The day started off at Elaine’s parents house where herself and the bridesmaids were getting ready. It was great to see Sara again, who’s wedding I shot last Autumn, and I was made to feel very welcome by Elaine’s family.
Time soon slipped by and it wasn’t long before Elaine was getting into her dress ready to depart for the church.
Wedding ceremony at St Mary’s Church Swynnerton
This was my first time shooting a wedding at St Mary’s church in Swynnerton. The ceremony was actually conducted by Elaine’s uncle, who is a vicar from another parish. It’s always great when family or friends are able to conduct the ceremony as it’s just that little bit more personal.
The rules at this church were for me to shoot from the back during the ceremony, so I wasn’t able to get too many expressions. But as soon as the couple turned towards each other you could see the emotion in their faces.
Weddings at Slaters country inn
After the ceremony it was over to Slaters for the reception. I’ve shot a good number of weddings at Slaters over years and it’s been great to see how the venue has improved with additions to the gardens such as the wedding house and gazebo. Slaters is a relatively small venue with limited grounds but with a little creativity there are some great shots to be had.
Elaine had booked a magician to entertain the guests during the reception and some of his card tricks were mind blowing. I’m a huge fan of magic and its great to see it becoming more popular at weddings, it’s also a prime opportunity to capture some great guest reactions.
I have to give a special mention to the lego theme. I think this is the first time I’ve had lego as a wedding theme and I have to say it worked surprisingly well!
All in all another great wedding with a super cool couple. If you’re panning a wedding at Slaters, or anywhere else, please do get in touch to have a chat about your wedding photography.