Oh my, what a perfect wedding in the gorgeous Capel Manor Gardens! The weather was amazing, and Hollie and Jon are such a lovely couple, so it was really a joy to photograph their wedding. I joined Hollie and her family and bridesmaids in her home in Hoddesdon. It was great to photograph there – Hollie has decorated the rooms beautifully, and I was particularly jealous of her dressing room! Only one bridesmaid had seen her in her dress before, so as well as getting a lovely reaction from her dad when he first saw her in her dress, she did a ‘first look’ with her bridesmaids…as you can see from the photographs they were wowed by quite how beautiful she looked.
After a lovely wedding ceremony in Thomas a Becket church down the road in Northaw we went to Capel Manor gardens (in Enfield) for the wedding reception. I’d done a quick recee a couple of months earlier so I knew what a beautiful wedding venue it is, but I hadn’t realised quite how perfect it would be! Capel Manor is a Georgian manor house set in 30 acres (yep – 30 – I certainly earned my piece of wedding cake!), so it has all manner of different backdrops for portraits. It’s a horticultural college so the gardens are exquisite and varied. Hollie and Jon held their drinks reception in the walled garden, which was bursting with colour, and filled with cute old greenhouses. We then did lots of couple photographs around the venue – I loved the little temple and the ruins particularly. We avoided the maze – I’d got a bit lost in their in my recee and Hollie agreed we might not want to risk us spending an hour there on their wedding day! What really made the day for me was that after the meal was finished we snuck off for a few more portraits in a beautiful little wildflower meadow. It was the ‘golden hour’ before sunset and the light was absolutely perfect…and perfect light always makes me a very happy wedding photographer! Congratulations Jon and Hollie on your wonderful day!
Love Sarah x
Sarah Legge Photography – London wedding photographer producing award winning, beautiful, natural wedding photography