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