First dance at shustoke barn

Shustoke Barn Wedding

Shustoke Barn Wedding

What's not to love about this Shustoke Barn wedding. It was an absolutely amazing day that I spent with Laura and Alex for their wedding day. A day full of fun and laughter with their friends and family in this beautiful Midlands wedding venue.

Venue information.

Shustoke Barn is an 18th Century red brick barn set around it's own private courtyard. The courtyard itself is ideal for guests to mingle before the wedding breakfast. Guests can stand out in the sun or relax in the shade under one part of the barn. There is enough room for 140 day guests and up to 200 for the evening who can dance the night away. Open until 1am, there is plenty of time for guests to hit the dance floor.

Laura and Alex's wedding story.

These guys and their guests were so much fun. They didn't want to have interruptions to their day, just let it flow whilst they do what they do best, enjoy themselves. Myself and the video guy, Marvin just kind of stood back and watched as things unfolded and captured their story. The dance floor was just as entertaining with everyone playing their part. The finale sparkler exit was as usual, a great moment with everyone joining in and helping making it memorable.

I really enjoyed working with these guys, every moment of the day was relaxed and fun. I also enjoyed working with Marvin too, a great guy to have as your videographer and very easy for me to work alongside.

Thank you also goes to Shustoke Barn for their hospitality towards me, very welcoming and friendly staff.

The biggest thanks though goes to Laura and Alex for having me as their photographer.

Venue - Shustoke Barn

Video - Through The Lens MM

Make Up - Kelly Collumb

Flowers - Penny Johnson 


Herefordshire Garden Wedding

Herefordshire Garden Wedding

In a day where you can have your wedding party pretty much anywhere, what better place than your parents farm. It was a beautiful setting with a marquee at the far end of the lawn and plenty of room for guests. The bride got ready upstairs in the farm house whilst family helped out making final preparations. It was also a time for kids to explore and have some fun too. Their ceremony was at St Dubricius church which is no longer in use but as the family were local, they managed to get a licence to use the church as a one off wedding.

It was a short walk to the church from the farm house and the sun came out just in time. After the ceremony, everyone made their way back to the marquee for a few drinks. One particular drink was the apple juice which was made on the farm, I had some and have to say it tasted amazing.

Celebrations, celebrations!

What a party this was, the band Call of the Cracken were on outstanding form and had the dance floor filled throughout the night. Not only did they perform, they were out on the dance floor rocking with the guests too, amazing fun.

I loved being a part of this Herefordshire Garden Wedding celebration and had a great time. The weather was ideal for the occasion and the scenery beautiful too. I would love to shoot another wedding of this type, relaxed and fun. If you are planning a wedding in your garden, or any other venue, get in touch soon.

As always, it was amazing to work with the following suppliers and entertainers.

Simply Stunning Hair and Beauty

Beauty by Hannah - Facebook page

Call of the Kraken - amazing band, check them out!

 


West Midlands Wedding Photographer - Lemore Manor

West Midlands Wedding Photographer

Another amazing Lemore Manor wedding. As a West Midlands wedding photographer, this is one the places that I absolutely adore working at. Some of my favourite weddings ever, have taken place at this beautiful Herefordshire wedding venue. It has everything you would need for your wedding. Beautiful interiors, stunning gardens and it's own chapel too. Spend your whole day in one location, from Bridal preparation to your party at night.

If you would like to book me as your wedding photographer, click the contact tab above and get in touch.

The Wedding.

This is the wedding of the awesome Helen and Henry back in August 2019. It was a very family orientated day, very relaxed and all about enjoying the company of friends and relatives, some of whom came from America. Helen spent the morning in the Hen house being pampered by Sasha Brown Make Up Artist and Hilary Read Hair. It was a morning for all of the girls to chat and relax whilst having a few glasses of fizz too. Henry looked extremely emotional when he saw the beautiful Helen making her down the aisle. It was all smiles after and plenty of fun times for everyone. Garden games, great food and more fizz made for a great afternoon. All this followed by a bit of dancing and a great sparkler run for the happy couple.

Wedding Suppliers Herefordshire

Venue Lemore Manor

Make up by Sasha Brown

Hair by Hilary Read

Flowers by Issy and Bella

As always, it was fantastic to work with these talented wedding suppliers. All Herefordshire based and extremely good at what they do.

 

To book me as your wedding photographer at Lemore Manor or any other venue, click the contact tab and tell me a bit about your plans.

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This amazing venue are having a Virtual Open Day on April 11th at 11am. Click HERE to join the Facebook group.


