Wedding of Carl and Danielle at Sopwell House St Albans Hertfordshire

Carl and Danielle Sopwell House

Title – Wedding of Carl and Danielle at Sopwell House St Albans Hertfordshire

Wedding – 23rd August 2019.

Bride – Danielle Dixon.

Groom – Carl Barmby.

Maid Of Honour – Jade.

Bridesmaids – Sian, Ella and Jade.

Flowergirls – Paige Barmby.

Pageboy – Riley Barmby.

Best Man – Ricky.

Groomsmen – Bradley, Jake and Marlon.

Venue – Sopwell House.

How we met.

I met Danielle and Carl 2 years ago when they were at their friends Bradley and Kellys wedding. They were there with their two lovely kids Paige and Riley. We got on brilliantly so I was really pleased when I got the call to say they were getting married.

The Big Day.

Danielle and Carl both got ready at Sopwell House. I got there about 10.30am just before Carl arrived with his best man and ushers. After a few car shots and lots of laughing I went to the opposite end of the hotel to start the pics with Danielle.

The girls were all together getting ready which was lovely.  I captured some really nice natural pictures concentrating on the moment and then left the girls to it so they could get into their dresses.

Myself and Anthony (videographer) then went down to the ceremony room (Mount Batten Suite) to get set up for the main event. The room was stunning and flooded with light “just how I like it”.

The ceremony was beautiful Carl and Danielle’s two children Paige and Riley walked in first which was so beautiful. Carl then saw Danielle walk into the doorway and that was it he was choked, actually the whole room was.. its moments like this I am pleased to have a camera to hide behind.

After the ceremony everyone threw the confetti and I took the main formal pictures. Then lots of natural shots capturing the real wedding and the moments that make the best shots…chatting, laughing and of course drinking.  I got some beautiful shots on the bridge and gardens and knew that later this evening I would get the golden hour shots.

The meal was served and then the speeches followed. Danielles brother did the first speech, then Carl and then his best man Ricky.  Three unique and brilliant speeches. Everyone left the suite and I took the bridal party up to the high grass and used the low warm sun to get the shots I wanted. Carl and Danielle really did well with theses shots and we got real crackers.

Danielle and the girls then did some nice shots together, they kicked their shoes off and we had a bit of fun running and jumping.

The Mount Batten suite was all ready for the evenings proceedings. SPJ were all set, the dry Ice was ready and the bride and groom came in. I finished the pictures with some night shots under the gazebo with it all lit up.

Carl and Danielle, what can I say?  the day, the weather, the people, the cars, the dream team… it was all perfect. Thank you for booking me 2 years ago I am so pleased you did. You really are a great couple and a beautiful family with Paige and Riley being such lovely kids. I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks for the viewing.  JP x

Here’s a preview.

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Supporting Team

Photographer – John Paul from John Paul ODonnell Photography

Filmed by – Anthony from Spotlight Weddings

MC and Music – PJ from SPJ UK LTD

Venue – Sopwell House.

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