Waking up to blue skies and sunshine is the perfect start for any couple on their big day. This was just the case for Michelle and Jonathan. Unfortunately the morning didn’t start so smoothly for me, their photographer, as I was changing a flat tyre on the M42 with traffic thundering past me at 70mph! But the sun was shining on me just a little, and after a 9 minute tyre change and not a spot of dirt on me, I was on my way to meet the bride at Drayton Manor Hotel. I’m expecting a call from the Ferrari F1 pit crew any day.
Sweet little six year old bridesmaid Alix was very keen to help while the bridal party got ready, she hadn’t a shy bone in her body and loved taking a few photos with me. The sunshine was helping keep everyone relaxed, spirits high, and the requests for prosecco frequent.
When the time for the ceremony came, one of the flower girls got a little stage fright half way down the aisle and it all became too much for her. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case for Michelle and the vows went by with a nice amount of smiles and laughter. The new Mr and Mrs Smith had a leisurely tour of the park while we took some beautiful photos of just the two of them, with many congratulations coming their way from everyone around.
Their reception room was dressed in gorgeous shades of pink from the flowers by Garlands, to the sashes, sequinned table runners and starlight backdrop all beautifully dressed by The Bridesmaids. The theme continued to the rose adorned cake which attracted a lot of attention by Celebration Cakes.
As the evening started the tower suite filled to bursting point. DJ Noel Walker got the evening underway whilst Ed Sheeran's ever popular Perfect provided the honours for the first dance. The photobooth by Boothtastic was a huge hit, which always provides extra photo opportunities with small children walking round in random hats and masks!
It was a wonderful day for Michelle and Jonathan, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together. Hopefully everyday of their marriage will be filled with sunshine and rollercoasters!
Here's a few photos from the day for you to all enjoy/download/share.
Congratulations again Michelle and Jonathan x