West Midlands Wedding Photography at Birminghams Great Barr Hotel.

Saturday 19th July saw Glyn T Jones providing the West Midlands wedding photography for Matt and Megan as they became husband and wife at the Great Barr Hotel located just a few miles from the city centre of Birmingham.

We arrived in the unseasonal pouring rain to this Birmingham wedding venue at around 1.45 pm as arranged and made our way to the hotels Millennium Suite where the actual wedding ceremony was going to take place, this was fully decorated in the colours of the wedding, looking stunning. We then moved across to the venues Palm Court Restaurant as this was where the wedding breakfast and reception was taking place. This gave us a great opportunity to photograph both rooms before the guests started to arrive.

We now found our bridegroom Matt for some pre-wedding photography of him, along with his two bestmen, and usher. We took the group outside the front of the hotel for these photographs, making sure to capture the formal shots, as well as some more candid informal images to capture the atmosphere of the day.

Great Barr Hotel Birmingham Wedding Photography

All of the couples family and friends had now started to arrive, so we left the groomsmen to greet the guests while we went to photograph the bride Megan with her bridal party, & of course her father who had the duty of giving her hand in marriage to Matt. The wedding guests, and the groomsmen had now made their way into the Millennium Suite, so with all the guests safely out of view Megan made her way into the hotel reception along with her bridal party all ready to make a grand entrance, and walk down the red carpet to greet a very visibly nervous Matt.

The wedding ceremony was a lovely service that included two readings, one from the bridesmaid, and another from one of the bestmen. During the marriage ceremony there were a few tears shed by family members as the emotions of the day peaked at the end of the ceremony as the newlyweds kissed as they were formally named husband and wife.

The official section of the marriage was now complete and Matt and Megan made their way back into the lounge area of the hotels reception area. The weather had now taken a turn for the worst and now we had thunder and lightning rumbling above our heads, this meant that for now at least, venturing into the hotels small garden was out of the question. We photographed the brand new newlyweds on the doorstep of this West Midlands wedding venue, before taking the couple to various indoor locations of the hotel for some romantic portrait photography of the two of them.

Birmingham Wedding Photography

The Millennium suite had now been cleared of all the chairs, this meant that the traditional wedding photography of small family groups could be photographed indoors, against the white backdrop that was still in place from the marriage ceremony. It was as we were coming to the end of this group photography that the sun came out. This meant that we could take all of the guests outside for the first time to photograph the formal wedding group shot, as well as the ever popular confetti throwing tradition.

The entire wedding congregation all now entered the hotels Palm Court Restaurant where they were to be treated to a wedding breakfast, as well as the wedding speeches. We left the newlyweds alone with all of their guests at this point, after discussing what time we needed to return to the wedding venue to photograph the first dance.

We arrived back to the Birmingham wedding venue at around 7.45pm to await Matt and Megan as they took to the dance floor for their first dance together as husband and wife.

West Midlands Wedding Photography

We would like to thank Matt and Megan for choosing us to provide their professional wedding photography on their big day. We would also like to wish them a very long, very happy, and very healthy future together as man and wife.

A small selection of photographs from this lovely wedding will be available to view in my wedding gallery, once they have been seen by the brand new Mr & Mrs Dale.

Glyn