We love photographing new venues for the first time. It adds a little extra excitement so we were over the moon when the lovely Sammi and Tom asked us to photograph their wedding at the brand new Mill Barns in Alveley in Shropshire. It’s a beautiful building and incorporates gorgeous gardens and water features from the hotel that used to be on the site.
We met up with the couple at the hotel to capture them both getting ready. Sammi was using the bridal changing room for her and her many bridesmaids. Her gorgeous dress was from Sammi Lou Bridal Couture. She had Paris and Abi on hair and make up was by Claire Bache. They worked incredibly hard to ensure all the ladies were ready on time. The gorgeous bouquets were by Lyn at Fine Flowers.
Tom met up with Kev for some photos before greeting guests who were arriving for the ceremony. They looked fab in suits from Charlie Brown’s. He was also busy with last minute details. There was some lovely touches from Venue Styling and Flowers by Floyd including Love Letters, mirror and ladders!
The one thing about this couple, and you will see it in their photos, is they are always laughing and having fun which meant we had a day like that too! In fact the registrars were even laughing at one point in the ceremony.
As we weren’t quite sure what the weather was going to do the couple decided to have the confetti throw as they left the ceremony and they came out to wonderful music from Paul Martyn who was entertaining guests all day, singing, playing the sax, DJ’ing and even being a quizmaster before the evening got underway.
We made use of the beautiful surroundings for photos before everyone went into the barn for their wedding breakfast.
The bridesmaids were up for a few photos after! We had a request to photograph them doing the conga which was amusing! There was lots happening later too as they had booked a Mirror Booth from Imprint and a caricaturist, Gadd Caricatures. Paul continued to entertain for the rest of the night too.
It was a great day, full of fun and laughter. Thanks to Lauren from the venue for looking after everyone and making sure this couple had the best day ever. Check out the photos below and to see more ask the newly weds for the password for their gallery and discount code. Enjoy!