Wedding Locations: Medieval Grammar School, St Nicolas Place, King's Norton. The Plough, Harborne.
Wedding Photography Coverage: 7 hours.
Here is the story of Tony and Lisa's wedding. Two of the most down to earth people you could ever meet. I was thrilled to bits when they chose me for their unique day.
Their wedding took place on one of those typical English Springtime days that have glimpses of warm sunshine with the odd splash of rain. It wasn't, however, a typical wedding! No best man, no bridesmaids, no bouquet, no makeup artist, no wedding car, no wedding cake, no DJ, no first dance, and no grand reception - just `what ever you fancy` pub grub at their local boozer whenever you felt hungry. In fact the only typical thing about their wedding day was the weather!
Relaxed, fun photography was the brief with just the odd few casual formals thrown in for the older members of the family to frame and put on the mantelpiece! They wanted the day to just naturally flow. No set times or structured plan of events to follow. No clock watching or pressure to be on time. Just laid-back and relaxed.
I started with Lisa in the morning for some 'getting ready' photos and stayed with them into the earlier evening at the pub. Only very close family and friends were invited to share their day.
Tony & Lisa made me feel like old friends as they tempted me to dine with them at the pub afterwards. Something I'm regularly offered to do but unfortunately never get the chance to take advantage of. My work doesn't finish when I stop clicking the shutter and pack the cameras away!
Their ceremony was held upstairs at the Old Medieval Grammar School tucked away in a quiet corner within the grounds of the oldest church in Birmingham. The very popular St Nicolas' Church in Kings Norton. This quirky little venue is part of Saint Nicolas Place on King’s Norton Green, and as a group, it forms the biggest hub of medieval buildings within Birmingham. They had some nibbles and drinks laid-on for all their guests after the ceremony downstairs.
Weddings during Springtime are always colourful. A beautiful display of tree blossom leads the way along the path through the churchyard to the school. They really wanted this reflected in some of their photos. The Old Grammar School is perfectly suited for small intimate wedding ceremonies like this one and together with the churchyard, they both make ideal backdrops for wedding photography.
It was such a chilled out wedding. If you think you need all the trappings of a modern wedding to make it a special day, think again, all you really need is a pledge of love!
Below are the comments I received from them.
"Hiya. Wow!!!! We've just looked through the pics and watched the slideshow and are blown away. You're amazing and have done a great job. We're so thrilled, I can't even tell you! Thank you so, so much and we look forward to the online gallery so we can share all the pics with everyone xx :)"