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Love In A Hopeless Place.

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We always have a special place in our hearts for a Birmingham wedding, especially when it comes from the awesome Fazeley Studios. The high ceilings and white walls are the perfect background for gorgeous photography – it makes the vibrant colours of Claire and Kofi’s wedding look even bolder and brighter.

I also have a soft spot for a massive smile and Claire and Kofi are literally beaming from ear to ear in every photo.

Jordanna Marston has really captured the spirit of their wedding, the images of Kofi and Claire’s father making their speeches are PERFECT.

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Reflecting Us As Individuals

From the outset we were looking for something different – not your bog standard hotel with patterned carpets and mismatching curtains! We wanted a venue that reflected who we were as individuals and as a couple.

Fazeley Studios created the immediate WOW factor every time you entered the building. I love the fact that as you wander through the streets of Digbeth, the dilapidated buildings, numerous railway bridges and the graffiti, and wonder where on earth you’re going to find a ‘nice’ wedding venue. That snobby attitude quickly disappears as soon as you enter the restored Sunday School that is Fazeley Studios.

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We also loved the fact that we could host the whole event; from the ceremony, the wedding breakfast and the party, all at the same venue.

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Soft And Natural

The Bridal party hair was done by Bev at Levi Hair who are based in Moseley, Birmingham. I went for a loose up do with natural curls to help keep the look soft and natural.

I did my own make up and have to praise Bare Minerals for the way it lasted all day and all night.

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The One For Me

My dress was designed by Justin Alexander. It was the first dress of many that I tried on and I knew instantly it was the one for me – the beaming smile and swagger in my walk gave it away!

I bought the dress from True Romantica in Kenilworth. The ladies in the store were excellent in making me feel like a million dollars and helped me make constructive decisions about what worked and what didn’t.

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Jewellery Magpie

I discovered my beautiful but sensible shoes in Rachel Simpson Shoes in Kings Norton, Birmingham. They were so comfortable; I just danced the whole night away!

My jewellery was probably one of the hardest things to buy. I’m a bit of a magpie and I love all kinds of jewellery. After hunting high and low on the high street, I discovered beautiful and vintage inspired jewellery and hair accessories online from Glitzy Secrets.

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Simple But Stylish

We had three Bridesmaids – my big sister, Sarah, my oldest school friend, Helen and my husbands niece, Carys. I dressed them in simple but stylish cream dresses from Ted Baker (both child and adult dresses).

The Groomsmen – Trevor, the Father of the Bride, Daniel, the Grooms father, Simon the Best Man and Ushers Andy, Atli, Jacob and Isaac, all wore beige coloured suits hired from Peter Posh in Minworth.

The dresses and the suits complimented each other perfectly without trying too hard.

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Vibrant Colourful Blooms

I didn’t go for a particular theme as the venue already did most of the talking for us. I was determined to keep the day simple. The flowers brought beautiful, vibrant colours (red, pink and purple) to what was a very neutral event.

The florist, Rachel from Isabelle Daisy in Harborne, created a beautiful array of arrangements from bouquets, button holes and table flowers. She turned my vision for bright, vibrant and mismatching, untidy flowers and went one step further to make them just stunning.

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Time To Breathe

The ceremony was the most nerve racking part of the day for me (for him it was probably doing his speech). I loved that we involved close friends and family in giving short readings. This broke up the ceremony up and gave us valuable time to breathe!

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So High

We chose the song ‘So High’ by John Legend for our first dance. This is one of my all time favourite songs and we share great memories together with the song. Dancing to it at our wedding was, however, the longest four minutes of our life!

Our DJ was recommended to us and was DJ Groy from Birmingham.

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Cake, Cake And More Cake

We created a beautiful cake table with an assortment of fairy cakes, homemade donuts, fruit cake, all on top of the three tier chocolate and victoria sponge wedding cake.

Fazeley Studios catering team provided a gorgeous three course wedding breakfast (each guest could choose from three starters, three main courses and three desserts).

