Olivia Photography: Blog https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Olivia Photography oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:34:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:34:00 GMT https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u261531001-o822728325-50.jpg Olivia Photography: Blog https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog 120 56 Bordesley Park Wedding Photographer, Redditch, Worcestershire https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/3/bordesley-park-wedding-photographer-redditch-worcestershire Nicole & Anthony had the most perfect summer wedding over at Bordesley Park in Redditch, Worcestershire. The week leading up to their wedding we found out that England were in the quarter finals of the World Cup and the game was to be on their wedding day! This did not phase my lovely couple and instead of letting it worry them, they put a tv screen up by the marquee and people could dip in and out of the game which was an amazing idea as it meant people were not glued to their phones and being all anti social!! It was the best day, the weather was amazing, the kids were all on top form! and all the details were beautiful. 

 

We had gorgeous flowers from Clair at Bella Lily Flowers and the most yummy food from Rustic Roast Kitchen. The morning went seamlessly and we had loads of fun at Nicole's parents house before heading over to the venue. A beautiful ceremony followed and then a perfect afternoon in the sun with everyone having the best time. Nicole & Anthony embraced their couple photos and we went all over the gardens and of course the trampoline!! The local cows even made an appearance for a photo!! We managed to get a beautiful sunset and then the evening was in full swing! 

 

I can't wait for more sunny days like this one that feel like they could last forever! ;) Happy days and memories xx

 

 


 

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Bordesley Park Wedding Photographer https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/2/bordesley-park-wedding-photographer Another lovely sunny day for the wedding of Jack & Livvy over at Bordesley Park. Liv got ready upstairs in the beautiful dressing area at the venue and it was so much fun! Her dress and her bridesmaid dresses were so pretty and she choose a beautiful colour for the bridesmaids with stunning flowers from Clair at Bella Lilly. The ceremony room looked perfect and Jack and the boys wore lovely blue suits. All the guests were able to enjoy the grounds and the sunshine and the marquee looked really pretty and colourful with a Harry Potter theme for the table names. We had more fun doing all the group shots with family and friends and the couple shots. The cake was stunning from Gails Cake Pantry, and it was lovely to work alongside Music Wedding Videos and with lovely food from Celebration caterers. Oh and they decided to cut the cake with part of a helicopter blade, how awesome!! Overall a perfect day! 

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Bordesley Park Wedding Photographer https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/bordesley-park-wedding-photographer Going back to sunnier times with Sophie & Jon who got married last May at the beautiful Bordesley Park Venue in Redditch, Worcestershire. We had so much fun in the morning with all the girls getting ready and looking absolutely beautiful. Sophie's dress was amazing! A proper fairytale dress with a stunning veil. The guys also looked super smart in their grey suits! The ceremony was amazing, with gorgeous views over the countryside and with the sunshine streaming in. Everyone made the most of the outside space with drinks on the lawn, enjoying the most amazing weather. The food was yummy as always from Rustic Roast Kitchen and the details were stunning. We had so much fun getting all their photos, making the most of the sunset and then dancing into the night! Here are some of their photos :) 

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Pre Wedding Shoots https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/pre-wedding-shoots Last year was a great year for pre wedding shoots! I had the pleasure of going to the Cotswold Lavender and the Confetti Fields for the first time and wow! Both were so beautiful, full of colour and blue skies and we got so may lovely photos! I am so happy that some of my future couples are looking to go there again this year, yay!! I also went to some other amazing places and even did a couple over at Bordesley Park. We were lucky enough to get the buttercups on one shoot, which I loved!! and have even had some of the furry members of the family over for the fun! Here are some images to get you inspired for your shoots! 

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Wedding Flowers :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-flowers I love flowers and I really love wedding flowers! I love to see which combination of flowers people have chosen and what colours they have. There are also loads of different shapes of bouquets, large and small and again my best advice is to choose what you love. Think also about how you want the stems to look, if you want them covered and if you do with what. Another thing some brides have done is to add a brooch or a photo of a loved one who is unable to be there. It can make you feel like that person is with you on the day and looking over you and can be a huge comfort. Its also something that is personal to you.

