Category Archives: West Mildands Wedding Photography

12 Jan

Wedding Photography and Video at Coombe Abbey // Richard & Cheryl

Coombe Abbey in Coventry has become a second home to the Finishing Touch team. We were back there in July for the wedding of Richard and Cheryl. The couple both got ready in their rooms at the historical country hotel with the talented, awarded winning makeup artist Chloe McCall getting our Bride red carpet ready. The girls wore pretty mint green gowns and Cheryl wore a beautiful fitted and detailed white wedding dress, with a long cathedral veil. Richard made his way into their wedding ceremony room, the Cloisters, while Cheryl had her final photos with her Bridesmaids and father, who gave her away. The room was filled with fresh mint green decor and candles placed on the main table and down the aisle to create a romantic atmosphere.

 

Once the couple had said their vows and officially became Husband and Wife, we took them for their group formal photographs. Thankfully the weather stayed dry, so we were able to take  the couple around the stunning grounds of Coombe Abbey for a quick photoshoot.

Guests entered the marquee, where the wedding breakfast and reception was held. Speeches began and one of the best men surprised the guests with an acoustic song. After the speeches, while guests mingled and got ready for the reception party, we took Richard and Cheryl out around the grounds again for another Bride and Groom photo session. We are so pleased with the footage and photographs, you two were great in front of our lenses!

Once the evening guests had arrived, the couple went back into the marquee to cut their wedding cake before stepping onto the dance floor for their first dance as Husband and Wife. They had The Live Lounge wedding band sing their first dance song. We love live music on a wedding day! This lead to the dance floor opening where guests joined the couple to get the party started.

The Finishing Touch team had a great time capturing your wedding day. Thank you for choosing us to be part of your special day!

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02 Jan

Wedding Photography and Video 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.

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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29 Sep

Wedding Photography at Prestwold Hall // Katie & Chris

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What a dream Christopher and Katie’s wedding was for our Finishing Touch photographers. We first met the couple when they had an engagement shoot, which gave them a feel for being in front of the camera. Their wedding day itself was a very relaxed and a dead on time wedding, which is a rarity but we loved it after such a busy August. The couple married in a lovely civil wedding ceremony at Prestwold Hall  in Loughborough, a venue we are visiting more and more throughout the years. Katie got ready with her bridesmaids and mother over in Prestwold Hall’s bridal suite. She opted for a classic and elegant look with the talented, award winning Makeup Artist Rochelle O’Brien glamming her up. 

Katie wanted to do a “First Look” with Chris, so we had a little fun teasing the couple by making them hold hands from behind a door, and then telling Chris to leave the room… Oh the suspense! It was all worth it though, as the big “first look” reveal lead to Chris getting teary at seeing his stunning Bride appear. After the first look photo session, we took the couple off to have further photographs around the beautiful grounds of the venue before any guests arrived. The interactions between the couple were so natural, they barely needed any direction. 

Katie was given away by her lovely Father, while the wonderfully talented Bow Belles String Quartet played the perfect song for Katie to walk down the aisle to. 

After the couple exchanged their vows and officially became Mr and Mrs, they headed to the venue’s gardens to mingle and indulge in celebratory drinks and canapoes. This gave our photographers the chance to gather all of the guests for a big group shot before capturing smaller groups with the newlyweds. Guests were later seated for the wedding breakfast, which was again very relaxed and intimate. While the DJ set up, guests had a chance to mingle again, and the bar officially opened. Evening guests arrived and got ready to put their best dance moves to the test. We captured a few more photographs with the couple before they opened the dance floor. The opted to not have a first dance for just the two of them, but instead wanted all of their loved ones to have their first celebratory dance as a group, which was a beautiful idea. 

Thank you Katie and Christopher for having us be part of your special day. We had so much fun capturing your day. 

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15 Sep

Wedding Photography and Video at Park Hall Ramada // Michelle and Gopi

Gopi and Michelle got married in a lovely civil ceremony at Ramada Parkhall Hotel followed by their reception at the same venue. While Gopi got ready at home surrounded by his loved ones, Michelle got ready in the bridal suite of the venue with her nearest and dearest. Michelle wore a lovely lacey white wedding dress while her bridesmaids wore long blush pink dresses. 

While Michelle got ready, each of the bridesmaids received gifts and they returned the surprise by presenting Michelle with a little booklet of memories. The girls had all known each other from their days at school and were very close friends so this gift was both personal and meaningful to Michelle. How sweet! 

Michelle made her grand entrance with her father into the Orangery of Ramada Park Hall and the wedding ceremony began. The couple shared their vows and officially became husband and wife. After the ceremony, all guests went out into the grounds of the venue for canapés and champagne. The venue has a lovely grand sweeping staircase where we grouped the guests for a big group portrait and confetti shot before taking photographs of smaller groups with the couple. 

Gopi and Michelle had planned an outfit change so we managed to get some photographs of the couple before they headed up to their room to get changed. Once they got changed, they headed back downstairs to make their 2nd grand entrance of the day. Once Michelle and Gopi entered the Ballroom they cut their fabulous colourful cake designed to look like beautiful indian style cushions and then took to the dance floor for their first dance. The dance floor opened and our Newlyweds had their nearest and dearest join them on the dance floor to celebrate their beautiful day. 

It was such a pleasure capturing your special moments, thank you for choosing us to be part of your big day. 

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