Well as we sit here recharging various batteries, cleaning lenses and generally getting ourselves ready for this weekends weddings, it is that time of year when romance is in the air in a big way, namely Valentines Day. This Saturday we are celebrating our own Valentines as a couple by photographing another couple’s very special day at Grovefield House. February 14th this year falls of course on a Saturday and has been one of the most requested dates of the last three years for us. We are pretty certain many people may well use this famous time to pop the question to their loved ones, that is because many times in initial wedding meetings that exactly what we have been told was the day their engagement started!
This make us think now of a day we photographed as Valentines Mansion wedding photographers that somehow didn’t make it to the blog at the time, but was probably one of the most romantically named venues we have encountered. Shilpa and Helson had an intimate civil ceremony with close friends and family in one of the splendid grade two listed drawing rooms of the imposing building. This was followed by a drinks and nibbles reception downstairs, and a little alone time with David and Joanna around the beautiful grounds of the wedding venue.
Valentines Mansion is over three hundred years old and was built in 1696. It has been extensively restored with money from the National Lottery fund and Redbridge Council, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Take a look at their website here and see that their blog features some of our images: Valentines Mansion
By David Green.