Emma and Julian – St Michaels Manor

Emma and Julian had decided that the incredible St Michaels Manor in St. Albans was the place to host their simply perfect day.

They had opted for the full coverage, myself and Gary Hill (multi award winning genius of a man) so in the morning we headed off, in different directions, one to see Emma and her Bridal part getting all made up, laughing, allowing the excitement to build whilst the other headed off to see Julian and his groomsmen in what is always a more relaxed environment – no make up artist, hair dresser, flowers,beautiful dresses, shoes and accessories… but a team of boys, some sharp suits, making sure nobody switches out the grooms speech for something horrendous – either way, it was a great start to the day! 

Once everybody was ready, it was time for Julian to head to the church to greet their family and friends and await the arrival of his beautiful bride. Julian was very relaxed and taking it all in his stride, until he realised Emma had arrived, then it was clear to see his excitement, nerves and anticipation as everyone took their seats and she came in, being given away by her Dad in one of the most beautiful churches and services I have had the pleasure of photographing.


Shortly afterwards, we all headed back to St Michaels for some great group images for the couple to remember the day by and also, the first set of portraits as Husband and Wife, the grounds at this venue are stunning, as you can see below.

The speeches are always an interesting part of any wedding, a time for the groom to get picked on by his ‘best man’, a time to spend a moment thinking of those that Emma and Julian would of loved to be there but unfortunately unable too – a time to reflect on everything they have been through and what they have to look forward to in the future – a time for laughter, tears and lots of toasts! 

Following this, as the weather was so amazing, it was time to get outside and create the confetti shot! (there is more to it than you think) as the light was beginning to soften, we took the time to create a second set of portraits before the cake cutting, first dance and probably one too many drinks for some people!


An entire day captured naturally, honestly and as it unfolded – if this sounds like the type of day and photography you would love, then get in touch and lets talk a little more about how amazing your day is going to be!