The Mount Wedding Photography – Charlotte and Tod
Charlotte & Tod’s day was full of fun, emotion, and great moments between family and friends. Our latest wedding road trip brought us to the historic village of Tettenhall, where we caught up with Charlotte and the bridesmaids first thing.
I left Katie with the bridal party and headed off to Tod’s parents house; I was met by Tod, his mum, dad and the best man, and we spent the morning getting ready amongst the quirky antiques and original-feature charm of their Victorian terrace (not too dissimilar to our own little fisherman’s cottage!).
We arrived to the church after a short drive, and waited for Charlotte and the bridal party to arrive. Katie and the bridal car followed shortly afterwards, and waited outside with Charlotte and her dad, capturing those last moments before she walked down the aisle.
The reception was held at The Mount Hotel in Tettenhall, in a grand, balconied room with a beautiful neo-Jacobean style plaster ceiling and balcony for Charlotte and Tod to make their entrance in style.
We love taking our couples out for portraits in a secluded part of the grounds, and so we headed for the beautiful wooded garden, away from the hustle and bustle of the party. There were some great trees here, and it helped us to shelter from the glaring mid-day sun, as well as creating some gorgeous, romantic light. This gave Charlotte and Tod a few moments to catch up as we captured some portraits of them just after they were married, before heading to the wedding breakfast.
The party started, and what an incredible room to have it in; the ballroom at The Mount was designed by Edward Ould in 1865, and it’s amazing that some 151 years later, this space is still used for incredible parties. We loved the balcony in this room – we don’t often get to shoot from high up in the ceiling, so we were able to have a little experiment with it. Katie stayed up high trying something new and super-creative, while I got close on the dance floor to get the emotional reactions first-hand. The combination of having both of us shooting completely different angles and using our own vision independently, has ended up with some of my absolute favourite dance shots.
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