This is a little blog about one of our nearest & dearest wedding locations Blakelands Country House
Blakelands Country House, set in the heart of the South Staffordshire Countryside provides a beautiful venue for your wedding or special occasion. Set in ten acres of walled gardens, paddocks and lake, offering a unique and historic setting.
Emma & Joe chose Blakelands for their beautiful May wedding, we’ve put together a selection of images from their big day.
Emma & her bridesmaids arrived at Blakelands in the morning & made their way to ‘The Loft’ – a purpose built room, perfect to prepare for your wedding day. Featuring a kitchenette area with tea, coffee, soft drinks, and those wedding essentials a chilled Prosecco, bonbons, biscuits & snacks. What’s not to love?
Blakelands Country House is absolutely charming, constructed in 1722 & lovingly restored by the family that own & have conducted weddings here for nearly 30 years. This experience, knowledge & compassion is evident throughout our time working at Blakelands.
One of the Morgan family, either Paul, Heather, Chloe plus their A team of staff are on hand to assist to make your day run as smoothly as possible ~ you may even find a family pet around the grounds happy to see you too!
While the wedding preparations were underway, the finishing touches were being made to decorations, beautiful flowers by Clare’s Weddings & the scrumptious cake.
Emma & Joe had opted for an indoor ceremony & were married in the magnificent Victorian Maltings Barn, festooned by sparkling fairy lights, hessian bunting & lit by wrought iron chandeliers.
Guests made their way over to the barn & the ever handsome Joe nervously waited for the arrival of his beautiful bride Emma.
Liam Price, talented acoustic guitarist serenaded the bridesmaids & Emma & her Dad down the aisle.
Rapturous applause concluded the ceremony, we all loved the images captured of Emma & Joe walking down the aisle ~ beaming smiles & hands in the air!
The Staffordshire sunshine was beautiful & the celebrations continued, with canapés & drinks served on the lawn, an absolute wedding photographers dream ~ Blakelands has so many beautiful backdrops.
Liam continued to entertain guests in the garden, there was lots of music, laughter, catch up conversations with family & friends & much talk of how wonderful this long awaited wedding day is.
Time for guests to be invited back into the Maltings Barn to enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast & those anxiously awaited speeches… all brilliantly performed & enjoyed by all.
After the wedding breakfast we took the opportunity to take Emma & Joe over to the lake & into the main house for some more photographs. We think this is such a lovely time to take your wedding portraits, the nerves of the day have gone, it’s a nice time for you both to just take in the day as you walk round the grounds as we snap away.
As Emma & Joe wondered back to the courtyard it wasn’t long before evening guests were arriving & greeting the happy couple.
Liam was entertaining with his musical talents throughout the evening, this guy knows how to get the party started, we never fail to get amazing dance floor shots when we work with!
Evening buffet was served in the courtyard as guests enjoyed their food, conversation & flowing drinks, the most impressive array of colours of this May sun were setting to the backdrop of idyllic Blakelands.
A couple of night photos with the fantastic Emma & Joe in the grounds of this lovely venue ended the night for us perfectly.
What a fantastic day ~ thank you for having us along to capture your celebrations at Blakelands Country House.