“The preview photos are fab, thank you so much”
This is our seventh year photographing weddings. In that time we’ve seen a huge range of wedding venues – grand stately homes, rustic barn conversions, country hotels, museums, castles and marquees in meadows. However in August, we photographed a wedding at a type of venue we’ve never had experience of before – a small village hall in the middle of rural Warwickshire.
Like many of our clients, Rob and Lisa booked us about a year prior to their wedding date. They had chosen the Church of St Michael in the village of Bishops Itchington for the service, with the reception at the Dorothea Mitchell Hall a few miles away in Claverdon.
Following the formalities of the church service, the couple – accompanied by a few of their friends – burst into song with The Beatles classic “All You Need Is Love”.
Before moving on to the reception, we stopped off at the Chesterton Windmill with Rob and Lisa for some photos of the two of them alone. We’ve done several shoots at this location in the past (included Rob and Lisa’s pre-wedding shoot) and it really is a lovely spot for photos.
As we arrived at the Dorothea Mitchell Hall, the guests were already busy enjoying themselves on the various games that had been set up outside. The hall itself had been decked out beautifully, ready for the ‘afternoon tea’ style meal.
Following the meal and speeches, we took Rob and Lisa off for a few more photos in a nearby field. At this point in the day, the temperatures were a little lower and the light softer so the pictures had a very different feel to those we did at the windmill earlier in the day.
As the evening party started, Rob and Lisa did a choreographed first dance followed by a ‘dance off’ with the other members of the wedding party. The last feature of the day for us, was Rob serenading Lisa with Take That’s ‘Million Love Songs’ 🙂
This was a very busy wedding day with more key points than usual for us to cover, but, there was a lovely, fun atmosphere to the proceedings and the timings all worked out brilliantly too. A big thank-you Rob and Lisa – we hope our pictures did your day proud.