I get to work at the best wedding venues in the area and this is certainly the case when I return to shoot at Warwick House. Joely and Seb chose the perfect venue for their gorgeous winter wedding.
On the day I arrived early so I could get some shots of everybody getting ready for the day. Joely was in good spirits with her mum and bridal party on hand for support. Hair was done by Michelle and Gemma from Hair Teknique and Makeup was by Stacy Paxton-Rhodes. I loved Joely’s Eddy K dress that she bought from The Cotswold Bridal Boutique. It was so romantic and with the shrug, had a look of old school Hollywood glamour about it. Complimented with the hair and makeup Joely looked simply amazing.
I also had a chance to catch up with Seb who was looking very handsome in his Paul Richard and was going through his speech one last time!
The ceremony was held in Warwick House’s beautiful Banqueting Hall with its chandeliers silk-lined ceiling and pretty arch windows that allow natural light to flood in (us Birmingham wedding photographers are utterly obsessed with natural light by the way!)
After a beautiful ceremony everybody enjoyed a drinks reception and I took the chance to whisk Joely and Seb outside for a few portrait shots of them around the pretty landscaped terrace and gardens of Warwick House. The weather was surprisingly mild for Winter!
The Banqueting Hall was dressed exquisitely for Joely and Seb’s reception. With crisp white linen dressing on the chairs and tables and dramatic candelabras adorned with white feathers, it looked spectacular! Joely and Seb were welcomed in to the reception by their guests with a fantastic confetti moment (I love a confetti shot!)
After some very well received food, drinks and speeches the sun set and I got a chance to take some fantastic moonlit shots of Joely and Seb. They are amongst my favourite images of the day. Take a look!
Evening entertainment got off to a playful start with Joely and Seb’s guests providing a sparkler procession to welcome them back in. It was such a fun way to start the evening celebrations.
Now I have to mention the cake. It was gorgeous and original and along with all the flowers on the day was the clever creation of Angela Veronica from The Little Pink Wedding Shop.
Evening entertainment was provided by live band ‘The Salvation’ who accompanied Joely and Seb for their romantic first dance and who went on to keep them and everybody else on the dancefloor for hours. They are a fantastic wedding band (check them out on YouTube).
Seeing Joely and Seb partying with their loved ones all around them seemed like a fitting image to close the story of their lovely wedding day. Congratulations to Joely and Seb for getting married and creating such a wonderful wedding day for yourselves, your family and your friends to remember.