Anna & Bryan were married on a Saturday and after a full week of rain we were greeted with nothing but perfect sunshine from beginning to end of their wonderful day.
I spent the first part of the morning with the girls, while they got their hair (by Salon Blue
) and make-up (by Beauty Benefits
) done, and Stu
my assistant for the day popped over to grab a few shots of the guys at a second location. This was the first time I'd ever been able to provide both sets of preparations to a couple and it was really great to be able to show what was happening for both the bride and groom before they met up at the church.
There were so many gorgeous little details and finishing touches that made this wedding such a treat to photograph, from the groom's cufflinks engraved with the date of the wedding to the most unusual shade of roses picked to compliment the bridesmaid's fino lavender dresses.
Anna walked to the church from her Mum's house only a few streets away and while we waited for her arrival, passers-by stopped to catch a glimpse of the bride.
The ceremony took place in the stunning Holy Trinity Church in Much Wenlock, where the priest was kind enough to allow me to shoot the entire service from the very front of the church, which meant I was able to get this perfect shot of Bryan, right as he saw his new bride for the first time.
The reception was at Bridgnorth's Edgar Davies' Rugby Club where Bryan is coach and so we got to shoot all of these quirky, rugby themed formal shots before the bride and groom were announced to their guests in the marquee. It's not often a bride is willing to risk the dust and dirt of a sports pitch to get a cool photograph, and Anna even got herself a pair of wellies worthy of any glamorous rugby bride!
The Marquee was decked out with chandeliers, a checkerboard dance floor, beautiful, vintage teacups placed on top of stacks of books and filled with flowers for table centre pieces. The tables were named for locations important to the couple and they had this amazing seating plan handmade by one of the guests. So much time, effort and love went into this wedding and it made it such a pleasure to be a part of.