So after a busy week of planning and prepping for Nikunj and Jaynas wedding the day was finally here. It was not that long ago the booking came in and the venues “Edgbaston Cricket ground and Birmingham Botanical gardens” sounded ideal. Along side https://shootthepianoplayer.co.uk/ we had a full day , cameras / drones / video , it was pretty much the full monty. Matt, Russ and Manos had everything to hand and started filming intros and capturing the Bride and Groom at their premises. I started early at the Grooms, it was so relaxed but Nikunj had an itinerary which have every minute written down by his Bride to be. Nothing was left to chance. The morning went rather quick and before I knew it Nikunj was dressed and I made my way over to Jayna.
Jayna was located at the IBIS style hotel in Birmingham which oozed style. Her dress was beautiful and filled the room , with a few images to boot Jayna was captured seamlessly against the window framing her perfectly. We proceeded to the foyer and got the main shots with the Bridesmaids getting into the Bridal car.
Down to the main venue Edgbaston Cricket ground, the place seemed rather large but seeing the crowd of guests pouring in through the main entrance dwarfed the rooms. The atmosphere was busy and very noisy with lots of chattering and smiles. At this point Nikunj made his appearance with a round of applause and hugs. It wouldn’t be long now and the front of the house had a unique silence.
Jayna made her entrance and glided through the audience to the front. It was great to see Nikunj’s face , he couldn’t stop smiling and it was reciprocated by Jayna. The ceremony was short but each had there own vows to read out and it was very fitting for the occasion.
After the ceremony guests made there way into the reception room and food was top of the list, aside from a drink or two. The food was superb , a real mix of cuisine and flawless in every aspect. I think I must have seen people frequent each server several times until there were empty bowls stranded across the tables. Get the food on point and the guests will be happy they always say.
Me and the couple with Manos and Matt went to the Botanical gardens for a more intimate shoot. The grounds and location were fantastic and worth a trip if you are in the area. Even on an over cast day there is plenty to see and explore. We had set pieces to capture and using the ponds and greenhouses we had plenty of stunning images for the couple to remember the day by. Jayna and Nikunj were naturals following direction and it showed with each frame.
Moving back to the venue the party was in full swing and with over 250+ guests it was a real send off. Both family’s had prepared traditional dances which were amazing and something to really to be seen to appreciate. This was followed by the first dance which again could not be surpassed from any others I have seen. The music and vibe was second to none.