Claire & John got the wedding rule book and threw it straight out of the window.

They had their civil ceremony a week before their real wedding so that they wouldn’t be tied down by legal requirements. That meant they were then free to get married in their back garden, write their own vows and give their guests a surprise dance lesson before heading over to the intimate but very cool Kitchen Garden Cafe in Birmingham for some great food and a proper party.

Our kind of wedding!

Dress from our neighbours at The Couture Company

Thanks to Paul Clapperton for second shooting this one with me and massive thanks to Claire & John for inviting us along to such a cool wedding.

It was also our first time working alongside our good pals Shutterbox. Can’t wait to see what they came up with.

19 responses to “Claire & John – No Ordinary Wedding”

  1. Jo Blenkhorn says:

    Congratulations and wow! Amazing photo’s Claire, love the style of the whole affair! Looks like you had a fabulous day :) xx

  2. Love the party venue and in particular your party dancing shots…super funky!

  3. Gill Royston says:

    These are stunning photos, they really capture the atmosphere on the day. Absolutely perfect x

  4. Alexa says:

    Amazing pictures. You captured it perfectly, LOVE!

  5. Michelle says:

    fantastic – what an amazing day!

  6. jo says:

    I wish I had been there…love the pics…claire was an awesome bride x

  7. These are truly fantastic, looks like such a fun wedding. I adore the super hero table plan. Amazing! Love the creative angles of the getting ready shots and the ring shot is one of my favourites ever!

  8. rhiannon says:

    Love this! That ring shot is ingenious!!

  9. Brilliant, what an awesome looking day, so much character. Looking forward to your workshop.

  10. Paul Gaynor says:

    Wow! Brilliant photos. Great reminder of a great day. Captures the spirit of it perfectly. Wouldn’t mind doing it all again soon. Who’s next?

  11. Pamela Kilbey says:

    These are amazing photos that really capture how special the day was; how much fun we all had; how beautiful the bride was and how much John and Claire love each other. Thank you Steve for being such a great photographer x

  12. Steve Kilbey says:

    I have just relived that great day! What superb shots and stunning use of background. The smiles on all the faces reflect the joy of everyone. Thanks, Steve, you are a true artist.

  13. S.Reyes says:

    Wonderful pictures! So nice to be back to the Claire and John Special day!! I love the colours and the composition truly shows how amazing the day was!! Well done!

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  16. Claire Kilbey says:

    Just wow – you already know how much we love these (I think our whooping and laughing at the viewing might have been a clue), but thanks again. True luminous portraits, just wonderful. Simply can NOT pick my favourites from the full album either, too many stunning images of all our loved ones to choose from!

  17. Matt Long says:

    Amen to throwing the rule book out the window!

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