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Weddings at St Michael and All Angels Church Sandhurst Berkshire
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St Michael and All Angels Church, a popular wedding venue in Sandhurst

Photo: View of the exterior of St Michael and All Angels Church Sandhurst Berkshire.

A selection of photos from two weddings in this feature wedding venue gallery. If you are planning a wedding in the area do take a look at the Prices, the Photo Galleries, the Videos, and the Albums. This gallery illustrates just one of many for you to browse e.g. St Michaels Church Heckfield, Rivervale Barn, Warbrook House, the Lismoyne Hotel, the Elvetham Hotel, the Audleys Wood Hotel.

The photos look absolutely great and we are very happy, especially after I heard about the disaster at a friend of ours wedding. We have received our album and have now had a chance to have a good look through it. It is fantastic. Thank you for your patience with this, as it took us rather a long time to give you our list; it was certainly worth the wait. All the best for the future.

Chris and Beth (St Michael Church Sandhurst)

We are so pleased with the photos they are really impressive and are a fantastic record of our special day, thank you so much.

Meryl (St Michael Church Sandhurst)

Background Information and Highlights:

Both couples featured in this short gallery chose the beautiful old St Michael and All Angels Church Sandhurst Berkshire for their marriage ceremonies.

St Michael Church (n.b. its "Michael" not "Michaels", the "s" is missing!), on the outskirts of this famous military town, is just gorgeous both outside and inside. Its also popular - as you might expect - so couples are advised to book early to avoid disappointment!

The military wedding ceremony was conducted by the rector, Rev John Castle. The experience was terrific. The second featured wedding (in their brown colour scheme) was officiated by a stand-in priest and there were onerous restrictions and Peter could not shoot photos or video during that ceremony.

From St Michael and All Angels the "military" couple made the short journey to the reception - a private military base. The venue had a lovely secluded location and an interesting history having passed through the ownership of several "county" families, and as befits its pedigree it has a hugely impressive interior as you will see in the galleries.

The second couple moved on to the delightful Rivervale Barn just outside Yateley - a venue peter has worked at many times.

The weather on the days did what was reasonably expected of it for mid and late Summer weddings and we had lots of sunshine. In fact it got rather too warm in the afternoon if anything!

Groom and best man pose for photo before the wedding ceremony

Bride getting ready for her wedding in Sandhurst

Guests arrive for the wedding at St Michael Church Sandhurst

Bride enters the church for her wedding accompanied by her father

Bride and groom exchange rings during their wedding ceremony at St Michael and All Angels Church Sandhurst

Once the ceremony is underway there are some great shots to be had from near the front of the church. The pillars help to obscure professional photographers from the view of guests. This is also a great position from which to shoot video.

It is possible to move between the front and rear of the church during the ceremony (within reason!) to obtain a greater variety of photos. In the photograph above you can see the blessing and the end of the marriage ceremony. This is also a good position in which to place a second video camera without spooking the guests!

Sandhurst and the surrounding area - as everyone knows - has strong military connections going back many generations. And so a guard of honour is not unusual.

Inside St Michael Church the layout is such that it is one of the easier churches in which to shoot photos and video. The church has side aisles and so its possible for professional photographers to shoot from several positions during the ceremony without causing distractions. There is usually a reasonable amount of natural light as well, often not the case in old buildings.

This couple made the short trip to Rivervale Barn for their reception.

Bride and groom pose for photo after their marriage ceremony

Peter shot lots of group photos and portraits both at the church and at the reception venue. These were requested by the bride and groom for their wedding album.

Bride and groom and all their guests pose for a group photo after their wedding at St Michael and All Angels Church Sandhurst

The main function room was truly spectacular when dressed for a wedding breakfast or other event. Reminiscent of some of the Oxford Colleges but with of course its own special connections.

Father of the bride makes his speech during the wedding reception

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