Holy Trinity Church + Aston Marina | Alex + Tom

When even the torrential September rain couldn’t dampen spirits, you know the wedding is pretty special! What an incredible day for Alex + Tom’s Aston Marina Wedding.

Summer Wedding at Holy Trinity Eccleshall + Aston Marina Wedding Venue

Aston Marina Wedding Photographers Stuart James

I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Alex + Tom when I captured Alex’s mom’s wedding a couple of years ago, and what a fantastic family they are!

When Alex + Tom brought the plans together for their wedding, I was delighted to be invited back into their family to capture their day.

Aston Marina is the most idyllic Staffordshire wedding venue, full of style and character and provides a perfect backdrop for a wedding story!
Even the ‘delightful’ September weather couldn’t dampen any spirits for Alex + Tom’s wedding – and we still managed the time outside to capture some truly stunning photos of the couple looking amazing.

Bride and Groom walk hand in hand across the grounds of Aston Marina at Sunset with church in background, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone.

Aston Marina Wedding Photographer

My coverage of Alex + Tom’s wedding began with the bridal preparations at the venue, before meeting Tom and the guests at the church.

Wedding dress hanging in front of full length window, by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Bridal party having make up completed by Holly Baker and hair by Louise Price, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bridal party having make up completed by Holly Baker and hair by Louise Price, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride's make up being completed by Holly Baker and hair by Louise Price, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bridesmaid having make up completed by Holly Baker and hair by Louise Price, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride having make up completed by Holly Baker and hair by Louise Price, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride looking at her hair and make up in a full length mirror, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bridal party having make up completed by Holly Baker and hair by Louise Price, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bridesmaid having make up completed by Holly Baker, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Staffordshire bride and mother of the bride looking at wedding dress from Lucy Alexander Bridal, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Mother of the bride helping tie the bride's wedding dress from Lucy Alexander Bridal, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Mother of the bride helping tie the bride's wedding dress from Lucy Alexander Bridal, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Mother of the bride helping tie the bride's wedding dress from Lucy Alexander Bridal, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Mother of the bride helping tie the bride's wedding dress from Lucy Alexander Bridal, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Staffordshire bride looks at her wedding dress from Lucy Alexander Bridal and jewelry in mirror, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone

Aston Marina Wedding Photographs

The morning ran smoothly, helped by the ever professional Louise Price looking after hair styling and the beautiful Holly Baker, who had the make up all in hand.

Alex looked stunning in her princess style dress from Lucy Alexander Bridal, along with the rest of the bridal party. They all looked utterly prepared for the big day ahead!

Staffordshire bride poses for photo in her wedding dress and veil, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride poses for photo with her bridesmaids in her wedding dress and veil, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride receives heartfelt text message from her father on her wedding day, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Father of the bride gets emotional seeing his daughter (bride) for the first time, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Father of the bride and bride toast with glasses before going to the church, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Father of the bride and bride look lovingly at each other in front of a mirror, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone

Just before the Father of the Bride saw Alex in her wedding dress, he ensured that he sent over some words of encouragement on her special day. Moments like this are so amazing and lovely to capture….one of the many perks.

Holy Trinity Church Eccleshall Wedding Photographs

The church of Holy Trinity in Eccleshall, Staffordshire is stunning – and fortunately on this day, has a great lichgate that was the perfect shelter from the rain while I was capturing the arrivals!

Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Ushers waiting outside of the Holy Trinity Church and the Groom is waiting for bride inside the church, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Father of the Bride arrive at the Holy Trinity Church in a Rolls Royce wedding car, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Father and Bridesmaids hold umbrellas over the Bride as she gets out of wedding car, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Groom waits at altar whilst bridal party enter church, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Groom gets emotional at altar as bridesmaids walk up aisle followed by bride, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Groom gets emotional watching Bride walk up aisle arm in arm with Father of the Bride, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Groom embrace at top of the Chruch aisle with Father of the Bride, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall
Eccleshall Wedding Photographer

Not even the rain could dampen spirits on Alex & Tom’s Wedding Day. From the Ushers waiting excitedly at Holy Trinity’s entrance to Tom waiting anxiously inside in his suit from Kevin Paul. The day was full of emotion and happiness. Seeing the waterworks started as Alex walked down the aisle was indeed a magical moment.

Vicar, Bride and Groom stand at the altar and wedding guest makes speech at the lectern, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Vicar, Bride and Groom stand at the altar and exchange vows, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Vicar, Bride and Groom stand at the altar and exchange vows, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Groom stand at the altar and exchange rings and embrace, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Groom kneeling at the altar in Chruch, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride, Groom sign wedding register with Witnesses, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride, Groom sign wedding register with Witnesses, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Groom leave the church holding hands and walking down the aisle, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Groom leave the church holding hands and walking down the aisle, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Groom stand in Chruch arch holding hands, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Wedding guests, bridesmaids and ushers throw confetti over married couple, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride, Groom and wedding guests leaving the church, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Groom sat in the back of the wedding car laughing, to go their wedding reception as Aston Marina, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for photo in the back of the wedding car, ready to go their wedding reception as Aston Marina, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity, Eccleshall Married couple arrive in Rolls Royce at Aston Marina for their wedding reception, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone.

Aston Marina Wedding Photographs

From the church, it was to the stunning setting of Aston Marina for the reception – and boy did it look good!

With the attention to detail in the flowers and decor, along with how incredible the settings naturally is, we were set for one astonishing reception. 

