It is amazing to think that it was almost a year ago when I met up with Ross and Amrika for a chat about their Danesfield House wedding photography. I was delighted that they decided to book and was really looking forward to shooting at this fabulous venue, steeped in rich history and nestled in the countryside near Marlow in Buckinghamshire. As a London wedding photographer I must admit it is nice to get out into the countryside to shoot a wedding in lovely summer weather! Fast forward nearly a year and the big day was upon us!
I started photographing Amrika’s bridal preparation late morning. Everyone was buzzing with excitement and I jumped in and started off photographing all the details such as the dress, shoes, jewellery and so on before just photographing things as they unfold. Time flew by and soon enough I was in the car on my way to Danesfield House.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous and some of the guests who had already arrived were milling about on the terrace, while Ross was having his interview with the registrars in the totally spectacular Versailles Suite! This is one of the most spectacular rooms for a wedding ceremony I have ever been in, and this includes some very fancy five star London hotels. It really is gorgeous! When Amrika and her father made their entrance I swung the camera around to capture the look on Ross’ face. These moments are priceless… After the ceremony Ross and Amrika made their way back down the aisle with confetti raining down on them!
We then went back onto the terrace for a drinks reception with some live musical entertainment from steel drum player. After some group shots and a quick couple shoot everyone made their way back into the Versailles Suite for the reception, which had been magically transformed and decorated in the time we were out on the terrace. After some heartfelt and downright amusing speeches it was time to eat, and for my assistant and I to decamp to the bar area to enjoy a tasty meal ourselves.
As the weather was so good, it was decided to move the cake outside. This is a rarity in the UK and it was great – an outdoor cutting of the cake. First dance followed and some very lovely dancing which is always fun to be in the middle of – yes I get right in there and don’t stand on the sides!
If you’re getting married and would like to have a chat about your Danesfield House wedding photography requirements in further detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.