Electric Cinema, Birmingham wedding photography (Jordanna + Dave)

It’s not often you get asked to photograph a secret wedding. It’s also not often you get asked to photograph a wedding in the UK’s oldest working cinema. When Jordanna first got in touch with me and asked me to do BOTH of these things at the same time, I knew it was going to be something really special.

It’s always so flattering when a fellow photographer books you – Jordanna is an amazing photographer herself and I was over the moon that she thought of me for her wedding pictures, particularly since it was going to be such a fun little adventure! It was very short and sweet – just 4 hours of photography from getting ready to the meal, but honestly, there was SO much amazing stuff crammed into those 4 hours!

Jordanna got ready at the eye-poppingly cute LeKeux Vintage Salon before hopping in a taxi to get hitched at the incredible Electric Cinema in front of only 20 of their closest family. The ceremony was wonderful – beautifully intimate and atmospheric, as well as absolutely hilarious and completely unique. I loved the film reel that Jordanna and Dave had chosen to play in the background and I think I can safely say that this has been and probably will be the first and last time I will ever see Silence of the Lambs involved in a wedding ceremony. Jordanna and Dave have a brilliant and mischievous sense of humour and this was really reflected in the choices they made – at several points in the ceremony I couldn’t help laughing out loud, and was relieved each time to hear that thankfully everyone else was too!

From the cinema we ambled through Birmingham city centre, through the Christmas Markets to the canal, where a gorgeous barge was waiting to take everyone on a lovely dinner cruise. It was such a wonderful day  – Jordanna looked absolutely beautiful (LOVED her dress and veil), it was full to the brim with laughter, love and character, and I am officially in love with their beautiful little boy Rocco – I defy anyone not to melt when you see how scrumptious he is. Jordanna kept me giggling the whole time and I could not have enjoyed photographing this totally unique day any more than I did. Thanks so much for having me Jordanna and Dave – and MASSIVE congratulations!!!


  1. Jordanna

    You are too kind, Anna! I’m glad you enjoyed yourself…we sure had a laugh! And of course – we are totally thrilled with your handiwork. As awesome as ever! xx

  2. joanna

    love every image…. sublime anna… you are my hero xx

  3. Lisa

    What a beautiful wedding and what gorgeous photos. So pretty. xx

  4. Lisa

    I think this one of my favourite weddings of yours. Absolutely stunning photos x

  5. Amie

    Jordanna!!!! What an amazing wedding!!! Pictures are beautiful Anna…what a lovely picture story. Love this! xx

  6. Karla Gowlett

    Completely agree!! This is probably my favourite wedding, Anna (which is a challenge as I love all your wedding shoots!!) So much detail and beautifully captured! What a fantastic day! X

  7. danielle rocks

    i am blown away! each image is STUNNING! <3

  8. Chloe

    I love your photos. Not sure I’ve told you that before. x

  9. pen

    I don’t think I can tell you enough how much I love your work. So distinctive, and I love every image. Truly.

  10. Deborah

    That was a truly unique wedding day. Blown away! I absolutely love all the attention to detail and the amazing photos. Your Weddington Boots were classic (glad you liked them!) Can we have a pic of these for the shop? Much love xx

  11. Kate

    Hi Anna, I dont normally comment on here but I agree with some of the others-one of my favs, wonderful. Love the fairground shot x

  12. Caroline

    Such incredible photos! Rock on Anna xx

  13. Michelle

    Gorgeous wedding and beautiful pictures xxx

  14. John j

    Like to location guys well done:)

  15. Laura Babb

    Wonderful. Congratulations, lovely Jordanna, and beautiful work as always, Anna.

  16. Sarah A. Walsh

    I’ve been sooooooooo curious about how you would look & what you would do since you told me about your wedding. I’ve been bursting to see your wedding pics.
    Ah where to start it’s all fab, especially wedding breakfast on the barge 🙂
    Love the attention to details, oh and the cake & the pom-poms; simple but effective.
    Fab photo’s! So many to chose from, I love the one of you both crossing the street & then walking up towards Hill Street.
    P.S. Can’t believe the Jordanna thought “wow, he’s a grumpy git”, lol.

  17. Vicki

    Oh WOW! what an incredible unique wedding!!! They did good and OMG LOVE YOUR PHOTOS!!! amazing! ❤



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