Tipi Wedding at Sandon Hall | Charl + Caddy

A wedding set over not one but three fabulous locations! From the morning preparations at Sandon Hall, it was to the gorgeous country church of All Saints before the wedding breakfast at Sandon Hall...only to be topped by the awesome Tipi reception in the grounds! Just perfect!

Staffordshire Tipi Wedding

Charl + Caddy’s Beautiful Wedding at All Saints Church + Sandon Hall, with a gorgeous Tipi Reception

There are weddings each year that you look forward to…and Charl + Caddy’s day in June was one of them!!

I’ve known Charl + Caddy for a few years after I photographed Charl’s sister’s wedding at the gorgeous Weston Park a couple of years ago, and with the nicest families and the best group of friends, I just knew Charl + Caddy’s day was going to be something special…

When bringing together the plans for the day, a trip to see the Elite Tents Tipi setup led to quite the perfect wedding setting – Sandon Hall
With the wedding ceremony at the gorgeous Parish church of All Saints Sandon before the afternoon reception in the beautiful saloon at Sandon Hall, could there have been anything more perfect?

With the sun shining, and truly heating the day up, my coverage started capturing the preparations of Charl with her bridal party in the fabulous bedroom at Sandon Hall, overlooking the beautiful grounds, and the fabulous tipi setup!

Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

During the preparations the lovely Lynne arrived with the most perfect flowers for Charl’s day! 
If you’re looking for a florist, you MUST check out Fine Flowers – she is truly amazing!

Stunning flowers from Lynne at Fine Flowers for Charl's wedding at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning flowers from Lynne at Fine Flowers for Charl's wedding at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The atmosphere all morning was so incredibly relaxed and laid back. The girls were so much fun to be around and to photograph! 

The ladies on makeup and hair, Callie-Jo! and Kita from Couture, were so great at what they were doing, and also for keeping everything perfectly relaxed, and a lot of fun too!

Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Capturing the opening of gifts on the morning can often bring fabulous expressions to capture…though Charl’s face on seeing a gift receipt still in the bag…interesting! 

Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Charl + Hayleys mom Diane is such a fabulous lady, and being ‘one of the girls’ was great to capture her enjoying the wedding morning with everyone!

Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the finishing touches on hair and makeup, it was time for that stunning gown from Charlotte Thompson Bridal from the gorgeous designs of Susan Neville…and of course, a pair of Jimmy Choo’s to complete the look!

Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the morning preparations of the beautiful bride in the bedroom at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Perfectly on time, came the arrival of the Father of the Bride, Carl!

Capturing the arrival of the Father of the Bride to his waiting daughter at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the Father of the Bride to his waiting daughter at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the Father of the Bride to his waiting daughter at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the Father of the Bride to his waiting daughter at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

I remember speaking to Charl a few times at Bridal Fayres on the months leading up to the wedding day, and her search to find the perfect wedding cars for their day…and the search certainly paid off, as the cars from Barrie James (no relation!) were just sublime!

Stunning wedding cars from Barrie James at Sandon Hall in Staffordshire by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the preparations at Sandon Hall, it was a very short journey to the stunning All Saints Church in the grounds of Sandon Hall, to the waiting Caddy and his best man Skitty – those boys certainly looked very dapper indeed in their suits from Blooms Wolverhampton!

Capturing the arrival of the groomsmen and guests for the wedding at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the groomsmen and guests for the wedding at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the groomsmen and guests for the wedding at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the groomsmen and guests for the wedding at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the groomsmen and guests for the wedding at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the groomsmen and guests for the wedding at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the groomsmen and guests for the wedding at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

How perfect do those cars and dresses go together?!
Fabulous work Charl!! :)

Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

I love the expressions on Charl and Carl as they arrived…

Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the arrival of the bridal party at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

All Saints Church really is a stunning country church, and with having an understanding vicar that allowed both myself and Andy from Zeus Films to capture a fabulous natural record of the ceremony…

Telling the story of the wedding ceremony with unobtrusive documentary wedding photography at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Telling the story of the wedding ceremony with unobtrusive documentary wedding photography at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Telling the story of the wedding ceremony with unobtrusive documentary wedding photography at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

In an ‘oops’ moment, Hayley accidentally stepped on Charl’s veil as she entered the church, nearly ripping her head off…and proceeded to laugh through it! Awesome!!

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I adore the different angles you can photograph from during the ceremony at All Saints Church…

Telling the story of the wedding ceremony with unobtrusive documentary wedding photography at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Telling the story of the wedding ceremony with unobtrusive documentary wedding photography at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Telling the story of the wedding ceremony with unobtrusive documentary wedding photography at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

And what an exit! Lovely it Caddy!!

Telling the story of the wedding ceremony with unobtrusive documentary wedding photography at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wonderful congratulations as the guests greet the newly married couple at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wonderful congratulations as the guests greet the newly married couple at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Just love this shot!

