Hampton Court Castle wedding photographer – Hannah and Jason’s day
As a busy Herefordshire wedding photographer, I’m lucky enough to frequently return to be a Hampton Court Castle wedding photographer. Hannah and Jason chose a magnificent venue for their large Autumn wedding.
On the day, I got there early to catch up with Hannah, who was getting ready in one of their beautiful suites. Hannah was a very chilled out bride and I got a few images of her and her bridal party as they made their preparations.
Hannah looked stunning in a vintage lace dress with a ballgown skirt. It had a fairy-tale look that was so perfect for a castle wedding. I captured a really special father seeing the bride moment before heading over to another suite to catch up with Jason.
Jason looked very smart in a dark blue three-piece suit. And I got the chance to take some great images of him and his lovely family before the ceremony.
Experienced Hampton Court Castle wedding photographer
The wedding ceremony was held in Hampton Court Castles 600-year-old chapel. It has charming pews, an ornate painted ceiling and huge stained-glass windows that flood the room with tons of natural light. Us Herefordshire wedding photographers can never have too much natural light.
Hannah made a dramatic entrance by first descending the majestic staircase and down into the chapel. Hannah was walked down the aisle by her dad. Hannah and Jason live in Belgium and had already got married, so they just had a blessing in front of their friends and family.
Now I want to mention the guests, they were all so lovely and friendly and really dressed for the occasion. I especially adored Hannah’s nan who’s 100th birthday celebrations I am looking forward to photographing.
After the ceremony, there was a drinks reception in the library and the south lawns. There was a fun confetti moment outside and took my chance to get some great images of the wedding party and a few of all of the guests standing on the lawn in front of the castle. As guests continued to enjoy refreshments, I quickly whisked Hannah and Jason away for a few minutes for a mini photoshoot.
Storytelling wedding photography at Hampton Court Castle
Which brings me neatly to the main reason I love being a Hampton Court Castle wedding photographer, and that are the grounds and the maze. I was spoilt for choice when it came to amazing backdrops for my images, and the autumn colours made everything even more beautiful.
My favourite images of the day were the drone shots I took of Hannah and Jason in the maze. They are so beautiful and so totally unique. Here take a look!
We then headed back to join everybody who had now been seated in the Grand Ballroom for the reception. This impressive room has tall ceilings, lavish chandeliers and antique mirrors. It’s opulent décor and large period windows make it ideal for an elegant and stylish wedding reception. And all dressed ready for the reception, it looked amazing.
Hannah and Jason were welcomed rapturously by their guests. There followed a sumptuous wedding breakfast and some very well received speeches before guests enjoyed coffee in the library and I took my chance to get some great candid images of everybody just relaxing and enjoying the day.
Creative and Natural Hampton Court Castle wedding photography
Evening celebrations were held back in the grand ballroom that had been reconfigured for an evening celebration. Things started with a romantic first dance for Hannah and Jason, which looked amazing as Hannah’s ballgown skirt dress was perfect for twirling across a ballroom floor. Though they weren’t alone on the dancefloor for long. Their guests were definitely up for a party and it was a delight to see so many generations cutting shapes on the dancefloor.
The evening included a fun sparkler serenade which produced some gorgeous images, and culminated in a full firework display. I love fireworks at weddings, they are so joyous and bring an element of awe and wonder near the end of the day when you think all the surprises are over. They also provide me with amazing images.
Before taking my leave, I quickly whisked Hannah and Jason outside for a last image of them in front of the castle and the trees that were all lit up. It was a fantastic image and the perfect one to close the story of their beautiful wedding day.
A gorgeous family friendly laid-back wedding at a stunning venue for this lovely couple. Congratulations to Hannah and Jason for getting married and thank you for allowing me to tell the story of it. I hope my images will enable you to relive it again and again for many years to come.