Monthly Archives: October 2016

28 Oct

Asian Wedding Photography and Video at Colwick Hall // Ricky & Raj

Where can we start with Ricky and Raj’s grand wedding day. We pulled out all the stops for this lovely couple, as they had one of the biggest weddings we have had the privilege of photographing and filming this year. 

Ricky started off his wedding celebrations at home in Birmingham with 2 days of pre- wedding events, which included his Maiya, Mehndi and Jaggo Party. Raj did the same at her home in Nottingham. We had a photographer and a videographer go out to both their homes to cover both the pre-events. This gave us a chance to get to know them and their families in the run up to their wedding, which is always great because it allows our couples and families to feel comfortable around cameras and crew. 

On the morning of the wedding, Ricky got ready at home. He wore a traditional sherwani fit for a sikh wedding and looked like royalty. Before heading off to Nottingham, Ricky had a traditional send off with a little trek down his road on a horse and a live indian “band baja” to lead him and his family. Raj also got ready at home and wore a stunning traditional Indian wedding outfit. She looked truly beautiful! Following some family photo’s, Raj awaited the arrival of Ricky and his entourage to their family home.  The couple then had a traditional sikh wedding at their Gurdwara in Nottingham.

After the wedding ceremony, the newly married couple, along with their families and guests headed to Colwick Hall Hotel, for a grand wedding reception. We captured some photographs and video footage of the couple in their traditional Indian wedding outfits before they headed off to get changed for the wedding reception. Ricky and Raj   looked amazing in their reception outfits that we couldn’t miss the opportunity to take them around the grounds of Colwick Hall Hotel for a Bride and Groom photoshoot.

The venue had a beautiful bright marquee set up in its scenic garden area. Diamond Weddings provided the reception decor, which included huge stunning centre pieces and a beautiful elegant glass-like top table. Just amazing! Shivam Events provided the canapés and 3 course meal and the couple had a surprise live act PBN who came to perform a few songs once the dance floor had opened.

Ricky and Raj, it was a pleasure being part of your pre-wedding events and your wedding day. We can’t thank you enough for choosing The Finishing Touch to not only become part of your family for a few days but also to capture your grand Sikh wedding.

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19 Oct

Sikh Wedding Photography at Dunchurch Park // Arron & Jagdeep

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Arron and Jag were married at Leamington Spa Gurdwara and held their Reception at the lovely Dunchurch Park Hotel, who have a marquee in their grounds for larger weddings. 

Jag got ready at home in Leamington Spa, surrounded by her loved ones and wore a stunning traditional Indian bridal lengha in a classic red colour. Arron also got ready at his home, in Wolverhampton, where we were able to capture some atmospheric portraits of him before he set off to the Gurdwara. He wore a red and gold sherwani from Unique in Wolverhampton. With all the morning traditions of a punjabi wedding complete, Arron got into his wedding car while friends and family danced on the streets in celebration. We could tell this was going to be a super joyous occasion! 

After the wedding ceremony the couple had some portraits captured while guests mingled and found their seats in the lovely marquee. Arron went and changed for the Reception party and the lovely newly weds made their grand entrance. They headed onto the dance floor where there cake was waiting to be cut. The couple went on to have their first dance after they cut their cake and the dance floor truly did open for guests. It  got busy very quickly, these folks know how to party for sure! 

While guests sat down for their main course we took Arron and Jag out around the grounds of Dunchurch Park to have more couple portraits done. in front of the camera and We managed to take the couple all the way to the lake to get a a variation of different shots before they headed back onto the dance floor to continue with their party. 

Jag left the party early to go back home and await her new husband to arrive, pay her girls to enter her family home and then collect her to take her to her new married journey with him. Once the Doli ceremony finished, the team headed to Arron’s home in Wolverhampton to capture the final parts of the day. Again, friends and family danced in the streets outside of Arron’s home to start the “paaniwarna ceremony”. Arron and Jag entered the house and played post wedding games to welcome Jag into their family. The night ended on a happy high and we felt very welcomed into both families for the wedding weekend. 

