Winter weddings can be so beautiful. Low light can create a cosy ambience to the eye but that brings with it challenges for photographers. Having the right camera to cope with low or no light situations is only part of the answer. Knowing how to use it especially when faced with situations such as a registrar telling you there can be no flash during a ceremony is essential. The sun also sets a lot earlier in winter so working to timescales is even more critical to make the most of the natural light. Once the natural light has gone it is important that a photographer can still create beautiful wedding images using other means of light such as off camera flash and again that means having the correct equipment and again, knowing how to use it. Becky and Mickael put their trust in us to photograph their beautiful wedding day which was at St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry and we had to put all of the above into action to deliver images that would give them a lifetime of memories. It was such a pleasure.
There isn’t anywhere on site at the venue to get ready so Becky decided to book into a local hotel with her bridesmaids the night before the wedding. She had Bunny Allen doing hair and make up and her gorgeous dress came from Wed2B in Hinckley. During the morning bouquets arrived. They definitely had the wow factor as did the rest of the floral displays at the venue. These were done by family friend Pamela Allen, somebody that who we had met earlier in the year when we photographed her son’s wedding so it was lovely to see her again.
Mickael got ready at Becky’s parents’ home. The couple both live in France so had travelled back to Becky’s home country to get married. That also meant lots of family and friends crossed the channel too. He chose suits from Nigel James Dress Wear. When Mickael arrived Kev was able to take some shots of him with his best man before the guests started to arrive.
Becky arrived at St Mary’s Guildhall in style with her Dad and it was time to get married. The ceremony was held in The Undercroft. The registrars weren’t as accommodating as some we come across so it was down to camera and skill to capture the special moments of the ceremony. 🙂
Once married it was over to the cathedral ruins for some photos. It is a beautiful backdrop and iconic to many. It is open to the public so it was lovely to see Becky and Mickael getting additional congratulations from those visiting. Once back at the Guildhall there was time for some mingling before everyone sat down for the wedding breakfast. As you will see from the photos the hall is incredibly beautiful and had been decorated with the help of The Wedding and Events Boutique. The gorgeous wedding cake was on display for all to see and this had been made by Anne Holmes, the mother of the bride!
The evening got under way with the first dance and then it was dancing to Boogie Brothers who were booked through Entertainment Nation. Before we left we were also able to capture a very special performance by Mickael himself when he sang and played for his new wife.
Hope you enjoy the photos. There are lots more so if you are friends with Becky and Mickael contact them for the password and discount code for prints.
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