Category Archives: West Mildands Wedding Photography

17 Aug

Wedding Photography & Video at Brokencote Hall // Aubane & Buzz

Buzz and Aubane married at St. Mary’s Church in Harvington, a quaint little church in a scenic location. Aubane got ready at Brockencote Hall, which was also the couple’s wedding reception venue along with her bridesmaids and close family. The moment we saw the bridesmaids unique, vibrant dress colour we knew this couple had stamped their personalities all over their wedding day. We had two of our team members at the church to greet Buzz and capture his arrival. Buzz’s groomsmen wore grey suits with lime green accents. Buzz’s brother gave us the heads up that our lovely groom would be arriving in his car, which was his prize possession, a sporty Nissan GT-R. Buzz wore a vibrant lime green suit jacket with grey trousers, which matched the Bridesmaids dresses and the details the groomsmen wore. 

When Buzz arrived, we captured a few shots of him and his groomsmen in the Church gardens before they headed into the church to await the Brides arrival. We noticed that Buzz had two dogs, Link and Zelda who were dressed as a little bride and groom too! How cute! That was a first for us, along with the colour scheme of the day!

Aubane arrived and her bridesmaids made their entrance into the church. Aubane’s dad gave her away and the two walked down to music from the video game “The Legend of Zelda”… so thats where we heard the names of Buzz’s dogs before! We do love a wedding that oozes personality! 

Once the couple said their “I Do’s” they headed out of the church and were greeted with a mix of confetti and a butterfly release. While we captured the main group formal photographs with the couples loved ones, some of our team headed to Brockencote Hall to make a start on capturing the reception details. Again, we were greeted with lots of vibrant greens for the table and venue decor. While guests mingled over canapés and champagne, a magician Nick Rushton went round to entertain the guests and a jazz band  also played a few songs in the background. When Aubane and Buzz arrived to the venue, we took them off for a quick couple’s photoshoot around the Brockencote grounds. Guests were seated for the wedding breakfast and awaited the grand entrance of the couple. After their emotional speeches the couple went off to mingle with their guests again while their DJ began to set up. Buzz was surprised by a car shaped ice luge, just in time for their evening party to kick off. 

Buzz and Aubane took the dance floor for their first dance, which lead onto the dance floor being open for the guests to celebrate with them. Another surprise in store for the couple were traditional Bhangra dancers Gabhru Panjab De that came to do an energetic performance for the couple and their guests. As the sun set and it became darker, the couple headed outside with some of their guests to cut their wedding cake, while sparklers were handed out. This reception was full of entertainment, which kept us on our toes throughout the day. 

We had a fab time capturing this wedding and it will one we remember for sure! Thank you Aubane and Buzz for choosing us to be part of your wedding day!

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02 Aug

Wedding Photography at Shustoke Barns // Darrell & Paul

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Paul and Darrell were married at the lovely Shustoke Farm Barns https://www.crippsshustoke.com/ in Coleshill. Before arriving at the venue, the couple both got ready at the http://www.manorhotelmeriden.co.uk/ with their nearest and dearest. Darrell grew up watching the 1970’s sitcom On The Buses, so channelled his inner “Blakey” with hiring a restored vintage green double decker bus from Bristol Omnibus Collection to transport them and their guests to their wedding venue. Once the guests were seated at Shustoke Farm Barns, the couple walked hand in hand into their wedding ceremony, to exchange their vows.

Once the registrar announced the couple were officially married they walked back down the aisle and were congratulated by guests outside the venue. Luckily, we had a lovely sunny day to capture their group photographs while guests mingled, with canapés and champagne. The couple always knew that the vintage bus would be a big part of their day, so this was incorporated not only into the group formal photographs but also the couple’s portrait session. We think this is THE best prop we’ve had at a wedding!

Once guests were seated for the wedding breakfast, Paul and Darrell surprised everyone with announcing that one person from each table would put on chef’s hat and apron to carve the delicious roast, and serve the food to their table. We love a wedding with surprises!

After speeches, the couple had a chance to mingle a little more before their first dance. One of their work colleagues came scurrying over with a toilet roll cake! Come on now guys… we need to hear the story behind this inside joke!

Paul and Darrell returned to the venue to cut their yummy cake. Three dreamy wedding cakes in three lovely flavours… did we mention we’re big fans of cake over here! Paul and Darrell stepped onto the dance floor to have their first dance as a newly married couple before inviting their guests to join them. We honestly had such a great time at this very happy and fun wedding. Thank you for choosing us to be part of your wedding celebrations.

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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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