Worcestershire wedding photographer

Worcestershire Marquee Wedding - Natalie and Richard

Natalie and Richards Wedding

Natalie and Richards Worcestershire marquee wedding was such an amazing day. Great weather, great surroundings and most of all, great people. It all started for me at Natalie's bridal prep where along with her 8 bridesmaids, Natalie was being pampered in readiness for her big day. There was a lot of excitement in the room as they all got ready with plenty of laughs too.

Once Natalie was ready, it was time for the reveal and what a great moment that was. A little Boomerang for the bridesmaids, orchestrated by the Rebel Rock girls before Natalie made her entrance. After this it was off to the church and time for Richard to see his stunning bride. After their ceremony, they made their way through the huge amount of confetti and and then to the marquee on Richard's family farmland. I knew the grounds already having shot their engagement shoot there. I loved the little areas scattered around which were great for portraits.

Time to party

After the speeches and wedding breakfast it was time for everyone to enjoy the evening. Guests mingled outside, some took to more extreme tractor racing (see the photos) It was then time to party. Natalie and Richard started it all off with their first dance then everyone else took to the floor too. A couple more drinks and the dancing really kicked off.

Wedding Sparklers

Later in the evening it was time for the sparkler shot. I love doing this shot, I know some photographers don't but I always find it to be a fun time. Lot's of people, all excited with a few drinks on board, what could go wrong? Nothing did go wrong however, it was just a great moment for everyone to be involved with.

If you would like me to cover your Worcestershire Marquee Wedding or any other type of wedding, click the contact tab above.

Hair and Make Up - Rebel Rock and Anastasia

Band - After 8's

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Manor By The Lake Wedding - Rebecca and Jon

Manor By The Lake Wedding

This is the gorgeous Manor by the lake wedding of Rebecca and Jon. Rebecca is a wedding photographer too, it's always nice to be asked by a fellow professional to cover their wedding.

This beautiful, luxury wedding venue, set in the Cotswolds is ideal for your wedding celebrations. Beautiful gardens surround this spacious venue, which also includes rooms for guests to stay too. You have the choice of having your ceremony in the Maximilain room, outside by the Italian pavilion, the lakeside pavilion or under the Manor arches.

Reception

Your reception in the ballroom which opens out to the lake and gardens can comfortably hold 250 guests. It also has a large bar, stage and dance floor area too, perfect for your evening party.

The Wedding

Rebecca and Jon enjoyed an amazing day, both getting ready at the venue. Their ceremony in the Maximilian room was quite an emotional time, with a few tears from not only the guests but the couple too. Jon did have a grin like a Cheshire Cat though when he saw the stunning Rebecca walking up the aisle towards him. After their ceremony, they spent the afternoon outside chatting and drinking before having their reception in the ballroom. Whilst Rebecca and Jon mingled, Jemima Phillips entertained their guests throughout the day with her amazing skills playing the Harp. The evening was a beautiful one, especially for the time of year. We were able to get out for some night portraits as well as making the most of the daylight.

Booking

If you would like to get in touch about your Manor by the lake wedding or any other venue, click the contact tab above.

Wedding Venue - Manor By The Lake

Hair by Lauren Gosling

Make up by Christine Cara

Flowers by The Hive

Harpist Jemima Phillips

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Lemore Manor wedding

Country House Wedding - Lemore Manor

Country House Wedding.

If you are looking for a Country House Wedding, look no further than Lemore Manor, it has it all. A superb wedding venue nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the Herefordshire countryside, close to the Welsh border. From the beautiful Orangery to the gorgeous Hen House for the Bridal party, you are spoilt with stunning rooms and exceptional scenery outside.

The Wedding Day

Angelique and Wayne's Country House Wedding at Lemore Manor was a perfect day. A hint of rain here and there, but when did that ever spoil a wedding? We managed to get outside after their ceremony for a few group photos and some portraits, not forgetting the smoke grenade shots. There was a great atmosphere throughout the day, everyone up for the party, especially in the evening. A few emotional moments during the ceremony and the speeches only added to the already great feel of the day. The partying at night was as expected, superb. This being a part Jewish wedding, I expected nothing less though.

Lemore Manor Wedding Photographer

If you would like to get in touch with a view to me being your wedding photographer at Lemore Manor, I would love to hear your story. I have shot numerous weddings at this gorgeous venue and every year it just gets better and better.

