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Surrounded by the rolling Shropshire countryside Walcot Hall is in a truly magical spot that covers more than 30 acres and includes one of the finest arboretums in Britain. A true Georgian gem with character in abundance, grand without being imposing, Walcot Hall has two large spaces, the Main Hall and the Ballroom. The Main Hall holds up to 120 guests and boasts marble columns, ornate ceiling and sweeping staircase which is sure to get guests talking – it's also a great place for drinks receptions.
The beautiful turquoise Ballroom can hold wedding ceremonies as well as sit-down meals and evening receptions. This large, bright room has 30ft chandeliers, an open fire, gilt mirrors and tall sash windows for up to 150 guests for a wedding ceremony. The room gets turned around for the evening, taking the furniture away and making space for the evening's entertainment plus the all-important dancefloor.
Read more about this venue and other venues in Kidderminster, Worcester & Shropshire, in the current issue of Your West Midlands Wedding on sale now!
For winter weddings these festive favours also work wonderfully for place name settings as suggested by Abbie Hancock of Timber Things (www.timberthings.com) in our Hot Topic feature in the current issue of Your West Midlands Wedding on sale now!
Cut in the shape of a star and featuring a little holly motif, they're perfect for a festive wedding with each individually designed and laser engraved for every guest. Use a ribbon to match wedding colours and tie together cutlery around your napkins or fasten around your wine glass stems to complete stylish festive table décor.
The floral arch has been a huge trend in 2019, thankfully - because I love it so - it's set to be even bigger in 2020.
This images showcases perfectly why it's been so popular with couples styling their day this year; it was supplied by Judith McCormack (www.pollenfloraljoy.co.uk) to illustrate her flower Q&A in issue 63 of Your West Midlands Wedding this issue - on sale now!
Image captured by: www.tjpphotography.co.uk
The talent of cake designers truly amazes me; they look far too good to eat!
This beauty is from Farm House Cakes, based in Worcestershire, and is one of many tempting creations from this talented baker.
Check out www.farmhouse-cakes.com
Head of over to our news pages, to read a Q&A with Farm House Cakes' designer Charlotte.
When thinking about the perfect silhouette to flatter everyone you can rarely go wrong with a wrap dress. By no means a new trend, it's a classic style and being so versatile it looks great whatever the body shape. Victoria Moore of Victoria Lou Bridal (www.victorialou.co.uk) adds, “Are your bridesmaids different shapes, sizes and height? Do they like a particular neckline or want to cover up a certain area? It can be hard to find one dress to suit an entire bridal party and find a dress that will complement each of your maids. Our Victoria Lou Multiway Dresses could be the ideal dress!"
This pretty picture is from our Dressing the Bridal Party feature in issue 63 of Your West Midlands Wedding, where you can also be inspired for the mother-of-the-bride outfit and also the groom's outfit.
Image by: Bellabambini Photography
When I tied the knot, one thing that stood out the most was how much I had face-ache from smiling all day - we did not stop! When I saw this image, I thought "I bet that couple had the BEST day!"
Captured by Paul and Suzi, Twig's Branch Photography, they add, "This image from David and Michelle's day has to be one of our favourites, not only 2019, but of all time. These two totally got on board with our vision and style which is all about pushing the boundaries of traditional wedding photography and creating something fun, relaxed and a little bit quirky.”
For more inspirational photography, check out issue 63 of Your West Midlands Wedding on sale now.
Your big-day album should reflect you as a couple, and I think choosing the right photographer to reflect your love and relationship is so important.
“My favourite part of the wedding day is when I get to spend time with my couples creating their wedding portraits," says Samantha Davis, Rose and Rainbow Photography. "Alyssa and Joel were so relaxed and happy to let me lead them and trusted that I knew just what they wanted from their images. We managed to get some of my favourite images so far this year, using the free lensing technique.”
Check out the rest of our gorgeous photography feature in issue 63 of Your West Midlands Wedding on sale now.
One of my favourite images from a wedding day is a shot of the groom, completely unaware that he's being photographed - so obviously I adore this image from photographer Nicola Gough.
“This images of Sarah and Laurie is from during their ceremony; I wasn't allowed at the front of the church and had to photograph it all from the back. When the couple went to sign the register, they had two friends perform You'll Be In My Heart from the Disney film Tarzan. They were still performing when the formality of the register was over and whilst Sarah was looked on at her friends, Laurie couldn't take his eyes off his beautiful wife and gazed at her like this the entire time. It's my favourite in-between moment that I've photographed.”
The whole wedding of Sarah and Laurie can be seen in issue 64 of Your West Midlands Wedding on sale in September.
I feel I can get lost in this picture along with the newlyweds, who look completely emerged in the intimate white bubble that is their wedding day.
Captured by Craig Clewlow, of New Road Photography, he adds, “This has to my favourite shot of 2019 so far just because the image was looking amazing just before I took it, then to be graced with swans and there babies was just shear fate of human beings and animals sharing a moment of unconditional love especially when swans mate for life. It creates its own story and I was blessed to capture it.”
This image was showcased in a photography feature in issue 63 of Your West Midlands Wedding on sale now.
The creativity of photographer Abi Boyle, of White Apple by Abi Boyle, has completely changed my opinion of phones at weddings. The subtle editing has given this image a magical feel created by the phone torches of the guests.
Abi adds, “I love this image, the couple were super-relaxed throughout their planning and during the run-up to their big day. Their only request was to have some shots outside, in the dark, with their friends involved. I can still remember the giggles and the tipsy conversations that were surrounding this image.”
This image was part of a photography special in Your West Midlands Wedding issue 63, on sale now.