Wedding Photography and Video at The Belfry Hotel, Sutton Colfield // Nik & Kerry

Nik and Kerry got married at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield and my what a colourful wedding it was.

Kerry got ready with her nearest and dearest at the hotel. She wore a beautiful pink and gold Indian outfit matched with gold Jimmy Choo shoes, while her bridesmaids wore navy and blush dresses. Once Kerry was ready, we were able to capture some portraits of our stunning Bride along with some family portraits.
Kerry walked down the aisle with her father to meet her husband-to-be and the service began.
Once the wedding ceremony was complete, the couple headed outside for group photographs with their nearest and dearest. This gave us a chance to get the group shots out the way so we could have some time with our couple to capture the two of them during the couple’s photoshoot. As the newlyweds decided they weren’t going to change outfits, we had enough time to make use of the venue grounds and headed over to the golf course for some images around the bridge and fields. Our team certainly do love getting on golf buggies! We headed back to the venue for more photographs indoors so that the couple had lots of variety.
Nik and Kerry made their grand entrance into the reception to cut their cake. After this they sat down at their top table ready for their speeches, which then lead on to them being invited onto the dance floor for their first dance as Husband and Wife. The dance floor opened and the guests joined them to celebrate their new married journey.
Congratulations Nik and Kerry. We wish you all the very best. Thank you for choosing the Finishing Touch to be part of your day.

Wedding Photography and Video at Stables Lodge // Fleur & Martin

Martin and Fleur tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at St Wystan’s Church in Repton, Derbyshire.  Fleur’s Mother owns the beautiful Stables Lodge set in a scenic countryside, where Fleur got ready in the morning with her adorable children. Her 4 year old daughter Freya was her Bridesmaid and her little boy Henry, who was 21 months old was the Pageboy. They looked incredibly cute in their little Bridesmaid and Pageboy outfits!
After their beautiful wedding ceremony the couple headed back to Stables Lodge for their reception, which was set up in a marquee on the grounds.  A Harpist entertained guests as they mingled and congratulated the newlyweds. Once the guests were seated, a Toastmaster announced the speeches, which were given by Fleur’s Brother, Oliver Martin’s Bestman, and Martin himself. Oh boy, were the speeches emotional. Tissues at the ready for team Finishing Touch!
Meals were presented after the speeches and once the guests had completed their meals, we took Fleur and Martin out to neighbouring corn fields for their couples photoshoot. We really liked the golden light during the evening and were surrounded by beautiful cornfields, which made for some beautiful couple’s portraits. Fleur and Martin were a dream to capture and the setting for the shoot was incredibly dreamy too!
After their photoshoot as a newly married couple, the couple went back into the marquee for their cake cutting and first dance. We were greeted by a huge “LOVE” sign, which created a beautiful light and background from the couple’s first dance. The dance floor officially opened and the party started to celebrate the marriage of Martin and Fleur.
We adored this beautiful wedding day and cannot thank Martin and Fleur enough for having us be part of their special day.

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Wedding Photography and Video at Birmingham City Council House // Lee & Kam

Lee and Kam had a lovely civil ceremony at The Council House in Birmingham followed by an evening reception at the Saffron Centre  Kam got ready at her parents home while Lee got ready at the couples lovely home, both in Birmingham. Lee wore a tailored suit with a bespoke tag sewn into his inside pocket, which had his name and the date of his wedding written. We love personal touches!
Once Kam arrived, we managed to get a few images and footage of her entering the grand staircase before the ceremony began. A Pianist provided music while Kam and her lovely father made their way down the aisle. Once the wedding ceremony was complete guests headed to the back of the room where there was a display of cakes, snacks, teas and coffees. Guests mingled while the pianist continued to provide background music. We may have also helped ourselves to a cheeky coffee and cake.
Lee and Kam had booked a lovely bedroom and lounge suite at the Hyatt Hotel nearby the Council House. This gave us a chance to take some couple portrays of the newlyweds before their closest guests arrived for a meal. We hung around to capture some of the guests mingling before we left Kam, Lee and their guests to it.
As the reception party was in the evening, we had a chance to have a lengthy break and recharge ourselves as well as our batteries before we made or way to the Saffron Centre. The team split so that 2 members went to cover the venue decor and 2 members went over to Lee and Kam’s room at the Hyatt to capture images of them in their 2nd outfits.
The couple made their entrance into the reception hall, lead by a talented Saxophone player. The headed straight to the cake table on the dance floor to cut their wedding cake. Once they fed each other cake and got some photographs with their loved ones, they surprised all the guests with a choreographed ballroom-bhangra dance fusion. A perfect way to get the dance floor open for all their guests to join them in their celebrations.
Congratulations Lee and Kam. We are delighted to have been part of your wedding journey. Thank you for having us.

