Category: UK Weddings

As a fine art wedding Photographer I see my fair share of beautiful stationary, flowers and tablescapes but you know when you have found ‘kindred spirit’ clients after having sent them a handwritten thank you note on your own branded paper (300gsm since you ask) with gold foil branding (what else?) that said clients then reply with a customised crest letter headed paper with beautiful handwritten words thanking you for your thank you, (using what looked to be an old fashioned quill and ink) complete with a wax seal on the back!

I mean, does it get any better?!

These two wonderful individuals were married at Voewood House in Norfolk on a spring day earlier this year…their style, their friends, their family and most importantly their hearts and connection to each other had a profound effect on me.

It was my first same sex marriage and I was nervous. Not because I would be doing anything differently really just that I really wanted to do a good job and make sure they felt comfortable. As you know, I’m a Fine Art Wedding photographer so I really care about how details and people are portrayed I also REALLY care about how they feel when I’m photographing them so I invest a lot of time and energy into making sure my clients are comfortable.

Luckily Jamie and Christian were perfection personified and as they said they vows and the officiant pronounced them married, I saw a mother fight back tears of joy and pride…I myself had a camera infront of my face so fought to blink back tears and keep the moment in focus in camera!

Later in the day I laughed out loud with the guests when the best men told raucous stories and gasp-worthy innuendos, really there is nothing like a well timed and delivered punchline!

I also gulped down tears when I heard one of the Fathers of the groom tell of his sons struggles as a teenager….feeling that pinch of dismay in the world…
Having said that I later cried with laughter with the guests as that same father finished his speech with a reference… he said he couldn’t understand why some people had an issue with same sex marriages, because he and his wife had been having the same sex during their entire marriage and he really liked it! Hilarious!

This day was an emotional rollercoaster and I was only the photographer!

I hope you enjoy this wedding and if you’re getting married in the UK and would like to see more of my fine art wedding photography please do visit HERE to see more!

Voewood house fine art wedding in Norfolk
Voewood house fine art wedding in Norfolk
White and green urn of wedding flowers
Beautiful white and green spring wedding flowers for a Norfolk wedding
Julie Michaelsen Photography
indoor wild plant in blue pot shot on film
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Voewood house, Fine Art wedding photographer rustic order of service
Fine Art wedding photographer rustic order of service
Groom's brown wedding shoes and bow tie by julie michaelsen photography
The simplest details tell the greatest story; a groom’s wedding shoes.
Fine art wedding stationary
Fine Art London based wedding photographer www.juliemichaelsen.com
purple wisteria shot on film
purple wisteria shot on film
outdoor wedding ceremony set up with green wild floral decor
Beautiful alfresco ceremony in the english countryside by julie michaelsen photogrpahy
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The simplest details tell the greatest story; a groom’s wedding shoes.
outdoor wedding ceremony set up with green wild floral decor
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Black and white photo of groom getting ready for his wedding
Black and white photo of groom getting ready for his wedding
Photo of groom getting ready for his wedding with his best man
Photo of groom getting ready for his wedding with his best man
Photo of groom getting ready for his wedding with his best man
Photo of groom getting ready for his wedding with his best man by fine art wedding photographer
Champagne in a bucket with flowers
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cute flower girls in white lace dresses
the cutest flower girls at this fine art wedding in Norfolk.
Wedding Dinner Seating Plan
Fine art wedding photography julie michaelsen
sage herb table names stationary decoration and plants
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herb table names stationary decoration and plants
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outdoor norfolk wedding ceremony set up at Voewood House
Julie Michaelsen Photography
outdoor wedding ceremony set up with green wild floral decor
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Beautiful white and green spring wedding flowers for a Norfolk wedding photographer by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Beautiful white and green spring wedding flowers for a Norfolk wedding photographer by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
wedding ceremony photo of grooms
wedding ceremony photo of grooms saying their vows
wedding ceremony photo of grooms
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two grooms signing the signing their marriage certificate
Happy grooms signing their marriage certificate by Fine art wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen
happy mother of the groom at norfolk wedding
happy mother of the groom at norfolk wedding by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
cute page boy wearing red bow tie
The cutest page boy wearing red bow tie at norfolk wedding, voewood house
wedding guests wearing pastel suits
happy wedding guests wearing pastel suits
grooms and best men laughing and wearing tweed suits
Grooms and best men at norfolk wedding venue voewood house captured by fine art wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen
grooms and best men laughing and wearing tweed suits
Grooms and best men at norfolk wedding venue voewood house captured by fine art wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen
Couple portraits of two grooms wearing country tweed
Couple portraits of two grooms wearing country tweed at norfolk wedding captured by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Couple portraits of two grooms wearing country tweed
Couple portraits of two grooms wearing country tweed at norfolk wedding captured by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Couple portraits of two grooms wearing country tweed
Couple portraits of two grooms wearing country tweed at norfolk wedding captured by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
happy groom smiling wearing tweed
happy groom smiling wearing tweed captured by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
happy groom and groom walking hand in hand after their wedding ceremony
two happy grooms walking hand in hand wearing chic country tweed on their wedding day by fine art wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen
happy groom smiling wearing tweed
happy groom smiling wearing tweed captured by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
two grooms wearing tweed on their wedding day
two happy grooms wearing chic country tweed on their wedding day by fine art wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen
happy groom and groom walking hand in hand after their wedding ceremony
two happy grooms walking hand in hand wearing chic country tweed on their wedding day by fine art wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Calligraphy stationary and raspberry jar
Country wedding details by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen
wooden crochet set
wooden crochet set, fine art wedding photographer
cute twin flower girls in white dresses with a white umbrella
Fine Art Wedding Photographer
Couple portraits of two grooms wearing country tweed
Couple portraits of two grooms wearing country tweed at norfolk wedding captured by fine art wedding photographer julie michaelsen

