Ben & Kerry’s timelessly charming Warwick House wedding, with AJTImages
A lovely, romantic wedding from the heart of Warwickshire, with a highly recommended photographer and some great little tips for Midlands wedding suppliers! The details are timeless and feminine, the styling classic in white and pink. Our gorgeous couple are Ben and Kerry, who’ve sent in a wonderful write up of their day and a brilliant review for lovely Alex, Warwickshire wedding photographer at AJTImages.
Ben’s mum made all of our decorations which was so lovely! We had a sweetheart table rather than a top table so we could take some time just the two of us which was really nice as I don’t think we saw each other after that save for the first dance! And I ordered a beautiful charm to go on my wedding bouquet of my grandma and grandad who sadly gained their angel wings before our special day so that was important for me to have.
Wedding photographer’s website
How did you choose your photographer?
I (Kerry) met Alex at a Wedding fayre with my mum and after looking through his work and chatting to him I knew I wanted to work with him. I showed Ben his website and he had already photographed our venue before which we really liked
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Absolutely! Alex and Claire were great from start to finish. We were unfortunately a couple that had to move our wedding and Alex was so accommodating and understanding. We also had a photoshoot with Alex before the wedding to get to know him and that was a great opportunity for us to discuss what kind of photos we wanted. We went for the natural photos with some “posed” photos and they all look absolutely beautiful. Alex and Claire were so professional but fun on the day and they handled our crazy family and friends perfectly! Alex is not afraid to get down on the floor to get some perfect shots and has a good eye for detail. I would 100% recommend Alex.
What’s your fondest memory of your wedding?
Our wedding day went SO quick but we decided to have a sweetheart table for the dinner reception and this just gave us both some time to stop and reflect on our lucky we were to be celebrating our day with all our family and friends. We also had some singing waiters who were AMAZING and again, Alex captured some fab photos from this.
Videographer details if applicable – and any thoughts for other couples about having a wedding video?
100000% recommend it! Alex actually recommended a guy called Graham who owns Two Towers Media and our video is so perfect! Alex and Graham worked so well together so would definitely recommend the dream team!
Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?
We got married at a venue called Warwick House in Southam. We went for this venue as we just got a really nice vibe from the staff and venue when we went. We both knew this was the place for us. We loved that it was an exclusive venue and our close family and friends could stay over for the night of the wedding. I couldn’t fault Warwick House and the staff were so friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble. Again, Alex knew exactly where to get some perfect shots of our venue and worked so well with the venue staff
Did you love wearing your outfits? How was your shopping experience, was it fun to find your wedding gear?
I adored my wedding dress! I went to a local shop called Forget Me Not Bridal Boutique in Nuneaton and Julie who owns the store is the nicest lady! She knew exactly what styles would suit me and despite my appointment being mid covid she made it as special as possible with my mum and maid of honour attending despite there being social distancing and masks! She has some gorgeous dresses!! Ben’s shopping experience was slightly different.. I sent him with two of his groomsmen to try on suits and they ended up having too many beers and forgot to try any suits on!! Luckily we knew what style we wanted and ended up getting some black tuxedos from Next as they have so many different sizes for a great price!
Did you hire a florist? Tell us about any floral amazingness
We didn’t hire a florist as Ben’s mum is a florist which we were so grateful for! She is amazing at what she does so she created all of our beautiful flowers and also decorations. Linda made our flower arch which took weeks to make and she made this by hand with silk flowers and it was gorgeous!!
As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was?
Cakes by Sophie Page, could not fault her work. Our wedding cake was delicious and we had so many compliments! It also looked beautiful and it was one thing we didn’t need to worry about as she just got on with it. Highly recommend her and if you check her out on Instagram you’ll see all her amazing creations!
Did you have any wedding readings? What were they?
Yes my wonderful brother did a wedding reading. I couldn’t tell you what it was called but it was so special to have my brother do a reading which is all captured on video so we can look back on it in years to come.
What was your first dance song? Why did you choose it?
We chose Stand By Me by Ben E King. I can’t say we chose it for any special meaning because this was definitely one of the hardest tasks of the wedding planning! We just absolutely love the song and kept going back to that one.
Favourite wedding suppliers
Midlands wedding photographer AJTImages
Forget Me Not Bridalwear in Nuneaton
Lisa at Beauty and the Bride for makeup
Beau Bella Hair designs (mobile hair stylist)
Two towers media – videographer who works so well with Alex at AJT images
Cakes by Sophie Page
Warwickshire wedding photographer AJTImages is a member of English Wedding