As the UK begins tentative steps back to ‘normal’ post-COVID 19 it’s right that I present a wedding from the pre-COVID era. Maryann and Scott tied the knot on a blazingly hot summer’s day in June 2019.

The day started with the organised chaos of the Bridal Prep at Baron’s Court Hotel in Walsall. Her Sister, cousins, nieces, friends and other associates provided a hive of activity in terms of prepping hair and makeup. Then Maryann and her Bridal Party went off to the Bridal suite to put on THAT DRESS which required deft touches and organisation.

Then it was off to St Marys C of E Church in Bilston – an impressive, large building with large stained-glass windows, a balcony and a lovely Rev. Scott didn’t hide his nervousness as he waited for his Bride – and wait he did due to her arrival being delayed. As a Documentary Wedding Photographer capturing moments like these are great opportunities to capture interactions with guests, arriving guests and candid off-the-cuff moments.

The Church’s long aisle allowed Maryann ample time to glide down it beaming with beautiful smile. Scott did the not-looking-back-at-my-future-Wife thing as long as he could hold out and when he saw his Bride he was a tad overwhelmed.

Back to at Baron’s Court for the reception presented ample opportunities to capture more candid, unposed moments. Such as the wedding party waited to be sat down for the Wedding Breakfast and grazed the buffet on offer. Weddings happily bring together so many separated by the business of their lives – the magic of capturing when they meet again is priceless.

As stated it was blazing-hot day in June and whilst the air-conditioning struggled their impressive wedding cake remained magnanimous and didn’t melt. Then Mr and Mrs kissed, and laughed then headed onto the dance floor where their hearts melted into each other.