Credits:
Planner & Stylist: Vanilla Rose Weddings & Events
Florist: The Country Garden Florist
Stationary: Hollyhock lane
Calligraphy Signage: Merrie & Bright Calligraphy
Venue: Voewood House

Beautiful Cotswolds Wedding Photography anyone?!

Getting married in the UK? I’d argue that the Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful places in England to get married in! I set about creating this styled shoot because the Cotswolds has captured my heart and I’d love to do more Weddings in the glorious Cotswolds.

Our vision for this inspiration editorial came from the courtship between two cultures and heritages. A young Californian artist who marries into English aristocracy, at his family’s country manor in the Cotswolds. We wanted to marry the history of the old English countryside with the modern and glamorous free-spirited bride, to cater for the artisanal, romantic bride…The bride who strives embrace life as an adventure, will dance in the rain and with regards to her wedding; wants to bring nature indoors for a fresh and all sensorial experience at her wedding.

We wanted to give a nod to the pantone colour of the year whilst retaining a wild and imperfect theme through the floral design but also by contradicting the glamour of the blush wedding dress with the fresh flowers in the brides’ hair for their traditional church ceremony. I hope you enjoy!

If you’d like to see more destination wedding portfolios here over HERE

Cornwall Manor, Elegant wedding venue in the cotswolds
Julie Michaelsen Photography
The view from Cornwall Manor, elegant wedding venue in the cotswolds by Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Fine art bride with flowers in her hair by julie michaelsen photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Cornwall Manor, Elegant wedding venue in the cotswolds
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Cornwall Manor, Elegant wedding venue in the cotswolds
Julie Michaelsen Photography
elegant bride and groom captured at cornwall manor by cotswolds wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
pretty pink embellished Emmy London shoes
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exquisite details at cornwall manor
Julie Michaelsen Photography
exquisite details at cornwall manor
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Cornwall Manor, Elegant wedding venue in the cotswolds
Julie Michaelsen Photography
exquisite details at cornwall manor
Julie Michaelsen Photography
elegant bride and groom captured at cornwall manor by cotswolds wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
elegant bride and groom captured at cornwall manor by cotswolds wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
delicate engagement ring shot of fine art bride for cotswolds wedding
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Bride and groom at cotswolds wedding at cornwall manor
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elegant bride captured at cornwall manor by cotswolds wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Pure lpve by fine art wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen in the cotswolds
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Bride and Groom after ceremony at cornwall manor
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Boho Bride with loose white flowers in her hair, cotswolds wedding photography
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Cornwall Manor in the cotswolds
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Bride with loose white flowers in her hair, cotswolds wedding photography
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Bride and Groom infront of floral installation by cotswolds wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Bride & Fireplace installation at Cornwall Manor by Julie Michaelsen, Cotswolds Wedding Photographer
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Bride & Fireplace installation at Cornwall Manor by Julie Michaelsen, Cotswolds Wedding Photographer
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Bride & Fireplace installation at Cornwall Manor by Julie Michaelsen, Cotswolds Wedding Photographer
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Bridal hair piece details by Sibo Designs, cotswolds wedding photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Bridal hair piece details by Sibo Designs, cotswolds wedding photography
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Fireplace installation at Cornwall Manor by Julie Michaelsen, Cotswolds Wedding Photographer
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Fireplace installation at Cornwall Manor by Julie Michaelsen, Cotswolds Wedding Photographer
Julie Michaelsen Photography
green and white floral details at cornwall manor captured by julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
green and white floral details at cornwall manor captured by julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Gentle moments between cotswolds wedding bride and groom
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Elegant bride infront of floral fire place made by Jennifer Pinder at Cornwall Manor
