Steph and Ross booked their Mill Barns wedding, when they found me through a recommendation from a family member (Thanks Tracy!) and I am so glad that they booked me to be their Mill Barns wedding photographer thanks guys it was an absolute pleasure to capture your day!
A Little bit about The Mill Barns
The Mill Barns offers you a truly unique and magical wedding experience. Located in the stunning Shropshire countryside, this exclusive venue is set in an idyllic rural setting with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. Boasting a range of luxurious facilities and services, The Mill Barns is the perfect place to celebrate your special day. Whether you’re looking for a small intimate gathering or a grand celebration, The Mill Barns has something for everyone.
When planning your wedding at The Mill Barns, you will be spoilt for choice with their impressive range of services and facilities. You can choose from three stunning barns, each with their own unique atmosphere and style. Each barn is fully equipped with its own bar, dance floor and sound system as well as a sum ptuous dining area. You can also take advantage of The Mill Barns’ beautiful outdoor space, where you can celebrate your special day in the open air.
The Mill Barns offers a range of packages to suit all budgets and tastes. From full wedding packages with everything from decorations and catering to photography and entertainment, to simple packages with just the basics, there is something for everyone. And if you’re looking for something truly unique, The Mill Barns can also help you create a bespoke package to make your wedding day even more special.
Getting ready for a Mill Barns Wedding
Steph chose to get ready for her big day at Mill Barns. The venue has a beautifully designed basement room perfect for a bride and her bridal party to get ready in. It is surrounded by mirrors, and lots of space ideal for getting ready in. It doesn't have any natural light, which is fine by me as I love to used off camera flash to get creative! You can check out my portfolio here if you want to see some of my creative wedding photography. Here are some images of Steph and her bridal party getting ready.
Mill Barns Wedding suppliers
It is always great to work with different hair stylists and make-up artists. My approach to photographing them is to take a documentary style approach as I don't want to bother them as I know how important their job is! I was excited to work again with one of the best hair stylists around, Tracy from 'I Do Hair and Make up'. She is so talented and a joy to work with! If you want to check out her work I can highly recommend Tracy and her team! There are so many great Mill Barns wedding suppliers, and I recommend asking their staff for a list of their recommended suppliers to make sure you are going to get the best people to help on your big day, if you are choosing to get married at Mill Barns.
Mill Barns Wedding decorations
When I first arrived at Mill Barns, I was blown away by the decorations and when Steph told me that she had done it all herself I could not believe it! The whole places was just so beautiful and an absolute pleasure to photograph. Steph had done it all, from the wooden handmade signs to the epic reception table decorations and the ceremony room decorations she did it all from the petals on the floor to the high dry flowers that were used it was just beautiful and I was so happy to be photographing the set up before I went downstairs. Steph has said that she wants to possibly set up her own wedding decoration company and if her wedding is anything to go by, I think she will do really well and I wish her all the best!
A Mill Barns Wedding ceremony
The ceremony was held in the beautifully lit room at Mill Barns, and as everyone gathered I could see the excitement begin to build. Russ had got ready at home, so I briefly met Ross before the ceremony and managed to get some shots of him and his groomsmen. As soon it was time for the big moment where Steph her dad entered the room and the beaming smiles on Steph's face and I could see how emotional Ross was.
I really enjoyed being the mill barns wedding photographer for this ceremony because the registrars were just so chilled and so welcoming. I was able to stand in my favourite spot and one of the highlights for me was that Steph during her decorating of the room had placed some candles inside some glass holders on the table and I was able to quietly bend down and get some really nice creative photos by shooting through them. This ceremony was a beautiful moment and I was really pleased to be a part of it.
Mill Barns Wedding Photographer
Being a Mill Barns wedding photographer, is just a pleasure because there are so many creative opportunities. There are so many places where I've been before here that just work so I always like to try an add a little creativity to every one of my Mill Barns Weddings. One example. is at the back of the reception room there is a beautiful wall with high wooden beams and I really love to get creative with some silhouette shots which you'll see below here. The rest of the day was brilliant and here are some snippets from a little couple shoot that I did with Steph and Ross, just before the evening celebrations began. It was such a great day from start to finish and I remember driving home big smiles on my face because I was just so pleased to have been a part of this day and I really wish Steph and Ross all the best, and thank you again for hiring me to be your Mill Barns wedding photographer, it was an absolute pleasure!
Frequently asked Questions about a Mill Barns Wedding
Just in case you are ready this blog and considering getting married at Mill Barns, here are some frequently asked questions that may help you decide.
1. What is the capacity of a Mill Barns Wedding?
Mill Barns can host events for up to 150 guests in their main barn, and up to 250 if you include the outside courtyard and terrace area for drinks receptions or additional seating.
2. Is accommodation available at Mill Barns?
Yes, they have three luxury cottages on-site which are available for exclusive use for wedding guests. Each cottage can sleep up to 4 people, making them perfect for family and friends who may be travelling from afar to attend the celebration.
3. Can you bring my own alcohol?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own drinks for the reception and they will provide everything else needed including glasses, ice buckets and staff to serve.
4. What else does Mill Barns offer?
The Mill Barns offers a range of stunning facilities and services, including beautiful gardens, and an outside terrace area. With dedicated team on hand to ensure your day runs seamlessly, you can be sure that your wedding will be an unforgettable experience. The venue also boasts a selection of luxurious suites for the bridal party to get ready in before the big day. From the beautiful barns to the rustic charm of the cottages, Mill Barns is the perfect setting for your special day.
5. Where is Mill Barns?
There are lots of different ways to get to Mill Barns depending on where you are coming from. Travelling to Mill Barns could not be easier. The venue is located within easy reach of the M6 motorway, making it easily accessible from both Manchester and Birmingham airports. There are also plenty of local bus routes that pass by the venue, giving you ample opportunity to explore the surrounding area if you have time before your big day.
Booking your Mill Barns Wedding Photographer
Thanks for reading Steph and Ross's blog! If you are deciding on getting married at Mill Barns, or actually somewhere near in the Worcestershire or West Midlands areas, then I would really love to hear from you! You can contact me here to arrange a free online video consultation or just arrange a phone call to discuss you day and your wedding photography requirements.
For an added bit of information you can visit my Wedding photography advice and tips section for more wedding tips on how to get the best wedding photos for your big day!
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