A laid back and lovely wedding at Moseley Folk Festival and The Engine Room Digbeth

At the end of the summer I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding that combines three things I absolutely love; Birmingham (my adopted home town), lovely humans and the Moseley Folk Festival.

When Nicole and Dom got in touch to ask if I’d shoot their wedding at the folk festival I was pretty much giddy with excitement.  I had already booked my ticket for the Friday, where I got to see the amazing Bess Attwell, among others. I was absolutely thrilled to be able to capture Nicole and Dom’s celebration in such an epic location.

The Moseley Folk Festival takes place every year in Moseley Park, Birmingham. It’s a three-day celebration of folk, roots, dance and song.  When Nicole and Dom first met they bonded over their love of music and Moseley Folk Festival was one of their first ever dates. How awesome is that? And how awesome that they celebrated their wedding somewhere so important to them and their journey as a couple.

A very personal ceremony at The Engine Room Digbeth

Nicole and Dom started their wedding day with a ceremony at The Engine Room in Digbeth; another nod to their love of music. Digbeth is one of the coolest parts of Birmingham, renowned for its street art  and the Engine Room has hosted more than a few gigs over the years. 

Nicole and Dom had already sorted the legalities, which gave them the freedom to create a really personal ceremony.  Humanist weddings, weddings led by celebrants and weddings where loved ones officiate are a firm favourite. You can make your ceremony your own that’s just what Dom and Nicole did. 

After the ceremony we feasted on a charcuterie and cheese grazing table, provided by The Green Grazer. The food really complimented the laid-back vibe of the day. Guests had a lovely time chatting and mingling. After squeezing in some pictures around the streets of Digbeth, we headed over to the Folk Festival.

A wedding reception at Moseley Folk Festival

Nicole and Dom hired one of the festivals quirky caravans so they had a base for their festival experience. Their evening food was from the absolutely amazing Birmingham street food vendors at the festival. I especially enjoyed trying Zyndia for the first time. Whisking Nicole and Dom off for some portraits around the site was so much fun. I especially loved shooting them in front of the main stage, followed by a dance (I sadly can’t remember who was playing…). At the end of my time covering Nicole and Dom’s wedding I met up with some friends and had an amazing time enjoying the rest of the bands. 

Nicole and Dom’s day was filled to the brim with music and good vibes, and it was a total joy to capture.  Keep scrolling for more images of Nicole & Dom’s day:  If you’re looking for a photographer for your Birmingham wedding, I’d love to be a part of your day. Especially if there are folk festivals or other adventures involved. Get in touch here to chat about working together.  

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