St Marks + Weston Hall | Becky + Ryan

Each and every wedding is truly special to be part of and to capture, and Becky + Ryan's day was a treat to be part of from start to end. From the emotion and excitement in the morning with the preparations, to the chilled out groom waiting for his bride at the church, the journey to Weston Hall (after the slight delay...) for the fabulous reception. Blessed with beautiful weather, the day could not have been more perfect, and with such a natural couple in front of camera as Becky + Ryan it made my 'job' as a wedding photographer a true pleasure. Thank you for inviting me to share your day!

St Marks Great Wyrley + Weston Hall Stafford Wedding Photographer

Becky and Ryan came to my from a recommendation from the same company as Emma and Darren the week before – I’ve clearly made an impact with AFB!

When I first sat down with Becky and Ryan at our studio, we all hit it off so well, and I just knew there day was going to be pretty special…especially being at one of my favourite venues, Weston Hall in Stafford.

With a day starting with the girls in Wednesfield before returning to my local church of St Marks Great Wyrley, the whole day was so incredibly relaxed…even if the emotions did start to flow in abundance as soon as the presents were opened! Ryan, you cutie with that ring!! 

From the lovely relaxed feeling ceremony at the Parish Church, the reception was quite perfect too, with the sun beating down on everyone who were able to enjoy the fabulous terrace at Weston Hall.

Here’s how the day unfolded, starting with the lovely Katy Bird looking after our stunning bride Becky…

Documentary photographs of the wedding morning with the bridal makeup and preparations being captured in a natural unobtrusive style Documentary photographs of the wedding morning with the bridal makeup and preparations being captured in a natural unobtrusive style Documentary photographs of the wedding morning with the bridal makeup and preparations being captured in a natural unobtrusive style Documentary photographs of the wedding morning with the bridal makeup and preparations being captured in a natural unobtrusive style Documentary photographs of the wedding morning with the bridal makeup and preparations being captured in a natural unobtrusive style Documentary photographs of the wedding morning with the bridal makeup and preparations being captured in a natural unobtrusive style

What do you do if you have to wear flats on your wedding day…buy Jimmy Choo of course!

I love being in the room to capture the reactions as gifts were opened, especially as the emotion builds and the tears begin to show…

Reportage photographs of the emotional moments of the wedding morning as the bride opens her gifts from the groom Reportage photographs of the emotional moments of the wedding morning as the bride opens her gifts from the groom Reportage photographs of the emotional moments of the wedding morning as the bride opens her gifts from the groom Reportage photographs of the emotional moments of the wedding morning as the bride opens her gifts from the groom Reportage photographs of the emotional moments of the wedding morning as the bride opens her gifts from the groom Reportage photographs of the emotional moments of the wedding morning as the bride opens her gifts from the groom Reportage photographs of the emotional moments of the wedding morning as the bride opens her gifts from the groom

After the makeup was touched to perfection, it was time for that gorgeous dress from Mi Amor Bridal.

Capturing the dressing of the Bride in her truly stunning gown, and seeing the reaction of her waiting father Capturing the dressing of the Bride in her truly stunning gown, and seeing the reaction of her waiting father Capturing the dressing of the Bride in her truly stunning gown, and seeing the reaction of her waiting father Capturing the dressing of the Bride in her truly stunning gown, and seeing the reaction of her waiting father

St Marks Parish Church in Great Wyrley has long been a popular church on our calendar, and these days being only round the door from my studio, it seems appropriate to be there…

I still cannot get over how perfect the weather was for Becky and Ryan…true summer weather, rather than late spring…

Candid photographs of the groom greeting his guests at the parish church Candid photographs of the groom greeting his guests at the parish church Candid photographs of the groom greeting his guests at the parish church Candid photographs of the groom greeting his guests at the parish churchUnobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony

Two of my favourite shots from the wedding, with our gorgeous glowing bride’s arrival…

Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony Unobtrusive documentary wedding photographs telling the story of the wedding ceremony

It was fabulous having the freedom to capture the wedding ceremony, and being blessed with perfect weather as we exited the church, I could not have been happier!

Candid photographs of the guests greeting the newly married bride and groom Candid photographs of the guests greeting the newly married bride and groom Candid photographs of the guests greeting the newly married bride and groom Capturing the fabulous confetti exit of our bride and groom from the church Capturing the fabulous confetti exit of our bride and groom from the church Capturing the fabulous confetti exit of our bride and groom from the church Capturing the fabulous confetti exit of our bride and groom from the church

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Thankfully, the Bride and Groom did eventually get underway and arrived at the stunning Weston Hall!

