Sunday, 20 April 2014

Helen & Pete's Wedding

On Easter Sunday, Helen & Pete were married at St Augustines Church in Dudley, before continuing their celebrations at Hadley Park Hotel in Telford.
I knew from their pre-wed that they were 'loved up' ;-) and their wedding only cemented that fact!
Their ceremony, although grand in appearance, proved to be an intimate affair with the right amount of nerves and excitement. Their guests were entertained by a really cool gospel choir which obviously, suited the venue perfectly.
The rain was threatening all day and the worst came just after the ceremony when it tried to spoil the 'confetti' shot. No one wanted to leave the sanctuary of the church but I managed, through sheer charm ;-), to coax them out, as we embraced the weather and made a mad dash through the swarm of petals! As you can see, you don't need glorious sunshine as long as you have brollies in hand! We even managed to hide from the rain to do a few couple shots before heading to the reception.
I've done quite a few weddings at Hadley now and have seen the conservatory decorated in many different ways. In this instance, the guys went for a travel theme and the detail on show blew me away. Vintage crockery filled with candles and flowers, books, old suitcases, personalised luggage labels, ornate keys, not to mention every table had a different glass vase filled with hand picked flowers, which all enhanced their theme and transported their guests to somewhere Helen & Pete have had the pleasure of visiting.
Never to be the traditional bride, Helen joined the men in making a speech, so she could convey in her own words the love she has for her new husband, her family and her close friends who attended.
To end the day, the guys hired a swing band who managed to get everyone dancing and I made my exit already looking forward to showing the new Mr & Mrs Collins the results...