It’s good to get out of town, and there are some real gems in the countryside around London for celebrating your big day. Offley Place wedding photography is always a pleasure to do as the staff and venue are both top notch, and everything is geared to making the day fun and memorable. There is a fantastic large conservatory to hold a civil ceremony in, and we used a photo of this as our featured image on the blog post. The Offley Place wedding in Hertfordshire featured here was between Natalie and Paul, and it was a love filled day with every detail planned to perfection by Natalie. We’re sure Paul had a hand in something somewhere!
The day started with myself and Joanna documenting the couple’s preparations as both were getting ready at Offley Place. Joanna kept close but discreetly by Natalie, while I flitted between bride and groom Paul and his best man’s pre ceremony rituals.
I love seeing the different sides of the story of the day unfold this way, and the beauty of two photographers is being able to capture the moments that either bride or groom don’t get to witness at the time.
It is all about telling the story and telling it well. That to me is the greatest reason for investing in a really good photographer, and good investments always reap good returns to use financial speak.
Light poured into the conservatory to illuminate Natalie and her fathers walk down the aisle, followed by a lovely heartfelt ceremony. After all the legal formalities were completed everybody gathered at the front entrance to Offley Place to throw confetti and petals as the couple walked between them.
While guests enjoyed complimentary drinks and nibbles, myself and Joanna took some time around the grounds to take a mix of quirky, traditional and memorable moments with the couple. We had spoken at length before the big day about mood style and the type of shots that Paul and Natalie valued. Naturally we have our own ideas and creativity, but we always encourage couples to send us examples of shots and approaches they particularly like so that we can try and work those into the day too. After all we are in the service industry and it is the couples day first and foremost, not ours!
We made time for some more formal family and friends photos which fitted in nicely and right on schedule before the wedding breakfast began in the conservatory. We say wedding breakfast but it was more of an executive high tea which was all beautifully laid out and presented. The meal ended with the couple cutting their wedding cake.
All in all a splendid day of Offley Place wedding photography.
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By David Green