Weston Park | Val + Richard

April showers could not damped the day for Val + Richard, whose Shropshire wedding at Weston Park was truly perfect from start to end.

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Documentary Style Wedding Photography for Weston Park Wedding

When Val + Richard first came and spoke to me about their wedding at the stunning Weston Park I knew the day was going to have a pretty special feel about it, and from the class and elegance brought to the day from the couple, the most stunning of venues, and the nicest group of guests, I couldn’t have asked for much more…sure, it would have helped if the April showers had altered their timings slightly, but with a stunning venue to work inside, I really shouldn’t complain too much!

My coverage of Val + Richard’s day started early afternoon capturing the finishing preparations before the ceremony in the stunning Dining Room.
The relaxed atmosphere in the bridal suite really was a pleasure to be part of, and only added to when capturing the preparations of Richard and his son David. The grandchildren of Val + Richard’s sons truly became little stars of the day, and looked stunning in their matching outfits for the day.

Stunning setting for the wedding at Weston Park Stunning setting for the wedding at Weston Park Capturing the bridal party preparations in the bedrooms at the stunning Weston Park Capturing the bridal party preparations in the bedrooms at the stunning Weston Park Capturing the bridal party preparations in the bedrooms at the stunning Weston Park Capturing the bridal party preparations in the bedrooms at the stunning Weston Park Capturing the bridal party preparations in the bedrooms at the stunning Weston Park Telling the story of the wedding morning with the Grooms preparations at Weston Park Telling the story of the wedding morning with the Grooms preparations at Weston Park Telling the story of the wedding morning with the Grooms preparations at Weston Park Telling the story of the wedding morning with the Grooms preparations at Weston Park Telling the story of the wedding morning with the Grooms preparations at Weston Park Telling the story of the wedding morning with the Grooms preparations at Weston Park Finishing touches ahead of the ceremony in the beautiful Dining Room at Weston Park Finishing touches ahead of the ceremony in the beautiful Dining Room at Weston Park Finishing touches ahead of the ceremony in the beautiful Dining Room at Weston Park Finishing touches ahead of the ceremony in the beautiful Dining Room at Weston Park Finishing touches ahead of the ceremony in the beautiful Dining Room at Weston Park Finishing touches ahead of the ceremony in the beautiful Dining Room at Weston Park Finishing touches ahead of the ceremony in the beautiful Dining Room at Weston Park Finishing touches ahead of the ceremony in the beautiful Dining Room at Weston Park Storytelling real wedding moments in documentary style at Weston Park in Shropshire Wedding Photographer by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

One of the most important things for me when photographing a wedding is telling the story…whether it be capturing the scene and the preparations, the emotion and anticipation so often shown on the face of the waiting groom, and Richard and even more so his son David, certainly didn’t disappoint. 

Storytelling moment as the bride enters the wedding ceremony at Weston Park Storytelling moment as the bride enters the wedding ceremony at Weston Park Storytelling moment as the bride enters the wedding ceremony at Weston Park Storytelling moment as the bride enters the wedding ceremony at Weston Park Beautiful emotional photographs of the wedding ceremony Beautiful emotional photographs of the wedding ceremony

Having an understanding with the registrars that allows us to capture the moments during the ceremony really is a blessing and one I always feel privileged to have, as being right at the front and being a witness to such a momentous occasion, and capturing the nuances as the vows and rings are exchanged, really is an honour…and who can resist smiling during the first kiss and that moment of congratulations proceeding. 

Beautiful emotional photographs of the wedding ceremony Beautiful emotional photographs of the wedding ceremony

I’ve always loved live music at weddings, and the style and grace of the day was only heightened by the string quartet Conspirito.

Following the ceremony I always like to let my wedding guests relax and enjoy the drinks reception, normally in the gardens, however, with the April showers blighting the day, it was back to the marble hallway for the drinks reception ahead of the family group photographs in the Dining Room.

