Charlee and Toms Fantastic Wedding at Fanhams Hall
I arrived at Toms dads house really early to start the pictures of him and his best man getting ready, when I arrived he was coming down the stairs looking really relaxed and he had some pictures done with his family. I then did the shots we needed and shot off to get over to Fanhams Hall to see the bride – Charlee.
When I got into the room Charlee was getting ready with all the girls and she was looking fabulous – Charlee is a naturally very pretty and beautiful girl and very easy indeed to photograph. We did lots of pictures and then I left the girls to freshen up and get into their dresses. Once they were all dressed I went and took my cameras and equipment into the long gallery for the Civil Ceremony. Tom was there and was very chilled and keen to see his bride.
When she came in and made the walk down towards him his face was a picture and he had the biggest smile. The Ceremony was beautiful – I really do love weddings in The Long Gallery @Fanhams Hall, the room ambience and lighting is unbeatable.
After the ceremony the couple had their pictures taken all around the grounds of Fanhams Hall we went down into the main grounds and did photos on the bridges and the Japanese Gardens. We then headed up and did some photos with the Mansion House as a backdrop.
When we came back the couple had a Magician Lee Smith entertaining the guests. Lee is absolutely top draw and exceptionally good. Link here if you want to check him out.
After taking all the pictures with the family and friends we all went into the Great Hall for the wedding Breakfast. I saw Fanhams Executive Chef Paul Bray – lovely guy, great friend and his food is amazing.
After the meal Spotlight Video and me went in and got set up for the speeches. The speeches were brilliant and the couple had their closest friends on the top table and not the traditional parents etc. Brilliant!
We then went out after and shot some fun pictures before heading into the Library for the casino (see pic) and then going into the Great Hall for the first dance which was done live by the Band – really was brilliant and one of those moments that you will always remember.
We finished the photographs with a lovely shot on the main staircase by the Great Hall and I said my goodbyes and left the couple to enjoy the rest of their day.
Heres some links of people we worked with on the day.
Add A Little Sparkle , Simply Faye Ltd , Alive Network Entertainment Agency , Chivaree Circus , Booth Barmy , Pretty Gorgeous Cake Company , Hearts Fun Casinos , The Secret Garden Florist , Big Sand Steel band , Sweeter Memories , Laura-Jayne Hunter Music….. #Hertfordshireweddings , #hertfordshirebrides , #hertsbrides , #weddingvenuesinherts
Charlee and Tom, thank you for choosing me to be your photographer. It really was a great wedding. I look forward to seeing you for the viewing of the Photographs once you get back from your fabulous honeymoon.
Here is a selection of pictures that I have selected from the day. JP
Photographed and written © John Paul O’Donnell Photography.
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