Holdstock Wedding: the full story

Lauren actually heard about us on Facebook where she saw that we had photographed a wedding of someone she had known at school. Once she found out that we know Marks Hall well, she secured her date with us – a (hopefully) sunny day in July.

Our bride was getting ready at her home in Colchester with her bridesmaids, so we met her there. She had put so much thought into the details of the day, we know we had to get some lovely pictures for her to remember them by. The couples two young daughters were adorable – we love spending time with the young bridemaids to get those cute portraits in the pretty dresses. Bradi, the groom, was awaiting his bride at Marks Hall where we captured his final getting ready bits with his best man – they were great fun to work with.

Detail photos of brides shoes and flowers for her wedding

Bride getting ready at home for her wedding

Lady tying bow on young bridesmaids dress

Two adorable portraits of a young bridesmaid in her dress

Photo of bride with her two young daughter on the morning of her wedding

Photographs of a groom getting ready with his best man

An outdoor ceremony was planned in the courtyard of the Coach House at Marks Hall Estate. Just minutes before it was due to start the sky was looking pretty grey. Thankfully, it was only a quick bit of drizzle and then it cleared up so we didn’t get too wet! It was a lovely service under the gazebo and the bride and groom looked so happy and excited. Unfortunately it rained during the group photos so we waited to do the couples portraits after the speeches.

Outdoor ceremony taking place at Marks Hall

Photo of an outdoor ceremony with the bride and groom smiling

Two images of a bride and groom signing the register under a gazebo

Groom celebrating his marriage at the end of the ceremony

Bride and groom walking out together after the ceremony

Two photos of a couple holding a bouquet for their portraits

The reception was held inside the Coach House itself, decorated with fairy lights for a magical atmosphere. Again, the details were so beautiful and creative they added to the mood. The speeches had everything you would hope for at a wedding – they were funny, entertaining and heartfelt. It was such a relief when the rain stopped and we were able to take our couple into the large grounds of the estate. Lauren and Bradi were so happy with each other it was a pleasure to spend time with them and easy to direct them for their portraits.#younglove.

Interior of Marks Hall decorated for a wedding reception

Details shots of the tables for a wedding breakfast

Bride laughing as her dad is giving his speech

A creative table plan presented in a rustic suitcase.

Photos of the sweets table at a wedding and a naked cake

Two portraits of a bride in a lace dress by the lake at Marks Hall

Black and white image of a bride and groom looking into each others eyes and smiling

Two photographs of a bride in an open backed dress looking out across a lake

Couple sharing their first dance at the wedding

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