Much time is taken in the planning & preparation of your beautiful wedding day. In your mind you have pictured how you & your loved one will look & feel on your very special day & you want your photography to reflect those precious moments!
So we have chosen venues that we feel will deliver all you have hoped for by providing the ingredients for a great wedding and reception. Then all you have to do is adjust those ingredients to taste with your choices of decor, colours, music, family and friends.
You don't want this moment to fade away after the day is over, so that is where your photographer comes in. After the food is eaten, dress is trashed, flowers have died, the day is over and your memories are fading, you can look to your photos to bring back not just the events of the day, but the emotions, interactions, and even those things that went wrong but now makes a great story to tell.
What are the important things in a good wedding venue?
While you are planning your big day, it's worth taking into account the effect light can have on your wedding photography. Natural daylight has the ability to illuminate, highlight & amplify the subject resulting in dazzling, euphoric images! Of course an experienced wedding photographer will create gorgeous images whatever the wind blows in, but there is much you can do in the planning stage to be light aware & benefit from the real splendours of daylight which is essential to produce stunning natural photography.
So how do you incorporate natural light on your wedding day? Have you got a favourite season? Maybe it's a crisp spring day with crystal clear visibility, landscapes bedecked with spring flowers? Or does your wedding photography need to capture the sensation of a warm breeze, scented iridescent flowers, the serenity & radiant light of a fine summer's day? Or do you like the drama of low light on a winter's day? (Did you notice how often light was mentioned just regarding the seasons & how you might not have been aware, that light has so much influence on our choice of a favourite time of year?) Continuing our theme of choice of seasons, autumn & winter weddings are getting more popular & these seasons certainly have their own charm & beauty. If you do choose late autumn or winter, be mindful what time your ceremony is to be held. From the start of November to the end of January here in the West Midlands, UK, the sun disappears very early in the day, so maybe choose a midday ceremony which allows your photographer to capture your day while it's still light!
When considering which wedding venue to choose, opt for a venue that has spacious rooms, with any of the following: plenty of large windows, full length glass doors or a glass roof, or think about outside ceremony options. Civil ceremony rooms with no windows & with the rule of no flash photography, will have limited, artificial results, because you've shut the daylight out, it might be a glorious sunny day outside but it can't get in!! The more light, airy & spacious a room is, the more you are allowing your photographer to have the space he/she needs to get the best angle to make the most of the light. A couple who consider light bestows to their photographer almost miraculous powers, enabling him to capture resplendent photography yay! Your photographer will love you for it & you will love the results!
So with all your wedding plans don't forget to include the natural splendours of daylight, both in your chosen venue, the time of year you chose & the time of day you decide to tie the knot!
Beautiful, varied and neat outdoor spaces & gardens will add wonderful variety to your photos on the day. It allows room for parents and children to let off steam especially on a hot sunny day. It may even allow you to have an outdoor wedding if the weather allows.
The further you have to travel to your wedding location, the greater the stress and the more likely the event of things going wrong on the day. So many choose to stay at the hotel or location overnight. So does your venue provide overnight accommodation? If not what are the nearby options?
It goes without saying that your guests need somewhere to park. So is there sufficient parking for the numbers on your potential invites list? Will the vehicles be safe in the allocated parking area?
Are the staff welcoming with a nothing is too much attitude? How does the decor fit with your colour scheme? Very importantly, is the food good? Very little makes us as joyful as good food and drink.
Have a look at some of our favourite venues in Wolverhampton, Dudley and surrounding areas
We will continue to add to the lists in the coming months:
If you love beautiful light filled wedding photography in Wolverhampton, Dudley, the West Midlands or the surrounding counties of Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, Shropshire or Gloucestershire, give Norbert Campbell Photography a call on 07848983328. We would love to hear from you.
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