Winter Wedding in Nuneaton and Lichfield // Sarah + Adam

Congratulations to Adam and Sarah who got married in Sarah’s childhood church in Nuneaton on Saturday 11th November 2017! What an amazing day filled with laughter and joy, and it was an absolute honour to spend the day capturing all their happy memories!

Congratulations again Mr and Mrs Newell, welcome to your wedding photography preview! 

Sarah and Adam working together almost 9 years ago when they were both moving in different directions in life. Sarah was just heading off to uni and Adam was at uni in Swansea already. It wasn’t until they then saw each other again when Sarah ended up doing a project in the school that Adam works in the they finally got together! – Fate! 

Adam proposed to Sarah on a weekend break to Wales. Adam was showing Sarah all his old uni haunts and he was particularly keen to show her a beach called ‘Three Cliffs Bay’ where he used to go all the time. Sarah says “I sort of ruined his first attempt at proposing to me as I wouldn’t go on a walk with him! He then ended up proposing on the way back up from the beach and was extremely nervous about it. I still can’t believe he actually did it as I know he would have hated the whole experience!” – What an awesome story, not unlike my own actually! hee hee!

On Saturday the 11th November 2017 the winter sun shone perfectly in the sky, offering a crisp clear day; perfect for getting married! On arrival at Sarah’s childhood home in Nuneaton, it was clear the celebrations were getting underway as Sarah and her awesome bridesmaids were having their hair and make up done and enjoying some glasses of champagne. It was particularly special that Sarah was getting ready in the home that she grew up in, and that the colour of the bridesmaids dresses even matched the colour she painted her childhood bedroom! 

After a morning of laughter with the girls, I headed off to their church, literally just around the corner, and met up with Adam and his groomsmen. After the obligatory ‘How to Pin The Boutonniere On’ lesson from me, the boys were ready to greet their guests! 

The guests were welcomed by St Peter’s current vicar, but the wedding ceremony was delivered by the now-retired vicar from Sarah’s childhood. It was lovely that he was able to return and play such an important role in Sarah and Adam’s marriage. He was also able to share some wonderful stories from when Sarah was a child and played the Baby Jesus in their nativity plays! 

After the ceremony it was off to Packington Moor! The guests were welcomed by drinks and canapés and invited into the beautiful old barn. Once everyone had warmed up and had a good natter, we got on with the family group photographs. The courtyard at Packington Moor provides a perfect sheltered location for these btw! \

Then it was time for Adam and Sarah to take a little bit of time for themselves, as we had a wander around the working farm for their Couple Photographs. The hay barn was fully stocked for the winter, and the blue corrugated shed provided an awesome backdrop for their photographs. Then I noticed a fantastic gate, which we pulled open so that Adam and Sarah could go into the field for a couple of photographs. It was only when the gate was shut and the photographs were underway that a horse galloped over out of nowhere to see what was going on!! I must admit that I was a teeny bit worried that we wouldn’t get Sarah and Adam out in time before the horse got all the way over!! It was a hilarious moment and one that I am sure we all won’t forget! What a great memory for their wedding day!! 

Soon it was time to head back to the barn for their wedding breakfast and speeches. It was so lovely that Sarah’s childhood friend and Maid of Honour Wendy gave a speech along with the Father of the Bride, the Groom and the Best Man! 

As the evening drew in it was time for the party to get started! Their amazing cake (made by a family member!) was cut and the dancing began! It was a particularly super cute moment when the couples’ almost 2 year old niece Mia-Rose joined in the First Dance with the Best Man’s son Finn! 

Adam and Sarah – I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world. Enjoy this wonderful time together and never stop smiling and having fun. Thank you for giving me the honour of being your wedding photographer at Packington Moor. Enjoy your honeymoon to Thailand!!! 

– Jenny xxx

If you are planning an Autumn or Winter Wedding in Derbyshire or the wider Midlands, and like the idea of fun and relaxed wedding photography then please don’t hesitate to visit my Weddings website pages and get in contact today! I can’t wait to work with you and preserve your beautiful and happy memories! Jenny xx