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Friday 23 May - St Mary's Hertingfordbury and Knebworth Barns

Laura and Simon

Laura and Simon wanted to make sure that their wedding day was a true reflection of them. So there were loads of little touches that made the day really interesting. This included a purple colour-scheme and some rather beautiful shoes to match.

makeup

bouquet

purple shoes

dress

The ceremony was held at St Mary's in Hertingfordbury - only a short horse and carriage ride away from their home. The church and it's members were so friendly and I always appreciate when photography is not frowned upon.

Simon

entrance of the bride

ceremony

vows

vows

kiss

Laura was definatrely my most organised bride ever - if you'd seen the timing spreadsheets you'd understand. In fact not only did she arrive early for the ceremony but the rest of the day followed suit and all ran like clockwork. Note to guests when throwing confetti ... throw the paper/petals not your camera by accident. I got a shot of a pink compact camera flying towards the bride and groom!

exit church

confetti

church walk

Arriving at Knebworth you can't fail to be impressed by the house so naturally we stopped off for a few pictures. The more formal family groups were then taken in the gardens and as the park was yet to be open on weekdays we got the place to ourselves.

horse and carriage at Knebowrth

wave from carriage

brides family

stomping on groomsmen

So whilst I was off taking photos of the bride and groom, to stop the guests getting bored, Laura and Simon had arranged for them all to have afternoon tea and a tango lesson. Strictly come dancing eat your heart out!

tango lesson for the guests

I think the gardeners must have planted the purple alliums knowing that Laura and Simon were coming. With no one else around they also had a sneaky first dance practice.

Laura and Simon - purple flowers in background

around the grounds at Knebworth

kiss

As self confessed sci-fi geeks, the table decorations were each a model of a starship - most of which had been painstakingly made and painted by the bride and groom. The animated 'space invaders' table plan was displayed on a big TV screen and the father of the bride speech was finished with a "live long and prosper" command.

tardis as table decoration

wedding breakfast

dads speech

As afternoon became evening the celebrations continued. The wedding cake was made by Laura's mum and cut very smoothly! Whilst the dancing started I snuck the bride and groom away to enjoy the last bit of sunshine.

cutting the cake

dance lift

evening hug

sunset

 

 

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