Capturing the wonderful congratulations as the guests greet the newly married couple at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wonderful congratulations as the guests greet the newly married couple at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wonderful congratulations as the guests greet the newly married couple at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the wonderful congratulations as the guests greet the newly married couple at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From greeting the guests, it was time for the confetti run to the waiting cars…

Confetti fun to exit the church at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Confetti fun to exit the church at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Confetti fun to exit the church at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Confetti fun to exit the church at All Saints Church in Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James A short but gorgeous journey to Sandon Hall in Stafford captured by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

With the weather well and truly on our side as the guests arrived at Sandon, I just knew the afternoon was going to be something special!

Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative candid photographs of the guests enjoying the drinks reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Leaving the guests to bask in the sun and enjoy the drinks reception, I stole a few minutes with Charl + Caddy, heading to some of my favourite spots around the grounds which looked spectacular all in bloom…

Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Loved this touch…

Creative portraits of the beautiful Bride and Groom around the stunning grounds of Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

When you have the venue styling of Pumpkin Events tied in with the flowers of Fine Flowers, you’re set for a pretty incredible wedding breakfast setup… I don’t think I’ve ever seen the saloon looking better during the day… Sure, Harriet and Joe may have stolen the look for the night, but Charl + Caddy had the amazing tipi reception for that ;-) 

The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James The saloon looking quite perfect for the wedding breakfast, designed by Pumpkin Events and Fine Flowers at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

How amazing did that look! So many wonderful little touches…and I loved the names of the tables too…who doesn’t love gin!

Capturing the entrance to the beautiful reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the entrance to the beautiful reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Sorry Hannah, couldn’t resist a photographerbomb!

Capturing the entrance to the beautiful reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The signature ‘Caddy Entrance’!

Capturing the entrance to the beautiful reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the entrance to the beautiful reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I always love photographing speeches, and the deliveries from Carl, Caddy and Skitty didn’t disappoint!

Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Got to love it when the Mother of the Bride gets into it!

Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Documenting the Father of the Bride's speech and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the oratory skills of Carl, it was over to the man of the day, Mr Matthew Cadman!

Candid photographs of the Grooms speech at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the Grooms speech at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the Grooms speech at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Before it was the time of the best man Skitty…who skated ever so close to the mark, but steered the speech perfectly! Great job sir!

Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Bringing proceedings to a conclusion came Michael, Caddy’s Father in Law.

Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the speech of the best man and the fabulous guest reactions at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

It was fabulous seeing familiar faces and catching up with the lovely Hayley + Moz, and of course meeting their new arrival Freddy too!

Capturing the guests enjoying the reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the guests enjoying the reception at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James
After the wedding breakfast, it was time for a highlight of the afternoon, the quite incredible wedding cake from Miss Lola’s Bakehouse – Diane, the cake looked unbelievable!!

Stunning wedding cake from Miss Lolas Bakehouse at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding cake from Miss Lolas Bakehouse at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding cake from Miss Lolas Bakehouse at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Stunning wedding cake from Miss Lolas Bakehouse at Sandon Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James
From the elegance of Sandon Hall, it was to the sublimely decorated Tipi in the grounds of the hall for the reception…

Beautiful detailing for the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful detailing for the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful detailing for the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful detailing for the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful detailing for the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful detailing for the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful detailing for the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautiful detailing for the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

I don’t think there was anything that wasn’t thought of, and the Cocktail Bar/Van from Beetle Juice was inspired…and a great hit!

Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the Staffordhire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Before the night got truly started, I grabbed our Bride and Groom for a few minutes to grab a set of relaxed evening portraits in the front grounds of Sandon Hall before the Tipi reception got underway!

Relaxed evening portraits of the Bride and Groom before heading to the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed evening portraits of the Bride and Groom before heading to the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed evening portraits of the Bride and Groom before heading to the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed evening portraits of the Bride and Groom before heading to the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed evening portraits of the Bride and Groom before heading to the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed evening portraits of the Bride and Groom before heading to the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed evening portraits of the Bride and Groom before heading to the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed evening portraits of the Bride and Groom before heading to the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception at Sandon by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart JamesCapturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception Capturing the fun of the reception with candid photographs of the guests at the Staffordshire Tipi Wedding reception

As the night was getting underway, it was time to open the party with the first dance…and from there, the night never stopped! Just fabulous!

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From the first dance, the night did not stop…a full on party through to the end of the night! 
Here’s just the start of things…

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As if the night needed any encouragement, add in the fabulous band The Copicats truly threw things into another gear!

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I don’t think I’ve been to a better reception! Just immense!! 

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The Beetle Juice Cocktail bar still going strong into the night!

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I loved witnessing and capturing this little sequence with Carl getting the emotions flowing!

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Truly, what a night!

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And to close…

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Charl + Caddy, all I can say is thank you! I had the best time with you all! I knew your day was going to be something special, and it delivered above and beyond! 
So many perfect touches throughout, I really had the most amazing time documenting your wedding story.

To have a videographer I know and trust – and love working with! – alongside me in the form of Andy and Stefan from Zeus Films really added to the day for me, and I just adore the film they put together! 

Thank you once again Charl + Caddy and your friends and family! You are all awesome!

To talk to me about your own upcoming Staffordshire Tipi Wedding or indeed your Sandon Hall Wedding, please do get in touch, I would love to hear about your plans!

 

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

 

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