Oak Farm Hotel | Sam + Dale

Already as a family, Sam + Dale's day was all about one thing - celebrating with their children and their friends and relatives - and they did that in some style. What an incredible midweek wedding this was to be part of!

Oak Farm Wedding Photographs

Relaxed and Natural Wedding Photography by Oak Farm Wedding Photographer Stuart James

It was back in January of last year that I first spoke to Sam + Dale. They were looking for wedding photographs that, “are beautiful and capture the memories created, this is what we want for our day”. I think it’s safe to say I enjoy fulfilling that remit

For me, capturing the story of the wedding day is what it’s all about. From the morning preparations through to the party on the night. Photographs of the details and the people, the setting and the emotion; it all comes together in the narrative that allows you to relive the wedding story. 

Sam + Dale’s midweek wedding at Oak Farm was genuinely fabulous to be part of. 

From walking into one of the most relaxed atmospheres I’ve experienced on the wedding morning to capturing the character of the kids, to the fantastic party – the day had it all.

Midweek weddings, especially Thursday weddings, always have a unique feel about them. Whether it’s the guests stealing a couple of days off work for a long weekend, or the often smaller nature of the weddings, I adore being part of midweek weddings. 

Oak Farm Hotel Wedding Photographs

My coverage for Sam + Dale’s wedding began with the morning preparations with Sam and the girls.

Sam had brought so much personal attention to the wedding, from sourcing everything she could from the wonders of eBay, to the bridesmaids being on hand for makeup. 

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As the bridal hair was coming together in the hands of Lacey, I headed down to Dale and the boys. 
With them getting ready in one of the hotel’s rooms, it was beautiful to be able to add the coverage of the boys into the wedding preparations, and to capture the little character – Sam + Dale’s son, Oscar!

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So many fabulous characters to capture, especially Sam + Dale’s children, Oscar and Cora. 

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With the boys suited and booted courtesy of JD Williams, it was great to see the guests straight into the wedding spirit. It was set to be a fabulous day to capture!

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With our bride looking fabulous and ready for the ceremony, Dale’s brother Ryan was doing his best to keep our groom relaxed!

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Wedding Ceremony Photographs at Oak Farm

With the beautiful light from the large windows bathing the ceremony room, it’s always brilliant to capture the story of the wedding ceremony at Oak Farm. 

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Relaxed Couple Shots in Oak Farm’s Gardens

From the ceremony as the guests headed into the gardens with a drink, it was terrific to steal a few moments with the newly minted Mr & Mrs Harris in the gardens at Oak Farm before joining the guests for the relaxed afternoon.

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Relaxed Candid Photographs of the Wedding Reception

With a small group and plenty of time, it was ace to be able to let everyone relax for much of the afternoon. 
Except for the few family photographs, the afternoon was all about capturing the guests enjoying the day. And with a bouncy castle – that also seemed to work suitably as a goal net – there was no shortage of content to capture.

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Wedding Breakfast at Oak Farm

The personal attention continued into the wedding reception with the decor brought together by the bride and the fabulous Venue Creations team at Oak Farm. I loved the story behind the tables from where the couple had had the chapters of their life together:

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From the entrance of our Bride and Groom to their awaiting guests, it was straight into the very amusing speeches!

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Creative Evening Portraits of the Bride and Groom

With beautiful weather all afternoon, we were spoilt once again. Being able to wait to make the most of the perfect evening light was just fantastic!

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Relaxed Evening Photography | Oak Farm Wedding Photographs

As the evening sun beat down, capturing the guests kicking back and having a great time was fantastic.

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Creative First Dance Photographs

From the kids enjoying the floor, it was briefly over to the Bride and Groom to take over. 

After a couple of minutes together they were joined beautifully by their children ahead of being surrounded by their friends and family. What a start to a party this was!!

Beautiful first dance photographs at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Beautiful first dance photographs at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Beautiful first dance photographs at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the children enjoying the wedding at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the children enjoying the wedding at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the children enjoying the wedding at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the children enjoying the wedding at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Capturing the fun of the night as the party gets underway at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James

Alas, all too quickly, my coverage came to an end – but not before one of my new favourite images at Oak Farm, with THAT tree ;-)

Creative night portraits to bring the story to a beautiful close at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Creative night portraits to bring the story to a beautiful close at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James Creative night portraits to bring the story to a beautiful close at Oak Farm Hotel in Cannock - Oak Farm Wedding Photographs by Stuart James

Sam and Dale, can I once again say a huge congratulations to you both. I loved sharing and capturing your wedding – what a fantastic day you had.

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If you are planning your Cannock wedding and looking for the perfect photographer to capture your Oak Farm Wedding Photographs, please do get in touch. I would love to talk to you about your plans and discuss the exclusive packages we have available for Oak Farm weddings in 2019/2020. 

 

Contact Oak Farm Wedding Photographer Stuart James : [email protected]photo.co.uk : 0800 331 7741 : 07834 978905

 

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