For those of you that are familiar with the BBC2 series, Peaky Blinders, you will recognise this absolutely stunning venue from series 3: Arley Hall and Gardens.
Michelle and Mike chose to get married here as they have a long intertwined history with this beautiful venue, not least because it was where Mike 'popped the question' to Michelle.
Unfortunately, their plans to get married in the gorgeous herbaceous border were foiled by the weather but the Crook Barn was decorated in a delicate and rustic way to ensure that Michelle and Mike had the perfect setting for their ceremony. After the ceremony, the natural nerves disappeared and they dodged the puddles to make their way up to the grand hall for the champagne reception.
After the congratulations from friends and family, and a number of group photographs, Michelle and Mike hosted afternoon tea in the dining room incorporating a few thanks you's but keeping the speeches concise! During a rare break in the English weather, we were able to get Michelle and Mike outside to get some evening images in the herbaceous border and in front of the hall's imposing facade.
A surprise 'flash dance' telling the story of their relationship, which was organised by Michelle's daughter, set up the party atmosphere for the evening celebrations in the Olympia suite, topped off with a 4 piece jazz band and hog roast.
Luckily, the weather did not ruin what turned out to be a most lovely day and we were honoured to be a part of it. Here's some of the images from their special day. Congratulations again, Michelle and Mike!