I’ve been shooting weddings for ten years now and I suppose there comes a time where very few places really blow me away. Please don’t get me wrong; I have plenty of favourite venues around Shropshire but it’s been a while since I’ve been truly surprised by anywhere. When I first arrived at Hawkstone Hall, I was almost speechless with my jaw on the floor as the place was so stunning. Not just nice, not just pleasant, but really, really stunning.

And then you couple that with Sarah and Laurie who are basically two of the most genuinely wonderful people I have ever met and you have this awesome wedding extravaganza. As soon as I met them it felt like we’d been friends for years as they are so welcoming and lovely. This wedding was incredible; out of this world venue, great weather, wonderful suppliers and a whole host of other things that went ‘right’ but above all, it was all so amazing because of the people. Not just Sarah and Laurie but their families and their friends. Weddings are always great but when you get let ‘in’, they become something else.

I could blog hundreds of images from this wedding but I’ll try not to get carried away…

Hawkstone Hall and Gardens wedding venue


Venue: Hawkstone Hall

Bride’s dress (boutique): Maria Modes

Hair by Mikki

Make-up: jules daniels

Bridesmaids’ dresses (boutique) www.goddiva.co.uk

Groom’s suit Moss bros



Wedding cake by Mother of the groom

Flowers www.galleryflowers.co.uk

Transport Silverline cars

Buses from www.routemaster4hire.co.uk

Stationery by the bride

Entertainment Jonny Rocket and the Planeteers