St Mary & St Chads Church + Hadley Park House | Emma + Darren

A wedding that was truly special to photograph and to be part of, Emma + Darren's wedding at St Mary & St Chad's Church + Hadley Park House was perfect from start to end!

 Hadley Park House Telford Wedding Photographer

Each and every wedding is so incredibly special, but adding in to the mix knowing the Bride and Groom for years before, it add’s a certain extra special feeling to the day…

I’ve known Emma and her family for many years through my corporate photography, and as soon as Emma + Darren brought their plans together they came to me for the photography, and I really could not have been happier!

On the lead up to the big day we had the opportunity to spend an afternoon together at the gorgeous Trentham Gardens for a pre-wedding shoot, and from then on, I knew the day was going to be an absolute blast with them both – as not only are they both stunning people, we had so much fun together too!

The day of the wedding started with capturing the morning preparations of Emma and the girls at Julie + Mick’s, where under the fabulous hands of Sally ‘Scissorhands‘ Thomas on hair duty, and Natalie on MakeUp everyone was looking perfect! 

Capturing the morning preparations with Bridal Hair with the bridesmaids at the parents home Capturing the morning preparations with Bridal Hair with the bridesmaids at the parents home Capturing the morning preparations with Bridal Hair with the bridesmaids at the parents home Capturing the morning preparations with Bridal Hair with the bridesmaids at the parents home Capturing the morning preparations with Bridal Hair with the bridesmaids at the parents home

Capturing the morning is such an important part of the story, with so much emotion flowing round, it really is such a special time!

Capturing the morning preparations with Bridal Hair with the bridesmaids at the parents home Capturing the morning preparations with Bridal Hair with the bridesmaids at the parents home Capturing the morning preparations with Bridal Hair with the bridesmaids at the parents home Beautiful moments throughout the wedding morning at the parents home before the wedding at BrewoodBeautiful moments throughout the wedding morning at the parents home before the wedding at Brewood Beautiful moments throughout the wedding morning at the parents home before the wedding at Brewood

Emma made the fabulous choice of just having her mom Julie help her into her dress, before the grand reveal to everyone downstairs… It was so special witnessing the important moment with them both…

One of my favourite moments to capture as the Mother of the Bride helps her daughter in to her wedding gown One of my favourite moments to capture as the Mother of the Bride helps her daughter in to her wedding gown One of my favourite moments to capture as the Mother of the Bride helps her daughter in to her wedding gown

A quiet moment, and Emma caught deep in thought before the excitement of the grand reveal to a very cool Father of the Bride and rather excited Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids.

An emotional moment for the Bride as she is about to make the grand reveal of the dress to her waiting father An emotional moment for the Bride as she is about to make the grand reveal of the dress to her waiting father Capturing the emotions and the excitement as the Bride comes down the stairs to her waiting family

The ceremony for Emma + Darren was at the gorgeous St Mary & St Chads Church, Brewood, and on arriving it was fabulous to hear the bells ringing for everyones arrival…being rung by Emma’s granddad!

Greeting the guests as they arrive at St Mary + St Chads Church in Brewood Greeting the guests as they arrive at St Mary + St Chads Church in Brewood Something a little special, as the bell ringers including the Bride's Grandad Something a little special, as the bell ringers including the Bride's GrandadCandid photographs of the Bridal party arrival at church

As the excitement and anticipation built, it was finally time for the arrival of our beautiful bride…

Candid photographs of the Bridal party arrival at church Candid photographs of the Bridal party arrival at church Candid photographs of the Bridal party arrival at church Candid photographs of the Bridal party arrival at church Candid photographs of the Bridal party arrival at church

One of my favourite moments to capture…the many faces of the waiting groom, at the entrance of the Bride!

One of my favourite moments to document, as the Groom nervously awaits the arrival of his beautiful Bride One of my favourite moments to document, as the Groom nervously awaits the arrival of his beautiful Bride One of my favourite moments to document, as the Groom nervously awaits the arrival of his beautiful BrideThe natural first look

St Mary & St Chads is such a gorgeous church, and with the fabulous spring weather shining through the windows, the lighting was truly stunning!

Unobtrusive photographs capturing the beautiful ceremony Unobtrusive photographs capturing the beautiful ceremony Unobtrusive photographs capturing the beautiful ceremony Unobtrusive photographs capturing the beautiful ceremony Unobtrusive photographs capturing the beautiful ceremony Unobtrusive photographs capturing the beautiful ceremonyFabulous reaction from the newly married Mrs!

Love that reaction!