 

With the colours you can also go subtle, go bold, go with the season and flowers can really compliment your theme and they can also be bold and punchy. Ask your florist also if they can do the flowers for your ceremony room and also the tables and reception venue. Also ask if they have the vases, table centre pieces or if you need to provide those. They can also sometimes provide your cake maker with flowers for the cake and also be able to add to table plans with floral designs and also flowers for hair designs. Use their knowledge, ask to see their previous designs to help give you inspiration, let them know your theme and colours and if possible have fabric swatches that you can give to them. I have a Pinterest page as well which has loads and loads of flower options on so be sure to check that out. You can find the link on the website. Enjoy having a look through :) 

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Wedding Cake :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-cake Now we all (well most of us!!) love cake and whether you go big or go small a decent cake maker will be able to discuss your ideas, come up with a design and be able to put it all together for you so that it not only looks good but it tastes good too! You can have icing, frosting, go naked, semi naked and everything in between! Flavours are another big thing. Do you want fruit or plain or do you want something different?? or how about different flavoured layers??!! So much choice! Ask if they have samples for you to try so that you can make sure that it is delicious and also ask if they do any extras as sometimes they can also do your favours for you as well. Here are some from my weddings to give you some ideas! :) Oh and if you don't like cake, how about either cheese or pork pie or both! or donuts! Again wherever your imagination goes! I also have a fab collection on my Pinterest page for you :) 

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Wedding Hair & Make up :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-hair-make-up I can not recommend enough having someone to come in and do your hair and make up. Firstly, its so nice to be pampered and looked after and made to feel so special on your big day. Secondly, you will have the confidence that your make up and hair will be perfect and that it will last all day and all night! They are also great at keeping everything to time and helping you not to run late on the day, and it saves you having to have extra stress on the morning. Ask if you can have a trail beforehand and that way you can be 100% confident in how you will look on the day and it also gives you plenty of time to make any changes. They are also super helpful at pointing you in the right direction. Sometimes what you want and what looks best are not the same thing and they will and should give you the best advice. Here are some photos from weddings I have done so you can get some ideas and inspiration for your big day :) 

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Wedding Food & Drink :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-food-drink Wedding food and drink is a really important decision for your big day. My best advice that I can give you is to choose whatever makes you happy and choose what you would like to eat and drink. There are so many choices out there and there are also some amazing caterers that will help and guide you through the decisions. One thing to ask is if they do a tasting event. This is a great way to make sure you have chosen wisely. Another great idea is to go and see them at wedding fairs. Most of the time they will have samples for you to try. Another good idea is to create a menu for the day from the canapés to the main course and the pudding. Sometimes people opt to have their cake as the pudding or even hire out an ice cream van for the pudding option. You really can go as far as your imagination takes you! Don't forget to ask your guests if they have any allergies or if they are vegetarian. That way you can be prepared and so can the caterers. 

Drinks are also a big part of the day from how much you want to offer and to what you want to offer. Again the choice is vast and depending upon your venue you may even be able to choose your own special wedding day cocktail! Ask your venue for their options and if you can bring in your own drinks or if you have to use their supplier. Lots to think about but here are some ideas! :) 

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Wedding Shoes :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-shoes I do love a pair of shoes! Especially wedding shoes! I love turning up to see the bride and seeing for the first time the dress they have chosen, the accessories and the shoes! I have so many lovely photos and hopefully this post will inspire you and give you some ideas for when you do your shoe shopping! Oh and why stop at just one pair!! Have a day pair and an evening pair, its definitely the way to go to give maximum dancing potential!! :) 

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Wedding Cars :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/wedding-cars Wedding cars and transport can be a huge decision in you wedding planning. Depending upon where you are getting married and where the reception venue is can also play a part in this decision as well as if you need to provide any transport for your guests. The good news is that there is lots of choice and the great news is that if you want something unique then again there are lots of options! I have always been a VW fan and we had one for our wedding and a bus for the guests which was great as no-one had to worry about driving and everyone could enjoy a drink! Here are some of the cars and buses I have had photographed on my weddings :) 

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Bordesley Park, Wedding Photography, Part 4 :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/bordesley-park-wedding-photography-part-4 Bordesley Park ..... Part 4

 

