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Wedding Photography at Prestwold Hall // Katie & Chris

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What a dream Christopher and Katie’s wedding was for our Finishing Touch photographers. We first met the couple when they had an engagement shoot, which gave them a feel for being in front of the camera. Their wedding day itself was a very relaxed and a dead on time wedding, which is a rarity but we loved it after such a busy August. The couple married in a lovely civil wedding ceremony at Prestwold Hall  in Loughborough, a venue we are visiting more and more throughout the years. Katie got ready with her bridesmaids and mother over in Prestwold Hall’s bridal suite. She opted for a classic and elegant look with the talented, award winning Makeup Artist Rochelle O’Brien glamming her up. 

Katie wanted to do a “First Look” with Chris, so we had a little fun teasing the couple by making them hold hands from behind a door, and then telling Chris to leave the room… Oh the suspense! It was all worth it though, as the big “first look” reveal lead to Chris getting teary at seeing his stunning Bride appear. After the first look photo session, we took the couple off to have further photographs around the beautiful grounds of the venue before any guests arrived. The interactions between the couple were so natural, they barely needed any direction. 

Katie was given away by her lovely Father, while the wonderfully talented Bow Belles String Quartet played the perfect song for Katie to walk down the aisle to. 

After the couple exchanged their vows and officially became Mr and Mrs, they headed to the venue’s gardens to mingle and indulge in celebratory drinks and canapoes. This gave our photographers the chance to gather all of the guests for a big group shot before capturing smaller groups with the newlyweds. Guests were later seated for the wedding breakfast, which was again very relaxed and intimate. While the DJ set up, guests had a chance to mingle again, and the bar officially opened. Evening guests arrived and got ready to put their best dance moves to the test. We captured a few more photographs with the couple before they opened the dance floor. The opted to not have a first dance for just the two of them, but instead wanted all of their loved ones to have their first celebratory dance as a group, which was a beautiful idea. 

Thank you Katie and Christopher for having us be part of your special day. We had so much fun capturing your day. 

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Sikh Wedding Photography and Video at Shri Guru Ravidass // Kesh & Monica

Kesh and Monica married in a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony at the Guru Ravidass Gurdwara in Birmingham. The couple both got ready at their parents’ homes separately before heading to the Gurdwara. Kesh wore a traditional Punjabi Groom’s Sherwani outfit in gold with red details. Monica opted to wear a traditional red Punjabi Bridal outfit. We absolutely loved the co-ordination of all the bridesmaids and main ladies of Monica’s family, who all wore gold and pink Indian party outfits – Salwaar Kameezes. They looked like Monica’s Bridal Army! 

Before heading to the wedding ceremony, Kesh stopped by Monica’s parents house to present Monica a Mangalsutra (a gold marriage necklace). The couple also exchanged Jaimalas (flower garlands necklace), before Kesh headed off to await his Bride at the Gurdwara. 

Once the couple completed their 4 lavaans, which symbolises the completion of the marriage, they headed to their reception venue – Supreme Banqueting Suite in Birmingham. The couple had a newlyweds photoshoot around the small garden feature at the reception venue, before they heard off to get changed into their party outfits. This gave our team a chance to capture footage and photographs of guests mingling and of the decor in the reception venue. My word what a stunning cake! The couple opted for a 4 tier wedding cake, lavish black, gold and pink decor and Paul Nagra provided the music on the evening.

Before the Newlyweds made their grand entrance into the reception they had another quick photoshoot outside the venue in their new party outfits. Kesh looked suave in his 3 piece suit while his wonderful wife Monica stunned in a gold and red lengha outfit. The couple headed straight to the cake table once they entered their reception. After cutting the huge cake they took to the dance floor for their first dance as Husband and Wife. Once their first dance had finished, guests joined them on the dance floor to get the party started. 

