Date: August 2020
Photographer: Lauren Mitchell Photography
Venue: Warbrook House, Hampshire
I’ve never been so excited writing a blog before as I am now as I can still feel how happy I was to be back doing something I love. Due to the lockdown restrictions I hadn’t photographed a wedding since March so all of us were holding out for Ollie and Marilie’s micro wedding! Despite not being able to have the main reception part with a sit down meal and dancing they still made it an amazing day for their friends and family. Emma and I started the day at Warbrook House in the morning with Marilie, her mum and mum in-law to be getting ready in the bridal suite. They were all in great spirits and Marilie amazingly so relaxed.
Bridal preparations is one of my favourite times during a wedding as you get to catch up with everyone as well as feel part of the day ahead. I love photographing all the detail shots of the shoes, dress, perfume for example as well as the classic make-up and hair photographs everyone loves. The ‘buzz’ is always amazing and so enjoyable. Marilie’s bridesmaids came in a little later to get ready and as the suite is so big, social distancing wasn’t an issue.
Ollie arrived at Warbrook on time so we went to find him and spent some time outside photographing individual shots as well as photographs with his guys. The ceremony went off without a hitch and was so special and romantic. There were a couple of things I couldn’t usually do due to the latest restrictions but to be honest, it didn’t take away from the ceremony at all. They still walked out and we had a confetti shot outside which was great! We then went straight into the group shots as it looked like it was going to rain before we headed over to the lovely grounds at the back for Ollie and Marilie’s couple shots.
It was great spending some time with them both as we photographed around the grounds before having them back with their guests to open the champagne. Wishing you both all the best for the future! Browse through some images below.
Love Lauren and Emma x