On Saturday 17th May, we had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of Rachel and Ben at St Paul’s Church in Burton Upon Trent, and Reception at Branston Golf and Country Club, also in Burton Upon Trent.
On the morning of the wedding, driving to the church, the weather was a little wet. Thankfully, as we approached, the rain stopped just in time for the guests arriving. St Paul’s church is absolutely breathtaking. One of the church officials told us about how the church was originally going to be a cathedral, which you can certainly see from inside. The ceremony was lovely, filled with laughter and love.
After the ceremony, the sun was shining brightly. We captured the family group shots the bride and groom requested in the church grounds, before heading on to the reception.
This was a new venue for us to shoot at. We love going to new venues, as it gets the creative juices flowing, exploring all the areas to make beautiful backdrops for the photos. Branston Golf Club has an abundance of areas, with the stunning dedicated bridal garden and golf buggy down to the lake and bridge. The wedding co-ordinator couldn’t have been more helpful to both the bride and groom, and us. Nothing was too much trouble.
We had a lovely day, thank you to Rachel and Ben for choosing us to capture your special day.
What Rachel and Ben had to say: “We would just like to thank both you and Phil for capturing our wedding day. The photos are beautiful and we are having a tough time selecting the ones for our album! You made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the day.”
On Saturday 2nd February 2019, we had the pleasure of providing wedding photography for Leanne and Freddy at the stunning wedding venue, Somerford Hall in Staffordshire.
It was a true pleasure as we have met the happy couple on several occasions before. We have captured Leanne’s sister’s wedding, a family christening, and a family photo shoot session in the studio. Therefore, we jumped at the chance to capture their wedding.
On the big day, both of us (Phil and Vicky) were there to capture every detail from the bride getting ready, through to the couple’s first dance. As it was the beginning of February, it was guaranteed to be a bit chilly. After the ceremony, we headed outside for the group shots. As it was a little cold, we headed back indoors to take some portraits of the bride and groom to let them warm up. Somerford Hall has many areas inside to provide stunning backdrops for the bridal portraiture including the Bridal Suite, staircase, and entrance hall.
Below are just a few images from their special day. We would like to thank Leanne and Freddy for choosing us to record your wedding. For more information on our Wedding Photography service, click here
On Saturday 29th December, we had the pleasure of photographing Sian and Tom’s wedding day at the stunning Winstanley House, Leicester.
I met with Sian and Tom a couple of weeks before the big day to have a chat about their wedding photography, to allow me to plan out the shots they wanted without compromising their time with their guests. Sian did mention that she does not feel comfortable in front of the camera, which I took on board.
On the day, both myself and Phil joined the happy couple and their guests to celebrate and capture their day. As the ceremony was at 3pm, we were a little restricted on time to get the outdoor group shots and portraits done before it went dark. We did it, giving the Bride and Groom plenty of time to enjoy a glass (or two) of fizz and mingle with their guests before they sat down for dinner.
At night, the manor house is lit up beautifully. Therefore we could not miss the opportunity for some nighttime portraits. Below are just a few of our favourite shots.
We would like to thank Sian and Tom for choosing us to capture your special day and wish you all the happiness in the world.
Wedding of Helen and Glen at Nuneaton Registry Office and Wishaw Country Club
On 7th April 2018 we had the pleasure of providing the wedding photography for Helen and Glen. The ceremony was held at Nuneaton Registry Office, followed by Reception at Wishaw Country Sports Club.
The day started a little bit wet. Well more accurately, it was chucking it down just before the ceremony, whilst we took shelter under a tree. Thankfully, just as the guests were starting to arrive, the rain stopped. The bride and groom arrived together with their two boys, which was lovely to see the family start the proceedings all together. The ceremony was beautiful, surrounded by their family and closest friends. Following the I do’s, the registrars opened the front doors which lead straight out in to Riversley Park. The park is beautiful, providing many different backdrops for photos. A few group shots were taken before the wedding party moved on to the Reception.
The reception was held in the barn at Wishaw Country Club. This is a stunning barn conversion for weddings with bar area, and large function room. The room was decorated with the couple’s vintage country theme throughout, with a few personal touches too. The driveway was a great location for the bridal portraiture.
Below are just a few of the images from the big day. We would like to thank Helen and Glen for involving us in your special day and wish you and the boys all the best for the future.
Message from the Bride: “We can highly recommend Philip Charles Photography. From day one of enquiry we were treated in a friendly yet professional manner. Phil and Vicky have answered all the questions I threw at them and were even kind enough to adapt to our day and give us our own special package to suit us. No other local photographer would be willing to do this! On the day they were fab, straight away put our nerves at bay. Throughout the day they took lots of photos some group, couple and my favourite the natural ones. Thank you Phil and Vicky were looking forward to picking our album up soon.”
On 14th December 2017, we made the journey to Birtsmorton Court, near Malvern in Worcestershire, to capture the wedding of Amie and Ross. A little further away than our usual area, but it was certainly worth it!
The venue dates back to 1241, with stunning architecture and gardens. It also has its very own church in the grounds. There are very few venues which give you the option of a church ceremony or civil ceremony. Amie and Ross had their ceremony in the church, which is stunning and was a lovely service. Following the ‘I do’s’, on a very chilly, snowy day, we headed into the breathtaking gardens for the group shots and Bridal portraiture. To warm up, we headed back inside to the roaring fire place and Christmas tree, which provided a great back drop. The theme of the day was Beauty and the Beast, which was executed brilliantly, with very apt table centre pieces and an amazing cake (check out the cake below).
