The Down Hall Country House wedding of Caroline and Andy
What I most remember about Caroline and Andy's beautiful autumn wedding at the historic Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath was the fact that they—and all of their guests—were so incredibly friendly and welcoming. It truly was a pleasure to photograph this couple's wedding.
If you've never been to Down Hall Country House, it is a sight to behold. It's an impressive, luxurious mansion dating back to 1322, and I started my full-day coverage in Caroline's room where I met with her and her bridesmaids, along with their creative team (make-up artist, hair stylist, and seamstress). The room was literally buzzing with excitement!
Meanwhile, over in Andy's room, it was somewhat calmer. Andy helped the couple's twin boys get ready before heading to the ceremony. Caroline's close friend Donna delivered a beautiful reading. Following the ceremony, the guests were escorted out to the sprawling and magnificent grounds for cocktail hour.
We were entertained by several hilarious speeches during dessert, and then again by the live music of Caroline's friend who performed until Caroline and Andy cut their rose-clustered wedding cake and then danced for the first time as husband and wife. It was such an amazing day!
Best wishes, Caroline and Andy!