Brocket Hall; a Quintessentially English Wedding

Brocket Hall, is an exclusive venue for a quintessentially English wedding, in the heart of Hertfordshire, this historic house and golf club is surrounded by two golf courses and the stunning Estate gardens.

Brocket Hall is a beautiful venue and have been excited to meet many couples planning their wedding here as part of the recommended photographers at the Brocket Hall Luxury Wedding Show.

My friend and fellow photographer, Steve Shipman met this lovely couple to shoot their engagement and he then recommended me to photograph their wedding.

This is the story of their day…..

 

Sarah and Nathan were introduced to each other by a mutual friend when they went out for dinner seven years ago. The couple live and work in Singapore but came back to the UK to celebrate their wedding with their friends and family. He proposed on a hiking tour of the Italian Dolomites, where he got down on one knee in a secluded spot by a river with a spectacular view.

Sarah got ready in one of the beautiful Regency stately rooms. Sarah had a very natural and classic makeup look and had her hair dressed up with a simple pearl clip. She wore an elegant white wedding gown with long floaty skirt and a lace covered top and sleeves by designer Jessica Cindy.

Both Sarah’s engagement ring and wedding ring came from Tiffany’s. In addition Nathan sent her a special wedding gift on the day, a delicate Tiffany necklace of two entwined hearts.

Sarah’s sister was maid of honour and she had four bridesmaids all dressed in ducky pink gowns.

Nathan and his best man and ushers wore morning tails, with pink ties and pocket-chiefs.

The wedding bouquets and floral arrangements made the most of romantic English blooms, roses and peonies in creams and pinks. Flowers and candles dresses the wedding aisle and tables. To bring an element of Singapore to this very English wedding, Sarah and Nathan had chocolate wedding favours in delicate pink parcels with a Chinese cherry blossom design.

The wedding room was dressed with white covered chairs tied with soft gold bows and a cream carpet. During the wedding ceremony a harpist, Seana Davey, played.

We took a few formal groups and then some bridal portraits making use of the stunning backdrop of the House and Estate gardens and views. We walked down to the bridge and the river, keeping the style really natural but classical elegant with the very English setting.

The guests mingled on the lawn, played croquet and were served canapes and champagne before sitting down to the wedding breakfast was a delicious three course meal of guinea fowl. They cut their four tier white wedding cake adorned with a cascade of pink roses.

Before the evening celebrations started I took the couple out to catch the soft natural light of Golden Hour for some beautiful shots of the two of them, and then some dramatic backdrops of the early evening sky against the view of the House and Estate.

Sarah and Nathan started the evening dancing to Queen’s ‘Don’t stop me now’, then the guest joined them to dance the night away the band The Capricorns. The night ended with a fireworks display created by Fantastic Fireworks.

The couple are off to the romantic paradise of the Maldives for their honeymoon before returning to Singapore and work.

 

Of course not all weddings are in a venue like Brocket Hall, here is another very English wedding but outdoors with a marquee.