Bridal Barn Wedding Photography
A Wedding Venue So Good I Chose It Myself
In 2019 long before I knew the Bridal Barn existed I asked the special question to my girlfriend of 10 years whilst away with family. It was such a lovely occasion and I know I did it just right for myself and Sarah. Soon after came the wave of initial wedding planning and conversations between the two of us. I was really keen to keep things really minimal for my own wedding day as I sort of feel I’d “been there, done that” with all my weddings. I soon realised Sarah had never had all of these incredible experiences which I had been so lucky to be bestowed with. From this point, I knew I wanted our wedding to be a little more than a registry office affair which I’d had within my mind.
My one request was we (more like she) finds a venue which I haven’t photographed before. A truly challenging objective which I probably didn’t realised the difficulty of until 90% of the venues she found were turned away due to a past working relationship. It’s not that I didn’t like these venues but more so that I’d seen behind the curtain a little more which ruins the magic. After a lot of research on Sarah’s part, she came across a small barn venue in Bridgnorth, Shropshire called the Bridal Barn.
Upon two visits we fell for the space and could only imagine this as our wedding venue. We were due to marry within the Bridal Barn in July 2020 but this has now been pushed back to October 2021 due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
During our postponement, I got to know Jill who’s the Planner who works with the venue. Through this and a subsequent wedding fayre I’m now on the recommended suppliers list as let’s be honest who better to photograph other people’s weddings than a photographer who married there!
I’ll Love to Photograph Weddings at the Bridal Barn
The Bridal Barn isn’t particularly close to my home. It’s actually just under an hour from door to door but this doesn’t stop me wanting to shoot as many weddings here as possible. With me choosing it for myself I know the couples looking to get married here are similar to myself and this means we’ll see even more eye to eye on the day making my job oh so much easier.
My style of wedding photography is built on a great relationship with my couples. All of my weddings are different and unique; even those due to be at the same venue as the Bridal Barn. Time on your wedding day is really important to me. So if I can help it I don’t really want you to miss a thing and would love you to remember as much as possible. This caring and relaxed approach to my wedding photography is the reason why so many couples recommend me. They always say it feels like a friend is taking their photographs and not a photographer.
DIY Self Catering Barn Wedding Venue
Nestled in Upper Farmcote, Claverley, Bridgnorth is the incredible exclusive self-catering wedding venue, the Bridal Barn. An old sandstone barn with original oak beams which has been transformed into the most magical wedding venue in Shropshire.
Making your way off of the A458 you’d be forgiven for missing the small unassuming entrance which starts your mile-long wander through an incredible forest. Nestled almost too perfectly in between hills and the forest is the relaxing Bridal Barn. A true getaway wedding venue for those not wishing to get actually that far away.
With a capacity of up to 150 guests, this L shaped barn can be transformed any which way to suit your wedding day needs. As if the stone barn wasn’t enough there is space for two tipis, one within the courtyard of the barn and the other atop of the nearby hill within the woodland.
When it comes to saying your “I do’s” you have a range of choices which include either of the sides of the barn or one of the two tipis on site. Moving through into the evening the Bridal Barn’s atmosphere really comes into its own as festoon lights, fire pits and fairy lights illuminate the courtyard and interior of the venue making it truly magical.
Planning your special day at the Bridal Barn?
I love the Bridal Barn and being asked to photograph a wedding here is an absolute dream. Why not give me a shout?
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