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Zoe + Sy’s Pendrell Hall Wedding Photographs by Stuart James
Zoe + Sy’s wedding was three years in the planning – well, when you’ve been together for so long, there’s no rush!
I have to thank a good friend Mark Willis who is a magician I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many times for introducing me to Zoe + Sy. As a relative of Zoe, and also a good friend, he was perfectly placed to help them ;-) Thanks mate!
Zoe + Sy’s wedding was the most fantastic day to be part of, from the morning preparations right up to the end of the night!
It was back in February 2017 that I first met Zoe + Sy and we hit it off immediately. I’ve long said it’s vital to be comfortable with your photographer, and I felt like I could have known the couple for years!
Despite the three years of planning, however, it was only a few days ahead of the wedding we managed to get together for the pre-wedding shoot at Etching Hill (I love that setting!), but it set the tone for an amazingly relaxed day.
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My coverage of Zoe + Sy’s day began with the bridal party prep in the fabulous Love is Enough bridal room. However, with the wedding decor being taken care of by a close family friend, it was only right to capture the finishing touches coming together too!
The mixed emotions across the bridal party were fabulous to capture. From the bridesmaids being relaxed, and Zoe’s sister Katie and Father of the Bride Neil enjoying a Strongbow or two, Zoe was quite nervous. However, with Alison Foxall looking after the hair styling and Katie Ranford on Makeup, everything was in fabulous and capable hands :)
Bridal Prep Photographs by Staffordshire Wedding Photographer Stuart James
With the nerves still present, we were soon hit with another emotion when the best men brought a gift from the groom up for Zoe. I love capturing moments like these.
Zoe’s dress came from her auntie’s shop, the stunning Dream Days Bridal in Dudley. The gown was a truly remarkable choice.
Complimented with the bridesmaid’s gowns from Debenhams and the stunning Tuxedos from Kevin Paul, the whole wedding party looked stunning!
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With our bridal party ready for the ceremony, it was beautiful to witness and capture the excitement as the guests arrived for the wedding ceremony at Pendrell Hall.
As the weather had been changeable for the weekend, the planned outdoor ceremony moved indoors, but still looked stunning in the ceremony room.
With the music of Vyne String Quartet, everything was set for a fantastic ceremony!
With the bridal party ready, and the Father of the Bride suitably refreshed – well, it would have been a shame to leave the bottle standing there – it was time for the ceremony.
From being cool, calm and relaxed, the emotion was evident to see on Sy’s face. Always a moment I love capturing…
I love that Zoe’s nephew wanted to act as ring-bearer. He was so proud walking up with the rings – such a little star!
Signed sealed and delivered – there was only one way the afternoon could start, with a full-on confetti-bombardment!!
Relaxed Candid Photography
From the confetti and family groups, it was great to capture the guests relaxing and enjoying the drinks reception. With the weather back-on-side and the stunning setting of Pendrell, the guests loved the afternoon!
Creative Elegant Portraits around Pendrell Hall
Stealing a few minutes with our bride and groom, and with gorgeous light on our side, the portraits of Zoe + Sy were a joy to capture.
I adore Pendrell Hall, and with the night portraits we created, later on, it looked stunning!
Wedding Breakfast at Pendrell Hall
The wedding breakfast room looked stunning with the black and gold decor and that spectacular sign – I love how it filled the wall! Incredible!!
Zoe + Sy decided to have a little fun with their wedding breakfast and chose the Host a Roast from Jenkinson’s, and deliberately chose a few guests for their reactions – just a great choice!!
Creative Photographs of the Wedding Speeches
Photographing the speeches, with the fabulous reactions from the guests, has long been one of my favourite parts of the wedding narrative.
Capturing moments that tell the mood and take the viewer right back to what was said is fabulous!
Zoe + Sy’s speeches didn’t disappoint with an entertaining speech from the Father of the Bride before Sy took to the floor with a mix of laughter and tears before the moment was passed to the best men who did a fantastic job!
Relaxed Evening Reception at Pendrell Hall
With blue skies staying with us following the meal, the guests were able to make the most of the grounds at Pendrell Hall and enjoy the setting. With a roulette table from Royale Casino and a fabulous photo booth providing great entertainment for the guests, the evening was soon into full swing.
Fabulous Evening Reception at Pendrell Hall
From the must-have photo by THAT sign, it was time to cut the cake from The Strawberry Bakery. I love how the theme of the wedding was brought together entirely in the cake!
Following the first dance, it was seconds before the dance floor was full – and so it remained throughout the night!
The DJ hit the perfect feel for the crowd, and we were all treated to a fantastic night!
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The woodland forest at the front of Pendrell Hall looked stunning, and we just had to use it for a couple of portraits with Zoe + Sy.
There are a few photos I always love creating at Pendrell Hall with my couples to complete their stories – and I love how Zoe + Sy’s night-portraits came together.
Creative Fun Wedding Reception Photography
With the buffet cleared, it was back to the floor for the incredible, and crazy reception!
These guys knew how to have a good time, and I loved every second with them all!!
Zoe + Sy, can I once again thank you for entrusting your story to me. I’m so glad Mark introduced you to me, and I’m delighted I got to share your day. From start to end it was an absolute blast, and I love how your story has come together :)
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