When Becca and Kirsty announced their engagement, plans for the day soon began to unfold and it was exciting to see as their wedding photographer. They chose the amazing Ashfield House in Standish, Manchester as their perfect wedding venue and it didn’t fail to disappoint. From their wonderful bridal prep area, light and spacious rooms, to the excellent staff on the day, they had thought of everything.
Becca and Kirsty both got ready at the venue but in separate rooms. Whilst Becca’s room was buzzing with lots of Women getting ready, Kirsty’s room was full of calm, although I think that was more nerves ;).
The touches throughout the day were perfect. From the beautiful floral displays, filling not only the reception rooms but also the walls of the venue, down to the effort made to make every guest feel special. Nothing went unnoticed. It does always make me laugh when the singing waiters make their entrance and fall over in the wedding reception.
Grab a cuppa and take a minute to have a look at their day. It was perfect…..
Blackwell Grange is a wedding venue that is based in the North Cotswolds. This beautiful Barn venue is within easy reach of Birmingham, Cheltenham and Oxford and the nearby towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa, as well as London and the Home Counties.
Their spaces are diverse and characterful; from the original Thatch Barn, where your ceremony will take place and then across the Apple Tree Lawn to their contemporary Orchard Barn, the venue for your wedding breakfast and celebration. They even have a honeymoon cottage for your overnight stay but no one is allowed to see it apart from the couple, the night of the wedding. This is a really cute surprise for the couple after they have planned the whole day.
I was very fortunate to be asked to capture a styled shoot hosted by Country House Weddings. There were amazing suppliers involved and what they created was beautiful. I have put a selection of these images together, to offer some inspiration to anyone thinking about getting married here or lucky enough to be. I hope you like them….
At the end of last year, I was asked to be part of a styled shoot, styled by The Rustic Wedding Company and florals beautifully put together by Passion for Flowers.
Every time I work with these ladies, something wonderful happens and I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this sooner.
If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding, this shoot is full of it. Grab a cuppa and get ready to fill your Pinterest board!
Mythe Barn Wedding Photographer
Mythe Barn Wedding Photographer
I get ridiculously excited about packaging. When I purchase something and they wrap it beautifully, it makes me want to go back there in the future. To me it shows time and care has gone into something, so what I give to my couples is extremely important to me. Their experience with me is extremely important to me. …Read more
What evening food is popular at weddings?
As an experienced West Midlands wedding photographer I see trends in weddings come and go but the current trend for outdoorsy, tipi, festival style weddings looks set to stay. Brides and grooms are looking for a more laidback rustic wedding that is more attuned to the way they live and like to enjoy themselves. Therefore when it comes to the question what evening food is popular at weddings? The answer is anything tasty, informal and fun. This is why many couples and wedding planners are increasing serving pizza to their guests in the evening.
So hiring a caterer with their own authentic wood fired oven to cook to serve pizza directly to your guests could be a good way to go. What better gives that festival vibe than a street food style stand making fresh pizza to order?
Though you may not need to use a separate caterer. Find out if you’re wedding venue has an outside pizza oven now (many of them will). Then you can have waiters delivering pizza slices on wood or slate boards directly to tables for guests to tuck in to thus creating a fun and intimate eating experience. Alternatively, pizza can be ordered bespoke for guests and served in ‘take away style’ boxes. …Read more
It’s always really interesting where my couples find my work to be able to get in touch and Julia found me on Pinterest, searching for her venue. I’ve been to Chiswell Street Dining Rooms before and was really excited to be going back. …Read more
Should I buy wedding insurance?
Over my years as an experienced Birmingham wedding photographer I have had several panicked calls from stressed brides because the photographer they booked has let them down and they don’t have wedding insurance. I always endeavour to shoot their wedding for them and if I’m already booked on their date, I help them to find somebody who can. On top of the stress they often end up paying out twice for a wedding photographer. This happens to me at least once a year and I always feel so sorry for the brides and grooms involved.
Weddings are happy occasions that almost always go off without any drama (unless you’re a soap opera character!) However there are many things that could happen that are beyond your control and could mean that your wedding has to be cancelled or rearranged. So, in my opinion, the short answer to ‘should I buy wedding insurance’ is yes! You definitely should.
Having a photographer let you down is terrible but is just one of many things that can go wrong. Imagine your wedding venue having a fire or a flood and is consequently inaccessible to you and all of your guests. Imagine any of your suppliers going bust, your wedding and bridesmaids dresses get damaged and ruined, extreme weather preventing half of your guests attending, or the unthinkable thought of the bride or groom becoming extremely ill. What happens then? …Read more
I love shooting Cotswold weddings especially when I get to work with great couples like Sarah and Alex who had a beautiful summer wedding in the pretty and historic market town of Chipping Campden.
Sarah’s parents Karen and Thomas opened up their beautiful home and garden to host the wedding. On the day I arrived early so I could take some shots of Sarah and her bridal party making their final preparations.
The family had worked flat out to create a perfect wedding venue. The marquee, all dressed and ready to receive the guests, looked fabulous and the garden looked simply stunning.
Sarah was in good hands with her family and maid of honour Emily there to help her with any final preparations. Along with some of the four flower girls (Lizze, Emily, Emma and Nele) Sarah looked stunning in her lace vintage style fitted dress, the very essence of beautiful and understated glamour. …Read more