A Picture Perfect Snowy Church Wedding in Ombersley


New Years Eve Wedding Day

When the weather plays ball, winter weddings are always an absolute joy to photograph. I love the vibrant florals and bridesmaids dresses and the misty atmosphere. A hazy winter’s day offers fantasticly soft light too. Add a downpour of snow a few days before a wedding and you have it. A photographer’s dream!

This is exactly what I was faced with for this wedding on New Year’s Eve. This wedding was my first to offer our combined photo and video package so I was working with one of my carefully selected videographers.

Bridal Preparation

After a relaxed hour spent capturing the bride getting ready at home, we travelled over to the church on Ombersley High Street. It looked beautiful in the snow, with winter sunlight shining through the trees. I knew we would get some gorgeous images if we managed to beat the sunset once out of the church.

The Groom’s Arrival

The groom arrived to the church to greet guests looking very dapper. He even had a special wedding face mask as required by law at the time. It was a great way to add a little fun to something serious on their wedding day.

The Bride’s Arrival

The couple had an intimate ceremony at St Andrews Church in the village of Ombersley. The bride grew up here so the church is very special to her. She arrived in a vintage car which pulled up outside the misty church entrance.

A Beautiful Church Ceremony

It was a very small wedding due to restrictions, so the couple live streamed their ceremony via Zoom. This was a lovely touch, especially when some of the virtual guests delivered surprise messages for them.

Confetti & Family Photographs

The couple exited the church to all of their guests and a lovely confeti throw. This was lit beautifully by the winter sun which was going down fast. It provided the most gorgeous light from the side of the church.

Out Into The Snow

Once outside, although pushed for daylight time, we managed to capture some lovely moments in the snow. Ths included an impromptu snowball fight in the adjoining field next to the church! By this time, we were working by the light of the videographer’s LED bulbs and I’m sure the village residents thought we were mad. Helped by me lying on my back in the snow to “get the right angle”. There is little we won’t do for a good shot!

St Andrew’s Church & The Crown and Sandys

So there it is, my final wedding of 2020. What a year we’ve all had but what an amazing way to finish it! We’d love to chat with you about your wedding plans if you’re getting married soon. St Andrew’s Church on Omberlsey High Street is a gorgeous place to get married. The Crown and Sandys pub is a popular option as a wedding reception venue too and it’s just a few meters along the High Street.

Getting Married in or near Ombersley?

Would you like to chat with us about your wedding photography? If so, please get in touch to check our availability and arrange a chat. You’ll find more information on our wedding pricing here and you can also view our full wedding portfolio here.

Visit the Crown and Sandys website by clicking here. Visit St Andrew’s Church’s website by clicking here.

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