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Wedding Photography Bridal Prep

Our wedding photography for Nina’s wedding prep began at one of the nicest places to stay I have seen in a long time, Old Downton Lodge in Shropshire. Check their website out as I think they describe themselves really well on the home page – “not a hotel, nor is it really a bed and breakfast or a restaurant with rooms”. It is an amazing and beautiful place and fantastic for wedding photography.

Weding Photography bridal prep in Old Downton Lodge Shropshire

Wedding dress

The wedding dress was an exquisite fishtail lace dress which we hang in the gorgeous wedding prep venue in Shropshire. The back of the dress had a subtle diamante detail with a button back and a stunning length train to provide beautiful detail while walking down the aisle. The front of the dress had a v neckline with flower embellishments to add to that the lace had flower detail particularly on the bottom of the wedding dress finishing the dress off perfectly. The wedding dress in Ivory looked breathtaking on the bride and the fish tail shape suited her perfectly.

Weding Photography Shropshire Old Dowton Lodge

Brides Bouquet

The brides wedding flowers were classic with so many contrasting flowers that yet seemed to compliment each other and bring the look altogether. The charming pinks created a stunning timeless look and I can’t see this bouquet ever dating.

Weding Photography Shropshire of brides flowers and wedding car

Wedding Ceremony Venue in Shropshire

Ludlow castle set in Ludlow, which is a market town in Shropshire provides an amazing backdrop to a fairy tale ceremony and has stunning grounds for wedding photographs. The couple chose Ludlow Castle to have their ceremony opting for the indoor ceremony room which has beautiful window light, stunning views and is decorated in beautiful classic colors to complement and handsomely light the wedding ideal for photography. Here they had a few wedding photographs and served homemade sandwiches and refreshments for the guests before moving on to their reception venue.

Weding Photography Shropshire of wedding ceremony in Ludlow Castle
Weding Photography of ceremony in Ludlow castle Shropshire
Weding Photography of end of wedding ceremony in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire
Weding Photography venue pictures of Ludlow Castle in Shropshire

Brides Hair

The wedding hair was left flowing and natural with a soft curl. I love this wedding style as I feel its timeless and natural and lends itself to looking not too dissimilar to what the bride would look like day to day, just enhancing her natural beauty.

Weding Photography of bride and groom having portraits in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire
Weding Photography  of group shots in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire
Weding Photography of RAF sworded archway in Ludlow castle, Shropshire

Wedding Reception Venue in Shropshire

The wedding reception was at Netley Hall and Estate in Dorrington, Shrewsbury which is the county town of Shropshire. The venue offers what seems like unlimited views of gorgeous countryside and is such a impressive backdrop for your wedding photography. The lake provided a dazzling blue view with the green hills it looked unbelievable. There is so much to explore there you probably need more than a day.

We made some lovely portraits both at the Castle and then again at Millers by the lake and made use of the fabulous evening light and Phil’s change to a formal RAF evening suit for a final set before heading home, tired but ecstatic and excited to see what we had captured.

Wedding Photography of bride and groom arriving at Netley Hall, Shropshire

Other wedding details

You may have noticed the paper airplanes, albeit much better quality than the ones we made out of A4 paper when we were younger. Aren’t they amazing? They were made bespoke to fit in with the couple theme and given as favours; everyone had fantastic fun with them on the day throwing them about. We also had fun photographing the who could throw them the farthest competition!

Weding Photography details at Netley Hall, Shropshire
Weding Photography speeches at Netley Hall, Shropshire
Weding Photography of  guests flying paper airplanes at Netley Hall, Shropshire
Weding Photography of couple by lake at Netley Hall,  Shropshire
Weding Photography portraits at Netley Hall, Shropshire
Weding Photography of first dance at Netley Hall, Shropshire

The wedding photography techy bit

We used off camera flash for some of the evening wedding photographs to add a bit of contrast and drama to the wedding photographs. So, by the lake we placed a flash light behind the wedding couple to create a light effect and then darkened down the image in camera using the flash to pop the couple and create a contrast to the background. We love using off camera flash particularly in the evening time when the sun is lower and so we don’t have to worry about to much sunlight overpowering everything.

Other Shropshire Wedding Photography

We have done wedding photography at some of Shropshire’s best wedding venues but also lots of marquees on farms this is one of my favourite Shropshire farms weddings we photographed at.

Can we help you find a Shropshire wedding photographer? Of course! Contact us and let us know about your plans, we’d love to hear! Marie & Jason

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