Bagnall Village Hall is a gorgeous village hall in the rural setting of Leek in Staffordshire. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, and was the best choice for Emma and Jon’s wedding reception.
I began the day as usual by heading to bridal prep at Emma’s mum’s house. I always love photographing bridal prep, there’s always such a great vibe, all the excitement and nerves ahead of the big day! During bridal preparation’s Emma’s dad opened a bottle of bubbly for them all to enjoy, whenever champagne is opened I’m always prepped with my camera. Emma’s dad opening the champagne turned out to be one of my favourite images of 2016, it exploded absolutely everywhere, right next to Emma who was having her make up done! Thankfully it didn’t ruin anything and just made for an absolutely brilliant image!
After the vows had been said and the rings had been exchanged Emma and Jon made the short walk from St Chad’s church to Bagnall Village Hall. The village hall looked absolutely stunning! Village hall venues are some of my favourites, they’re a completely blank canvas so can be made to look however you’d like them to. Emma and Jon had done a lot of DIY with the venue, putting in lots of bunting and lots of flowers!
One of my favourite aspects of their special day was their wedding cake, they’d combined both of their styles and interests to create something really unique and really them. On one side was a traditional blinged up wedding cake and on the other side there was a Land Rover kicking up mud all over the other side of the cake!
For their couple shots we went for a short drive down the road to an area that overlooked some beautiful Staffordshire countryside. Village hall venues often don’t have grounds to use for couple portraits so it’s always a great idea to scout out a place that you’d like your portraits to take place before your big day. I loved photographing these two during their couple portraits, they were so lovely laughing together and just generally having the best day ever!
For their first dance Emma and Jon surprised everyone by having a confetti canon go off right in the middle of the dance. Confetti is always a great idea and confetti canons even more so! It looked absolutely amazing and created a really good atmosphere to kick off the rest of the evening!
Thank you so much Emma & Jon for having me photograph your wedding, it was brilliant! If you’re planning a village hall wedding, please get in touch, I’d love to photograph your big day!