I started my day making my way over to Dionne and Ken’s house to meet up with Dionne. The house was a hive of activity with a really happy atmosphere as Dionne and the bridal party enjoyed their bridal prep.
I then just had time to catch up with Ken and his groomsmen before the ceremony, as they got ready just round the corner from church.
Dionne and Ken’s wedding ceremony was being held at All Saints Parish Church, West Bromwich. This charming church dates back to 1871 and within its interior there is a beautiful mosaic along the west wall depicting Christ blessing the little children. The mosaic is a memorial to those who gave their lives in the First World War. As Ken and the guests had gathered inside they were treated to the sound of the Gospel singers as they eagerly awaited Dionne’s arrival into church with her father. The vicar conducted a thoroughly enjoyable service made even more uplifting with the sound of the gospel music adding to the happy occasion.
After the ceremony family photos were taken before everyone headed over the to the Forest of Arden. Dionne and Ken’s reception was being held in the spacious outdoor marque set inthe picturesque grounds of the hotel. This luxurious hotel and country club is located in peaceful countryside just outside Meriden. On arrival everyone enjoyed a drinks reception & then the guests got ready on the balconies of the hotel foyer to capture Dionne and Ken’s confetti shot.
The wedding breakfast was then held in the marquee, great food and speeches followed by the entertainment, courtesy of Dionne and Ken’s Mr and Mrs competition 🙂
Leaving the guests for a little while I took Dionne and Ken out on to the golf course. The lovely surroundings and early evening light provided a great opportunity for some portrait shots.
It was soon time to get the evening celebrations in full swing and Dionne and Ken certainly did this with their lively first dance 🙂 It wasn’t long before all the guests were up on the dance floor too. I just had a chance to borrow the happy couple for a sunset shot before leaving everybody to their celebrations.