It was a great joy recently for me to photograph the wedding of Emma and Andrew at Castle Hedingham in north Essex.
I started the day by Photographing Emma at her parents’ house in nearby Gosfield, She spent the morning there being pampered and having her hair and makeup done along with her three delightful bridesmaids, Sarah, Nikki and Charlotte. It was great to work in Gosfield because, as you may know it happens to where I live and for me was just a short walk down the road.
The wedding itself was held at St Nicholas’s church in the centre of Castle Hedingham village and it was here that I met up with Andrew, his Best Man Richard and his groomsmen Bob and Adam, to take some photographs before the wedding ceremony. They were all a great bunch of lads, up for a laugh and very cool about having their photograph taken. As a photographer I love it when people are relaxed and natural whilst in front of the camera.
Emma arrived at the church in a vintage wedding car and she looked absolutely fantastic – stunning in fact, in her wedding dress. After a short discussion with the vicar and her bridesmaids outside, her dad, Steve, escorted her in to the church for the start of the wedding ceremony. As you will see from some of the photographs St Nicholas’s is a fantastic old church, very grand, very beautiful and is definitely worth a visit.
Emma and Andrew are a fantastic couple from Sible Hedingham also in Essex and for those of you that follow my blog you will know we did a pre wedding photo shoot, in Castle Hedingham in April this year.
Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom mingled with guests and posed for photographs outside the church. They were then driven slowly through the village, followed by the guests, to Hedingham Castle where they held the wedding reception.
The day of the wedding was gorgeous, the sun was shining, the sky was blue and I’m pretty sure the birds were singing too. The gardens at Hedingham castle are fantastic and from their elevated position give a fantastic view of the lake below. It’s a perfect location to take some stunning photographs.
Emma and Andrew were a dream to work with and throughout the day we got some beautiful shots. I particularly like the natural light portraits taken on the bridge in front of the castle and the shots taken using video light on the stairs in the main hall.
I have produced a selection of photographs below –
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Hedingham Castle is an excellent wedding venue situated in the beautiful village of Castle Hedingham in rural north Essex. It’s easy travelling distance from Colchester and Chelmsford and is also close to the Suffolk border.
Bride with her bridesmaids get ready in Gosfield
Natural light portrait of the bride
Bridesmaids help the bride to get ready for the wedding
Photograph of the brides beautiful wedding bouquet
Natural light portrait of the groom looking very handsome outside St Nicholas’s Church, Castle Hedingham
The groom, best man and groomsmen being photographed before the wedding ceremony
The groom and best man wait ‘nervously’ for the start of the wedding ceremony
The bride, looking gorgeous in her wedding dress, arrives at church in the wedding car
The wedding ceremony – St Nicholas’s Church Castle Hedingham
You are now pronounced husband wife – A tender embrace
Black and white photograph of the wedding procession
The bride and groom showered in confetti outside St Nicholas’s church – Castle Hedingham Essex
Black and white photograph of the bride and groom – St Nicholas’s church Castle Hedingham
Guests follow the bride and groom as they travel in the wedding car from the church to Hedingham Castles
Bride in her beautiful wedding dress ascends the stair at Hedingham Castle in Essex
Bride as she looks out of the window – wedding reception at Hedingham Castle
Wedding party on the lawn at Hedingham Castle
Wedding guests on the lawn at Hedingham Castle
Bride and groom ‘enjoy’ the wedding speeches
Bride and groom cut the wedding cake – wedding reception at Hedingham Castlel
Black and white wedding photography – Hedingham Castle Essex
Bride and groom stroll by the lake at Hedingham Castle
Wedding photography at Hedingham Castle in Essex
Bride and groom in front of a fantastic fireplace at Hedingham Castle
Wedding photography – the first dance
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Having fun on the dance floor