Olenka and Oli’s wedding was my first of 2018 and I was really excited to get going! I shoot weddings all over the country but this one was in my home county of Warwickshire. In fact, their wedding was just around the corner from me at The Old Shire Hall in Warwick – an amazing new wedding venue in a stunning Grade I listed building in the town centre.
I started the day by heading over to The Welcombe hotel, on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon, where Olenka was getting ready with her sister and her mum. The room they got ready in was beautiful with lovely views looking out over the gardens. It was a nice and calm morning with no stress – just the way I like it!
The weather forecast had suggested it would be a wet day but the morning stayed dry and bright on occasions with only a light shower before Olenka left for The Old Shire Hall. It was a fairly small wedding with around the 35 guests but The Great Hall, which can probably fit a couple of hundred guests, is such a stunning room that they decided to have their ceremony in there rather than one of the smaller rooms available. It was a great decision and the ceremony was lovely! By the time the ceremony finished the rain had started but we managed to quickly dash outside for some confetti photos before heading back inside even quicker – it was worth it though!
Their drinks reception was held in the other half of The Great Hall with drinks and nibbles being served before guests were invited for a tour of the building. We made use of this time to take a few portraits of Olenka and Oli around the venue.
By 6pm it was time to leave and head down the road to the restaurant, Tasca Dali, where they went for their evening food and drinks. Olenka and Oli provided their guests with umbrellas for the woman and walking canes for the men for the short walk – we followed them down taking photos of them sheltering under the umbrellas! Once they got to the restaurant we said our goodbyes before leaving them to enjoy the rest of their night.
Here’s a few photos from their awesome day…