Emily & Tom's happy & colourful
wedding @ the old rectory, redditch
Emily and Tom first got in touch with me after Emily realised we shared an obsession with Friends - the tv show - and she loved my photos. They were married at the gorgeous 'The Old Rectory House Hotel', Redditch. It was a stunning autumn wedding with lots of colour, fun and laughter.
Emily and Tom were both able to get ready at their venue, The Old Rectory House in Redditch. Emily wore a beautiful dress with grey tones and lace. She mentioned how her amazing seamstress (details below) did such a brilliant job of making sure it was a perfect fit. Emily's friend and bridesmaid did her make-up, which was just so lovely! It was such a chilled morning with plenty of time to chill once everyone was ready. Tom wore a tweed suit and looked very dapper. There was a moment where Emily could see him from an upstairs window and couldn't stop staring at him.
The ceremony took place in the orangery. Outdoor weddings are possible at The Old Rectory House in the summer, but the orangery is just as lovely. It looks out of the garden and the windows let in so much light. Emily had decorated it with bright coloured ribbons, too, which looked amazing. Emily cried down the aisle, and the tears carried on in the ceremony. There were plenty of lols and squeals throughout.
Emily and Tom walked out of their venue straight into a confetti walk, which had some epic 'straight in the face' throws from some of the guests (those throws always give the BEST faces). We quickly got through their small group shot list and then headed for a little walk to get a few portraits, after we got some shots in front of the 'rainbow ribbon washing line'. Tom gave Emily a piggyback into their reception and then they ate yummy sausage and mash.
The speeches were great fun and I got SO MANY photos of laughing guests. We then headed outside where there was gin, beer, cigars and sparklers waiting for everyone. It was a really special time and everyone joined in. In the evening they had 'The Tribute' play and there was lots of dancing, but also lots of chilling and laughing - perfect.
Here's a little bit more about Emily and Tom:
HOW DID YOU MEET?
Originally at a friend's birthday party (Zoe who will be in attendance), I had a different fella and didn't really like Tom at all because he just got drunk... fast forward a year and we met again via Tinder :)
DESCRIBE THE PROPOSAL:
I (Emily) dragged Tom to the top of a hill (Malvern Hills) and got down on one knee. That evening I had arranged a surprise engagement party with family and friends... best day ever.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR VENUE?
The orangery is really bright and airy (meal room), they have a gingerbread house outside which is super cute and the old part of the building is beautiful (we would love this to backdrop some of our couple shots).
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ABOUT YOUR WEDDING (APART FROM GETTING MARRIED)?
Honestly everything, the food is amaze, the cakes are a-plenty, the band is sick and we just want to party and have fun :D
EPIC SUPPLIERS WHO MADE THE DAY POSSIBLE:
Venue: The Old Rectory House, Redditch
Dress: Tilly Trotters Bride
Make-up: Rachel Helen makeup and Rachael Claire Bridal
Hair: Hannah Taylor
Venue: Holmes Mill
Suit: Peter Posh
Flowers: Artisan Dried Flowers
Video: Ellyn Cooke
Band: The Tribute