Great Hallingbury Manor Wedding Photography for Michelle & Chris – Michelle and Chris chose the contemporary Great Hallingbury Manor, Bishops Stortford, for their Wedding. Our first port of call when we arrived was where the girls were getting ready in The Bridal Suite. Excitement, laughter, fun, was evident when we saw them with all preparations going well. I stayed with the girls whilst David went off to find the guys, as they arrived. Chris had a few pictures taken with his Watch in front of their Fire Engine, and then some with his Best Men and Ushers. Leaving them to carry out their duties, David then returned to the girls. Michelle and her Bridesmaids were applying the final touches to their preparations and it wasn’t long before we could take a few formal pictures and a couple of bridal portraits of Michelle. With the Guests seated for the Civil Ceremony, it was soon time for Michelle to make the short walk to the Ceremony room, which overlooked the lake. The members of Chris’ Watch provided a Guard of Honour as Michelle and Chris went outside into the sunshine. As their Guests followed them, Michelle and Chris then had a few minutes to spend with them before they were showered in confetti. Some family pictures followed and as time was short we went straight into some fun pictures. Some great natural moments! Giving Michelle and Chris a short breather before a few of their together pictures was the right call as just before the ‘everybody’ shot, and the Wedding Breakfast we took some nice pictures of the two of them. After the Wedding Breakfast, the Speeches began. An unexpected heavy downpour occurred fortunately whilst the Speeches were going on and luckily by the time they finished so had the rain. With the ground drier, we took Michelle and Chris over to the lake for a few pictures. As their Evening Guests arrived, and enjoyed the warm evening air, as the sun went down, Michelle and Chris ended up with some nice evening pictures. Their First Dance was a surprise to the Guests except the Bridal Party. Michelle and Chris started off by themselves for a very very short amount of time then were joined by the Bridal Party for an incredible routine. Well done to all of them! After taking a few pictures of their Evening Guests, it was time for us to go. A long but such a rewarding day!