Hedsor House is just a stones throw from London, but set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Buckinghamshire. It’s one of those big old house venues, you know the kind. Big old front door, pillars, carefully manicured gardens and posh people roaming around the grounds. But along with the usual fancy stuff you would expect, this venue has a bucket load of history and character. It was once a royal residence and is now used as the set for filming big blockbuster TV shows and movies, the kind that make Americans think that English people all live in mansions and have butlers. It’s been used for films such as The Golden Compass (a favourite book of mine), Downton Abbey, 24, Midsomer Murders and The Boat that Rocked. To name a few. In fact all the posters for the films are hung up in the gents loo, and maybe the ladies too but I didn’t check.
A beautifully elegant and emotional wedding at Hedsor
I first met Stuart and Simon a few weeks before the wedding whilst on a trip to London. We went to view the venue and I was immediately blown away but the beauty and grandeur of the place. And whilst a fab venue is lovely, It was great to meet these two, who I think could have a great time anywhere and I knew right then that their wedding was going to be brilliant and I wasn’t wrong. From the moment I arrived at Hedsor House on the morning of the wedding I could tell emotions were high and there was a tear or two to be seen, even during the short rehearsal in the morning. You’ll see from the images that there was so much love for this wonderful couple. And even though I’ve only known them briefly it was a joy to see how happy they were. It was a real privilege to have been there to photograph the wedding.
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This is a really stunning venue to photograph. Even though this wedding was in the last breaths of autumn, it was a clear and bright day so we were able to have ten minutes or so outside before the sun set. The building itself has high ceilings and big windows looking out to the west. So the light inside Hedsor was particularly good too. Anyway, enough of my attempts to increase the word count on this post, here are some photos from this wonderful wedding.
Hedsor House Wedding Photography all images copyright Steven Rooney Photography.