I finished the year with the gorgeous wedding of Sian and Nick. Sian is Clair's Sister (Bella Lily Flowers) so naturally she had the most beautiful bouquet and flower arrangements. We all went wow when we saw Sian's bouquet!! Sian had her make up done at home by the lovely Ruth (makeupbyruth) and she looked beautiful. Everyone then went over to Bordesley to finish getting ready in the Bridal Suite. We had so much fun and Sian's dress was so pretty and unique, absolutely perfect. Nick's suit was also great as were the bridesmaid dresses and the colours all went together so well. The marquee looked amazing with lovely copper tones and I loved the little touches like Milk Tray Chocolates and pork scratchings!! The pimp my prosecco bar went down really well and although the weather was less than perfect, everyone was amazing and we grabbed the brollies and just went for it! Canapés and the food were as yummy as ever from Rustic Roast and the lovely Kev from Music Wedding Videos did them a lovely video of the ceremony. It was such a fun and emotional day, full of love, family and friends. It was also great to see one of my previous couples, Caroline & Scott. Everyone had the best day and we ended it with sparklers and dancing! It really was a perfect celebration. 

Lucy & Matt had a beautiful wedding at Bordesley Park in August. Lucy got ready with her bridesmaids and friends up in the Bridal Suite and her dress and shoes were amazing!! She had stunning flowers from Flair with Flowers and an amazing lego wedding cake from Gail at Gail's Wedding Cakes. The marquee looked really pretty and I also loved the colour of the bridesmaid dresses. We had so much fun doing the photos and a sneaky little jump on the trampoline!! It was such a lovely day and their little boy Freddie was a superstar!! Here are some of their images 

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Bordesley Park, Wedding Photography Part 3 :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/bordesley-park-wedding-photography-part-3 Bordesley Park ..... Part 3

 

Sophie & Dan had a gorgeous August wedding at Bordesley. The weather was perfect which was amazing as we had had a really rainy week! Sophie got ready over at the Abbey Hotel with all of her bridesmaids and her lovely mom. Her dress was beautiful and she chose a stunning tangerine colour for the bridesmaids which really popped. The buttonholes had little lego men on which was fantastic and there was a great 'Friends' theme which ran throughout the decorations. Sophie & Dan were great sports and Sophies new orange wellies came into play when we went over to the field to do some extra photos! We had so much fun and the day was also captured by the lovely Kev from Music Wedding Videos. Amazing food from both Celebration Caterers and Rustic Roast and a gorgeous three tiered french fancy wedding cake. Fab cocktails and yummy ice cream from Something Borrowed. We also had a beautiful sunset and a really fun game of Mr & Mrs!!! Absolutely loved it all and it was great to have Sarah Button along for the ride as my second shooter! Great day :) 

 

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Bordesley Park Wedding Photography .... Part 2 :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/bordesley-park-wedding-photography-part-2 Bordesley Park ...... Part 2

Laura & Andy had a beautiful July wedding at Bordesley. It was an amazing day with loads of lovely details and so much lovely colour! Beautiful flowers from Clair at Bella Lily and another stunning cake from Gail at Gails Cake Pantry. The marquee looked stunning and we had a guest appearance from Charlie's new puppy and also the resident doggie! Andy had his own cider which I think everyone enjoyed!! and I loved that the tables were all named after apples! Laura got ready in the lovely Bridal Suite and her dress was stunning. I loved the vibrant bridesmaid dresses against the sunflowers. The food was yummy from Celebration Caterers and we just had so much fun all day long! They also had a lovely wedding video from Blooming Lovely Wedding Films. 

Kathryn & Pete had a beautiful June wedding and Kathryn decided to get ready over the road at the Abbey Hotel and then to finish off getting dressed in the Bridal Suite. This wedding was jam packed full of colour and beautiful details, teacups, rubber ducks! and a stunning cake. Flowers were done by Clair at Bella Lily, amazing food by Rustic Roast, Make up by the lovely Kay Louise and hair by Chapters Hair who are also amazing! We had some rain but we got out the brollies and we had fun! And guess what, we had that special rainbow too! Oh and there were space hoppers! How fab is that!!! It was a great day with a lovely family, perfect! 

Ellie & Kelvin had a beautiful reception at Bordesley in August. They had a lovely church service beforehand and then we headed on over to Bordesley. We had a beautiful sunny day with ice cream served by Mortons Vintage Hire and entertainment from the fabulous magician Gavin Parsons. All of the beautiful flowers were done by Clair at Bella Lily flowers and the yummy food by Celebration Caterers. Amazing music in the evening by The Groove Monkeys, as always :) It was such a great day and loads of fun! 

