Millbridge Court weddings | A blank canvas

Having photographed in excess of 600 weddings, I’ve often wondered what I would do if I owned a wedding venue. It’s kind of like the ‘what would I do if I won the lottery’ game, but employing a fair degree of insider knowledge and experience to boot.

You see, some venues have it, and some venues just don’t. And it’s not always about the location of the venue, or the architecture, or the interior design, it can often be the wedding planners or the catering team that makes or breaks a venue. But when venues get it right, it can be the most wonderful occasion to be part of.

So why this blog? Well, listening to what the wedding industry has to say about Millbridge Court, albeit only in it’s infancy, I believe they’ve been blessed with that blank canvas I’ve often thought about, and have asked themselves how they can ensure they create the essence of ‘it’. With bells on.

Architecturally, they’ve created a venue with stunning floor to ceiling windows, allowing beautiful natural light to flow into the main ceremony room. A documentary wedding photographer’s dream! Boasting glorious oak beams alongside many more contemporary details, the venue offers a fabulous space for couples to be able to put their own touch on the day. I can see how it would be a florists dream venue too, and have to say I was particularly impressed by the vision Kate Avery had in styling Millbridge Court. And then there’s the luxury of having an outdoor space, licensed to hold civil ceremonies. OK, so the weather might not always play ball but, hey, if you needed to head inside instead, you wouldn’t be disappointed, with those cathedral windows really helping to bring the outside in. Minus the rain of course, as nobody wants a soggy Aunt.

And if all that wasn’t enough, Millbridge Court weddings comes with the exclusive use of it’s 7 bedrooms in the boutique hotel, including a rather sumptuous bridal suite.

They’ve also played a trump card, in my humble opinion, with their choice of catering partner too. Kalm Kitchen are undoubtedly one of the very best event caterers in the South of England today, with a head chef who can boast Cordon Bleu training and an incredible passion for quality, service and detail. Another big tick.

So there you have it. From one blank canvas, I believe the team behind Millbridge Court weddings have created something new, exciting and really quite special, although I’m not sure I’ll ever stop wondering how I’d do it…

If you’ve fallen in love with Millbridge Court and feel a documentary approach to photography would best capture your wedding celebrations, I’d love to hear from you via the contact form on the main menu. Or if you’d like to view more of my wedding photography and Photofilms, of which I’m proud to be considered one of the best producers in the UK, I’d invite you to take a few moments to look through my gallery. Thank you.

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