Two weeks ago I was back at one of my favorite Birmingham wedding venues, the stunning Highbury Hall in Moseley, for Angela and Richey’s wonderful wedding.
On the morning of the wedding I met with Angela and her Bridesmaids at her parents on the outskirts of Aldridge. Bridal prep was in full swing with Sarah Russell taking care of Angela’s hair and makeup whilst Dad, Rob, took care of the drinkies! Once the hair and makeup were completed the bridal party then made their way to Highbury Hall to finish their preparations. Whilst the girls were upstairs in Miss Hilda’s Room, Richey and his groomsmen finished the final venue preparations downstairs and welcomed the guests.
Highbury Hall is a stunning location for a wedding, despite being only three miles from Birmingham City centre, the location in Highbury Park in Moseley, gives the venue a real countryside feel. The beautiful, grade II manor house was originally built in 1878 as a family home by Birmingham’s parliamentarian Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain MP and over the years has been used as a hospital, home for disabled soldiers and a home for elderly women. In the mid 1980’s the building was fully restored by Birmingham City Council and now features a striking arts and crafts period interior. It’s a venue that I’ve shot at before and always look forward to as it provides a stunning backdrop for wedding photos.
For the ceremony, which took place in The Drawing Room, Angela wore a lovely Greek style wedding dress from Debenhams whilst Richey looked very dapper in his purple hued suit which was from Slaters Menswear in Birmingham. With the legal formalities completed everyone moved into the bar to toast the bride and groom before heading out into the landscaped gardens of Highbury Park for the formal photos and confetti.
With the drinks quaffed and the canapés noshed the guests then made their way back into Highbury Hall’s stunning two story high reception hall which is used for the wedding breakfast. Angela and Richey are both bookworms so there was a big literary theme to the day, with the tables named after famous literary locations and the amazing cake, which was by The Littlest Cakery, styled into a pile of their favourite tomes.
With the speeches completed and the cake cut Angela and Richey made their way back into The Drawing Room for the first dance where the band, Ain’t No Disco, had set up for the evening. They kept the dancefloor moving all night with a mixture of rock, indie & pop music from across the decades.
Before I sign off I just wanted to say a big thank you to Angela and Richey for having me along to their epic wedding and also to my doppelganger Roo from Roo Stain Wedding Photography, who did an amazing job second shooting with me (no he’s not my brother!). Here’s a few images from Angela and Richey’s big day . . .