Gorgeous photographs as the Bride and Groom exit the church to a shower of confetti Gorgeous photographs as the Bride and Groom exit the church to a shower of confetti Gorgeous photographs as the Bride and Groom exit the church to a shower of confetti Gorgeous photographs as the Bride and Groom exit the church to a shower of confetti Gorgeous photographs as the Bride and Groom exit the church to a shower of confetti Gorgeous photographs as the Bride and Groom exit the church to a shower of confetti Gorgeous photographs as the Bride and Groom exit the church to a shower of confetti

From the confetti exit from St Mary + St Chads, it was to the beautiful Hadley Park House in Telford, travelling in style in the gorgeous Bentley Continentals from Manns Limouosines Fabulous wedding transport from Manns Limousines

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many weddings at Hadley Park over the years from their very first wedding when photographing alongside Barry James Photography. Over the years it really has matured into a stunning venue, with so many beautiful features for photographs…

Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House Beautiful photographs of the Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Hadley Park House

Emma + Darren really did look fabulous on their day, and I loved the flowers from the fabulous Lynne at Fine Flowers, Rugeley.
Emma’s dress from The Bridal Rooms in Lichfield was really perfect, and only complimented by the bridesmaids gowns from KissXX in Lichfield. And it has to be said, Darren and the boys really scrubbed up well in their suits from the always perfect Kevin Paul Menswear in Hednesford!

Creative candid photographs of the wedding guests enjoying the fabulous reception at Hadley Park Creative candid photographs of the wedding guests enjoying the fabulous reception at Hadley Park Creative candid photographs of the wedding guests enjoying the fabulous reception at Hadley Park Creative candid photographs of the wedding guests enjoying the fabulous reception at Hadley Park Creative candid photographs of the wedding guests enjoying the fabulous reception at Hadley Park Creative candid photographs of the wedding guests enjoying the fabulous reception at Hadley Park

The orangery at Hadley Park looked quite fabulous for the wedding breakfast!

Stunning setting for the wedding breakfast Stunning setting for the wedding breakfast Fabulous live music for the wedding breakfastCreative candid photographs of the wedding guests enjoying the fabulous reception at Hadley Park I love capturing the expressions during the receiving line at weddings

It was wonderful being invited to sit as a guest for the wedding breakfast, and to be sat with the lovely Becky + Paul whose wedding I photographed at St Marys Church and Chillington Hall a couple of years ago, and to spend time catching up during the meal was wonderful – thank you Emma + Darren :)

Great entrance to the wedding breakfast for the Bride and Groom

What an entrance! Love it!

The speeches as always did not disappoint – one of my favourite parts of the day to photograph!

Mick’s Father of the Bride speech was brilliant…as the candid photographs of the expressions show!

Reportage photographs of the fabulously entertaining speeches at Hadley Park Reportage photographs of the fabulously entertaining speeches at Hadley Park Reportage photographs of the fabulously entertaining speeches at Hadley Park Reportage photographs of the fabulously entertaining speeches at Hadley Park Reportage photographs of the fabulously entertaining speeches at Hadley Park

Darren held his nerves together perfectly and delivered a great speech…only trumped by his hilarious brothers speech as Best Man!

Candid photographs capturing the reactions and the feelings of the grooms speech Candid photographs capturing the reactions and the feelings of the grooms speech Candid photographs capturing the reactions and the feelings of the grooms speech Candid photographs capturing the reactions and the feelings of the grooms speech Fabulous reactions captured during the Best Mans speech Fabulous reactions captured during the Best Mans speech Fabulous reactions captured during the Best Mans speech Fabulous reactions captured during the Best Mans speech Fabulous reactions captured during the Best Mans speech Fabulous reactions captured during the Best Mans speech Fabulous reactions captured during the Best Mans speech

Emma + Darren added fabulous theatre to the afternoon with a close up magician providing brilliant entertainment!

Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs of the evening guests having the most perfect evening at Hadley Park Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magician Candid photographs capturing the fabulous reactions to the close up magicianCandid photographs of the evening guests having the most perfect evening at Hadley Park Candid photographs of the evening guests having the most perfect evening at Hadley Park Candid photographs of the evening guests having the most perfect evening at Hadley Park Candid photographs of the evening guests having the most perfect evening at Hadley Park

The cake for Emma + Darren was made by Darren’s mom Tracey – check out her fabulous work here!

Gorgeous moment as the cake is cut!

For something a little different, Emma + Darren planned and perfectly executed a choreographed first dance – just brilliant!

Documentary photographs of the fabulous choreographed first dance at Hadley Park House Documentary photographs of the fabulous choreographed first dance at Hadley Park House Documentary photographs of the fabulous choreographed first dance at Hadley Park House Documentary photographs of the fabulous choreographed first dance at Hadley Park House Documentary photographs of the fabulous choreographed first dance at Hadley Park House Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park Creative photographs capturing the fabulous start of the evening reception at Hadley Park

As a final surprise, it was to Darren’s mom and dad who planned for a fireworks show to complete the evening – just fabulous!

Beautiful fireworks surprise for the Bride and Groom Beautiful fireworks surprise for the Bride and Groom Beautiful fireworks surprise for the Bride and Groom

And to finish, it was back to one of my favourite doorways for a nighttime portrait of Emma + Darren.

Creative wedding photographs at Hadley Park House Creative wedding photographs at Hadley Park House

It was brilliant to be photographing the day alongside The Big Day Productions whose video footage was quite stunning!

Thank you so much for entrusting your photography to me Emma and Darren, I really had the best time capturing your story.

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Contact Telford Wedding Photographer Stuart James : [email protected] : 0800 331 7741 : 07834 978905

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