Alissa & Matt’s Wonderful Welcombe Wedding

Alissa & Matt’s Wonderful Welcombe Wedding

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing Alissa & Matts wonderful Welcombe Wedding.  The sun was shining & the beautiful gardens out if full bloom. After a quick wander around the grounds capturing the hotel which is surrounded by 157 acres of landscaped grounds – so plenty to photography, Leah who was will me to 2nd shoot, & I made our way to the bridal suite.

On our way up the beautiful stair case we passed a lady, rushing the other way.  Not thinking much to it other than there being a resemblance to Alissa we went to find how Alissa & the girls were getting on.  We were introduced to all her bridesmaids except her sister – who Alissa said had had to rush off to tend to the best man.  It turn out Alissa sister lucky was a doctor & the best man had come down with gastric flu and was sick in bed… not the best timing unfortunately on your best friends wedding day but he was determined not to let his friends down & wanted to carry on. I have to say considering I knew how poorly he was feeling he did amazingly well to carry on all day!

We finished the bridal preparations in the fabulous bridal suite before Leah & I met Matt & the guys in the grounds to get some images of Matt and his grooms men.

Alissa & her mom made a fabulous entrance in to the nestfield suite following her lovely niece & nephew & bridesmaids down the Aisle towards the clearly emotional Matt. After a lovely ceremony fully of laughter & tears of happiness the guests made their way outside to enjoy the sun, canapés & pimms.

Before any wedding I always make sure either the bride & groom have popped over for a coffee & catch up or at the very least had a phone call if they just can’t make it over,  to go through what is important to then & what they would like in terms of group photographs & couple images.  This way on an already busy day where the time seems to speed up 3 fold, I can make sure I capture all of those important shots but in the quickest and most organised way. And lets face in no one wants to spend hours fluffing around having a very long (unnecessary) photo-session when they could be drinking pimms & eating the nibble :-D.

We made the most of the time we had to wander around the grounds surrounding the Welcombe as well as inside on the beautiful ornate stair case as Alissa had requested.

Alissa had already asked if after the meal & speeches her & Matt could go back outside & capture some more images during the beautiful golden hour.  Certainly wouldn’t hear me complaining at that request 🙂

A fabulous day turned in to a joyous evening & just shortly after the first dance Id noticed a reflection of the sky in the windows.  I grabbed Matt & Alissa & said I promise this will be worth it before racing to the bottom of the grounds to capture the most amazing sunset that I had seen over the summer.

As my day drew to an end I left the happy couple dancing the night away.  Congratulations Alissa & Matt, I can’t wait to finish your album so you can hold the story of your beautiful wedding day ion your hands xx

 

If you or anyone you know are getting married & would like to know more about my photography please dont hesitate to contact me.

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.

Wedding Photography at Swallows Nest Barn | Lisa & Adam’s Wedding

Wedding Photography at Swallows Nest Barn | Lisa & Adam’s Wedding

I love photographing at wedding venues across Warwickshire and all over the Midlands & it’s nice to get the opportunity to go to a new venues. I hadn’t photographed a wedding at Swallows Nest Barn before so I was looking forward to exploring around the venue 🙂

Lisa & Adam had booked Stuart & I to photograph & film their wedding. They had chosen to get married at St Alphegs in Solihull. St Alphege’s is not only a beautiful 800 year old Grade 1 Listed church but it also holds a personal significance for myself as it was my grandparent’s parish church.

After a beautiful service, a number of more traditional small family group photographs Lisa & Adam had asked during our pre wedding meeting if I would photograph & edit a special confetti shot – like an example they’d seen on my website from another wedding. Of course I was more than happy to oblige 🙂

Lisa & Adam’s wedding reception was being held at Swallows Nest Barn, which is a reinstated 19th Century barn – steeped in character and set in a valley of private farm land in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

Although a tad windy the sun was shining and with a quick change for Lisa from her beautiful bridal shoes into slightly more practical white wellies :-).  Lisa, Adam, Stuart & I went off to explore. After spending a little bit of time photographing some lovely couple shots using the pretty  backdrop of the wooded area, green fields & little brook we headed back to the barn for the remaining group shots.

Lisa & Adam had asked Stuart & I to film & photograph their wedding from the bridal prep through until the 1st dance. The speeches encompassed every emotion & I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room!

