A Lockdown Wedding Styled photo shoot at Tower Hill Barns
The wedding industry was hit hard by COVID-19. Many wedding venues, wedding suppliers including photographers found their bulging 2020 bookings diary deplete hourly to almost zero. So…What are we to do? The creative industries all came together to do what we love! We were able to use the time to showcase our products, our skills and have a bloody good laugh whilst we were at it!
Cassie from Cassie M Bridal is one of North Wales’ leading hair and makeup artists. As well as being super talented, she is an awesome lady to have around on your wedding day. Cassie had the idea of creating a styled shoot and asked if I would be involved to photograph it. Naturally I said yes! Having built up so many positive relationships with wedding suppliers, wedding venues and couples over the years, I was also able to offer my input.
We had decided Tower Hill Barns would be our location of choice. Why? Well the venue is a favourite of mine. It is stunning inside and out and the wedding team at Tower Hill Barns were more than happy to accomodate us.
As for the theme…..Well we kind of went on a tangent and just wanted to go super modern and not your usual approach. We were able to call on good friends and a previous bride and groom of mine, Emma and Phill. When I photographed Emma and Phill’s wedding, they were so easy to work with infront of camera, and Emma also has a black wedding dress! Yes!! To add to this, we thought bright neon’s large floral decorations and smoke bomb’s would make for awesome photographs!
Whilst Cassie was doing Emma’s hair and make-up, it gave myself and Mathew from Mathew Lloyd Videography chance to starting setting up some photos and bounce ideas off each other.
Natalie from Glamour Events Hire was kind enough to showcase some of her neon backdrops. We set these up inside the old barn at Tower Hill so the neon would really stand out.
Here is a selection from the rest of what was an awesome day photographing and hanging out at Tower Hill Barns again!
Supplier shoutouts to:
White Dresses – Karen Lesley Bridal Emporium
Neons – Glamour Events Hire
Hair, Make-up, Co-Ordinator and Hair accessories – Cassie M Bridal
Cakes – Red Rose Wedding Cakes
Videographer – Mathew Lloyd Videography
Venue – Tower Hill Barns
Flowers and Flower Arch – Vivid Floral Design
Tweed Suit – Trefor Jones