I had the pleasure to photograph the wedding of Anya and Alex at Micklefield Hall in Hertforshire earlier this year in June. It was a scorcher of a day at about 30 degrees. Mickefield Hall is an impressive wedding venue with an array of areas to host your day. From the award winning restored 16th Century Tithe Barn to the extensive gardens with numerous features including formal gardens, terrace, the huge lawn (with views to die for) and the beautiful pond and temple where the ceremony took place.
I began my day early meeting up with Anya as she and her sister, mum and cousins were getting ready. The talented Hannah from award winning Hannah’s Make Up was hard at work making everyone look amazing. Anya’s friend Helen Godfrey was finishing off her gorgeous flower arrangements. Micklefield Hall has a new spacious bridal changing room so there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere during the bridal prep.
I was lucky enough to be joined later that morning by photographer Anita Barratt, who I very much admire, her work is amazing. It was great to have her there helping to capture all the moments from a different perspective. She started off meeting up with Alex (trying not to look too nervous) and his best men, taking in the incredible views of the countryside.
Then it was time for the ceremony, overlooking the picturesque pond. Anya’s mum Veronique read a wonderful poem she had written. Once Anya and Alex were officially Mr and Mrs it was time to relax and celebrate. I loved that they chose to have bubbles instead of confetti. It was such a fun idea! Then the guest were able to congratulate the happy couple and everyone enjoyed the rest of the day. Although there was some wincing during the best mens’ speeches!