Nikki & Tim’s, St Michael & All Angels Church Wedding.


Nicola & Tim got married in the summer of 2014 at St Michael & All Angels Church in Copford followed by a wedding reception at the Marks Tey Hotel.

It was interesting (for me anyhow) how I came to meet Nikki and Tim and to photograph their wedding. Some months previously I had been in HSBC bank in Halstead and whilst at the counter I overheard Nicola, at the next counter, telling the cashier about her wedding plans. As we left the bank about the same time I took a moment to introduce myself to Nikki, to say hello and explain that I was a wedding photographer, Nikki had not booked a photographer at that time and seemed very interested, we subsequently arranged a time to get together with her fiancé Tim and her mum, they were very impressed with my portfolio; I’m pleased to say, and immediately booked me for their big day.

Bridal prep wedding dress and shoes. Follow Me on Pinterest

We did get together prior to the wedding for a pre wedding photo shoot, which gave us a wonderful opportunity to spend some time together and get to know each other better. It also helped both Nikki and Tim to feel more relaxed and natural in front of the camera.

It was also nice that Nikki bought her wedding dress from ‘Nell’Amore’ a bridal wear shop in Halstead, the owner there; Lauren is amazing and extremely helpful. In fact the photographs of Nikki’s dress and shoes etc. were all taken there a few days before the wedding.


The groom with his best man and father at St Michael & All Angels Church Follow Me on Pinterest

On the day of the wedding itself I met up with Tim, together with his dad and his best man Robert outside the church. I have say that as an experienced wedding photographer it’s always a pleasure to photograph weddings at venues that are a little out of the ordinary and this was certainly was. St Michael & All Angels Church is absolutely beautiful but what is perhaps most remarkable are the Norman wall paintings inside, in fact if you would like to read a bit more about it you can do so here, ‘St Michael & All Angels Church’.


A father leads his daughter up the aisle at St Michael & All Angels Church Copford. Follow Me on Pinterest

Nikki arrived in style with her bridesmaid in an old restored camper van, her dress was beautiful and as you can see in the photos she looked stunning.


Beautiful image of the bride and groom Follow Me on Pinterest

wedding ceremony Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride and groom get married at Copford church near Marks Tey Essex Follow Me on Pinterest

 Newlyweds, Nikki & Tim, walk down the isle Follow Me on Pinterest

Beautiful bride Nikki outside St Michael & All Angels Church Follow Me on Pinterest

Beautiful black & white image of the bride and groom Follow Me on Pinterest

After the ceremony we spent some time taking photographs in the grounds of the church and on the cricket field nearby, before leaving for the Marks Tey Hotel.


The bride and groom take a stroll Follow Me on Pinterest

Portrait of the bride and groom Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride and groom - first dance Follow Me on Pinterest

Some stunning photographs of the bride. Follow Me on Pinterest

Beautiful image of the bride on the stairs Follow Me on Pinterest

Nikki & Tim's Marks Tey Wedding Follow Me on Pinterest

Marks Tey Hotel Wedding_Stunning portraits of the bride and groom Follow Me on Pinterest

Nikki & Tim and all the guests (and me) had a most enjoyable time at the wedding breakfast / reception. Delicious food, sweets, cakes, drinks, chocolate fountains, speeches, cutting of the cake, first dance and time to relax, chat and play. As the skies grew dark there was yet one more amazing treat in store as the everyone went out on to the roof to release flaming lanterns in to the romantic night sky.


Bride and groom release Chinese Lanterns Follow Me on Pinterest

Nikki & Tim are an amazing couple and I wish them a long and happy married life together.



If you are considering a St Michael & All Angels wedding (or anywhere else for that matter) please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.

Tony is the owner of Tony Sale Photography a much sought after wedding and portrait photographer based in Essex. He is known for his particular style of putting couples at ease and of mixing traditional, documentary and artistic genres to ensure the perfect capture of your special day.
He is also a great lover of coffee so if you fancy discussing your wedding or portrait photography over an Americano, Flat White, Skinny Latte or whatever else is going do get in touch – phone 01787 474923 or email
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