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Top 10 West Midlands Wedding Venues

I am so lucky to be a West Midlands wedding photographer as I get work at some magnificent wedding venues.  Having been a photographer for a few years now, I am lucky enough to be recommended by some amazing wedding venues. Below are my top ten venues in the West Midlands.

  1. Shustoke Farm Barns

I always love returning to shoot at Shustoke Farm Barns wedding venue as it is such an elegant place.  This collection of warm red brick and 18thcentury barn buildings in rural Warwickshire are the perfect setting for a relaxed and rustic wedding.  I particularly love their beautiful courtyard with ancient olive trees.  Simply stunning!

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  1. The Mill Barns

Shooting Mill Barns wedding photography is a West Midlands wedding photographers dream booking.  Imagine three magnificent oak framed wedding barns in a waterfront location. Luxury onsite accommodation, eight acres of mature landscaped gardens and mesmerising water features that give me the most exquisite backdrop when photographing my couples and their guests.

  1. Bredenbury Court Barns

Let me set the picture so you can understand how shooting Bradenbury Court Barns wedding photography feels.  Imagine the most stunning rustic barn venue, coupled with a charming orangery and welcoming atrium nestled within a gorgeous country estate which enjoys remarkable views over miles and miles of rolling countryside.  In fact you don’t have to imagine take a look at the image below!

  1. Iscoyd Park

The thing about shooting at Iscoyd Park is that you know you’re in safe hands.  This beautiful country house and gardens are not just the perfect romantic and elegant wedding venue, but the team there deliver a bespoke wedding for their clients every time.  If you want your wedding done your way then speak to these guys.

  1. Elite Tents

I love, love, love shooting Elite Tents wedding photography.  Whether it’s a fairy-lit wedding tipi celebration on a mid-summer’s night, a music festival tipi lighting up the valley, A festive party tipi warmed by fire pits against the backdrop of snow or a Moroccan chill-out snug.  These guys deliver every time.  So whatever your wedding dream, Elite Tents stunning Scandinavian tipis will create it. So if you’re looking for an outdoorsy, boho, laidback festival feel to your wedding day, start by speaking to Elite tents.

  1. Pendrell Hall

I always love shooting a Pendrell Hall wedding because it is such a majestic wedding venue.  It combines all the character and romance of Victorian England with crisp contemporary interiors and stunning grounds that can host beautiful outdoor weddings.  Their award winning wedding team offer great flexibility allowing you to really have your day done your way.

  1. Newlands Bishop Farm

At Newlands Bishop Farm, no two weddings are ever the same. This is because couples and their guests are given exclusive use of the farm and so many options on how their wedding day plays out.  So if a rustic farm wedding with tipis, firepits and hale bales for seating is your thing then Newlands Bishop Farm could be the wedding venue for you.

  1. Curradine Barns

When I return to shoot at Curradine Barns, I am always blown away by what a stunning wedding venue it is. Originally constructed as a grain store the red-brick barns are a fine example of early 19thcentury rural architecture.  A contemporary, atmospheric and charming wedding venue.  Really, take a look!

  1. Warwick House

What can I say about shooting Warwick House wedding photography other than ‘wow’!  Set in the heart of Shakespeare’s county close to Stratford-upon-Avon Warwick House is a prestigious wedding venue.  Grand and elegant it makes the most beautiful backdrop for a wedding any time of the year.

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  1. Davenport House

I simply love Georgian houses so I simply love shooting wedding photography at Davenport House.  Lovingly restored in 2017, this magnificent Grade I listed Georgian country house is just stunning.  With original authentic features and beautiful gardens and grounds it really is a West Midlands wedding photographers dream wedding venue.

 

These are just 10 of the amazing wedding venues that the West Midlands has to offer. There are so many more.  So if you’re planning your wedding right now, I hope this has been helpful.  And if you’re looking for an experienced West Midlands wedding photographer then get in touch.  I’d love to hear about your wedding plans.

Blackwell Grange – Warwickshire Wedding Venue

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….

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Mythe Barn Wedding Styling Inspiration

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!

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Rustic Wedding Theme Inspiration – Wedding of my dreams

One of the things us Photographers get a chance to do when the wedding season is coming to an end, is blog! Over the next few months, you are going to see a lot of blog posts and they are going to be full of inspiration.

This one is absolutely packed full of it. Wedding of my dreams asked if I would be involved in a shoot to capture a lot of things you can buy off their amazing site. Each table had a different theme and every little thing you can see on these tables, you can buy! Make sure you have a good look around and if there is anything that you fall in love with, you now know where you can get it from. Starting with….

A classic neutral theme with a hint of Gold….

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How to make your own confetti cones.

I see many amazing things at weddings and many of those things, my couples have been clever enough to make themselves and now you are going to get a chance to see a ‘how to’ on making confetti cones yourself!

The Wedding of my Dreams sell a lot of pretty things and everything you see on how to make these confetti cones, you will find on their site. I helped them capture these images for an article in this months You and Your Wedding Magazine.

If you find this helpful, coming soon is a how to on making your own World map table plan!

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Children’s entertainment at weddings – Birmingham Wedding Photography

Over the course of this month I want to recommend certain things that I think some people might not know are available. It’s quite common now for couples to want Child free weddings and this is absolutely fine but there are some that would like Children to attend but are afraid of them getting bored, becoming upset and the Parents not being able to enjoy themselves.

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Alrewas Hayes Wedding Photographer – Pumpkin Events Styled Shoot

I am extremely fortunate to work with some very talented people in the wedding industry and I wanted to share some of their creations with you. The brains behind organising and styling this shoot is Abigail from Pumpkin Events.

The shoot was held in a beautiful venue called Alrewas Hayes in Burton on Trent and this is where we all worked together to bring you some wedding eye candy!

If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding, it doesn’t get much better than this! Pinterest is screaming out for this lot so pin away! Whether you are looking for invites, cakes, dresses or hair and make up artists, I hope this helps with that journey.

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Alcott Wedding Venue – West Midlands Wedding Photographer

At this time of year, there have been some wonderful engagements and some very excited couples are going to be searching for their perfect venue.

I have been to some amazing venues so I’m going to be blogging about venues I would recommend and include some information about them. First up is Alcott Weddings.

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The first time I visited Alcott Weddings was to have a cuppa with Lucy. Lucy runs Alcott Weddings and you can see how much this venue means to her within 5 minutes of being in her company.

I didn’t go armed with my camera this time so the photos included are off my trusted iPhone but it gives you an idea of what this beautiful place is like.

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Elite Tents Open Day – Amazing Wedding Tipis

You know when you chat to someone and it feels like you’ve known them for ages? It was very much like that with Sophie from Elite Tents! After talking a few times and realising we had a few things in common (where we like to eat ;)), I was over the moon when she said Jacquie, the amazing boss Lady, said that I could come along to the open day as a supplier.

Before we had even finished setting up, people were keen to get through the door. This is how special their tipis are! You wouldn’t believe how many people came to the open day, not knowing what to expect but then leaving knowing they could not do without these for their wedding.

Couples book these tipis when they want something a bit different and this all comes to light when you get chatting and hear about their plans! I am grateful to Jacquie and Sophie for inviting me along so I was able to do this at the open day. I met some wonderful couples and their plans made me excited as a Photographer.

It is surreal how big these tipis are when you enter them, Tardis springs to mind!! If you are curious, I’d highly recommend getting in touch with the team, they are so helpful and will answer any questions you have. Better still, I hope to see you at the next open day!

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