Wedding Photography at Coombe Abbey, Coventry

Wedding Photography and Video at Coombe Abbey // Richard & Cheryl

Coombe Abbey in Coventry has become a second home to the Finishing Touch team. We were back there in July for the wedding of Richard and Cheryl. The couple both got ready in their rooms at the historical country hotel with the talented, awarded winning makeup artist Chloe McCall getting our Bride red carpet ready. The girls wore pretty mint green gowns and Cheryl wore a beautiful fitted and detailed white wedding dress, with a long cathedral veil. Richard made his way into their wedding ceremony room, the Cloisters, while Cheryl had her final photos with her Bridesmaids and father, who gave her away. The room was filled with fresh mint green decor and candles placed on the main table and down the aisle to create a romantic atmosphere.

Once the couple had said their vows and officially became Husband and Wife, we took them for their group formal photographs. Thankfully the weather stayed dry, so we were able to take  the couple around the stunning grounds of Coombe Abbey for a quick photoshoot.
Guests entered the marquee, where the wedding breakfast and reception was held. Speeches began and one of the best men surprised the guests with an acoustic song. After the speeches, while guests mingled and got ready for the reception party, we took Richard and Cheryl out around the grounds again for another Bride and Groom photo session. We are so pleased with the footage and photographs, you two were great in front of our lenses!
Once the evening guests had arrived, the couple went back into the marquee to cut their wedding cake before stepping onto the dance floor for their first dance as Husband and Wife. They had The Live Lounge wedding band sing their first dance song. We love live music on a wedding day! This lead to the dance floor opening where guests joined the couple to get the party started.
The Finishing Touch team had a great time capturing your wedding day. Thank you for choosing us to be part of your special day!

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Fusion Wedding Photography at The Belfry Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

Wedding Photography and Video at The Belfry Hotel // Pheobe & Sanj

Sanj and Phoebe were married in a lovely civil ceremony at The Belfry Hotel & Golf Resort in Sutton Coldfield. Phoebe got ready at The Belfry assisted by her very proud Mum and bridesmaids. She wore a stunning white dress, beautifully embellished from the waist up, both front and back, while her bridesmaids wore vibrant coral dresses. Phoebe personalised her Miss KG wedding shoes from Kurt Geiger with blue diamanté  “I Do” stickers on the soles! 

Once the couple shared their vows and said their “I Do’s” they headed to the grounds for a short photo session with family and friends, giving their guests a chance to congratulate the newly married couple on tying the knot. Once inside their reception hall guests were seated for the wedding breakfast and speeches. After speeches, we took Sanj and Phoebe around the grounds of The Belfry for their “Bride & Groom” photoshoot. The Belfry has a world famous golf course, a beautiful lake and attractive bridge that was the perfect setting for their photoshoot. Their transport was a golf buggy which made for some rather fun photo’s as can be seen below!

Once the couple returned to the venue they cut their lovely gold and white wedding cake before heading onto the dance floor for their first dance as Mr and Mrs. The music was provided by Perfect Soundz DJ’s. Sanj and Phoebe slipped away during their evening party to change into their traditional Asian party outfits. Sanj wore a lovely white sherwani with magenta piping to match Phoebe’s stunning magenta Indian Lengha, embellished with lots of sparkly diamanté. Just beautiful!! We snuck the couple away again for a quick  photoshoot in their new traditional outfits before they headed back onto the dance floor for their lively party!

We had such a great time at Sanj and Phoebe’s wedding at one of our favourite venues!! It was full of fun, laughter and love and we can’t thank the lovely newlyweds enough for choosing us to be part of their big day!

