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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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.

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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