Sophie & Matt’s Knowle Church & Mallory Court Wedding

Sophie & Matt’s Knowle Church & Mallory Court Wedding

Sophie & Matt were married at Knowle Church in Knowle, Warwickshire, before celebrating at the beautiful Mallory Court wedding venue in Leamington.

Sophie & Matt had popped over to see us a few weeks back to go through their wedding details so it was lovely to catch up with Sophie & meet her Mom & Dad & bridesmaids at their family home for the preparations.

Within moments of walking in we were made to feel so incredibly welcome & as the atmosphere buzzed with excitement, & a little lady who could dab extremely well (I still cant seem to master that- think it must be an age thing lol) I got to play with all their lovely shoes, jewellery & of course Sophie stunning (& beautifully sparkly) wedding dress.

Stuart had been booked to film their wedding & I would be photographing, so again I got to spend the whole day with my husband, doing the job I love!

We left the girls & headed to the very picturesque Knowle Parish Church just down the road to meet with Matt & the boy. As well as some more traditional photos the boys were happy for a bit of fun & with time to spare we were able to get some more informal lovely reportage images of friends and family.

Sophies’s bridesmaids & mom arrived in style, first, in a beautiful Vintage Rolls Royce Landaulette. Followed by Sophie & her dad as the Rolls made round trip.

Following the beautiful service we captured a number of group shots requested by Sophie & Matt before a fabulous confetti send off & glasses of bubbly .

We moved on from Knowle Parish Church to Mallory Court for the remainder of the wedding. Mallory is a magnificent manor house hotel in Leamington Spa, set in 10 acres of grounds, is the epitome of a quintessential English country house hotel. Ive been lucky enough to photograph a number of Mallory Court Wedding, the last only being a few weeks ago.  It never fails to amaze me how quickly Mallory Court changes through out the year & how the photo opportunities change too.

Before the wedding breakfast we completed some fun friends images and some more arty wedding photographs with Sophie and Matt with the plan to complete the remainder after the meal when it would have also cooled down a little. Again we had several locations planned and ideas so we were able to quickly run through a number of photographs with them both inside and out before their evening guests arrived. With guests being entertained by the beautiful music provided by the lovely ladies from Sorelli Ensemble I utilised the remained of the time before the meal to capture some more candid images.

While Sophie & Matt enjoyed their wedding breakfast Stuart & I had a bit of a breather.  We had been kindly provided with the most delicious – humungous (understatement) plate of fish & chips ! Now for anyone who knows me – I like my food- but even I struggled to finish this mouthwatering plate of yumminess … but I did 😀

The speeches were everything they should be, fun, incredibly emotional & lovely & once finished guests enjoyed the beautiful summer evening in the grounds whilst the room was turned around for the evenings entertainment.

We stayed to capture the cake cut & first dance plus a couple of arty night time image.

Below are some of my favourite images from the day & will hopefully give the new Mr & Mrs Vincent a chance to see a small handful of their finally images (I’m feel very sorry for them… stuck on a beautiful honeymoon island with limited wifi 😀 .. not that I’m a touch jealous :-D)

Congratulations to you both, Stuart & I will look forward to seeing you with your photos & video when you return x

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Photography: Victoria Jane Photography

Cinematography: Kettell Video Productions

Hair & Make up : Ruth Hancox

String Duo : Sara & Julia from Sorelli Ensemble

Suit hire: Daniel John Menswear

Car : Aristo Classics @ The wedding barn

 

I would love to hear from you if you have a wedding in 2018, 2019 or beyond.  Please dont hesitate to call or email me for more details.

Monica & Simon’s Sikh Wedding Ceremony at Ragley Hall

Monica & Simon’s Sikh Wedding Ceremony at Ragley Hall

The sky was a brilliant blue & the sun blazing as I made my way to photography Monica & Simon’s Sikh wedding at Ragley Hall, a magnificent Palladian mansion nestled within an estate of 450 acres of grounds & parklands located in Alcester, Warwickshire.

Ive been lucky enough to photograph a number of Weddings at Ragley Hall as well as corporate events, their official fireworks & even a Halloween special but Monica & Simon’s Sikh Ceremony would be the 1st I had photographed there.

Simon had said the day would be non stop beginning with him riding in on a horse & end James Bond style. I was pretty much prepared for anything 🙂

I met with Simon’s Grooms men at the bottom of the long winding driveway which leads up to Ragley Hall.  The beautiful white mare was being prepared for her part in the ceremony- decorated with colourful adornments.  The horse must be white, as it represents peace and submissiveness of the powerful horse to the groom. Simon arrived dressed in a ornate white Sherwani, elaborately decorated with intricate gold stitching and red buttons.  Simon looked truly royal during the Baraat, as his made his way towards the entrance with his friends & family singing folk songs and dances.

The Milni followed (the official meeting of both families) where key male family members from both sides exchange garlands and greet each other, symbolising the acceptance of two families into one. Not to be out done on either side, the lifting of each other got higher & higher much to the delight or all the guests watching.

After Monica & Simon’s wedding ceremony, steeped in traditional rituals, the guests enjoyed tea & sandwiches on the patio in the beautiful sunshine, accompanied by music played by a saxophonist.

We gathered the families together for some family shots & then had a little bit of time to take Simon & Monica off around the stunning grounds for a few shots of them as the newly weds.

The lavish celebrations continued in the  beautiful dinning hall within Ragley were family & friends enjoyed a traditional Sikh banquet.

An emotional singing solo by Simon’s daughter followed the speeches & if that wasn’t keeping me on my toes enough 😀 Monica & Simon when straight from a cake cut in to their first dance where their bridal party flash mobbed the dance!

The evening certainly didn’t slow down or stop there… The entire lower level of Ragley hall had been decked out in a James Bond style casino theme so that their evening of entertainment & merriment could continue.

My time drew to an end & I bid my fair wells to Monica & Simon & their Casino Royale.

Here are just a few images taken from Monic & Simon’s Wedding

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If you or someone you know is getting married in Warwickshire or even further afield please get in touch with me.

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