Micklefield Hall Wedding Photography

SARAH & ROB
micklefield hall wedding photography

Micklefield Hall Wedding Photography

I’ve been wanting to capture a wedding at Micklefield Hall since I moved into the Buckinghamshire area over a year ago, it’s a stunning venue and 15 minutes from my front door, so you can imagine my delight when I met Sarah and Rob and they told me where they were getting married.

Sarah and Rob’s winter wedding made the most of the 16th century barn and the garden room with an open log fire, allowing guests to wander the beautiful gardens….and then quickly get back to the fire for warmth.

I arrived early and the Micklefield Hall team were already in full swing, preparing flower walls and making the Great Barn look fabulous. They’re a great team and looked after me and the guests exceptionally well.

newlywed photograph at micklefield hall

Sarah and Rob’s Wedding at Micklefield Hall:

I always get to my wedding venues early so I can take a look around and understand how the light will fall across the day, picking out the best spots for newlywed and formal portrait photographs. When I arrived at Micklefield Hall the bridal team (plus Dad) were already in full force, ensuring that the Great Barn was going to be perfect for when guests arrived. Eventually Team Bride made their way back to the bridal suite for the transformation to begin.

Bridal Preparation:

The bubbly was pouring and Sarah’s bridesmaid Becky was in charge of ensuring every glass had exactly the same amount of alcohol, which I latterly found out was a point of principle whenever Becky opened any bottle of wine.

The flower girls were excited and the Mum’s busied themselves with flowers and all the practical unseen things that mums do on a wedding day to make sure things go seamlessly.

The room had a couple of Velux windows giving me enough natural light to capture a quick portrait of Sarah before Dad came to collect her and walk together to the ceremony room. 

By this point in the day, and is common for a winter wedding, the wind had begun to pick up and an unexpected blast caught Sarah as she walked across the courtyard to the Great Barn, whisking her veil high into the air, and if it were not for the Micklefield Hall wedding team, away over the fields.

The Ceremony:

The Great Barn looked amazing, now full of family and friends and beautifully decorated, with big double doors letting the winter sun spill in and fill the room. Rob looked a little nervous when I got to the front, reaching for his glass of water a couple of times, but then completely lit up when he saw Sarah coming down the aisle.

After the ceremony we managed to gather all of the guests into the gardens, where the sun was bright and the wind still blowing, for a confetti shot. The wind somewhat favoured one side of the confetti line but the confetti looked great against the blue sky.

The Reception & Party:

Whilst guests gathered in the marquee, Sarah, Rob and I spent some time capturing a few lovely images in the grounds before heading back for what was going to be an entertaining wedding breakfast.

The bride and groom had arranged a couple of surprises for their guests, starting with one guy on each of the tables being instructed to collect a joint of beef from the kitchen area and then tasked with carving it for the rest of the table. An altogether harder job after the guys had enjoyed some cask ale that Rob had left out of sight of other guests as a reward for their carving prowess. 

Later in the evening friends and family were surprised to find out they would be learning Ceilidh dancing. Cue lots of confusion, dancing the wrong way and plenty of laughs. (My light stands took a real battering)

A special thank you to Richard Knight who ably assisted me on the day.

This Micklefield Hall wedding was a beautiful day and a delight to capture. If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer for your wedding you can check my availability here.

Enjoy.

Micklefield Hall Wedding Photography by Damion Mower. Damion Mower is an award winning documentary wedding photographer available for weddings in Buckinghamshire, across the UK and for destination weddings. Damion captures elegant, natural and unique wedding photography for couples to cherish for a lifetime.

3 Comments

  1. Paul Tansley

    Great slideshow Damon. Nice story telling.

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  2. Jamie

    Great work – I especially like the shot pacing and black and whites in the slideshow.

    Reply
  3. Mona Ali Photography

    What a great set Damion! Great documentary coverage and you’ve captured so many lovely moments and reactions. Lovely work!

    Reply

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