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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