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.


Realistic wedding prep photograph of dresses hung
Italian bride with flower crown
Bride walking down stairs at wedding, blue staircase
David Bowie wedding, chior of guests singing life on Mars
Wedding choir singing to bride and groom
Gyoza at wedding, Japanese canapés
Artistic wedding table decor
Labyrinth / David Bowie themed wedding cake
Origami cranes wedding decoration
David bowie themed wedding stationary
Wedding first dance with Children


Venue:Ingestre Hall

Dress:'Elara' by Pronovias

Dress shop:Teokath of London

Hair: Zori Jeffries

Make Up: Katie Bird

Kids Entertainment: Ruby Doo

Cake: Liesie's Bakery

Kids Entertainment: Ruby Doo

Wedding planner: Amelia Thompson Weddings

Wedding rings made in a custom workshop: Anna Loucah