This beautiful black-tie and evening dress wedding at Recommended Supplier venue, Birdsall House, is giving us serious regal vibes. James & Steven’s wedding was postponed due to Covid, but allowed them to move forward with their decision to adopt! Their beautiful son was actually born on what would have been their original wedding date (no, you’re crying), and made their day even more special. The stunning venue really spoke for itself, and they decorated simply, with florals throughout. With entertainment from Recommended suppliers, Entertainment Nation, and captured perfectly by Kazooieloki Photography, it’s one of those days that exude all the love (with plenty of style thrown in too). 

Birdsall House LGBTQ+ wedding

We created a 'hook-a-duck' for our table plan! Guests were encouraged to find their name tag on a duck, then hook it to find out their table number which was written underneath.

James & Steven


When a venue is this beautiful, it’s ok to leave the styling to a minimum! Adding beautiful florals throughout will elevate the look in the best way possible. James & Steven added personal touches (such as the hook-a-duck table plan), and allowed the rest to speak for itself!


We’ll leave this one to James & Steven: “There are so many decisions that you have to make during wedding planning; don't overthink them, as there are just so many, most of which won't matter when it comes to the big day!”


James & Steven opted for a black-tie and evening dress code. As they didn’t have best men or groomsmen, they knew it would tie everyone in perfectly together, and was in keeping with the incredible stately home venue. 

You know we love a smoke bomb couples portrait…

Our favourite moment was the speeches. Both fathers and both of us did speeches; each were perfectly balanced with humour, nostalgia, love and happy tears.

James & Steven

You can find Birdsall House over on our Recommended Suppliers, alongside Entertainment Nation & Kazooieloki Photography! If you’re loving James & Steven’s smoke bomb portraits, don’t miss our smoke bomb roundup with plenty of inspiration! 

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

Featured suppliers

Venue: Birdsall House | Videographer: Bouncing Ball Films | Wedding Band: Kikosi | Magician: Jordan O'Grady | Entertainment Hire: Entertainment Nation | 360 Degree Photography: Get Up And Dance | Singer & Pianist: Amelia Lewis | Florist: Ivy Florist | Catering: Chef Tom Coe | Hog Roast: The Striped Pig Company | Drink: Yorkshire Bartender | Wedding Cake: Where The Ribbon Ends | Grooms Suits: Michelsberg Tailoring

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