Gosfield Hall outdoor wedding
Gosfield Hall was the magnificent setting for Sabi and Chris’ summer wedding, which I photographed in August.
The day started in the ‘Rococco Bridal Suite’ – designed by King Louis XVIII – totally breathtaking and like nothing I’ve seen before. This regal room is lined with marble pillars, with plenty of space for bride and bridal party to get ready for the wedding. It really set the scene for what was going to be an incredible day.
Despite the dramatic venue, wedding preparations were really relaxed, so I got some great photographs of the guests having fun.
As the bride was getting ready, guests started to arrive for the outdoor ceremony, which took place in the courtyard, which is overlooked by a clock tower. The space and light here was something I was really looking forward to photographing, it’s such a unique space.
The ceremony was really emotional and intimate despite the grand location. This ‘first look’ photo I captured is one of my favourites from the day. The pride in Sabi’s son’s face, who gave her away, and the emotion in Chris’ is the reason I do this job.
As guests enjoyed drinks in the courtyard, I took the new Mr and Mrs away for some couple photos in the grounds. From our venue tour a few weeks back we settled on some photos among the trees, and this sunny shot really captured the emotion from Sabi and Chris.
Now it was time to move to the ballroom, another historic room that was just as breathtaking. The reception was relaxed, with some really funny speeches including one from the bride too.
After the first dance, and once the guests were having their fun on the dance floor, we took a sunset stroll of the grounds. We were gifted with a stunning pink sky to end the day, and it was hard to stop taking photos. My couple looked incredible and the scenery was just perfect.
If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding at Gosfield Hall then please get in touch. I’d love to hear what you have planned.
Spectacular Georgian Mansion wedding venue
This spectacular Georgian mansion was once home to Queen Elizabeth I and King Louis XVIII – a humbling place with incredible interiors and is set within 10 acres of lawn gardens and parkland.
It’s a family-owned and run business that is part of the Country House Weddings Ltd. The chairman and founder Harry Bramer still looks over the business today with the help of his family.
Upon arriving at the venue you can see the impressive Grans Salon, the perfect way to welcome your wedding guests. It has high hand painted ceilings with huge sash windows providing perfect light for photos. Its the perfect space to have your wedding reception although you could also have your ceremony in this room if you wish.
The next room along is the snug (Prophet’s Chamber) which is a cosy space and is perfect for you to have a few minutes break away from your guests. This room is also often used for wedding suppliers to chill out during the wedding breakfast.
You then go onto the Library which has so much character and charm and provides stunning views over the terrace, fountain and lake. This space is the perfect additional space to your evening reception. It is away from the main bar and party room so could be used for elderly guests of you could have entertainment in here. This leads onto the bar and then the main party room where your first dance will be.
Accommodation for your wedding guests
There is also plenty of options when it comes to accommodation for your wedding guests. The mansion boast 23 suites, 14 double rooms and 9 family rooms which is plenty to caterer for you closest friends and family. Having everyone around you the next morning at breakfast is the perfect way to finish off your wedding celebrations. Oh and did I mention the bridal suite is pretty spectacular too!
Gosfield Hall was by far one of the grandest venues I’ve photographed at, and Sabi and Chris created a day that was both majestic and intimate. There were so many incredible memories during Sabi and Chris’ big day, and it was an honour to be their Gosfield Hall wedding photographer.
Venue: Gosfield Hall
Makeup artist: Amy White
Florist: Clare Jones
Dress: Tailors Cat