Alice and Andrew’s wedding venue was local to home for me & a firm favourite that I always enjoy working at. I was providing wedding photography at Castle Bromwich Hall, a stunning Grade 1 listed, 16th Century manor hotel in Birmingham.
On arrival at the Hall I met up with Alice in the ‘State Room’, which in my opinion has to be one of the finest bridal suites in the Midlands. This room once slept the late Queen Elizabeth 1 and was certainly a very grand room for Alice’s bridal prep! As ceremony time was approaching Alice and her father had a few photos taken on the feature staircase and in the elegant drawing room before the bridal party left for church.
Alice and Andrew’s wedding ceremony was taking place at St Mary and St Margaret’s Church, located adjacent to the hall. This church is steeped in history, once a small Norman chapel but later re-built in its splendid neo-classical style. Fortunately the rain had just stopped as Alice and her father made the short walk from the Hall, through the gardens and into church. Andrew and the guests had all taken their seats inside this lovely setting ready for the Vicar to conduct a very enjoyable ceremony. Afterwards everyone gathered outside the church for the confetti shot and family photos.
When the wedding party arrived back at Castle Bromwich Hall some more family photos were taken in the Long Gallery before heading into the Malt House. The Malt House is a superb function room, overlooking the gardens and church. The room had been beautifully decorated and set up for everyone to enjoy the wedding breakfast and speeches.
Alice and Andrew then had a gap in proceedings and took the opportunity to stroll around the old english gardens of the hall for their portrait shots before making their way back to The Malt House for their cake cutting and first dance. Before I left, Alice and Andrew popped back outside to capture some final dramatic lit shots.