Some couples are so caught up in all the excitement of planning a wedding, that they get carried away with the intricate details of the candy cart, or where their guests should be sitting during the meal and lose sight of what the big day is all about. Not Holly and James.
This marriage, in the stunning Handsworth Church, was all about the couple and what their love means to them. Their exchange of vows was one of the most moving I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t just the bride with wet eyes, but half the guests as well.
After the beautiful ceremony, we took a few posed family shots and bride and groom portraits outside in the sunshine. There was a definite chill in the air, but the autumnal trees made for a very pretty backdrop. Then it was time for the newlyweds to climb back into their vintage car and head over to the reception venue; Cubley Hall.
The rustically decorated room at Cubley Hall had an autumn theme with red, brown and gold leaves, as well as pumpkins and quint little twig arrangements, but the grounds were just as impressive. Holly, James and I went for a walk around the gardens and took quite a few pictures of the sun setting behind the pagoda.
After the meal, it was time for the speeches, cake cutting and a chance for everyone to join in the ceilidh. All the family and friends got stuck in and did a great job of following the instructions. I would like to raise a toast to a very memorable couple and wish them well in their life together.
Holly's Supplier Shoutout: