St John's Heath Hayes + Packington Moor | Emma + Nathan

Two beautiful people, two warm and welcoming families, friends intent on having a fabulous day, all in a wonderful setting and blessed with stunning spring weather...what could have been better! Simply Stunning!

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There are many venues I look forward to working at and Packington Moor in Lichfield is certainly right towards the top of that list!

Emma + Nathan first came to me for their wedding after receiving a recommendation from one of Nathan’s work colleagues Jared – who married Sally at Packington Moor a couple of years ago – and had a further affirmation from Bill, another of his work colleagues who married Julie at Packington last year…finally being recommended once again by my brother who also works with Nathan – definitely a SSW love-in!

When I first sat down with Emma + Nathan and talked about the plans for their wedding I knew it was going to be a really special wedding to be part of, and with the additional surprises on the day it really was taken to another level!

So much thought and planning had been put into the wedding from both Emma + Nathan themselves and their parents, with Emma’s parents even going to the extent of having their garden landscaped in preparation for photographs…now that’s commitment! (Or a good excuse!)

From the choice of the fabulous suits from Kevin Paul Menswear to the matching colour scheme of the parents in the yellow and green to match the Bridesmaids, all however completely outshone by the stunning bride in her gown from Adele Louise!

Blessed with beautiful weather from the start, the day could not have been more perfect. From capturing the final preparations of the boys alongside the first of the three camera team from Blue Ridge Wedding Videographers, through the morning with the bride and the girls to a church I had not had the pleasure of working at for many years, St Johns in Heath Hayes.

From the church it was on to the reception at the stunning Packington Moor, but in stunning and surprise transport for the guests – a RML Double Decker bus providing the “Wedding Special” – whilst the bridal party was transported in a trio of stunning wedding cars from Platinum Cars.

The surprises for the guests were not finished there however, as to accompany their champagne drinks reception, there was live music from the fantastic Ben Drummond. I’d actually had the pleasure of working alongside Ben a few months ago and he really is a top entertainer!
However, the biggest surprise for everyone during the day had to be the Singing Waiters from The Three Waiters! As a wonderful surprise to everyone, Chris + Rob had planned for the appearance by the waiters who really took everyone by surprise – especially the Bride and Groom! I have seen a similar act before, but it has to be said, these guys were something else! Absolutely fantastic entertainment!!
It also has to be said the barn at Packington Moor looked quite spectacular. The creativity and attention to detail from the team at Imagine Invites brought Emma’s vision of gold candelabra, charger plates, cutlery and glasses and tied in the theme with some gorgeous flowers to life. Simply stunning!

From the speeches, which were a blast to photograph and capture the reactions, to the evening reception the day flowed perfectly. It was fabulous to have the night in the hands of one of the best DJs in the region – Rich from RGPromotions. A truly fantastic DJ who has to be one of the smartest too!

The day really could not have been more perfect from start to end. Emma + Nathan’s spring wedding at St Johns Church + Packington Moor really was stunning to be part of.

Finally from me a special thanks to the team at Blue Ridge Wedding Videos – you were a pleasure to work alongside!

Here is a look at Emma + Nathan’s wedding story by Lichfield Wedding Photographers Stuart James.

