bride and groom kissing with a sun flare

Off to the dreamy splendour of Micklefield Hall in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire I trotted for the wedding of these two lovely people. Rather excitingly, John the bridegroom is a jeweller so the bride, Sophie, had some rather marvellous designs to adorn herself with. 

Being, on the whole, a Surrey wedding photographer, I’d never been to Micklefield before. I came to meet Sophie and John through their best man, whose sister Camilla, I had photographed a few years before. I am always grateful for a friendly referral. 

Sophie and John had been together for seven years, surviving the itch ;), and had gotten engaged in January. Their day was a little different, beginning with an intimate blessing with a few family members at 10.30am in front of an outdoor fire. The full ceremony then took place in the afternoon, 90 guests watching as they tied the knot in the most tranquil setting, the lakeside folly – probably one of the most stunning outdoor services I have ever covered, made even more special for Sophie and John by the fact that it was John’s brother, presiding over the service.  

A lot of airmiles had been racked up to be present at this wedding, John’s brother and his family flying from New Zealand and Sophie’s sister and children flying from Australia. 

I took the getting ready shots after the informal blessing, Sophie with her sister Charlotte and her Maid of Honour Catherine. At the time it was a bit touch and go as to whether the weather would allow the ceremony to be held outside, but the Gods were looking down upon them as by midday the rain had cleared. 

Micklefield Hall was such a phenomenal location with so many beautiful backdrops for photos, the gardens, the lawn and we managed a confetti walkthrough with all the guests as well as some lovely couple shots. I also must mention the drinks and canapes, which were heavenly, just like the location, catered by Kalm Kitchen in Guildford. 

When it came to the first dance, John had told me there were just doing “a shuffle”, which was a gross understatement! It was a full-on routine with lots of kisses and laughter throughout, making everyone’s hearts sing. Sophie and John looked absolutely smitten with each other for the whole day, enjoying every single minute. Their wedding was a real joy to document. And with the champagne having flowed all day the celebrations carried on into the night, a great party (and probably a few sore heads the next day). After all, what else are weddings for, if not to celebrate?

Thank you and congratulations Mr & Mrs Watson. You were fabulous. 

Wedding shoes
black and white make up shot
Wedding make up being applied, wedding morning
wedding morning, bride with her bridesmaids
b&w image of bridal prep, natural light
Bridal prep, wedding mornign, surrey wedding photographer
bridal party walking towards the wedding ceremony at Micklefield Hall
Bride and her mum walking towards the groom for the wedding ceremony at Micklefield Hall
wedding ceremony at Micklefield Hall
Bride and groom, wedding confetti at Micklefield Hall
Bride and groom, couple portraits
couple portraits, sunflare, surrey wedding photographer
Couple portraits at Sunset.
couple portraits at sunset
couple portraits, anna b photography
Bride & groom, Couple portraits
Couple portraits for the wedding of sophie and john at MIcklefield hall
first dance, wedding day
Night time, couple photo, off camera flash, reflection

Brides dress – https://www.bridesofberkhamsted.com/

Florist – https://www.andrewflemingflorist.net/

Make up Artist – http://www.theperfectmarriage.co.uk/