Wedding Photography: Shustoke Barn Wedding

Front facade of sunny Shustoke Barn, Coleshill through leafy vignette.

Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers – Kelly and Tom

We were really looking forward to being Shustoke Barn Wedding Photographers at Kelly and Tom’s wedding.  Shustoke Barn is an 18th century red brick barn located in the Staffordshire countryside. It is a huge space inside and out which lends itself many photo opportunities.

On the 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 to get photographs of the venue. Tom arrived later at Shustoke as he preferred not to have preparation shots but was okay with photographs taken of him and his groomsmen around the venue. The courtyard at Shustoke is lovely. It is dotted with olive trees surrounded by seating and fire pits which are used later on in the evening.

The ceremony room at Shustoke is very grand with high vaulted ceilings. Lovely ambient light comesthrough the huge windows on either side of the ceremony area which is perfect for photographs. Throughout the day the weather was fabulous as the sun shone.

They had decorated the venue beautifully as you can see from the photos below. A lot of thought and preparation had gone into the styling.

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. We took the couple around the grounds and into the evening we did a shoot with smoke bombs which was quite magical.

Kelly’s wedding dress was designed by Rikki Dalal and came from Lori G Bridal Studio.  Kelly’s shoes were Valentino Brand. The bridesmaids dresses were a lovely navy and were by Ghost from Rachel Ash Bridelwear. The flowers were sourced from Avant Garden.

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 ceremony room showing rose petals strewn down the sides of the aisle and roses on chair-sides. 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. Smiling bride holding bouquet with her father framed in doorway of the wedding car. Montage of bride's entrance to barn, parents waiting in anticipation; groom and best man standing and waiting. Beautiful bride walking down the aisle with father as groom and guests look on. View from the back of the barn as the groom looks lovingly at his bride walking up the aisle with her father. Two bridesmaids arranging the back of bride's dress before the start of the ceremony as guests look on. View from the back of the wedding ceremony room at Shustoke Barn as bride and groom make theirs vows. Montage of close-ups of bride and groom holding hands and listening to registrar. Bride holding groom's hands as she gazes intently at him as they make their vows. Montage of groom taking rings from bestman and the ring ceremony.Bride and groom kiss and embrace as parents and wedding guests smile and applaud. Head shot of the newly married couple at faux signing of the marriage register. Guest throwing confetti at the bride and groom as they walk back down the aisle.Bride and groom with beaming smiles to their guests as they walk back down the aisle.Bridesmaids smiling as they leave the ceremony room. Close-up photograph of the wedding rings in a beautiful, delicate blush-pink rose on the bride's bouquet. Guests lined up in the courtyard throwing confetti at the happy couple. Montage of detailed shot of bride's wedding dress and fantastic bouquet and guests mingling post-ceremony. Very young suited wedding guest, driven by hunger, makes an early dash for the doors of the wedding breakfast room. Four ladies by an olive tree in the courtyard of Shustoke Barn enjoying a drink and a chat. Two male guests photo-bombing bride and groom's photoshoot with mock loving embrace of their own. Shot of the married couple, standing in front of the wedding car with groom kissing his bride's head. Montage of semi-silhouetted bride and groom and bride standing in front of porthole window. bride and groom embrace semi-sihouetted in the sunlight streaming in to a rustic room at the venue. Montage of close-ups of the table decorations and of the wedding breakfast room. Bride smiling and looking at her father during his speech. Montage of guest's reactions during the wedding speeches. Bride and bridesmaids pose in courtyard flanked by two large white balloons on decorative strings. Bride and bridesmaids laughing and smiling together in courtyard. Bridal party doing a jazz hands pose in the courtyard. Mum kisses bride's cheek as father looks on. The couple carrying balloons look into each other's eyes, walk along pathway outside Shustoke Barn in evening sunlight. Evening sunlight, romantic contra jour photograph of the couple holding large white balloons and kissing. Wedding couple doing their first dance illuminated by large love letters sign and starburst flash. Guests enjoying themselves on the dance floor. Guest in conversation in the courtyard of Shustoke Barn. Two young guests enjoying toasting marshmallows over a fire pit in the courtyard in the evening. Super-romantic image of the couple gazing into each other's eyes, with misty background lit by fairy lights. Beautiful silhouetted romantic shot of bride and groom with misty-blue background and fairy lights.

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