Micklefield Hall Wedding Photography – Eagle eyed regular readers of this blog (of which I’m not sure there are many apart from my mum…hi Mum!) might have noticed that I’ve been posting a lot of Micklefield Hall weddings recently. And they would be right – remarkably I had a run of 8 weeks where I was photographing at least one wedding there every weekend! I literally cannot think of a different wedding venue that I would rather virtually move into. As well as the obvious – the whole place is the most stunning place you could think of to hold (or photograph!) a wedding – the staff are the nicest people you could hope to meet.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. My day photographing Leonora and Tom’s wedding started at Leonora’s mum’s lovely home, where there were beautiful ladies and adorable kids getting ready in every room! The page boys were in the cutest traditional wedding outfits…I don’t even know the technical term for what they were wearing but they looked perfect! The grown up bridesmaids were in really stylish long blue dresses and fabulous blue and pearl headbands (I’m not sure why I’m describing this to you when there are gazillions of photos of them below which will do the fab outfits more justice than my words ever can…but google does like blog posts to have lots of words, so I do try and write a bit before showing all the photos!). Leonora looked incredible – I loved the long lace sleeves on her wedding gown.
The wedding service was in St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church just down the road in Chalfont St Peters. It was a fabulous church for photography (so much more room and light than some of the teeny churches I sometimes find myself in!) and the priest was very friendly and accommodating. Leonora and Tom grinned throughout the whole ceremony which was a total joy. The beaming newlyweds emerged from the church to cascades of bubbles blown by their guests, which made a brilliant alternative to confetti (the bubbles actually hung in the air longer than confetti does, so it was fun for the photos).
It was then back to Micklefield Hall for the wedding reception. Andrew Fleming (who is Micklefield Hall’s recommended florist) was in charge of the flowers and did a fabulous job – the barn looked beautiful.
The weather was pretty good for October, and Leonora and Tom and I were able to take some time for some couple photographs around the grounds, and we did some fun wedding party photographs by the pond. The food was by caterers extraordinaire Kalm Kitchen and was, of course, delicious, and it was followed by an incredible cake by Emily Jane Cakes (my favourite cake maker – if you happen to be looking for a wedding cake I highly recommend her!).
Leonora and Tom are truly beautiful people, inside and out. Thank you to you and your families for making me feel so welcome and huge congratulation again on your marriage.