Planning a wedding in Shrewsbury

Steeped in history and drowning in lush countryside, Shrewsbury is one of the most beautiful retreats on this Fair Isle, making it the ideal setting for grand country wedding.

But where do you start? How does one plan a wedding in Shrewsbury? To save you the added stress, I have put together a destination wedding plan especially for you. This guide will easily halve the research you will need to do and keep you on track, so you can spend a little more time focussing on the niceties.

Firstly, you will want to secure the venue, especially during the spring and summer months, this time is usually peak season for wedding venues – so get in there quick. Whilst doing research in to the different types of venues, I came across Soulton hall. This Elizabethan manor house is set within the 500 acres of the rolling Shropshire countryside. And, it is within this setting where Soulton Hall actively sources the produce for their catering service. You can visit their website here, everything that they have to offer including a divine selection of rooms to hold your ceremony, opulent guest rooms, and glorious walled gardens to explore.

Next, you will of course be needing rings for on the day, and where better to get them than at our T H Baker store in Shrewsbury. We have over 125yrs of experience within the jewellery industry, and our team is extremely knowledgeable and personable about all aspects regarding jewellery manufacture and design.

Situated in the Pride Hall Shopping Centre, T H Baker is the first port of call for all embarking on a journey together. We have our own private diamond room, for those of you looking to purchase wedding bands with set stones, and other secluded areas where you can leisurely peruse our selection of fine rings, in order to find the perfect fit for you and your partner.

The next order of business is the blushing bride’s bouquet. I have managed to source Fleurtations of Shrewsbury, they make wonderful bouquets, corsages, and button holes, along with venue decorations, and all at a most agreeable price. Take a look at their website for more details and prices here.

For a wide selection of bridal dresses in a range of contemporary and classic designs, Country Brides is the place to go. It’s a great source of inspiration for not only brides, but also mother of the brides and bridesmaids. Take a look at their website and book yourself in for an appointment with their personable and knowledgeable staff.

Now on to the gentlemen, if you want to look dapper, suave and sophisticated on your wedding day, then Peter Posh is the place to go. The company has over 25 yrs worth of experience in both men and boys formal suit hire, with a refined reputation for quality and service. Visit their website for further information about booking an appointment.

Now for the icing on top of the wedding cake, it has to come from Dulcie Blue Bakery. It is obvious from the website that founder Chris puts her heart and soul into her bakery, there is this unbridled passion and precision in her sugar crafts, along with a flair for design. Get in touch with her on her website and start pulling together your ideas.

And finally, you’ll be in need of a professional to capture your wedding day. I have managed to source a 2015 wedding industry award regional finalist, Phil Smith Photography. His portfolio shows innovation, refinement and sheer attention to detail, providing the very best photographs of your special day. Take a look at some of his previous work here and find a style to suit you.


James Tissiman