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.

email vicky@victoriajanephotography.co.uk

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Amazing May Bank Holiday Wedding Photography Special – Victoria Jane Photography

Amazing May Bank Holiday Wedding Photography Special – Victoria Jane Photography

One minute the weather is glorious… the next its gloomy & wet… Well hopefully this will put a smile on your face, what ever the weather!

Simply like our Facebook page (vickyjanephoto) & head on over to our wedding photography page  – (please also feel free to tag & share with any friends or family that are getting married too) & when you book your Wedding photography with Victoria Jane Photography you will receive up to £400 worth of upgrades free of charge!!

Terms & conditions apply (but they always do I’m afraid 🙂 ). Please see my lovely offer below.

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Victoria Jane Photography -A short preview of my wedding photography

Victoria Jane Photography -A short preview of my wedding photography

Wow were has the time gone? My poor old blog has been rather neglected over the last year … although for a good reason 🙂 I decided to take a little less work on so I could play Mummy a little bit more to our new beautiful daughter Livy, who has just turned 1 !

Were to start ? I have so many fabulous weddings to add and some really exciting corporate jobs I’ve had the honour to photograph over the last year. But Rome wasn’t built in a day and so rather than try rushing to post everything I thought Id have a look back over the last year or so and design a little video showing some of my favourite wedding photographs.

Being a professional Wedding photographer is such a wonderful privilege.  Not only do I get to be part of your special day (& maybe even eat a slice of cake!) but I get to create memories for you that will last a life time… precious memories that you’ll be able to look back on in years to come and smile, and maybe even shed a tear, reminiscing about your amazing day. And I have been lucky enough to have been allowed to create those irreplaceable memories, frozen in time, for hundreds and hundreds of lovely couples.

So how can I choose my favourite images as I must have an archive of 100’s of thousands of images.  Well the honest answer is I couldn’t, as I have too many :-),  so instead I chose a handful of images which hopefully captures who I am a photographer and give you an idea about how passionate I am about what I can do for you. What ever your preferred style, relaxed reportage photography, more classic photography or even unique contemporary photography & I happy to listen to your hopes for your Special day.

I’d love to hear from you if you have an up coming Wedding and would like a professional photographer. From small intimate registry office weddings to Grand Stately Homes, Id love to be part of your special day, capturing & creating life long memories for you, and even more favourite photographs for me!

Please email me …

vicky@victoriajanephotography.co.uk

Alisa & Sam’s Wedding – Hatton Village Hall

What a lovely wedding 🙂 … Alisa’s family have know Stuart for years but it was still such an honour to be asked to photography and film Alisa & Sam’s wedding.

We met up with Alisa, Sam, mum & Dad a few weeks before to catch up (with a few drinks 🙂 ) & to chat through their wedding.  Sam & Alisa are very easy going and were more than happy to leave the day in our hands.

Alisa & Sam were marries at St James parish Church in Bulkington before heading to Hatton Village Hall in Warwick, for their reception.

Here are a few of their pictures from their wonderful 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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