Down Hall Country House Hotel Wedding
Recently I was privileged to photograph a Down Hall Country House Hotel Wedding. This is a superb wedding venue set in some beautiful English countryside on the Essex, Herts border near Bishops Stortford. To add to my pleasure Laura and Richard were a fantastic couple which made my job all the more easy and special.
Both Laura and Richard prepared for their big day at Down Hall along with lots of their family and friends. Fortunately Down Hall has plenty of rooms and they often give discounts to guests attending a wedding. As you can see from the pictures I think I managed to capture the happy atmosphere as the couple along with their respective bridesmaids, best man and ushers prepared for the big day.
The Laura and Richard were married in the Prior Room which has plenty of space even for the largest wedding. This was a fun ceremony made even more special by couples obvious love for each other.
As you can see Richard is in the army and we were treated a fantastic guard of honour for the couple as they emerged into the afternoon sun as husband and wife. The weather that day was extremely hot so I think the couple and guests really did appreciate the refreshments served in the garden by the very efficient staff at Down Hall Country House Hotel.
After completing the obligatory formal photographs I set about capturing some nice photographs of the couple alone in and around the superb grounds at Down Hall, which has some lovely backdrops for wedding photography. Then it was time for the wedding breakfast and speeches. Laura’s Dad Stephen gave a fantastic speech and as you might expect with Richard and his Best Man being in the military their speeches were also poignant and funny. Last but not least I photographed the cake cutting and first dance complete with confetti canon.
You can view all the pictures from this lovely wedding by visiting my website here, but you will need to be a friend of the couple and have the password.