Hertfordshire wedding photographer – Fabulous Hatfield House wedding with a car-loving groom
When Caroline and Simon first got in touch with me about their Hatfield House wedding in Hertfordshire, I was so happy. They were planning a relaxed and stylish wedding with a church ceremony, a balloon installation and even mini-golf. Caroline and Simon are the nicest people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!
Getting ready time
I began the morning at Hatfield House, where the couple and their friends were getting ready. It was a hive of activity. Simon was practising with his choir, some friends were preparing the wedding cars and the last few family members were arriving. Caroline was in an oasis of calm in one of the upstairs rooms, getting hair and makeup done.
Caroline wore a fabulous Stella York dress and Simon wore a Ted Baker suit and they looked so perfect. Caroline brought her own spin to her wedding outfit by ditching the heels and wearing an awesome pair of metallic light blue converse. Simon is a massive car lover and had two of his own cars there for the day.
St Etheldreda church ceremony
The wedding took place in St Etheldreda’s church next door to Hatfield House and was a beautiful and personal ceremony. Simon’s choir performed (he joined them), which was a really wonderful moment. The ceremony was really special. After the ceremony, there was a big cheer from everyone as the couple walked down the aisle. They waited outside the church to greet their guests, and then the celebrations began. The couple drove themselves to the reception, via the ground of Hatfield House. They arrived to be greeted by cheers and lots of bubbles!
Hatfield House wedding – The afternoon party
The wedding reception also took place at Hatfield House, which was decorated with balloons installed across the ceiling, the prettiest flowers and blue and white decor. It looked incredible, a very stylish Hatfield House wedding.
It was a weird weather day with sunshine, wind and showers, which wasn’t in the plan but the couple didn’t mind. While the guests enjoyed canapes and cocktails, the couple mingled. During the reception, they played lawn games, which was so much fun. Their guests wandered between the front lawn and the back gardens of the venue, enjoying the space. The mini-golf made for lots of laughs, especially after a few drinks!
Caroline & Simon chose to split their speeches with some during the drinks reception and the rest after dinner. After a few drinks, everyone made their way into the Old Hall for cake cutting and the first speeches. The bride’s dad, the groom, the grooms mum and the bride all said a few words. The speeches were wonderful with happy memories shared, some lovely emotional moments and plenty of laughs.
While their guests carried on with the reception, Caroline, Simon and I took a wander around the grounds and gardens. Hatfield House has the most amazing gardens and we really were spoiled for choice. We walked, chatted and took photos. Simon & Caroline practised their first dance, which brought on a fit of giggles as it all went a bit wrong on the first go! We also made sure to get some photos with the cars, very important for Simon.
The evening fun
After dinner, there were the rest of the speeches. This time it was the more embarrassing ones, as the bridesmaids, groomsmen and best man all stood up to say a few words! As the dinner and speeches came to an end it was time for the dancing to start.
Caroline and Simon did an impressive first dance, with everything going to plan this time! Their guests all joined them on the dancefloor for an evening of partying and fun.
The evening fun
Venue – Hatfield House, The Old Hall
Hair & Makeup – Hair & Makeup by Gabrielle
Brides dress – Stella York from Bicester Bridal
Grooms suit – Ted Baker
Flowers – Lamberts Flower Company
Cake – Boston Mills Bakery
Balloon installation – Bubblegum Balloons
Band – League of Gentlemen
Hope you have enjoyed this stylish Hatfield House wedding. You can see another awesome day with this fabulous wedding at the Town Hall Hotel in London.
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