couple exchanging flower garlands

Getting to photograph this epic two day wedding at The Sweeney Hotel was a real privilege. The hotel itself is lovely, the staff are great, with an owner who wasn’t afraid to muck in and the newly renovated barn all made for a fabulous wedding venue. 

Natural wedding photography at The Sweeney Hotel.

The Sweeney is a country house hotel in Shropshire, set in beautiful surroundings. The hotel has two rooms licensed for wedding ceremonies and because they only hold one wedding at a time, you are certain to get undivided attention. Shropshire isn’t too far away from my home county of Staffordshire, so getting a wedding to photograph at The Sweeney Hotel was only a short drive.

A large proportion of the photos I take during a wedding are unposed and natural. I don’t direct things, instead I capture what is really happening. None of the photos you will see here, from Harriet and Viral’s two day wedding at the Sweeney are posed.

outside photo of the sweeney hotel
inside barn at the sweeney
barn set up for wedding
order of the wedding day
close up picture of engagement ring
bride having help getting ready
bridal prep
bride having help with wedding shoes
bride sat waiting in room at the sweeney hotel
guest having bindi applied
guests talking before hindu wedding ceremony
close up photo of drum
wedding guests walking round to barn at the sweeney hotel
close up picture
mother of bride feeding groom
family taking part in hindu wedding ceremony
bride feeding groom during ceremony at the sweeney hotel
bride and groom laugh during hindu wedding ceremony
sweets being passed round during hindu wedding
shoes left off during hindu ceremony
close up picture of hands during hindu ceremony
bride and groom laughing together
bride and groom in walled area at sweeney hotel
close up photo of bride and groom holding hands
groom looking at henna on brides foot
newly weds embrace
asian guests having chai at sweeney hotel wedding
icecream van at sweeney hotel wedding
wedding guest holding icecream
young wedding guest eating icecream
young wedding guest with icecream
the sweeney hotel barn
father of bride smiling at the sweeney hotel
wedding day gift to bride from groom
black and white photo of brides mum
photo of bride with mum and wedding dress
mother of bride writing wedding card
bride getting ready at the sweeney hotel
bridal prep at the sweeney hotel
photo of grooms wedding shoes
groom getting ready at the Sweeney hotel
groom getting ready for wedding
groom having help getting dressed
groom having pocket square sorted out
father of bride kissing daughter on cheek
bride groom and father of bride
Father of bride wipping away tear
black and white photo of couple signing wedding register
groom punching air after getting married
bride holding wedding flowers
mother of bride and mother of groom laughing
wedding guest trying on hat
best man taking selfie with wedding guests
guests laughing at wedding
groom making changes to speech
photo of grooms speech
bride and groom practicing first dance outside
newly weds at golden hour
newly married couple dancing outside
photo of shadow of couple on wedding day
best man doing speech
two wedding guests laughing
bride and groom during speeches
sister of groom doing wedding speech
groom doing wedding speech
emotional guest at wedding
bride wipping tear from eye
wedding guest crying
detail photo of wedding cake topper
black and white photo of newly weds cutting cake
black and white photo of couple doing first dance

The Barn at The Sweeney Hotel.

Sitting in the grounds of the Sweeney hotel, the Barn is a unique, rustic and charming venue for your wedding. The Barn is perfect for a wedding where you want a more relaxed atmosphere, it even has its own garden area where your guests can sit outside and chill. Also available is an optional poly-tunnel, which has a capacity for 120 guests. Your options at The Sweeney are limitless…youcould have your ceremony in the main hotel building and then have your reception in the barn, alternatively you could get married in the barn and party the night away in the poly-tunnel. 

Wedding photography in Shropshire.

I didn’t have to travel far from my home in Staffordshire to The Sweeney Hotel for the amazing wedding of Viral and Harriet. Over two days they had had two different ceremonies, fab weather and lots of great food and music. I got to experience a full Hindu ceremony on day one and the second day I was treated to the same group of guests and an English wedding ceremony. It really was the best of both worlds and getting to photograph it all was definitely a career high. 

Unposed wedding photography.

Viral and Harriet were actually the first couple to use the Barn for their wedding, making me the first photographer to document a wedding there. The photos from both their wedding days were all taken in a relaxed way, creating lasting memories. If you like this style of wedding photography please get in touch. Or if you are getting married the The Sweeney Hotel or somewhere else in Shropshire I’d love to hear from you.