Wedding Photography: Shustoke Barn Wedding

Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographer - Front facade of sunny Shustoke Barn, Coleshill.

Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers – Kelly and Tom

We loved being wedding photographers at Shustoke Barn .  If we had to choose a venue to photograph a wedding in the Midlands it would be Shustoke  Barn , in Warwickshire, created by the amazing Cripps and Co Group.

Shustoke Barn is a very popular wedding venue with good reason. It is a large,  rustic, 18thcentury, converted Red Brick Barn, oozing with character. The civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception take place in one large barn. The barn is very grand with high vaulted ceilings. Lovely ambient light comes through the huge glass doors on either side of the ceremony area, which is perfect for photographs. This is turned into the wedding breakfast room whilst the guests can enjoy the stunning courtyard area dotted with olive trees surrounded by seating. At night fire pits are lit in this area so that you can enjoy the rest of your wedding day  under the stars.

On their wedding day Cathy met with Kelly and her bridal party at  The Belfry Hotel in Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield to photograph their preparations whilst Brian made his way to Shustoke Barn get photographs of the venue. Tom arrived later as he preferred not to have preparation shots but was okay with photographs taken of him and his groomsmen around the venue.

Kelly and Tom’s wedding went without a hitch. It was a wonderfully relaxed and mellow atmosphere. We had a fabulous time photographing their guests and, of course, Kelly and Tom.

As photographers we are often searching for the right place to photograph our signature images. At Shustoke there are a lot of places indoors and outdoors for amazing photos. We took them around the grounds of the venue as well as inside and into the evening we did a shoot with smoke bombs, which was magical.

Montage of the Bride's and bridesmaids' gorgeous dresses hanging up plus Valentino wedding shoes on lamp stand. Rose-gold wedding tiara from Ivory & Co on top of their branded box. Wedding bouquets and buttonholes. Makeup artist powdering bride's face in front of window. Bridesmaids in pink satin dressing gowns doing a selfie. Headshot of thoughtful bride looking at her reflection in mirror whilst having her hair done. Reflection in mirror of two smiling bridesmaids looking at mobile phones. Makeup artist putting lipstick on bride. Reflection of bridesmaids in their satin dresses drinking champagne. Headshot of bride in wedding dress and lovely reactions of bridesmaids on seeing her for the first time. Montage of the big reveal of bride in wedding dress to her smiling father with happy mother and bridesmaids looking on. Smiling bride holding her bouquet wiping a tear away and bridesmaids with tears of joy. Bride and father arm in arm walking through the rotunda at The Belfry Golf Course with mother and bridesmaids behind. Olives trees in the sunny courtyard at Shustoke Barn, Coleshill. Montage of wedding cake and flowers. Groom, groom's father, bestman and groomsmen striking a pose in the courtyard at Shustoke Barn. Three arms stacked on top of each other showing wedding cufflinks. Special moment between groom and his mother and formal photograph of groom with his smiling parents. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographer-Shustoke Barn wedding ceremony room showing rose petals strewn down the sides of the aisle. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographer-Bride and groom's wedding ceremony table and chairs bedecked with gorgeous flowers. Montage of ushers greeting wedding guests arriving in sunshine at entrance to Shustoke Barn. Complex reflection of guests in the courtyard and entrance hall. Sleek Rolls-Royce wedding car proceeding along manicured driveway to the venue. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Smiling bride holding bouquet with her father framed in doorway of the wedding car. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Montage of bride's entrance to barn, parents waiting in anticipation; groom and best man standing and waiting. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Beautiful bride walking down the aisle with father as groom and guests look on. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-View from the back of the barn as the groom looks lovingly at his bride walking up the aisle with her father. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Two bridesmaids arranging the back of bride's dress before the start of the ceremony as guests look on. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-View from the back of the wedding ceremony room at Shustoke Barn as bride and groom make theirs vows. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Montage of close-ups of bride and groom holding hands and listening to registrar. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Bride holding groom's hands as she gazes intently at him as they make their vows. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Montage of groom taking rings from bestman and the ring ceremony. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Bride and groom kiss and embrace as parents and wedding guests smile and applaud. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Head shot of the newly married couple at faux signing of the marriage register. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Guest throwing confetti at the bride and groom as they walk back down the aisle. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Bride and groom with beaming smiles to their guests as they walk back down the aisle. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Bridesmaids smiling as they leave the ceremony room. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Close-up photograph of the wedding rings in a beautiful, delicate blush-pink rose on the bride's bouquet. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Guests lined up in the courtyard throwing confetti at the happy couple. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Montage of detailed shot of bride's wedding dress and fantastic bouquet and guests mingling post-ceremony. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Very young suited wedding guest, driven by hunger, makes an early dash for the doors of the wedding breakfast room. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Four ladies by an olive tree in the courtyard of Shustoke Barn enjoying a drink and a chat. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Two male guests photo-bombing bride and groom's photoshoot with mock loving embrace of their own. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Shot of the married couple, standing in front of the wedding car with groom kissing his bride's head. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Montage of semi-silhouetted bride and groom and bride standing in front of porthole window. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-bride and groom embrace semi-sihouetted in the sunlight streaming in to a rustic room at the venue. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Montage of close-ups of the table decorations and of the wedding breakfast room. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Bride smiling and looking at her father during his speech. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Montage of guest's reactions during the wedding speeches. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Bride and bridesmaids pose in courtyard flanked by two large white balloons on decorative strings. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Bride and bridesmaids laughing and smiling together in courtyard. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Bridal party doing a jazz hands pose in the courtyard. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Mum kisses bride's cheek as father looks on. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-The couple carrying balloons look into each other's eyes, walk along pathway outside Shustoke Barn in evening sunlight. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Evening sunlight, romantic contra jour photograph of the couple holding large white balloons and kissing. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Wedding couple doing their first dance illuminated by large love letters sign and starburst flash. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Guests enjoying themselves on the dance floor. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Guest in conversation in the courtyard of Shustoke Barn. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Two young guests enjoying toasting marshmallows over a fire pit in the courtyard in the evening. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Super-romantic image of the couple gazing into each other's eyes, with misty background lit by fairy lights. Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers-Beautiful silhouetted romantic shot of bride and groom with misty-blue background and fairy lights.

All images © Cathy and Brian – Oehlers Photography, Nottingham and Derby wedding photographers.

If you would like Oehlers Photography to be part of your wedding day contact Cathy via this link or call 07817657041.