On August Bank Holiday I photographed Rebecca and Hamish’s wedding at Great Hallingbury Manor in the beautiful countryside location of Essex and Hertfordshire borders.
As usual, the weathermen were wrong and I arrived at Rebecca's parents house on a bright sunny morning. The family and her bridesmaids were getting ready whilst the bride was with her hairdresser Stephanie Paphitis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The enjoyable thing I knew and loved about this wedding is that they had a Harry Potter theme, and they even had the Ford Anglia
After some group shots, I headed off on the short trip to St. Michael's church to meet up with the Groom and Best Man and met up with Jason from J.J. Productions (www.jjproductions.co.uk) who was videoing the Wedding.
The bride arrived shortly afterwards and it was time for the ceremony.
Different venues, registrars, vicars etc. have their own rules on photography during a ceremony. I was only allowed at the back of the church, but as you can see, this does not stop the quality of shots I am able to achieve, especially with the zoom lenses that I carry.
After the ceremony we headed outside to get some group shots, confetti, and the throwing of the bouquet, with some funny antics going on in the background :-)
We headed to the reception venue - Great Hallingbury Manor (www.greathallingburymanor.co.uk) and after the drinks reception, began some of group shots before I took Rebecca and Hamish around the venue for their portrait photos.
After the portrait session, I left the couple to rejoin their guests and took some candid shots before the wedding breakfast.
The Harry Potter theme continued inside...
The Guests then took their seats for the Wedding Breakfast, after which were the speaches.
After the speeches, I took the couple back out for some more shots under the fading light to get some great effects.
We returned back inside for the cutting of the cake and first dance, followed by party time!
A surprise guest also made an appearance. I then went out for some final shots for the evening.