Wedding of Rachel & Michael

Rachel & Michael tied the knot on 27th July 2019 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Dudley. It was a really lovely little church with wonderful character.

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How would I describe this wonderful couple???… they are fun-loving caring people with family at the heart of everything. It really was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their big day, we truly had a brilliant day!

Our day started at Rachel’s Dad’s house in Dudley… he was definitely outnumbered with a house full of ladies but managed to keep the house lively and full of music throughout the preparations… not to mention his skills in Prosecco cocktails which were flowing nicely!

After the bridal preparations we headed off to Ebenezer Baptist Church to capture Michael and his best man. Guests started to slowly arrive as we walked into the church. The ceremony was lovely and intimate followed by a quaint afternoon tea in a room at the back of the church, all arranged by Michael’s Mom and some members of the church & family. It had this real traditional British church-family feel about it with all homemade cakes and bunting hanging from the ceiling.

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This is where we left the guests to enjoy their afternoon tea whilst we headed off to their reception venue… The Fox at Stourton. We captured the details of their room whilst waiting for them to arrive, and scoured the most lovely locations for some stunning photos. Michael’s Mom had made a really gorgeous wedding cake with a layer of lemon drizzle cake sandwiched between Victoria sponges. I was not surprised to hear that most of the lovely bridal party worked at Oopsy Daisy’s in Merry Hill, which if you didn’t know is a really sweet tea rooms within the centre, they also sell characteristic reclaimed furniture and wonderful gifts.

Upon arriving at The Fox at Stourton we were greeted with a wonderful table of refreshments including Pimms, Lager, Mojitos and Gin cocktails! They all looked so vibrant and refreshing, which was needed as it was a rather muggy day with the odd splatter of rain (which did not make a spot of difference to the day might I add!) Everyone embraced the weather and got out on the balcony to enjoy some beverages and a good old chat.

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The happy couple arrived in their family’s car… which really was so in tune with their day! It was this gorgeous bottle green… which might I add broke down outside The Fox just after the confetti shot… and it had to be pushed by a group of guests to get it back up and onto the carpark! Ha! All part of the fun ey?!

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A hog roast was the choice of evening food for guests… it really did smell out of this world (we were offered some but I am a walking allergy and had to sadly decline!).

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We would just like to thanks Rachel and Michael for choosing us to capture their wedding. It really was a beautiful day and we feel honoured that we were a part of it. We wish you the very best for your future together as husband and wife!

Rebecca xxx

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Ceremony Venue: Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dudley

Reception Venue: The Fox at Stourton

Photographer: A&R Photography and Design, Wolverhampton

(any that I am missing please do let me know)

Hannah & Wayne

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It’s so amazing when you get to photograph someones wedding who you know… it was so lovely to be able to capture the big day of one of my child’s former teachers. It really made it that bit more emotive for me personally being a part of it and there in the moment.

We arrived at 11am for bridal preparations… everyone seemed super relaxed and the champagne was flowing nicely!

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The ceremony took place at Hannah’s local parish…

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It was a wonderful day and we didn’t let the rain stop us!

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Natalie & Simon…

Last week we had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of this wonderful couple… Natalie & Simon.

The whole day took place at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock. Natalie looked stunning in her sleek fitted lace dress, and her bridesmaids all wore Tiffany blue.

The weather was perfect, a little windy at times, but that made the confetti shot all that bit more intense!!

Congratulations both!

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JESS & LEON

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On Saturday we got to capture the wedding of this really lovely couple!… Jess & Leon.

I first met Jess whilst on a styled wedding shoot at Davenport House back in 2018. I had teamed up with a few great suppliers including Michelle G Make-up Artist & The Dressing Rooms to showcase their new collection of dresses. We felt so lucky when Jess got back in touch with us to ask us if we would capture her special day, we were over the moon she had chosen us to be a part of their big day.

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We arrived at The White Swan in Henley in Arden on the morning of the wedding for bridal preparations around 9.30am. We were greeted by the lovely, bubbly bridal party as they prepared for the big day! Hair and make up was in full swing and the tunes were getting everyone in the party mood. The Prosecco & orange juice was flowing nicely.

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Jess looked absolutely stunning her dress, with a figure to die for! But just before getting into her dress we decided to get all the bridesmaids on the bed with Jess, and handed each of them a pin out of our handy little sewing kit… armed with these pins and confetti balloons… well… here’s the results…

We then headed off to the church to capture the groomsmen before Jess and the girls arrived at the church.

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The church they had chosen was located near the back of the high street in Henley in Arden, it was a quaint characteristic building.

Jess arrived at the church not long after with her father, it was a super windy day so we tried to get into the church as quick as we could to ensure we didn’t loose her veil!

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Leon sat alongside his best man (his uncle) at the front of the church waiting patiently for his bride… he had no idea just how stunning she looked, and it was an honour to get to see her at the back, awaiting her entry into the church.

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The celebrations continued back at Henley Golf Club just a short drive from the church…

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Congratulations MR & MRS DIXON