Amy and Matt’s summer wedding at Sandon Hall
A few weeks ago it was great to be back at the prestigious Sandon Hall for Amy and Matts wedding. Sandon Hall is one of the most impressive venues in the area, situated amongst acres of countryside and landscaped gardens.
The day began with me photographing Matt and his groomsmen as they got ready at The Swan hotel in Stafford town centre. It’s great to catch a few shots of the guys to help add to the story. Once I’d finished at the boys I headed over to see Amy whilst she got ready in the bridal suite at Sandon Hall.
Amy and Matt tied the knot in the Saloon room at Sandon Hall. They had a coulee of light hearted readings which is a great way to get family and friends involved in the wedding service.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the back garden. This gave me a great opportunity to capture lots of little moments and natural photographs. Amy and Matt had booked a marquee for their wedding breakfast and evening reception. This is the first time I’ve seen the marquee at Sandon hall but I have to say it worked very well, especially as the couple and their friends love to dance!
It was time for the wedding breakfast and then onto the speeches. Amy’s mum said a few words which was a nice break from tradition. I always enjoy showing the speeches. Guests reacting to the tales makes for excellent story-telling photographs.
The band soon set up and the couple showcased a light hearted first dance routine they had put together. It was great. As soon as the first dance was over the guests piled onto the dance floor for some of the most crazy dancing I’ve ever seen at a wedding.