The Old Rose and Crown Wedding – Gemma and Alex

054 - The Old Rose and Crown - Gemma and Alex

Thanks to storm Frank, Gemma and Alex’s wedding was officially the wettest one I’ve ever covered. It rained the whole day from long before sunrise to well after midnight without respite, not even for five minutes. A lot of bride and grooms have big worries about what happens on their wedding day if it rains. For me, rain opens up a whole load of creative opportunities which can be used to add a more unique look to your wedding photos. Provided you’re willing to come outside with an umbrella then we can still get some epic shots.

Not only did we have the weather to deal with but there were also a couple of other wedding day mishaps along the way. I arrived at Gemma’s Mum’s house for the bridal prep to find hair and makeup artist Amelia Bourne hard at work. However; one of the bridesmaids was missing as she had been hospitalised that morning with a dislocated toe! She arrived in time to have her hair and makeup done before they were whisked off in their limousine to The Old Rose and Crown on the Lickey Hills. Unfortunately the journey to the wedding venue wasn’t as smooth as planned as the car carrying the bridesmaids broke down. This resulted in a couple of the guests having to mount a rescue mission in their own cars to retrieve them!

Once everyone was at The Old Rose and Crown things ran much more smoothly. Gemma wore a Hermione dress from Your Wedding Shop in Cotteridge whilst the groomsmen were decked out in dark blue three piece suits from Moss Bros. The wedding was a lovely intimate affair in front of around 50 guests. I should also make a quick mention to Gemma and Alex’s lovely 1 year old daughter, Hattie, who by coincidence was born on exactly the same day, at the same hospital a year ago last December as my own daughter . . . I’m surprised we didn’t see each other in the maternity suite! Evening entertainment was provided by The Mod Cons who belted out a string of 60’s mod inspired tunes to keep the dancefloor moving until the bar closed.

Here’s a few pictures from Gemma and Alex’s big day . . .
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  • Amy-Rose

    on 15/01/2016  07:42

    Fantastic work as always Simon. Love the addition of the bubble blowing staggered shot and you've captured everyone having loads of fun. Always outstanding stuff!

  • Darren Gair

    on 16/03/2016  12:55

    Brilliant work mate, such a fun wedding, covered to perfection.. and what a frame to finish on! BOOOOOM