bride and groom smiling at each other as bride holds bouquet

Intimate Wedding at St Mary’s Church Haddenham

Sep 16, 2020 | Wedding

This year has been a toughie for the wedding industry and for all the lovely couples who had planned their perfect wedding day, only to have everything thrown up in the air due to the dreaded COVID-19. As we move towards the more intimate wedding for a short time, it was a pleasure and honour to be back out and doing what I love once again

I first spoke to Dan and Louella a few weeks before their wedding. They were looking for a wedding photographer to capture their small and intimate wedding at St Mary’s Church in haddenham. For anyone who has never been to Haddenham before, it is a quintessentially English, Chocolate box village. St Mary’s church is in the middle of the village, overlooking a picturesque duck pond. It is a very beautiful sight to behold!

Dan arrived for the wedding in ample time to greet their wedding guests in the glorious sunshine that the day had blessed them with. Dan and Louella are huge harry potter fans and Louella arrived for the wedding ceremony in a light blue Ford Anglia, very much like the one flown in the second film, the chamber of secrets. She was wearing a stunning Justin Alexander dress and had the most beautiful wedding bouquet. She was a very beautiful bride!

The wedding ceremony was beautiful and watched over by 26 of their close friends and family. There was a heartfelt reading by a friend and also the most wonderful rendition of ‘A million dreams’ by one of Louella’s friends that nearly had the congregation in tears. Dan and Louella barely stopped smiling throughout and it was a lovely intimate wedding ceremony to be part of

platinum wedding rings lying on top of order of service with bride and grooms names
image of st mary's church in haddenham in front of duck pond
wooden basket holding pouches of confetti inside st mary's church haddenham
best man holds a gift from the groom outside the church smiling
groom drinks from hip flask as best man and usher look on
groom drinks from silver hip flask with best man and usher before wedding ceremony
guests arrive for intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
guests walk into st mary's church in haddenham for intimate wedding ceremony during covid
groom and best man in face mask sitting laughing in church before intimate wedding ceremony
groom and best man laughing in the church before intimate wedding ceremony
two guests wearing face masks during intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
mother of the bride sitting in church for intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
bride sitting in blue ford anglia wedding car holding bouquet of dahlias smiling
bride gets out of blue ford anglia wedding car in lace wedding dress holding wedding bouquet
bride and father of the bride walk toward st mary's church haddenham holding wedding bouquet
bride arrives at church with bridesmaid and father of the groom holding bouquet
mother of the bride attaches wedding veil to bride outside the wedding ceremony
bride outside church
close up of bride in lace wedding dress holding bouquet of pink and white dahlias
groom sits in church and checks his watch with best man looking on
groom stands as bride walks down the aisle during intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom stand at alter smiling and bride holds bouquet of pink and white dahlias
bride and groom stand at alter and bride laughs during intimate wedding ceremony
bride and groom standing at alter during intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom exchange vows during intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
close up of wedding ring box on small wooden table in intimate wedding ceremony
best man passes wedding rings to groom during intimate wedding ceremony
woman gives reading during small and intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom smiling and holding hands during reading during intimate wedding ceremony
bride and groom sitting smiling at each other during intimate wedding ceremony
woman sings song during intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
best man and woman in face masks during intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
bride in church smiling as friend sings song during intimate wedding ceremony
woman plays piano during intimate wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom sitting listening to vicar during intimate wedding ceremony in haddenham
bride and groom exit intimate wedding ceremony holding hands and smiling

After the wedding ceremony, everybody headed outside to greet the happy couple. There was then confetti throwing in front of the beautiful church. I do love confetti and love capturing it at weddings. I always tell the guests to really go for it when it comes to throwing. You can never have too much confetti at a wedding I believe!

Dan and Louella’s dog Luna (another Harry Potter reference) is their pride of joy and was waiting outside the church. We captured a few photos of the three of them together before we headed off for their portraits. We made the most of the beautiful church grounds and captured some lovely shots of the newlyweds before they headed off for their reception elsewhere

bride and groom stop for a kiss after wedding ceremony outside church. bride holds bouquet
bride and groom walk through confetti laughing outside st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom walk through confetti outside wedding ceremony at st mary's church handdenham
bride and groom smiling after confetti throwing outside st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom holding their dog and bridal bouquet smiling
bride and groom smiling at each other outside wedding ceremony at st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom smiling at each other as bride holds bouquet
close up of bouquet of pink and cream dahlias being held by bride outside church
bride and groom in front of wooden door outside st mary's church haddenham smiling
bride and groom walk along tree lined path smiling and holding hands after intimate wedding ceremony
bride and groom hold hands and walk along tree lined path holding wedding bouquet
bride and groom embrace and laugh during portraits outside st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom hold hands and walk smiling outside st mary's church handdenham
bride and groom embrace as bride's veil lifts in wind during portraits
bride and groom pose for portrait outside st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom embrace laughing and holding hands after wedding ceremony
back of lace Justin alexander wedding dress on bride after wedding ceremony
bride poses in lace justin alexander wedding dress holding bouquet of roses
bride and bridesmaid stand outside st mary's church haddenham smiling
groom on grass with best man and friends laughing
bride holds wedding bouquet and laughs with friends outside st mary's church haddenham
bride holds bouquet and stands next to mother smiling
blue ford anglia wedding car parked outside st mary's church haddenham
bride and groom embrace smiling in front of blue ford anglia wedding car
bride and groom leave wedding in blue ford anglia car

Dan and Louella were the most lovely couple and I had a blast photographing their wedding. I wish them both a lifetime of happiness together and I hope the rest of the wedding day was a blast!

I really hope you enjoyed my blog and love the images as much as Dan and Louella do. If you are looking for a wedding photographer for a small and intimate wedding or a full day, then I would love to have a chat about your special day. Please contact me here and let’s book in a call!

The fab team of wedding suppliers involved in the day were:

Bridal gown: Daisys bridal couture

Suit: Armani

Flowers: Howe farm flowers

Hair: Mint Hair by Faye

Makeup: Rachael Parrey

Cake: Cherry tree cakerie

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