Karen’s day start after a wonderful nights sleep in her room at The Moat House in Acton Trussel, with her bridesmaids and hair dressers eager to get started, The Sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and surprisingly Karen was the picture of tranquillity when I arrived. The first bottle of champagne was opened shortly after by the grooms sister and bridesmaid Sam as the other bridesmaids Jemma and Karen helped the bride finish her make-up and relax.
After spending about an hour with Karen I went to meet Craig and the boys taking some fantastic groom portraits and shots with his ushers at the front of the Moat House, before returning to Karen’s room to get her into her wedding dress. After two or three attempts by the girls to get the ribbons level Karen was finally in her dress with about half an hour to spare leaving amply time for me to shoot some knock out bridal portraits exploiting the beautiful lighting the glorious sunshine was providing.
The civil Ceremony took place in the Acton Suite at the Moat House Hotel at 1:00pm and was well attended by just over 80 guests, Craig rightfully so had to fight back the tears as his stunning bride made her way down the aisle. A Pimms and Bucks Fizz reception followed in the grounds of The Moat House before I took Karen and Craig off to shoot some stunning bride and groom portraits. The celebrations continued into the afternoon where a wonderful three course meal was enjoyed by all followed by some of the best speeches I have ever heard (and I’ve heard a lot). The Party atmosphere continued well into the night where I stayed to photograph not only the first dance but a special requested sunset shot which was well worth the wait.
It was a superb day enjoyed by all for a great couple with great weather to match, wedding photography in the west midlands has never looked so HOT!
Pictures To follow Shortly
Photographed as freelance for Gary Williams Photography