Love and fun
Milena and Jonathan chose to have a church ceremony followed by a reception at the Colville Hall in Essex. Now I know it took me a while to catch up on all the beautiful weddings I shot last year, however, they are all worth the wait. Trust me on this. From the very first time when I’ve met with Milena and Jonny, I knew it was going to be epic!
Milena was getting ready with all her bridal party in a country house 5 minutes away from the church they have chosen. There was not one excuse to be late for the ceremony. Her 2 piece gown – Jasmine, Noya collection – was designed by Riki Dalal, was absolutely amazing! I personally couldn’t stop looking at it. It was beautifully complemented by her beautiful bouquet made with pale pink roses.
It was the most beautiful and warm day in Chelmsford and the church of St Mary’s C of E couldn’t look more appealing. Milena and Jonathan have picked the best place to seal their marriage. The ceremony was beautiful, Jonny looked so happy when Milena walked down the aisle escorted by her mum, the bridesmaids, pageboy and flower girl. It started by lighting up a candle in the memory of Milena’s father who was no longer with us. Milena’s mother surprised everyone by doing her reading in both English and Polish language! It just made it more and more personal.
The bright styled barn was beautifully decorated with flowers and rustic elements which perfectly matched Milena and Jonathan’s wedding theme. The Colville hall is surrounded by acres of fields which I obviously had to use for the couple portraits. We were lucky enough to catch the sunset light coming from between trees, that has created the beautiful warm feel in the images. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The reception at Colville Hall went smooth with a prayer before the meal, beautiful speeches, both Milena and Jonathan could not stop laughing at everything the best man said. Milena’s mother has prepared her beautiful speech, telling us a story about how Milena has fallen in love with Jonny and how her 2-year stay in the UK had extended to a lifetime. The way she said it was so divine and carring, you could easily tell how much Milena means to her.
When the evening came, the cake was cut and everyone has let their hair down. Friends of Milena and Jonathan gave them the best wedding gift of performing a live set and playing the best music the Collvile Hall has ever heard! It was an extra special treat for the newlyweds.
So, congratulations Milena and Jonatha. I hope you guys are still as crazy as when I have first met you!