I met with Marie and her bridesmaids early on the morning of the wedding at Fox Hollow Cottage at Callow Hill for the bridal preparations. Tracey Daglish from I Do – Hair and Makeup was busy with bridal hair whilst the bridesmaids made sure that the prosecco flowed (some of it all over the table!).
The job of wedding photographer can often encompass many other things in addition to taking photos. I’ve helped brides into their dresses, tied ties for grooms, chauffeured brides to church. To this list I can now add chicken wrangling after a fiesty foul from the adjoining farm decided to raid the girls breakfast on the patio! With the chickens chased, the girls finished their breakfast before heading back inside to don their dresses. Marie’s white lace detailed dress was from Your Wedding Shop at Cotteridge in Birmingham, whilst the bridesmaids wore matching aquamarine dresses which were from David’s Bridal. With the preparations completed Marie and her father made their way to the ceremony in a stunning blue VW camper from Sarah Lou Campers.
The ceremony took place at St John the Evangelist Church, just outside of the Northgate of the walled town of Bridgnorth. Waiting at the top of the aisle was Paul who looked very dapper in his three piece morning suit which was from Nicholas Smith Formal Suit Hire. The ceremony, which was conducted by Father Iain Griffiths, was a lovely affair featuring hymns and readings before the signing of the register.
With the legal formalities completed everyone then made their way to the wedding reception at Rock Village Hall near Bewdley at Kidderminster. There the wedding party got stuck into some garden games including some very competitive sets of badminton, some very fiercely bowled cricket, back breaking limbo and a tug of war which featured the bride and groom versus everyone else!
For the wedding breakfast the guests were treated to an afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and scones which were provided by The Ironbridge Catering Company. Once the speeches were completed, and with the late summer sun still blazing, the wedding party then made their way back outside for more garden games before the Re-booted band tore up the dancefloor inside. Here’s 50 photos from Marie and Paul’s epic wedding . . .
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