Collaborative shoot at Highbury Hall

Back in June 2018, I got together with a few of my favourite wedding suppliers  at Highbury Hall.

“Located only three miles from Birmingham city centre, Highbury Hall offers the best of both worlds. Excellent road and rail networks make it easily accessible, yet, with in a tranquil and secluded setting, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the heart of the countryside”

This makes Highbury an ideal wedding location.

“Highbury Hall is the perfect wedding venue for up to 100 daytime guests for your civil ceremony and wedding breakfast with a further 60 guests for the evening reception”
Together with Make-up and Hair by Gemma, Toni from Lief Bridal, Judith of Pollen Floral Joy, Amy of Event Styling by Amy Victoria, Reana of Bee & The Bear Bakes and Kerry of Bouquet Chic Unique we got together to set up a photo-shoot for Highbury.

Gemma set to creating the beautiful flawless bridal look for our stunning model Miss Rosie Lea. She created a perfect ‘up do’ hairstyle with accessories by Kerry of Bouquet Chic Unique adding glitz and glamour with a beautiful crystal hair slide.

We were loaned stunning jewellery by Element Bespoke Jewellery, a wedding and engagement ring and a pair of white gold and diamond earrings. They specialise in wedding and engagement rings and hand-make all their commissions at their workshop in Birmingham’s Jewellery quarter.

Have you ever seen a more stunning model? thank you to Miss Rosie Lea for being our perfect bride!

Judith of Pollen Floral Joy created the most beautiful displays and bouquets for the shoot…

I think you will agree that Toni of Lief bridal made the best choice when it came to the dress and veil combination, it totally complimented the venue.

Amy of Event Styling by Amy Victoria decorated the beautiful balcony to make the most of the features of Highbury.

Judith made the most of the staircase with the stunning arrangements,

Top top the shoot off, Reana of Bee & the Bear Bakes created the most amazing cake inspired by the house and its decor… I have never seen such detail in a wedding cake.

Highbury is such a stylish venue, we really enjoyed working there and bringing our own ideas to the shoot. Thank you to Highbury |Hall for having us and from me personally to all my lovely talented friends for bringing your business knowledge to the table…

Marie & Darren ~ The Moat House (part 3)

It’s been so long since part 2 to my post on Marie & Darren’s wedding at The Moat House, Acton Trussell… this summer has been totally amazing and I have found myself totally unable to get into blogging! I will make a real effort now to get back into it.

once Marie & Darren had taken some time to talk with their guests, I took them for a walk around The Moat House grounds to take their couple shots. In the beautiful sunlight we managed to get some beautiful images.

Back at The Moat House, it was time for their Wedding breakfast with speeches first

time for gifts, friends and laughter…

time for all to gather around the cake,

take your places to watch the first dance…

thank you to Marie & Darren for letting me post some of their wedding images. X

Marie & Darren ~ The Moat House (part 2)

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It was time for Marie to get into her stunning wedding gown

because Dad was ready to take her to the isle!

Marie was positively glowing and ready to finally marry Darren, so I got to the front to capture the moment she walked down the isle

lets take another look at that dress

we went straight outside for drinks and nibbles and group photos! paying close attention not to fall in the canal which runs along the side of the Moat House grounds

my total favourite confetti shots!

part 3 coming soon…

Marie & Darren ~ The Moat House, Acton Trussell

A beautiful sunny Saturday back in July I set out for The Moat House in Acton Trussell. Arriving in the bridal suite I set to capturing Marie and her Mum, Bridesmaids and a room full of children all egar to see the stunning bride… make-up artist Gemma Howard-Masters ( Make-up and hair by Gemma ) was putting the final touches to her perfect bridal look.

 

Marie had a lovely morning at The Moat House with bubbly and a few delicious doorstop sandwiches. Her best friends attempted to keep her away from the window when she spotted her fiance Darren!

Time to put on the dress…. a few details too….

 

part two coming soon….

Gorcott Hall – Helen & Lee (part 3)

The reception room was decorated beautifully, by Make me smile Balloons and Events with floral displays by Behind the Back Garden,

in pride of place, the cake by Baa Baa Bakery.

Helen & Lee’s guests took their seats, and awaited the arrival of the couple…

The speeches were well received before the fabulous afternoon tea…

Lou & I took an hour out to leave the guests to eat and chat without our camera’s trained on them and we returned just in time to see Annie’s Antics Ice Cream van arrive, which caused a stir…such a fabulous idea…

Whilst the band set up, evening guests arrived and the evening reception began,

As the evening progressed it was time for the cutting of the cake…

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followed by the first dance…

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it was time for a bit of a boogie!

I took to opportunity to suggest a ‘halo’ shot, outside… I think it rounds off Helen & Lee’s images perfectly.

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Thank you to Helen & Lee for choosing me as their wedding photographer. Both myself and Louise had a fabulous day capturing special moments from their day.

Gorcott Hall Helen & Lee (part 2)

As the music from harpist Lizzie Peacock played, Helen was led down the isle by her father, the proudest man present that day, besides Lee of course.

Waiting along side Lee, their beloved dog, Paddy…the Schnauzer

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Gorcott Hall boasts a most intimate ceremony room, very atmospheric and beautiful. Perfect for a wedding.

As Lee & Helen’s family’s and close friends looked on, Helen & Lee exchanged vows and were married…

With the nerve wracking part of the day over… Helen & Lee could now relax knowing it was now time to mingle, chat and speak with loved ones who were all eager to congratulate them both..

moving into the dining room of Gorcott Hall for drinks and canapes

A break in the cloud allowed us to trek outside for some group photographs

Whilst their guests made their way into the reception room, myself and Louise took the time to get some couple shots of the newly married couple…

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part 3….coming soon……..

Gorcott Hall ~ Helen & Lee (part 1)

On the 31st March I made my way to Gorcott Hall

to photograph the wedding of Helen & Lee

I’d met Helen through Louis Howard, who had previously photographed Helen & Lee’s dog, Paddy. Louis is a dear friend of mine and photographer of bumps, babies, doggies and Fine art portraiture, you can see more of her work here

Louis had recommended me to Helen & Lee as a wedding photographer and I suggested she join me as second photographer on the day.

We met early and took around the venue to get an idea of the best areas for couple portraits etc. We were given a very much needed cup of tea and we had a catch up and gossip before we went to find Helen to capture her Bride prep.

Make-up by Claire Bache

Whilst Helen had her hair and make-up done, Louis and I photographed THAT DRESS and a few details…

 

Helen had her friends and family around her on her wedding morning…including her baby dog, Paddy the Schnauzer!

The time ran away with us and it was time for Helen to get into her beautiful wedding dress…

I adore this picture, Helen’s flower girl… looking at her adoringly ‘when I grow up…’

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Helen’s Mum helped to fasten the dress whilst Claire added the finishing touches to Helen’s make-up

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Time to head downstairs to see Dad, and to wait for the registra…

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Meanwhile Lee was having a giggle with his best man…

part 2 coming soon….