Towards the end of the party, the couple both played traditional wedding games before Monica made her get away back to her home in order for the Doli ceremony, where she says goodbye to her family as she departs for her new life with her new husband.  Kesh and Monica had a short trip down the motorway to Leicester, where Kesh lives and the night ended with the arrival of the newlyweds and more games. 

Kesh and Monica, we had such a blast photographing your wedding and your two parties! Thank you so much for choosing The Finishing Touch to capture your special moments. 

Wedding Photography at Ramada, Sutton Coldfield // Raj & Kiran

Raj and Kiran tied the knot in a lovely Civil wedding ceremony at the The Ramada Hotel in Sutton Coldfield, followed by a crazy party at the same venue. Kiran opted to get ready at home surrounded by her nearest and dearest. She wore a beautiful white strapless wedding dresses with a sweetheart neckline, complete with a white and blue bouquet. In the morning, we were able to capture some bridal shots before Kiran headed downstairs to have photographs taken with her family and loved ones. 

Raj also get ready at home with his family, before making his way to Kiran’s house to exchange the Jaimala, a flower garland. He wore a cadbury purple shirwani grooms outfit.  Once the garlands were exchanged, the couple made their way to their wedding ceremony in separate cars. We were left oggling at the Ferrari F1 Kiran had to escort her to the venue. Before the couple entered their wedding ceremony, we managed to sneak them away for a few couples photographs. We took them around the grounds of the hotel to capture some beautiful sunny Autumn photos. The colours of autumn added character to their photos.

The couple entered their wedding ceremony and began to exchange vows and rings.  Once the couple officially became Husband and Wife they headed outside to be greated by an explosion of confetti. The couple had the chance to mingle with guests while enjoying celebratory drinks, before they headed to their room to get changed. Kiran changed into a traditional Indian lengha in gold and red colours and had her overall hair and make-up transformed to a  glamorous evening look. Raj decided to wear a rather sophicticated 3 piece suit. 

While the couple got changed, our team had the opportunity to capture guests mingling, some group shots and the stunning reception party decor. I don’t think we’ve seen a cake so tall like the one Kiran and Raj opted for. The guests were seated and the couple made their grand entrance into the venue. They had a sax player walk them down the red carpet to their cake table. Once the couple finally cut their cake they stepped onto the dance floor to have their first dance as newlyweds. This opened up the dance floor for all their friends and family to join them and the party well and truly started. 

It was a wonderful, relaxed and seamless day! Thank you Raj and Kiran for choosing us to be part of your wedding day to capture your special moments

Wedding Photography at Mythe Barns // Natasha & Gavin

Set at the stunning Mythe Barns, Natasha and Gavin held their wonderful wedding ceremony. Made up with white and ivory roses, the bouquets created by Fairleys complimented the bridesmaids’ aquamarine, floaty dresses. The Bridal party looked elegant as ever and Natasha’s bridal gown from The Dressing Rooms made her look no less than a princess.
Gavin and his best men rocked up to the venue in their shiny sports cars to then await his beautiful bride’s entrance. Linked arms with her proud father, Natasha floated down the aisle which was adorned with gypsophila.
Accompanied by big smiles and laughter, the couple exchanged vows and sealed the deal with a warm embrace in front of their friends and family.
The newly wed couple were then greeted with cheeky cocktails and cheering guests. Entertained by the talented magician Christian Fletcher, Natasha and Gavin’s guests mingled and enjoyed the tasty treats Myth Barns had to offer.
We had a lot of fun capturing the couple’s first photographs as husband and wife, paying particular attention to Gavin’s impressive collection of sports cars. The bridal party were by no means afraid of getting their heals dirty and showed off their jumping poses as well.
After returning to the reception party, Natasha & Gavin cut into their tier of cupcakes, kindly created by a family friend. As soon as the Midlands Pro DJ started the tunes, the couple performed their well-rehearsed first dance. It no time at all, the rest of the wedding party joined them on the dance floor as well as their beautiful daughter.