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A couple of weeks ago I photographed a fantastic wedding at Alrewas Hayes for Rebecca and Thomas. The sun was shining which was perfect for this emotional autumn wedding.

I started the day off with Rebecca and her bridesmaids as they prepared for the wedding. All of the makeup and hair was done at Rebecca’s house in Lichfield before moving on to her parents house to get dressed. All of the girls looked fabulous, especially Rebecca and it was lovely to be there as her Dad saw he first time, it was an incredibly emotion moment for him and I couldn’t help but get caught up in it all too, this is why I love being a wedding photographer.

As soon as the girls were ready it was time to leave for the picturesque Armitage church. I have never photographed there before so it was lovely to find such a beautiful church. The wedding ceremony went wonderfully, it was so easy to see the love that all of the family members shared, such a joy to see. After a few moments outside the church where all of the guests congratulated the Bride and Groom and then we were off for the wedding at Alrewas Hayes.

As soon as we arrived we took some lovely portraits around the grounds, if you haven’t been to a wedding at Alrewas Hayes, I suggest you take a look, it is one of the most wonderful venues in the area. Once we had completed the portraits and group photographs there was time for a little more mingling before the receiving line and wedding breakfast. A really nice touch was during the breakfast, Rebecca and Thomas arranged for a few of the guests to carve the (beautifully cooked) beef for the rest of the guests meals. A bit of pressure for the carvers I’m sure but it was a really nice touch.

Once again the emotion was clearly evident during the speeches and no sooner were they over it was time for the evenings festivities. The dancing was only stopped briefly for the firework display and during the evening, Rebecca, Thomas and myself found a little more time to capture some amazing portraits under the stars.

Rebecca and Thomas, thank you for inviting me to photograph your wedding at Alrewas Hayes, I loved every moment of it.

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