Sarah and Will – 2nd September 2017
Hatfield House is a stunning stately home set in the Hertfordshire countryside with beautifully manicured gardens and historical features. I really enjoyed being a Hatfield House wedding photographer and I can’t wait to come back!
Hatfield House Wedding Photographer
Sarah got ready with her bridesmaids at the Beales Hotel in Hatfield on a warm sunny day in September. The rooms were flooded with natural light providing the perfect bright and airy backdrop for bridal prep photos. The bridesmaids had gorgeous blush pink satin dressing gowns to wear whilst having their make up done along with personalised champagne glasses to sip Prosecco from. The modern look of the hotel worked really well for photographing details like the dress and flowers as there were lots of mirrored, glossy surfaces to create some great reflections. Sarah wore a stunning mermaid style satin gown with a sweetheart neckline and lace detailing. Her friends and family were wowed when they saw her in her wedding dress for the first time! A pretty bouquet with blush, lilac and ivory flowers complimented the dress perfectly.
Wedding Ceremony at St Mary’s Church
The ceremony took place at St Mary’s, a church in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Large, colourful stained glass windows lit the church and provided a beautiful backdrop for the couple to elope. Will and his ushers were dressed in smart royal blue suits with blush buttonholes which looked great with the bridesmaid’s navy dresses and pastel bouquets. An emotional service followed with lots of happy tears from the wedding party and Sarah punched the air as soon as she received her wedding certificate! The newlyweds exited the church to cheers, applause and lots of confetti before they made their way to their wedding reception at Hatfield House.
Wedding Reception at The Old Palace
The main hall in the Old Palace looked amazing with the long tables running down the length of the room adorned with spectacular floral centrepieces, ornate table numbers and bespoke wooden place names. I proceeded to photograph the group pictures in the gardens with the manor house in the background followed by a few couple pictures against the tall hedges.
The band began to play as the couple danced their way into the reception to greet their guests whilst everyone got up to join them on the dance floor…this couple certainly know how to make an entrance! The wedding breakfast followed, along with some hilarious speeches by the groom and best men. As the sun began to set, we were able to make use of some more of Hatfield House’s beautiful grounds by getting a few more couple pictures before Sarah and Will had their first dance as husband and wife. It was such an honour to be part of this lovely couple’s day and I wish them both all the best in the start of their married life.
Videographer – Kady Eliza
Band – XS Showband
Florist – Michelle Harris
Toast Master – Jeff Best
Photo Booth – Wow Factor Events
Hatfield House Wedding Photos
Photographing Weddings at Hatfield House
Hatfield House is an amazing Grade I Listed building located in The Great Park in Hertfordshire. This Jacobean House was built in 1497 by the Bishop of Ely, King Henry VII’s minister. It has become a popular tourist attraction as it was the childhood residence of Queen Elizabeth I.
Getting Married at Hatfield House
If you’re looking to tie the know at this historic venue, you can choose to have your ceremony in The Old Palace or at The Riding School. The Palace has a much more traditional feel with it’s exposed timber beams and ornate wall hangings and seats up to 250 people. The Riding School is a great alternative for those looking for something more modern. The glass roof lets in lots of natural light making it perfect for wedding photos and the mezzanine floor allows the photographer to document the ceremony from different angles. It’s a slightly smaller space, seating 120 people, so it’s a great alternative for anyone having a more intimate wedding. If, like Sarah and Will you’d prefer a church service, St Mary’s is located just a short walk away from the venue.
If you’re looking for a Hatfield House wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you!