An intimate, country chic wedding at Blake Hall: Louise & Alan.

Louise & Alan’s elegant country wedding took place in March at Blake Hall in Ongar. Their day was an intimate celebration of their love for each other and I loved how relaxed it was! I joined Louise and her mum, along with Alan’s lovely daughter Ellie at the Old Coach House on the morning of the wedding where they were getting ready. The theme for their wedding daywas very much country chic and every little detail conveyed this – from Louise’s gorgeous bouquet by Karen from The Flower Mill, to her beautiful romantic half up hairdo by Lisa Alger, complemented perfectly with the fresh roses in her hair, to her elegant fishtail wedding gown – chic, slightly rustic, very understated and perfect for a beautiful country wedding.


Louise & her mum did the flower centerpieces for the tables themselves and along with a fairy light backdrop in the barn and a sweet candy station, everything came together beautifully. Blake Hall was the perfect setting for their relaxed wedding day and we made the most of the beautiful grounds & blossom trees for their couple portraits. What I love most about Louise & Alan is that they don’t take themselves too seriously and that they are a genuinely lovely couple, who care so much about their family & friends. I loved photographing their forest engagement shoot and wedding day and it reminded why I love intimate weddings so much!


Mr & Mrs Rees – thank you for trusting me to capture your perfect wedding day. It was a pleasure spending time with you both and I wish you a wonderful future together.


A little note from Louise:

“We absolutely love the photos – they capture our day so well, now have the hard decision of which ones to put into an album! We also loved the package you sent us, you could smell the lavender before we had even opened it! Thank you so much for taking our pictures it’s been a real pleasure, you made us feel totally at ease which is no mean feat since both of us don’t exactly enjoy having our picture taken!!! I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your wonderful photography skills! Wish you all the best for the future. Mrs Rees! x”


Here are a few of my favourites from the day. Enjoy!


How gorgeous is Louise’s hair?? Serious hair envy! ;-)


Love the photo above of Louise’s mum right before the ceremony. Such a precious moment.


The dashing groom and his beautiful daughter & Louise’s bridesmaid, Ellie.



LOVED the gorgeous little roses in Louise’s hair.


Alan, rocking his brand new watch – a wedding present from Louise.

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Wedding ceremony & reception venue: Blake Hall, Chipping, Ongar, CM5 0DG

Louise’s wedding gown: Mori Lee 1862 by Madeline Gardner

Louise’s bracelet: Monica Vinader

Louise’s wedding shoes: Kurt Geiger

Hair & make up: Lisa Alger

Wedding bouquet: The Flower Mill

Entertainment: DJ Sammy

Wedding cake: their friend Hayley

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