Somerford Hall Wedding Photographer

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

Winstanley House Wedding Photography

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 Photography at Nuneaton Registry Office

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.

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please contact the studio on 01827 215 707 or click here.

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.”

The Ceremony

Waiting for the Bride / Mum

The Kiss

Portraiture at the Reception

Cheeky Chappy

The Cake  



Wedding Photography at Birtsmorton Court

Wedding of Amie and Ross at Birtsmorton Court

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.

For more information on our wedding photography service, please click here. To discuss your wedding photography, please call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707, or click to contact us.

The Ceremony

Portraiture in the Grounds

Special shot – speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil

Warming up by the fire

The Cake!

First Dance

 



Wedding at The School House

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.

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please click here to contact us.

Bridal Preps

Here come the boys


The Ceremony

Portraiture at The School House

Visit to see Grandmother

Cutting of the Cake

First Dance

 



Wedding at St Mary’s Guildhall

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.

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please click here to contact us.

Ceremony in The Great Hall

  

The Courtyard

  

The Former Cathedral

 

 

 



Wedding at The Alexandra Court Hotel

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.

If you would like more information on our wedding photography, please click here to contact us.

Getting Ready

  

Arrivals

 

The Ceremony 

   

Confetti 

The Cake

 

 



Wedding at Moxhull Hall

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              

The Ceremony

 

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.

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Farm Wedding in Nuneaton

Jamie-Leigh and Pete’s Farm Wedding

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.

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Wedding at The Plough and Harrow, Birmingham

Wedding Photography for Jasmin and Klaus

On 3 June 2017, we had the pleasure of providing the wedding photography for Jasmin and Klaus at The Plough and Harrow Hotel in Birmingham. 

The happy couple were joined by their family and friends, many of which had flown in from Germany. The ceremony was held at St Dunstan’s in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Followed by Reception at the stunning Plough and Harrow Hotel. The hotel’s Victorian architecture offers a beautiful backdrop to group photos and Bridal portraiture. We very much like working at this venue, the staff are excellent to work alongside and co-ordinated with great precision. 

The day was very relaxed, and thoroughly enjoyed by all. As the couple are from Germany, some of their customs were incorporated in their day. Such as having the speeches in between courses, which worked really well. One of our customs that did take them by surprise was when I jumped in the front seat of the car to take their photo before leaving the chapel. This is one of my favourite shots, so it had to be done. 

Below are few of our favourite shots from the day. We would like to thank Jasmin and Klaus for choosing Philip Charles Photography and wish you all the best for your future together. 

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please contact Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707. Or scroll down to the enquiry form.

             

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