We hadn’t photographed at Hogarths Hotel, Solihull before so when Rachael and Paul booked us as their wedding photographers we were delighted to be visiting yet another gorgeous venue. Hogarths has an island surrounded by a moat for outdoor ceremonies and is the perfect romantic setting.
I met up with Rachael at her Mum and Dad’s home in Leamington Spa where she was being pampered by Clelia (hair) and Make me up Midlands (make up). Once ready in her stunning dress from White Lace Bridal Shop in Coleshill Rachael made her way to the venue in a car provided by the Wedding Barn. Kev was at Hogarths photographing the venue and capturing the beautiful decoration from Harmony Weddings and floral displays by Antonia. He then caught up with Paul just before the ceremony for a few photos looking very dapper in his suit also from the Wedding Barn.
Rachael and her Dad took the walk down the path to the island along with the couple’s 2 young daughters and her bridesmaids before crossing the bridge to meet Paul. After a lovely ceremony watched by family and friends they went off for a drive before arriving back in time for a few family photos before the wedding breakfast.
The evening kicked off with the cutting of the cake from The Cakery before they danced the night away with music from BS Entertainments.
We had a great day with some lovely sunshine, perfect for an outdoor ceremony. We wish you all the best for you future together Rachael and Paul. Here are just a few of the many shots captured on their special day.