A couple of weeks before the big day, we met with the happy couple to discuss their photography and create a personalised shot list, as we do with all of our couples. They asked for one particular shot very personal to them, which I have included in a small selection of images from the day. We would like to thank Amie and Ross for choosing us to record your special day.
Wedding of Natasha and Tom at The School House, Lichfield
On Friday 15th December 2017, we had the pleasure of covering the wedding of Natasha and Tom. The ceremony was held at the beautiful St Chad’s Church in Hopwas, followed by Reception at The School House in Lichfield.
On the morning of the wedding we threw open the curtains to find snow! As a photographer about to photograph the most important day of a couple’s life, seeing snow certainly gives you a funny feeling in your stomach. We joined the bride at home to capture the preparations, spirits were certainly high.
Following the “I do’s” at St Chads Church and a few photos, we moved on to The School House. The venue was decorated beautifully in Christmas theme, with lots of red and balloon Santa’s. It truly was a family event with lots of entertainment for the children by Weddings by Thelma.
Unfortunately, the Bride’s grandmother was unable to attend the wedding, as she was in hospital very poorly. The bride wanted to see her Grandmother on her special day, so the couple sacrificed some of their photography time to go to the hospital to visit her. Phil asked if they would like him to accompany them to get a portrait with her, which they jumped at. It was such a privilege to be part of this special moment with the family, and one we will always remember.
We returned to the reception to carry on the celebrations.
Below are a few images from the day. We would like to thank Natasha and Tom for choosing us to be part of your very special wedding day, and wish you and your lovely family all the very best for the future.
Mel and Paul’s Wedding Ceremony at St Mary’s Guildhall
The historic St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry hosted the wedding ceremony of the lovely Mel and Paul on 25th August 2017. We had the pleasure of providing their wedding photography.
St Mary’s Guildhall was built over 700 years ago, and you truly do feel like you step back in history. The venue is amazing, providing a stunning backdrop for photographs. As a superb addition to the venue, directly opposite is the ruins of the former Cathedral Church of St Michael.
The ceremony was held in The Great Hall, which was filled with love, laughter and lots of happy tears. Following the ‘I do’s’ we all headed to the courtyard in to the glorious sunshine to capture the couple’s family and friends, and also the Bride and Groom’s portraiture shots. Using the ruins of the former cathedral was a must for some of the portraiture shots.
Thank you to Mel and Paul for choosing Philip Charles Photography to capture your special day. Below are a few of our favourite images.
Amy & Andrew’s Wedding at The Alexandra Court Hotel, Congleton
On 5th August 2017, we had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of Amy and Andrew, held at The Alexandra Court Hotel in Congleton.
This is a little further afield than our other wedding venues, but it was certainly worth the journey. Amy and Andrew are such a lovely couple, we would have travelled even further to be part of their day. We provided full day coverage from the bridal party getting ready in the hotel, through to the first dance. The ceremony was conducted outside in the beautiful grounds, luckily the weather was glorious. The couple wanted very relaxed, candid photos recording the day as it happened.
The showstopper had to be the cake! Amy and Andrew love books, therefore the theme was based around their favourite novels. The table centre pieces were stacked books, and the cake …… take a look for yourself in the images below from the day.
Masquerade Wedding at Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield
On 15th June, we had the pleasure of capturing Anne-Marie and Roy’s special day at Moxhull Hall in Sutton Coldfield.
The theme of the wedding was Masquerade, which was absolutely fantastic. All of their family and friends embraced the theme, wearing masks in every colour and style possible. The bride looked stunning in blue and green, with peacock feathers. The ceremony took place in Calliope’s Garden under the gazebo. The weather was certainly on the happy couple’s side with glorious sunshine. Walking down the aisle, the Bridesmaid and Page Boys put on an excellent show, announcing the Bride’s arrival. As a personal touch to the service, the Groom walked up to meet his Bride, to walk down the aisle together, which was truly lovely.
After the ceremony, as an added personal touch, a gold picture frame and chalk boards were waiting for us at Reception. In place of a Guest Book, the Bride and Groom wanted their guests to write a message on the chalk board and have their photograph taken in the frame. These shots were arranged and taken by Vicky, whilst Phil was with the Bride and Groom doing their portraiture.
Below are some of the images from their day.
Bridesmaid & Page Boys Announcing the Bride’s arrival
Groom meeting his Bride
Portraiture in the stunning gardens
The Golden Frame
If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707, or complete the below enquiry form.
On 1st July, we had the absolute pleasure of providing wedding photography for Jamie-Leigh and Pete’s farm wedding. The ceremony was conducted at Nettle Hill in Coventry followed by reception on their farm in Nuneaton.
This was a truly traditional farm wedding. The theme execution was absolutely spot on, with every attention to detail. The work that the couple put in to make the farm into a perfect wedding venue was immense. They built a haystack stage for the entertainment to perform on, built a swing and bridge over the pond for the photographs, dressed the marquee superbly, and even built a bar using an old box trailer.This was a dream wedding to photograph with so many shot opportunities.
Here are just a few of the images.
Bridal party arriving by tractor – superb start to the day!
The ceremony was intimate and lovely
The Groom being coy with the kiss, but don’t worry, we caught it from the back of the room. The advantage of two ‘togs’ being there to capture different view points.
Travelling in style, from tractor to the very rare Polaris
Stunning portraiture on the purpose built bridge and swing
The confetti shot
The cake, love it!
Traditional barn dance by the bridal party kicked off the evening party.
This will be one of our most memorable weddings. Thank you so much to Jamie-Leigh and Pete for choosing us to record your special day. Note to the couple – as mentioned on the day, you should open this up as a wedding venue – it’s amazing!!
If you would like to contact us about capturing your special day, please contact Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707 or send us a message.