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All our invitation stationery was designed by a close friend, Mark Willis. The table plan and place names were created by our beautiful friend, Leanda McCann.

Their patience and support was amazing.

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A Wonderful Few Minutes Together

The main advice I was given time and time again was to remember to take a moment to take it all in. I have to say the day went as a bit of a blur, but I love the moment when Kofi and I sat on the beautiful sofas and waited while everyone took their seats for the wedding breakfast.

This was a few minutes for Kofi and I to be alone and ask ourselves ‘is this really happening?!’. It was a wonderful few minutes together.

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Great Ability To Capture The Mood

I first met Jordanna Marston at a vintage wedding fair in Birmingham. Kofi and I met her a few weeks later in Bacchus Bar and instantly developed a great rapport. She showed us a vast array of fantastic wedding albums and we could see immediately that she had a great ability to capture a mood of romance, emotion, and sentiment of each and every wedding day. Her style is very much reportage and we instantly favoured this over traditional staged photos.

The composition of her pictures and her unique style set her far above any other photographers we had previously looked at. During the pre-wedding shoot we had the opportunity to see how well we worked together and all the best places to go.

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After the day I found myself questioning whether Jordanna had captured any of the special moments because I hadn’t seen her there. But on looking at the photos I realised she had an exceptional skill of positioning herself without becoming a distraction while taking photos. I would highly recommend Jordanna Marston to anyone looking for a skilled and professional photographer.

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Bride’s Gown – Justin Alexander at True Romantica
Shoes – Rachel Simpson
Accessories – Glitzy Secrets
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Ted Baker
Hair – Bev at Levi Hair
Groomsmen – Peter Posh
Florist – Rachel at Isabelle Daisy
Venue – Fazeley Studios
Photography – Jordanna Marston with Matt Jones of Lucius Fox Photography as second shooter

Aren’t the flowers gorgeous?

It’s THAT kind of bouquet that totally throws my preference for tonal pink roses out of the window!

Lots of love,
Fern x

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Rock My Venue.

The Love Lust List UK and Ireland Handpicked Wedding Supplier Directory Rock My Wedding

Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock, you can’t failed to have noticed the ‘RMW Rates…’ posts that pop up on these pages every lunchtime. This is where we get to tell you lovely lot about the bestest and brightest additions to Rock My Wedding’s exclusive directory – The Love Lust List.

For those of you not ‘au fait’ with the List (seriously folks where have you been?) let me explain a little further. The Love Lust List is Rock My Wedding’s exclusive personally handpicked directory of only the best wedding suppliers in the UK and Ireland.

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And we say handpicked because each and every supplier has to be vetted and approved by us – after all we want to make sure that you folks are treated to only the most amazing suppliers. Our Love Lust Listers cater for all price points but share a common factor – they all offer more than their price tag might suggest. Above everything else they ALL have the desire to rock the weddings of our readers.

And the directory has got everything covered; from the sweetest cake bakers, to glamorous boutiques, fancy florists, magic make-up artists and talented photographers and videographers and more besides.

Almonry Barn South West UK Wedding Venue Rustic Chic

At the beginning of this year (blimey just how fast has this year flown!) we released two new categories as a result of multiple requests from you lovely lot. You wanted, nay you demanded, that we have a Love Lust List ‘For The Boys’ sub-genre, more on that another time, as well as a ‘Venues’ category; and so we gracefully complied.

It was a difficult decision though. Because even if hear bucketloads of praise for a particular hotel, country mansion or rustic dry-hire barn we feel we are not really able to pass this recommendation on unless we’ve seen it, experienced it and loved it for ourselves.

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I know I speak for myself and Charlotte when I say that our venue was one of the most important decisions that we made relating to our respective big days. After all the venue is more often than not the most significant expenditure of the wedding budget, not to mention the impact that its ambience, service and in-house team will have on your guests and your overall enjoyment of your day.

And we know that you lovelies will feel the same about your venue too. So you can rest assured that every gorgeous venue that’s featured in The Love Lust List has been visited, experienced and tried and tested in some shape or form by us.

