A summer wedding wouldn’t be a summer wedding without the threat of a little bit of rain. Lizzie and Neil’s Hengrave Hall summer wedding was no different – the start of the day was tipping down, time to get the umbrellas out. Hengrave Hall is stunning all year round, even when it rains. It’s much better when it’s sunny, obviously (!) but I know there’s plenty of opportunities to get stunning photos whatever the weather. This rain wasn’t going to put a dampener on the day – I don’t I’ve chuckled so much during the start of a wedding day, if there were any nerves from Lizzy and Neil, no one was showing it.
We might have needed umbrellas on the way into the wedding ceremony in the chapel but we didn’t need them on the way out. It went from grey, grisly and wet to blisteringly hot in the space of a few wedding vows. How cool is that, someone was smiling down on us. Beautiful weather for a beautiful couple. By the end of the wedding reception on the terrace, guests were looking for shade to hide from the heat of the sun. Someone else feeling the heat was Neil during his best man’s speech. Phew, that was a bit of a scorcher.
One of my favourite times at a summer wedding is after the meal, when the sun is just settling on the horizon, everyone is fed, watered and relaxed, perfect to kick back and enjoy the last bit of the day before the evening party starts. A few stretches from Lizzy and then into the first dance and the party into full swing. Belting night!