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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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Wedding Photography at Stourbridge Golf Club

Wedding Photography in Stourbridge // Kiera & Jake

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Kiera and Jake had their lovely wedding at the Holy Trinity church in Belbroughton followed by their reception at Stourbridge Golf Club. Keira got ready at home in her lovely family cottage with her bridesmaids and close loved ones before heading to the church to meet her Husband to be. We managed to capture some lovely shots of Kiera, her parents and her beautiful bridesmaids at home before heading to the church, where one of our other photographers were focusing on capturing the Groom and his Groomsmen. 

After the couple shared their vows and officially tied the knot, we took formal group shots of the guests with the newlyweds outside the church. We loved how adorable Kiera and her son were for a handful of photographs. Once all the guests made their way to the reception venue, Kiera and Jake had some couple photographs done around the grounds of the church. It was a lovely sunny day and we wanted to make use of the stunning church surroundings. 

The newlyweds made their way to Stourbridge Golf Club where we took more couple photographs before they made their grand entrance. Once seated, and after their wedding breakfast, speeches were given by the couple’s nearest and dearest including Jake himself. After speeches, we took the couple outside once again for a handful more couple photographs before Kiera decided to get changed into another dress. 

The duple re-entered the venue to cut their cake and have their first dance as husband and wife. We adored this elegant classic English wedding. Thank you for choosing The Finishing Touch to capture your special day. 

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Fusion Wedding Photography at Brokencote Hall, Kidderminster

Wedding Photography & Video at Brokencote Hall // Aubane & Buzz

Buzz and Aubane married at St. Mary’s Church in Harvington, a quaint little church in a scenic location. Aubane got ready at Brockencote Hall, which was also the couple’s wedding reception venue along with her bridesmaids and close family. The moment we saw the bridesmaids unique, vibrant dress colour we knew this couple had stamped their personalities all over their wedding day. We had two of our team members at the church to greet Buzz and capture his arrival. Buzz’s groomsmen wore grey suits with lime green accents. Buzz’s brother gave us the heads up that our lovely groom would be arriving in his car, which was his prize possession, a sporty Nissan GT-R. Buzz wore a vibrant lime green suit jacket with grey trousers, which matched the Bridesmaids dresses and the details the groomsmen wore. 

When Buzz arrived, we captured a few shots of him and his groomsmen in the Church gardens before they headed into the church to await the Brides arrival. We noticed that Buzz had two dogs, Link and Zelda who were dressed as a little bride and groom too! How cute! That was a first for us, along with the colour scheme of the day!

Aubane arrived and her bridesmaids made their entrance into the church. Aubane’s dad gave her away and the two walked down to music from the video game “The Legend of Zelda”… so thats where we heard the names of Buzz’s dogs before! We do love a wedding that oozes personality! 

Once the couple said their “I Do’s” they headed out of the church and were greeted with a mix of confetti and a butterfly release. While we captured the main group formal photographs with the couples loved ones, some of our team headed to Brockencote Hall to make a start on capturing the reception details. Again, we were greeted with lots of vibrant greens for the table and venue decor. While guests mingled over canapés and champagne, a magician Nick Rushton went round to entertain the guests and a jazz band  also played a few songs in the background. When Aubane and Buzz arrived to the venue, we took them off for a quick couple’s photoshoot around the Brockencote grounds. Guests were seated for the wedding breakfast and awaited the grand entrance of the couple. After their emotional speeches the couple went off to mingle with their guests again while their DJ began to set up. Buzz was surprised by a car shaped ice luge, just in time for their evening party to kick off. 

Buzz and Aubane took the dance floor for their first dance, which lead onto the dance floor being open for the guests to celebrate with them. Another surprise in store for the couple were traditional Bhangra dancers Gabhru Panjab De that came to do an energetic performance for the couple and their guests. As the sun set and it became darker, the couple headed outside with some of their guests to cut their wedding cake, while sparklers were handed out. This reception was full of entertainment, which kept us on our toes throughout the day. 

We had a fab time capturing this wedding and it will one we remember for sure! Thank you Aubane and Buzz for choosing us to be part of your wedding day!

