Moor Park Wedding Photographs

In December last year we returned from taking photographs in the hot sun of Hong Kong and Australia. We drove to Dorset to pick up our camera equipment and headed to Moor Park wedding venue in Watford.

With all of the travelling we do I’m quite used to combating the jet lag. We were back on form when we met up with Marcus and Victoria the day before their Moor Park wedding photographs.

Moor Park Wedding Bridal Preparation Photographs

At Victoria’s family home they were just as calm and relaxed as when we met them in November. If you didn’t know you wouldn’t have guessed that their own wedding was the next day. You wouldn’t have guessed that the wedding (in Victoria’s own words) was “…pretty much all arranged at the last minute”.

Early the next morning we joined Victoria and her bridesmaids in Headmasters in Harrow. The staff had come in early to create four individual styles, tailored to the ladies tastes. As we had never seen so many mirrors in one room before outside of The Man with the Golden Gun. We had a tricky time staying out of reflections of reflections.

The mirrors did however allow the girls to get used to us being there. Taking photographs without being intrusive and we captured a collection of stunning natural images.

As we left Headmasters in Harrow, Victoria jokingly said “Race you back”. Somehow the Sat Nav got us to her family home 15 minutes before they arrived. Relieved that they hadn’t got lost we started to work around the hustle and bustle of a wedding morning. Breakfast eating, dress fixing and makeup styling was photographed using incidental and natural lighting.

The wedding car was sat outside on the drive. A lovely little Nissan Figaro. Perfect for such a fun loving couple. Once all of the girls were ready Victoria and her father took it for a drive to the church.

Church Wedding Ceremony Photographs

A short catholic ceremony saw a couple of tear jerking readings from friends. Victoria and Marcus were covered in confetti by all of their guests on the church steps.

Moor Park Wedding Reception Photographs

Next stop was Moor Park golf club for the drinks reception. Now this venue is something of a hidden gem. Located at the back of the golf course is Moor Park Mansion. A Grade I listed Palladian mansion set within over 300 hundred acres of luscious green grounds.

The original house was built in 1678 for James, Duke of Monmouth.  In 1732, Benjamin Hoskins Styles, purchased it. He added magnificent paintings in the Main Hall, Thornhill Room and the Grand wooden Staircase.

Ceremonies at Moor Park wedding venue were overseen by Nick Grant Toastmaster. Between him and the staff absolutely everything ran effortlessly to time. We have worked so many venues with all sizes of wedding. The staff at Moor Park wedding venue come highly recommended (as does the food!).

Nick even helped co-ordinate the group shots which involved quite a bit of running about in the rain. He made sure all of the guests were warm and dry and the three of us sheltering under an umbrella.

Moor Park Wedding Breakfast Photographs

Back inside the dining room at Moor Park wedding venue the speeches began. They were a lovely mixture of sentiment, story telling and humour. I think it’s lucky for Marcus that a good portion of Victoria’s family speak Spanish and the best man’s speech was in English!

Moor Park Wedding Reception Photographs

After speeches and dinner under the huge chandeliers, there was time for guests to relax whilst the DJ set up his equipment.
We took Marcus and Victoria off to chill out on the balcony overlooking the main hall. With the dramatic paintings in the background we shot a couple of dramatic images of the pair.

Marcus and Victoria had also take advantage of the ‘balloon drop’ service that Moor Park wedding venue provides. Victoria told me it might be more useful for distracting from any bad dancing!

As the graceful couple swirled about the dance floor a shower of orange balloons descended into the room. When mixed with the DJ’s spots and coloured lights this made a visual cocktail I couldn’t resist.

As a surprise Marcus’s father had given the DJ a copy of Marcus aged 9 singing to Brian Adams’ “I will always love you”. We knew this was coming as the second dance and had already started to cringe with embarrassment for Marcus.
The real surprise for us was that he wasn’t actually that bad. The happy couple actually danced away to most of the track! The dance floor then filled with guests young and old keen to show off their moves.

We left the good folks in Moor Park wedding venue to dance the night away. With smiles on our faces and hundreds of stunning images in our cameras. A fun loving Moor Park wedding for a fun and loving couple.

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