Tips for choosing your wedding venue
When choosing your wedding venue for your big day there are a few things to consider. Your venue will be what you are drawn to personally, when you walk into that place you may instantly see yourself being married there.
But it can also be a difficult choice if you love more than one. Below are a few things to take into account when looking at venues.
Light is key for great photos, I especially like natural light.
Although some beautiful venues have atmospheric lighting, including candle lit, this doesn’t always look the same in photographs as the human eye sees. I want to see your smiles, your expressions, your laughter and tears so the more natural light I have to work with the better the photos!
Venues don't always have to be pictureaque or grand
Venues don’t always have to be stunning, picturesque or grand looking to work well for photos, sometimes the most fun I have had at a wedding with my couple is using a dingy basement with a pocket of light or an old archway, tunnel or railway track.
I also love Farm weddings where we can get creative and use your livestock or machinery in some of the photos. Personalising your photos by the venue being unique to you is so important. Don’t be afraid to step outside the traditional “wedding venue” box.
Pick the venue that has meaning for you
Venues are obviously down to personal choice and my advice to you is trying to pick somewhere that has meaning to you. Whether it was where you got engaged, where your family grew up and went to church together, at home, somewhere local you have a connection to, on a hill you walk daily or on your favourite beach or a venue that tells your story. This means so much to then have the place documented in your wedding story.