The evening kicked off with the cutting of the cake straight into Lisa & Adam’s 1st dance.

At the pre wedding meeting Lisa & Adam had also asked if I would mind going out with them, early evening, to the corn fields at the front of the Swallows Nest Barn.  With some ideas in mind, a little entourage of  inquisitive children in tow & my camera bag of random lights, umbrella and sparklers,  we headed off down the lane. As the evening drew to an end my head was already excitedly buzzing with the photographic edits, particularly the confetti shot & night time images.

Below are just a few wedding photographs captured from Lisa & Adams special day. Their full gallery of images can be viewed in the Client gallery. Please ask Lisa & Adam for their password.

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

St Alphege wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

Warwickshire wedding Photography by Victoria Jane Photography

swallows nest barn warwickshire wedding photography

 

If you or anyone you know is getting married at Swallows Nest Barn, having a Warwickshire wedding or special event you need photographing around the Midlands please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For more details please also take a look around my full site : Victoria Jane Photography

 

Coombe Abbey Wedding photography | Marie & Julian’s Wedding

Coombe Abbey Wedding photography | Marie & Julian’s Wedding

Julian & Marie had chosen to have a Coombe Abbey Wedding, holding their special day in Coombe’s Marque on the beautiful East terrace.

I’m always very grateful when i receive a personal recommendation for my wedding photography 🙂 & after been given my details from his friend, Julian had called to talk about booking me as their wedding photographer.

The first thing I remember about Julian was his infectious laugh & how easy it was to chat with him. I knew this would be a lovely wedding to be part of. After we had gone through what he was looking for he also mentioned that he and Marie had wondered about having a wedding videographer.

As well as being Married, Stuart (kettell video productions) & I have worked together for years. Filming & photographing hundreds of weddings together throughout the whole of the UK including many Coombe Abbey Wedding’s.  To have another wonderful opportunity & to both be chosen to be part of Julian’s & Marie’s wedding was great 🙂

What a lovely day -as Stuart & I arrived at Coombe Abbey the Sun was shining, the weather was great & Julian didn’t stop smiling from the moment I saw him step out of the limousine. Marie & her ladies were equally as smiley. 😀

Julian & Marie has chosen to have their entire day filmed & photographed & afterward had asked me to produce a beautiful wedding album.

Below are just a few pages from the gorgeous wedding album I designed for then… & going by the bottle of champaign & very delicious box of choccies that they brought us as thank you gift… they were delighted by their wedding images, album & video.

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If you are having a Coombe Abbey wedding or are getting married in Warickshire, the Midlands or even further afield then I would love to hear from you.

I can be easily contacted by filing out my contact form or by calling me on 07739096632.

Wedding Photography Knowle Parish Church & Nuthurst Grange – Annette & Daniel

Wedding Photography Knowle Parish Church & Nuthurst Grange – Annette & Daniel

Wedding Photography Knowle Parish Church

Annette & Daniel had chosen to get married in the the picturesque Knowle Parish Church followed by their reception at the beautiful Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel in Warwickshire.

I was really looking forward to their wedding as not only did Annette and Daniel seem a lovely couple, but I hadn’t photographed at Knowle Parish Church for a while, so it would be nice to go back. I was also a little apprehensive as their would be a lot to capture, which wouldn’t normally faze me, however I was nearly 8 months pregnant ! … Not to worry though as I’m fortunate enough to have a number of 2nd photographers as well as a fabulous friend – Lisa, who is also a professional photographer, and on this occasion she had very kindly offered to come along with me to save me racing around too much :-).

Annette and Daniel had asked me to cover their wedding from Bridal Prep through to their 1st Dance. They had also opted for a bespoke digital story book album. I love creative beautiful wedding albums as not only do I really get to show the best of my creativity but I know that the Bride & Groom will have a stunning keepsake to hand which then can look through & reminisce over at any time 🙂

After Annette and Daniel had had chance to look through all of their images they whittled it down to just over 100 they’d like in their album. I was then able to create a beautiful personalised design, which told the story of their special day.

Once I’ve created the designed, I use the leading UK based album crafting company, who hand make every album to order and although not cheap they are simply stunning & definitely worth every penny!  It was great to be able to catch up with Annette a few weeks later to go through their design with her before getting their album made.

Here are a just a few images from their wedding.

If you or anyone you know is getting married please do not hesitate to get in touch so we and can have chat about your wedding photography