We truly hope you had a fantastic day and can’t thank you enough for choosing us to capture your special moments. All the best from the Finishing Touch Team.

12 Oct

Wedding Photography at Hilton Hotel, Coventry // Rachna & Saif

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Rachna and Saif got married at Coventry’s Hilton Hotel in a lovely Civil Ceremony. Rachna wore a lovely long red Asian bridal outfit, while Saif opted for a suit. Before heading into their wedding ceremony, we took the lovely Husband and Wife-to-be to Caludon Castle Park for a photoshoot session. Here, we were able to capture the couple feeling relaxed and fresh before the busy day ahead of them. 

Once the photoshoot was done, the couple headed back to the venue, ready to share their vows. It was a beautifully effortless civil ceremony, great to capture!

The newlyweds had some formal photographs taken with their nearest and dearest before Saif went off to get changed for the sit-down meal. His 2nd outfit was a traditional Asian Grooms outfit and he looked like royalty. The couple made their grand entrance and headed for the stage where their Bride and Groom seats were. They had a few more family photographs before we swanned them off for a few more photographs around the grounds of Hilton Hotel, before they headed back into their reception ready for speeches to take place.

We had a lovely time capturing the wedding of Rachna and Saif. The Finishing Touch team wish you all the very best and thank you for making us part of your day. 

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10 Oct

Greek Wedding Photography & Video at Alrewas Hayes // Angelique & Dan

Dan and Angelique married in a beautiful traditional Greek wedding at Church of the Holy Trinity and St. Lukes in Erdington followed by their wedding reception at the stunning Alrewas Hayes  We love this venue and all the pockets of photographic beauty it offer!

In the morning, we arrived at Angelique’s family home where her stunning Bridesmaids were getting ready. As Angelique was at Black Orchid Salon in Shfinal getting her hair fixed and makeup done by the talented Lily Moroney, we had the chance to capture her beautiful Watters Brides wedding dress from London Bride Couture. The bridesmaids wore dazzling rose gold sequin maxi dresses, big give away to the colour scheme. We took the girls into the garden and captured them all dolled up and ready to be their Brides girl-squad. Once Angelique arrived and put her dress on, the traditional Greek blessings began at home before our lovely bride set off to become a married woman. The blessings were carried out while the wonderful band Nostalgia played traditional greek music and songs.
 
The traditional Greek wedding ceremony was beautifully carried out. Dan and Angelique exchanged vows, wedding bands and more importantly the Stefana. These are pretty delicate crown like headbands connected with a piece of ribbon, which symbolises that they have become royalty in the house of God. After this lovely wedding ceremony, the guests waited outside the church for Dan and Angelique and they were met by an absolute explosion of confetti. We’ve seen confetti before, but nothing like this! We LOVED IT!
 
The couple later arrived at Alrewas Hayes where guests were mingling on the venue grounds, while swigging champagne and eating canopies and sweets from the sweet stand. Violinist Janine Heath entertained guests while the couple had formal photographs taken with guests. Our team managed to capture the beautiful reception decor while guests and the couple had their photographs. Their stunning cake matched the theme of the wedding and was created by Elite Cakes in Solihull. We got to try some at the end of the night! It was as delicious as it looked!
 
Guests were seated for their wedding breakfast before speeches began. Speeches were both funny and emotional, such a great capture. The couple cut their lovely tall wedding cake before taking to the floor for their first dance and what a beautiful first dance it was. They choreographed the entire dance and it looked magical, with twirls and lifts just like from a movie. we loved every moment of it! The dance floor finally opened and the party began. Nostalgia, the Greek wedding band, entertained the guests all night with traditional greek songs as well as a mix of english songs here and there.

This wedding was truly one to remember and we are so thankful to our lovely Bride and Groom Angelique and Dan, for choosing us to capture their stunning wedding celebrations.

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