Wedding photography at Hengrave Hall was a long time dream. Finally I met Nyssa almost one year ago, we had a coffee and a chat as she was looking for a wedding photographer, I loved her personality straight away as she is such a radiant and happy person. Then a few months before the wedding date I met her again with her fianceè Martin, who is just as nice. I was very excited as Nyssa told me their venue was going to be Hengrave Hall in Bury, I’ve heard so much about that location, I couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding there. I was already dreaming about shots by the beautiful entrance , by the gate and in the garden. I left London on the Friday with my assistant Marta, we stayed in Bury to make sure we were already close by in the morning to get some shots of Nyssa and Martin getting ready.
Nyssa was at the hairdresser so I first greeted Martin and got introduce to his best man Matt and his ushers, my favourite was Jay, brother of the bride, who was stricking poses everytime I had the camera in my hands! I also met Jaya, Nyssa’s father, so funny, and Martin father, Paul. Nyssa and Martin were getting ready in the same floor but in two different rooms, as seen from the sign on each doors! Martin had to get ready before as he then went to greet the guests arriving at the church while Nyssa could take a bit more time with mum Sally and bridesmaids Vicky, Sarah & Beth.
Boys had time to have a drink and play pool while the girls were having their make up done, the room had a huge clock which was perfect background for some shots of Martin. Nyssa had her dress hanged on the edge of the bed, that was just perfect shot from the mirror;) Sally and the girls had a nice glass of champagne waiting for Nyssa having her make up done and then start getting themselves ready too.
Time to get to the church and heavy rain started to pour down, but I was sure it was only for a little while and that after sun would have come out again! The church was not far and it was a lovely old fashion English church in Fornham All Saints, just five minutes down the road from Hengrave. After the ceremony sun came out shining again so I could take some nice shots outside the church with families and friends.
Back at Hengrave were we just got the time for the big group shot in the courtyard before rain started pouring down again!
Finally I had a little time with bride and groom, exactly when sun has just come out for our romantic shots! We took some by the main entrance, some by the gate near the lake as Martin likes lakes very much- as I do- so I thought of having them sat down for a quick rest and chat while I was setting up my shot by the lake.
Even If I wanted to take another hundreds shots was time for wedding breakfast! Of course I felt like crying a bit when Martin made his speech, but luckily I was interrupted then listening to Matt’s speech telling stories about Martin and memories about how Nyssa and Martin got together which was so much fun! Cutting of cake and first dance came as quick as I could imagine but in between I had another couple of shot of Nyssa on her own and some with Martin by the main staircase.
My day comes to the end here so time for goodbye and head back to London, had such an amazing time and met very nice people on the day, always makes me happy and glad and love my job even more to be able to share those amazing moments of life with beautiful people like Nyssa and Martin.