Saturday 11th February, my 35th Birthday! I wake up to a small dusting of snow and get ready to capture my first wedding of 2017. It had been a while since I had been to Moxhull Hall and was looking forward to catching up with everyone over there and also having a look at the new features that had been added since my last visit. I arrived a Sams mom and dads house a couple of hours before the ceremony where all the preparations were in full swing.
Before too long it was time to get Sam into her stunning wedding dress and make all the final touches to the beautiful brides outfit.
When Sams dad Dave saw his daughter in her dress for the first time he could barely contain his emotions and a few tears were shed before the journey to St Peters Church in Little Aston began.
Sam and Dave arrived to a snow covered St Peters and the fur coat was essential in keeping the beautiful bride nice and warm as she walks up to church to meet her soon to be husband Paul.
Any nerves Paul had were soon gone as he caught Sams eye for the first time, and the ceremony that followed was simple, tasteful and very emotional. Once the couple had exchanged vows and signed the register, Sam, Paul and their guests braved the cold February afternoon to throw confetti before heading back the Moxhull Hall for the celebrations to begin.
Overtime I visit a venue that work at on regular basis I try to find a new shot or a new variation on things I’ve seen or done before. I love the main corridor through the hall, with the cheque board flooring making it perfect for a stunning black and white photograph.
It wasn’t the warmest of days and the light was fading fast but Sam and Paul were amazing as we explored the stunning grounds Moxhull Hall has to offer and I particularly loved the new wall feature on the walk through to the marquee, which created a fantastic backdrop.
Weddings and wedding photography for me is all about the people, all about you and your guests. The emotions, the reactions and the conversations. Receiving lines can be a bit of pain and very time consuming particularly if your day is quite tight on the timings but when you get reactions like these its worth every minute.
Then we have the speeches, a cringing groom and tears from the bride is was its all about… Not just the person with the microphone but Also everyone else in the room too. Dave, Paul and bestman James did a great job with their speeches and special mention to Sams brother David who made sure the technical department ran smoothly.
LET THE DANCING BEGIN!!
Over the year i have photographed many winter weddings and the tricky lighting conditions and adverse weather can make it very difficult, but honestly its one of my favourite times of the year to shoot. If you’re planning a 2017/18 Winter wedding why not give me a call or email to check out some of our latest Winter Wedding Package offers.