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Bordesley Park Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/bordesley-park-wedding-photography Bordesley Park is one of my favourites! I absolutely love it here and have had the privilege of photographing over a dozen weddings and have many more lovely couples booked in, which is fab!! First of all the owners and Charlie are amazing. They are so lovely and put everything into making sure each day is special and that everything goes to plan! The venue itself is stunning and a photographers dream.

The lovely new Bridal suite is a fab area to get ready in with plenty of space, lots of light (a make up artists and photographers dream conditions!!) and so many of my brides have loved to hear the buzz downstairs when everyone is arriving for the ceremony! The Tudor Barn is a beautiful ceremony room with lovely neutral colours, lush wooden floors and a countryside view that is so pretty. You will be sure to have so many lovely ceremony photos and the registrars that come here are so lovely and I feel like I know them all quite well which is great!

After the ceremony, guests are escorted onto the beautiful lawn for drinks and canapés. You really can make it whatever you want. Garden games, bouncy castles, musicians, ice cream, magicians, you can go as far as your imagination lets you! Once again the views are phenomenal and wherever you turn it is just pure countryside. Couples can rest assured that they will have so many beautiful couple shots as the venue has so many little nooks and crannies and for the more adventurous you can always take a stroll over to the field, a good excuse to buy some wedding wellies!!!

Then there is the marquee which is amazing. A space to seat all your guests and still have room to enjoy the setting. It is a blank canvas where you can do as much or as little as you want to put your own stamp on your wedding. I have seen the marquee in all sorts of colours, with all sorts of decorations and layouts, it really is great. There is the cocktail bar (which I love!!) and you can choose your own wedding day specials! There are on site loo's and all the essentials so you don't have to worry about anything. And then there is the food!! The catering selection is amazing and having been so lucky to sample quite a few different meals! I am happy to report that the food is amazing! All of the suppliers at this venue are so lovely and everyone works so well together, another reason why I love it and feel so welcome every time I go there.

Then there is the added bonus of the sunsets and rainbows! If you are luck enough to have a glorious sunny day then I will always look out for the sunset so that we can capture those beautiful shots and if you do have some rain then you almost always have a rainbow (I have had two there already!) Charlie also has a fab list of music suppliers for the evening do and we have also had a few sparkler photos just before the first dance which is quite nice! Oh and don't forget the trampoline!! So whose weddings have I had here! Lets have a look!!

 

Nic & Adam were the first couple to kick off 2017 and what a day we had! We had loads of fun, the weather was amazing, all of the beautiful springtime flowers looked so pretty and the details were amazing! Gorgeous flowers from Clare at Bella Lily, stunning naked cake from Gail at Gails Cake Pantry, amazing food from Rustic Roast, beautiful videography from Rob at Fuzz Films and such pretty make up from Clair Bache. Nic's dress was so beautiful, we had fun on the trampoline, had so much fun doing all the photos, amazing speeches and great dancing! Such a perfect day, I loved every second! 

Jackie & Ant's Wedding was amazing! Charlie is their daughter so it was a real honour to be asked to be their photographer! Jackie got ready in the Bridal Suite and her dress was gorgeous! We had so much fun and it was such a perfect day! Jackie's son wore his uniform and looked super smart, Clair from Bella Lily Flowers did all of the bouquets and table pieces which were stunning and there were so many details, it was great! Beautiful colours, lovely food, great speeches, so much love in their family and fun with sparklers!! What more could you ask for!! 

Sharon & Carl had a beautiful reception here. They had a local church ceremony and then we all went back to Bordesley for photos and their reception. We had so much fun all day and the weather stayed lovely for them. Their decorations were very elegant with silvers and blacks. It was a super day filled with all of their lovely family and friends. Gail from Gails Cake Pantry did their cake which was a stunning 5 tier silver and white cake full of sparkles! 

