Photographing a wedding at Spains Hall was a first for us so we were delighted when Shirley & Mark contacted us at Brentwood Wedding Photography and asked us to cover their wedding.
It was a beautiful day in August and we arrived in plenty of time, I went up to the stunning bridal preparation room and Graham went to spend some time taking images of the Groom, Best Man and other guests arriving.
Shirley's dress was amazing and there was much excitement getting ready and when their daughter Isobel arrived she looked like a princess. It was a very intimate ceremony in the classic wooden panelled room and the happy couple left to great applause, there was time for a quiet few minutes in the anti-room where we took some beautiful images, then outside to the front of the hall for a cloud of confetti. There was then time for some mingling with their guests before we took family and friends groups, including one from the upstairs with Shirley and Mark and all their guests on the lawn.
We then took Shirley and Mark off into the grounds for some up close and personal images, the grounds at Spains Hall are perfect for wedding photography, absolutely stunning with so many opportunities for beautiful images.
We then moved over to the barn for drinks before everyone gathered in the dining area, giving Shirley & Mark a rousing round of applause when they were introduced. A delicious meal was then served which everyone enjoyed, followed by some emotional speeches. In the foyer there was a large table laid out with a full range of sweets - shrimps, lips chocolate hearts and of course Love Hearts, this was enjoyed by everyone.
A little later when the room had been cleared the cake was readied for the traditional cutting which was lovely and then in to the first dance, which was enjoyed by everyone who then joined the happy couple on the dance floor.
I must say photographing a wedding at Spains Hall was a magical experience for us and we hope to be back there soon.