Lucy and Sam got married in August at Christ Church, Coseley in the West Midlands before heading to the stunning Himley Hall in Staffordshire. The Hall and the Manor before it was established hundreds of years ago and King Charles I encamped on the grounds on his way to the battle of Naseby in 1645. More recently Edward the VIII first met the American socialite Wallis Simpson at the hall and they later spent their honeymoon there, what a love story that was!
Lucy found me as I had shot her friend Elyse’s wedding the year before at the same location and it was great to be back at such a beautiful venue. Although it was August it was one of those days where one minute it was raining the next it was brilliant sunshine, we had to make a hasty retreat inside after the big group shot as the heavens opened upon us. Luckily it brightened up later in the day so Lucy, Sam and I headed into the grounds for their couple portraits, at one stage Sam took a fit of giggles and couldn’t stop laughing, I love the sequence of those shots.
Serendipity is important to my photography (something I thought was unfortunate, the rain) caused a better set of circumstances to unfold. As the grounds of Himley are so lovely I would probably have shot most of the bride and bridesmaids portraits outside but due to the weather we had to do them inside and because of this I got some beautiful photographs of Lucy and the bridesmaids that I’m really proud of.
The evening reception took place in a stunning room that used to house the swimming pool at the hall. The fittings and décor are reminiscent of an Art Deco cruise ship and the lighting set up is just brilliant.
I hope you enjoy looking through this small selection of Lucy and Sam’s day. When finished why not check out some of my wedding portfolio.