Creative and vibrant wedding at Ingestre Hall
Ingestre Hall is a true hidden gem wedding venue. A magnificent 17th Century rose brick Jacobean mansion house. Set on twenty-seven acres of stunning Staffordshire countryside. Formerly the seat of the Earls Talbot and then the Earls of Shrewsbury, the hall, gardens and grounds make for a fantastic wedding venue. Having worked within the arts my whole life, I loved that this venue fed into that natural curiosity, and I love that Ingestre Hall is home to the Uk's only dedicated residential arts centre for schools being enjoyed through the week for expressive arts such as music, drama, visual art, and dance.
The creativity of the venue struck a chord with Susie and Dale. Susie, a professional performer and Dale, an architect, had culture, art and music as the central theme of their wedding; with both being so design-minded, their venue had to reflect this, and they and Ingestre Hall did not fail to deliver. I'm all about vibrance and colour in my photography which is something Ingestre Hall had in spades; with jewel tones throughout the building, it perfectly accentuates Susie and Dale's creative personalities.
Although Ingestre Hall could be described as stately and traditional, so I always love it when couples bring their creative side to their wedding, mixing the old and new, the traditional and the slightly unconventional. Susie and Dale are a clear example of how you can bring so much of your personality into a wedding. Their fun and contemporary style, bringing their mix of Italian and Japanese heritage into the cuisine and decor, the nods to glam rock, grunge and indie music, and the location made this wedding feel really eclectic and a true joy to shoot.