MIKE + LORA’S INTIMATE WHITCHURCH SHROPSHIRE WEDDING

Mike + Lora’s gorgeous intimate Whitchurch Shropshire Wedding was fantastic, I really did not want to leave!

Mike and Lora got married in a couple of weeks ago (end of March) at the Civic Centre, which is an understated venue in Whitchurch. They had their ceremony at the local church, St. Alkmund’s Church, which was just a short walk away. They chose the Civic Centre, because it’s near their home and they could personalise it. It was a vintage themed wedding, which was perfect for them. I love shooting weddings at St. Alkmund’s Church, because the building is just incredible and the light is brilliant. I have never shot at the Civic Centre before but loved how Mike and Lora decorated it. Like a marquee its like a blank canvas and you can decorate it to how you would like it! I loved everything about this Whitchurch Shropshire Wedding

Bride and Groom Prep

Lora got ready at a local pub with rooms with her Maid of Honour and two flower girls, and the atmosphere was so calm. Sophie and Daniella were superb as always and did a wonderful job on hair and makeup. The girls then took a vintage wedding car to the ceremony (up the High Street). Lora’s step dad was waiting for her at church to walk her down the aisle which was lovely when he met her by the wedding car! Mike got ready at his a family member’s house. with his three other brothers. Mike then walked the short trip to get to the ceremony. The Boys had a brief pit stop at the pub across the road from St. Alkmunds Church, at the Black Bear.

The Ceremony

The wedding itself was an intimate affair in their local town in Whitchurch, Shropshire. It was very emotional as both Mike and Lora were excited about getting married, so lots of happy tears!

The Reception

The reception was in the nearby Civic Centre and they decorated it all themselves in the afternoon the day before, and had a DJ in the evening. The day was super! So family orientated which I just love. I love photographing strong relationships! They decorated the venue with flowers and Mr & Mrs light up letters, because they love colour. For dinner they had a roast dinner, which was absolutely delicious. We were so lucky, we were put on the guest’s table too! The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they also played  a game of Mr & Mrs. Which was ace and added more fun photos to their final collection

The nicest part of the day was Mike being so emotional as Lora walked down the aisle, because it was so romantic and personal.

The Couple

Mike and Lora have been together for 7 years, so childhood sweet hearts! It was also Lora’s Birthday on her wedding day. So every year now her birthday is going to be extra special with an Anniversary too!

Lora and Mike’s wedding was everything I love about weddings and so laid back. Here’s their wonderful wedding!

