Ella and Mitch’s December Wedding at Essendon Country Club
When choosing to have your wedding in December there is no real expectation that the weather is going to be at its best, but statistically December is a drier month than August! Ella & Mitch choose to hold their wedding at the beginning of December, the service was held at st Leonard’s Church, Sandridge, following on the reception was held at Essendon Country Club.
Our morning began at Ella’s parents where all was a sea of calm and girly giggles, Ella had paid alot of attention to small details, from bridal party pj’s to personalised gift bags. Ella wore a Ronald Joyce gown and look memorizing in it. It was lovely to work with the very talented florist Sarah Rogers who’s floral creations were beautiful and complemented Ella and the bridesmaids.
Our day was filled with lots of fun and laughter and I thank Ella and Mitch for sharing their day with me and for braving the damp evening weather for some beautiful photographs outside the lit up Christmas Tree .. well worth a few minuets out in the elements to complete our Fairytale Day.
A massive thank you from me to Jo and all the staff at Essendon country club who never fail to make me feel totally welcome and always go out of their way to make my couples wedding days go exactly to plan and always with a huge smile.
Ella and Mitch have shared below the suppliers they used and some kind words about me for which I thank them for. Please check out a few of our favorite moments from the day.
Bridal Gown Designer: Ronald Joyce
Bridesmaids Dress: DessyGroomsmen’s suits: Moss BrosFlorist: Sarah Rogers FlowersHair: Natasha Murnane
Make Up: Beau Finesse – Emma Rae Hart
Bridesmaids personalised gift bags: Glitz Sparkle Studio – Etsy
Wedding Cars: Arnage Executive Hire – Hemel Hempstead
Wedding Rings: Marlows Diamonds, Birmingham Jewelry Quarter
Honeymoon destination: Singapore & Langkawi
Looking down at our beautiful venue before our entrance to the wedding breakfast and seeing all our loved ones together in one room.
Any advice to future couples planning a wedding:
Take the time to put together the personal touches – it makes your day completely unique and more people will notice and appreciate it than you realise!
Anything you would change:
I think I will let the photographs do most of the talking for this wedding!! Jodi and Ollie’s beautiful wedding at Christchurch Cof E Church and their wedding reception was held at the Olde Bell in Hurley, a venue I had never photographed at but instantly loved the rustic charm of this venue. A little bonus was that this was only a 10 minuet walk through the village to the River Thames.
Jodi & Ollie have shared some of the professional that helped create their day, but in the main part this wedding was full of beautiful personal touches created by the couple themselves and family and friends these show throughout their beautiful day.
Bridal Gown – shop: Something Old Something New
Bridal shoes – ASOS
Bridesmaid dresses – eBay
Grooms men’s suits – Next
Florist – Andrew Fleming Florist (Chorleywood)
Hair and makeup – Jodi Cleveland
Wedding rings – Woodley Jewellers
Stationary – all homemade by bride and groom
Wedding cake – Simple Divine, Claire Habershon
Band – The Killer Groove
Vicar – David Hall
Honeymoon – Italy
Venue – The Olde Bell, Hurley
We meet Julia at the St Albans Wedding Fair. Straight away we were drawn to her by her beautiful display of albums and warm smile. We had a lovely chat and warmed to her straight away. We picked Julia because she had beautiful pictures and both me and my husband gelled with her straight away. She was very good at organising the day with what photographs we wanted which worked great with me because I love my lists! We had a visit to the venue and church to discuss exactly what our plan would be for the day which was very helpful. On the day we both can’t express how amazing Julia was. She was on the ball with everything. She made us feel very relaxed in front of the camera and we got a lot of compliments from our guests saying how lovely Julia was. Julia produced gorgeous photographs for us and we could not of been happier.
Best memory of wedding – I can’t pick! All of it.
Advice for future couples – start things earlier than you think. Everything took me longer than I realised.
There is nothing I would change.
Rosie and Mark, Deer Park Country House Wedding
I was supper excited when Rosie and Mark asked me to be their wedding photographer, our destination was the stunning Country House Deer Park in the rolling countryside of Devon.
A few months before the big day I met with Rosie and Mark at Deer Park, where we were able to look around the venue and plan the family group photographs, we put together a plan b in case the weather was typically British! but on the day we were blessed with a beautiful summers day.
Rosie and her bridesmaids got ready at Rosie’s parents house which was a hive of activity and only a short walk away from the Church where the ceremony was to take place. There had been plenty of advanced planning with home grown flowers lining the path of the church and bunting hung in the garden giving an English Garden Party feel to the morning.
I met Mark and the Church looking very calm and excited for the day ahead with his family and groomsmen. Rosie took the short walk up the hill to the church waving to neighbors and villagers on the way.
Following the ceremony we enjoyed sometime in the grounds of the church which allowed Rosie and Mark time with their guests.
