Wedding: October 2018 Emily & Luke's gorgeous wedding at Birtsmorton Court was such a great day! It was so lovely getting to know Emily & Luke ahead of their wedding day. I first met them for a coffee to chat about their plans earlier in the year. When they told me their dogs would be walking down the aisle... I knew this was going to be a pretty amazing wedding and I was over the moon when they picked me to document their day.
We then met up again in August ahead of their wedding for their pre-wedding shoot at Lydstep Beach in Wales. Being a Midlands wedding photographer means I'm about as far away from the seaside as it gets, so it great visit the beach for the shoot!
Emily and Luke's wedding was my first visit to this beautiful venue in Worcestershire and wow, what a venue! I'd love to photograph here again in the future, so if you're getting married at Birtsmorton Court, get in touch and I'll send you my e-brochure!
I arrived at Birtsmorton Court on the morning of the wedding. Emily and her bridesmaids were all getting ready in one of the cottages on site. It was lovely to work with makeup artist Gemma Clarke again, who, as usual, did a fantastic job!
The ceremony took place at the church on site at the venue. After the ceremony, it was just a short walk to the terrace for drinks and photos. They had a few furry guests at the wedding - their little puppy Wilf and 3 other family dogs. One of the great things about Birtsmorton Court is they allow dogs at the venue! Dogs are such an important part of the family and so it's lovely that they too can be part of such a special day! Getting a photo of 4 dogs was never going to be an easy task (they say don't work with kids and animals right?) but they were actually really well behaved and we managed it in the end!
The gardens and grounds of Birtsmorton Court are stunning, even for an autumn wedding! It was October, but there was still plenty of colourful flowers in the gardens, mixed in with evergreens, autumn shades and golden autumn leaves.
The marquee looked gorgeous decorated with bunting, pretty rustic flowers in glass jars, colourful handmade paper flowers and a nod to autumn with their pine cone place names and woodland animal table names. One of my favourite things was that there were little favour boxes from puppy Wilf full of treats for his little doggie friends. Such a cute idea! The cake was made by Luke's sister and Emily made lots of the decor herself. As a DIY bride myself, I understand how much time and effort goes into handmade decor for a wedding day, which is why I always document as many little details as possible!
After the meal and speeches, the sunset was stunning! We had to get extra couple portraits - what a backdrop! It was then time to party! The new Mr and Mrs took the dancefloor for their first dance and then The White Noise (Emily's brother is the drummer!) really got the party started! They even got granny on the dancefloor!
Before leaving, Emily and Luke agreed to take 5 minutes away from the party for night portraits and it was definitely worth it! You all know by now how much I love creative night portraits! I then left them to dance the night away.
Here are the photos from their wonderful day... Venue: Birtsmorton Court Dress: Wed2B MUA: Gemma Clarke MUA Hair: Bridesmaid Rachel Brides bouquet: From me to you flowers Other flowers: DIY by emily Cake: Lukes's sister Band: The White Noise