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Elegant bride infront of floral fire place made by Jennifer Pinder at Cornwall Manor
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Happy Bride and Groom outside cornwall manor in the cotswolds
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Romantic Bride and Groom outside cornwall manor in the cotswolds
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Happy Bride and Groom outside cornwall manor in the cotswolds
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Gentle moments before the ceremony of bride by cotswolds wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Intimate bride and groom moment at cornwall manor, cotswolds wedding photography
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elegant bride at cotswolds wedding
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Intimate grey and green tablescape by Cotswolds Wedding photographer Julie Michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Grey tapered candles for elegant tablescape at cornwall manor by cotswolds wedding photographer
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Grey tapered candles for elegant tablescape at cornwall manor
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Table arrangement by jennifer pinder at cotswolds wedding shot by Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Table arrangement by jennifer pinder at cotswolds wedding shot by Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Cotswolds Wedding Photography by Julie Michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Elegant place setting using grey and green colours at Cotswolds Wedding
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Table arrangement by jennifer pinder at cotswolds wedding shot by Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Table arrangement by jennifer pinder at cotswolds wedding shot by Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Elegant place setting using grey, green, gold colours at Cotswolds Wedding
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Elegant place setting using grey and green colours at Cotswolds Wedding
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Intimate grey and green tablescape at Cotswolds Wedding
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Emmy London Shoes at Cotswolds wedding
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Elegant white, grey and green bouquet at cotswolds wedding
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Fine Art white and green Floral Arrangement by Jennifer Pinder
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Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
elegant bride at cotswolds wedding
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Julie Michaelsen Photography
Cotswolds Wedding Photography at Cornwall Manor
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Fine Art Cotswolds Bride at Cornwall Manor
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Cotswolds Wedding Photography at Cornwall Manor
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Beautiful bride wearing sparkly dress at cotswolds wedding venue cornwall manor
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Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Jennifer Pinder bridal bouquet for cotswolds wedding shot by Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Bride and Groom pre-ceremony enjoying a quiet moment together, cotswolds wedding photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Bride and Groom pre-ceremony enjoying a quiet moment together, cotswolds wedding photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Cornwall Manor, Elegant wedding venue in the cotswolds
Julie Michaelsen Photography
exquisite details at cornwall manor
Julie Michaelsen Photography
pretty pink embellished Emmy London shoes
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Fine Art Wedding Stationary suite for elegant wedding
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Fine Art bridal portrait, cotswolds wedding photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Cornwall Manor, Elegant wedding venue in the cotswolds
Julie Michaelsen Photography
elegant bride and groom captured at cornwall manor by cotswolds wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Spring has sprung in the cotswolds
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elegant bride and groom captured at cornwall manor by cotswolds wedding photographer julie michaelsen
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Cornwall Manor Cotswolds Wedding Venue
Julie Michaelsen Photography

Photographer: julie Michaelsen Photography
Stylist / Planner: Rebecca Kobus from Glimmer & Threads / Rebecca K Events (www.glimmerandthreads.com)
Floral Designer: jennifer pinder
Dress Designer: Lee Petra Grebenau
Rentals, Furniture & Styling Assistance: Wedhead
Accessories: Sibo Designs
Venue: cornwall manor
Cake Designer: Lemon Tree Cakes
Hair & Make-up Artist: Sanni Sorma
Ring box: La petit box
Ring: Bearbrooksbank
Stationary: Quill London
Bridal Boutique: Morgan Davies