Capturing the wedding story as the groomsmen prepare at home before wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos showing the emotion and feeling during final preparations with the groom at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the morning emotion as the groomsmen prepare for wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Fabulous suits from Kevin Paul Menswear make sure the groomsmen look perfect for the wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wedding story as the groomsmen prepare at home before wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos showing the emotion and feeling during final preparations with the groom at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the morning emotion as the groomsmen prepare for wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Fabulous suits from Kevin Paul Menswear make sure the groomsmen look perfect for the wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wedding story as the groomsmen prepare at home before wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos showing the emotion and feeling during final preparations with the groom at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the morning emotion as the groomsmen prepare for wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Fabulous suits from Kevin Paul Menswear make sure the groomsmen look perfect for the wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wedding story as the groomsmen prepare at home before wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Photos showing the emotion and feeling during final preparations with the groom at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the morning emotion as the groomsmen prepare for wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Fabulous suits from Kevin Paul Menswear make sure the groomsmen look perfect for the wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wedding story as the groomsmen prepare at home before wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning house for bridal preparations at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Bridesmaid hanging dresses on beautiful custom hangers at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful bridesmaid dresses from Adele Louise Bridal at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Keeping the flower girls entertained watching CeeBeebies before wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Keeping the flower girls entertained watching CeeBeebies before wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the morning at the brides parents home at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the morning at the brides parents home at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the morning at the brides parents home at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the morning at the brides parents home at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of bridal makeup Creative photographs of bridal makeup Beautiful bridesmaids dresses hanging waiting for the girls to get ready Capturing the girls preparing their makeup before getting dressed Capturing all the details with the beautiful bridal shoes centre stage Stunning bridal gown from Adele Louise Bridal Beautiful detailing on the gown for our bride Emma Elegant gowns for the Flowergirls Beautiful bridal eye makeup Stunning moment as our bride admires her beautiful makeup for the wedding Storytelling moment as the Mother of the Bride refixes the Flowergirls hair for the wedding Creatively framed image as the Bridesmaids fasten each others gowns for the wedding Creative image as the bridesmaids join a-la Conga to fasten each others gowns The arrival of the excited Father of the Bride awaiting seeing the beautiful girls ready for the big day A wonderful saying on the wall Excitement Flowergirl waiting to get her stunning shoes on for the wedding Preparations in-hand as the Father of the Bride fills his hip-flask The nervous wait for the Father of the Bride Funny framed image as the Flowergirl stands on the bed waiting to be dressed in her gown Beautiful moment as the Father of the Bride sees his wife in her stunning Mother of the Bride outfit Tattinger Champagne at the ready Beautiful moment as the Bride finishes dressing in her stunning gown from Adele Louise Bridal Emotional moment between the Bride and her mother A brief moment of reflection as our bride waits on the top of the stairs before walking down to her waiting father The face of a proud and excited Father waiting to see his beautiful daughter ready for the wedding The stunning bride on the stairs Capturing the emotion of both Bride and Father as they approach each other An emotional embrace for the Bride and her Father Stunning moment to witness and photograph as the Father embraces his beautiful daughter in her bridal gown Let's get the party started! Relaxed family portrait in the newly landscaped garden Beautiful wedding transport from Platinum Cars Hednesford Groomsmen awaiting the bridal party arrival at St Johns Church Greeting the guests as they arrive at the wedding ceremony Capturing the interaction between the groomsmen as they await the arrival of the guests Friends and family await the arrival of the bridal party Storytelling photo as the Bridesmaid exits from the car to the waiting guests at the church Capturing the arrival of the Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride at the church Impromptu detail shot of the Wedding Ceremony Order of Service Capturing the wedding story as the groomsmen prepare at home before wedding at St Johns Church in Heath Hayes by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wedding Photography Lichfield Wedding Story The face of an excited and nervous bride arriving at church Beautiful moment between Bride and Father in the wedding car Helped by the chauffeur Emma exits from the stunning Austin wedding car The suns comes out for the arrival of our bride The bridal party waiting to be called for the wedding ceremony to start Moment between Groom and Best Man captured as they wait for the arrival of the bride Capturing photographs of the entrance of the Bridal Party to the church A deep inhale of air as the groom keeps his emotions in-check as his beautiful bride walks down the aisle to him Expressions that show the excitement and love between the bride and groom as they first see each other on the altar Wedding Photography Lichfield Wedding Story Photographs capturing the start of the wedding ceremony at St Johns Church Like father like son, as 'Erik' takes a deep breath as the emotions build during the ceremony Wedding ceremony at St John's Church A beautiful moment as the bride looks at her groom during the wedding ceremony It's all too much for the Flowergirl as she decided to take a nap during the wedding ceremony Wedding Photography Lichfield Wedding Story Adorable portrait of the restless flower girl Wedding Photography Lichfield Wedding Story Beautiful church for the wedding of Emma + Nathan Capturing the funny reaction of the bride and groom during the ceremony Overlooked by their friends and family, the bride and groom exchange rings on the altar A memorable and funny moment as the bride 'forces' the ring on to her grooms finger Laughing through the discomfort as the blood starts flowing again in the grooms finger Great reactions from the wedding party following the ring incident Wedding Photography Lichfield Wedding Story Beautiful first kiss Capturing the overview of the church during prayers Live performance during the signing of the register Framed image of the Bride signing the register Capturing a moment between the bride and groom as the groom admires his beautiful bride Capturing the procession of the Bride and Groom down the aisle to their waiting guests Fabulous reaction from our bride as she exits the church on the arm of her man Wedding Photography Lichfield Wedding Story Confetti fun at the church Wedding Photography Lichfield Wedding Story Stealing a portrait of the bride and groom as they sit back in the beautiful car Wedding transport with a difference with the Wedding Special Double Decker Bus service Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Arrival of the beautiful wedding bus Capturing the moment the RML bus arrives at Packington Moor Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Stunning wedding cars from Platinum Cars arrive at Packington Moor Beautiful staged photograph with the wedding cars and the wedding bus arranged on the courtyard at Packington Elegant portraits in the gardens of Packington Moor Relaxed and natural photographs of the Bride and Groom in the gardens Utilising the spring season for framed portraits of the Bride and Groom Stunning weather for the Bride and Groom in the Gardens at Packington Moor Elegant framed portrait making the most of the stunning trees and beautiful weather at Packington Relaxed and natural portraits of the beautiful bride and groom Creative portraits of the Bride and Groom in the gardens Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Enjoying a moment on the beautiful bench surrounding by the flowering trees The Wedding Party in the Courtyard at Packington Stunningly decorated barn for the wedding breakfast by Imagine Invites Stunning attention and styling for the wedding breakfast at Packington Elegant country styling for the wedding breakfast Beautiful details for the wedding guests Creative and individual detailing for the wedding breakfast at the barn at Packington Moor Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Stunning and creative wedding cake from Amerton Cakes Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Live entertainment from Ben Drummond Capturing the guests relaxing and enjoying the wedding reception Capturing the guests relaxing and enjoying the wedding reception Creative lighting capturing an interesting portrait of the guests enjoying the wedding drinks reception Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Capturing the guests relaxing and enjoying the wedding reception Emotional reaction at the Mother of the Bride sees the stunning barn dressed for the wedding ceremony Emotional reaction at the Mother of the Bride sees the stunning barn dressed for the wedding ceremonyWedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Guests enjoying the setting for the wedding Capturing the guests enjoying themselves during the wedding breakfast Fabulous entrance to their waiting guests for the wedding breakfast Beautiful oak barn for the wedding reception Stunning food from Galloping Gourmet Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Creative candid images of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast A very happy bride with her very personal wedding breakfast meal choice A more refined choice of roasted sea bass with spring greens for the groom Fabulous surprise entertainment from the singing waiters Great reactions to the surprised bride Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story As the performance starts, the guests have no idea what is happening Brilliant 'confused' reactions from the guests to the start of the Singing Waiters performance Capturing the performance of the singing waiters Brilliant excitement as the real performance of the waiters starts Guests captivated by the fabulous live entertainment Fabulous reactions to the very talented singing waiters Funny and entertaining reactions to the wedding entertainment from the Singing waiters Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Fabulous addition to the singing waiters performance as a third singer appears Brilliant reaction