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Wedding Photography at Shustoke Barns // Darrell & Paul

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Paul and Darrell were married at the lovely Shustoke Farm Barns https://www.crippsshustoke.com/ in Coleshill. Before arriving at the venue, the couple both got ready at the http://www.manorhotelmeriden.co.uk/ with their nearest and dearest. Darrell grew up watching the 1970’s sitcom On The Buses, so channelled his inner “Blakey” with hiring a restored vintage green double decker bus from Bristol Omnibus Collection to transport them and their guests to their wedding venue. Once the guests were seated at Shustoke Farm Barns, the couple walked hand in hand into their wedding ceremony, to exchange their vows.
Once the registrar announced the couple were officially married they walked back down the aisle and were congratulated by guests outside the venue. Luckily, we had a lovely sunny day to capture their group photographs while guests mingled, with canapés and champagne. The couple always knew that the vintage bus would be a big part of their day, so this was incorporated not only into the group formal photographs but also the couple’s portrait session. We think this is THE best prop we’ve had at a wedding!
Once guests were seated for the wedding breakfast, Paul and Darrell surprised everyone with announcing that one person from each table would put on chef’s hat and apron to carve the delicious roast, and serve the food to their table. We love a wedding with surprises!
After speeches, the couple had a chance to mingle a little more before their first dance. One of their work colleagues came scurrying over with a toilet roll cake! Come on now guys… we need to hear the story behind this inside joke!
Paul and Darrell returned to the venue to cut their yummy cake. Three dreamy wedding cakes in three lovely flavours… did we mention we’re big fans of cake over here! Paul and Darrell stepped onto the dance floor to have their first dance as a newly married couple before inviting their guests to join them. We honestly had such a great time at this very happy and fun wedding. Thank you for choosing us to be part of your wedding celebrations.

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Wedding Photography and Video at Coombe Abbey // Jenny & Matthew

We had the pleasure of photographing and filming the wedding of Jennifer and Matthew at beautiful  Coombe Abbey in Coventry.  This wedding was full of surprises. We LOVE surprises! Jen got ready at her parent’s house along with her bridesmaids. She was surprised when given a gift from Matt, which had everyone in tears! Jen wore an elegant white Enzoani wedding gown with a bespoke veil from “Sew Chic by Helen” and her bridesmaids wore lovely long dresses in a duck-egg blue colour from “Wedding Belles of Four Oaks”.  The girls hair was styled by the incredible Nat from Bridal Hair Specialists and make-up was by Aleksandra at Guz Makeup Artist. Jen’s bespoke hair piece, which was beautifully crafted to match her dress was made by by http://www.melancholymagpie.com/ Once the Bride and her girls were ready we took them out into the garden of her parents lovely home for some photographs.

Matt opted to get ready at Coombe Abbey with his father and close relatives. This pair were such a great match as Jen had surprised Matt with a gift and card too! Once our lovely groom was ready we took him and his groomsmen around the grounds of the venue for some photographs of them all looking sharp in their suits before they headed into the ceremony room to await Jen’s arrival.

Jen’s Dad proudly walked her down the aisle and the couple began their wedding ceremony. Once the couple’s “I Do’s” were official, they headed outside for their group photo’s whilst their guests mingled and were treated to champagne and canapés. Once the group shots were completed, we snuck Jenny and Matt away for a “Newly Wed’s” photoshoot session around the stunning Coombe Abbey grounds. 

Coombe Abbey has a beautiful grand marquee which was where Jen & Matt hosted their wedding breakfast and reception party. The marquee was beautifully decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements from http://www.pumpkinevents.co.uk/ Once they had made their grand entrance, the couple sat down for speeches and a meal catered by Five Rivers, who also provided the canapés. Such yummy food! They also had a traditional ice cream cart on site provided by Lee’s Ice Dreams. Luckily, our notorious English weather was sunny and perfect for ice-cream.

Jen and Matt changed their clothes into traditional Indian outfits after their meal. The bride wore a stunning pink and gold lengha while Matt opted to wear a black suit with a pink waist jacket to match Jen’s outfit. Simply stunning! When they entered the party they headed straight for their beautiful white and gold blush cake http://celebration-cakes.co.uk/ for their cake cutting ceremony. This lead onto their first dance before being entertained as traditional Punjabi folk dancers dancers http://www.nachdasansaar.com/ took centre stage. The dance group got the Bride and Groom involved with part of the dance routine. What Jenny didn’t know was that Matt had practised a short routine in secret with the dance group so when Jen returned to her seat to watch the dancers, Matt stayed and danced away in sync with the group! Jen’s jaw hit the floor, she was so surprised. Once the party had quietened down a little, we took Jen and Matt outside to capture some lovely photographs of the newlyweds in their beautiful Indian party outfits. We loved every moment of Jen and Matt’s beautiful wedding ceremony and reception party! It was fun, vibrant and full of surprises. Thank you for making The Finishing Touch team part of your special day.”