beaded wedding dress reflection and details as it hangs in a whitchurch shropshire high street pub brunette bride with completed wedding hair and make-up looking at her reflection in whitchurch shropshire pub flower girls arriving from bridal prep at whitchurch shropshire wedding all excited flowergirls in their casual clothes having a candid cuddle in the prep room bride looking down showing off her beautiful eye lash extensions sophie bruno makeup artist doing finish touches on the bride for her whitchurch shropshire wedding bride have final lip application before she puts on her wedding dress brides hair and makeup complete for her wedding looking in a mirror and looking at her completed look for her wedding day youngest flower girl leaning back looking chilled on her mums lap while other things are going on around her cream, pink and purple coloured inspired wedding bouquet sat in a cupboard surrounded my reflections oldest flower girl looking in the mirror looking super excited and smallest flower girl having her buttons done up on her cardigan finishing touches putting beaded belt on the bride to finish her bridal look for her whitchurch shropshire wedding close up of the bride altering her beaded belt on her dress showing off her wedding jewellery little flower girl looking up at the bride as she is lying on the bed excited for the whitchurch shropshire wedding bride altering her hair in the mirror before she leaves to get wed at st alkmunds church whitchurch bride standing in natural window light looking out thinking while holding her cream and purple flower bouquet bride formal photos with the maid of honour and flower girls in shropshire pub groom having his cream rose button hole put on to his jacket by his brother who is the best man portrait of the groom wearing grey suit and pale yellow cravat and pocket square best man putting on the ushers cream rose button hole for him groom walking up whitchurch shropshire high street towards the black bear pub before he goes to church wedding guest helping the groom with his cream pocket square in the pub before they go to church groom holding one of the guests new born babies and having a cuddle view of st alkmunds church from the back with beautiful stain glass window for whitchurch shropshire wedding groom, best man and the ushers standing at the alter for a relaxed portrait together before the bride arrives groom and the best man have a photo together in natural window light at whitchurch shropshire church father of the bride waiting outside st alkmunds church as the bride arrives in her vintage wedding car with the bridal party bride sitting in vintage wedding car waiting to get out to walking to st alkmunds church bride looking at her step dad lovingly before they walk down the aisle for the whitchurch shropshire wedding an emotional groom coving his face crying before his beautiful bride walks down the aisle at st alkmunds church, shropshire maid of honour walking down the aisle with two flowers girls before the arrival of the bride groom looking up trying to avoid crying as the bride starts to make her way down the aisle with the father of the bride bride looking down as she walks down the aisle in st alkmunds church but looking very excited groom holding is mouth as he appears to be speechless as he gets a glimpse of his bride at shropshire wedding bride looking so happy as she reaches the top of the aisle and the groom appearing to have his breath taken away view from the back of the church with a large beautiful stainglass window and the bride, groom , father of the bride and the best man emotional mother of the bride and nanna of the bride wiping away their tears bride and groom looking at one another lovingly and reaching in for a kiss once they said i do! in st alkmunds church best man playing with his daughter as people sign the registar in the vestry in church kisses and cuddles from both brides mum and grooms mum for the bride and also from the father of the bride walking down the aisle after getting married at st alkmunds church and having a big kiss outside church lots of beautiful expressions as guest come out of church and embrace the bride and groom outside mother of the groom giving her son the biggest of cuddles outside church after the wedding ceremony various joyous expressions with family cuddling the bride and groom and excitement outside church lots of cuddles for the bride for her recently getting married guests laughing out loud as guests are talking and banter outside st alkmunds church confetti outside st alkmunds church with lots of very happy expressions family photos taken inside st alkmunds church due to change in the weather and looking like it will rain - whitchurch shropshire wedding bride, groom and mother of the groom smiling and looking at each other adoringly groom with his brothers and mum having a formal family photo and giggling between themselves as they wait bride and groom standing in the alter at st alkmunds church whitchurch shropshire wedding having a portrait bride and groom looking at each other adoringly amongst the beautiful decor of the church bride looking at the groom, groom looking at the bride lovingly as now they are happily married bride and groom holding hands and looking at one another at the alter - st slkmunds church whitchurch shropshire bride and groom walking out of church from their whitchurch shropshire wedding in st alkmunds church bride and groom looking deep into one anothers eyes as they have a glass of champagne in vintage wedding car mr and mrs champagne flutes and gorgeous wedding cake formals of guests at the whitchurch shropshire wedding bride covering her face as she seems shocked and embarrassed during father of the bride speech bride giggling as the father of the bride speech goes ahead at whitchurch shropshire wedding in the civic centre groom leaning his head on his hands as he shakes his head and laughs at the father of the bride speech raising a toast to the grooms father as sadly he has passed away so in memory they raised their glass bride looking lovingly at the groom as he does his speech and a birthday cake bought out for the bride as its her birthday on her wedding day bride blowing out her candles on her birthday cake at her wedding reception groom being embarrassed during the speeches as he hides his face in his hands groom laughing out loud as his brother tells a funny tale during the best man speech backlit photo of the bride and groom outside their whitchurch shropshire wedding at the civic centre light moved around more on the bride and groom lighting them more for their artistic photo groom leaning against the wall and bride close for an artistic photo with flash lighting bride and groom close together looking at each other lovingly while being back lit bride and groom playing a game of mr and mrs infront of their guests at their wedding at the civic centre bride and groom agreeing its the groom to the answer to the question bride and groom with different answers while playing mr and mrs at their wedding laughing out loud moments of the bride and groom during mr and mrs and guests laughing too brothers standing in and playing a game of mr and mrs too at whitchurch shropshire wedding confetti canons set off during first dance showing lots of colour and great reactions bride and groom looking at each other during their first dance at the civic centre, whitchurch shropshire another confetti canon going off as another surprise during the first dance flower girl being swung around during the evening having fun during the reception flower girl dancing with her dad who is the best man having a good time spinning her dress guests having a super time dancing away enjoying themselves at the civic centre wedding reception whitchurch shropshire guests dancing with one another having the best time at the whitchurch shropshire wedding reception maid of honour dancing away in her light up shoes - wedding reception st alkmunds church lit up at night with love written in sparklers

Suppliers

Mike and Lora used suppliers which are all local to Whitchurch, which I just love. Great team of people who I am used to working with and lovely to see again!

Venue: http://whitchurch.info/listing/whitchurch-civic-centre/

Flowers: https://www.galleryflowers.co.uk/

Hair: .http://facebook.com/Looseendswhitchurch/

Make-Up: https://www.sophiebruno.co.uk/

Wedding Car: http://www.manorbridalcars.uk/

Church: http://www.stalkmunds.com/

If you would like to know more about Whitchurch Shropshire Wedding Photography, have a look at some more wedding I have done in the local area on the blog (click here) and please drop me a message,  info@charlottegiddingsphotography.co.uk    

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Charlotte Giddings is a Wedding Photographer in Shropshire, Cheshire, and Wales.  She is a recommended photographer at  Shropshire Wedding venues: Combermere Abbey, Iscoyd Park and Soulton Hall

 

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