Colville Hall Wedding Photography – Becky & Ben

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Colville Hall Wedding Photography Pinterest Graphic with image of couple in autumn

Colville Hall Wedding

“I’m actually really glad there’s only 15 people here.” Ben said as I asked him how he was feeling on the day of his and Becky’s Colville Hall wedding.

After planning for an original wedding at Colville Hall of 60+, cutting the guest list down to 30 was hard enough. But to have to cut the list in half again to only 15.

Brutal. Do you carry on and get married? Do you bring the date forward so you can get in 30 guests? Do you postpone?

Both are physiotherapists who were working crazy hours and dealing with a lot during the pandemic, it’s easy to understand that they were really looking forward to their wedding.

Fast forward a bit and their honeymoon has been cancelled twice. But the positivity from them is infectious, and I was so honoured to have been able to capture their day for them.

Orchard Barn at Colville Hall Wedding Venue

Colville Hall Wedding Venue

Getting ready at the stunning thatched barns at Colville Hall, Becky & Ben definitely made the right decision for them. It was the first venue they’d looked at, just like they’d bought the first house they viewed. 

In fact, Becky & Ben had grabbed life by the horns on many occasions, they couldn’t not stick with their first wedding date. 

So with their significantly reduced guest list, they decided to go ahead. Albeit with a few alterations to the day. No caricaturist. But they still got a pretty enormous cake! And it did ease Ben’s nerve’s a bit to know there were only 15 people in the crowd.

Going small definitely doesn’t mean there’s any less love in the room. 

Wedding Ceremony Set Up Colville Hall

Ceremonies in the Orchard Barn at Colville Hall

Having their ceremony in the gorgeous Orchard Barn at Colville Hall, Becky & Ben were accompanied by their 15 AND their dog, Buzz. 

TOP TIP: The dog doesn’t count in the guest list! I know, right!!

Spacing the chairs with social distancing in mind made for a great set up, and it looked fantastic. I LOVE these little wooden chairs against a barn beam backdrop (try saying that really fast!). There’s something about the naturalness of all those warm wood colours that makes me jump for joy!

Mill Pond Barn at Colville Hall

Receptions in the Mill Pond Barn at Colville Hall

As their guests sat down we took a walk around the gardens at Colville Hall, stopping when we had a beautiful backdrop and awesome light. We stopped a lot. 

There’s a lot to see in a short distance at Colville Hall, and having use of two barns means you don’t have to wait for the room to be “turned around”.

Preparing a lot of their wedding bits themselves (well by Becky!) they’d put so much time and effort into making the day and the décor perfect. Down to the self made Mr & Mrs sign, the veil from eBay that mum helped make perfect with hours of labouring love, flowers, sweet jars, and more!

There was a whole lotta love that went into this day. 

While Becky & Ben got ready to cut their cake and share their first dance, their families remained seated and watched from a distance. 

There was no dancing into the night and I made my way home shortly after their first dance. Getting home and making sure those precious memories were safely stored and backed up.

Colville Hall Wedding Photography

Now you’ve heard about Becky & Ben’s amazing Colville Hall wedding journey, how bout some pics? It’s only fair, right!?

Watch the video above for a highlight selection, or scroll through the images below.

