Dani and Luke got married at the gorgeous Swallow’s Nest Barn. In the morning Dani got ready with her bridesmaids and Mum, with Chloe Bullimore on hair and Alison Pickerill on make up. Dani wore a beautiful dress by Alfred Angelo from The White Boutique, Leamington and carried a bouquet made by her Mum!
Once ready the ceremony began. The room looked great with lots of little details. After the ceremony we had a little walk to take some photographs, thankfully the weather stayed dry! Then it was inside for the wedding breakfast. Again, the room looked stunning.. with a very strong GIN theme! Which also tied in with the cocktail making class after the speeches – great idea!
In the evening, the band ‘come together‘ played whilst Dani and Luke had their first dance and cut their gorgeous cake by Cake Design by Pamela. Then guests danced the night away!
Thank you so much for picking me to photograph your lovely day!
You’ve got the ring on your finger and it’s now time to start planning the big day – but where do you start? The West Midlands Wedding Fair in Warwickshire, is a great place to begin, with everything under one roof – from venues and dresses, to bands and florists– you’ll be on your way before you can say ‘I do’. The Wedding Fairs have compiled a list of our top 10 tips to make sure you make the most out of your visit!
Before you head down, make sure you visit the fairs website to familiarise yourself with the show, the features and all of our exhibitors, and then be sure to follow our top tips for your first visit…
1. Start your day at the Catwalk Show
There’s no better place to see a wide variety of beautiful wedding dresses than live on the runway. Large scale shows will always have a fantastic runway, with top bridal boutiques showcasing the year’s most sought after designs and elegant classics, in a choreographed showcase that shows you a wide variety of dresses. Grab a glass of bubbly and watch as models run the catwalk in beautiful gowns and elegant footwear, bridesmaids and occasion wear, joined onstage by male models showcasing tailored suits. It’s the perfect way to start your day and get you inspired to start hunting. We run four catwalks a day at all of The West Midland Wedding Fair.
2. Find your Wedding Dress
Having seen the dresses on the catwalk, take note of your favourites and head to the boutiques and designers to try them on. At The Wedding Fair, we have a plenty of bridal designers and boutiques where you’ll be able to try on the gowns you’ve just seen on the runway, as well as hundreds more. With a huge selection of dresses, experts are always on hand at any fair to assist you in looking for your perfect dress and guide you in the right direction to make sure you feel and look your best on your big day.
My first destination wedding was in the beautiful South of France! As you may know, I have a love for France, so I was so honoured to be asked to photograph Aitzi and Pierre’s wedding at Château Saint Julien d’Aille. Aitzi is Spanish and Pierre is French, so it was great to see different traditions!
It was gorgeous!
In the morning, Aitzi got ready at the venue with Leslie Azur on hair and Blandine Fabre on make up.
The outdoor ceremony began at 5pm, it was such a beautiful location among the trees. Lady’s Orchestra played whilst the parents, bridesmaids, ushers, Pierre and Aitzi walked down the aisle. The ceremony had such a sweet personal feel to it, which I loved. I liked the little traditions, like the guests warming the rings with love.
After the ceremony, we took photographs in the stunning grounds. The light was absolutely amazing.
When the sun went down, Aitzi threw her bouquet and the wedding breakfast began (with a great entrance from the Bride and Groom!). They has a sparkler entrance to start the first dance and the evening reception began where the guests didn’t stop dancing. It was great!
Thank you SO much for picking me to photograph your beautiful wedding. It was a dream come true!
Clare and Will got married at the beautiful Warwick house! Clare spent the morning being pampered by the talented Jo from Beauty Treats and hair by Tracey Anna. She wore a gorgeous dress by Lisa Rose Bridal and Rachel Simpson shoes.
Clare and Will, who are fans of the TV show ‘Friends’ had a few little touches to the show throughout their wedding. When I knew this, I knew we’d get on!
Their outdoor ceremony was so lovely, then the sun stayed out for photographs!
After photographs, guests headed inside for wedding afternoon tea. Yummy cakes! Then the speeches began!
In the evening, Will and his friends had been learning a dance to perform (they hired a choreographer and everything!) it was really good and was a great way to start the evening reception off!
Thank you again for picking me to photograph your wedding!
In conjunction with The Wedding Fairs I am giving away 10 pairs of tickets for their fabulous wedding fair at Stoneleigh Park (worth £12.00 each) on either the 21st or 22nd of October 2017.