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Laura & Graham, Derbyshire Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/laura-graham-derbyshire-wedding-photography Laura & Graham had a beautiful wedding over in the Peak District in a stunning little village. They hired a cottage to stay in for the week and then also hired the Memorial Hall for their reception venue. In the morning Laura had a great time getting ready with all the girls and her family and I met up with the lads at the local pub The Sycamore Inn before the ceremony. The details were amazing!! Laura had done loads of the decorations and everything looked beautiful. Tabby and Simon at Mode For Events were also amazing and made sure that everything looked perfect, the flowers were gorgeous, the food was delicious and we all had the best day! We had loads of fun doing their photos and had a lovely walk around the village getting lots of lovely couple photos. The sun was out and they had the most perfect day! It was also so lovely to see one of my previous couples where Laura was a bridesmaid. So nice to see people and catch up! Here are some images from their special day :) 

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Sarah & Jonathan, Kegworth House & Amalfi White Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/sarah-jonathan-kegworth-house-amalfi-white-wedding-photography Sarah & Jonathan had two beautiful venues for their special day. Sarah and her bridesmaids got ready at the gorgeous Kegworth House B&B over in Derbyshire where the rooms and the gardens were stunning! We had great fun in the morning and it was fab to be able to use the lounge area to get some amazing detail shots. We had some fun in the garden before then heading over to the stunning Amalfi White in Melbourne. The ceremony room here was amazing, it had such a wow factor and was so elegant. The outside space was also lovely and we managed to get some decent weather and had loads of fun doing the photos! The food was amazing and everyone was having so much fun! A really great day! Here are some images from their special day :) 

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Hayley & Luke, The Limes Country Lodge Hotel Wedding Photographer :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/hayley-luke-the-limes-country-lodge-hotel-wedding-photographer Hayley & Luke got married at The Limes and it was my first time to this lovely venue. We had a beautiful day filled with sunshine and I think the most bridesmaids I have ever had at a wedding!!!! The morning was so much fun and the ceremony was gorgeous! Set in the gardens, in the sun with beautiful decorations, I am so pleased that they managed to have the outdoor ceremony they had been dreaming of! It was also lovely to see another of my previous couples and their lovely family. The food was lovely, the atmosphere relaxed and the speeches were fab! The father of the bride speech was the best!! It really was a beautiful day and here are some of their images :) 

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Emma & Chris, Tipi Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/emma-chris-tipi-wedding-photography Emma & Chris had an amazing wedding over in Biscathorpe. They hired a stunning cottage and then arranged for a beautiful tipi in the grounds. The tipi was fab and had serious wow factor! Emma had done so much of the decorating and details by herself and with her lovely family and everything looked perfect. Emma's dress was stunning and she had a great morning with the girlies getting ready and having hair and make up done. The ceremony was at a local church and was also beautiful. We then headed back to the tipi for drinks, fun, amazing food, ice cream, a fab flamingo cake and a surprise motorbike! We had loads of fun doing the photos and managed to get some of the local cows in a couple and also caught the beautiful sunset and a few photos with their gorgeous doggie! The flowers were also so beautiful and added so much lovely colour to the day. I loved it all! Here are some images from their special day :) 

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Grace & Craig, Westmead Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/grace-craig-westmead-wedding-photography Grace & Craig got married at the Westmead Hotel in Redditch. Grace loves Disney and had a pair of amazing Disney wedding shoes and her bouquet was also Disney themed! It was such a lovely, family day and Clare from Clare's Weddings did an amazing job of the decorations and the bridesmaids bouquets. The wedding cake also had a his and hers approach which was really fun! Here are some images from their special day :) 

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Katy & Paul, Gorcott Hall Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/katy-paul-gorcott-hall-wedding-photography Katy & Paul got married at the beautiful Gorcott Hall in Redditch. As mentioned before, I love this venue for so many reasons! Katy got ready at the venue in the beautiful rooms that have recently been added on. So much lovely space to get ready and have fun with the girls!! Their ceremony was lovely and they then had lovely drinks out in the gardens and on the terrace. I loved the garden games of splat the rat and the coconut stand, that was so much fun!! We managed to dodge the rain and have fun with all the photos and they really did have an amazing day. Here are some images from their special day :) 

