On the 29th of August I travelled to Solihull to shoot a wedding at the slick and rather luxurious Hogarths Hotel. I met our lovely Bride Sam in the morning while her and her ladies were getting ready. It was a fantastic venue to capture the detail shots – lots of interesting decor and textures! I was ever so slightly green when I saw their magnificent bridal suite – HUGE four poster bed and a deep bath in the room. Wowzers.
Anyhoo … the girls were a delight to spend time with throughout the morning and thankfully the sun was still shining when it came to walking down to the ceremony outside!
The violinist was playing a classic by Oasis as Sam met with Alex. A really beautiful moment that made for a lot of emotion! Apart from the fight Sam had with Alex’s wedding band/finger, things went smoothly and the ceremony was over in a flash. Before the guests were allowed back up to the hotel for cocktails and canapés, I got in the confetti and group shots … perhaps that was why they were so obedient (I’ll remember that for next time!).
Next came my favourite part of the day, where we wander off for quiet time for the couple shots. It was such a stunning location and I particularly loved the mossy steps down to the water edge – however be warned, no shoe grip = possible slippy catastrophe … would have made for good action photos though!
The rest of the afternoon and evening was wonderfully relaxed. The food was amazing, the sunset was gorgeous, everyone was happy. It was all in all an awesome wedding day!
Sam & Alex, it seems to me like you are a perfectly matched couple (despite the rather large height difference!) It’s a pleasure to see when you’re together you both looking so in love. I’m sure you’ll carry that through with all your adventures to come. I wish you all the happiness for your future together.