Gini has been a good friend of mine since my York University days and I was well chuffed to say the least to be her and Andy’s Birtsmorton Court wedding photographer! It wasn’t the first time I’d been to a wedding taking photos of Gini… A year previously I was shooting her friend’s wedding in Sydney, Australia and Gini was a bridesmaid. However this was her turn for the limelight!
Birtsmorton Court is a Medieval Moated Manor House in Worcestershire and it looks as good as it sounds. I’d go as far as saying it was one of the most stunning venues I’ve ever been to. As a wedding photographer it is a dream come true; there are so many options for photographs it’s untrue! Gini opted to have their wedding ceremony indoors after initially hoping to have it outdoors – the weather was changeable and nobody could tell which way it was going to go. The staff were quick to accommodate the change. Before the ceremony the girls got ready in the spacious bridal cottage. Gini was understandably feeling a bit nervous. Andy however was found blowing bubbles and looking cool as anything at the top of the aisle! Both were undoubtedly excited for their day ahead and what a day it was…
The weather was brilliant after the ceremony and we got to experience the full glory of the medieval moated house and stunning grounds. It was a nice chilled affair with plenty of bubbles and canapes flowing. We got the group shots done pretty quickly and had some fun trying to get their baby Emily Rae to smile when her normal resting face is one of intense concentration! Andy continued to be uber chilled and wasn’t bothered about getting a groomsmen shot until later which suited me as it meant I got to play with lighting. The bluebell area was perfect for the bridesmaids pictures.
The speeches and food were ace. My favourite was bridemaid Jenna’s who got the mix of funny and touching spot on. I also particularly liked how Gini and Andy had chosen to donate to Cancer Research UK instead of everyone getting a traditional favour. We all received a lovely silver badge representing the charity… Nice. You may be able to spot the badge in the image above.
The party was (predictably knowing Gini and Andy) brilliant. The drinks were flowing and the dancefloor was insane. Bridesmaid Annabel had some particularly impressive breakdancing skills and won the impromptu dance off hands down. So much fun. Staying until the very end meant I caught some shots of Andy working the dancefloor topless. I’m not sure if he appreciates that or not but I know Gini finds it very funny 😉
Here are some of the highlights from my day as a Birtsmorton Court Wedding Photographer. At the bottom you’ll also find their slideshow.
As well as giving all of my customers all of their images in both colour and black & white, I always make them a little slideshow featuring some of the important music from their day. Gini & Andy have kindly agreed for me to share their slideshow here. The password is RSF if you’d like to have a peek.
*This slideshow not for sale, download or distribution. For viewing purposes only.
Click on the full screen button and turn the volume to 11!
Other brilliant suppliers from Gini & Andy’s Birtsmorton Court wedding include…
I’m a Norfolk Wedding Photographer who is currently shooting more weddings outside of Norfolk than in it! I’ll happily travel anywhere for a wedding. It was a real pleasure being a Birtsmorton Court Wedding Photographer for Andy and Gini and I’d love to be a Birtsmorton Court Wedding Photographer again someday. I didn’t know how stunning that area around the Malvern Hills was, but now I do! If you have a wedding in the West Country, East Anglia or anywhere inbetween or beyond, please do get in touch!
If you’re a friend or family member and have the password from Gini & Andy, you’re welcome to view all of the photos in the Complete Gallery.
Thanks Gini & Andy for inviting me to your crazy beautiful wedding!