Castle Hedingham Wedding – Lucinda and Michael


7th July 2018. The day England beat Sweden in the World Cup quarter finals (we were going to win it for sure), but more importantly the day Lucy and Mike celebrated their wedding at Lucy’s family home!

Set in the beautiful sunny Essex village of Castle Hedingham, it was the perfect blend of the two families. Mike’s family made the trip across the Atlantic from America, and jumped straight into the football fever, supporting England whole-heartedly. Every one of them singing 3 lions at the top of their lungs at midnight is definitely on my list of one of the best things I’ve seen!

The 3pm kick off (I mean ceremony), coincided with the start of the World Cup match. I must admit to a couple of sneaky checks of my phone during the ceremony, luckily I remained calm when England quickly went 1-0 up.

Anyway, enough of the football. That didn’t have a happy ending!

I always love shooting new and unique venues, you can’t get more so than home garden weddings. When I arrived in the morning, Lucy’s Dad was hard at work with a wheel barrow, putting the final touches to the beautiful garden. The garage had been converted into a stunning marquee style reception area and everything was set for an amazing day. The girls got ready in the family home, which I shot before a short walk to catch Mike and his guests having a swift pint at the local. St Nicholas’ church is beautiful, originally built in 1180, the US guests loved the quaint English setting, and the service was perfect. A short walk home (lead by a brass band!) and we were back at home for drink, games, food and partying!

I stayed until the final whistle (sorry), and loved capturing the whole story for Lucy and Mike. Coincidentally, Lucy messaged me on Instagram whilst I was writing this post, “I still look at the pics almost every day, they bring us so much joy” That made my day!

A few of my favourite images below….


02_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 01_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 03_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 04_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 05_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 08_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 09_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 10_Documentary wedding photography getting ready06_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 07_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 11_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 12_Documentary wedding photography getting ready 13_castle headingham wedding photography_ 14_castle headingham wedding photography_ 15_castle headingham wedding photography_ 16_castle headingham wedding photography_17_castle headingham wedding photography_ 18_castle headingham wedding photography_ 19_castle headingham wedding photography_ 20_castle headingham wedding photography_ 21_castle headingham wedding photography_ 22_castle headingham wedding photography_ 23_castle headingham wedding photography_ 24_castle headingham wedding photography_26_home garden wedding photography_ 27_home garden wedding photography_ 28_home garden wedding photography_ 29_home garden wedding photography_ 30_home garden wedding photography_ 31_home garden wedding photography_ 32_home garden wedding photography_ 33_home garden wedding photography_ 34_home garden wedding photography_35_home garden wedding photography_ 36_home garden wedding photography_ 37_home garden wedding photography_ 38_home garden wedding photography_ 39_home garden wedding photography_ 40_home garden wedding photography_ 41_home garden wedding photography_ 42_home garden wedding photography_ 43_documentary wedding photography_ 44_documentary wedding photography_45_documentary wedding photography_ 46_documentary wedding photography_ 47_documentary wedding photography_ 48_documentary wedding photography_ 49_documentary wedding photography_ 50_documentary wedding photography_ 51_documentary wedding photography_ 52_documentary wedding photography_ 53_documentary wedding photography_ 54_documentary wedding photography_55_wedding dancing photos 56_wedding dancing photos 57_wedding dancing photos 58_wedding dancing photos 59_wedding dancing photos 60_wedding dancing photos 61_wedding dancing photos

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *