Laura + AJ’s Holy Trinity + Village Hotel Walsall Wedding
Walsall Documentary Wedding Photographers Stuart James
Although a Walsall wedding photographer, it’s not all that often I get to work in my home-town. It’s even less often that I get to start by coverage so close to home too!
Laura + Anthony commissioned me to capture their wedding at Holy Trinity Church ahead of their wedding reception at The Village Hotel Walsall, wanting to capture the real emotion of the wedding – and I think we managed to do precisely that :-)
On the lead up to the wedding, I got to spend a little time with Laura + AJ, and their beautiful family over Cannock Chase.
Using the engagement shoot, to also be a family shoot, really added to the connection ahead of the wedding, and I loved every second with them all:
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Come the day of the wedding, it was fabulous to be able to spend time capturing both the bridal and groomsmen preparations – though of course, I spent more time with the girls! I loved the plans for the day with an afternoon wedding leading straight into a relaxed evening reception – in a room that looked INCREDIBLE, styled to perfection by Dani’s Wedding Party Angels – the whole day was beautiful!
Laura and AJ currently live down the road from Laura’s parents, which added to the story. With Laura being looked after with Sam on hair duties and Kate Reynolds on makeup the ladies were all looking fabulous. When I saw Laura’s dress, I was blown away, and knew we would get one timeless reaction from AJ at the church!
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Laura and AJ’s wedding was a fantastic, big family affair and them saying ‘I do’ seemed to be the perfect way to celebrate their imperfect family of 6! While the flower girls were getting ready with the stunning Bride, the Groomsmen were busy buttoning up their suits from Kevin Paul and were looking rather smart!
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It’s one of the most heartfelt moments on someone’s wedding day, and Laura’s dad did not disappoint. A look of pride, joy and happy tears came across his face when he saw how amazing Laura looked as she arrived down the stairs!
After a few rwonderful and emotional moments happened for me to capture forever, the cars from Xtreme Limo’s were here to collect the bridal party who looked beautiful in their dresses supplied from Made By Angels and take them the perfect wedding venue that is Holy Trinity Church.
Holy Trinity Church Wedding
What an arrival! With all the guests at the church and ring security on hand, rocking his sunglasses and also giving his sister some much-needed support, it was time for the bride to arrive, and arrive she did!
What a brilliant moment to capture when Laura and her dad pulled up in a magnificent horse-drawn carriage from Elaine Barnard Horse Drawn Occasions.
With a bit of persistence and a push, the ring was on…hooray! Laura and AJ were now officially married.
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After the fantastic celebrations inside, it was terrific to get some quality time with the newly married couple and get some beautiful portraits for their wedding day. Not forgetting a gorgeous shot of Laura’s bouquet made by the brilliant Entwined.
Once I had finished photographing Laura and AJ, they were away in their horse-drawn carriage and off to The Village Hotel for their reception.
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The wedding decor was breathtaking, organised by Dani’s Wedding Party Angels the purple colour theme along with the fairy lights and ceiling drapes were a brilliant setting to get some fab shots. The fantastic 5 tier cake by A Sweet Slice, finished the whole look off brilliantly.
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What a touching moment for myself and Steve Lunn at Video Occasions to capture. Not only did we have the privilege of capturing Laura and AJ’s first dance and Laura’s dance with her Dad, but we also got to capture a surprise Mother and Daughter dance too.
While the party was in full swing in The Village Hotel, I managed to steal Laura and AJ away for some night time portraits. What a stunning ending to a beautiful day.
Laura and Anthony, what a HUGE pleasure it was to capture your wedding. From start to end, I had an absolute blast, and adore how the complete story has come together. You have one incredible family to be proud of, and being able to document such a special day for you all was amazing – thank you once again!
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