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Venue - Lemore Manor


The Mule Shed wedding photographer

The Mule Shed Wedding - Kayleigh and Scott

The Mule Shed Wedding

The Mule Shed Wedding venue is situated in South Herefordshire near Pontrilas. It has a cosy feel to the place with lots of little hideaways too. The grounds outside offer beautiful sunset photographs in the evening, with the sun setting across the landscape and shining straight on to the venue.

Barn Weddings

This was my first visit to the Mule Shed and I loved working there too. Made even better by Kayleigh and Scott who had a relaxed attitude towards their wedding day and just made it fun for everyone. It was a beautiful afternoon so guests could sit and relax in the sun or shelter inside the barns. Later, Kayleigh and Scott had a game of Mr and Mrs in the courtyard. After this, we went out for some portraits in that beautiful sunset, Kayleigh and Scott were so easy to work with.

Herefordshire Wedding Photographers

If you would like me to cover your wedding, click the contact tab above. It would be amazing to hear from you. I cover weddings throughout the UK and destination weddings too.

It was amazing as always to work with the following suppliers.

Issy and Bella Florists

Le-Glow Wedding Make Up

Bridal Beauty Wedding Hair

The Mule Shed


Herefordshire Wedding Photographers - 2019 Best Moments

Herefordshire Wedding Photographers 2019 Best Moments

What a year that was! I am so excited to bring you, my Herefordshire Wedding Photographers, 2019 Best Moments, blog post. 2019 has been such an amazing experience for me, with lots of great memories and friendships made along the way. The images below show some of my best moments and favourite times from your weddings. So many times I say this, but I am so lucky to be in a job that I absolutely love! I get to meet lots of amazing clients but also, I get to work alongside so many fantastic suppliers too. Some I have worked with numerous times and others for the first time this year, all are equally amazing.

Thank you to everyone who booked me for their 2019 wedding and to your guests too who helped make your memories. To everyone who has booked me for their 2020 wedding, I look forward to capturing your stories and sharing memories too.

Dean.

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Weddings at bredenbury court

Bredenbury Court Barns Wedding - Chloe and Ben

Bredenbury Court Barns Wedding

This is the beautiful wedding of Chloe and Ben at the gorgeous Bredenbury court Barns wedding venue. Set in the stunning Herefordshire landscape, this unique wedding venue has a modern barn and is surrounded by picturesque scenery. The ceremony room is spacious and and is lit beautifully with lots of natural window light.

Herefordshire Wedding Photographer

Chloe and Ben's wedding was a superb day, with family and friends all joining in the celebrations. Plenty of laughter and tears throughout the day and both of them looked absolutely amazing. Chloe got ready at Bredenbury Court Barns and had a fantastic time with her 8 bridesmaids. Ben and the guys for ready nearby then came over to the barns to greet guests.

This was my first ever wedding at Bredenbury Court Barns and how lucky was I to get this fantastic couple to shoot. I had an amazing time working with them, they were both so relaxed and you have to take your hats off to them for braving the rain in the last couple of shots.

Wedding Photography

If you would like me to shoot your wedding at Bredenbury Court, click the contact tab and get in touch.

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Hair by Francesca Celeste

 


Sparklers at Mickleton hills farm wedding

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

This is my first blog post in what seems like ages. It's been such a busy year so far that I haven't had time to even think of blogging. Welcome also, to my first ever, Mickleton Hills Farm wedding post.

My first ever visit to the beautiful Mickleton hills Farm Wedding Venue and I was lucky enough to share it with the amazing Paige and Steven. Their wedding day was just superb, family and friends got together to make sure that these guys had a blast. Their day was all about having fun and relaxing for everyone. The party in the evening had everyone on the dance floor, partying and having a great time together. I love the sparkler shot as it reflects Paige and Steven's mood so much. Their huge smiles and beaming faces should give you an idea of their day. Amazingly, Paige's Mum made her beautiful dress, which was stunning.

The Venue

Mickleton Hills Farm is a gorgeous new venue set in the beautiful Cotswolds and surrounded by gorgeous fields and views. The barn where the wedding breakfast was held is really spacious with plenty of natural light flowing through the huge windows. the part of the barn where the dancing takes place is just awesome, with loads of room and access to the courtyard and lawns on the other side. The light in the evening in the courtyard is to die for and a must for some portraits. We took a walk around the grounds for more portraits and there are plenty of areas to get those important shots.

It would be great to be able to go back to this beautiful venues so if you are looking for your photographer at Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding Venue, get in touch asap.

Venue - Mickleton Hills Farm

Dress - Made by Mum

Make Up - Lauren Smith MUA

Hair - Andy Bushell