Nicole and Rob’s Wedding at Warwick House

I had first met Nicole and Rob at their cousins wedding I’d photographed at Warwick house a little while back.  It was therefore a wonderful complement that they also chose to book me to be their wedding photographer. Another added bonus was having Stuart accompany me as a second shooter.

I shouldn’t really, but I try and glimpse ahead at the weather forecast, keeping my fingers crossed that we’d have a let up in the awful weather we’d been having, as Nicole & Rob had hoped to get married outdoors in the gazebo at Warwick house.  Unfortunately fine weather definitely wasn’t on the cards and as Stuart & I waded across the road, which was now more like a river, to meet Nicole & the girls at Retreat Hair salon I was so pleased to see that the weather hadn’t dampened their spirits.

Nicole had asked us first to meet us at the saloon to get some images of her and her bridesmaids having their hair done, then to pop back to her & Robs house to photograph her dress, shoes and jewellery followed by her final preparate at Warwick house.

We built in a little time before Nicole was due to arrive to photograph Rob & his best man, her beautiful bouquet and also to catch up with a few familiar faces.  The weather broke just long enough to dash outside & grab a couple of shots with Rob by the now redundant gazebo.

While Rob met with the Registrar’s  we finish getting some candid shots of guest mingling and enjoying themselves before spending the last few moments, before the ceremony, with Nicole.  Nicole looked stunning 🙂 & I was lucky enough to have time to capture one last shot of her as she descended the stairs to the ceremony room & her husband to be.

After a lovely ceremony people’s spirits were running high despite rain lashing all around.  It certainly wasn’t going to dampen Nicole & Rob’s spirits and so we carried on with group shots in doors, utilising the chaise longue & lovely large arched window.

After we were happy that we’d capture all the images Nicole & Rob had asked for we had time for a quick confetti shot, on the staircase, before stealing the newly-weds off for some photos of the two of them.

And then …. as if by magic …. it stopped raining.  The one shot we hadn’t been able to get for them, which Nicole had asked for, was a shot of everyone in a heart shape.  We grab everyone together got our photo & even managed to squeeze a few more shots of just the two of together, outdoors, before the heavens opened once more.

I don’t think I saw Nicole & Rob stopped smiling the whole day through.  I was so pleased to have been part of their special day.  We stayed to capture Rob’s speech before departing to allow them to continue with their Wedding celebrations.

Here are just a small selection of the photos we took on the day.

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I’m now very much looking forward to designing their album 🙂

Nicki & Rob’s Wedding at Allesley Church & Brandon Hall

A job doesn’t get much better when you can combine everything you love. My passion for photography, getting to be creating with wonderful wedding dresses, pretty flowers, sparkly jewellery, working with Stuart who was 2nd shooting with me on this wedding, celebrating special occasions with happy people & of course … cake! So how pleased was I that I could combine all of these with Nicki & Rob’s Wedding.

Nicki & Rob popped over a few weeks before their wedding to chat through their day & have a few informal practise shots as they were a little nervous about having their pictures taken.  I know they were nervous but they really had no need to be.  They are a lovely couple with great personalities & who obviously adore each other & this shone through in the images I captured   :).

Stuart & I headed to Nicki’s house to first capture all the pretty details of the dress, shoes, flowers etc as well as Nicki & her bridesmaids’ preparation.  It was clear from the beginning that this was going to be a lovely feel-good wedding.

After spending some time with the girls we headed to Allesley Church in Coventry to photograph Rob with his two best men & usher.  Rob was happy for fun & formal photograph so we made the most of it by getting the lads to star jump & give Rob the bumps!

It was a lovely service conducted by Robin &, once finished, we spent a little time getting some of the group shots Nicki & Rob had asked for, as well as the first of the shots of Nicki & Rob as husband & wife.

After a cheeky glass of Champaign, the happy couple made their way to Brandon Hall in style in a lovely 1933 Rolls Royce convertible, courtesy of Chris from C.G.Wedding cars

We’d had a bad spell with the weather & I knew Nicki had been worried that her wedding would be a wash out.  She’d hired out some lovely pretty white parasol type umbrellas.  Nicki hadn’t needed to have been worried as the weather ended up being glorious.  However, it would have been an awful waste to not have used the parasols & as well as some lovely shots with the couple we had great fun with the youngest bridesmaid and Nicki’s two cheeky twin brothers.

