Chaddesley Corbett was the location for this very traditional yet unique wedding between Callum and Charlotte in June.
Despite the recent heat wave and blistering sun, the weather turned on us and it was a rainy spring day in June for wedding photos of a ceremony at St. Casssian's Church in Chaddesley Corbett. We started out capturing bridal prep photos at the bride's parents' house not far from the church. She was transported to the ceremony in a carriage pulled by four horses, which had always been her dream since she was a little girl.
Unfortunately, church restrictions meant I had to stay seated at the back for the duration of the ceremony and wasn't allowed to take photos until the signing of the register. (This is something to discuss before your ceremony with the registrar, vicar or celebrant to make any photography/videography restrictions clear as it could really affect how your day is captured.) That meant that natural, emotional photos of the exchanging of the rings and the first kiss weren't captured, but we still managed to make the most of the parts we were allowed to photograph including the bride walking down the aisle and the groom's reaction to seeing her for the first time.
The day flowed from a midday ceremony at St. Cassian's through to a grand reception at Brockencote Hall where Charlotte and Callum made a spectacular entrance in a horse carriage. After confetti on the steps to welcome them into Brockencote everyone enjoyed some drinks and the soothing tones of a saxophonist in the bar at the back of the Hall.
Once everyone had settled into the day at Brockencote, we did some natural couples' portraits and some indoor group wedding photos, which were particularly fun to capture! Rainy-day wedding photos were off the cards by the time the evening came and the wedding breakfast had been devoured, as a full rainbow came out in a bright orange and pink sky, making for spectacular outdoor photos of the couple to finish the day off. Tashan from Midlands Pro DJ played an eclectic mix of house, old school garage and R&B as well as classic party bangers which really got the party started!