On the morning of the wedding I met with Charlotte and her bridesmaids at Brook House Bed and Breakfast at Offley Brook near Eccleshall on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border. The four hundred year old former coaching inn was a brilliant space for bridal prep with loads of natural light flooding into the conservatory where Fiona Brunt was busy with makeup and Vicky M was teasing hair. It was a fun morning which featured photo props and plenty of prosecco.
With the preparations complete Charlotte and her dad made their way to the wedding venue in a classic white 1960’s Jaguar 420 which was from Wedding Cars Direct. Slaters Country Inn is an 18th century former farmhouse turned hotel and wedding venue in the Staffordshire countryside, just outside of Newcastle-under-Lyme. One of their more unique features is that the wedding ceremony takes place in the grounds of the hotel in a cosy New England style wooden house. For the ceremony Charlotte wore a beautiful white Mori Lee dress which was from Brides of Liverpool. The bridesmaids wore matching dresses which were from The Wedding Rooms, whilst Rob and his groomsmen were decked out in blue three piece suits from Gents Formal Wear. Music for the ceremony, and also the drinks reception, was provided by the brilliant Northern String Quartet who played a mix of traditional and contemporary music which fitted perfectly with the mood of the day.
After the ceremony everyone made their way into the garden for the drinks reception and canapés, whilst Charlotte and Rob made the most the vintage Jag by heading out for a quick spin. With the drinks quaffed and the nibbles noshed everyone then moved into the Briar Suite in the main hotel for a stunning three course wedding breakfast. For the evening reception the Briar Suite was cleared to make way for the dance floor and the team at Slaters manned the wood fired pizza oven out in the garden. Here’s a few pictures from Charlotte and Robs wonderful wedding . . .