Hatfield House Wedding

Sarah and Will – 2nd September 2017


Hatfield House features in a list of my favourite top ten wedding venues in Hertfordshire. 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. The reactions from her friends and family was priceless 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.


The ceremony took place at Marychurch 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 fistfuls of confetti before they made their way to their wedding reception at Hatfield House.


Hatfield House is a stunning stately home set in the Hertfordshire countryside with beautifully manicured gardens which accommodated the drinks reception. The main hall 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 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


Written by Sarah Elliott Photography - Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
Written by Sarah Elliott Photography - Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire