Natalie & Yousuff’s wedding at Hedsor House was all kinds of beautiful! If you are looking for your Hedsor House Wedding Photography I hope this gallery will fill you with inspiration ahead of your big day. Hedsor is one of my favourite venues to shoot at and it’s not hard to see why…
Natalie and Yousuff booked some truly amazing suppliers which always makes the day a total joy.
Venue: Hedsor House
Planning & on the day co-ordination: AMV wedding planner
Makeup: Thorne makeup
Florals: Seventh heaven
Cake: Le papillon bakery
Bridal Dress: Caroline Arthur
Groom’s Suit: Armani
String quartet: Apollo strings
Natalie looked absolutely stunning in the custom dress she designed with Caroline Authur using the lace from her Mother’s wedding dress.
She also chose mis-matched Bridesmaids dresses which is a trend I absolutely love – and had at my own wedding! Natalie chose peach & blush shades which complimented each other beautifully.
It’s no secret that the Bridal Prep suite at Hedsor House is one of the most beautiful in the country – with several large rooms and massive beautiful windows you have all the space you need to get the whole Bridal party ready!
The Gents got ready next door in the Library & I popped over to capture the final touches and details.
Natalie and Yousuff decided to break tradition and share a moment before their ceremony with a First Look in the gorgeous Sunken Garden in the grounds of Hedsor. This American trend is slowly becoming more popular here and it is a lovely, modern way to take the time to connect with your partner and calm any pre-ceremony nerves you may have.
Yousuff calmly waited as Natalie descended from the stairs – looking absolutely perfect!
Before they headed back inside to go to their ceremony they took a moment to practise their first dance and enjoy the garden together.
The guests were all arriving and taking their seats at this time – guided by the wonderful Ushers/Groomsmen!
Yousuff was kept company by his younger brother at the top of the aisle – and watched nearby by his parents who were beaming with pride. Natalie’s Father walked her down the white, lantern lined aisle before taking his seat in the front row.
The ceremony was beautifully personal, emotional and so romantic – with the couple framed by their floral arch!
With under 70 guests it was possible to fit everyone on the steps for a quick group photo before the guests were led through to enjoy the drinks reception. I quickly began gathering family for the more formal family photos and then the couple headed into the drinks reception to enjoy the canapés & beautiful music. These photos should feel easy, quick and effortless – I don’t want to keep you standing in a line and posing for half of your reception.
VANITY FAIR GROUP SHOTS
Natalie requested a ‘Vanity Fair’ style group shot with her wedding party which of course I was more than happy to oblige! This gorgeous group simply nailed it. So what is a Vanity Fair style group shot? Well it’s a take on those classic Hollywood portraits – with all of your Bridal party heavily posed to make for a dramatic & fun image. Everyone always loves pretending to be a vogue model or an Oscar winning actor for this one & the result is always brilliant.
I make sure to plan ahead for these – working with the venue staff to ensure they are achieved quickly and easily! Once this shot is done we moved on to some more relaxed & fun group shots with their favourite people.
With so many beautiful locations around the grounds of Hedsor House we had countless places to shoot elegant couple portraits. I always want to reflect who you really are as a couple together – so if that’s fun and a bit goofy sometimes then perfect. If you want to keep things more serious & romantic – great! Prefer to stay nice & relaxed and just enjoy a walk around your venue – then that’s what we do! I want you to look back at these images and think ‘Wow we look great!’ not ‘Wow we look uncomfortable because that’s so not ‘us’!’ And because of that no two couples ever end up with the same gallery of images – they will be totally unique to who you are as a couple!
I work incredibly quickly to get these images done and to make sure you get back to your drinks reception so you can enjoy your party!
It’s not just the guests that get photographed on your wedding day – I also make sure to capture every beautiful detail. From the stationary to the cake & tables – I want to help you remember your day for years to come.
THE ZAFFA BAND
A traditional Egyptian Zaffa band led the guests from the garden reception area to the front of the house and through to the ballroom to be seated for dinner. There was an incredible energy with everyone dancing and cheering – the Groom even took a turn on the drum!
With the tables beautifully set & the candles lit – it was time to usher the guests into the dining room!
Depending on the time of year I always try to steal you away for a few more couple portraits during the golden hour… as this Wedding was in September that fell perfectly between the main course & pudding! It’s always a nice break for the couple to take a moment away together & get some fresh air too!
Back into dinner and time for speeches…
After dinner it was time to open the dance floor – the Motown band were absolutely incredible!
Congratulations again Natalie & Yousuff! It really was such a pleasure to be there to capture your day!