Category Archives: Wedding Photography and Video

21 Jul

Wedding Photography and Video at Coombe Abbey // Jenny & Matthew

We had the pleasure of photographing and filming the wedding of Jennifer and Matthew at beautiful  Coombe Abbey in Coventry.  This wedding was full of surprises. We LOVE surprises! Jen got ready at her parent’s house along with her bridesmaids. She was surprised when given a gift from Matt, which had everyone in tears! Jen wore an elegant white Enzoani wedding gown with a bespoke veil from “Sew Chic by Helen” and her bridesmaids wore lovely long dresses in a duck-egg blue colour from “Wedding Belles of Four Oaks”.  The girls hair was styled by the incredible Nat from Bridal Hair Specialists and make-up was by Aleksandra at Guz Makeup Artist. Jen’s bespoke hair piece, which was beautifully crafted to match her dress was made by by http://www.melancholymagpie.com/ Once the Bride and her girls were ready we took them out into the garden of her parents lovely home for some photographs.

Matt opted to get ready at Coombe Abbey with his father and close relatives. This pair were such a great match as Jen had surprised Matt with a gift and card too! Once our lovely groom was ready we took him and his groomsmen around the grounds of the venue for some photographs of them all looking sharp in their suits before they headed into the ceremony room to await Jen’s arrival.

Jen’s Dad proudly walked her down the aisle and the couple began their wedding ceremony. Once the couple’s “I Do’s” were official, they headed outside for their group photo’s whilst their guests mingled and were treated to champagne and canapés. Once the group shots were completed, we snuck Jenny and Matt away for a “Newly Wed’s” photoshoot session around the stunning Coombe Abbey grounds. 

Coombe Abbey has a beautiful grand marquee which was where Jen & Matt hosted their wedding breakfast and reception party. The marquee was beautifully decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements from http://www.pumpkinevents.co.uk/ Once they had made their grand entrance, the couple sat down for speeches and a meal catered by Five Rivers, who also provided the canapés. Such yummy food! They also had a traditional ice cream cart on site provided by Lee’s Ice Dreams. Luckily, our notorious English weather was sunny and perfect for ice-cream.

Jen and Matt changed their clothes into traditional Indian outfits after their meal. The bride wore a stunning pink and gold lengha while Matt opted to wear a black suit with a pink waist jacket to match Jen’s outfit. Simply stunning! When they entered the party they headed straight for their beautiful white and gold blush cake http://celebration-cakes.co.uk/ for their cake cutting ceremony. This lead onto their first dance before being entertained as traditional Punjabi folk dancers dancers http://www.nachdasansaar.com/ took centre stage. The dance group got the Bride and Groom involved with part of the dance routine. What Jenny didn’t know was that Matt had practised a short routine in secret with the dance group so when Jen returned to her seat to watch the dancers, Matt stayed and danced away in sync with the group! Jen’s jaw hit the floor, she was so surprised. Once the party had quietened down a little, we took Jen and Matt outside to capture some lovely photographs of the newlyweds in their beautiful Indian party outfits. We loved every moment of Jen and Matt’s beautiful wedding ceremony and reception party! It was fun, vibrant and full of surprises. Thank you for making The Finishing Touch team part of your special day.”

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02 Jun

Wedding Photography and Videography at Alrewas Hayes // Nav & Jenna

They tied the knot at the beautiful Alrewas Hayes in Burton-On-Trent. Nav and Jenna spent 10 years together and their journey as Husband and Wife began on a sunny day in May 2016. 
 
Jenna got ready at Wychnor Country Club along with her Bridesmaids and Mother. She chose a beautiful, fitted fishtail wedding dress with a slight blush tone. It was laced with white details and a classic long veil, while her bridesmaids wore blush pink tones. Jenna’s Make Up Artist Kerry Bains finished off her look with a soft and subtle makeup look.  Nav got ready at his parents’ home in Coventry along with his Groomsmen. They all wore fitted grey suites with blush tone details to match the Bridal party. 
 
When Jenna arrived at Alrewas Hayes, her Father was overwhelmed at seeing his stunning daughter as a Bride and couldn’t hold back the tears. Tissues at the ready for the Finishing Touch team!
 
The couple exchanged their vows in The Gallery suite during an intimate civil ceremony, followed by their wedding breakfast in the lakeside marquee. 
 
After the newlyweds had their couple’s photoshoot, Jenna and Nav headed off to their Bridal Suite to have a rest and get changed for their evening reception party. Jenna changed into a stunning red Indian Bridal outfit while Nav put on a dark 3 piece suit with a red tie and pocket square details to match Jenna’s outfit. The talented Kerry Bains came back to change Jenna’s make up to compliment her outfit with a gold smokey eye and nude lip. 
 
The couple had their big fat Indian reception party in the bigger marquee on the Alrewas Hayes grounds. They chose a gold theme with beautiful huge centre pieces created by the decor company Mahir’s Expereince The beautiful couple shared a 2nd dance together before their guests joined them on the dance floor. The Finishing Touch couldn’t have had a more perfect day with Nav, Jenna and their lovely welcoming families. We are truly grateful for being chosen to film and photograph your special day.

16 Apr

Wedding Photography and Video at Stoneleigh Abbey // Nicole & Mike

Mike and Nicole were one of our lovely March 2016 couples. They married in lovely civil ceremony, which took place in the Orangery of the stunning Stoneleigh Abbey in Kenilworth. Both Mike and Nicole got ready at their family homes, surrounded by their nearest and dearest.  Mike surprised Nicole with lots of pre-planned gifts before she got ready. What a great capture! Nicole wore a beautiful princess style white dress and her bridesmaids wore long fuchsia coloured dresses.  

While Mike made his way to Stoneleigh Abbey in a swanky white Bentley, we took portraits and video footage of Nicole with her family and bridesmaids at home. Before entering the orangery, we took Mike out for some Groom shots and captured some images of him with his family outside the venue, As the orangery began to fill up, we could see Mike anxiously awaiting his beautiful Bride’s arrival. Nicole walked down the aisle with both her parents at her side. Oh the emotions were high but it made a great capture for their wedding video and photographs. 

Once the couple became official newlyweds, we took them outside for their loved ones to shower them with confetti, before taking them outside for their couple’s photoshoot. It was a blustry and cold day, so Mike and Nicole were troopers, braving the weather and allowing us to capture their couple’s photoshoot outside. We managed to capture some stunning shots, before heading back into the conservatory area of Stoneleigh Abbey to capture their group formal photographs. 

Guests were guided to the Wedding Breakfast area to be seated for Mike and Nicole to make their grand entrance. After their wedding breakfast, Nicole’s dad, Mike’s best man, and Mike himself gave speeches and toasted the new Mr and Mrs on their future as a married couple. After the wedding breakfast, the wedding event service, Monsoon Venue  group turned the room around for the reception party. This allowed us to take the couple for more photographs, this time making use of the stunning interior Stoneleigh Abbey has to offer. The couple proceeded to make their second grand entrance of the day to cut their wedding cake and take the dance floor for their first dance as newlyweds. 

Despite the weather, what a stunning day Mike and Nicole’s wedding was.  We can’t thank you enough for choosing The Finishing Touch team to capture your beautiful day.

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