A Micklefield Hall Wedding - Jade and Jon

From the moment Jade and Jon first contacted me, I knew their wedding was going to be awesome.
And guess what?
I was right!

I arrived at Micklefield Hall a little early and so I took walk around - the venue was pretty much all set up and looking incredible.

I headed to the bridal room where Jade and her girls were getting ready.

It was a remarkably calm and relaxed room, they were running perfectly on schedule and having a lovely time.
Jade’s Mum Julie and sister and Maid of Honour Jasmine helped her get dressed while the rest of the girls waited next door for the big reveal.

It’s fair to say she blew them away!

And then… showtime! 
Micklefield Hall boasts an immensely lovely ceremony space, and a very long, very beautiful aisle walk. Jade was escorted by her extremely proud Dad and Jon’s face lit up when he saw her. 

The ceremony itself was really lovely and looked amazing in such a unique setting.

Immediately after the ceremony, their guests took great delight in pelting them with confetti.

We had a bit of time for some group shots, some smooches by the ice cream trike, for the bridesmaids to fix the bride’s veil, and to ummm… hang out with a chicken! 

Next, it was time to take a stroll around the beautiful gardens with our bride and groom.

After dinner, Jade and Jon had arranged for the legends at Undercover Artists to treat their guests to an epic sing along. They disguise themselves as waiters and at an opportune moment, make a big old racket (falling over with a tray of cutlery) and then jump up and start singing - it was glorious!  

Soon after, the band were set up and it was time for the first dance!

By this point, everyone was ready for a good party - the dancefloor was busy and the moves were epic!

After the band’s first set, Jade and Jon had arranged another wonderful treat for their guests. The boys at Dough and Deer rocked up and started serving freshly made pizza straight out of their pizza oven Land Rover.

And they still weren’t done with the fun - who doesn’t love sparklers!?

It was just about time for me to leave them to it, but right before I left, Jade and Jon took a little stroll back down to the lake with me for a quick night shot.

That’s all for this little preview, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge thanks to all at Micklefield Hall for taking such good care of me. Especially to Annabel and her team for making sure the day went so smoothly. That woman runs a tight ship and I love it! 

Thanks too to all of Jade and Jon’s lovely guests for making me so welcome. 

Awesome Suppliers:

Hair- Rhea @ Rheas Hair and Beauty

Make up - Emma @ Make Up by Emma Gooch

Dress - Allure Bridal from Confetti and Couture

Cake - Zoe @ Zoes Orginal Edibles

Florist  @ Thistles and Figs

Ice Cream Trike - @ Simply Sweet Candy Co 

Band - Band- Heatwave

Magicians - Mike and Mike @ closeupent 
Mobile Pizza Oven - Dough and Deer

An Elmers Court Wedding - Nicky and Joe

Well what can I say? Nicky and Joe know how to throw a Wedding!

They were married yesterday at Elmers Court Country Club - a special venue for a special day.
Nicky got ready with her girls in the hotel and I have to say, it was one of the calmest and most laid back Bridal Rooms I’ve ever been in. 

Joe was downstairs getting ready with his Dad.

As the ceremony approached, Nicky got into her dress and all of her girls were waiting to see her all ready to roll. It’s fair to say they were suitably impressed! 

Before we really knew it, all of their guests were seated outside and it was show time! 
Nicky was escorted down the aisle by her very proud Nan, and the moment Joe saw her, he got a little emotional. Exactly as it should be.

The ceremony itself was short, sweet and all sealed with a big smooch! Nicky and Joe’s guests cheered and whooped and just like that -  we had a newly married couple.

After the ceremony, the happy couple and I (plus bridesmaid and top dress floofer Elle) went for a little walk around the Elmers Court gardens for some photos. How great are these two legends?

With thanks to Chelsea at Elmers Court, I was able to sneak access to an upper floor balcony for a full group shot. There are some great expressions in this picture! My personal favourite is the little guy behind the bridesmaids on the right. What a dude!

