St Nicholas Codsall + Blakelands Country House | Sian + Liam

The most beautiful couple in a stunning setting with idyllic summer weather - wow, this wedding had it all, and I loved every second of capturing it!

Stunning Summer Wedding at St Nicholas’ Church in Codsall + Blakelands Country House in Bobbington, Stourbridge

Blakelands Wedding Photographers Stuart James

I first met Sian + Liam back in April 2017 after they saw my work at the Oak Farm wedding fayre. However, my father Barry James had already captured Sian’s sisters wedding a couple of years ago, so it was fabulous to be able to keep it in the family 😉

When we met to discuss the plans for the wedding, I was delighted with the idea of returning to a venue I hadn’t had the opportunity to visit for many years – the stunning Blakelands Country House in Bobbington. Knowing how stunning the setting was, and having been to St Nicholas’ Church in Codsall, I knew with summer weather on our side we would have one special day!

Leading up to the wedding I had the opportunity to spend a little time with Sian + Liam at Himley Hall where we were able to dispell any fears they felt about ‘being-photographed’. I always love spending time with my couples during the Engagement Sessions – and it’s fabulous to see the photos being used on the wedding day too. 

Gorgeous relaxed portraits at Himley Hall in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart JamesThe barn at Blakelands in Stourbridge looked stunning for the wedding breakfast - photos by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Codsall Wedding Photographer

My coverage of Sian + Liam’s wedding began with arrivals at the church as Danny from Carefully Crafted Media was already setting-up. Danny’s work is truly fabulous – I cannot wait to see the film he’s created for Sian + Liam’s Blakelands Wedding.
I love working with videographers – the extra coverage the couples receive is truly fabulous – and when it’s someone you love working with, it makes the whole day a blast too!

With gorgeous summer weather, everyone arrived beaming and looking stunning. The boys looked very dapper dressed to-the-nines by Peter Posh, and it was fabulous to see Liam wasn’t too nervous either!

Capturing the arrival of the guests at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful natural photos capturing the excitement building with the guest arrivals at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Perfect summers day for a wedding at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the guests at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful natural photos capturing the excitement building with the guest arrivals at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Perfect summers day for a wedding at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the guests at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful natural photos capturing the excitement building with the guest arrivals at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Perfect summers day for a wedding at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the guests at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Sian arrived beaming and looking amazing. Her gown from Champagne & Roses complimented perfectly by flowers from Codsall Flowers was absolutely perfect!

Such a beautiful moment to capture with the arrival of our bride for the wedding at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such an exciting time for the bridal party just ahead of the ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such a beautiful moment to capture with the arrival of our bride for the wedding at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such an exciting time for the bridal party just ahead of the ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such a beautiful moment to capture with the arrival of our bride for the wedding at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such an exciting time for the bridal party just ahead of the ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

With our bridal party ready for the procession down the aisle at St Nicholas’, it was time for the wedding ceremony. Capturing the vows and the ring exchange from our position at the back-of-the-church, it was clear to see how happy the couple were!

Unobtrusive photos that tell the story of the wedding ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such beautiful moments to capture and treasure as our bride and groom tie the knot at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Unobtrusive photos that tell the story of the wedding ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such beautiful moments to capture and treasure as our bride and groom tie the knot at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Unobtrusive photos that tell the story of the wedding ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such beautiful moments to capture and treasure as our bride and groom tie the knot at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Unobtrusive photos that tell the story of the wedding ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such beautiful moments to capture and treasure as our bride and groom tie the knot at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Unobtrusive photos that tell the story of the wedding ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such beautiful moments to capture and treasure as our bride and groom tie the knot at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Unobtrusive photos that tell the story of the wedding ceremony at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such beautiful moments to capture and treasure as our bride and groom tie the knot at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Signed, sealed and delivered, and bombarded with confetti in some style, it was over to the beautiful Blakelands for the wedding reception!

Confetti fun with our bride and groom at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Confetti fun with our bride and groom at St Nicholas Church in Codsall by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Travelling in style to the wedding reception at Blakelands in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Travelling in style to the wedding reception at Blakelands in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Blakelands Wedding Photographer

The setting of Blakelands really has it all – even with the fabulous Halfpenny Green airport adding to the entertainment as the craft come into land.

As the guests relaxed on the lawns and soaked up the summer sun, it was fabulous to spend a few minutes with Sian + Liam, knowing we had a great opportunity for beautiful evening portraits after the meal!

Beautiful elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom in the grounds at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Intimate and elegant portraits utilising the perfect setting of Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom in the grounds at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Intimate and elegant portraits utilising the perfect setting of Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful elegant portraits of the Bride and Groom in the grounds at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the time with the couple and the family portraits, the rest of the afternoon was incredibly relaxed, capturing the guests enjoying the fabulous wedding!

