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Photo of the week – August 26th 2013 – Red House Barn Wedding Photography

Hey there,

Yesterday I was at the amazing RedHouse Barn Stoke Prior for the wedding of Sara and Matt.  I cant wait to share the photos with you as they are just simply amazing.  However as the couple are still away on honeymoon, I thought I would just pop one up as the photo of the week.

The couple married at Redhouse Barn and also had the reception there, so this allowed for plenty of time to work out where and when to shoot the photos, not that this has anything to do with the photo of the week this week.  Its strange but this is the first Cake Cutting photo to make the photo of the week.

Its traditional at Redhouse for the couple to cut the cake prior to the first dance, so I had lit the dance floor with 4 lights, and paying particular attention to where the cutting of the cake would take place.

This was the result

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Red House Barn Stoke Prior Wedding Photography – Vanessa and Chris

An amazing Winter Wedding at Red House Barn, Stoke Prior Bromsgrove.

A few months ago I posted up an image from what I called my secret engagement session.  The reason it was secret is the engagement session for Vanessa and Chris was so we could create a guest signing book – since it was going to be a surprise, I didn’t blog those pictures – and in a strange twist I will blog them after the wedding sometime early next year.

Anyway back to the wedding of Vanessa and Chris.  From the second they walked into my studio I knew this was going to be an amazing wedding.  The couple told me they were planning on getting married at St. Peters Church in Astley and were having the wedding reception at Red House Barn in Stoke Prior.  Both of which I have photographed weddings at before and both of which are amazing wedding venues.

Over the past year I have heard little snippets about the wedding so when I woke up yesterday I was very excited.

So I started the day off at Vanessa’s mums house and was looking forward to the wedding dress shot, Vanessa had popped into the studio a week ago and told me all about the dress and the shoes, I couldn’t wait. The dress was just breath taking

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and the other bits and bobs that make up the day, the perfume, garter, shoes etc.

Did I mention the shoes were Swarovski Crystal Wedding Shoes ? – they were literately encrusted with hundreds of Swarovski crystals

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brides Swarovski Crystal Shoes

and a close up !!!!

beautiful crystal wedding shoes

and while taking about closeup’s here is a shot of Vanessa’s garter (which we will see later) and her engagement ring.

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so while I was shooting all the detail shots, Vanessa was having her hair and makeup done,  Vanessa’s mum has a thing for mirrors which proved to be fantastic for me, there were so many shots I could take in different mirrors that I had a field day.

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and while the tearier was going on I spotted a couple of little bridesmaids peeking thru the door.

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Then it was downstairs to get dress, but before getting dresses a few presents were passed around including this one

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then it was time to put on that amazing dress

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and that was a lucky capture, I was just about to take the shot when Vanessa’s mum pulled in the ties on the back of the dress

bride getting ready for her wedding

Then it was off to the very pretty St Peters Church in Astley just outside of Stourport on Severn

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I had actually visited the church on Friday and met Vanessa’s mum there while she was doing all the flowers which were amazing.  Including the archway over the door.

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Inside the church was a very special guest – Monkey – you will hear more about Monkey when I post up the engagement session photos.

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Like all guests Monkey was waiting for Vanessa to arrive

Then before long the bride came along and entered the church from the side entrance so she could walk straight down the isle.

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A very happy Chris looking at his bride

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and a proud dad

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and the wedding

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wedding rings

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After the wedding was the signing, I took a candid and more formal shot of this

candid signing register photo

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Then it was down the isle and out side for a confetti shot

newly married couple

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Then we quickly shot some formals outside the church

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and while the guests left to go to Redhouse Barn we took the couple back inside the church for a couple of creative lighting portraits

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From there it was in the cars and off to Redhouse Barn for the wedding reception,  Here Vanessa and Chris had just got out the car, I was still parking up but Simon grabbed some amazing candids.

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All the guests

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The cake was something to be seen !!!!!

beautiful wedding cake

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An artistic cutting of the cake

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The official cutting of the cake

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Speeches !

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and a shot at sunset

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Then it was time to party the night away

with two photographers there, we managed to pull off two totally different looks,  Simon concentrated on the Silhouette shot while I got the more ambient looking shot with all the guests

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and the amazing dance floor (saturday night fever style) at Redhouse Barn

dance floor at redhouse barn

then there was just time for a couple of special shots,

Chris and his sister

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and last but not least the all important garter shot – we tried to come up with something creative so used Chris’s car, it was a bit of a squeeze due to the size of the dress but I think we pulled it off well !!!

bride garter photo

It just leave me to say a HUGE congratulations to Vanessa and Chris on what was an amazing day.

hope you like the sneak peek !

I should also give a huge shout out to Andy and all the staff at Red House Barn who made us feel so special, I can honestly say I have never been so well looked after, and if thats how they take care of the photographers then I can only imagine that the bride and groom felt like royalty for the day.



David Purslow
Worcestershire Wedding Photographer