Settling in the beautiful countryside as a Shropshire wedding photographer I love making connections with local suppliers and working with people who are passionate about delivering something special for couple's wedding day. I have worked with all these suppliers personally and can wholly recommend them! Please do have a browse if you're still looking for someone. Although I have of course worked with so many more talented suppliers I'm trying to keep this list fairly local to Shropshire!
Plas Dinam Wedding Venue, Powys - I shot my first wedding here recently and totally fell in love with the exquitise rooms (the wallpaper is so nice!) and the views from the reception lawn. Stunning welsh hills are the backdrop, and when it's time to dine there's a rustic barn which creates the perfect setting for your guests. It's plain enough for couple's to be able to decorate it with their own ideas but works well as it is as well! If you want to see more photos of the inside check out my blog post of Briar & Sam's wedding.
Delbury Hall - I'm back at Delbury twice next year which I'm very happy about! They have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony space which i love, and it's pretty secluded and picturesque. The converted barn is where the eating and dancing happens and it's a beautiful spot for a wedding. You can see Kat & Seb's wedding I shot there here.
Walcot Hall - If you've ever read my blog or seen my page before you'll know how much I love Walcot! It's got a special place in my heart as it's historically important for me, and i spent many afternoons doing shoots with my friend Ros when I was younger, and it was where I shot my first ever wedding. I'm always keen to go back, the gardens are endless and there's so many beautiful places for photographs! Whether you're after an indoor or an outdoor ceremony each spot is lovely too. You can see Jo & Callum's wedding I shot there here.
The Flower Garden at Stokesay Court - Barney and Victoria have become friends of mine since meeting them at the Walcot wedding fair, I absolutely love their natural, homegrown bouquets and flowers. Everything is grown in their walled garden at Stokesay court, with help of their little boy Henry and their slightly crazy dog too! Also they always have the kettle on and cake ready when I come to visit!
Garthmyl Hall - Although I haven't technically shot a wedding here yet I am dying too! Garthmyl has recently been renovated and become a wedding venue and it looks stunning. I know Julia who coordinates the weddings there from when she used to work at Walcot so I know how fantastic she is at running weddings.
Hair by Tabitha - I met Tabby while at Walcot Hall wedding fair last year and instantly liked how friendly and professional she was. We later worked on a shoot together at the Morris Hall, which is where she is here! Her style is complete natural elegance, with such friendly service. She's recently relocated to the Herefordshire area and covers Shropshire & Herefordshire as well as further afield.
Dolly Blue Bridal - Dolly Blue Bridal Studios is a truly exceptional bridal boutique in Shrewsbury. A must-visit for Shropshire brides still looking for the dress! Adele is so lovely and helpful and also stocks shoes and accessories in the shop.
Rachel Savine MUA - Rachel is an award-winning makeup artist who I've been lucky enough to work with twice, once on a styled shoot and once at a real wedding! Her subtle but lasting make up is great for all brides, from those who want a lighter coverage for ladies who are after something a bit more striking...
Shropshire Petals - This company provides confetti and more made from natural dried flowers and is the perfect addition to any wedding, especially if you're getting married outdoors and want something eco-friendly. They come in all different colour combinations so you can match to your colour theme, and they have a confetti calculator so you know you're ordering the right amount!
Maxine Beech - Humanist Celebrant - Maxine was the celebrant as a wedding I photographed recently at Wilderhope Manor and I thought she delivered a very personal and touching ceremony - she'd obviously taken a lot of time to get to know the couple and create something that resonated with them. I love it when couples get involved in creating a ceremony and working with a independent celebrant is a great way to make sure everything runs smoothly!
I had the pleasure of sampling some of these guy's food a few weekends back and it was delicious! fresh, innovative canapés and beautifully cooked lamb and vegetables for dinner - locally grown too!