Now, there were a good few surprises at the wedding (more than I can even fit in this blog) but there was one that even Joe didn’t know about.
Nicky had hired the insanely talented Kieran Sutcliffe to perform as a singing waiter. It was awesome! Kieran fell over in the middle of the room dropping a tray of cutlery and making a big old racket. Every single guest looked on in horror, but then he jumped up, mic in hand, the music started playing and Kieran begun signing. What a voice! Joe even got involved and reluctantly (but excellently) sang My Girl with him. It went down a storm!

After dinner the guests mingled and had drinks and the kids had a little fun - Elmers Court has a playground at the bottom of the gardens.

And then, time for the first dance. But not just any first dance - they had arranged with Toby the DJ to coordinate indoor pyro and dry ice with their first dance and it was soooo cool! 

And then - PARTY TIME

Now usually, that would be that, but Nicky and Joe don’t mess around when it comes to entertaining their guests. They had arranged for one more completely epic surprise. Erin from Fireflow rocked up and, well…. I mean, just look!

All of that, and we still had to time to squeeze in 5 more minutes of photos.

That’s all for this little preview, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge thanks to all at Elmers Court for taking such good care of us. Especially to Chelsea and her team for making sure the day went so smoothly. That woman runs a tight ship and I love it! 

Thanks too to all of Nicky and Joe’s lovely guests for making us so welcome. 

Awesome Suppliers:

Florist  - Jo Hicks johicksflowers.co.uk

Styling - House of Styling thehouseofstyling.co.uk

Hair and Makeup - Nipona Khan niponakhan.co.uk

DJ/Master of Ceremonies - Toby Oakley book@yourdj.co.uk
Fire Dancer - Erin at Fireflow fireflow.uk
Singing Waiter - Kieran Sutcliffe kieransutcliffe.com

A Norton Park Hotel Wedding - Sarah and Shawn

It was another scorcher on Saturday and yes, I had to break the factor 50 out again to keep my baldy from burning!
It was all worth it, of course, and it was a pleasure to capture Sarah and Shawn’s big day at the lovely Norton Park Hotel.

Sarah got ready with her girls in the Manor House and she had a lovely morning laughing and joking with all of her besties.

She was helped into her dress by her very proud Mum.

And then we had two big reveals. The first was with the Bridesmaids, who were suitably blown away!

And the second was with her Dad - a really special moment which brought both of them to tears.

Meanwhile, Shawn was looking awfully sharp indeed, as he patiently waited for his Bride over at the barn (which, mercifully, was a good 10c cooler than it was outside).

He didn’t have to wait too long though, because before we knew it, Dora, the very special and very excited flower girl appeared.

And Sarah, escorted by her very proud Dad, followed soon after.

The Ceremony itself was really lovely. There were a few tears, lots of laughter and smiles and then before long, there was a big ol’ smooch and we had a married couple in front of us.

I love this confetti shot so much. Their guests were so keen to pelt them and it was just glorious! 

Now it was very sunny and very warm but Norton Park Hotel has loads of lovely little shady areas that worked great for couple pictures and as a resting spot for Dora.

The most excellent Bossard Quartet were entertaining everyone in the garden (and even played  a little Beatles for me). They helped make a wonderful day even more special. 

And once again I found myself leaning out of a top floor window to get a group shot. If you look carefully, there are some amazing expressions in this photo. My personal favourites are the three Groomsmen in the middle - top effort, lads! 

Speaking of group shots, how about these for some family photos!

Oh and Sarah and Shawn weren’t the only ones having the best day ever. Dora was having the time of her life, making friends and getting loved on all day.

Time kind of flew by and before we really knew it, it was time for the first dance.

And then, PARTY TIME!

Right before it was time to leave, I quickly grabbed the happy couple and took them outside for just a few night time shots which I just love!

And with that, I once again headed home to take a cold shower and drink a gallon of ice water.
What a day though. And what a wonderful couple. 

That’s all for this little preview, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge thanks to all at Norton Park Hotel for taking such good care of us. 
Especially to the two Jess’s. Jess the coordinator for running such a smooth day and for keeping us updated all day long, and Jess over at the bar for making sure we were well hydrated and well fed all day. 

Thanks too to all of Sarah and Shawn’s lovely guests for making us so welcome. Special thanks to Sabina who made the mistake of helping me out once and then basically becoming my assistant, haha! 

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