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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Hindu & Chinese Wedding Photography at Grand Station// Leanne & Kwok

Kwok and Leanne married at Grand Station Banqueting Suite in Wolverhampton. Leanne got ready at home and Kwok headed to the venue to finish off his last preparations, where two of our team were waiting to capture Kwok and his family arriving.
The couple had a civil ceremony followed by a hindu ceremony within Grand Central. For the civil ceremony, Leanne wore a lovely 2 piece outfit. The top was a silver and blush sequin blouse with a blush pink skirt to compliment the blush and white flowers and the bridesmaids’ pink blush dresses. Ravita Pannu created the 2 very different, beautiful makeup and hair looks.
After the civil ceremony the couple had a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, where Kwok’s family give the couple gifts and share herbal tea. Once the couple were officially married, they had a few family photographs outside the venue and a break where a small breakfast was served. This allowed Kwok and Leanne some time to get changed for the traditional Hindu wedding.
For the Hindu wedding, Leanne wore a stunning traditional indian wedding lengha, which was mainly red but full of vibrant blues and oranges. Kwok wore a traditional indian wedding sherwani in blues, yellows and gold detailing. Once the wedding finished, the couple and their guests head back to the foyer area where there was a drinks reception, canapés and a little Photo Booth set up. We had the opportunity to float around and capture guests mingling as well as take some shots of the decor and details within the reception hall.
The couple made their entrance straight to the cake table, where they had photographs with friends and family feeding them cake. Starters came out, which lead to the could sitting down for speeches. Both Kwok and his best man gave heartfelt and funny speeches. After speeches the couple stepped onto the dance floor to take their first dance as husband and wife. They danced to Coldplay’s Magic and the dance floor soon opened for ally he guests to join them.
Thank you for having us be part of your day Kwok and Leanne. We wish you a wonderful married life.

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 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.

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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Fusion Wedding Photography at Coombe Abbey

Wedding Photography and Videography 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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