We simply couldn’t wait for this wedding. I used to go to school with Amy many many years ago and still have so many fond memories of going round to her house to play Barbies, to sing A LOT, and eat mounds of the most amazing buttery toast! Although we are both grown up now she is still the same friendly, beautiful, bubbly, funny girl I remember from school. I’ve just got older and greyer whereas Amy simply looks radiant – so photogenic it’s bloomin ridiculous!
Amy was getting ready at her parents house along with her bridesmaids Nicola and Jenny (who I also knew from school) and her gorgeous neices Isabel and Nieve who had the most important job of the day, being Amy’s adorable flower girls. The whole house was buzzing with excitement, hair and makeup in one room, dresses in another, and a lot of running up and down stairs. the hall and stairs were painted the most fab turquoise colour – the perfect place for a couple of shots.
Amy looked absolutely stunning in her gown, elegant and classy, as did Nicola and Jenny in their bespoke cream and champaign lacey numbers. We managed to see Amy give her flowergirls their wedding gift, a beautiful necklace with their initial on. They simply loved them and couldn’t wait for auntie Amy to help them put It on. Once all the finishing touches had been made Amy’s dad was allowed to see what had been going on for the past couple of hours. We were so glad we stayed and hadn’t left for the church as despite all the last minute hustle and bustle in the room he only had eyes for his daughter – a guenuine look of adoration from across the room.
From the house we dashed to St Margaret’s church in Great Barr. It is an intimate church with lovely detail and a warm atmosphere. Although we weren’t allowed to take any photos from the front we did manage to sneak a couple when no one was looking, thankfully the view from the back of the church was stunning with the grand high ceilling, stained glass and wrought iron archway over the alter. Amy’s parents also got married at St Margaret’s church so I’m sure it brought back lots of happy memories for them. We hope our photos are just as good as yours were Dave and Sue 🙂
After the ceremony we travelled to Blists Hill Museum Telford for the wedding reception. A lot of the guests traveled on a big red bus to the venue which was a genius idea, everyone got to travel together and avoided getting lost on the M54.
We walked around the Victorian streets with Amy and Joe to get a couple of relaxed shots. The weather, although a bit strong for us at times, was amazing, crazily hot for september, but beautiful, creating a lovely warm haze to the photos. we could have taken hours meandering through the streets as there were so many wonderful locations for photographs but we didn’t want to keep them away from their guests for too long. Although im sure the guests didn’t miss their bride and groom too much, they were busy being entertained by a fab fun fair and jugs of ice cold pims.
Now I know I have talked a lot but I just need to mention the marquee where the wedding breakfast was being served-it looked jaw dropping marvellous. More so because it was done by Amy with help from family and friends along the way I’m sure. Our eyes were spoilt. Bunting, all tirelessly hand made for months; glass jars with pretty flowers; glass bottles of pink lemonade; a sweet table decorated with beautiful lace bottles; a crate printed with Amy and Joes names and the wedding date, made by Matthew Amy’s brother; and lovingly made cake pops, made by Amy’s own fair hands as very tasty wedding favours. I’m sure there is lots that I have forgotten, but I do know that a lot of love, attention to detail, and creativity went into this wedding, everyone was talking about how beautiful it was. I have selected some of our favourites photos from the day and added them below.
It was such a wonderful day. We were so happy you picked us to photograph your wedding, and hope we managed to reflect the day as you remembered it.
Louise and Barry xxx