A couple of weekends ago I made the short hop across Birmingham from Harborne to Digbeth for Rebecca and John’s wedding at The Bond Company. I love The Bond, it’s a venue that’s unique to Birmingham, with it’s Victorian industrial backdrop and canalside location it’s a real reflection of the city. The Bond Company has a long history and was previously home to canal shipping company Fellows, Morton and Clayton as well as a warehouse for former Birmingham favourite, HP sauce, before being a wedding venue.

On the morning of the wedding I met up with Rebecca and her bridesmaids at The High Field Town House in Edgbaston for the bridal preparations. Hair and makeup was by the wonderful Nicola from Nicola Honey Artistry who I last worked with at Caroline and Harry’s wedding last year. Once the preparations were completed the bridesmaids made their way to The Bond in a stunning vintage VW camper van which was from Vintage Inspired Wedding Hire. Rebecca and her dad followed closely behind in a beautiful 1960’s Daimler Vanden Plas Princess from Celebration Wedding Cars.

The ceremony, which was held in The Waterside Room at The Bond Company, was a wonderfully light hearted affair with lots of smiles and laughter. Rebecca wore a stunning Caroline Castigliano wedding dress which was from The Dressing Rooms in Halesowen whilst Jon looked very dapper in his suit from TDR Menswear. With the formalities completed everyone headed outside for the drinks reception. It’s at this point in the proceedings when things took a turn for the worse for Lesley, the grooms Mum, who slipped over, not as a result of too much gin fizz! This resulted in a visit from the paramedics, a dose of morphine and diagnosis of a broken wrist. I have to take my hat off to Lesley though, as once she was strapped up, she managed to stay until the first dance before being taken off to hospital for treatment. What a trooper!

With the paramedics gone the guests then made their way to The Gatehouse for the wedding breakfast. As the evening wore on the DJ, Audiohead Events, got the party started in fine style . . . anyone that drops Groove Armada’s Superstylin’ can do no wrong in my eyes! Also the vintage camper van, which had earlier been used to ferry the bridesmaids around, was converted into a photobooth and Sparkly Faces opened up a glitter bar to decorate the faces, and beards, of the guests. Here’s a few pictures from Rebecca and Jon’s brilliant Birmingham Bond Company wedding . . .

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