So here we go with another blog and a special one too for many reasons. First of all the bride! Gemma has been my hairdresser for many years now and even did my hair for my wedding to Kev 7 years ago. To add to that…the venue, Ettington Park Hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon! Our wedding venue too. What an absolute honour to be asked to photograph Gemma and Liam’s wedding day.
My day started with Gemma at her work place, Essensuals in Rugby. Kerry was responsible for Gemma’s gorgeous hair style for the day which stayed as beautiful for the whole day despite the weather. Now the weather was sent to challenge everyone but we did get through it and the sun broke through later in the day to give us some opportunity for outdoor photos. Once the hair was all sorted it was back to Gemma’s parents’ home before leaving for St Peter’s Church in Dunchurch. Gemma’s beautiful bouquet had arrived from Flowers by Michelle. Stunning!
Kev met up with Liam in the Square in Dunchurch who arrived in style and had just a short (but wet) walk across to the Church!
Unfortunately St Peter’s Church don’t allow us to photograph during the service so we could only capture short parts but the rain had eased when they walked back down the aisle which meant a few photos outside. We did have an amusing moment when the strong wind caught Gemma’s veil and a number of guests were seem trying to catch it before it landed on wet ground. We are pleased to report that it was rescued and with a number of hairdressers on hand it was secured before the couple made their way to the hotel.
We must mention Gemma’s Mum, Linda. She had put together the flower displays in the Church, made the favours and also the stunning cake which was totally in keeping with the pearl theme.
Photos sorted and it was into the Long Gallery for the wedding breakfast followed by some great speeches before the evening entertainment, the band Sons of Kilcullen. We had an amazing day with the couple, their family and friends and it was great to be back at Ettington Park yet again. We loved it ourselves for our wedding and have enjoyed the weddings we have photographed there since.
Enjoy a few of the photos from their special day. See you soon in the salon Gemma! 🙂