Wedding Photography Birmingham
Layla & Matt’s wedding day 10/09/11
I went to school with Layla many moons ago and I was absolutely delighted when she contacted us to do her wedding photography in Birmingham. We met up with Layla and Matt earlier in the year for a very glamorous engagement shoot at ‘Hotel Du Vin’ in Birmingham which went so well!
It was so nice to see Layla again and meet Matt properly. Engagement photography shoots are a great way of getting to know each other and helping people feel slightly more at ease with the camera pointing at them and with your photography style.
On September 10th 2011 we arrived at Matt’s house to begin the wedding photography. It was a sunny morning and I was so pleased that they decided to have some photo’s of the groom, best man and ushers (and mum and dad of the groom) getting ready too. These pictures are just as special and important as the Bridal preparations and I think it adds a really nice dimension to the day and the finished albums.
We got some great shots of the boys beautifying themselves (I think there was more hair products here than I’ve ever seen in a bride’s house!)
Then we continued on our way to the Brides mum and dad’s, where Layla and her bridesmaids were getting ready. As soon as we arrived we got to work on the wedding photography, Layla and her mum Julie had very helpfully hung all the bridesmaids dresses in the conservatory, ready for us. It was such a perfect place to get those all important pictures of the dresses but there was one missing…the brides dress! Julie came down clutching one of the most elegant dresses I’ve ever seen. It was a Jenny Packham dress (class!) and it was just so beautiful. And if that wasn’t good enough, she only had a gorgeous pair of Jimmy Choo shoes! I got a bit girly and squealy for a few seconds, but I had to compose myself and be professional! We got some gorgeous establishing shots.
The sun shone, the birds sang and the whole day was perfect.
The reception was held at The Woodlands in Barnt Green in an Iranian themed marquee in the picturesque grounds of the main house.
The whole day was as perfect as it gets, with great family and friends who all enjoyed the day as much as the bride and groom did! Congratulations Layla and Matt, thank you for letting us be part of your magical day!