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The Wedding of Victoria & Matthew

A few weeks back I was at Grims Dyke Hotel (http://grimsdyke.com/planning-your-wedding/) in Harrow to photograph the wedding of Victoria & Matthew. The weather was predicted to be ‘changeable’, but the venue had many different areas for inside photos if needed.

Bridal Preparations

The bridal party were getting ready at the venue. So I spent the morning capturing their preparations.

Grims Dyke Hotel Wedding Photography
Hair stylist working on a bridesmaid

I enjoying using mirrors where possible to grab photos from different angles.

A bridesmaid in a small round mirror
Bridesmaid applying makeup
Bride applying eye shadow

I took the bride’s shoes and wedding bouquet around the venue to get some photos in the natural light.

Wedding Shoes on a wooden table
Bouquet of pink roses

Returning to the bridal suite, I arranged the dresses to get photos of them altogether.

Friends applying makeup
The bride having her hair styled

The sister of the bride looked absolutely stunning in her bridesmaid dress.

A bridesmaid sitting on a sofa
The bride checking her makeup in a handheld mirror

The groom and his best men were due to arrive, so I went off to find them and grab a couple of shots together before returning to the bride.

The groom and best men outside Gryms Dyke Hotel

I managed to get a close-up shot of the wedding rings on the grooms’ hand.

A closeup shot of the wedding rings
The best man adjusting a groomsman
The bride putting in her earrings
The photographer shares a joke with the bride

The final dress preparations were complete and it was time for Nan to have the first look at the bride.

First look of the bride in her dress

Whilst everyone was present in the bridal suite, we took the opportunity to get a quick group photo.

The family of the bride

The Wedding Ceremony

It was then time for the ceremony to begin!

grims dyke hotel wedding venue
Ceremony table wedding flowers
Bouquets of wedding flowers
Candles and petals on a mirror table
Wedding guests taking a selfie
The groomsmen awaiting the arrival of the bride
Bridesmaids arriving at the ceremony
The bride being walked into the ceremony
First look of the bride and the groom
The Bride and groom together
The bride and groom exchanging vows
The bride smiling at the groom
First kiss as husband and wife
The bride and groom signing the register
The bride and groom walking back down the aisle

After the ceremony, we headed outside to get the group and portrait shots in between the inclement weather.

The bride and groom toasting with champagne
Wedding guests outside Grims Dyke Manor

I enjoy this part of the day as it allows me to take natural photos using a telescopic lens so that the guests aren’t aware that I am there.

Guests laughing at the wedding

The Wedding Portraits

Bride and groom portraits in the gardens
The bride and groom outside Gryms Dyke Hotel
The bride and groom under an archway of trees
All wedding guests waving at the camera

After the group shots, we headed inside for the Wedding breakfast followed by the speeches.

The table plan on a mirror
A Star Wars Wedding Cake
Tables set out for the wedding breakfast
The groom name place card
Top table floral arrangement
Magic tricks with the bride and groom
Guests smiling during speeches

Afterwards followed the speeches.

Father of the bride giving a speech
The groom laughing to himself
The mother of the bride in a blue dress
The groom delivering his speech
The best man looking nervous
Jewish Wedding Tradition
The best man speech
Powerpoint presentation for best man speech
Best man giving his speech
The bride laughing at a joke
The groom laughing at a joke

After the speeches, the guests left to allow the room to be prepared for the evening.

The bride and groom cutting the wedding cake
The bride and groom first dance together
The bride and groom dancing at grims dyke
Father and daughter dance together at grims dyke hotel

By Steve, Herts Wedding Photography – Grims Dyke Hotel Wedding Photographer based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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