Title – Nicola and Simons Wedding – Photographer Hertfordshire Theobalds Park
Date of Wedding – Saturday 26th May 2018.
Bride – Nicola Plater.
Groom – Simon Bernasconi.
Church – St Johns, Clay Hill. Enfield
Reception Venue – Theobalds Park Mansion.
Bridesmaids – Leanne, Tracy & Kelly.
Flower Girls – Hannah, Sophie & Leah.
Best Man – Pat.
Ushers – Mark & Ed.
Dj and Master of Ceremonies – Howard Neil.
Photographer – John Paul ODonnell.
How we met.
I first met Nicola and Simon when they came to a wedding show at Theobalds Park back in February. We had a lovely chat about their wedding and they booked me the next day.
The Wedding Day.
The weather was changing every day other but today was forecast to be sunny and hot. It certainly was, the sun was blazing and we had the best weather that we’d had all week. The day started with me at Theobalds Park where Simon was getting ready. I arrived and him and his best man Pat were sorting things out. I began taking natural shots with Simon as he checked his speech and starting to get ready. I made a point of getting away sharp as I needed to make my way over to Nicola in Enfield and I was mindful of the traffic as it was Enfield Pageant today.
I arrived at the house and was greeted by the three flower girls Hannah, Sophie & Leah who are Nicola and Simons three daughters. I took lots of pictures of them all and then saw Nicola. She was very relaxed, her hair and make up was done and she looked beautiful. We went up and I took some pictures with her wedding dress. She then got into the dress and I got some pictures of Kelly her sister lacing her in. We all then went out into the garden and did some shots by the swimming pool with George the Chimpanzee (see pic below). I knew that Simon had arranged a surprise Horse and Carriage for Nicola and so made a point of getting some pictures at the front of the house. Next thing you could hear in the distance the horses hooves clacking on the ground and I turned the camera to Nicola. Her face was a picture she didn’t have a clue and was completely shocked, the flower girls and bridesmaids were very excited as they also had a horse and carriage too.
I arrived at the church and saw Simon, the wedding was running traditionally late and so I got ready to photograph Nicolas arrival. The vicar was very good and let me set up near the choir so I got a great position for the ceremony. After the ceremony Nicola and Simon came out and I’d arranged everyone by the church gates to get a great confetti shot. They then got into the carriages and we made our way to Theobalds Park. After some pictures out the front I took a picture of the whole wedding party on the steps and then shot all the group pictures. I finished the pics with some shots of the bride and groom using the steps, brickwork and beautiful georgian windows and doors. Then hurried in to photograph the room before everyone got in there and sat down.
Nicola and Simon then made their way into the room.. Howard Neil had the music going and the room erupted with cheers as the doors opened and they came in. After the meal the speeches started with Nicolas brother in law reading her dads speech, then Simon then Pat the best man. After the speeches I took some pictures of the bride and groom on the staircase of the mansion and finished with a few outside shots in The Italian Gardens.
The dance floor was now laid and the room turned around for the evenings entertainment. Nicola and Simon started their evening off by cutting the wedding cake and then their first dance. The dance floor was packed and the party was on. I got some great dancing shots and finished the pictures with a night shot of Nicola and Simon at the front of the mansion house.
Nicola and Simon, Thank you for choosing me to photograph your wedding. What great weather we had and what a fantastic day from start to finish. I look forward to seeing you very soon for the viewing. JP.
Looking for a wedding photographer to photograph your wedding ? Here are some pictures that I have selected from the day. Enjoy!
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