Avoncroft Museum Wedding Photography | Amy + Marc

What a cool place for a Birmingham wedding!!!

Bride & groom outside Electric Cinema in Birmingham having confetti thrown on them

When the Mother of the Bride asks you to play along to wind up her daughter I think you know you're in for a fun wedding!

Amy had contacted me about photographing her wedding, but needed to sort out their budget, and that sort of thing, which is usually how these things happen, A couple of weeks later, her Mum rang me, saying that she wanted to book me as a surprise for Amy, but would I play along with a joke?!

Apparently, Amy has played quite a few pranks on her Mum in the past, so it was time for some maternal payback, albeit with a lovely punch line for her daughter.

Now, I have to say that despite a turn as Joseph in the nursery nativity and a starring role as 'Charlie Loon, the Man in the Moon', in a school production of 'The Silver Curlew' when I was about seven years old (just had to Google that to make sure I haven't made that up!), acting is probably not my forte.

But a deal is a deal, so that afternoon I rang Amy to break the bad news to her, that I had been booked by someone else....... cue dramatic pause after a disappointed 'OH, what a shame' from the Bride to be.

Then, not wanting to drag it out too long, I added 'Booked by your Mum, for your wedding!!!'

There then followed some excited screams, and I found out later on from her Mum, some happy tears too!!

So all in all, an unusual way to take a wedding booking and quite fitting really for a very unusual place to get married

I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad

All I wanna do is grow old with you

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches

Build you a fire if the furnace breaks

Oh, it could be so nice, growing old with you

Unusual wedding venue, loads of DIY touches and a delicious afternoon tea!

Unposed wedding photography of laughing bride & groom at their Avoncroft museum wedding

If you've never been to Avoncroft Museum then you might think ' A museum? Lots of dusty display cabinets and bits of hold cabinets, why get married there??' But you couldn't be further from the truth!

It's such an interesting and quirky place to get married. For starters, it's set in about 15 acres of Worcestershire countryside, to the south of Birmingham

What other museum can you think of where the exhibits are buildings?? Spread out across the site are a huge variety of interesting and unusual constructions including a windmill, old gaol, a mission church and the national collection of telephone boxes!!

So eclectic it certainly is and creates an amazing backdrop for the wedding day starting with the New Guesten Hall and it's listed fourteenth century roof. Amy & Marc used the hall for most of their wedding but also managed to incorporate the Mission Church, windmill and an old co-op store into the day, despite the March rain

Relaxed, candid, reportage wedding photography

With a honeymoon in New York there were loads of nods to that in their decorations, then a scrummy afternoon tea (yum yum!) and a packed bar for cocktail hour before a first dance to the coolest version of 'Can you Feel the Love Tonight' that I've ever heard (By Passenger, if you're interested!)

Silhouette of bride and bridesmaid getting ready for Avoncroft museum wedding

Bride and her mother looking out of the window getting ready before Avoncroft museum wedding

emotional wedding guest at birmingham's electric cinema

black & white documentary wedding photograph of groom before the ceremony

Laughing groom at Avoncroft Museum before the wedding ceremony

Black and white candid photograph of bride seeing the groom for first time on the day of their wedding at Avoncroft Museum

Bride holding the arm of her groom during relaxed wedding ceremony at Avoncroft Museum

Smiling guests watching on during wedding ceremony at Birmingham museum

Bride wiping tears from her eyes during Birmingham wedding at Avoncroft Museum

Relaxed, candid photograph of laughing bride & groom as they sign the register

Happy Bride & Groom getting confetti thrown over them

This is a little sneak peek of Amy & Marc's museum wedding but pretty soon it will be updated with lots more from their day

If it seems like your kind of wedding then you might like to check out some of these other weddings and ideas

5 Quirky and unusual ideas for wedding entertainment

A Winter Wedding at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham|Jenny & Matt

Hattie & Sol's Bristol Paintworks Wedding

Electric Cinema Wedding - Katie & Sean

Of course, if you'd like to have a chat about your wedding photography then please get in touch!!

#RealWeddings #BirminghamWeddings #Quirky #WorcestershireWeddings #CountryWedding

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