Lucy & Karl's Christmas Wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall

December is a quieter month for us in weddings (which is just as well as it gives us time to do some Christmas shopping!) but the last weekend before Christmas is always the one which gets booked up and this year was no exception with 2 weddings on each the Saturday and Sunday.

So on 19th December, we packed every single flash and light we own into the car, in preparation for the onset of darkness at 3:30pm, but were chuffed to bits when we arrived at the venue to a mild, yet sunny, blue sky at Parklands, Quendon Hall!

The couple booked both of us, giving them the full photographic coverage they wanted for their Christmas wedding. Lucy and the girls took over the top floor and I arrived upstairs to mid flow of hair and make-up happening in every room! :-) Shortly afterwards, a stack of presents arrived for the soon-to-be Mrs Haigh and we all watched on in envy, as Lucy opened each, beautifully wrapped and carefully thought-out gift by her future husband Karl!

Meanwhile Karl and the ushers were down a level, getting ready for the day ahead, who also received personalised gifts from Lucy and a watch for the main man!

We rolled with it throughout the morning, capturing events and preparations as they happened and creating gorgeous portraits of them both when they were ready.

We adore the emotional moments of weddings and weren’t disappointed when Lucy’s Dad entered the room and saw his daughter dressed and ready for the wedding. The expression on his face says it all, not to mention Mum in the background in tears too! The emotions stayed high throughout the ceremony and Karl’s face upon seeing Lucy coming down the aisle was equally a moment to treasure!

As the weather was so fair we took everyone outside to greet their happy couple and grab a full group shot before returning them back to the warmth of the open log fire and candle light inside. Of course, we borrowed Lucy & Karl for a little longer and made the most of the fading winter light with some beautiful portraits of them both.

After a seriously yummy meal (thank you guys and Parklands!) the couple and their guests enjoyed after dinner speeches and then headed into the marquee for the evening entertainment and reception.

And of course we couldn’t resist hopping outside in the dark again to create some wonderful finale shots for their album!

We had an absolute blast with Lucy & Karl! Congratulations again Mr & Mrs Haigh on an amazing day - we wish you both all the very best and happiness for your lives together!

Love, Rachel & Mark xxx

Venue: Parklands, Quendon Hall

Florist: Elegant Stems

Video: Look Back and Remember

Evening Entertainment / Band: Entertainment Nation

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