String quartet for the wedding at Weston Congratulations to the newly married Mr & Mrs! Congratulations to the newly married Mr & Mrs! Reportage photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the marble hallway Reportage photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the marble hallway Reportage photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the marble hallway Reportage photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the marble hallway Reportage photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception in the marble hallway Storytelling real wedding moments in documentary style at Weston Park in Shropshire Wedding Photographer by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Usually, poor weather can really affect the potential photographs that you can capture…however, with Weston, it simply shifts the parameters, and you get to explore and enjoy the wonderful house that little bit more!

Relaxed and natural wedding portraits in the Orangery walkway at Weston Park Relaxed and natural wedding portraits in the Orangery walkway at Weston Park Relaxed and natural wedding portraits in the Orangery walkway at Weston Park Storytelling real wedding moments in documentary style at Weston Park in Shropshire Wedding Photographer by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The library at Weston is truly stunning for photographs The library at Weston is truly stunning for photographs Utilising the stunning sitting room at Weston Park for elegant natural portraits Utilising the stunning sitting room at Weston Park for elegant natural portraits The stunning staircase provides the perfect backdrop for photographs at Weston Park

The Orangery was set beautifully for the wedding breakfast, with stunning candelabras decorated by Lynne of Fine Flowers setting the room off perfectly.

Stunning setting for the wedding breakfast in the Orangery at Weston Park Stunning setting for the wedding breakfast in the Orangery at Weston Park Stunning setting for the wedding breakfast in the Orangery at Weston ParkLove the reaction on the Bride and Groom's faces as they enter to their waiting guests at Weston Park for the wedding breakfast Natural photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Natural photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Natural photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Natural photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Natural photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Natural photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Natural photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception Natural photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception

Capturing the speeches, with the theatrics of the speaker, the reactions of the bride and groom and the guests, and capturing all those storytelling moments, has always been one of my favourite sections to photograph of a wedding, and Johnathon, David and Richard didn’t disappoint!

Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches, capturing the emotion, the story and the love talked about Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches, capturing the emotion, the story and the love talked about Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches, capturing the emotion, the story and the love talked about Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches, capturing the emotion, the story and the love talked about Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches, capturing the emotion, the story and the love talked about Candid photographs unobtrusively capture the beautiful wedding speeches Candid photographs unobtrusively capture the beautiful wedding speeches Candid photographs unobtrusively capture the beautiful wedding speeches Candid photographs unobtrusively capture the beautiful wedding speeches Candid photographs unobtrusively capture the beautiful wedding speeches Capturing the evening reception at Weston Park Capturing the evening reception at Weston Park

With a late afternoon wedding, Val + Richard’s day flowed through into the evening with the same guests, and with Dave Dee Discos on hand, the night soon got fabulously underway!

Capturing the evening reception at Weston Park Capturing the evening reception at Weston Park Capturing the evening reception at Weston Park Capturing the evening reception at Weston Park Capturing the evening reception at Weston Park Beautiful and elegant first dance in the Orangery at Weston Park Beautiful and elegant first dance in the Orangery at Weston Park Beautiful and elegant first dance in the Orangery at Weston Park Beautiful and elegant first dance in the Orangery at Weston Park Capturing the live and spirit of the party at Weston Capturing the live and spirit of the party at Weston

From the partying it was time to bring things back to a little class and elegance to finish…and time to make the most of the dry weather, returning to the front of the house with the Bride and Groom for a creative flashlit silhouette portrait…

Creative wedding photographs of the Bride and Groom silhouette to the stunning house of Weston Park

Thank you for entrusting the documenting of your wedding day to me Val + Richard, it truly was an honour and I loved every second of the day with you all!

If you would like to see more from Shropshire Wedding Photographer Stuart James, to discuss the Documentary Style Wedding Photography of your day or indeed your Weston Park Wedding, please do get in touch!

 

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

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Hey there! Just to let you know, we're away from the office over the easter break so it may take me a little longer to get back to you :) Please bear with me! Happy Easter!!