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01.08.18

Shustoke Barn wedding

West Midlands Wedding Photography

Shustoke Barn wedding in the West Midlands

I have worked at Shustoke Farm Barns since its opening a few years ago. Shustoke Barn weddings are lovely because of its beautiful and relaxed setting. Shustoke Barns is also well known for the lovely food that they provide. It is a rustic barn with lots of character and an ideal setting for a relaxed wedding.  I was very much looking forward to the wedding of J & D on a summer, although overcast day. I had spoken to the bride and groom on the phone prior to the wedding and they seemed really easy going and relaxed about their wedding.

I arrived to capture a few photos f the bride getting ready. It was busy house with about 12 bridesmaids and other family members. It was busy but that made it fun! I really enjoy documenting when there is lots going on. There was an emotional “reveal” to the dad, when the dad sees the bride wearing her wedding dress for the first time. It was beautiful to witness the raw emotions and this what I mostly enjoy in documenting weddings. Weddings are such a roller coster of emotions for families. Shortly after I left for the venue where the groom and guests were gathering.

A lovely ceremony and a surprise

The wedding ceremony was short yet beautiful. It included a couple of beautiful readings and the bride and grooms children were also there which was great. The bride had organised a surprise for the groom. He is a fan of Oasis and Liam Gallagher and she had hired a Gallagher tribute singer to sing during the drinks reception. I enjoyed seeing the joy in the groom at the surprise and the joy in the bride’s eyes in seeing him so happy. The reception went smoothly but a few drops of rain starting to fall down as it was time to head in for the wedding breakfast, great timing!

After the wedding breakfast, it was time for speeches. There were a few people talking including both parents, the groom and then four best men. It was nice to hear all of the speeches and they were all of the right length so it was entertaining for everyone. we then took the opportunity to take a few portraits as it was dry, did a confetti run before everyone headed back int the barn for the first dance.

It was a really nice wedding to be part of. Everyone was very friendly and the bride and groom were a joy to work with. Below are some of my favourites from their wedding day, I really hope that you like them! Please feel free to get in touch if you are looking for Shustoke Barn wedding photography (or any other venue for that matter). Thanks so much for visiting my site!

Wedding slideshow (more images)

 

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Wedding images (subset from slideshow)

venue photo bride getting ready dad seeing bride for first time dad seeing bride for first time guests arriving at the venue guests arriving at the venue guests arriving at the venue guests arriving at the venue bride arriving at the barn bride arriving at the barn the wedding ceremony the wedding ceremony the wedding ceremony the first kiss the wedding ceremony the drinks reception the drinks reception the drinks reception the drinks reception bride and groom portrait bride and groom portrait confetti run confetti run wedding speeches wedding speeches wedding speeches wedding speeches wedding speeches wedding speeches kids playing bouquet throw guests relaxing the first dance the first dance the first dance