Love is all around - Sarah & Chris's romantic wedding day
Sarah & Chris had planned their romantic wedding day to perfection in the 'good old days' when they could share it with all of their family. The sun shone as everyone arrived at St Benedict's Church in Wombourne Village and the scene was set for a beautiful wedding. The guys recorded their version of the marryoke (if you haven't heard of this before take a quick peek at www.occasions.uk.com) before we grabbed a few formal shots and they went into the church to await Sarah's arrival. Both Steve (dad) and Sarah arrived beaming from ear to ear and were more than ready for their emotional walk up to the church, although that didn't stop the highly-organised Sarah being mindful of her timing and keeping an eye on the clock tower as they walked towards the church door!
They chose the simply stunning Davenport House for their reception and this was dressed beautifully (as always) in vintage pastel florals by GingerLily florist and musicals references - to tell their story and reflect a shared love of musicals. We used the grounds of Davenport to get most of the group and family shots (as well as some more Marryoake takes with the guys 'strutting their stuff') and I loved that Sarah took my advice and ordered ooooooodles of confetti - there were sooooo many petals available to make a superb confetti shot!
To make the most of photographic opportunities and allow Chris and Sarah the time to socialise with guests, we split their couple shots into smaller segments before the wedding breakfast, early evening and again when it was dark. They also wanted to make the most of the venue both inside and outside and so we pottered around the gardens whilst guests were outside socialising and having a fabulous time playing garden games, and also used the bridal suite and gorgeous staircase.
The evening reception 'officially' started with Chris and Sarah's entrance onto the dance floor from the grand staircase, with their band 'The Distractions' keeping everyone thoroughly entertained throughout the night - including a 'guest spot' by Chris! When we were talking about photography options at the venue we agreed that there was no way that we were going to pass up the opportunity to round off their pictures with some night shots at the front of the house - and so we left the guests dancing whilst we went to capture some absolutely stunning images.
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Sarah's stunning look was created with a Maggie Sottero gown from Georgina Scott Bridal, with hair styles by Brooke Evans, Ironbridge and makeup by Diana Morton MUA.
Bridesmaid dresses were Mori Lee from Vicky Lee, Kingswinford.
The guys were suited and booted by Peter Posh, Tettenhall.
Stunning florals were by GingerLily florist.
The Distractions were the band keeping everyone up on the dance floor.
Their beautiful cake was created by Cakes by Sian.
Keywords: couplle shots, Davenport, Davenport House, Marryoake, night shots, photography, stunning images, wedding, wedding photography, Wombourne
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A run down of some of the locations I have photographed at:
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
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
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
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
Somerford Hall, Wolverhampton
Spring Grove House, West Midlands Safari Park
Stone Manor, nr. Kidderminster
Stourton Rugby Club, nr. Stourbridge
The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford
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
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