Ansty Hall Wedding Photographer – Laura and Ryan

I love relationships that have unusual stories of how people came to be together and Laura and Ryan definitely fall into that category. They met a few years ago when Laura was travelling in Australia and came back to her hostel at some ungodly hour slightly worse for wear. Turning the lights on she woke Ryan, visiting from New Zealand, who was fast asleep on the sofa trying to get a good night’s rest before work the following morning. Judging by his first words to her (it’s a family show so I won’t repeat them here) you’d have never thought that they’d be marrying as husband and wife all these years later.

The wedding ceremony took place at the 13th century St James’ Church which backs onto the grounds of Ansty Hall. Laura wore a stunning dress from The White Boutique, Leamington; her hair was by Emma Ottovanio and makeup by Lisa Little. The groomsmen wore grey suits with blue details which were from Mark Andrew Formal Hire. The Reverend Andrew Coleman conducted the ceremony with huge amounts of love and put his own unique personality and sense of humour into the proceedings. After the ceremony, the church’s close proximity to Ansty Hall meant that the guests were able to make their way to the drinks reception back at the hall via a brisk two minute walk through the ornate gardens of the property.

Ansty Hall is a grade II listed 17th century house set in stunning grounds on the outskirts of Coventry. On the day of the wedding we’d had continual rain all morning but fortunately the weather broke 20 minutes before the wedding breakfast so we quickly managed to complete the group shots and bridal portraits before the guests sat down to enjoy their food. After the speeches had been completed Wired Duo kept the dancefloor packed with a mix of songs from the 60 to the present day. I also need to say a huge thanks to Amy-Rose from Amy-Rose photography who helped out doing a sterling job second shooting with me. Here’s a few pictures from Laura and Ryan’s big day. . .

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  • Amy-Rose

    on 06/05/2016  21:40

    Smashing job Simon!!!

    Colours are magic, you've caught some fantastic reactions too. Great shot of the guitar player from the floor. Loved working with you as always. Awesome couple too.

  • Laura Bennett-Barlow

    on 06/05/2016  20:43

    I love this Simon! Thank you so, so much! I genuinely smiled all the way through seeing the pictures! Massive thank you to yourself and Amy! Xx

  • Jill Evans

    on 06/05/2016  21:08

    Love this! How did you create that bokeh?

  • Juan and Frank

    on 06/05/2016  22:51

    Superb! A dedicated balance between spontaneity, glamour, sincerity and love. Congratulations to Ryan and Laura for their wedding and for trusting this important moment to such a great artist like Simon Brettell.
    Juan and Frank.

  • Juan and Frank

    on 06/05/2016  22:51

    Superb! A dedicated balance between spontaneity, glamour, sincerity and love. Congratulations to Ryan and Laura for their wedding and for trusting this important moment to such a great artist like Simon Brettell.
    Juan and Frank.

  • Anonymous

    on 07/05/2016  07:35

    So lovely Simon, really nice.
    Jodie and Bradley 😊😊

  • Ros and Allan

    on 07/05/2016  17:20

    Wonderful picures! x

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