It’s always heart-warming when you are chosen by a couple as their wedding photographer due to a previous wedding, and that was just the case with this weekend’s happy couple, Justin and Hannah. I had met them briefly whilst shooting Hannah’s brother’s wedding a couple of years ago, and this meant that I would get the chance to catch up with some familiar faces as this latest couple tied the knot.
Hannah’s bridal party began the day in her home with an air of relaxation and no hint of stress or drama. Though emotions were clearly brimming with Bridesmaid number 3 (Hannah’s naming convention, not mine!) realising that all she needed to say were the magic words ‘you’re getting married today’, and Hannah would cry. A few happy tears, palpable excitement and anticipation, and a whole lot of fun; just the way a wedding day should start.
Hannah and Justin chose St. Barnabas church for their ceremony, and as it is so close to Hannah’s home we could hear the church bells ringing inside the house. St Barnabas has had quite a modern refurb following a fire back in 2007, and it looks truly stunning inside. It is flooded with light, has clean lines and a vast roofline that is truly dramatic, the perfect setting for your ceremony. The vicar who carried out the service was thoroughly lovely, extremely welcoming, and a real treat to have a redhead bride, groom and minister. Some true ginger love in this marriage.
The evening reception was held in Westfield Court Hotel in Sutton Coldfield and was filled with little touches that reflected the characters of the bride and groom. Their guest book was paired with an Instax camera and props so you could take a photo for the book and leave your written message alongside it; a brilliant idea. There were also individual baskets with the bride and groom’s favourite sweets and a cheeky chalk board emblazoned with ‘Ginger Pride’.
The room filled to the brim through the evening with friends and family of the happy couple, a reflection of how lovely Hannah and Justin are and just how much they are loved by all.
It is always a pleasure to photograph a lovely wedding, and an even bigger pleasure to photograph one with some loved up familiar faces included too. Here’s to many more of these opportunities.
So here are a few photos from their beautiful wedding day for you to enjoy. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Price.