Holy Trinity Church + The Village Hotel | Laura + Anthony

Two beautiful people with the most amazing little family, surrounded by a fabulous group of friends and family, and set in a venue styled to perfection - Laura + Anthony's wedding had it all!

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:

Cannock Chase Family Portrait Photographer

Relaxed natural portraits at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire by Documentary Portrait Photographer Stuart James Relaxed natural portraits at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire by Documentary Portrait Photographer Stuart James Relaxed natural portraits at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire by Documentary Portrait Photographer Stuart James Relaxed natural portraits at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire by Documentary Portrait Photographer Stuart James

Walsall Documentary Wedding Photographer

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!

Bridal Flowers and Bridal Accessories ready for wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Brides wedding dress, shoes and accessories at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Purple bridesmaids dresses and champagne ready for wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Brides bouqet and accessories at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James PhotographyBride gets hair done by female stylist ready for wedding at Holy Trinity Church and The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James PhotographyBridesmaid gets hair done by female stylist ready for wedding at Holy Trinity Church and The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James PhotographyBride gets hair done by female stylist ready for wedding at Holy Trinity Church and The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Flower girl having a drink before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride getting hair done before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaid and Flower Girl getting hair styled before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaids getting ready in garden before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James PhotographyBridesmaid and Flower Girl getting hair styled before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaids getting make up done and looking at jewelry before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride getting hair styled before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaids getting make up done before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride getting hair styled before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaids getting ready before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography

Creative Documentary Wedding Photography

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!

House for Groomsmen to get ready in before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom and Best Man getting Page Boys dressed before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Photo of family pictures hung on a wall before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom walking down stairs with wedding suit jacket before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom and Best Man help get each other ready and do cufflinks before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom and Best Man help get each other ready and do cufflinks before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom getting ready before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography House for Bridal Party to get ready in before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaid having hair styled before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaid having make up done before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaid having hair done before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Flower girls sitting together before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride having make up done before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride having make up done before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Framed message from Bride to her father before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James PhotographyBride and bridesmaids getting ready before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Flower girls dresses hanging in window before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Creative documentary wedding photography at The Village Hotel in Walsall by Walsall Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Beautiful Walsall Wedding Photographs

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.

Father of bride see bridesmaids and bride before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride has veil put in hair before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of bride see bridesmaids watch flower girls come down the stairs before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of bride see's Bride coming down the stairs before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of bride see's Bride coming down the stairs before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of bride see's Bride coming down the stairs before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaids see bride before wedding at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests arrive at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Limousine ready to take Bridal party to wedding at Holy Trinity Church before reception at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Limousine ready to take Bridal party to wedding at Holy Trinity Church before reception at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaid arrive at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bridesmaid arrive at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall

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. 

Groom and Page Boys wait at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Page Boy and Flower girl hold hands at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Father of the bride arrive by horse and carriage at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Father of the bride arrive by horse and carriage at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride gets our of horse and carriage with Bridesmaids at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Groom and Best Man wait for Bride at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Enter the bridal party at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Page Boys and Bridesmaids enter Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall before the Bride, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Groom see Bride walking up the aisle at Holy Trinity Church, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Groom waits for Bride at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom smile at each other at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom smile at each other at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom exchange vows at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom exchange vows at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom exchange vows at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom exchange vows and rings at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom exchange vows at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall

With a bit of persistence and a push, the ring was on…hooray! Laura and AJ were now officially married.

Bride and Groom kiss after being pronounced as married at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom kneel at altar at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom sign wedding register at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom leave church as a married couple as wedding guests look on at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom leave church as a married couple as wedding guests look on at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, EccleshallBride and Groom leave church as a married couple and hold hands at the exit at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall

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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.

Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits together at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits with flower girls and page boys at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits with flower girls and page boys at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride poses for outside portrait at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride with bridal bouquet of cream roses and purple flowers at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for outside portraits at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Wedding guests throw confetti over Bride and Groom at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Wedding guests throw confetti over Bride and Groom at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Carriage Horses dressed in Purple head pieces waiting for pull wedding carriage to The Village Hotel, Walsall at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall Bride and Groom pose for photos in horse and carriage at Holy Trinity Church in Eccleshall, photo by Stuart James Photography at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall

Village Hotel Wedding Photographs

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.

Horse and Carriage pull up with Bride and Groom at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James PhotographyVenue decorated with purple table runners and Love sign, The Village Hotel Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Top table at The Village Hotel decorated with Purple table runners and personalised champagne glasses , Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Cake table at The Village Hotel, cake decorated with Purple flower and Mr and Mrs cake topper, Venue decorated with purple table runners and Love sign, The Village Hotel Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom walk down corridor with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom greet wedding guests with drinks at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding guests take their seats at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding guests take their seats at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding guests take their seats at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of the Bride says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of the Bride says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of the Bride says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of the Bride says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of the Bride says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom says his speech to Bride and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom hands out presents to bridal party at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom says his speech to Bride and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom hugs best man at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom says his speech to Bride and Wedding Guests and performs a toast at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom kisses his wife at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Best Man says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Best Man says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Best Man says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Best Man says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Best Man says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Best Man says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Best Man says his speech to Bride and Groom and Wedding Guests at the top table at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom cut their wedding cake dressed with purple flowers at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography

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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.

Bride and Groom have their first dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom have their first dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom have their first dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom have their first dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Father of the Bride have their first dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Father of the Bride have their first dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Mother of the Bride have an emotional dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Mother of the Bride have a surprise dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Mother of the Bride have a surprise dance at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bridesmaid and Partner dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Father of the Bride sits with Page boy at The Village Hotel in Walsall by Walsall Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Creative documentary wedding photography at The Village Hotel in Walsall by Walsall Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wedding Guests eating chocolate fondue at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Groom with Flower Girl at The Village Hotel in Walsall by Walsall Wedding Photographer Stuart James Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Wedding Guests dancing at The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography

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.

Bride and Groom pose for night time portrait outside The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography Bride and Groom pose for night time portrait outside The Village Hotel, Walsall, photo by Stuart James Photography

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!

 

Contact Village Hotel Walsall Wedding Photographers Stuart James : info@stuartjamesphoto.co.uk : 0800 331 7741 : 07834 978905

 

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