If March 2020 will be remembered for the coronavirus / COVID-19 lockdown then February 2020 will be remembered as the month of the storms. We had Storm Ciara which battered us at the start of the month, Storm Dennis which hit in the middle of the month (and made for a very windy wedding for my last blog post) and then Storm Jorge which did its best to cause a little chaos for Jenny and Michael on their wedding day at the end of the month.
On the morning of the wedding I met with Jenny and her bridesmaids at Jenny’s house for bridal prep. Jenny and Michael had just moved home, so in the last few weeks, as well as finalising all the wedding plans they were also moving house. Juggling in parallel two of the most stressful things that people do. Despite this it was a relaxed morning with the girls enjoying brunch whilst Emma Shuttleworth from Make Up By Design was busy on hair and make up duties. As the time for the ceremony inched closer Jenny donned her stunning Kenneth Winston wedding dress, which was from Proposals Bridal Studio in Coventry, whilst her 3 bridesmaids wore Infinity Bridesmaids Dresses which were from Victoria Lou Bridal of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Meanwhile, over at St John the Baptist Church in Coventry, Michael was quietly waiting and looking very dapper in his three piece morning suit which was from Slaters Menswear in Birmingham. The ceremony itself was a joyous affair with lots of music, song, praise and laughter too. With the ceremony completed the congregation then made their way over to the The Heart of England for the reception.
The Heart of England is a conferencing and events centre set in 160 acres of the Warwickshire countryside, in the village of Fillongley on the outskirts of Coventry. Inside the guests were treated to a stunning three course wedding breakfast whilst Storm Jorge blew a gale outside. Speeches then followed before the Kurly Kale Band got everyone on their feet with a magnificent ceilidh. Bodies whirled and limbs were flung as the live music and caller keep the dance floor moving. The evening then rounded off as Jenny and Michael took the dance floor for the traditional first dance before the DJ took over for the rest of the evening.
Before I sign off I have to say a huge thank you to Jenny and Michael for having me along as their Heart of England wedding photographer, it was a real pleasure to have been a part of such a vibrant and fun filled wedding. Here’s a few pictures from their special day . . .