Here is an example of some of my Hertford church wedding photography, from Rose & Morgan’s wedding in July last year.
As a Hertford wedding photographer it’s always great to work in my home town. Rose & Morgan’s wedding was even better for me as the reception was to be held at Essendon Country Club, where I myself got married in 2015. And would highly recommend it by the way. You can see some of the photography from that part of the day here, but below is the story of their lovely ceremony at St Mary’s Church, Hertingfordbury.
I went first to Rose’s parents’ house to grab a few photos of the blushing bride before she left the house. I just knew that the dress Rose had chosen would be stunning. Probably I formed this opinion from her outfit for the pre-wedding shoot a few weeks earlier:
Anyway, I wasn’t wrong. She looked amazing. And, perhaps more surprisingly, seemed pretty composed! I think the expression on her dad’s face when he first saw his daughter says it all.
After capturing some of these natural moments I took the opportunity to get some more photos of Rose and her dad once the others had left for the church.
There was then just a mini panic as Rose couldn’t locate her bag, and frantic phone calls between her and the bridesmaids to see if they could shed some light on the situation. I took that opportunity to get to the church and see Morgan as he waited for his wife to be. As time ticked on – from 10 to 15 to 20 minutes late – Morgan was the calmest man there. He knew Rose. And knew to expect her at the very least 30 minutes after the time they had agreed!
Low and behold, he was spot-on. Bag located, Rose arrived at the church, in their beautiful vintage car. I think a few nerves started to hit Morgan as Rose entered the church (I love the photo below of him waiting for her to reach him), but once the ceremony got underway this was replaced with love and pride. This made for a lovely, emotional but fun, ceremony.
St Mary’s Church is beautiful, and a lovely setting for such a special occasion. It would have been a shame to waste that – and a spell of dry weather. So, as many of their guests made the short trip to Essendon Country Club, the close family stayed behind to get some of the group shots done at the main entrance.
With the weather still just about holding out we got some nice photos of just Rose & Morgan. Unfortunately, we eventually pushed our luck a bit there and as the rain came down my umbrellas came in very useful to grab the few last shots. Including those all important ones as the champagne came out ahead of their journey to their wedding reception.
You can see Part 2 of their wedding day, at Essendon Country Club, here.