from the top table The wedding party loving the entertaining from the singing waiters The whole wedding guests captivated by the fabulous entertainment from the singing waiters A stunning conclusion to the performance of the singing waiters The final song brings tears of emotion to the bride and groom as the singing waiters conclude their performance Fabulous reaction from the bride and groom to the surprise entertainment Guests reaction to the fabulous entertainment One special lady caught the attention of the singing waiters A fabulous encore enjoyed by everyone Stunning conclusion to the performance by the singing waiters From one entertainment to another as the Father of the Bride starts his speech The groom listening intently during the Father of the Bride speech Fabulous reactions to the FoB speech Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Funny stories come our during the wedding speeches A framed portrait of the Bride during the speech by her father Emotional reactions to the speeches Hanging on every word, the bride listens as the speeches flow Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story So many layers of reaction to the speech from the eyes-rolling of the bride to the laughter of the mother Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story A toast to the new Mr & Mrs A great reaction for the Grooms speech The guests listening to the speech of the groom A word for the mother-in-law from the Groom Bringing great reactions from the inlaws the grooms speech goes down well Bringing good tears flowing during the speech Wonderful emotional reactions from the moms during the Grooms thanks The face of a proud and happy bride looking up to her husband Fabulous laughter from the bridal party to the grooms speech Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Cleverly framed portrait of the Best Man listening on as the groom offers his words of thanks Fabulous laughter from the grooms brother to the speech Capturing the fun of the reactions to the speeches Raising a toast The best man starts his speech And brings fabulous reactions from the groom As the groom hides his head as a more colourful story comes in the Best Mans speech The best man providing a fabulous speech Great reactions from the bride and groom during the speech A very red faced groom during the Best Man speech, with the Mother in law laughing in the background Wedding Photography Lichfield Packington Moor Wedding Story Fabulous double reaction from the Bride and Groom to the Best Mans speech The boys from the stag raising a drink to the groom A toast for the boys! Intent listening of the Bride and Groom during the Best Mans speech Creative candid images of the guests enjoying the wedding reception One of the little girls enjoying the party accessories Creative candid images of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Fabulous coverage from Blue Ridge Wedding Videography including their Video Guest Book Laughter and fun during the evening reception The guests had a fabulous time during the evening drinks reception A touching moment for the groom as his pals surprise him with a fabulous present Creative candid images of the guests enjoying the wedding reception The boys certainly having a good time, glass in hand Capturing a group enjoying the drinks reception Creative candid images of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Funny moment with the glo-sticks The beautiful bride centre of attention surrounded by her friends Fun with the LOVE sign Entrance to the evening reception by the Bride and Groom Cake cutting fun of the beautiful Amerton Cakes creation Fun reaction as the cake cutting goes slightly wrong Fabulous reaction as the first dance is introduced as "Smack by Bitch Up" Disbelief on the face of the bride following the joke by the DJ and the groom A loving strangulation as the bride contemplates a response to her grooms joke Beautiful first dance moment watched on by the wedding party Beautiful first dance Time for a twirl during the first dance Fabulous performance during the first dance Stunning moment during the first dance Beautiful embrace during the first dance A wonderful surprise by the bride and groom as they called two of their guests to the dance floor as it was their birthday Beautiful moment as the Bride and her father have a special dance fabulously entertaining dance to photograph between the bride and her father A dance they clearly have done many times, as Emma and Rob run through their performance Fabulous performance by Rob + Emma The guests enjoying the dance floor Capturing the guests enjoying the dance floor to the max Creative candid images of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Fun with the chocolate fountain Fabulous addition with the popcorn machine proving a real hit with the guests, young and old Dance floor fun with the Mother of the Bride and her sisters Party time for the girls on the dance floorA fabulous party has started... Creative nighttime portraits at Packington Utilising the barn for interesting and unique evening portraits Modern creative wedding portraits by Lichfield Wedding Photographer Stuart James at Packington Moor Signature night portrait at Packington Moor Lichfield Beautiful embrace for the bride and groom during portrait shoot by Stuart James Creative reenactment of the first dance under the lamppost Nighttime walk through the trees at Packington Moor

 

Emma + Nathan – a sincere and heartfelt thank you for inviting me to be part of your Packington Moor wedding and to entrusting the capturing of your wedding to me. It was a true pleasure to be part of everything with you all.

Contact Packington Moor Lichfield Wedding Photographer Stuart James : [email protected] : 0800 331 7741 : 07834 978905

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