Cornwall Wedding Photographer in Birmingham: Jodie and James' Digbeth Mexican Themed Wedding

Creative wedding photography Birmingham


Jodie and James’ Birmingham wedding photography was a bit of a departure from the norm for me - usually I arrive at some rural bolthole where the bride is getting ready and take lots of lovely photos in the natural setting - but this was my first ever urban wedding! Jodie was getting ready at a central birmingham Travelodge, and James at his home nearby before they headed to the church in Moseley to say their vows.

Upcycled sustainable wedding inspiration

Jodie and James had really upped the ante with the DIY elements of the day - Jodie’s dress was actually her mum’s wedding dress that her mum then altered so that it was a cute little 50’s number; all of the flowers had been bought from the supermarket the day before and had been made into bright bouquets of gerberas by Jodie’s mum; and the confetti was all handmade too!

Mexican themed wedding photography

When Jodie had told me that they were going for a Mexican fiesta feel for their wedding day, but that it was also a church wedding, I wasn’t sure how the two would merge! But it turns out that if you take a modern art deco church, add several massive cacti (salvaged from a John Lewis display), several hundred brightly coloured pom-poms and two frizzy haired alpacas, then a Mexican themed wedding you shall have!

The reception was held at the gorgeous Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath - a cosy place with a great courtyard and even better food! Unfortunately by the wedding guests arrived by double decker routemaster bus, the heavens had opened and the courtyard didn’t really get a look in.

Dress: Handmade/altered by the Bride’s mother
Hair: Le Keux Vintage Salon
Shoes: Irregular Choice
Cakes: The Real Junk Food Project and Oven No. 9
Venues: St Chads Church, Rubery and Kitchen Garden Cafe
Catering: Kitchen Garden Cafe