Category Archives: multicultural wedding photography

01 Jan

Hindu Wedding Photography & Video at Pittville Pumps // Bal & Rakhee

We had a wonderful time capturing Bal and Rakhee’s wedding recently. They hired The Finishing Touch for both photography and videography coverage of their grand Hindu Wedding, which was held at the Pittville Pump Room  over in Cheltenham. Rakhee got ready at her parents home in Gloucester, where we were able to capture stunning morning preparation shots, along with some family photographs before she left for the wedding venue. Bal opted to get ready at the scenic and beautiful Balcarras Farm Cottages, which is located in Cheltenham. 

Once Rakhee made her entrance into her wedding, we could see from the couple’s smiles and interactions with each other that they were two best friends, who found love with one another that lead them to this milestone day. You adorable pair!!

There was so much potential around the ground for a lovely couples photoshoot, so after the wedding ceremony, we were able to take the Bal and Rakhee outside for a quick photoshoot session. The newly weds then got changed into their evening outfits ready for their reception. Before making their grand entrance as Husband and Wife, we took a few snaps of them again outside their venue. This led into their grand entrance, where Bal and Rakhee danced and giggled their way through the crowd of guests. We love it when couples show their personalities comfortably, to a room full of people sharing their happy moments together. 

Throughout the couple’s wedding, not only did their love for one another beam, but their friendship and playful interactions left such a fun buzz throughout their special day. To end the night, we took Bal and Rakhee outside one last time to capture the couple outside the Pittville Pump Room. The venue was beautifully lit up up in the dark, which gave us the perfect end to their wedding day story. 

We can’t thank you enough Bal and Rakhee, for choosing us to share your story of love and friendship. 

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05 Nov

Wedding Photography and Video at The Belfry Hotel // Pheobe & Sanj

Sanj and Phoebe were married in a lovely civil ceremony at The Belfry Hotel & Golf Resort in Sutton Coldfield. Phoebe got ready at The Belfry assisted by her very proud Mum and bridesmaids. She wore a stunning white dress, beautifully embellished from the waist up, both front and back, while her bridesmaids wore vibrant coral dresses. Phoebe personalised her Miss KG wedding shoes from Kurt Geiger with blue diamanté  “I Do” stickers on the soles! 

Once the couple shared their vows and said their “I Do’s” they headed to the grounds for a short photo session with family and friends, giving their guests a chance to congratulate the newly married couple on tying the knot. Once inside their reception hall guests were seated for the wedding breakfast and speeches. After speeches, we took Sanj and Phoebe around the grounds of The Belfry for their “Bride & Groom” photoshoot. The Belfry has a world famous golf course, a beautiful lake and attractive bridge that was the perfect setting for their photoshoot. Their transport was a golf buggy which made for some rather fun photo’s as can be seen below!

Once the couple returned to the venue they cut their lovely gold and white wedding cake before heading onto the dance floor for their first dance as Mr and Mrs. The music was provided by Perfect Soundz DJ’s. Sanj and Phoebe slipped away during their evening party to change into their traditional Asian party outfits. Sanj wore a lovely white sherwani with magenta piping to match Phoebe’s stunning magenta Indian Lengha, embellished with lots of sparkly diamanté. Just beautiful!! We snuck the couple away again for a quick  photoshoot in their new traditional outfits before they headed back onto the dance floor for their lively party!

We had such a great time at Sanj and Phoebe’s wedding at one of our favourite venues!! It was full of fun, laughter and love and we can’t thank the lovely newlyweds enough for choosing us to be part of their big day!

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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.

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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