On arrival at Deer Park we were greeted by their Toast Master and drinks on the lawn. The afternoon continued to be relaxed for everyone, enjoying a beautiful afternoon.
The Orangery was beautifully decorated and the flowers filled the room with a lovely sent. Following an exceptional wedding breakfast we enjoyed very entertaining speeches. A band entertained us throughout the evening and the smell of homemade, stone baked pizza’s filled the air!
I thank Rosie, Mark and both their family and friends for making me feel so welcome and for inviting me to share such a wonderful day.
Rosie and Mark have kindly shared information on the suppliers they chose and the reason they asked me to be their wedding photographer.
Bridal Gown – Designer Louise Bentley and Shop Kate Walker
Bridesmaids Dress – Eloise’s Secret Closet
Groomsmen’s suits – Peter Posh, Tettenhall
Florist – Gemma from Poppy’s of Exeter
Hair and make up – The Event’s Studio
Bridesmaids personalised gift bags – Bags from eBay!
Wedding Cars – Premier Carriage
Wedding Rings – Classic Diamonds, Birmingham
Stationary – Alex Melton from Folly and Gander
Cake – Claire Makes Cakes
We got married in Devon but I am originally from Hertfordshire and so we visited a wedding fare at Hatfield House and this was where we met Julia. We didn’t book her straight away as we thought we would try to find some one more local to our wedding venue but we didn’t manage to find another photographer that was so friendly, made us feel comfortable in their presence and also such a great portfolio of beautiful wedding photographs which gave us confidence in her work.
It is hard to say as the whole day went perfectly and we loved every single second. We did however really enjoy it when we turned up at our wedding reception venue , the Deer Park Country Hotel, after getting married at church and we just about managed to arrive before everyone else so we had a lovely moment wandering around the beautiful garden with the pianist playing and sipping on prosecco.
For us it was fairly easy as my parents live near where we got married so we went to visit them regularity from London to plan our wedding. We really enjoyed planning our wedding from Devon so that we could meet up with all of our suppliers before the day and familiarise ourselves with them. Our advice would be only to plan a wedding away from where you live if you have the time to visit the area regularly to fully enjoy the wedding planning experience.
Anything you would change.
Below are a few of the beautiful moments from Rosie and Marks Country House Wedding at Deer Park
Planning your wedding contact Julia today – 07957 683558
Wedding Photography, Micklefield Hall
Set in the heart of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Micklefield Hall, is a exclusive and stunning location for a wedding. Emma and Wayne were blessed with a glorious day, perfect for the outdoor wedding ceremony they had planned.
Our day started with Emma and her bridesmaids getting ready at the newly developed dressing area at Micklefield Hall. The morning ran very smoothly and it wasn’t long before Wayne and his groomsmen arrived. The guests enjoyed the beauty of the gardens before the ceremony.
The location for Emma and Wayne’s ceremony never ceases to amaze me with its beauty, it really is a unique location. The vision of Emma and her father and bridesmaids walking down the steps and around to meet Wayne was beautiful.
The beautiful ceremony was full of personal touches and enjoyed by friends and family.
Following the ceremony we enjoyed time in the garden and a beautiful drinks reception with canapé’s.
Emma and Wayne enjoyed a few quite moments together where we took the opportunity to capture the stunning countryside Micklefield Hall is set in.
Emma and Wayne have kindly shared details from their day. I thank Emma and Wayne for an amazing day, for making me feel so welcome. Below are a few of the many magical moments we captured.
Emma and Wayne’s Suppliers
Dress – Sincerity – Verona Couture (Olney)
Shoes – Rainbow
Bridesmaid dresses – Mori Lee – Ann’s Bridal Shop (Stevenage)
Grooms suit – John Lewis
Groomsmen’s suits – from Next (bought)
Florist – Andrew Fleming
Hair and Make up – Nyssa Addison (freelance)
Wedding Cake – The Kitchen Croxley
Honeymoon – Sicily
Julia has been amazing throughout our whole experience – from the moment we met her, through all the planning stages and then on the day itself and afterwards. We were so impressed with how Julia answered all of our questions and made us feel relaxed about the whole experience from the very beginning. On the day itself she was an amazingly calm person to have around and she took some wonderful photographs for us which will treasure forever. We can’t recommend her highly enough!
Contact Julia email@example.com
St Michael’s Manor is a little hidden gem just on the outskirts of St Alban’s. Set in beautiful grounds and with its own lake, this venue is perfect for a country house wedding. It was the elegance and charm of the venue that Gemma and Rob feel in love with and chose this perfect venue for their wedding day.
I met Gemma and Rob at St Alban’s Arena wedding fair back in February this year. On our first meeting and subsequent ones we had great fun, Gemma and Rob shared with me their vision for their day. Gemma and Rob wanted the flow of the day to be effortless and relaxed and with our planning I was able to set the tone for the photography and help create most wonderful day.
