Thursday, 15 September 2011

Coventry Wedding: Dani and Aaron at St. Mary's Guildhall

I've been excited to blog this wedding for a while. It was a special wedding for me, as it was my first wedding as the principal shooter. Dani and Aaron are the sweetest couple and it was a true pleasure to share their day with them!

Dani and Aaron met at university and Aaron pulled off one of the best proposals I've ever heard! He took her to New York for her birthday and there were horse and carriage rides, rowing boats in Central park and he asked her to marry him in front of Belvedere Castle by the turtle pond. How amazing is that?!

These two aren't keen on traditions, they did things exactly how they wanted and it all went perfectly. Their wedding was almost entirely DIY, from the dress to the bouquets and the reception decor and even the food! They held their ceremony at St. Mary's Guildhall, one of the oldest and most beautiful venues in Coventry and moved on to a reception about two minutes walk from their house!

Dani's dress was beautiful - a vintage dress that Dani altered and personalised herself!
 
There's nothing better than a happy bride on her wedding day!
 Dani, you are absolutely stunning. What a beautiful bride!
Dani actually made her bouquet! Isn't it gorgeous?!
Aaron and Michael looking smart and ready to get to the ceremony!
Such a lovely wedding present -  a basket full of goodies for the newlyweds!
We had some time before the ceremony to take some beautiful portraits in their stunning venue. I love how serene Dani looks!
Their ceremony was short and sweet - the registrar made a lovely speech about the commitment they were making to each other and I just loved the way they looked at each other as they said their vows to each other.
Tuesday morning greeted us with stormy skies and crazy winds. The weather was kind to us and the wind allowed us to get some really fun portraits with Dani's beautifully long veil!
 
Their wedding was full of DIY details and a large part of the day was spent in their lovely house. I love this shot of them walking down the street to their house as  husband and wife!


We brought along a chalk board for their guests to write messages for the happy couple. Our own wedding photographer did this for us and we just loved looking through the pictures of our happy guests with their messages for us. Congratulations Dani and Aaron!
 

A big thank you to Tracey who was my second shooter and lovely companion for the day!  Tracey is an all round talented and lovely person and she does an amazing 365 self portrait project which I look out for each day!

Dani and Aaron, it was a real pleasure - enjoy relaxing after all the hard work you put into making your wedding so special. 

Much love, R. x

10 comments:

  1. Seriously beautiful images. Good work!

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  2. Gorgeous moments captured beautifully Rachel. Was such a pleasure to work with you, you are a wonderfully calming influence and just what I needed for my first wedding! Aaron and Dani were totally lovely too!

    I can't wait to blog mine now - will do so in the next few days.

    T x

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  3. gorgeous wedding so thoughtful and special beautifully captured the couple must be over the moon!

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  4. Lovely images and such a pretty wedding! Those cupcakes look amazing!

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  5. Amazing, the service looks wonderful! Glad to hear married life is going well for you, see you soon xx

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  6. What lovely photos, you really get a feeling for their creativity and the details were lovely. Love the blustery veil shot in the courtyard. Bouquet colours and look is just brilliant. I wish them happiness and sure they will be delighted with your images.

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  7. What a fab wedding - love all the details. You did an amazing job with the photos!

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  8. Wonderful photos.... love the chalk speech bubble idea too!

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  9. Eek first wedding and you did amazing! Well done, you should be proud of yourself. Beautiful photography.

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