Gorcott Hall is a beautiful historic country house wedding venue located in Redditch. I shot Martin and Tamsin’s wonderful wedding here in autumn, the weather wasn’t always on our side but Martin and Tamsin embraced their day and got out in the rain under an umbrella for some of their couple portraits!
I began the day with bridal prep at Tamsins parent’s house. Tamsin runs a successful business selling make up so she was doing her own make up for her big day which looked amazing! I had my second shooter Paul spend some time with Martin and his groomsmen before the ceremony so he was able to get some lovely shots of them hanging out and having a laugh together.
They had their ceremony at St Leonard’s Church in Redditch, this was a beautiful church with some really nice available light! After they said their I do’s we did their confetti shot which turned out to be one of my favourite confetti shots of the year! And we also did some group shots outside the church in an attempt to beat the weather! Getting married the same day as a storm was running riot over the UK wasn’t ideal but it did create some really lovely atmospheric wind!
When we arrived at Gorcott Hall we got some lovely shots of Martin and Tamsin inside the venue. I like to use outdoor locations as much as possible, I primarily shoot using available light and I love to find any greenery I can for portraits however at this point in their day it was throwing it down with rain! Luckily the inside of Gorcott Hall was just as lovely as the outside. We used the library room which had some gorgeous natural light pouring in through the windows which was perfect for their portrait session. The rain did calm down and eventually stop just before they sat down for their wedding breakfast so we used this time to get some outdoor shots. Being October, we didn’t have the evening light on our side so we had to grab it while it was there! At this point I loved letting Tamsin’s veil blow wildly just to see what it did with the wind, it usually makes for a bit of magic!
One thing Martin and Tamsin absolutely hit the nail on the head with was their evening entertainment! They started the evening off with some burlesque dancing by The Flaming Feather’s a professional vintage dance troupe which was amazing! I always think I’ve seen it all when it comes to weddings until something like that happens! They were brilliant and it’s a great idea as a form of alternative entertainment for a wedding!
Their party was wonderful, they had a saxophonist play along to the music the DJ was playing. If you’re thinking about having something at your wedding to spice up the party I can’t recommend this enough! The dancefloor was completely full!
If you’re getting married at Gorcott Hall then pop me a message, I’d love to hear from you!