Arriving in style at the stunning Weston Hall Arriving in style at the stunning Weston Hall Arriving in style at the stunning Weston Hall

With the gorgeous weather on our side, the guests were able to relax and enjoy the fabulous setting of Weston Hall with drinks on the terrace.

Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception on the sun drenched terrace at Weston Hall

The grounds of Weston Hall are absolutely beautiful to photograph weddings around, and with everything so close together, it means the guests are never too far away… 

And it has to be said, not only did our Bride look stunning in her gown from Mi Amor, and the Bridesmaids gorgeous in their dresses from Lucy Alexander in Stafford, but Ryan and the boys scrubbed up fabulously in their suits from Duncan James.

Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall

What a truly beautiful couple!!

Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall Creating timeless beautiful portraits in a totally relaxed style around the grounds of Weston Hall

From the big group it was time for a surprise dove release for the Bride and Groom!

Dove release for wedding at Weston Hall Dove release for wedding at Weston Hall

The main function room, The Westminster Suite, at Weston Hall is a fabulous space for the wedding breakfast, bathed in gorgeous natural light from the wall of feature windows. With the fabulous styling and detail from Sorella Events, the room truly looked perfect!

Gorgeous venue styling for the wedding breakfast in the Westminster Suite from Sorella Events Staffordshire Gorgeous venue styling for the wedding breakfast in the Westminster Suite from Sorella Events StaffordshireCapturing the entrance to the beautiful reception at Weston Hall Capturing the entrance to the beautiful reception at Weston Hall Capturing the entrance to the beautiful reception at Weston Hall

Documenting the wedding speeches is always one of my favourite times of the wedding, and with the fabulous reactions from all of the speeches, I was treated to so many great moments to capture!

Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall Documentary photographs of the wedding speeches at Weston Hall

Leaving everyone to enjoy the wedding breakfast, it was great to explore the gardens of Weston Hall, with the lambs coming over for an investigation.

Countryside wedding venue Countryside wedding venue

Spending time capturing the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast and reception at Weston Hall…only to spot the groom ‘borrowing’ a ladies earring and realising his old piercing was still open…hilarious!!

Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding reception at Weston

From the meal I always love to take time with my bride and groom for further portraits in the golden light of the evening, and these produced some of my favourite images from Becky + Ryan’s day…

Golden light portraits on the early evening with the bride and groom Golden light portraits on the early evening with the bride and groom Golden light portraits on the early evening with the bride and groom

From the few minutes with Becky + Ryan, it was soon back to letting everyone relax and capture the story of the evening, with the guests making the most of the fabulous Mirror Booth photobooth! You can actually hire a similar booth from my good friends at Design Elegance – do check them out!

Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the evening reception at Weston

Capturing the cutting of the gorgeous cake from Gordons Cakes! It truly matched the bouquet from Sorella Events perfectly!

Capturing the cutting of the gorgeous cake from Gordons Cakes! It truly matched the bouquet from Sorella Events perfectly!

I do love the dance floor at Weston Hall, with entertainment from the ever professional Blaze Entertainment.

Creative photographs of the first dance on the marble dance floor at Weston Hall Creative photographs of the first dance on the marble dance floor at Weston Hall Creative photographs of the first dance on the marble dance floor at Weston Hall Creative photographs of the first dance on the marble dance floor at Weston Hall

My coverage concluded shortly after the first dance for Becky and Ryan, but I couldn’t resist bringing them back to the gardens for a final evening portrait session to conclude their story…

Creative evening portraits to bring the wedding story of Becky and Ryan to a wonderful end Creative evening portraits to bring the wedding story of Becky and Ryan to a wonderful end Creative evening portraits to bring the wedding story of Becky and Ryan to a wonderful end Creative evening portraits to bring the wedding story of Becky and Ryan to a wonderful end

Thank you so much for inviting me to share your day Becky and Ryan, I truly had the most amazing time with you both and all of your gorgeous friends and family, truly some of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet…

To talk to me about your plans, or to discuss me being your Weston Hall Stafford Wedding Photographer, please do get in touch by email or indeed call on 07834978905.

 

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

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