We finished our photographic coverage after the speeches, which went down very well, particularly the double act from the best men which comprised of a slide show, showing various embarrassing photos as well as reminiscing about the antics of a younger Rob.

Nicki & Rob’s wedding was a fantastic & fun wedding to photograph. Below are a few of my favourite images we took from the day.

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Jo and David’s Wedding at The Welcombe Hotel Stratford

I’ve always enjoyed photographing weddings at The Welcombe Hotel in Stratford so when Jo & David booked me for their wedding I was delighted when they told me The Welcombe was their wedding venue.  I was even more excited when I found out the Jo’s best friend, Laura, who I also know, was her maid of honour :).

We met up a couple of weeks before their wedding to chat about their plans for their day and to find out what photos they really wanted.  This would be a lovely family orientated wedding as Jo & David’s three children would feature prominently within the wedding.

Gemma was 2nd shooting for the 1st time with me today and after a quick walk around the grounds we met Jo her 3 bridesmaids and her Son & usher for the day, Connor,  in the beautiful Countess suite at The Welcombe. What a wonderful asset Grace, Flo & Connor are to their Parent’s they were so polite, friendly and fun to photograph.  The two twin girls made beautiful bridesmaids & Connor certainly enjoyed wielding his cane around for the day, looking every bit the gentleman.

After the service we all made our way to the garden’s for canapes, drinks and photos. After some group shots I stole Jo & David for some more romantic couple shots, around the grounds.  I was particularly chuffed as it just so happened that the purple lavender was out in force which happened to compliment Jo’s purple theme beautifully.

Jo & David then spent time enjoying their day with their guests which was a great opportunity for Gemma & I to capture lots of reportage shots.  It was also a great for us to relax a little and chat with their family and friend.  It was obvious that Jo & David are held in high regards and I heard nothing but praise for them.  What a lovely family and what an honour for me to be part of such a special day.

Here are just a few images taken at Jo & David’s wedding.

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Ellie & Luke’s Wedding St John Baptist Church Berkswell

Life’s little coincidences never cease to amaze me.  A number of years back I visited a salon to have a back massage to elevate life’s little aches and pains from carrying 2 cameras and various lenses around for 12-14 hour days.  I don’t often treat myself but decided to make an exception after a particularly busy month of weddings.  What does this have to do with Ellie and Lukes wedding you ask? Well it just so happen’s that the Salon I visited belongs to Ellie’s Family and a year after visiting, Ellie had remember me and phoned me to book me for her wedding 🙂 even more coincidentally Stuart and I had just moved to Balsall Common are were now virtually neighbours.  Ellie & Luke”s wedding service was to be held at the picturesque St John Baptist Church followed by the reception at Ellie’s mom & dads home.

When I met with Ellie & Luke before their wedding it was obvious that this was going to be Ellie’s dream wedding. She’s mad on Pink as well as all things pretty. It was clear that this was going to be a really fun wedding & as I left Ellie’s mom had a quite word to say that they had a few surprises in store including a horse drawn carriage ride and fireworks at the end of the night.

The day of their wedding arrived and with deep blue skies and perfect wispy white clouds I made my way to Ellie’s house to meet her and her entourage of bridesmaids.  I had great fun photographing all the girls getting ready as well as all the fantastic details of their day from the dress and shoes to flowers and finally the arrival of the stunning white horse drawn carriage …. I was in my element 🙂

From there I met Luke & all his many groomsmen at St John Baptist Church in Berkswell, and had real fun getting some nice formal and great informal photos.

After a lovely service conducted by Mark, a number of group shots and a large amount of confetti, Ellie & Luke departed for their horse drawn carriage ride.

We headed back to their house where we met back up with their family and friend for their reception.  The marquee was themed out in pink and after a michael buble tribute singer and some very emotional speeches the evening kicked off with more live music followed by Ellie & Luke’s 1st dance.  As the evening entertainment drew to an end we were all ushered outside for the surprise firework display…. what a wonderful way to finish this lovely wedding.

I know Ellie & Luke, their family & friends had an amazing day. Here are a just a few of the images I took.  Happy viewing

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