Micklefield Hall Wedding Photographer
Mickelfield Hall Wedding Photographer
If you are looking for a countryside wedding venue then you are spoilt for choice in Hertfordshire. One for your shortlist is Micklefield Hall https://www.micklefieldhall.com in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
Set in a 350-acre estate, Micklefield Hall offers the choice of three licensed spaces for ceremonies, The Great Barn for your reception and some impressively landscaped gardens, perfect for your wedding photos.
I photographed Kate & Danny’s wedding at Micklefield Hall in mid-June 2021. At the time tight covid pandemic restrictions were still in place for all weddings.
Wedding numbers were restricted to 30 guests with no reception dancing or singing, and as much as possible of the day being conducted outside (yep, relying on having no rain in June – in the uk).
But after a year and a half of the pandemic ruining all plans for couples who had weddings booked at least we were able to celebrate a wedding again, even with large restrictions hanging over us.
Kate and Danny were one of those couples who chose to go ahead with their wedding and juggle the ever-changing list of can & can’t do’s. As a result their wedding guest list was reduced to only family and close friends and much of the day had to be conducted outside with weather permitting.
For a long time, weddings were reduced to ceremonies only, so it was amazing to be able to photograph a drinks reception again, even though evening receptions was still off limits.
TABLE LAYOUT FOR A SMALL WEDDING RECEPTIONS
Kate and Danny had chosen a long table set in a square for their wedding breakfast. This is an ideal table set up when you have a more intimate wedding. It allows all of the guests to see each other. and doesn’t draw attention to smaller guest list in the way a round table set up would make guest numbers look sparse.
The flowers by Andrew Flemming https://www.andrewflemingflorist.net were simple and elegant. All placed blow or above eye level to allow all guests to see each other clearly.
As for being outside, well the Great British Summer did us proud. I appreciate all couples hope for a sunny wedding day. But I always hope for a bit of cloud, especially if photographing outside.
A cloudy day is like having one large soft box overhead. It produces even-light on everyone and there’s no searching for shaded areas to take formals. As it goes we had a mix of both sun and cloud for Kate & Danny’s wedding. The perfect compromise.
Regardless of the restrictions, Kate and Danny’s wedding didn’t feel at all like it had been compromised by the pandemic. It was intimate, personal and very emotional. Weddings always are a special way to bring people together. But I feel there is definitely a heightened sense of emotion and appreciation for friends and family after the past year & half we have experienced.
BARN WEDDINGS IN HERTFORDSHIRE
Hertfordshire has some amazing barn wedding venues. Here’s a link to other weddings at some of my favourite
The Old Palace at Hatfield House, Hatfield Hertfordshire Although not technically a barn, The Old Palace at Hatfield House is the Grand Master of impressive beamed Tudor buildings, and absolutely steeped in royal history. Have a look for yourself