An Urban setting for this cool Birmingham Library Wedding, then a walk along the canal for an awesome reception party in a gin distillery
MOST. CONFETTI. EVER
Sophie & Dan had more confetti raining down on them (and me!) than any couple I’ve ever photographed, and it was awesome!!
But when you give your guests gigantic tubs of confetti to grab fistfulls of petals then what do you expect?!
As you can see from the photograph above guests were lined up around a circular balcony. Everyone primed, loaded and ready to launch as soon as the newlyweds made their arrival.
I started off standing on a chair, precariously leaning over to get an aerial shot of them. But quickly decided “nah, that’s no good”. So I jumped down to run down the stairs towards them and into the floral rain cloud.
Ring the Guiness Book of World Records, we need to make this official
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In the darkest night hour
I’ll search through the crowd
Your face is all that I see
I’ll give you everything
Baby, love me lights out
Baby, love me lights out
John Mayer – XO
Chilled Birmingham Library Wedding Photography
But we need to rewind a little in the story to Sophie & Dan actually getting married. In fact, we should probably go even further back to when I first met them at a wedding fair in central Birmingham
It was at a hotel, just off Centenary Square, which is where the ultra modern Birmingham Library is, with the most incredible architecture inside.
We started chatting, as you, me asking how they were getting on with wedding planning and if they’d booked a venue.
“Oh yeah, that’s all booked, we’re getting married in the Library, right up in the top. It’s in the Shakespeare room then outside on the balcony afterwards for photographs overlooking the city,”
Cue one salivating wedding photographer as I started to imagine their day. The incredible space inside the building, the travelator you have to go across to get to the top floor, those views!!!
Well, I think it’s fair to say that they appreciated my enthusiasm for their plans ( and I like to think they were quite keen on my photography skills too?!) and I was booked
It’s worth noting here that the best laid plans etc etc don’t always run smooth. But it doesn’t mean that you won’t have the most amazing wedding
They’re originally booked a bar in the jewellery quarter for their reception, a converted warehouse and full of character. A few months beforehand they found out that it had closed down and they needed a new venue for food and party
But no need to panic as they stumbled upon the brilliant Distillery near the NIA, just a short walk along the canal. So rather than everyone having to jump in taxis they could actually stroll along the by the waterside instead.
Funny how things works out hey!!
Candid, unposed, Birmingham documentary wedding photographer
Of course, if you’d like to have a chat about your Birmingham Library Wedding Photography (or anywhere else!) then please get in touch!!