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So we couldn’t resist sharing some of our new venue recommendations with you this sunny afternoon. All of the venues featured in this post can be found in our Love Lust List. All you need to do is to select the respective UK region that you’re hoping to marry your beau in and click ‘venues’ and you’re away.

Feast your eyes on these beauties…

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The Gallivant is an exclusive use venue found in our South East region complete with eighteen gorgeous bedrooms for your friends and family to stay in, including a delicious bridal suite containing a bed that is according to the Blog Queen ‘so big you may actually lose each other’.

Perhaps you’re an urbanite bride. Let us introduce you then to the edgy, city vibe of The Old Library and the soaring ceilings and architectural delights of Fazeley Studios (where we hosted our Pretty Naughty event) in our West Midlands region. RMW love the fun-loving events team here!

I know I’m more than a little biased when I say that Iscoyd Park situated in the North West is my favourite venue of the lot. Headed up by Phil Godsall (possibly one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet) and a super friendly and efficient events team, nothing is too much trouble. A home away from home, this super-luxe country house has it all…history, beautiful surroundings and super chic interiors.

The sumptuous grounds of The Rectory are perfect for a game of croquet or watching the sun go down. This venue is the epitome of English countryside elegance and the wood paneled dining room is a dream.

The Rectory Hotel Malmesbury Wiltshire Luxury Wedding Venue

I speak from experience when I say that you can’t beat the contemporary luxe decor of Cowley Manor nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds. There’s oodles of room for your nearest and dearest should they want to stay and the old swing in the grounds just begs for some exquisite portrait shots.

Maunsel House is perfect for those brides who can’t resist a dash of English eccentricity. In fact the venue seems to be a real hit with lots of you whenever it appears on the blog and they have fantastic interior and exterior dining options for your wedding breakfast. Why not check them out…

Perhaps you’re after rustic chic, well let me introduce you to Almonry Barn in our South West region which possesses charm by the bucketload and an ancient church in the grounds. What more can a girl ask for?

If you’re looking for inspiration and recommendations for wedding day venues or in fact any wedding day suppliers then why not check out the Love Lust List. Team RMW will be slowly but surely adding to the directory over the next few months. We’ll be hunting high and low for the best venues (and experiencing what they have to offer too) to suit all wedding budgets and individual tastes but with the guarantee they’ll make your wedding day rock!

Keep your eyes peeled!

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So how many of you are still looking for the holy grail of venues, you know…‘the one’?

Perhaps you’ve already found the place where you’ll be married. Just how many did you look round before you fell in love?

And let me ask you a question, what key attributes must a venue possess for it to make the cut? Does it need to be exclusively yours or is it all about the late license? Perhaps like me it’s a combination of beautiful architecture, lush surroundings, a wonderful in-house team and a whole heap of history.

Come on tell us all about it.

All my love Lolly xxx

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RMW Rates – Fazeley Studios

Fazeley Studios

We are really pleased to welcome Fazeley Studios to The Love Lust List. The Rock My Wedding directory with a difference.

Rock My Wedding hand select and verify each of our suppliers, we know for a fact that every member of our directory has the ability to make your wedding day rock!

You can find Fazeley Studios in our West Midlands Venues category.

Check Fazeley Studios out and remember if you are looking for vendors and suppliers with the RMW seal of approval, the Love Lust List is only one click away via the ‘Find A Supplier’ tab in the header section.

  • Fazeley Studios

    www.fazeleyevents.com
    t: 0121 224 8486
    e: tara@fazeleyevents.com

    About Us

    Situated in the heart of Birmingham’s dynamic quarter of Digbeth, Fazeley Studios is a charming and unique wedding venue. With its breathtaking blend of period and modern design, Fazeley Studios is ideal for couples who seek a city centre setting with a difference. The venue is made up of beautifully restored Victorian-era buildings and is exclusive to you on your big day. This allows you and your guests to enjoy the array of stunning spaces and facilities that will leave a lasting impression.

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