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Clare & Stuart, Wootton Park Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/clare-stuart-wootton-park-wedding-photography Clare & Stuart got married at Wootton Park, which was a new venue for me and I loved it!! The rooms there are all beautiful and the gardens and lake area are so stunning. It was a November and they were my last wedding before signing off on maternity leave! So as I was about 30 weeks pregnant by this point, I had the lovely John Colson come along with me to the wedding to be my second photographer and help out on the day, just in case! I met Clare in the morning and was with her while she was getting ready and John went off to the pub to meet the lads! Then at Wootton Park, they had a beautiful ceremony and because of the fading light, we then had a dash around the venue before the sky went dark! We did manage to get an awesome sunset shot which was perfect! The speeches were super, food was great and then the party started! Such a great day and here are some of their images :) 

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Amy & Rob, Arundel Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/amy-rob-arundel-wedding-photography Amy & Rob got married in the beautiful town of Arundel in Sussex. I absolutely love it here, with all the cobbled streets, the boutique shops, the castle and so much more! I met Amy & Rob through Amy's brother who is a very good friend of mine, so it was so lovely to be a part of their day and to capture this for them. Amy got ready at the gorgeous Bailiffscourt Hotel which is an absolute gem with the most amazing rooms and gardens. I then hitched a ride in a convertible Beetle (my dream!!!!) with Amy's mom and bridesmaid to the town hall where the ceremony was taking place. The town hall is such a pretty building and the ceremony room was breathtaking. After the ceremony there were drinks on the terrace in the beautiful sunshine and then myself, Amy and Rob took to the streets to capture as many lovely photos as possible in this beautiful town. I absolutely loved their day and we had so much fun, it was perfect! Here are some images from their special day! :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/amy-rob-arundel-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:58:25 GMT
Becky & Adam, Hogarths Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/becky-adam-hogarths-wedding-photography Becky & Adam chose the beautiful Hogarths over at Solihull for their lovely wedding. Hogarth is another lovely venue with gorgeous rooms for the ceremony and dining as well as beautiful gardens and a cute little bridge at the bottom. The food is always fantastic here as well and there are so many options for photos, which is great for me! Becky got ready at Hogarths in a stunning suite and they had such a fab cake with so many lovely touches. It was such a fun day and lovely to see one of my couples from a couple of years previous, I do love it when you receive lovely recommendations and then get to see people again! Really lovely day with these guys who were super amazing, even in the freezing cold weather. Here are some images from their special day :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/becky-adam-hogarths-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:36:44 GMT
Lucy & Dave, Malvern College & Avoncroft Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/lucy-dave-malvern-college-avoncroft-wedding-photography Lucy & Dave had a stunning ceremony at Malvern College. It was my first time here and the building is gorgeous! The ceremony room was huge and very pretty and the grounds outside were amazing. After their ceremony they had some drinks at the college and then we all headed over to Avoncroft, another one of my favourites!, for their reception. Such a great day and very relaxed with only a few formal photos. Really beautiful details and flowers and we managed to dodge the rain and go around the venue to get some lovely family shots with their beautiful daughter! Avon croft is such a stunning place and all of the old buildings, the old church and the windmill are all so unique and mean you can get some really different photos. I love it!! Oh and check out Lucy's dress, absolutely amazing! Here are some of their images from their day :) 

