On Saturday I photographed Jodie & Richard’s wedding at Saint Chads Church in Pattingham with the reception at The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton.
Jodie got ready for her wedding at her parents house not more than five minutes walk from the Church and I must say, it was one of the most relaxed mornings I have spent with a Bride. Everyone was calm, laughing and joking all morning (things usually get a little more serious the closer we get to the ceremony, but not today) I left Jodie an hour before the ceremony to capture Richards preparations, this is something I am doing this year and it has a lot of benefits. As well as capturing both the Bride and Grooms preparations, I can also capture the guests as they arrive at church, some great portraits of the Groom and groomsmen and it also allows the bride a bit of time to herself to reflect prior to the wedding.
The service was really nice and Jodie’s sister’s singing was out of this world and added a wonderful, personal touch to the ceremony. I have been past St Chads Church a number of times but this was the first wedding I had photographed there and I was surprised how beautiful the Church was inside. I have been very lucky to shoot in some wonderful buildings but the St Chads at Pattingham is right up there with the best.
Once we arrived at The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton, we had just enough time to capture a series of stunning portraits and finish of the group photographs before the Wedding breakfast and speeches. Jodie had called me the day before her wedding, worried about the unseasonal snow and wanted to know what we should do. My advice was to embrace the unreliable British weather and no matter what it threw at us, the photographs would be great. Embrace the weather is exactly what she did, armed with some brightly coloured wellies we braved the cold and captured some really unique images in the grounds of the hotel.
While I write this I can’t help thinking of Jodie and Richard, about as far away as possible from the current snow we have here, no doubt enjoying the warmth of the sun in Las Vegas right now. Thank you both for inviting me to share your special day with you.
If you think Jodie & Richard look a bit familiar, I recently posted some of the photos from their engagement photo shoot which you can see here
Wedding guests can view the full gallery here
(Gallery is password protected, please see Jodie & Richard for access)