The wedding blog for Stephen McGowan Photography - A North West based Manchester Wedding Photographer team who travels to throughout the UK photographing weddings at the most elite wedding venues.

7th Heaven Bridal Shoot at Heaton House Farm Wedding Venue

Heaton House Farm Weddings

This was our second styled shoot as a Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographer, and boy - was it good!

We had NINE (9!) different wedding suppliers come together to make the shoot happen with three bride models: two brides and a lucky groom :)
It was a very windy, cold December day - a constant moody sky lingered over our heads for the majority of the day - but spirits were high and we were going to capture some awesome shots!

The shoot itself was going to be a festive winter shoot with a red and ivory colour scheme. We were going for a very high class and glam look (as you'd see in a typical stately home wedding venue) to somewhat go with the bespoke rustic farmyard setting of Heaton House Farm. Therefore the photos would ooze rural class and elegance.

Alongside myself was Emma (Emma Culbert MUA) who provided the gorgeous make-up and also helped co-ordinate the shoot having pre-arranged a ideas mood-board for the day. Helen at 7th Heaven Bridal kindly let us use three of her gorgeous Charlotte Balbier dresses and a stunningly detailed Justin Alexander dress (just wait till you see the details on this dress!) and also helped out on the shoot - Thanks Helen! :)

Natalie's Florist worked absolute wonders to create two beautiful bouquets and pinholes along with a festive floral reef of reds and ivories to dress our candelabras. The floral colour scheme really set the tone for the shoot and really popped out in the images! So a big thank you to Natalie and the team for supplying us with some beautiful floral pieces.

We also had Venue Perfection on board for the shoot, they pride themselves on being the most stylish events dresser and decorate venues to absolute perfection. It was a pleasure to work with Katie in the run-up to the shoot - deciding what we'd need and then setting up the scenes for the day before. Venue Perfection kindly provided Chair Covers, Candelabras, Centrepieces, Candles (any more C's?) oh, and a two seater leather sofa for our Heaton House Farm Wedding photographer shoot!
Katie also pointed us in the direction of WhiteHouse Events Crockery who supplied us with some amazingly detailed glasses (champagne and wine), chargers and cutlery to dress our table for our final 'dining table barn house' shoot at Heaton House Farm.

For the hair, we had the incredible Jeni Mulholland (JM Hair). Maureen's hair (in the top photograph) looked incredible and stayed together all day - even against the winds of Storm Desmond! Honestly - even though the top photograph looks calm and intimate - we were fighting against some big gusts of wind at the time, so thank you Jeni for the resilient hair styling!

Daniel's dark navy suit on the day was supplied by Whitfield and Ward in Wilmslow, which was exactly what we were after for our male model - a suit of high class and quality which came out really well in all of the photographs.

Thank you to Daniel, Gwen and Lily Marion for modelling for us on the day and making my job a bit of a breeze :-) Thanks guys!

And finally a BIG thank you to all of the guys at Heaton House Farm for letting us use such a superb wedding venue for the day, such a shoot wouldn't have been possible without your help, so thank you Sarah, Saskia, Charlotte, Nicola and Olivia - I hope you all like the photos! :) and hopefully it won't be too long until I'm back on the farm as a Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographer! :-)

The Shoot Team

Photography: Stephen McGowan Photography
Bridalwear: 7th Heaven Bridalwear
Venue: Heaton House Farm
Make Up Artistry: Emma Culbert MUA
Hair Styling: Jeni Mulholland
Flowers: Natalie's Florist
Suit: Whitfield and Ward
Table Dressing: Venue Perfection
Glassware and Crockery: WhiteHouse Events Crockery

Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographer Stephen McGowan