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Louise and Leo’s wedding day at Hedingham Castle, Essex

Hello everyone! Today, I want to take you on a journey through a truly magical wedding celebration – Louise and Leo’s big day at the breathtaking Hedingham Castle.

As a photographer with extensive experience capturing weddings at Hedingham Castle, I knew this historic venue would provide a stunning backdrop for their love story. The day unfolded with a delightful blend of emotions, starting with the bustling energy of bridal prep in the Garden Cottage and the quiet anticipation during groom prep in the Medieval Lodge.

The ceremony itself was an unforgettable experience. The ancient Norman Keep served as a powerful and romantic setting for their vows, and the surprise arrival of a barn owl delivering the rings added a touch of whimsy that perfectly reflected the couple’s personalities.

One of the unique challenges of Hedingham Castle weddings is the ceremony room’s low-light conditions. My experience and professional camera equipment allowed me to capture every detail of this special moment, ensuring the couple had beautiful photos to cherish.

The celebrations continued with a vibrant group photo in the castle grounds, a joyful confetti tunnel on the bridge, and a lively drinks reception bathed in the warm glow of the afternoon sun. As the golden hour approached, I captured intimate and romantic portraits of Louise and Leo, their love for each other radiating in every frame.

The wedding breakfast and speeches filled the marquee with laughter and heartfelt words, creating a sense of warmth and togetherness. The evening concluded with a romantic portrait session by the picturesque formal pond, followed by a joyous first dance and energetic party that perfectly capped off a spectacular day.

Looking back at Louise and Leo’s wedding photos, I’m reminded of the transformative power of wedding photography. These images transcend moments, becoming cherished memories that tell a story of love, joy, and the beginning of a beautiful chapter. It’s this ability to capture emotions and preserve memories that fuels my passion for wedding photography. I feel incredibly grateful to have been a part of Louise and Leo’s special day, and I look forward to capturing countless more love stories at Hedingham Castle and beyond.

Read more about their story below!

Tell me about your The Beginning!

Our Parents live on the same street opposite each other, took a while for us to speak but when we did we got on well and went from there. Our first date was in London whilst i was in the city playing a poker tournament. Louise made a last minute decision to come down and meet me and we had a night out in London. this was followed shortly after by our second/third date in Monte Carlo…our dates are no longer as extravagant!

When and where did you get engaged?

February 2019 in the Grand Canyon, Arizona. Helicopter tour whilst in Las Vegas on Holiday with our best friends Richard (Best Man) & Louise (Bridesmaid) landed in the Grand Canyon where i picked a spot and proposed.

What style/theme have you chosen for your Wedding Day?

Classy & Classic in keeping with the venue.
Vegas hotel table names

What were you most looking forward to on the day?

First time seeing each other in the ceremony & the ceremony being over! Seeing everyone relaxed and enjoying themselves as one big family

Awesome Suppliers

Venue: Hedingham Castle
Dress Boutique: Serendipity Brides
Videographer: Burton Media
Florist: Cloud Hill Flowers
Make Up Artist: Vanessa Essex Hair & Make Up
Hair Stylist: Vanessa Essex Hair & Make Up
Dj: Jethro Baker
Live Music: Msh Strings
Live Music: Stellar Tonic
Cake Maker: Bells Bakery Studio
Live Music: Incahoots

If you’re planning your wedding at Hedingham Castle and are looking for an experienced photographer who can navigate the venue’s unique lighting conditions and capture the magic of your day, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Photographs of Louise and Leo’s wedding day

at Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle Wedding Venue

Dreaming of a wedding steeped in history and fairytale elegance? Hedingham Castle offers a truly unforgettable backdrop. Nestled in 160 acres of Essex countryside, this captivating venue seamlessly blends grandeur with romance, creating a photographer’s dream.

Imagine your ceremony: Candlelit vows against the dramatic backdrop of the Norman Keep, or sun-drenched laughter in the Georgian House gardens. Hedingham Castle boasts an abundance of natural light, perfect for capturing candid moments.

Uniquely Yours: The venue caters to diverse styles. Host an intimate ceremony in the Banqueting Hall or a grand reception under the Ballroom Marquee. The charming Garden Cottage is ideal for bridal prep or pre-ceremony photos.

A Legacy Captured: Your wedding photos won’t just capture memories, they’ll tell a story. Every image will be infused with the castle’s rich history, creating a timeless narrative of your love story.

More Than a Venue: Hedingham Castle offers an experience. Let it be the canvas upon which you paint the most beautiful day of your lives, and allow your photographer to capture every magical detail for generations to come.