Last Friday Hamish and I joined Dapinder + Alex for their wedding photos at Sandon Hall near Stafford, in the heard of Staffordshire in the midlands!
It’s the first time we’ve shot here and Sandon Hall is AMAZING! It’s a 19th-century country mansion that still belongs to a family – the seat of the Earl of Harrowby to be preceise – and is a Grade II* listed building set in 400 acres of parkland! So after a long turn down the winding drive, past an on site church and fields of sheep, you end up outside this mammoth stack like something out of Downton Abbey! And inside is just as sophisticated, with sweeping staircases, rooms overflowing with antiques and walls adorned with guilt paintings. It’s a dream location for a funky weddings and receptions and is also exclusive hire, so it’s free of any distractions!
And Daps + Alex threw quite a shindig too! It was one of those wonderful Anglo/Indian weddings bringing together the best of both worlds in a riot of colour and fun!
The first half was traditionally western, with white dress and all and I joined the girls for their preps at Sandon Hall, while Hamish joined Team Groom at Alex’s dad’s house just outside Stafford. Then after a civil ceremony, a spot of confetti, a delicious 12 hour braised shin of beef and a round of fun speeches, it was time to bring in the Indian subcontinent to party! A change of dress into a magnificent red indian wedding dress and announced into the evening do by Bangra drummers, the rest of the night was a partying with arms in the air, only broken up by a yummy curry buffet!
We had a blast and so did Daps and Alex’s near and dear – so settle back with a cuppa of chai and enjoy my highlights slideshow of wedding photos at Sandon Hall below…
I’ll be uploading their full set of images to a password protected client area in just a few weeks, so if you’d like to be notified when all their images go live, register your interest at: clients.barnabyaldrick.com/DapinderAndAlex. (NB: I’ll only use your email address to notify you about their gallery)In the meantime, feel free to share this loveliness – share to Facebook using the buttons at the bottom (or copy and paste the web address URL into a status), or visit my Facebook page here to share, or hover over the images to pin to Pinterest too!
And as the slideshow can rattle past favourite pics, here are my fave photos from their special day at Sandon Hall…
Here’s wishing Daps + Alex a wonderful married life together and a fab honeymoon in Thailand & Australia!
Barnaby + Hamish
The suppliers involved in this wedding at Sandon Hall included the following:
Hair & Makeup: Ravita Pannu | Florist: Fine Flowers | Dress designer: Pronovias (dress purchased from Bridal Couture by Josephine) and Kiran’s Birmingham (for the evening outfit) | Cake maker: Gracie & Belle | Music/Entertainment: Kudos Music