Welcome to my latest blog, this time about my Alcumlow Wedding Barn bridal shoot. Alcumlow Wedding Barn is a venue situated on the outskirts of Congleton in Cheshire. You may have read my previous blog about their annual open day. Previously a run down Poultry Farm, made up of just a set of neglected buildings, the new owners made it their mission to transform the barn, known as Alcumlow Hall Farm, into one of Cheshire’s finest wedding venues, therefore bringing the site back to life.
Wooden Dutch Barn
The wedding barn, which is used today for ceremonies and parties, was in such a dilapidated state, that it had no proper roof or walls. The Wooden Dutch Barn actually rescued a couple whose wedding dreams were shattered, when their venue let them down, just 7 months before their wedding day. The owners at Alcumlow invited the couple along, assuring them that the barn would be ready for their big day.
Cheshire Wedding Barn
Sure enough, after many man, and woman, hours, and many challenges and setbacks, the venue was ready and Alcumlow Wedding Barn was born. Since that day, the venue has continued to grow, with owners willing to go the extra mile for their guests, as proven by the first wedding, and a group of staff who reflect the owners desire to make this an iconic venue, as well as THE place to hold your Cheshire Barn Wedding. This year, 2019, Alcumlow Wedding Barn has been shortlisted for ‘Best Barn Wedding Venue’ in the UK awards.
Bridal Shoot at Alcumlow Wedding Barn
During April 2019 I took part in a Bridal Shoot at this wonderfully restored Cheshire wedding venue. Myself and several fantastic vendors arrived at the venue around 10am. The dresses were provided by Love Lace Designs Bridal Boutique. They supply fantastic wedding dresses and above all, offer a warm, friendly service…..and a cuppa and a chat!
Romantica of Devon
We were showcasing two stunning wedding dresses by Romantica of Devon, so we had two ‘real life’ models, Natalie from Melted Ego and Charlotte from Semi-Permanent Make Up. Their hair and make up was done by the extremely talented Danielle Horan.
The lovely ladies at Flower Passion in Alsager provided us with two stunning bouquets and we were ready to start shooting!
Beautiful Wedding Dresses
The main aim of the shoot was to show off the two beautiful wedding dresses, along with the wedding venue. Alcumlow has lots of little places that are great for bridal portraits. We weren’t blessed with the greatest weather when we started shooting. I’d have loved to have seen how the shadows from sunlight would have added areas of shade and light. Maybe next time, when I shoot a wedding there in July!