At the show you will get to meet over 120 wedding suppliers and watch a beautiful catwalk show – HELLO DRESSES!
You MUST be a fan of both Kayleigh Pope Photography and The Wedding Fairs.. then pop your entry into the Rafflecopter below.
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10 winners will be picked at random by the rafflecopter on the 19th October 2017.
Victoria and Anil got married at the beautiful Mythe Barn. In the morning Victoria got ready at home alongside her bridesmaids with the talented Sharon Cannon on make up and Laura Hills doing hair. She wore a beautiful gown, Marnie by Charlotte Balbier, from Bridal Rooms at Heart of the Country Shopping Village and carried a bright bouquet by Emily Wisher. She looked stunning!
The rain was on and off all day, but the sun was shining after the ceremony in time for photographs! So we could use the pretty grounds at Mythe Barn. It didn’t matter about the weather once we all went inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches!
In the evening, guests were entertained by The Salvation and danced the night away!
Thank you for picking me to photograph your stunning day!
Big thanks to my second shooter, Rowan at Parrot and Pineapple photography <3
Louisa and Darren got married on a lovely sunny day at Warwick House. Talented Amy Louise Beauty pampered Louisa and her bridesmaids in the morning before she got into her gorgeous dress from True Romantica in Kenilworth. Louisa wore the most gorgeous Jimmy Choo shoes and had a beautiful bouquet of white flowers from Jacqueline the florist.
We then left for St. John Fisher where the ceremony began! Afterwards guests threw confetti and left for Warwick House on an old fashioned bus!
Warwick House looked stunning, it was covered in the most lovely flowers. We took photographs in the sunshine while guests enjoyed drinks outside, then the wedding breakfast began. After the wedding breakfast, Fizzy Fellows prosecco van came where you could pimp your own drink!
Thank you so much for picking me to photograph your beautiful day!
Hannah and Sean had the most beautiful wedding at Dodford Manor.
Hannah looked stunning in her long sleeved dress by Yolan Criss, her pink glittery Jimmy Choo‘s and her statement earrings finished the look off perfectly! Baileys hair styled Hannah’s hair and Holly Manuello was on make up.
Once ready the ceremony began, I have never seen a bride walk so quickly down the aisle! 🙂
Afterwards we took photographs in Dodfords picturesque grounds. Hannah and Sean aren’t the biggest fans of having their photographs taken but you couldn’t tell at all! Whilst we took photographs, Beato Burrito entertained guests – they were ace!
After the wedding breakfast and lovely speeches the evening reception began and guests danced the night away.
Thank you so much for picking me to photograph your beautiful day!
I was looking forward to photographing my first wedding at Crockwell Farm, from the website it looked stunning and it definitely didn’t disappoint!
In the morning, Tara and her bridesmaids got ready at a cottage down the road from the venue. The always amazing Danielle Guiden was the make up artist for the day (she is SO good!) and also amazing Lucy from Bridal Hair Warwickshire was the hair stylist. Tara looked stunning.
She also wore a gorgeous long sleeved dress (my favourite) by Mark Lesley and wore Kurt Geiger shoes.
Once ready, we all left for the Church, Holy Cross in Byfield. Tara and her Dad went by horse and carriage.
After the ceremony we arrived at Crockwell farm in the sunshine and took photographs in the wonderful grounds. Guests drank welcome drinks in the sun whilst listening to singer Abi Phillips.
The wedding breakfast room, decorated by The Weddings and Events lounge, looked amazing. They also provided the cake! Yum!
After the speeches the evening reception began, Tara and Paul danced their first dance whilst singer Ryan Corbett performed.
It was also great to work with BRS Videography again!
Thank you so much for picking me to photograph your stunning day.
Georgina and Steven got married at a cute little church in Berkswell then their reception followed at Hampton Manor.
In the morning, Georgina got ready with her bridesmaids at the hotel and had her hair styled by the amazing Aisha and Olivia at 17a Coventry. She looked beautiful in her dress from the Bridal Boutique in Hampton in Arden and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Once ready we left for the Church and came out to lovely sunshine! That soon changed back at the hotel when it began to rain… then the sun came out again! Typical England! We managed to get outside and take some photographs in the gorgeous grounds.
After the wedding breakfast and speeches the evening reception began. Saxophonist Brendan Mills entertained guests and played during their first dance which was great.
It was also great to work with the very talented Daniel Yates Films.
Thank you for picking me to photograph your beautiful day!