Michelle and Paul were married on the 12th September 2014 in Colchester at St James the Great church followed by their reception at Colchester Town Hall.
Our wedding this day was based in various parts of Colchester Town centre something Michelle really wanted as she loved the historic feel to the town. We started off in the centre of the high street in The George Hotel for bridal preparation with Michelle and her 3 bridesmaids. It was a lovely day and we were able to use the hotel’s small courtyard at the back of the hotel to capture some shots of Michelle alone and with her bridesmaids, the courtyard made for some really pretty photographs.
We then made our way down to the bottom of the high street to St James the Great church for the wedding ceremony, we caught up with Paul, best man Stewart and the 4 ushers, 2 of whom were Michelle’s sons Charlie and Tyler, we captured some lovely shots here of Paul alone and with the guys, the old brick walls of the church made a great backdrop!
They all looked lovely in their Grey morning suits with their Blue cravats and pockets hankies to match the colour theme of the day which all fitted in so nicely with the bridesmaids Blue dresses.
After the lovely ceremony we were sure to capture shot of our newly weds in the beautiful entrance to the church, Michelle’s dress looked beautiful with the train falling gracefully down the steps.
We then made our way to Colchester Castle and Castle park for our traditional couple shots, what a great focal point the castle made in the background of the photographs, as this is a very public part of the town there were a lot of tourists around who were loving catching a bit of the action but kind enough to keep their distance to let us capture our couple around the beautiful areas of the castle. We also took our friend and family group photographs just to the side of the castle on a lovely greenery area.
We took a walk with our couple a few minutes from the castle to the park and made use of the beautiful scenery, beautiful landscaped gardens, very old brick walls and amazing old steps made great areas for our photographs, just beautiful!
Afterwards we walked back into the centre of town to the reception venue held at the town hall and captured lots of images of the guests enjoying themselves, a great time to catch some real candid photographs of people laughing, smiling and having lots of fun!
Here are some images from the day…