Gemma’s very talented sister created all the stationary which was beautiful and the origami birds Gemma created and hung from the tree by the lake show the attention to detail and the unique vision Gemma and Rob had for their wedding day,
We had such a great day, I will leave the photos to tell the story and Gemma and Rob have kindly shared some kind words along with the wedding professionals they chose to bring their vision to life.
I thank Gemma and Rob for inviting me to share their amazing day I really had so much fun and hope you enjoy reliving their day.
Groomsmen’s suits – Ann Bridal
Florist – Sarah Rogers
Hair and make up – Amy Tidey (Hair) and my amazing bridesmaid Lisa Sloan (make-up)
Wedding Rings – Glenray Jewellers hitchin
Ballons – Ace Balloons
Stationary – Designed by my chief bridesmaid and sister Kerry White
Wedding Cake – Emily Jane Cakes
Harpist – Iona Thomas
Honeymoon destination – Barnsley House Cotswold spa hotel (mini-moon). Amalfi Coast (proper honeymoon)
We first met Julia at the St Albans wedding fair. We instantly had a connection with her and really loved the way she designed her albums. After meeting Julia to discuss in more detail, there was no doubt that she was the right photographer for us. She had loads of experience, would clearly step in and help out if there were any emergencies and most importantly really understood how we wanted out day to be photographed. Julia captured the story of our wedding day without people even realising they were being photographed. Friends and family were so impressed by how friendly Julia was and was surprised how she could remember all their names. Having Julia at our wedding was like having another friend – thank you so much for capturing so many special memories for us!
Best memory of your wedding day
Seeing Rob standing waiting for me at the end of the aisle – all my nervous disappeared.
Doing our first dance together and showing off Gemma’s wedding dress when she twirls
Any advice to future couples planning a wedding.
Don’t do the table plan too early, you will only end up doing it again!
Taking time to put together personal touches, it makes the day unique and really special to you.
Anything you would change.
Everything was perfect, it really was our dream wedding!
The Old Palace at Hatfield House was the perfect setting for Bhavika and Dipesh’s beautiful spring wedding. We were blessed with a warmer than expected April day.
Having spoken to Bhavika and Dipesh and met them before their big day I knew their wedding was going to be a fun and very colourful day.
Our day started at Bhavika and Dipesh’s house where as they had, had already had a formal wedding ceremony in India the traditional groom not seeing his bride didn’t really apply. This gave us the opportunity and time to do some beautiful bridal portraits before the ceremony, we used area’s around where Bhavika and Dipesh live as we as having time around the grounds of Hatfield House.
Family and friends gathered in the Old Palace for a beautiful ceremony. Everyone enjoyed reception drinks and canape’s on the lawn above the knot garden. We had quite a few family group photographs to take, but these were all completed in a timely manner.
Bhavika and Dipesh have kindly shared information from their day and I thank them for inviting me to share such wonderful memories.
Wedding Rings 77 diamonds
We got married 17th Feb 2017 at GD Hotel Navsari India, it was an evening wedding which took place outside with around 500 guests. It was a beautiful traditional experience to be among our families. A dream come true!
About Julia:- I got Julia’s contact details from Perri from Hatfield House among other peoples. Julia was very receptive to my initial email enquiry. She emailed back and followed it up with a call. She was very easy going, laid back on the phone which was nice. Her prices seemed reasonable and I really liked her website. We met her at her first to get to know her and see some of her work. We felt so at ease that me and my husband made an instant decision to go with Julia as we felt comfortable with her and that was important to us.
On the day she was fantastic, she came to our house, got to know the family, we felt relaxed on the day, nothing was too much trouble for her and she knew the venue Hatfield house inside out! She captured some amazing memories and we had great feedback from the guests also. They really liked her as a person and thought the photos came out very good. Overall she was super easy to work with, felt like we had known her for years. Thank you Julia for making our day perfect! 😊
Best memory of your wedding day – best memory would be having all my family and friends there everyone I care about enjoying the sunshine having a great time in the gardens. Having Julia by our side knowing that she was with us every step of the way capturing the moments.
Any advice to future couples planning a wedding..Don’t worry about the small things! Keep it simple, It all works out in the end and most importantly it’s the people that make it special. –Anything you would change. Cant think of anything it was perfect and how I imagined it to be.
Sarah & Tom’s Wedding Sheene Mill
We were greeted with a gorgeous day for Sarah & Tom’s wedding day. Sheene Mill certainly lends itself to an outdoor wedding set in the beautiful gardens and lake it is a real hidden gem.
Sarah got ready in one of the beautiful bedrooms which lent itself to a lovely calm morning all the while we could hear guests arriving and chattering on the veranda below us.
The Ceremony took place in the gardens over looking the water with the resident swan as an additional guest, a really beautiful ceremony.
