Wow, wow and wow are the first three words that spring to mind when I think of Tiwo and Daniel’s wonderful wedding at St Swithin’s Church and Highbury Hall, it was such a pleasure to be their photographer and capture their amazing day. They are two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet and there was so much love from their family and friends throughout the day, it really was such a joyous occasion.
The wedding ceremony was held at the lovely Georgian era St Swithin’s Church in Barston near Solihull and was conducted by Reverend Duncan Ballard. I’ve worked with Reverend Ballard before and he’s always hugely enthusiastic, very welcoming and incredibly entertaining. Music throughout the ceremony was provided by Tiwo and Daniel’s talented friends who played a multitude of instruments and also sang vocals for some solo numbers during the signing of the register. Some of them also led prayers too. It was a really nice touch that so many of their friends were able to be key to so many parts of the ceremony.
Being as Tiwo works in the fashion industry you just knew that both her and Daniel’s outfits would be special. Tiwo wore a stunning custom made silk dress from The Couture Company in Digbeth whilst Daniel wore a tailor made suit from A Suit That Fits.
After the formalities were completed everyone headed over to the field behind St Swithin’s House for the village fete inspired drinks reception. We had tea, cakes, canapés, hay bales for the little ones to throw themselves off and a champagne tower for the not so little ones to enjoy.
Then it was on to Highbury Hall for the wedding reception. Highbury Hall is a venue I know really well as we held my daughter’s naming ceremony there last year and I couldn’t wait to return to photograph a wedding there. I knew there would be so many opportunities to create some great images as both the grounds and the building interior are stunning. The Grade II listed manor house is located in Moseley on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre and is the former home of the famous Birmingham parliamentarian Joseph Chamberlain. The building dates from 1878 and the interiors have been fully restored to the original Arts and Crafts style of the period. It really is a wonderful setting for a wedding.
Upon arrival at the venue we were greeted by the Vintage 78 DJs who were spinning 78rpm shellac records on hand wound 1930’s gramophones in the bar. Then everyone headed into the main hall for the wedding breakfast and speeches. As the evening drew in The Fynn & Tonics got the dance floor rocking with two live sets of cracking music. Drinks were drunk, shapes were thrown and everyone got down. In between the music the guests were fed stunning slow cooked pork dishes from The Pork Society caravan which was parked in the grounds of the hall.
I also need to say a Massive thank you to the lovely Katy Pinnick, from Emily and Katy Photography, who did a brilliant job second shooting with me for the day.
Here are a few pictures from Tiwo and Daniel’s wonderful wedding . . .