The Mount Hotel Wedding Photography

Normally, I get booked at least 18-months in advanced as a photographer for weddings, but sometimes there is a bit of a curve ball to that familiarity. Case in point would be Chantelle & Adrian, a couple who are so incredibly chilled, but a pair who obviously don’t like to mess about – they got engaged in October, then booked me in January for their micro wedding in April at The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton. Now that’s efficient!

OK, we had to kick the can down the road a couple of months due to the dreaded C-word (not that one…but still appropriate, somehow!), but even though their big day in June was held when restrictions were a little looser, they kept to the essence of what they really wanted; to only have their nearest and dearest join them on their wedding day.

The Mount Hotel is a beautiful Country Manor set in the Tettenhall Wood area of Wolverhampton, and is a great place to get some awesome wedding photos. I was informed at 6am that morning by Chantelle that the ceremony would be happening outside. Result, thought I – it was the hottest day of the year at that point, so it would be rude not to!

I rocked up a bit early to have a look around and ran into Becky; a member of the family who was hard at work styling The Drawing Room, and did an amazing job (those graphic designers have an expert-level attention to detail).

After doing my recon of all the spots that I wanted to get some portraits at later, I took some shots of the details before making my way upstairs to the suite where Chantelle was getting ready. The Bridal prep was in full swing, with Chanel Graham on hair duty and Emily Grosvenor on makeup. It was a relaxed start to the day with Chantelle enjoying a single glass of Prosecco – or, at least, I only spotted one glass being consumed before I popped downstairs to greet Adrian and his brother, Anthony.

After a few shots of the boys, I was back in the suite just in time for the finishing touches. Chantelle looked stunning in her Phase Eight wedding dress, and it was not long before it was go time!

Outside in the gardens, guests started gathering while Adrian was waiting patiently, looking very dapper in his three-piece blue suit from Asos. The sun was beaming down hard, but that didn’t distract from what was a beautiful ceremony.

After the I do’s, we all stayed in the gardens for the drink’s reception. Family and friends who probably haven’t seen each other in months all caught up while the chilled tunes played in the background.

With the drinks quaffed, we made our way into The Drawing Room for the wedding breakfast, which was preceded by entertaining and endearing speeches from both Adrian and Anthony.  After everyone tucked into their meals, the cake made by Sugar Rush Cakes by Marie was given it’s traditional cutting before I collared the new Mr. & Mrs. for a wander around to get their portraits.  Chantelle told me earlier in the year that she and Adrian both hate getting their photos taken, but I’m sure you will agree with me that they absolutely nailed their portraits!

It was amazingly fun being along for the ride as the photographer for Chantelle & Adrian’s micro wedding at The Mount Hotel (even getting a sunburned forehead didn’t dampen my spirits!). Below you can check out the slideshow of some of the photos taken on the day.

And, of course, if you’re looking to have a wedding photographer at your wedding in Staffordshire, then click please do drop me a line to find out how I can document your day.