This Romantic Sandon Hall Wedding is Straight Out of a Fairytale

December 27, 2023 | justine

When Susan and Jean Claude discovered their dream wedding venue, it was an instant “it’s the one” moment. They set their eyes on the place, and it was like finding the missing puzzle piece. The connection was so strong, giving the couple dreamy vibes similar to those in Bridgerton–a show the bride absolutely adores. Without a second thought, they signed on the dotted line and never looked back.  Their Sandon Hall wedding was like stepping into a real-life fairytale, filled with timeless elements. This romantic celebration had everything they could wish for and more.

The couple’s vision was seamlessly brought to life by a team of experts, ensuring flawless execution, with the Neo-Jacobean mansion setting the perfect stage for their grand day. For the garden ceremony, minimal decor was needed amidst the manicured grounds, offering a naturally enchanting backdrop overlooking the countryside and rolling hills. Stepping into the library for the reception, the ornate space was beautifully complemented with elegant tablescapes of low centerpieces and flickering taper candles.

If you dream of having a storybook celebration that mirrors your unique style as a couple, let this Sandon Hall wedding be your source of inspiration. Junebug members Evi & Jo beautifully captured every magical moment of this breathtaking day, and we’re excited to share it all with you right here.

The Couple:

Susan + Jean Claude

The Wedding:

Sandon Hall, Sandon, Stafford

Timeless “Less Is More” Bridal Style

For my wedding day look, I was all about keeping it sleek and simple. I chose a plain satin dress with zero frills because I love that clean elegance. For my makeup, I went for the ‘less is more’ approach—just really natural and fuss-free. I just wanted to feel like myself but on a perfect day.

The Moment the Bride Knew They Had to Have a Sandon Hall Wedding

Wow, the first time I saw Sandon Hall, it gave me those dreamy Bridgerton feels. And I’m not kidding when I say I’m head over heels for that show. Picture this: I’m in the Netherlands, endlessly scrolling for UK venues because that’s where my other half is from. I saw some pretty spots online, but nothing hit home until Sandon Hall popped up. I saw the photos, and bam! I could practically hear the wedding bells. It was like I could see our whole day unfolding there. And when we finally checked it out in person? Major goosebumps. It was so clear this was our place. We barely waited two minutes before saying, “Yep, this is it. We’re getting married here.” It just felt right

A Personal and Emotional Ceremony Led By a Family Friend

The most unforgettable bit of the day? It’s got to be the ceremony. It was so emotional—there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience, including myself, and everyone was talking about it after. We made our ceremony super personal by having a family friend of my husband’s officiate, Revd Dr Alycia Timmis. She is very close and dear to our family, so it felt special and heartfelt. The whole vibe was intimate and emotional, like we were in the best hands for one of the biggest moments of our lives. 

Advice From the Couple to Manage Wedding Planning Stress

I went full-on solo with the planning and didn’t have a point person for the big day–which, looking back, was kind of like walking a tightrope without a net. So, tip number one: get yourself a go-to buddy for any day of drama. And tip number two, as corny as it sounds: seriously, soak up every second. I mean, savor those moments like your favorite dessert because the day zips by at lightning speed.

Bringing Their Dream Celebration to Life With the Help of Exceptional Vendors

Each vendor involved in our wedding truly exceeded our expectations. We were incredibly fortunate to collaborate with such a skilled and dedicated group of professionals who contributed immensely to the success of our day. Working with Evi & Jo was like a dream come true. They are the most loving people you will ever meet. They were incredible. Not only did they nail their photo and videography duties, but they also went above and beyond helping out with stuff that wasn’t their job. It was like they could read my mind—they just got what I wanted without me having to say a word. I highly recommend them; their work is absolutely stunning.

Kicking Back and Enjoying the Festivities

Right after we tied the knot, snapped pics, and made it through dinner when all the formal stuff was out of the way, something extraordinary happened. That’s when our sax player started doing his thing, and the cocktails began flowing. I can’t even describe that feeling. All the stress from planning the wedding for almost two years just melted away. I could finally kick back, soak it all up, and dance my heart out.

The Wedding Team:

Photography + Videography – Evi & Jo
Drone Photography – Niki Jarvill
Venue – Sandon Hall
Floral Design – Flowers by Breige
Catering – Vanilla in Allseasons
Cake – TSP Cake
DJ – The Estate Boys
Live Music – Finesse Piano & Cello
Makeup Artist – Katie Dootson
Hair Styling – Bridal Hair By Lindsay
Wedding Dress – Koonings
Bridal Accessories + Rings – Bellini Diamonds
Transportation – Robinsons Coach Travel


Congratulations to Susan and Jean Claude on their romantic Sandon Hall wedding. A special thank you to Junebug members Evi & Jo for expertly capturing all the precious moments this couple will cherish forever. For more of their incredible work, be sure to check out their profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.

From a breathtaking venue to elegant floral displays and personalized touches that carry special meaning—these timeless elements are essential for a wedding that will never go out of style. If you and your partner dream of an elegant, romantic celebration, you’ve landed in the right spot. We’ve got you covered with planning and budget guides to help you embark on the journey of turning your dream wedding into a beautiful reality.

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