In early September 2022 I was invited to do James and Laura’s Redhouse Barn wedding photography in nearby Bromsgrove.
Who doesn’t love a barn wedding?
Over the last few years, I’ve had the privilege of photographing many weddings across the West Midlands, visiting manor houses, historic halls, libraries, golf courses and numerous renovated barns.
Set amongst the rolling Worcestershire countryside, Redhouse is a stunning wedding venue with five acres to explore and a cluster of renovated redbrick and timber barns that are nearly two hundred years old! Everyone is made to feel at home by the passionate family-run team, and I know many wedding photographers at Redhouse Barn have said the same.
So, onto the wedding day!
I first joined Laura, her family and friends in the Bridal Changing Room along with the awesome team from Louise Marie Make Up.
The Changing Room is a striking and relaxing space – perfect for wedding morning preparations, enjoying time with family and friends and of course indulging in a morning feast! Laura and co. were treated to a delicious champagne breakfast and fresh pastries from the Redhouse kitchen (run by the award winning Morgans Catering). The Minstrels’ Gallery just outside offers a great view over the wedding breakfast area in the Timber Barn.
With hair and make-up in full swing and glasses of bubbly on the go, it was a real delight to photograph everyone’s smiles in anticipation for the big day ahead.
After a joyful and teary bridal reveal, I headed on over to Erdington Abbey in Birmingham to photograph the Church interior before the groom and guests began to arrive. Great stone archways, a sweeping red carpet, elevated timber ceiling and a stained-glass window – this Grade II listed building was an incredible setting for James and Laura’s wedding ceremony.
They both looked wonderful together, all beaming smiles and brimming with happiness throughout the service and the signing of the register. Forgoing the traditional confetti shower, I instead photographed James and Laura in the grounds of the Church, and took a couple of family portraits too.
Then it was back to being a wedding photographer at Redhouse Barn for an interval of sparkling beverages serenaded by an acoustic band.
After a huge group photograph and traditional portrait sessions, we slipped away from the celebrations for a private newlywed photoshoot. With a pleasant choice of courtyards, water features and gardens just on the brink of autumn, it’s clear why outdoor wedding photography at Redhouse Barn is particularly popular with couples.
Of all the locations within the grounds, the koi pond is my favourite.