Jun 012011
 

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 –

To see any image in full size just click on it.

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 Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride with her bridesmaids get ready in Gosfield

Portrait of the bride Follow Me on Pinterest

Natural light portrait of the bride

Bridesmaids help the bride to get ready Follow Me on Pinterest

Bridesmaids help the bride to get ready for the wedding

Beautiful weeding bouquet Follow Me on Pinterest

Photograph of the brides beautiful wedding bouquet

Natural light portrait of the groom Follow Me on Pinterest

Natural light portrait of the groom looking very handsome outside St Nicholas’s Church, Castle Hedingham

The groom outside St Nicholas's Church - Castle Hedingham Follow Me on Pinterest

The groom, best man and groomsmen being photographed before the wedding ceremony

Groom and best man waiting in church Follow Me on Pinterest

The groom and best man wait ‘nervously’ for the start of the wedding ceremony

Photograph of the bride sitting in the wedding car

The bride, looking gorgeous in her wedding dress, arrives at church in the wedding car

The wedding ceremony - St Nicholas's Church Castle Hedingham Follow Me on Pinterest

The wedding ceremony – St Nicholas’s Church Castle Hedingham

Bride and groom romantic embrace Follow Me on Pinterest

You are now pronounced husband wife – A tender embrace

The wedding procession Follow Me on Pinterest

Black and white photograph of the wedding procession

Bride and groom showered in confetti Follow Me on Pinterest

The bride and groom showered in confetti outside St Nicholas’s church – Castle Hedingham Essex

Black and white wedding photograph Follow Me on Pinterest

Black and white photograph of the bride and groom – St Nicholas’s church Castle Hedingham

Bride and groom in the wedding car Follow Me on Pinterest

Guests follow the bride and groom as they travel in the wedding car from the church to Hedingham Castles

The bride climbs the stairs at Hedingham Castle Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride in her beautiful wedding dress ascends the stair at Hedingham Castle in Essex

Bride stands in the window at Hedingham Castle Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride as she looks out of the window – wedding reception at Hedingham Castle

Bride and groom, bridesmaids, best man and groomsmen Follow Me on Pinterest

Wedding party on the lawn at Hedingham Castle

Wedding guests Follow Me on Pinterest

Wedding guests on the lawn at Hedingham Castle

Bride and groom Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride and groom ‘enjoy’ the wedding speeches

Bride and groom cutting the wedding cake Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride and groom cut the wedding cake – wedding reception at Hedingham Castlel

Black and white wedding photography Hedingham Castle Essex Follow Me on Pinterest

Black and white wedding photography – Hedingham Castle Essex

Bride and groom stroll by the lake Follow Me on Pinterest

Bride and groom stroll by the lake at Hedingham Castle

Bride and groom on the stair case Follow Me on Pinterest

Wedding photography at Hedingham Castle in Essex

Bride and groom pose by the fire place

Bride and groom in front of a fantastic fireplace at Hedingham Castle

Bride and groom on the dance floor

Wedding photography – the first dance

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Children dancing at the wedding Follow Me on Pinterest

Having fun on the dance floor

  One Response to “Wedding photography – Castle Hedingham and Hedingham Castle Essex”

  1. What a great selection of photographs and what a great venue. I’m sure the couple will be very happy with them all.

     

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