October 2017 saw my first visit to the beautiful Rodbaston Hall near Penkridge. Set in 444 acres of picturesque Staffordshire countryside Rodbaston Hall was built in the 1800s and boasts two impressive gardens and some fantastic architecture. It now sits within the grounds of South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston Campus which includes their floristry department who provided the flowers for the day.
Angela & Jonathan couldn’t have picked more perfect weather and the time of year meant there were some amazing colours in the grounds outside the main house.
Rodbaston Hall Wedding Photography
This wedding was a little different as the couple arrived together after their guests who had gathered in the driveway ready to greet them. This meant no bride prep and with a 3:30pm ceremony it was a bit of a later start than usual for me and gave me a chance to walk around the grounds and take in the autumn colours.
Guests started to gather from 2:30pm and mingled in the main drive outside the front doors as the children played in the front garden.
The couple arrived together in style at 3pm in a wonderful 60 year old Austin A35. It originally belonged to the groom’s grandfather and they’d spent 3 years getting it ready. They greeted everyone before going into their meeting with the registrar at the same time. Then, in keeping with the style of the day so far, they both walked down the aisle together. It’s the first time I’ve had a couple arrive together and walk each other down the aisle. I love anything at weddings that’s different and makes the day unique to the couple as it always makes for some great pictures.
In the evening the new Mr and Mrs Starling has something else a little different planned as Jonathan’s old band, Bad Hair Days, got together and played a set before the main band took over. This was one of the highlights of the day for me as it was fun to capture and you got the sense the guys were having a great time playing together.
The evening was finished off with live music from Provocateurs who are one of the best live bands I’ve seen at a wedding for a long time, with the added bonus of a live saxophone which we got on the dance floor at one point.
Below are a selection of pictures from the day.
Getting Married At Rodbaston Hall?
If you’re having a wedding at Rodbaston Hall and would like your day photographed in a true documentary style like I did for Angela and Jonathan, I’d love to hear from you.