STAFFORD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Summer Wedding at The Moat House Acton Trussell Staffordshire with Demi + Sam
The Moat House
I have been meaning to blog this wedding at The Moat House in Acton Trussell for a while.
Demi & Sam had chosen the Colin Lewis suit for their wedding ceremony followed by a reception held in the Acton Suit.
My day started up in the bridal suit for all the preparations and the all important details. I spent around 30 minutes with the Bride before heading out to meet the groom and his best man.
I just documented the guys whilst they were enjoying a few beers in the summer sun.
Design elegance were on hand proving all the room décor and later the photo booth in the evening.
I have worked at the Moat House numerous times over the years and its always a pleasure re visiting this lovely venue, the grounds are stunning along with the lakes and canal there is also the opportunity to pop into a nearby field for shots with hay bails or other colourful crops.
Heres a few images from Demi + Sams wedding at The Moat house.
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The colin Lewis suit dressed for the civil ceremony.
A few images of the guys chilling prior to the service.
Ok I had to grab one with this amazing sky.
check out those wedding shoes!
Time for a High five.
Views across the lake at the moat house
The Acton suit dressed ready for the wedding breakfast.
Party time ! The photo booth in full swing.
Night images at the moat house
Summer wedding at The Moat House Acton Trussell Stafford
Photography By Stephen Sutton
INGESTRE HALL WEDDINGS
Lucy & Peter
Ingestre Hall Stafford
Lucy & Peter were married at the impressive Ingestre Hall, a grade 11 17th century Jacobean mansion situated in Ingestre, near Stafford.
I have worked at this venue a number of times over the years and I love how the area seems untouched by the modern day, you turn the corner heading past Ingestre stables and it’s like going back in time, it’s so beautiful and a lovely setting for a wedding or maybe even an episode of Downton abbey 🙂
I have travelled all over the UK photographing weddings over 20 years and I honestly believe that Staffordshire has some of the most stunning venues on offer.
Even if you’re not getting married you should drop this on your list of things to see in the area.
Wedding day coverage.
Lucy and Peter opted for all day coverage from bridal preparations at Ingestre Hall in the morning right through until the dancing in the evening. Lucy’s mum even played the drums with the band Capo4 in the evening; it was such a great day from start to finish.
Bespoke creations were on hand to dress the room and tables, they also provided the bar and flowers for this wedding and Melissa from bespoke creations was also Lucy and Peter’s wedding planner. I love working with these guys they are just so organised.
Another wedding I was pretty much given the freedom to document with just a couple of requested groups and then they pretty much left me to it. I love working like this, the freedom of being able to document a wedding capturing real moments as they unfold and guest interactions along with some creatively posed couple shots really does make for a great wedding album.
We had the most amazing Sunset at Ingestre Hall, it didn’t last long so we had to act fast in order to get it, thankfully after i mentioned it to the Bride & Groom there were more than happy to pop outside for a quick photo.
Here is a selection of images from a super fun, super cool wedding!
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SANDON HALL WEDDINGS
Sandon Hall Weddings| Victoria & Ashley.
Recently I was back photographing at Sandon Hall for Victoria and Ashley’s wedding
I have been fortunate to work at Sandon Hall a number of times over the years and this venue never fails to impresses me.
Sandon hall is also exclusive for your wedding meaning you can relax and celebrate your day free from any distractions.
Victoria and her bridesmaids were getting ready at Sandon Hall in the garden room, a large suit overlooking the front of the house, The room is full of lovely antique furniture and I love all the old framed portraits of the family who have lived in the house that adorn the walls.
Ashley and Victoria had chosen the oak panelled library for the wedding service with views over the gardens and after this the guests all enjoyed drinks and canapés in the conservatory.
Sandon Halls elegant interior and extensive grounds make it a perfect choice for your wedding and has so much variation and opportunity for some great photographs. With this in mind the bride and groom took a walk around the grounds allowing me plenty of opportunity to get some lovely images of them, I tend not to take the couple away from their guests for too long as i don’t want the day to be dominated by endless amount of posed photographs, so it’s always about getting the right balance. Photographing and documenting the day and capturing all those moments as they unfold combined with images of the couple give the final album a good balance. This is usually something discussed with each individual couple prior to the wedding as some couples prefer more natural images and others may prefer a few more creatively posed images.
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Summer Weddings At The Moat House
A few weeks ago I was back at the Moat House in Acton Trussell For Holly and Pauls Summer wedding.