Welcome to the wedding blackboard sign and white framed seating plan for wedding at Aston Marina, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Rustic wedding reception at Aston Marina decorated with hessian and white tables cloths, red and white roses and fair lights, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Rustic wedding reception at Aston Marina, top table decorated with hessian bunting, white table cloth, red and white roses, wooden log centre pieces and table name, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Ladder style love wedding decoration, place names and babies breath, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, StoneRustic photographs table with guest book and bridal bouquet, decorated with hessian mr & mrs bunting, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone.Bride and Groom welcome guests with hugs to their wedding reception, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests talk, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests talk, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests talk and laugh, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests talk, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests talk, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests talk with Bride and Groom, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests talk, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests talk, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone.Wedding guests laugh with Groom and sit at table, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests and ushers talk, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone.

Staffordshire Wedding Photographers

With the rain still affecting play, it was a lot of fun to utilise the stunning setting of Aston Marina for a few bride and groom portraits! 
The stunning light fixture made a genuinely fabulous background.

Bride and Groom pose for wedding photograph at wedding reception under fairy lights, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Bride and Groom pose for wedding photograph at wedding reception under fairy lights, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom looks at Bride lovingly as they pose for wedding photograph at wedding reception under fairy lights, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Bride and Groom pose for wedding photograph at wedding reception under fairy lights, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Bride and Groom embrace for indoor wedding portrait photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Bride and Groom embrace and kiss for wedding portrait photographs, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone.

In true English style, the weather changed…but to our advantage and long enough for us to capture these gorgeous portraits. Aston Marina’s grounds are a spectacular setting to capture any love story.

Bride and Groom pose outside for wedding photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Bride and Groom pose outside for wedding photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom pose outside for wedding photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom pose outside by pond for wedding photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom pose outside by pond for wedding photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom pose outside for wedding photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom pose and embrace outside Aston Marina for wedding photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom pose and embrace outside Aston Marina for wedding photograph, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone

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Inside the venue had been decorated fantastically, the tables were adorned with Roses and Gypsophila, expertly created by Blooms which complemented Karen Morris’s Venue Decor perfectly.

All together it created a fantastic setting for capturing one of my, if not my favourite, moments at a wedding…the speeches.

Married couple enter Aston Marina as a newly married couple as guests applaud, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Father of the bride makes speech to wedding guests, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride, Groom and Wedding Guests sit down for meal under fairy lights at Aston Marina, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Top table listen to speeches, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Father of the bride makes speech to wedding guests and they applaud, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom laugh at fathers of the brides speech at the top table, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Bride and Groom laugh at fathers of the brides speech at the top table, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests make toast to Bride and Groom, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Wedding guests listen to speech, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom makes speech to wedding guests and new wife, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom makes speech to wedding guests and new wife, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom gets emotional whilst making speech to Bride, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom makes speech to wedding guests and new wife, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom makes speech to wedding guests and Bride, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom makes speech to wedding guests and Bride, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom makes speech to wedding guests and new wife, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Groom makes speech to wedding guests and new wife, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone. Bride and Groom sat at top table, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom sat at top table, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Best man makes speech about Groom to wedding guests, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Best man makes speech about Groom to wedding guests, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom laughing at best mans speech, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Wedding guests laughing at best man's speech, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone

Relaxed Wedding Photography

As the evening bore upon us, we were blessed with stunning evening light – and no rain! What a crazy day!
Spending time with the beautiful couple in the grounds was genuinely fabulous – an allowed me to create these stunning portraits. 

Bride posing for wedding portrait outside of wedding venue, leaning up fence in a sunny field, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom posing for wedding portrait outside of wedding venue, leaning up fence in a sunny field, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom posing for wedding portrait outside of wedding venue, leaning up fence in a sunny field, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom posing for wedding portrait outside of wedding venue, leaning up fence in a sunny field, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom walking hand in hand outside wedding venue, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom walking hand in hand outside wedding venue, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom embracing in the sun outside wedding venue, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone

Creative Documentary Wedding Photographer

As the evening guests arrived, the excitement on everyone’s faces was brilliant to capture – the magic of the wedding was as gorgeous as ever!

Aston Marina from the outside during sunset, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, StoneWedding guests having drinks and talking within the reception room at Aston Marina, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Wedding guests having drinks and talking within the reception room at Aston Marina, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Wedding guests having drinks and talking within the reception room at Aston Marina, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Wedding guests having drinks and talking within the reception room at Aston Marina, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom enjoy their first dance under fairly lights, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom enjoy their first dance under fairly lights, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom embrace during their first dance, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom embrace during their first dance, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Guests watch as father and daughter have their first dance, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Wedding guests watch as father and daughter have their first dance, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Father and daughter have their first dance, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Father and daughter have their first dance, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Wedding guests dance with the bride on the dance floor, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and her father dance with wedding guests on the dance floor, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone

Alas, my coverage soon drew to a close, taking just a few moments to craft these concluding portraits:

Aston Marina landscape photograph after dark with outside lighting, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone Bride and Groom embrace under gazebo with fairy lights, photo by Stuart James Photography at Aston Marina, Stone

Alex + Tom, thank you so much for entrusting the documenting of your day to me – capturing your wedding from start to end was just an immense pleasure, and I cannot wait for you to enjoy your story with your friends and family for many years to come.

Contact Aston Marina Wedding Photographers Stuart James : info@stuartjamesphoto.co.uk : 0800 331 7741 : 07834 978905

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