Beth and Jon’s winter wedding took place last December at Somerford Hall – an elegant Georgian mansion set in over 200 acres of landscaped parkland in Stafford. Having stayed there the night before, Beth & Jon were very relaxed when I arrived and gave me a quick tour of the mansion. With the entire mansion at their disposal, this was the perfect venue for their wedding celebration with family & friends who had travelled from far and wide. With Christmas decorations up and photos of Beth & Jon and their families arranged all around the lounge, it really felt like the wedding took place in their own mansion! Their table themes incorporated their shared love of New York City and with Beth’s vintage dress & red birdcage fascinator from Fur Coat No Knickers and Jon’s navy suit & red tie, I could almost imagine them walking the streets of New York City, hand in hand, in the 1950s! With Beth’s Welsh roots, the evening was ended off on a very festive note with a Ceilidh (Gaelic folk music & dancing, in case you didn’t know) in the ballroom. I had a lot of fun photographing the Ceilidh but also wished I could join in (I’ve only been to one Ceilidh, and I loved it)!
Beth & Jon, thank you for sharing your wonderful wedding celebration & fun engagement shoot with me, I had an absolute blast!
** Blog readers: In case you’re wondering about the ‘Jon’ mask photos – his mates had these printed for his stag weekend and brought them to the wedding for guests to have fun with! Genius and really funny!**
Wedding day suppliers:
Wedding Venue: Somerford Hall (a big thank you to the team at Somerford Hall for looking after me)
Beth’s dress & gorgeous red birdcage fascinator: Fur Coat No Knickers
Beth’s red heels: Kurt Geiger
Hair & make up: DIY (Beth’s sister Elen and friend Ceri)
Music & entertainment: Aderyn Prin, Ceilidh Band
Catering: Somerford Hall (and the food was super yummy!)
Wedding cheese stack: Cheese at Leadenhall
Flowers & Stationary: DIY