Staffordshire Wedding Photography: L&J at Blakelands Country House

January 10, 2022

Lindsey and James tell us all about their special day, they are fellow Disney fans and I knew we were gonna get on superbly! Im so glad they chose me as their wedding photographer.

We tied the not at Blakleands Country House on 10.09.2021. This was our fourth wedding date due to COVID restrictions and the staff could not have been more helpful or accommodating during our wedding planning. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and we fell in love with the venue from the first time we visited back in 2018. The bridal loft was a huge selling point for me for getting ready on the morning of our wedding! The venue is about 25/30 minutes from our home and set in the gorgeous South Staffordshire Countryside. There are so many beautiful places for photo opportunities both inside and out of the venue that we were spoilt for choice.

What was the best part of the wedding planning process?

With all the Covid-19 restrictions, the wedding planning was particularly stressful. We had 4 wedding dates between May 2020 and September 2021 so we had to make quite a few changes with our suppliers and guest numbers. We are so glad that we decided to hold out for restrictions to ease off, so that we could have the best day we could imagine. Music and dancing was super important to us with us both being in the Performing Arts industry. Although our Main Hen and Stag Do’s got cancelled one of my favourite parts of the wedding planning was getting to celebrate lots of Mini Hen Do’s with my family, friends and Dance School Pupils. We also really enjoyed getting to go to Blakelands multiple times for their Wedding Fayres which always got us excited for our big day!

What styling did you eventually go for and why?

Blakelands Country House is a gorgeous Staffordshire Wedding Venue and has a beautiful rustic barn style room for their ceremonies and receptions so we went with a vintage floral theme to match the style of the venue. We also tied in a sprinkling of Disney with some of our centrepieces and Table Plan.

How did you find your photographer and what was the most important factor in the perfect match for you?

Due to our Wedding postponements we were introduced to Sheryl through another Staffordshire wedding photographer and we would both agree that we found the perfect photographer for us. Sheryl absolutely made our day and everyone commented how efficient she was gathering the troupes for family photos and ensuring everything ran so smoothly. We felt so at ease in front of the camera and the different locations she picked in and around the venue for us to pose with were perfect. Nothing was too much trouble and she slotted into our day like a member of the family! We feel like we have known her for years! Together we share a massive love of Disney and she really captured our day like it was our own fairytale! We are so grateful for all she has done for us and capturing the magic of our special day

What was the most memorable part of the wedding day?

I was so stressed about the weather so we were over the moon that we could get married (as we’d hoped) in the beautiful grounds outside at Blakelands Country House, Staffordshire. It was also amazing to have James and his band play for us on the evening. Our guests were so surprised when I joined them on the drums after practicing in secret for many weeks prior! The dancefloor was buzzing all evening!

Any top tips for future brides?

Enjoy every moment it goes so quickly! Cherish the moments spent with all your favourite people who are surrounding you with so much love and happiness!


Venue: http://blakelands.co.uk/

Florist & Venue Styling: https://claresweddings.com/

Dress shop: https://www.2haveand2holdforever.com/

Dress designer: Mori Lee

Suits: https://www.peterposh.co.uk/

Hair: Clares of Compton – Rachel Bruerton

Makeup: https://thestableshairandmakeup.com/ – Eleanor Nicholls

Cake maker: @Fantasticake

Nails: @SamanthaRudgeBeautyTherapist

Band: @WanderingWings

Ice Cream Van: @ Paul Leo’s Ice Cream Events



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