“amazing job at capturing our wedding!”

Brogan and Ben


The Bond Birmingham Wedding

I had an enjoyable day as Brogan and Ben’s The Bond Birmingham wedding photographer, especially as this was the first time visiting this unique venue on my doorstep.

The Bond Company is situated in the heart of the Digbeth area of Birmingham, not too far other venues like Fazeley Studios and The Old Library.

Usually, when I photograph in these city centre venues, I get to show the urban vibes by featuring the copious amounts of street art everywhere.

But his wedding was different, as The Bond Company has a canal-side location and is surrounded by historic restored Victorian buildings and a planted courtyard to relax in.

The Wedding Day

The day started with me meeting up at The Bond Birmingham to capture the groom and friends decorating the room’s before the wedding.

Then I travelled over to where the Brogan was getting ready to photograph her getting ready in the morning.

When I arrived back at The Bond, I met up with the registrar Tom Skehan for a brief chat before the ceremony. Tom has presided over many weddings I’ve been at over the years, and you won’t forget his face, as he’s an official Tony Blair look-a-like.

Naturally, he was at his peak with his current jokes etc while Tony Blair was prime-minister. But it’s good to see him still serving as a registrar. He’s a great character and if you get him as your registrar, you’ll have a relaxed and enjoyable ceremony.

After the ceremony, the relaxed and fun tone of the day continued until the evening, as Brogan, Ben and their friends certainly know how to have a good time!

As usual, I’ll let their images, tell the complete story of an amazing The Bond Birmingham wedding ceremony and reception.

The Bond Birmingham Wedding Images

Their Bond Birmingham Wedding Story In their Own Words

HOW THEY BOTH MET

In the British Army in 2004 while we were doing our Mechanics training

HOW HE PROPOSED

On my 30th birthday I thought all my presents were done until flowers arrived with a note to say there’s one more present…down on one knee he was. (Although he had his leg in plaster at the time which I’m sure he didn’t have as part of his plan)

THE WEDDING DAY

The Bride Wore: oh my god I can’t remember! How bad, and it’s away for cleaning atm so can’t check!
The Groom Wore: French connection
Jewellery/Accessories: Swarovski jewellery
Hair/Make-up Done: Hair by preeya makeup by Olivia Alice
Flowers: Anthony Rowe (owns the market stall in bullring)
Invitations: homemade (mostly my sister)
Ceremony Place: The Bond Company
Wedding Theme/Style: rustic

EVENING RECEPTION

Reception Place: The Bond Company
First Dance Song: She’s Royal by Taurus Riley
Cake: Love Cake Supplies
Colours: Pink and Grey
Decor Elements: Mostly home made decorations, oversized balloons by Beaus Balloons

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Brogan’s Answer: Walking down the aisle
Ben’s Answer: During my speech I was thanking people who had helped us with the wedding, my new wife went to hand out a bouquet of flowers but her dress was so big it ended up dragging one of the balloon decorations along with her. The whole room broke into hysterics and is so typical of Mrs Mackie.

HONEYMOON

Place: Singapore and Maldives

WEDDING ADVICE

Don’t stress when planning and definitely not on the day, enjoy having all your best family and friends with you to celebrate. The day really does fly by take a moment with your new husband/wife to stand back and look at who has turned out for you.


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