St. Michael's Manor Wedding | St. Albans Wedding | Andrew Dawson Photography

Natasha & Richard

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
— Anonymous

When Natasha asked Andrew Dawson Photography whether I would be prepared to travel to St. Albans to photograph her and Richards wedding at the fabulous St. Michael's Manor I jumped at the chance. Online the venue looked amazing and on the day it did not disappoint! In fact it surpassed as the sun was shining and the day was set to be an amazing one. 

Natasha got ready in a room that had a balcony that overlooked the wedding venue grounds with a huge lake. From the balcony you could also see a small hut that the wedding ceremony was to be performed in. I had advised Natasha to have all of her wedding details ready for me so that I could photograph them. I started with the dress which was a Vera Wang and then moved onto the shoes and rings. There were lots of details and I had great fun and plenty of time with them, trying to get as creative as I could. 

Richard arrived with the guys and the plan was that they would all go to the local pub for a few drinks whilst the girls got ready. I tagged along to capture some shots of them having fun. The boys were dressed in kilts which made for great photos as there were plenty of details to photograph.

I made my way back to Natasha whilst the guests enjoyed a pre-wedding drink in the hotel grounds. People then made their way to the lake hut for the ceremony and to wait for the bride. 

I took a few more shots of Natasha pre-ceremony, making sure I photographed her wedding hair and some last minute make-up shots. It was then time to be escorted down to the lake by her Dad ready for the ceremony to begin. 

The ceremony was lovely and intimate as you will see from the images below. 

After the wedding, guests formed two lines for the happy couple to walk through and have confetti thrown which made for more fab pics. We then did the group shots and last of all the couple shots then it was drinks and food. Natasha and Richard chose not to have a party but instead hired a magician. Even though I had the best possible position I still couldn't fathom out how he did his tricks!!! 

I had a great day with a smashing couple and fab guests. The venue comes highly recommended and the sunshine made this wedding my favourite of the year.