 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/lucy-dave-malvern-college-avoncroft-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:25:17 GMT
Emily & Paul, Redhouse Barn Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/emily-paul-redhouse-barn-wedding-photography Emily & Paul had a stunning wedding at a beautiful church followed by the reception at the gorgeous Rehouse Barn in Stoke Prior. I also love this venue and again have had the privilege of photographing there a few times now. Emily got ready at Rehouse Barn before the ceremony and it is such a lovely room to get ready in. Chapters Hair and Jessica Ava took care of the hair and make up and everyone looked beautiful! The main barn is beautiful and the main room was set up with the most lovely details, most of which had been handmade by Emily herself. It was another beautiful and sunny day and Emily & Paul were great and we got some lovely photos around the stunning grounds. Flowers were gorgeous and once again Clair from Bella Lily did an amazing job! Everything was just so perfect and so much fun! Here is a snapshot from their lovely day :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/emily-paul-redhouse-barn-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:37:23 GMT
Leanne & Tony, Ravenswood Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/leanne-tony-ravenswood-wedding-photography Leanne & Tony had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the stunning Ravenswood in Sussex. Such an amazing venue with gorgeous gardens and loads of places for some fab photos! It was a beautiful sunny day and so hot! Leanne had beautiful flowers with blue tones in them which really stood out. The outdoor ceremony area was stunning and could have easily being mistaken for being in the Mediterranean! The blue theme continued with the gorgeous bridesmaid dresses and the suits for the guys. We had so much fun and everyone had an amazing time. The food was amazing and their cake was too. Here are some images from their special day :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/leanne-tony-ravenswood-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:20:01 GMT
Lucy & Austin, Gorcott Hall Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/lucy-austin-gorcott-hall-wedding-photography Lucy & Austin got married at another venue that I absolutely love, Gorcott Hall. I have been there a few times now and it is such a fantastic place, tucked away in the Worcestershire countryside. It was such a fantastic day from start to finish! Lucy started the day off getting ready with her bridesmaids at the salon before heading back to her parents house where the fun continued. It was lovely to see Mel who was one of my previous brides and her beautiful daughter as well. More stunning flowers from Clair at Bella Lily and I was lucky enough to spot a log pile out in the garden which made for some fab flower photos! The ceremony was at a beautiful church in Barnt Green and we then all headed off to Gorcott Hall for the reception. The weather was lovely and sunny and we got some beautiful photos in the grounds and also had loads of fun with the bridal party. The magician was so much fun and the speeches were fantastic! Then it was off to party and everyone was having a blast! Here are some images from their special day :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/lucy-austin-gorcott-hall-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:11:48 GMT
Rachel & Mark, Curradine Barns Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/rachel-mark-curradine-barns-wedding-photography Rachel & Mark got married at the beautiful Curradine Barns in Worcestershire. I love going back to this venue and with the addition of the main house, its great that you can also now stay the night on site. The courtyard is a lovely outdoor space and the ceremony barn is so pretty. Rachel's dress was so stunning and she had a fab time getting ready in one of the upstairs rooms. Make up was done by the lovely Ruth at makeupbyruth and as always she was fab! Beautiful flowers once again from Clair at Bella Lilly and the cake was also fantastic and so much fun!! The weather managed to hold out for us which meant we could make the most of the gorgeous outdoor space and even managed to play with the local sheep! Here are some of their lovely images :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/rachel-mark-curradine-barns-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:01:49 GMT
Caroline & Scott, Fowey Hotel Cornwall Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/caroline-scott-fowey-hotel-cornwall-wedding-photography Caroline & Scott had a beautiful winter wedding at the gorgeous Fowey Hotel in Cornwall. Such an amazing day and even with the rain we had so much fun and managed a couple of outdoor shots on the balcony! Good old English weather!! The hotel has beautiful views and it was so lovely to have that stunning sea view, so relaxing! The ceremony room was beautiful, as were the bedrooms and the lounge spaces. There was a gorgeous old lift as well which we made good use of!! It was also lovely to have Clair there from Bella Lily Flowers and her sister Sian. A truly special day and here are some of their images :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/caroline-scott-fowey-hotel-cornwall-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:48:40 GMT
Liz & Ryan, Stratford Upon Avon Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/liz-ryan-stratford-upon-avon-wedding-photography Liz & Ryan got married in the beautiful Town Hall at Stratford upon Avon. It was a beautiful sunny day and the town was bursting with colour and sunshine. The Town Hall has a stunning ceremony room upstairs, very elegant and breathtaking and a beautiful place to say your vows. After the ceremony we all walked through the town, on a route that we had already pre planned, and had plenty of photo opportunities on route! We had so much fun and all of the details were so pretty. Stratford is such a lovely place with so many little hidden gems. I loved it!! Here are some photos from their special day :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/liz-ryan-stratford-upon-avon-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:26:59 GMT
Sally & Mark, Hampton Manor Wedding Photography :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/sally-mark-hampton-manor-wedding-photography Sally & Mark had such a perfect day at Hampton Manor. It was such a hot, sunny day with beautiful blue skies. The ceremony room in the barn was stunning and so light and airy. Sally had a lovely morning getting ready in one of the beautiful bedrooms in the main house surrounded by family and friends. After the ceremony, drinks were served over by the courtyard, in the beautiful outdoor space and an amazing caricaturist was out and about doing some fantastic drawings of the guests! We had loads of fun doing all of the photos and they then went through to the courtyard which is such a beautiful room with the most gorgeous details. Throughout the meal, the caricaturist and a magician kept guests entertained between courses and the food was superb. We then had time for a few more photos before the evening got into full swing! Such a great day in stunning surroundings. Here are some photos from their special day :) 

