Marks Hall Wedding venue near Coggeshall in Essex is one of my favourite backdrops for a wedding and back in May I photographed the wedding of Becki and Brad at this prestigious Essex Wedding Venue. Becki and Brad were married at St Andrews Church, Boreham by the minister there Lee Batson, who has to be the most likeable minister I have ever met. Lee has a very friendly and open manner and I’m sure if more ministers were like him Churches would be full to the rafters every Sunday. Anyway, suffice it to say the wedding was a lovely occasion very much enjoyed by all who attended.
After the wedding service I did some formal group photographs on the lawn behind the church before everyone set off to Marks Hall and the reception. The weather that day was perfect and the gardens and arboretum at Marks Hall looked really beautiful in the summer sunshine. The couple were transported to marks Hall in a very nice VW Camper Van deck out with wedding ribbons and bows. As can be seen from the photographs we made good use of the open spaces and lovely grounds at Marks Hall.
Before long it was time for the wedding breakfast and speeches in the Coach House which is a great space with plenty of room and light no matter how big the wedding. At Marks Hall they use outside caterers and I was treated to a very nice meal, always appreciated during my break at weddings. The speeches were a fun affair with some particularly funny stories of Brad’s adolescence reminisced by his best man. The guests were also treated to a surprise song from Becki’s amauter dramatics group singing a tune from Les Miserables.
After the wedding breakfast and speeches I took the couple for another walk around the gardens and arboretum for some more pictures of them alone. Back in the coach house the band were setting up ready for the evening party and with the light fading we headed back to the coach house where I photographed the cake cutting and first dance.
This was a fantastic wedding for a lovely couple and I am really looking forward to the next time I go back to Marks Hall. Below are some of my favourite images from the day.