The day started with a trip to the Bride’s home for her preparation photographs
I usually start with the details such as the Brides shoes, jewellery, wedding dress and Perfume; these make a nice spread in the wedding album.
Then I tend to follow on with the hair and make up, but this is done towards the end when the final touches are being applied, all this is done in an unobtrusive manner so I wont ask you to pose for anything.
Once I had all the preps done it was time to head over to St Michaels and meet the groom and his entourage to capture them arriving at the church.
Holly arrived a little later and looked amazing, her walk up to the church with her dad and Bridesmaids was another opportunity to grab some natural images.
It’s always nice to mix the more natural shots with a limited number of formal photographs, this helps tell the story of the day rather than having everything rigid and posed. Weddings for me should be fun, show excitement, emotions and moments that can’t be posed or copied.
After the service we headed over to the moat house, Platinum wedding cars provided the transport for the couple, they have immaculate cars and provide a first class service so check them out if you are looking for wedding cars.
During the drinks reception I photographed the groups that the couple had requested, and then took them for a walk around the grounds to get some of timeless images across the lake.
It proved very entraining trying to do this with a swan that has some serious social issue J you can check out his antics in the blog photos.
Holly and Paul had gone for all day coverage so this is usually from the bridal preparations through to the couples dance in the evening, I tend to hang on after this for a few dance floor shots and maybe a nice dusk shot with the tree all lit up, this looks amazing at night and is a must get shot for anyone getting Married at the Moat House.
Anyway thanks for looking please check out a few images from the day.
St Michaels Church Penkridge
Lakeside at the Moat house
Summer weddings at the Moat House
PENDRELL HALL WEDDING
Kirsten & Tom
Pendrell Hall Wedding
Kirsten & Tom celebrated their wedding at the fabulous Pendrell Hall on the edge of Codsall wood.
I love going back to Pendrell Hall, it’s such a great venue to photograph, inside and outside it has so much to offer, even on a rainy day you are guaranteed a great set of images as the venue has so many different areas to work in.
The extensive grounds also offer great areas for some lovely photographs, lawn games or just sitting and enjoying the sunshine and a glass of bubbly.
On arrival at the Hall you are greeted by a magnificent water fountain, this makes a great backdrop for that big group photograph and confetti throwing
Couple that with the walled gardens and formal lawns you really do have the prefect back drop for some great wedding photographs, there is so much choice and this makes every wedding unique and special for each couple getting married at Pendrell Hall.
This year I have been fortunate enough to have worked at Pendrell Hall on many occasions, even photographing an outdoor ceremony on what felt like the hottest day of the year.
I will blog this one soon so don’t forget to check back and have a look!
Here are a few of my favourites from Kirsten and Tom’s awesome wedding.
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If you are getting married at Pendrell Hall and haven’t booked your photographer yet, please feel free to get in touch, we would love to find out more about your special day, you can also view one of our stunning albums from this venue and see our work in full.
MODDERSHALL OAKS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Fiona & Kevin’s fabulous wedding took place at Moddershall Oaks this Autumn, with a beautiful outdoor ceremony over looking the lake. Thankfully we had great weather for the time of year!
I love the Autumn colours and the warmth it brings to the images and the surroundings at Moddershall Oaks really shows this off, with the sun streaking through the golden leaves on the trees and landscaped gardens that surround the impressive lake.
This had to be one of the most relaxed weddings I have ever had the pleasure to photograph, Fiona and Kevin only requested two group photo’s and this gave them more time to spend enjoying their day and getting to chat with their guests.
It was lovely to be given the freedom to document a wedding with pretty much no requested photo’s from the couple.
I’m extremely privileged to be on the recommended suppliers list at Moddershall and have photographed this venue numerous times over the years, but this was my first outdoor ceremony and I loved it!
a beautiful venue, fantastic couple and some great weather, what more do I need 🙂
Here are a few of my favourites from their day.
Autumn Weddings at Moddershall oaks
The outdoor ceremony with solid oak gazebo at Modershall Oaks
The Bridal preparations at Modershall Oaks
The Groom arriving at Modershall Oaks
The outdoor wedding ceremony at Modershall Oaks
The drinks reception at Modershall Oaks
Overlooking the lake at Modershall Oaks
The wedding breakfast at Modershall Oaks
The evening receptions in full flow at Modershall Oaks
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