 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/sally-mark-hampton-manor-wedding-photography Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:06:26 GMT
Zoe & Keith, Wedding Photography at The Elms in Abberley https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/zoe-keith-wedding-photography-at-the-elms-in-abberley Zoe & Keith had a beautiful wedding at The Elms Hotel & Spa in Abberley last Friday. It was all very relaxed and full of fun, laughter and love. Their family and friends were amazing and so welcoming! Zoe & Keith are not on Facebook so I sent them a preview gallery and they have kindly allowed me to share this on my blog and social media :) Which is fab as I love their photos so far!!! We had lovely sunshine too, the food was amazing and the venue is stunning! 

Zoe & Keith met all of their guests before they were due to be married and spent time catching up with them in the bar and hotel grounds. It was so lovely and such a great idea to make the most of the day and see the people who are nearest and dearest to you. Their ceremony was at 4pm, followed by photos, drinks and canapés in the garden. We then had time for couple shots which was great and even managed to catch the sunset too!! Dinner was beautiful (I was so lucky to be fed and watered which was very gratefully received!!) and the speeches were great! Then it was off to get the party started and have a good dance! 

So, here is the preview that I shared with them, I hope you enjoy it too!! :) 

 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/zoe-keith-wedding-photography-at-the-elms-in-abberley Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:14:56 GMT
Buxted Park Wedding Photographer :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/buxted-park-wedding-photographer On New Year's Eve 2015, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing one of my best friends weddings at Buxted Park Hotel. It was an amazing day from start to finish. The venue is so beautiful both inside and outside. Lovely large lounges, beautifully decorated. The spacious and light Orangery where we had the ceremony and the lovely dining room which was so grand. Then outside where the grounds are beautiful with amazing countryside views, and lets not forget all the amazing stone pillars that surround the main building. It really is fab!! So here is a selection of images from Charlotte & Don's wedding day. Oh and the bathroom in the Winston Churchill room is to die for!!! :) Enjoy! 

 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/buxted-park-wedding-photographer Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:06:29 GMT
Curradine Barns Wedding Photographer :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/curradine-barns-wedding-photographer I love Curradine Barns! It really is such a beautiful place and I love the field just next door where you can get some great shots! The ceremony room is beautiful, there is plenty of space to get ready upstairs, the main room is also stunning and again you can add as much or as little as you want in here, and the new cottage is simply breathtaking. There is a lovely little bridal cottage and several rooms in the main cottage where your guests can stay. The grounds have so many lovely places to take photos, you will be spoilt for choice! I have again been really lucky to have photographed several weddings here and can't wait to go back next year! Here are some of my favourites so far! :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) bromsgrove curradine barns photographer wedding worcester worcestershire https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/curradine-barns-wedding-photographer Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:04:54 GMT
Redhouse Barn Wedding Photographer :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/redhouse-barn-wedding-photographer Rehouse Barn is another favourite venue of mine and again I have been lucky enough to photograph several weddings there. It is a beautiful place, the ceremony room is gorgeous and the main room where the wedding meal and evening entertainment is held is a really fantastic space with floor to ceiling glass windows. It is the sort of place where you can add as much or as little decoration as you want and the grounds are also stunning with plenty of places for amazing photos. The staff are great and the food is always amazing too! There is a lovely room to get ready in upstairs and plenty of hotels nearby for the bridal party and guests to stay in. Here are some of my favourites! :) 

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oliviaphotography@mail.com (Olivia Photography) photographer prior redhouse barn stoke wedding worcestershire https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/redhouse-barn-wedding-photographer Sat, 21 Nov 2015 23:54:46 GMT
Gorcott Hall Wedding Photographer :) https://www.oliviaphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/gorcott-hall-wedding-photographer Gorcott Hall is an amazing place tucked away in Redditch. It is absolutely stunning both inside and out and the grounds make for some amazing photos. I have had the pleasure of photographing a couple of weddings this year and have some more booked in for next year and I can't wait to go back!! Both of these weddings were so fantastic, one a winter wedding and the other a summer one. The grounds looked different on each occasion due to the seasons but it is a venue that can be enjoyed all year round. I love it there and here are some of my favourite images :)