Sarah and Stephen got married at Wherstead Park on a lovely long summers day.
They got married at the top of the stairs, surrounded on all sides by family and friends.
Our lovely bride’s preparation was relaxed.
Pro tip – NEVER hang a heavy wedding dress (or anything) on a chandelier. In this case, my assistant was stood behind the dress holding it’s weight, so we had the appearance of hanging it up without actually doing so. I had to find ways to use this wonderful round table!
I opted to document the rings simply, with elements of the venue as backdrops.
I spotted this little event occurring and nudged my assistant, Sophie, to take the shot.
The final moments of preparation, lacing the back of the dress up nice and tight.
Some quiet moments in thought as we waited for the time to come and the venue staff to collect the bride.
Sarah’s father uses a cane, so the stairs would present a challenge. This was remedied by a hand over at the bottom of the stairs to her son to bring them the rest of the way to Stephen.
We had happy tears during this ceremony.
The traditional exchange of rings.
I love this sequence.
With guests lines up on the balconies above, we were able to get a great confetti storm descending down onto them.
The reception area at Wherstead Park is interesting as I have to assume that it’s the courtyard between 4 buildings which has since been covered over and patio’d. It’s really bright and relaxing, with a few tree’s growing in there.
The big entrance as husband and wife.
Some relaxing together shots in one of the massive side rooms of Wherstead Park.
Back up to that round table. I loved it and Sarah and Stephen were more than happy to indulge me by scrambling over and under the table to get into the middle.
Two lovely evening images to finish the day off with.