“A Magical Autumn wedding: Lucy and Craig’s Unforgettable Wedding at Hawkstone Hall, Shrewsbury”

Lucy and Craig’s wedding at Hawkstone Hall in Shrewsbury was a true celebration of love, luxury, and the beauty of autumn. From the vows exchanged in the chapel to the opulence of the ballroom, the grandeur of The Saloon, and the natural light in the Winter Garden, every space within Hawkstone Hall added its own special touch to their unforgettable day. As Lucy and Craig embark on this new chapter of their lives, their wedding at Hawkstone Hall remains a testament to the timeless elegance and enchanting beauty that this luxury venue has to offer.

I first met Lucy when she was a bridesmaid at her brother’s wedding back in 2018 at Somerford Hall, you can see their wedding blog post here Eleanor & JakeFast forward to today, and she’s now the one in the spotlight as the bride. Life’s got a funny way of circling back, and it’s cool to be part of Lucy’s journey from being the bridesmaid to the bride, and there is no better recommendation than being booked by someone who has seen you work and the final results.

The Pre-Wedding Meeting:

During our pre-wedding meeting, Lucy and Craig expressed a preference for natural candid shots, reflecting their desire for in-the-moment images that would authentically capture the essence of their special day. With this in mind, we set out to create a photography plan that would complement their style.

The Unexpected Twist:

As the wedding day unfolded we found ourselves pleasantly surprised when Lucy, known for her initial reluctance, couldn’t help but express her newfound enthusiasm for being in front of the camera. Post-ceremony, she excitedly declared, “I’m loving this! I want loads of pictures!” It was a delightful twist that set the tone for the day.

The abundance of spontaneous moments, laughter, and genuine emotions resulted in a picture-perfect wedding album that told the story of Lucy and Craig’s day in vivid detail. The images showcased not only the couple’s love but also the infectious joy that permeated every aspect of their celebration.

Thank you so much for having me along to document and amazing day, all that remains is for me to wish you both all the best on your journey together.

Wedding couple at Hawkstone Hall in Shrewsbury.

newly wed couple photographed ay Hawkstone hall in the autumn sunshine




Aston Marina Wedding Photographer

Aston Marina Wedding Photographer

Weddings at Aston Marina Stone Staffordshire   

Aston Marina wedding Photography

Will & Torz Wedding 

To say i was thrilled when Will and Torz booked me to be their wedding photographer at Aston Marina would be an understatement. I love this venue and these guys were so lovely it was a please to document their wedding.


Weddings at Aston Marina 

This year i have been lucky enough to photograph a good number of weddings at Aston Marina, I like the fact it has lots of natural light so great if we need to work inside and the rear of the venue is surrounded by a lovely decked area with plenty of comfy seating for all your guests. 

The gardens and terraced area are also close to the main venue, so the couple are never far away from their guests or the bar 🙂 

Torz had her bridal preparations at home, se we headed over to the house in the morning for an hour to document some of the preps. 

I met Will and the groomsmen and Aston marina around an hour prior to the service to capture a few images of them before the bridesmaids and bride arrived. Shortly after this Torz arrived looking amazing and headed into the venue. 

After the service the wedding party made their way outside for the drinks reception and a few family photo’s, followed by some selected photographs of the couple.Back inside for the speeches and wedding breakfast, then James Barlow took them into the evening with some fabulous entertainment.  

A brilliant day all round so here is a small preview of images from Torz and Will’s special day. 















Festival themed wedding Trevor Hall

Festival themed wedding Trevor Hall

Festival Themed Wedding at Trevor hall


Well as another busy wedding season starts to draw to a close, I wanted to revisit some weddings that I simply haven’t had time to blog yet. This one  I’ve been meaning to share for months, a fantastic festival themed wedding at Trevor hall in Llangollen. I have photographed so many weddings over the past few years that Jessica and Ant have attended and Jessica has also been a bridesmaid at number of these weddings, so when they asked me to photograph their wedding I was over the moon.

This was at a venue I haven’t previously visited, but I did pop over midweek to have a recce a few months prior to the main event. 

Unique wedding venue 

Trevor Hall really is a unique wedding venue, This grade 1 listed building can be hired for 5 days from a Wednesday to Monday, making your wedding even more special. Jessica and Ant went for a festival themed wedding with food vans and live music, along with lawn games. The weather was fantastic and it really was a pleasure to photograph something so different, really relaxed, informal and fun. 

Trevor Hall 

Each bedroom is themed, crammed full of artefacts from all over the world and various family and pop memorabilia line the walls, as the current owner and her late husband were tour agents for bands such as The Prodigy, Boyzone, Nirvana and many others. 

So without further ado here are some of my personal favourites from this super cool, super chilled festival wedding. 


