City Wedding – Laura & Gav (part1)

July seems so long ago now, back when the weather was nice, the sun was shining and wedding photographers run around all day wishing they had an IV drip of Pimms!

In July I was lucky enough to photograph the wedding of Laura & Gav. One of the most chilled out couples I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I had photographed them (and their amazing dog Percy) prior to the wedding on a couple shoot which I do for all of my couples. They chose one of the most interesting backdrops for their images which also gives you some insight into the ‘cool couple’ impression I always get from them! The Custard Factory Birmingham.

I have known Laura and Gavin for  couple of years as they live just around the corner from me in Bearwood, Birmingham. They have been customers at our family shop (gift & gardening) since moving to the area. As soon as I was introduced to Percy the sausage dog I was smitten… and realised they were, like me ‘dog parents’.


So when they approached me to photograph their wedding I was over the moon!

Bride prep for Laura was with Make-up and hair by Gemma at Salon G in Bearwood, just a stones throw from her house, family and friends filled the Salon, getting ready, the prosecco was flowing, bacon sarnies were provided by the salon owner, Gemma…and were a God send!

Gifts were cooed over and cried on by Laura who by this point, had realised it was her wedding day and the love from all her closest friends was obvious for us all to see.

Laura’s make-up was beautifully applied by MUA, Gemma Howard-Masters, eye lashes secured – then it was across the road and back home to see Percy before heading to  church in Harborne.

Beautiful Bride Laura arrived in my favourite car, a fabulous Morris Minor!

The service was held at St Peter’s Church, a very impressive Grade 2 listed Victorian building.

part two of Laura & Gav’s wedding coming soon….

Published by roseandrainbow

Freelance national wedding and portrait photographer. Working from Bearwood Smethwick, West Midlands.

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