Following a few group photographs Sarah and Tom enjoyed time with their guests before their wedding breakfast.
We had such a wonderful relaxed day full of fun and laughter and I thank Sarah and Tom for inviting me to join them on their special day.
Below are a few of the many moments we shared, if you are planning your wedding and would like to chat more with me about working together on your big day please do not hesitate to contact me – 07957 683558.
Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy.
Hannah & Alex’s Woodland Wedding
Hannah & Alex chose Milling Barn for their wedding based on the beautiful woodland just a shot distance from the Barns. Now it takes a very brave couple to base their whole wedding dreams around an outdoor woodland wedding in August, but the weather fairy’s were certainly on our side!.
Hannah chose to get ready at Fanham’s Hall in Ware before making the journey to Milling Barns. Our day started with photographs of the girls getting ready and some family photographs before we headed off to the wedding venue.
The beautiful ceremony was set in the perfect woodland surrounded by the love of friends and family.
We enjoyed drinks and canopy’s while the group photographs were taken along side lots of informal moments which capture the relaxed atmosphere of the day.
Breaking with the traditional sit down wedding breakfast Milling Barn had perfectly accommodated Hannah and Alex’s request for a picnic style with blankets and baskets, so much fun for everyone. The speeches took place before everyone moved up to the Barn for the evening entertainment.
I had so much fun working with Hannah and Alex and thank them for have the foresight to create a very unique wedding perfect for them. Below are a few of the magical moments we shared.
If you are planning your wedding and would like to know more about working with me please do not hesitate to contact me – 07967 683558. Thank you
When Emily contacted me to inquire about newborn photography Matthew was already 2 weeks old. It is advisable to book your shoot before your baby is born to avoid disappointment, but in Emily’s case we were very lucky I was able to fit Matthew in. At 3 weeks old he was a little older than is recommended but this laid back little man was such a joy to photograph.
The shoot took place at Emily’s mum’s house where we had a little more room and Emily’s mum was on hand for extra cuddles.
Below are some of the beautiful memories created, the newborn phase may be a fleeting moment in this little mans life but the memories are now there forever.
Please contact me if you are interested in creating memories of your new little ones life – 07957 683558
Aisha & Rohit, Hatfield House Wedding
Right from the very first time I met Aisha & Rohit I knew their wedding day was going to be an immense amount of fun and laughter, not even the slight mishap of a forgotten grooms suit could take the smile of this couples face, it was such a joy to photograph such a happy, loving and infectious giggly couple.
Aisha & Rohit’s beautiful ceremony took place in the Historic Old Palace at Hatfield House. We were blessed with a perfect day and enjoyed the summer sun in the wonderful gardens Hatfield House has to offer. With family being very important we took a large number of group photographs.
Aisha & Rohit have kindly shared a few words about their day and the suppliers they used to complete the vision of their big day.
Suppliers used –
Big LED Lettering – Locke & Busby
Bridal Gown – Mignonette Bridal, Slip End. Owned by Jane Aston who was absolutely wonderful
Brides Shoes – Bought from Debenhams
Bridesmaids Dress – Bought from ASOS
Groomsmen’s suits – Hired from Moss Bros
Florist – from Flower Girl in Luton – the team at Flower Girl were amazing to work with!
Hair and make up – Hair was by Annie Freeman and Make up by Jessica Rutter
Wedding Cars – from Vintage Limousine Hire – Owned and driven by Martin Rawling, Car: 1931 Model A Ford known as the Bramwith.
Wedding Rings – Bought from COO jewellers in Hatton Garden
Cake – Designed and made by Susan Halil from Cakes of good taste.
Aisha ‘My best memory of our day was turning the corner to walk down the aisle and looking up to my husband to be, seeing him with a big beaming smile and a tear in his eye was magical!’
Rohit “The best memory of our day was the speeches. You know you are loved by those who embarrass you the most. Oh and Aisha walking down the aisle.”
The best advice that we could give is to start planning early!We started planning about 18 months before the wedding – because of this we were able to do plenty of research and didn’t have to rush around and worry about not having enough time to book suppliers.Our wedding day went so smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about a thing because we knew we had thought about every detail way in advance.We absolutely wouldn’t change a thing – our special day was full of love and laughter and we got to spend it with all our loved ones.
We met Julia at a wedding show that was being held at Hatfield House, as soon as we met Julia we knew this is who we wanted to take the photographs for our wedding. Her unique understanding and experience at our wedding venue made us feel at such ease, it was the best decision we made!.
On the day Julia was amazing, she made everyone feel so comfortable and with approximately 40 different family group photographs to take in such a short amount of time – like the super hero that she is, Julia got through them all effortlessly.Thank you so much for making our day so special and amazing.Rohit & Sisha Sharma, Hatfield House June 2017