Festival themed wedding Trevor Hall


Modershall Oaks Lakeside wedding

Modershall Oaks Lakeside wedding


Moddershall Oaks Lakeside wedding 

Vicky & Clive Moddershall Oaks 

Vicky & Clive had a lovely intimate and relaxed wedding at Moddershall Oaks. The wedding service took place lakeside on a glorious summer day.
I started the morning in the snug at Moddershall, a great space for a bride and bridesmaids to get the hair and make done, this spacious light and airy room are perfect for this.
lakeside service.
The civil ceremony took place outdoors overlooking the beautiful lake and gardens at Moddershall Oaks, This usually takes around 20 minutes to complete then you can and enjoy a nice glass of fizz and mingle with your guests.
The gardens.
I tend to leave couples for 10 minutes after the wedding service so they have some time to take it all in and have a chat with their guests. We then crack on with any group photo’s the couple have requested, its important this is planned well in advance of the wedding in order for it to run smoothly and efficiently. After the group photo’s we can take a walk around the lake and grab some lovely portraits.
My style of photography.
I aim to offer my couples a good mix of natural, fun and creative portraits throughout the day. If you want a documentary wedding photographer that isn’t seen all day and takes random snaps then probably best to head back over to Google as this isn’t my style. Equally, I’m not one that slaps Instagram looking filters on images, Its all about balance, if you like a mixture of images throughout the day with pleasing colours and tones have some fun along the way then I would love to hear from you. 
Below are a few images from Vicky and Clive’s super chilled wedding at Moddershall Oaks


Staffordshire weddings at Moddershall Oaks 

Moddershall Oaks Autumn Weddings | Laura & James

Moddershall Oaks Autumn Weddings | Laura & James

Moddershall Oaks Autumn weddings 

Laura & James 

Moddershall Oaks was the chosen setting for Laura and James Autumn wedding reception.

Laura and James wedding day started at Laura’s parents house where we covered the bridal preparations. I was joined in the morning by Helen Pearson make-up artist. I keep the preparations very low-key in order to keep it nice and relaxed. My assistant Claire took over and finished off the bridal preparations, giving me enough time to head over to the church to meet the groom his best man.

The groom, best man and ushers all arrived in plenty of time for me to get a couple of photographs of them, at this point I usually take a couple of portraits and then leave the guys to meet and greet the guests and I document the rest naturally. 
 The wedding service took place at St John the Baptist Church in a lovely village of Stowe by Chartley. The service lasted roughly an hour, after the service we headed off to Moddershall Oaks for the wedding reception.

Moddershall Oaks wedding reception.

Once we arrived at Moddershall Oaks I photographed Laura & James with the wedding cars, then I left the couple for a while leaving them plenty of time to mingle with their wedding guests, relax and have a couple of drinks.

Laura & James had requested a few family group photos so these were done quickly and efficiently before moving on to take a couple for a nice relaxing walk around the grounds, capturing some lovely portraits along the way.

I have photographed a large number of weddings at Moddershall oaks over the years and each time I feel there is always something new to be seen. The woodland walk in the autumn is simply stunning, the golden warm colours on the trees make a beautiful backdrop.

This again was all day coverage wedding, from bridal preparations right the way through to the evening and dancing. We finished off with a lovely evening shot on the terrace.

It’s always a pleasure to work Moddershall Oaks and I’m very fortunate to be one of the recommended photographers, it’s always a relaxed, super chilled, super fun venue to work at, and you are guaranteed a perfect setting for your wedding. I have a number of other weddings that are due to be blogged so check back from time to time as we have a lovely outdoor civil ceremony coming very soon.

If you are looking for a wedding photographer for Moddershall Oaks or any other venue for that matter please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss packages or options in more detail. 



Moddershall Oaks Autumn Weddings

you might also like to view Holly and Daniels wedding here that was a civil ceremony at Moddershall Oaks.

Delbury Hall Wedding | Ian & Sam

Delbury Hall Wedding | Ian & Sam

Delbury Hall Wedding 

This was my first visit to Delbury Hall wedding venue, in Diddlebury, near Ludlow, and this has to be one of Shropshires most beautiful venues with stunning views over landscaped gardens, and a large lake.

Ian and Samantha had chosen the coach house for their ceremony, this has a mezzanine floor and the wedding took place upstairs above the Banqueting Hall. The banqueting hall looks out onto a large terraced area and during the summer the glass doors can slide open to allow easy access to this area.

across the courtyard from the coach house is the accommodation and stables. The coach house is light and airy, and a great place for the bridal preparations. I found Delbury hall had an abundance of photographic opportunities from the coach house, coach yard, the garden Pagoda and amazing grounds that simply make the most perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Weddings at Delbury Hall 

For this wedding I was asked to cover the bridal preparations right through until the dancing in the evening, This is pretty standard these days with most couples wanting to record the full day. 

Prior to any wedding, it’s important that I set up a meeting with the couples that I’m working for, we go over the timings of the day and any particular group photos they may like. It’s important to keep the number of groups down to a minimum as this can impact on your day, remember its’ your day and you should enjoy it. The more group photos you choose the longer it takes so it’s important to choose them wisely. 

With wedding photography, I will always try and give you a bit of everything, from documenting the fun and laughter of you and your guests having a great time, the odd tear and emoting of the day, through to some super cool portraits you would be proud of. 

If you would like any more information on my wedding photography, please do not hesitate to get in contact I would love to hear from you.


Here is a selection of images from a Delbury hall wedding.




Stephen Sutton Photography at Delbury Hall 

You might also like to view these other weddings in Shropshire  Amy & Dave  & Racheal & Geoff 


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