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Ashridge House Wedding – Hertfordshire

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Ashridge House Wedding

Elsa & Graham were married on a beautiful Spring day of Easter weekend in April 2019. Kate from Juniper Green Photography had asked me if I could be her second photographer for the day and I was thrilled to be able to do it.

The day began with Elsa and her bridal preparations at Ashridge House. We photographed the fine details of the dress along with the bouquets and the girls getting ready. Kate then photographed the bridal party portraits and I headed over to the church.

I met with Graham for his groom portraits and also some shots with his groomsmen and then began capturing the guests as they arrived. Everyone was in such great spirits and I knew it was going to be a wonderful day.

The ceremony took place at the picturesque church of St Peter & St Paul in Little Gaddesden and It was honestly one of the prettiest churches I have seen! 

Elsa arrived looking absolutely breath-taking along the bridesmaids and flower-girls who complimented her beautifully in light oyster toned dresses. 

After the ceremony and the fantastic confetti walk (I LOVE confetti!) I drove back to Ashridge House to wait for the newlywed’s arrival.

I got in position as soon as I heard the car trundling down the drive, and they pulled up outside the entrance complete with glasses of champagne!

 

The Reception

Welcome drinks greeted the guests as they gathered in the Italian garden around the beautiful fountain. I was looking forward to later in the afternoon when we would capture some lovely couple portraits next to it! You are spoiled for choice at Ashridge House when it comes to photographs, it is an absolute dream…

The wedding breakfast was served in the Lady Marian Alford Room which had been beautifully decorated by Rebecca Marsala Flowers. Her flowers are always so lovely.

The staircase of Ashridge House is something to behold, and the galleries above it are incredible. It is said to be the inspiration for Hogwarts and I thought it as soon as I saw it! Elsa threw her bouquet from the stairs and a very happy young lady caught it – will she be next down the aisle I wonder?! 

I loved capturing so many natural candid moments of the wedding party as they played croquet on the lawn and later partied into the night on the dance floor. Everything about this wedding was amazing and I feel honoured to have been able to capture it with Kate.

I hope you enjoy looking through my photographs from this beautiful wedding day xx

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