Jo and Russ were married at Hampton Manor, Solihull. They work and live in London, but coming from Birmingham they tied the knot back home with friends and family in attendance.
I photographed Jo and Russ’s wedding pre shoot at this venue a couple of months before. I was a bit warmer back then. So this time I packed my jumper just in case.
Because of the distance we keep in touch via phone and email. One email from Russ read, ‘Jo has a love of panda’s. Not in a funny way. She loves them. So I have a surprise for her’. Not to spoil the surprise Russ said, ‘everything will become clear at the reception’.
After the wedding ceremony we headed off for a few portraits. Until it got a bit to cold for the bride and groom. With the drinks reception over the food was served and speeches spoken. Everyone was in a party mood and I could see these guys were ready to hit the dance floor.
After the first dance Russ was nowhere to be seen. Until Jo was called onto the dance floor to be greeted by a giant panda. Yep, Russ loves this girl so much she got to dance with a panda. Well Russ, dressed as a panda at least.
Wedding venue: Hampton Manor. Hampton-In-Arden, Solihull