We were delighted when Jennie and Simon contacted us to be their wedding photographers for their special day at Dunchurch Park Hotel. We photograph here on a regular basis and love the place, always looking for something different on each wedding that we shoot. We had a sunshine and showers day for this one!
Jen and her bridesmaids got ready at her Mum’s home in Coventry and was transported to the hotel in cars from CG Wedding Cars while Si relaxed (!) at the hotel with the best man and ushers.
The make up artist (Rochelle O’Brien) and hairdresser (Katie Chapman from Clarke Creations) both came to Jen at the house which always makes for a smoother morning for any bride. Her beautiful dress was from Pink Confetti in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire. Leigh came along from the shop to give the dress a last steam and help Jen into it. I have to say this is one service I think is almost a must on any wedding day. If you can have a professional getting you into your dress then do it! The last couple of hours of your single life can become slightly stressful with Mums and bridesmaids all getting involved with corsets, buttons and layers!
Si spent some time with Kev having some shots taken. The men looked very smart in suits provided by Black Tie. One of the benefits you have when booking us is that we get both sides of the preparations. Most grooms find this takes away some of the nerves as they are concentrating on photos rather than looking at their watch or having one more beer/whiskey in the bar!
As always Dunchurch Park Hotel were fantastic and looked after everyone superbly. Tony was on hand to make Jen and Si feel like King and Queen for the day. The Great Hall and the marquee had been decorated by Rainbow Linen and the beautiful flowers were by Anne-Marie’s Florist. The theme was pink with polka dots everywhere to remember that Minnie, their gorgeous dalmation, wasn’t invited!! The cakes were stunning and the main one had Jen, Si and Minnie on top. Amanda Proffitt from JJ’s did a fabulous job and Jen was particularly impressed with the service she provided.
A little bit of sunshine and showers meant some dodging the rain but we managed to capture the whole day without a problem. Here are a few of the pictures. If you want to see more then pop along to our galleries and take a look. You will need the password from Jen and Si first….and ask them about the discount on prints!