Beautiful Twilight Wedding at Newland Hall | Sophie + Mark | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex Alternative Wedding Photographer
Oh how excited I am to finally share this wedding with you!!!
Sophie and Mark’s gorgeous bohemian twilight wedding last September at Newland Hall was definitely one of the highlights of 2018 for me, and I am so excited to finally be able to share their day with you! You might be surprised to know that I was absolutely full of flu when their day rolled around (seriously, who gets the flu in September?!) but I absolutely would not have missed this wedding for the world. I had SO much fun and it was absolutely gorgeous!
The day began with Sophie and her girls at her parent’s family home. I picked up Pat from Pistachio Films, our awesome videographer for the day, and we headed (in a rather backwards direction, thanks to my satnav!) to the house. As we walked in the door, you could feel the energy, everyone was just buzzing with excitement. Sophie was super chilled out getting ready, and Pat and I were just so looking forward to get documenting all of the details. From huge blush bouquets, to sparkly Victoria Beckham heels, to handmade ‘Here comes the bride’ signs for her son, this couple had thought of EVERYTHING!
A little while later, Pat and I headed over to Mark, where he was getting ready with his best men. The first order of the day? A sharp beard and hair style from his brother in-law at Mengo Grooming. I actually rarely get to do the groom prep, but again, the boys had thought of everything, from a proper decent haircut, to the inclusion of Mark’s grandfather’s pocket watch, and Sophie even surprised him with the most beautiful green watch. If these aren’t wedding goals already, I don’t know what are!
We soon left again, to catch back up with Sophie, where she slipped into her gorgeous gown, and then we headed over to Newland Hall for their twilight ceremony. The fact that they were getting married outside made me so happy, and what a beautiful day it was too. I’m not going to talk too much about the ceremony, but the expressions you’ll see in the photos speak for themselves!
After the ceremony came the sit down meal, which Pat and I spent chatting. It’s so lovely when you really get on with another creative, it made the day absolutely fly by too! After dinner, Pat and I stole the newlyweds for some couple photos in the warm setting sun. It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen, and I remember it so clearly. There was lots of twirling around, and it was lovely to get away from everyone for a little while.
We returned to some rather hilarious speeches, a cake cut, and of course the dancing commenced. What an absolutely stunning wedding day it was. Pat and I actually realised at some point we should probably get going home - that’s how good it was!
So, I hope you love the photos, I am so thankful to Mark and Sophie for booking me for their gorgeous wedding day. I wish you both endless amounts of happiness!
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