Cat & Dave's 'Great Gatsby' themed wedding at St Peter's Church, Kinver &, Spring Grove House

January 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

A day that was long-awaited by Cat and Dave's family and friends, planning got underway in earnest after Dave's on-stage proposal at the close of one of Cat's productions on 24th December 2014. From that moment on it was full-steam ahead with the planning of their 'Great Gatsby' themed wedding with excitement building until their big day finally arrived in August 2017.

With such a large bridal party, prep was busy to say the least and great fun - especially with takes for their Marryoke of 'summer Nights' (see being captured to add to their video package.  I knew from Cat's performance background that we were going to be capturing something unique and this was confirmed when I got a taste of the Gatsby theme on being allowed into the bedroom to grab some detail shots and was allowed to see Cat's feather bouquet and her beautiful gown with a bodice of white feathers.  

I caught up with the boys (looking very dapper in black tie) at St Peter's Church in Kinver which provided the perfect backdrop for their rather emotional wedding ceremony 'especially the part when the boy finally got the girl' - or maybe the other way around!  Given the location we always anticipate some flowing veil shots (we have only one blow away once) and, as usual, the wind obliged whilst Cat and Dave kept a firm grip on the veil.

Ceremony and family group photos over over, we all moved onto Spring Grove House.  A venue that perfectly complimented their Gatsby theme; with the 18th Century Georgian Mansion opulently dressed for their day's events, the theme park to provide a bit of fun for the bridal party visit to the carousel and chair swings and the funky Cellarz venue for a more 'nightclub' feel to their evening. 

We have photographed Dexter several times during their gigs and so it was great to catch up with the guys again (Cat's extended family) and see them perform at the wedding and knew it wouldn't be too long before Cat would be up to join them to complete the line-up - wedding day or not!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Richard's - it was a blast!

For a taste of their day, please take a look at their slideshow but because the autoHD option reduces quality, please select the 720 from the dropdown menu at the bottom right of the viewing screen. Thanks & enjoy! Cat & Dave Slideshow - St Peter's Kinver & Spring Grove House


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A run down of some of the locations I have photographed at:

Ardencote Manor

Athena Theatre Venue, Leicestershire

Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove

Birmingham Town Hall

Blakelands Country House Hotel, Halfpenny Green

Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Brockencote Hall, Chaddesly Corbett

Cadmore Lodge, Tenbury

Cameron House, Shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland

Cliveden Hall, Berkshire

Chester Zoo (Oakfield House), Chester

City Rooms, Leicester

Cookley Village Hall, nr. Kidderminster

Coombe Abbey, Coventry

Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham

Copthorne, Merry Hill

Crown & Sandy's, Ombersley

CSN, Birmingham

Curradine Barnes, Shrawley

Delbury Hall, Shropshire

Dudley Register Office, Dudley

Dudley Arms Hotel, Himley

Dunsley Hall Hotel, Kinver

Event City, Manchester

Forest of Arden Golf Club, Solihull

Grafton Manor, Droitwich

Grand Station, Wolverhampton

Grimstock Country House Hotel, nr. Curdworth

Goodyears Pavillion, Wolverhampton

Hadley Park House Hotel, Telford

Hartlebury Castle

Hawkstone Park, Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire

Henley in Arden Golf Club, Warwickshire

Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Hilton Hotel, Berlin

Himley Golf Club, Swindon

Himley House Hotel, Himley

Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley

Holt Castle, Ombersley

Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove

Kidderminster Registry Office, Kidderminster

Lee Brockhurst Village Hall, Nr. Wem

Leigh Arms, Northwich

Madeley Court, Telford

Manor Hill House

Moxhull Hall

Netherstowe House Hotel, Lichfield

Northumberland, Trafalgar Square, London

Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas

Pantheon, Rome City

Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire

Priory Park, Dudley

Raddison Blu Hotel, Birmingham

Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Estoria, Rome City

Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury

Sherbourne Park, Sherbourne, Warwick

Stourport Manor

Somerford Hall, Wolverhampton

Spring Grove House, West Midlands Safari Park

Stone Manor, nr. Kidderminster

Stourport Manor

Stourton Rugby Club, nr. Stourbridge

The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford

The Belfry

The Dudley Arms, Himley

The Granary, Shenstone

The Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove

The Kingfisher, Wall Heath

The Mere, Manchester

The Metropole, NEC Birmingham

The Mill, Alvely

The Moat House, Acton Trussell

The Mount, Tettenhall

The Old Rectory, Wem

The Old Vicarage, Worfield

The Oratory, Birmingham

The Pear Tree, Smyte

The Plough & Harrow, Edgbaston

The Quality Hotel, Dudley

The Village Hotel, Dudley

Wroxall Abbey

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