Weddings at Aston Marina Stone Staffordshire
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
you might also like to view Holly and Daniels wedding here that was a civil ceremony at Moddershall Oaks.
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
Pimhill Barn Wedding
It was great to be booked by Amy & Dave to photograph their wedding at Pimhill Barn wedding venue in Shropshire. I have photographed at Pimhill barn a few times now and I always seem to get really fun couples with crazy guests that just love having a laugh, plus I always seem to bring the sunshine ( this is not in my contract though ) 🙂
Pimhill barn wedding photographer Shropshire
So my day started with the bridal preparations in the bridal suite at Pimhill, it was all nice a very relaxed. One of Amy’s friends paid a surprise visit during the preps, as the night before she had just given birth to her beautiful baby, when Amy spotted her friend it was a very emotional moment, but a happy one.
After this I headed over to meet David and his groomsmen to grab a couple of photo’s, I kind of get a couple of structured images and then just document the rest, it’s nice to capture people just doing what they do.
Relaxed natural wedding photography
My photography is very much natural and relaxed and along the way we grab a few nice portraits and any requested groups, the main thing for me is the couples are enjoying the day and spending time with guests and not 3-4 hours with me.
I usually start by photographing any groups the couple has requested as that way the guests can all relax knowing they won’t be needed again for any formal photos.
Pimhill barn gardens
After the wedding ceremony, we headed into the gardens of the house for a few portraits of Amy & David, this area I believe is reserved just for the bridal party. The view from the gardens over the Shropshire countryside is beautiful.
Evening reception at Pimhill barn.
Once we headed inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches, it was time to turn the room around and the band to set up for the evening entertainment. Like I said every time I go to this venue I seem to have a large group of serious party animals 🙂 I love to see people just having a great time and enjoying themselves and the images hopefully have captured this.
As usual here are a few images from a fantastic summer wedding at Pimhill barn in Shropshire.
Wedding photography at Pimhill barn Shropshire
You might also like to look at Rachael & Geoff’s super fun wedding at Pimhill barn
Shropshire wedding photographer Stephen Sutton