Weston Park Wedding – Richard and Emily

Weston Park Wedding photographer

If you’re planning A wedding at Weston Park in Staffordshire, you’ll love this wedding for inspiration & ideas!


The entire wedding was booked and took place with 6 weeks of planning and preparations, although they had been engaged for much longer, a wedding date hadn’t been set as they felt no rush saying I do. During the Covid-19 pandemic, with lockdown restrictions lifted at the time to allow weddings with a guest maximum of 30, they came to the realisation that they were ready for our next step in life, and to get married and go on to start a family. After speaking with the vicar they decided on an intimate wedding on 19th September 2020, with their closest friends and family invited.

Their main focus was to create the wedding they had always dreamed of; full of love, emotion and celebration and they’re so glad to say they achieved everything they could have wanted – they wouldn’t change a thing!



Richard and Emily were married at St Lawrence’s Church, Coppenhall just a short walk from their home walk (approximately 2-3 minutes). It’s a beautiful, small Grade II  listed parish church in the countryside that they both walk past almost daily. To get married there really was a dream come true for both of them.

Emily worse a timeless white dress with embellished veil and shoes and Richard a black suit with tails. He also had wore a gold pocket watch to wear on the day, a present from his mum.  Emily walked to the church from their home with her dad, followed by members of the family and neighbours wished her well from their doorsteps. 

Due to covid-19 restrictions at the time there were no hymns, but the vicar delivered readings throughout. For music, they kept it very traditional with an organist playing the wedding march.



Weston Park is just a stunning venue! the couple arrived in style via the Morgan car they had hired for the weekend. A harpist played as guests milled around outside in the perfect weather and heat for the time of year. We made use of the venue with some portraits inside and also walking around the stunning grounds as the sun went down giving us the best golden hour!



The wedding breakfast was set in the most incredible room! you can see some of the images below how amazing this looked! Emotional speeches followed the meal and a first dance in a huge grand room was the penultimate part of the day as the most amazing firework display closed the day. It really was a stunning day from start to finish and the pictures below tell this story.


Shortly after receiving their wedding photos I received these words from the newly married couple!

“James is incredibly talented, which you can see from the imagery on his social media accounts and website. Our wedding photos were everything we could have wanted and more! He made us both feel so relaxed on the day and our preview photos were with us so quickly! Looking through our full collection of images now, we are both so happy. Thank you so much James! Highly recommended for natural, beautiful imagery.

Thank you so much both! This kinds of feedback is why I do this job! It was my absolute pleasure to capture your special day.



Take in every moment, it really does fly by! Relax and enjoy, everything will be perfect. To anyone tempted by a wedding with smaller guest numbers but unsure, in our experience the love that filled the room that day was enough for 1000 guests – Go for it!


Weston Park Wedding photographer



Photographer – James Merrick Photography  https://www.jamesmerrick.co.uk/

Filmmaker – Sam Holland, Route 89 Video Production  https://www.route89videoproduction.com/

Venue – Weston Park  https://www.weston-park.com/

Florist – Lavender, Penkridge  https://www.lavenderflorist.co.uk/

Cake – Suzanne Thorp, The Frostery  https://thefrostery.co.uk/index.html

Outfits – Bride: Ethereal Bridal Penkridge  https://www.etherealdresses.co.uk/  Groom: Peter Posh Suits  https://www.peterposh.co.uk/

Brides shoes – Jimmy Choo  https://www.jimmychoo.com/en/home

Confetti – Adamapple Confetti chttps://www.adamapple.co.uk/

Entertainment – Nerys Hewitt (Harpist)  https://www.neryshewitt.com/

Stationery – Louise Sinclair, Fine Art Calligraphy http://fineartcalligraphy.co.uk/ 

Hair – Francesco’s Weeping Cross  https://www.francescogroup.co.uk/salons/weeping-cross/

Décor/Hire – Susan, The Midlands Events Company (Candles, charger plates, seat pads/organza)  https://www.themidlandseventscompany.co.uk/

Wedding car – Williams Automobiles (Morgan Vintage Car)  https://www.williamsautomobiles.com/morgan/

Fireworks – Jackflash Fireworks  http://www.jackflashfireworks.co.uk/


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Are you getting married at Weston Park soon? It’s such a beautiful grand venue!  if so, drop me a message & let’s talk.

Enjoy a selection photo’s from my time with Richard & Emily below! It’s always my aim to tell the perfect visual story of your day.

You can also see a slideshow of their day here also, each couple that book me get one of these and they engage so much emotion as you watch the day back.


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