Orchard Barn at Colville Hall
Barn Wedding Venue Sign Colville Hall
Barn Flower Decoration Colville Hall
Colville Hall Wedding Ceremony Set Up
Close up Wedding Flowers Colville Hall
Wed2B Dress Hanging on Wooden Beam in Mil Pond Barn Colville Hall
Close up of Top Half of Wed2B Dress Hanging on Wooden Beam in Mil Pond Barn Colville Hall
Wed2B Wedding Dress and Purple Bridesmaid Dresses Hanging on Wooden Beam in Mil Pond Barn Colville Hall
Wedding Bouquet on Wedding Veil
Wooden Mr Mrs Ring Box Colville Hall
Grooms Suits Gift Bags
Bridal Make up Artist at Colville Hall
Bridal hair being done at Colville Hall
Bride having hair done at Colville Hall
Bridesmaid Gift Opening Bridal Prep
Bridesmaids Opening Gifts Bridal Prep
Bridesmaids Unwrapping Gifts And Putting Bracelets on Each other Colville Hall
Adding final Make up touches as bride smiles at Colville Hall
Three Rose Floral Hair Piece Colville Hall
Bridesmaids helping bride with jewellery at Colville Hall
Grooms Suits Hanging on Wooden Beam in Mill Pond Barn Colville Hall
Groomsmens Pocketwatches on wooden beam at Colville Hall Barn Wedding
Groomsmens Pocketwatches and Cufflinks on wooden beam at Colville Hall Barn Wedding
Bride Helping Bridesmaids Getting Ready and tying Dress Bow at Colvill Hall
Bridesmaid Dress Detail Plum Dress with Back Bow Colville Hall
Groom putting on tie at Colville Hall Wedding
Groom fastening tie at Colville Hall
Groom Buttoning Suit Jacket at Colville Hall
Best Man Attaches Buttonhole
Bridesmaid Help Bride with Wedding Dress Colville Hall
Wedding Dress Lacing Colville Hall
Wedding Dress Fastening Colville Hall
Bride puts on Converse wedding shoes
Colville Hall Bride in Mirror
Groom and Best Man Embrace before wedding ceremony begins at Colville Hall
Bride walks with father down the aisle to meet Groom at Colville Hall Wedding
Bride looks down smiling in Colville Hall Wedding Ceremony
Family member wiping tears during Colville Hall Wedding Ceremony
Dog runs down aisle to meet bride and groom with Wedding Rings Colville Hall
Buzz the Dog as Ring Bearer, as Groom takes rings from dog's suit pocket Colville Hall
Ring Exchange Colville Hall
Signing the Register Colville Hall
Bride and Groom Walk back down the aisle Colville Hall
Bride and Groom walk through Bubbles Confetti Colville Hall Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom Cheers Glasses after Wedding Ceremony at Colville Hall
Nosey Barker Dog Sitting Wedding Colville Hall
Portrait of the Bride and Groom as dog sits in Brides Dress at Colville Hall
Couple hug their dog close in embrace at Colville Hall
Dog in Suit Colville Hall Wedding
Dog Portrait at Colville Hall Wedding
Bride and groom walk towards camera in autumnal couples shot at Colville Hall
Bride and groom embrace, groom kissing brides head, side on, under the archway at Colville Hall
Bride and Groom look to each other in natural wedding photography moment Colville Hall
Natural shot of couple under Autumn leaves Wedding Photography Colville Hall
Wedding Couple Sit on Wall Near Archway at Colville Hall
Couples Portraits sitting on wall by archway Colville Hall Wedding Photography
Bridal and Groom Portraits Under Hut at Colville Hall
Stormy Sky Wedding Portrait Wedding Photography Colville Hall
Bride and Groom Running out of rain Colville Hall Wedding
Welcome Wedding Sign Colville Hall
Wooden Pallet Clock Timeline Colville Hall
Purple gradient wedding cake on table by window at Colville Hall
Wedding Breakfast Set Up Colville Hall
Bride Groom Wedding Breakfast Set Up Colville Hall
Unique Jenga Wedding Guestbook at Colville Hall
Bride and Groom Wedding Breakfast Entry Colville Hall
Purple gradient wedding cake on table by window at night at Colville Hall
Couple Cut Purple Gradient Cake at Colville Hall
Bride and Groom Cut Purple Gradient Cake at Colville Hall
Couples Portraits in front of Mr and Mrs Signs at Colville Hall
Couple close together during First Dance with Mr and Mrs sign at Colville Hall
Groom Swirls Bride First Dance at Colville Hall
Couple's First Dance Colville Hall
Night Portrait of Couple Walking Away from Camera in Autumn Colville Hall Wedding

Colville Hall Wedding Suppliers

VENUE: Colville Hall
WEDDING COORDINATOR: Claire at Colville Hall
HAIR & MAKE UP: Vanessa at Essex Wedding Hair & Make Up
VEIL: eBay
CATERER: Limeberry
CAKE: Heart & Soul Cakes
RINGS: Lance James Jewellers
PHOTOGRAPHER: Essex Wedding Photographer

How Do I Get to Colville Hall?

Set on the Essex and Hertfordshire border in the village of White Rhoding, Colvile Hall isn’t too far from Chelmsford, Harlow, Bishops Stortford and Epping.

Colville Hall

Chelmsford Road, White Roding CM6 1RQ

Who Am I?

I’m Lindsey, an Essex wedding photographer that lives to help you feel relaxed while capturing awesome photos of your day. Come learn more about my wedding photography here.


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