Micklefield Hall weddings are gorgeous. Even more, when the bride is the the sister of a previous bride. It is genuinely nice when I photograph weddings and I already know at least one side of the family. Micklefield Hall is also a venue that I have enjoyed working at before. It has changed since my first wedding there. A beautiful barn has now replaced the gorgeous permanent marquee overlooking the fields. The venue looks even better than it used too, with an area for the bride to get ready at. I was very much looking forward to the wedding of E & J
My morning started capturing a few wedding photos of the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready before heading to the church. It was lovely to be at the church and recognise faces from the wedding I did for the bride’s sister about 5 years before. Children were running around and there was good energy at the church. Guests filtering in and saying hello to family members and old friends. I love witnessing people seeing each other after some time. The genuine smiles and hugs are something that I really value and enjoy documenting.
The bride arrived on time and her arrival to the altar was preceded by children and bridesmaids walking down the aisle. The service in itself was beautiful with many nice moments. After the bride and groom said their I do’s and signed the register, it was time for them to leave the church to a confetti throw and then head back to the venue
Guests were welcomed to drinks and canapés on their arrival to Micklefield Hall. The weather was playing a bit at this time, and the outdoor reception had to move in for a short while. This however, did not dampen the mood and everyone was in great spirits. It was great to see adults and kids alike enjoying the day. As guests were heading for the sit down wedding breakfast, the bride, groom and I went for a few portraits, coming back just in time for the guests to welcome them in. There are so many gorgeous spots at Micklefield Hall for photography. The wedding breakfast was great! Some tables were doing drinking games, whilst others were busy chatting and catching up with each other. There was a really good vibe and there was also some live music.
After the meal, it was time for wedding speeches. This is one of my favourite parts of the day. I am always excited to learn something new about the bride and groom. I like also the originality of the speeches. All speeches were great but I was very touched by the speech of the maid of honour, the bride’s sister. It was accompanied by a slideshow, retracing many of their childhood stories as well as more current one’s. it was very touching, hearing the real love and bond between them. There is still a line that I remember (not word by word). It was something like: ” And as when you were little, I will always be here to pick you up if you fall down” – or something like that. It touched me and I hope that my boys have the same relationship that these two sisters have when they grow up.
After a short break after dinner, it was time for dancing. E &J chose their guests well as there were many people on the dance floor after the first dance. It was great to see people dancing to the the great band that the bride and groom had secured for their wedding day. I stayed for a while after the first dance before heading home.
Below are some of my favourite photographs from their wedding day. Micklefield Hall weddings are really beautiful and it was a pleasure to document the wedding of E & J. I really hope that you like these photos and if you are getting married at Micklefield Hall (or any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you.