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Wedding Photography and Videography at Alrewas Hayes // Nav & Jenna

They tied the knot at the beautiful Alrewas Hayes in Burton-On-Trent. Nav and Jenna spent 10 years together and their journey as Husband and Wife began on a sunny day in May 2016. 
 
Jenna got ready at Wychnor Country Club along with her Bridesmaids and Mother. She chose a beautiful, fitted fishtail wedding dress with a slight blush tone. It was laced with white details and a classic long veil, while her bridesmaids wore blush pink tones. Jenna’s Make Up Artist Kerry Bains finished off her look with a soft and subtle makeup look.  Nav got ready at his parents’ home in Coventry along with his Groomsmen. They all wore fitted grey suites with blush tone details to match the Bridal party. 
 
When Jenna arrived at Alrewas Hayes, her Father was overwhelmed at seeing his stunning daughter as a Bride and couldn’t hold back the tears. Tissues at the ready for the Finishing Touch team!
 
The couple exchanged their vows in The Gallery suite during an intimate civil ceremony, followed by their wedding breakfast in the lakeside marquee. 
 
After the newlyweds had their couple’s photoshoot, Jenna and Nav headed off to their Bridal Suite to have a rest and get changed for their evening reception party. Jenna changed into a stunning red Indian Bridal outfit while Nav put on a dark 3 piece suit with a red tie and pocket square details to match Jenna’s outfit. The talented Kerry Bains came back to change Jenna’s make up to compliment her outfit with a gold smokey eye and nude lip. 
 
The couple had their big fat Indian reception party in the bigger marquee on the Alrewas Hayes grounds. They chose a gold theme with beautiful huge centre pieces created by the decor company Mahir’s Expereince The beautiful couple shared a 2nd dance together before their guests joined them on the dance floor. The Finishing Touch couldn’t have had a more perfect day with Nav, Jenna and their lovely welcoming families. We are truly grateful for being chosen to film and photograph your special day.

Wedding Photography and Video at Stoneleigh Abbey // Nicole & Mike

Mike and Nicole were one of our lovely March 2016 couples. They married in lovely civil ceremony, which took place in the Orangery of the stunning Stoneleigh Abbey in Kenilworth. Both Mike and Nicole got ready at their family homes, surrounded by their nearest and dearest.  Mike surprised Nicole with lots of pre-planned gifts before she got ready. What a great capture! Nicole wore a beautiful princess style white dress and her bridesmaids wore long fuchsia coloured dresses.  

While Mike made his way to Stoneleigh Abbey in a swanky white Bentley, we took portraits and video footage of Nicole with her family and bridesmaids at home. Before entering the orangery, we took Mike out for some Groom shots and captured some images of him with his family outside the venue, As the orangery began to fill up, we could see Mike anxiously awaiting his beautiful Bride’s arrival. Nicole walked down the aisle with both her parents at her side. Oh the emotions were high but it made a great capture for their wedding video and photographs. 

Once the couple became official newlyweds, we took them outside for their loved ones to shower them with confetti, before taking them outside for their couple’s photoshoot. It was a blustry and cold day, so Mike and Nicole were troopers, braving the weather and allowing us to capture their couple’s photoshoot outside. We managed to capture some stunning shots, before heading back into the conservatory area of Stoneleigh Abbey to capture their group formal photographs. 

Guests were guided to the Wedding Breakfast area to be seated for Mike and Nicole to make their grand entrance. After their wedding breakfast, Nicole’s dad, Mike’s best man, and Mike himself gave speeches and toasted the new Mr and Mrs on their future as a married couple. After the wedding breakfast, the wedding event service, Monsoon Venue  group turned the room around for the reception party. This allowed us to take the couple for more photographs, this time making use of the stunning interior Stoneleigh Abbey has to offer. The couple proceeded to make their second grand entrance of the day to cut their wedding cake and take the dance floor for their first dance as newlyweds. 

Despite the weather, what a stunning day Mike and Nicole’s wedding was.  We can’t thank you enough for choosing The Finishing Touch team to capture your beautiful day.

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