Creative candid photographs as the guests enjoy the fabulous reception in the gardens at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing natural fun moments as the guests enjoy the drinks reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs as the guests enjoy the fabulous reception in the gardens at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing natural fun moments as the guests enjoy the drinks reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs as the guests enjoy the fabulous reception in the gardens at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing natural fun moments as the guests enjoy the drinks reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs as the guests enjoy the fabulous reception in the gardens at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing natural fun moments as the guests enjoy the drinks reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs as the guests enjoy the fabulous reception in the gardens at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing natural fun moments as the guests enjoy the drinks reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs as the guests enjoy the fabulous reception in the gardens at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing natural fun moments as the guests enjoy the drinks reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs as the guests enjoy the fabulous reception in the gardens at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing natural fun moments as the guests enjoy the drinks reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs as the guests enjoy the fabulous reception in the gardens at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Weddings at Blakelands

The barn for the reception at Blakelands is absolutely stunning. With the elegant decoration Sian + Liam brought to the Chiavari chairs and the tables, everything looked perfect!

With speeches before the meal, it was straight into the action, leaving everyone perfectly relaxed to enjoy the afternoon and early evening. 

The barn at Blakelands in Stourbridge looked stunning for the wedding breakfast - photos by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The barn at Blakelands in Stourbridge looked stunning for the wedding breakfast - photos by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The barn at Blakelands in Stourbridge looked stunning for the wedding breakfast - photos by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The barn at Blakelands in Stourbridge looked stunning for the wedding breakfast - photos by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The barn at Blakelands in Stourbridge looked stunning for the wedding breakfast - photos by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The barn at Blakelands in Stourbridge looked stunning for the wedding breakfast - photos by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such fabulous moments to capture with the wedding speeches drawing great guest reactions at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photos capturing the reactions to the fabulous speeches at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such fabulous moments to capture with the wedding speeches drawing great guest reactions at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photos capturing the reactions to the fabulous speeches at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such fabulous moments to capture with the wedding speeches drawing great guest reactions at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photos capturing the reactions to the fabulous speeches at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such fabulous moments to capture with the wedding speeches drawing great guest reactions at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photos capturing the reactions to the fabulous speeches at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Such fabulous moments to capture with the wedding speeches drawing great guest reactions at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photos capturing the reactions to the fabulous speeches at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative beautiful wedding photography at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Creative Wedding Photography at Blakelands, Bobbington

With a perfect summers day, we always aimed to capture the main portraits with Sian + Liam in the early evening with the beautiful golden light across the fields – and what an inspired decision it was!

There is so much to explore at Blakelands and with a beautiful couple and a perfect summers day, we really were spoilt for choice.

Beautiful relaxed portraits in the stunning grounds with the golden summer light at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Truly stunning portraits of the bride and groom relaxing in the amazing countryside Setting at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful relaxed portraits in the stunning grounds with the golden summer light at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Truly stunning portraits of the bride and groom relaxing in the amazing countryside Setting at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful relaxed portraits in the stunning grounds with the golden summer light at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Truly stunning portraits of the bride and groom relaxing in the amazing countryside Setting at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful relaxed portraits in the stunning grounds with the golden summer light at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Truly stunning portraits of the bride and groom relaxing in the amazing countryside Setting at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful relaxed portraits in the stunning grounds with the golden summer light at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Truly stunning portraits of the bride and groom relaxing in the amazing countryside Setting at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful relaxed portraits in the stunning grounds with the golden summer light at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Truly stunning portraits of the bride and groom relaxing in the amazing countryside Setting at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photos of the guests enjoying the evening sun during the wedding reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photos capturing the guests enjoying the fabulous evening reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photos of the guests enjoying the evening sun during the wedding reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photos capturing the guests enjoying the fabulous evening reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photos of the guests enjoying the evening sun during the wedding reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photos capturing the guests enjoying the fabulous evening reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photos of the guests enjoying the evening sun during the wedding reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photos capturing the guests enjoying the fabulous evening reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photos of the guests enjoying the evening sun during the wedding reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photos capturing the guests enjoying the fabulous evening reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Reportage photos of the guests enjoying the evening sun during the wedding reception at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Golden hour portraits with our amazing couple at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Golden hour portraits with our amazing couple at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Golden hour portraits with our amazing couple at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Golden hour portraits with our amazing couple at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Golden hour portraits with our amazing couple at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Following a few final portraits – that light was too good to not make the most of – it was time to cut that amazing cake from Cakeland, and open the dancefloor!

Cake cutting fun with the fabulous cake from Cakeland at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James First dance fun at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James First dance fun at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James First dance fun at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

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Finishing in style with a signature night portrait, it was time to leave Sian + Liam to relax and enjoy the celebrations with their friends and family!

Finishing in style with an elegant evening portrait at Blakelands in Stourbridge by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

 

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Sian and Liam, thank you so much for entrusting the documenting of your day to me – I had the most amazing time with you all and I love how the story has come together. You are going to have one very special album to cherish for generations!

 

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

 

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