bridesmaids arrived ….
Your first glimpse of Carly in that stunning dress with her very proud father ….
And just enough time for another shot before going in to the church …..
A little montage of images during the service. Gary was at the back with the long lens and I was at the front ….
Meanwhile, Lola was determined that Carly and Carl wouldn’t be getting all of the attention! 🙂
Just married – and first opportunity to be (almost) alone as a man and wife
And then it was off to the Windmill Village Hotel and Golf Course for some group shots ….
We were worried about the threat of poor weather so we grabbed a few minutes alone before the wedding breakfast ….
Unusually, We were present throughout the meal – because we were invited to join the guests! Thank you – it was lovely! …. and it was also nice that Carl gave us a ‘thankyou’ during his speech. We don’t expect it, but it’s really nice to to have our efforts recognised ! The speeches went down really well and the quiz worked well ….
A glimpse of the important little people – very smart and very well behaved
After a hair raising golf buggy ride (our buggy kept locking it’s brakes on the wet grass!) it was off onto the golf course for 20 minutes with the bride and groom …
And we were rewarded with some great colours as the rain lifted and the sun came out for a last appearance before setting ….
The light faded quickly and we were back inside for a great evening of entertainment ….
And as a surprise we added some entertainment of our own in a side room. We have to be careful about choosing our guests carefully for this ‘photobooth’ shoot but we were pretty confident that Carly and Carl’s guests would be up for a laugh …. and we were right!
We’ll be presenting many more images to Carly and Carl on the password-protected area of our main website in the next day or two. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear what you think of the photos so far. Please leave a comment by cicking the link at the bottom of this post.
Meanwhile, if you know of any couples who are getting married in Coventry and Warwickshire in the foreseeable future please point them in our direction. We are currently taking plenty of bookings for 2011 and even some for 2012.