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We couldn’t of asked for more. “
Our second visit of the year to the Welcombe Hotel saw us photograph a wedding with a distinctly Autumnal feel to it. Natasha and Lawrence booked us towards the end of last year and had chosen pumpkins to be the central theme of their big day.
Lawrence chose to get ready at his parents home in Solihull. Natasha’s day started at the Welcombe, where the bride and her bridesmaids got ready in the elegant and spacious Countess Suite.
The wedding ceremony took place at Knowle Parish Church. We’ve photographed several weddings here over the years and always found the clergy and staff to be helpful and friendly. It’s a grand building inside and out and the couple’s flowers and other decorations added a nice personalised touch.
As everyone arrived at the Menzies Welcombe they were greeted with pumpkins, placed in various points all the way along the Welcombe Hotel’s lengthy driveway. All of the pumpkins had been grown by the couple and their family. Once people had got a drink, we got to work with the family groups and then Natasha and Lawrence’s main photo session. Being an Autumn wedding, we had to be mindful of the waning afternoon light as we took the couple around the Welcombe’s beautiful rear gardens. It’s a lovely area in which to take photos, with the variety of plants and stonework and the benches gave us the opportunity to show off Natasha’s red-soled Louboutins!
The wedding breakfast was held in the hotel’s main function room – The Welcombe Suite, which had been decorated beautifully by (aptly named) Pumpkin Events, with lots of complimentary colours and a myriad of details. Following the meal and speeches, the guests were entertained by casino games before the main evening party began.
A smashing couple to work with, Natasha and Lawrence sent us a really nice, personalised thank-you card shortly after we delivered their wedding images. A big thank-you back 🙂
Welcombe Hotel wedding photography by Rob & Sarah Gillespie, husband and wife wedding photographers based in the Midlands.