When Rachel and Mike booked me, they hadn’t found their ideal venue yet, they had only booked Elite Tents to supply the Tipis! About a month later I had an email saying it was going to be held at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. I already knew how beautiful these gardens were from capturing weddings in the Hall, so I was really excited to see the Tipis up there.
For me, it was a bit of a surprise about the wedding day. I didn’t know a theme for a start, so when I arrived at the house for bridal prep and saw the ‘Woodfest’ invite that had gone out to the guests, I couldn’t wait to see what they had planned for the reception!!
After the ceremony and a few photos outside, I raced off to get to Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens before any guests got there and WOW……the first thing you saw was this walkway of multi coloured flags, lining the way for the guests.
As I was walking down, I saw the wonderful Marianne of M Style taking photos of her creation. I couldn’t wait to see what she had done. There were wooden garden signs everywhere, directing the guests to where things where. There were paper lanterns and streamers in the trees to add colour and then there was inside. The table centres had been made, there was bottles of drink to help yourself to in wheelbarrows and the most amazing bell tent set up that I have seen, for people to camp out in. A wedding camp site! Rachel and Mike had thought of everything.
I met Nicola and Steven a few times, at Elite Tent open days! Even though I was there to show couples albums and answer any questions about photography, both times meeting these Guys, we used to just talk about stuff. Kids, wedding plans, hobbies, weirdly everything but their wedding photography.
During one of these open days, my friend Heather at Rustic Roast Kitchen mentioned Nicola, how lovely the family are and said she couldn’t believe they didn’t have a photographer because their wedding sounded amazing.
As if on cue, Nicola walks into the tipi because one of her little Girls had left their bag behind, That was the first time photography was mentioned and here are some images that I captured of their beautiful day.
About me, I'm Nicola, a professional wedding photographer located in Birmingham, UK; I'm a Welsh girl living in England. I have included a photo of me and a little video too so you can see me in action with my wonderful couple.