Working as a wedding photographer I am lucky enough to visit many venues and meet lots of different wedding suppliers. I can highly recommend the following:
The Ashes Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue in Staffordshire is a multiple TWIA winner. This stunning Grade II* listed barn wedding venue is owned and run by Ben and Sarah Reeves. I grew up just around the corner and my parents’ B&B is frequented by the Ashes’ brides, grooms and guests.
This 165 acre working farm is owned and run by Mick and Margaret Heath and their daughter Sarah - with an award-winning events team. Situated on the borders of Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Ginny and Ian have poured their heart and soul into this relatively new wedding venue in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. The barn itself dates back to 1584 and is beyond beautiful. I'm always excited to shoot here.
The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 national winner for Best Bridal Wedding Retailer. Emma runs LOVE with an infectious enthusiasm and has chosen to stock some incredible designers – you’ll find Terry Fox, Stewart Parvin, Enzoani and Mia Mia amongst others at her stunning Altrincham boutique.
LOVE Bridal Boutique
Martin and Clare are fantastic hosts who really can’t do enough for their bride and grooms. Stunning grounds and a marquee with it's own ‘boogie room’. Need I say more?
Hilltop Country House
Heaton House Farm
This twice award-nominated South Manchester boutique showcases some of the industry’s most sought-after designers. Swoon over intricate gowns by Claire Pettibone, Jenny Packham and Lusan Mandongus to name a few. You'll also find Twobirds Bridesmaid gowns and Rachel Simpson shoes. Swoon.
The White Closet
She’s done flowers for HM The Queen, don’t you know!
Hilarious and talented in equal measure.
Laura Coleman Flowers
Featured in the Good Florist Guide 2013-14. Not just beautiful blooms but an extensive range of items to hire, from candelabra to hurricane vases, mirrors, tea lights and more.
Didsbury Flower Lounge
Wedding hair and make-up :
Paisley is an incredibly talented Manchester-based freelance hair stylist who can curl, twist, pin, plait and braid the most beautiful styles.
Covering the whole of the UK, Kerry specialises in bridal, vintage and editorial make-up. She hates bananas and loves ice hockey.
Gemma is a Manchester-based freelance make-up artist and is a fully qualified Swedish masseuse (not many people know that).
Pendrell Hall is an exclusive country house wedding venue with accommodation in rural Staffordshire and is owned and managed by the same fabulous team as The Ashes.