I was so excited to be asked by Deborah and Robert to be their wedding photographer at Gosfield Hall in Essex. They are such a lovely couple and Gosfield Hall was the perfect backdrop to their special day. This historic Georgian manor house set in the Essex countryside was formerly a Royal residence. As Gosfield Hall is an exclusive venue Deborah, Robert and their guests had the whole manor house and gardens to themselves.
While Deborah got her hair and make up done in the stunning bridal suite, Robert got ready in the Kings Apartments before greeting their guests as they arrived for the ceremony, which took place in Queen Charlotte’s oak panelled gallery featuring the longest aisle I have seen at 120ft long! As Deborah and Robert left the Queen’s Gallery together, guests showered them with blue and white rose petals, which they ended up totally covered in.
Although the day was a little windy the rain held off and we managed to spend some time in the gardens for some couple shots before we headed back inside to explore the historic interior for a few more pictures. The ballroom was beautifully decorated in blue and white for the wedding breakfast which was enjoyed by everyone before an evening of dancing with music provided by the resident DJ.
Deborah and Robert’s two dogs are a big part of their life and loved posing for the camera at their engagement shoot. Unfortunately they weren’t allowed at Gosfield Hall, but they were featured beautifully on the wedding cake. The detail was amazing, even down to Robert having a bandage on his finger – wonderful work by Sam from A Spoonful of Sugar.
Beautiful hair styles were created by Andrea from Reflections in Hatfield Peverel. She is also a newly qualified florist and made beautiful buttonholes and bouquets for the wedding. Andrea was involved in creating the Olympic bouquets and the rosemary in Deborah’s bridal bouquet was from the same plant used in some of the Olympic bouquets!
Here are a few images from Deborah and Robert’s wedding day. Please feel free to leave your comments below.