Alrewas Hayes Glamorous Wedding - Georgia & Danny

I am SO excited to share this wedding! I’ve spent the last few days (one of which involved staying up until 2AM) to finish this & whilst I was editing I was actually saying “thank you, thank you” over & over in my head as I really do feel privileged I got to photograph Georgia & Danny’s day. You may have read one of my recent blogs about my ‘Wedding Photography Bucket List’, well if I were to do a new list ‘Georgia & Danny’ would be a part of it. I would make up a category just for them! Humble, beautiful, positive, kind, relaxed, funny & totally in the moment. These were the qualities of Georgia & Danny all through their gorgeous day which started at All Saints' Church, Four Oaks followed by a reception at Alrewas Hayes. However I know these qualities they posses every day, as it was made obvious by the amount of friends & family who surrounded them with so much love, & how I couldn’t help but feel happy in their company. I know this all sounds so cheesy, & cheesy is something I am not, but this is honestly all coming from my heart! I ABSOLUTELY BLOOMIN LOVED this wedding.

I dropped Rob to the boys at Georgia & Danny’s house in the morning then I went on to Georgia’s parents house where she was getting ready with her bridesmaids. Considering there was quite a lot of people in the house, there wasn’t one ounce of stress, everyone was smiling & everything was calm. Georgia’s makeup was already done which meant she got into her dress with plenty of time to spare & I was lucky enough to spend time taking some bridal portraits & makeup touch up shots. I have said this before but honestly, getting into your dress earlier makes so much difference, not just from a photo perspective but just to elevate any last minute stresses. As I was photographing Georgia I think I did fall slightly in love, so asked if she would marry me instead, & Danny could have Rob..... but, as I am writing the blog of their wedding you can see that didn’t happen. Never mind. 

Once I arrived at the church the rain had started but as you can see from Georgia’s face getting out of the car - NOTHING fazed her. Umbrella? Nope! Whilst I was waiting at the front with Danny I told him to prepare himself for how beautiful she looked. So I wasn’t surprised at all by his tearful reaction when she walked in, then once he had gathered himself he turned to me & mouthed “wow”. How lovely. It was actually like something from a film!  

Once we arrived back at Alrewas Hayes I spent some time with Georgia & Danny taking their couple portraits whilst all of the guests were still arriving. I was so glad Rob was with me as there was so much detail to photograph including PINEAPPLES (my favourite thing), so he concentrated on getting some detail shots & guests enjoying ice cream despite the on & off rain. I have got to admit, when I saw inside the marquee I was blown away. Gorgeous table linens, pineapples, tall floral centrepieces & so much more! I was also happy we got time to do some more portraits inside as I love the interior at Alrewas, especially the funky wallpaper! 

The next part of the day I am not going to speak much about as it was a wonderful surprise for all the guests. I'm afraid if I give it all away & they happen to be at other weddings you may guess it before it happens. All I will say is they had surprise singing waiters & seeing all the guests reactions was such a highlight of the day & it really got the party started, including a bride & groom dance before they even had started speeches! We managed to enjoy a glimmer of golden hour before speeches started & then once A LOT of evening guests arrived madness truly did commence. But it was amazing madness. Madness I wanted to be a part of. It's very rare I want to be a guest when I am photographing a wedding as I just get so tired, but this was one I really could've 'placed' the camera down for & grabbed a cocktail. It was also lovely & rather emotional for me to see two of my oldest friends who actually recommended me to Georgia & I am so so grateful that they did. Unfortunately we didn't manage to see much of the Bruno Mars band as they started much later but from what we heard & saw footage of afterwards, they were fantastic & carried the night through perfectly.

Georgia & Danny are wonderful human beings & I feel so lucky that I was the photographer for their day. Not only did they make us feel so welcome & treat us like guests, we were given the utmost respect from all of their guests which really makes a difference & keeps us going through what quite frankly is for us - a very long day! I will let the photos do the rest of the talking, but will leave you with some lovely words from them.

After the wedding...

“I felt like I’ve know you an absolute lifetime ! You and Rob are incredible beautiful people inside and out ! EVERY single person commented on you both and how much they loved you, you felt like guests ! You really helped make my day so special, made us both feel so relaxed and loved every minute of our photos! From one crazy pineapple loving girl to another THANK YOU!!! You smashed it.” ~ Georgia

“You literally made our wedding so special. Me and Georgia appreciated you and Rob so much. Can’t thank you enough. So easy to get on with and I can tell from the post these are quality pictures and we will cherish forever. Thanks for making our day the best love from Mr & Mrs O’Callaghan. ” ~ Danny

Receiving the photos...

"Your work is just incredible you’ve captured everything and more we ever could’ve wished for! A few tears have been shed by both of us, looking back on our day filled us both back up with so much happinesses! We really cant thank you both enough, so lucky to have had the honour for you both to be a part of a day we’ll remember forever!"

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SUPPLIERS:

Venue - Alrewas Hayes

Stylist - The Midlands Events Company

Makeup - Daisy Victoria

Flowers - Primrose Flower Boutique

Film - Ground Films

Hair - Jamie Richards

 

Source: www.jessicaraphaelphotography.com