Annabelle + Mike Leez Priory wedding film
6th August 2016 Annabelle & Mike – Filmed at Leez Priory, Essex
“I realized you were Mike’s princess today.”
For a father, the day of his daughter’s wedding can be a bittersweet one. Annabelle’s father was no exception, but he acknowledged graciously during his toast that his daughter was undoubtedly happy with the lovely Mike, and so as a father he couldn’t really ask for more. Annabelle and Mike’s wedding in the jaw-dropping splendor of Leez Priory in Essex was a magical day for a couple truly meant for each other. Mike described his new wife as “the lady of the day, and the lady of my life” and his bride was indeed both, in her gorgeous full-skirted gown with delicate lace sleeves and laced bodice. She wore a sleek veil that was pinned into her chic chignon up-do, and later transformed her look by removing the lace sleeves to free herself up for more elaborate dance moves!
Annabelle’s bridesmaids made a pretty picture in lavender gowns with lace bodices, carrying baby blue and lavender bouquets. It was a glorious sunny day, ideal for an outdoor ceremony- and as Annabelle walked towards her husband-to-be, with the turrets of Leez Priory behind her, she looked every inch the princess she was. Mike had to wipe away a tear as she approached him, and after they were pronounced husband and wife a little while later, he gave her a long-awaited kiss and triumphantly waved at the gathered guests, in happy disbelief at finding such a perfect partner. A string and keyboard musical interlude entertained the guests while Mike and Annabelle signed the register, and then before long they emerged as husband and wife, whooping and pumping the air before walking back down the aisle.
The grounds of Leez Priory made for a stunning sunset location, and the guests sprawled on the grass to enjoy the final moments of the afternoon, before the couple carried out their first dance on the lawn. They entertained their guests with a funky routine, which Mike in particular threw himself into with enthusiasm! At the reception, the tables each features Polaroid snaps of the couple in the various placed they have visited across the world, from Sugar Loaf Mountain, to St. Lucia and the Golden Gate Bridge. In his toast to his new wife, Mike expressed the hope that there’d be “plenty of running, plenty of travelling and plenty of karaoke” in their future, and with those key ingredients they are sure to have many happy adventures together!