Micklefield Hall, Hertfordshire Wedding Fare 19th April 2014

On Saturday 19th April Pearl Pictures rocked up to Micklefield Hall, a gorgeous Hertfordshire country house venue, to showcase our work as part of their Wedding Open Day.  We were one of the select suppliers who come recommended by the venue and it proved to be a fabulous event, hosted by the charming and hospitable owners Jamie and Anna Rankin, organised by Sandy at Tern Events and promoted excellently by Propose PR.  Spring was definitely in the air as the sun lit up the house, the marquee and the  stunning 16th century barn conversion which will be open for weddings from this October. There was a steady flow of couples and their families visiting the venue to get inspired and brides were able to treat themselves to a complimentary mini makeover by makeup artist Jules Cardozo-Marsh and hair stylist Lorraine Newark.  Not forgetting the boys, Bespoke HQ were showcasing their suave and sophisticated tailoring for all those future dapper grooms, accompanied by their dapper dachshund, a real cutie!

Our stand was in the buzzy summer marquee where guests were treated to cocktails from Arribar!, tasted fine wines and sampled a selection of amazing Asian canapés courtesy of Payal which included miniature shepherd's pies as well as more traditional Asian bites.  All absolutely delicious!

We were lucky enough to be positioned next to Kalm Kitchen's stand where the infinitely talented and gregarious Jen provided a stunning display of delectable sweet treats.  All lenten abstinence went out of the window as the chocolate mousse was literally irresistible!  Continuing on the sweet note, the lovely ladies Sam and her mother at Bite Me Bakery were showcasing their amazing wedding cakes - a business which spans three generations of talent and creativity - and to top this all off the vintage style Sweetie Carts London offered an eye-catching selection of traditional sweets to really get that sugar kick happening! All of this was enjoyed by guests who browsed the offerings whilst listening to the live entertainment and relaxed on the bespoke furniture provided by the team at Elite Hire.

The Rankins are a talented bunch and their lovely daughter Gabriella was there with her fairytale children's party business Gabriella & Octavia as well as their sons....it is a real family affair and makes the Micklefield Hall wedding experience extra special.

Early on in the day I did little talk on 'Top Tips for your wedding photography', where I shared some secrets on how to get the best out of your wedding photography.  It was a great session and eventuated in some lovely conversations with couples interested in finding out more about Pearl Pictures' services which was a fantastic bonus.

If you visited our stand, thank you - Fran (my colleague) and I loved meeting you all.  To find out more about Micklefield Hall and the services they offer, check out their website for more information.

Jemma Watts and Fran Tehan at the Pearl Pictures stand showing albums and photo displays

Jemma giving talk on wedding photography in front of guests in marquee

Jemma giving talk on wedding photography in marquee

Jemma giving talk on wedding photography in marquee

Fran Tehan Pearl Pictures

Interior of marquee with decorated tree in centre and guests browsing

The smiling ladies from Kalm Kitchen at their stand

Videographer stand with screen and floral decorations

Three detail shots showing macarons and mini desserts in glasses on Kalm Kitchen's stand

Floral table centrepiece and dressed table in marquee

Two detail shots of yellow-themed floral table centrepiece and a dachshund

Two shots of Bespoke HQ's stand showing suits and the male owner

Side by side shots of Gabriella from Gabriella & Octavia children's parties and her stand with children's tent and balloons

Sweetie Carts London stand with union jack bunting and sweets in jars

Detail shots of two sweet jars filled with liquorice all sorts and chocolate eclairs and the letters LOVE propped up below