Chris and Janine are the coolest, so of course had the best people at their Hedingham Castle wedding. As a true transatlantic couple, Janine from the UK, Chris is an American, and both now live in Utah. As a Brit, Janine wanted to marry on home soil and so Hedingham Castle hosted them. They brought a heap of American friends over to Essex to witness their marriage and what a wedding it was. Elegant, sophisticated, classical; Chris and Janine crafted a perfect day for them and their guests.

Every age group was catered for, with small personal touches adding to the fun for the guests. Plus the kids had the most awesome pencils. Respect deserves to be given to the baby wearing dad, who had managed to grab a bottle of beer. He had multi tasking to a tee.

Hedingham Castle wedding

Hedingham Castle is an ancient building standing proudly over the Essex countryside. The imposing structure has fought off armies and hosted everyone from Kings, Queens and even Prime Ministers. Fairytales could have been written about it over its 900 year history, and this wedding day was no exception. Family owned to this day, Hedingham Castle is continually being maintained and preserved, no doubt for future descendants, but also the many visitors and guests it receives. The stunning hall, with its high ceilings and exposed brickwork was a picture perfect location for the ceremony.

In the morning, Janine and the girls got ready in a cottage on the estate. Doll Creative did a wonderful job of the hair and Chloe with the makeup, it was a busy time all round! Sandwiches, tea and of course some bubbles made it a really lovely place to get ready. Chris and the boys prepared for the day in an old vicarage in the nearby village of Hedingham, that they booked through Airbnb. Later in the morning, Chris took a few moments out to read a private note from Janine. It was a lovely moment for him to read it, and no doubt was for Janine to prepare for him. Janine’s Sottero and Midley dress was divine and perfectly fitted – I love the photos of the bridal party walking into the castle. Janine is surrounded by those she loves and they’re all supporting her and holding her dress.

Family love

Walking into the ceremony, the flower girl and page boy were so overwhelmed by the thought of walking down the aisle, they both took one look, paused and decided it wasn’t for them! After a little cry and a lot of encouragement they both pulled it together and did a wonderful job. It was such a cute and funny moment that will undoubtedly follow them as they grow up.

Unbelievably, this was the first time I have shot a wedding at Hedingham Castle and I’m sure it won’t be the last. It’s a stunning venue with so many places for incredible photographs. The grounds are lovely and I’m sure throughout the year there are so many possibilities. The marquee reception looked magical and made for a wonderful blend of the old earlier in the day, and the modern in the afternoon. It played host to some incredibly emotional speeches, which even had me having to take an extra couple of breaths. The live band were a great finish to the night and had the guests partying through the evening.

Chris and Janine were a truly wonderful, laid back couple and it was a pleasure to shoot their Hedingham Castle wedding for them. If you would like me to photograph your wedding, either at this venue or anywhere else in the world, then get in touch here.

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