If there’s one thing that fills a photographer’s heart with joy, it’s an absolute banging party vibe with a tonne of touching moments on a wedding day. And let me tell you, Abygail and Gordon’s wedding at the stunning Ashridge House was nothing short of a fairytale come to life. From the grand staircase to the singing waiters, rain-kissed clouds to cigars and port in the evening moonlight, this wedding was a dream to photograph.
Setting the Stage: A Venue Straight Out of a Storybook
Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush gardens, Ashridge House provided the perfect backdrop for Abygail and Gordon’s special day. As photographers, we obviously couldn’t help but be in awe of the infamous grand staircase – a true architectural masterpiece that became the center stage for the ceremony. Picture this: Abygail gracefully descending the staircase in her gorgeous gown, Gordon’s looking up at her alongside the squad who waited along the stairs, and all the guests sat at the bottom. It was a sight to behold, and we were there in two places to capture every single moment.
Love in the Air: The Ceremony on the Staircase
Who needs a traditional altar when you have a magnificent staircase? The ceremony took place right there, and let me tell you, it was like a scene from a romance movie. Gordon and Abygail exchanged vows as they stood under a beautiful arch adorned with flowers, while friends and family looked on. The unique setting, filled with fairy lights, added an extra layer of intimacy and charm, argh, just amazing.
Dressed to Impress: Suits, Dresses, and Showstopper Cake
Abygail looked like an absolute vision in her beauuuutiful gown, and Gordon was the epitome of dapper in his awesome suit. Their impeccable style added a touch of sophistication to the day, we honestly couldn’t get enough! And speaking of showstoppers, the wedding cake deserves a special mention. Adorned with fairy lights as additional tiers, it was a delicious work of art that demanded its own photoshoot. Which it got when it moved to the staircase, obviously.
Magic and Music: Unforgettable Entertainment
What’s a wedding without a little magic? Literally. Syler the magician wowed the guests with mind-boggling tricks that left everyone amazed, rolling around laughing, and scratching their heads. And as if that wasn’t enough, singing waiters surprised everyone during dinner, belting out tunes that had everyone tapping their feet and joining in on the fun. What a way to get the party going. Ties on heads before dinner even finished, thats how we like it!
When Clouds Dance and Love Shines: Embracing the Rain
Now, let’s talk about the weather. While rain might have been an uninvited guest, it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits or the beauty of the day. In fact, those rain-kissed clouds added a touch of drama to the photos, creating an enchanting atmosphere that was simply breathtaking. And when it stopped raining, the grounds of Ashridge House provided the perfect canvas for capturing some truly magical outdoor shots.
A Toast to Friendship: Cigars and Laughter
As the night wore on and the celebration continued, cigars were brought out for the gentlemen to enjoy. Under the twinkling stars, I had the pleasure of capturing candid moments of camaraderie and laughter as friends toasted to love and friendship. It was the perfect ending to a day filled with beauty, joy, and unforgettable memories.
Abygail and Gordon’s wedding at Ashridge House was a photographer’s dream come true. From the grand staircase to the showstopper cake, the magician’s tricks to the singing waiters, every moment was a testament to the power of love and the magic of a truly special day. As the rain added its own touch of charm, we were there to capture it all – the tears, the laughter, the stolen glances, and the heartwarming connections that made this wedding one for the books.
If you’re planning your own magical day, we’d recommend Ashridge House for sure, its beaut, and offers real unique and stunning settings. And remember, rain or shine, your wedding day is going to be epic, so party on!
If you’re planning a wedding at Ashridge House, or anywhere to be fair, get in touch!
Venue: Ashridge House
Singing Waiters: Silver Service Singers
Flowers: Apple Blossom Flowers
Magician: Sylar Magic
Harpist: Hayley Wild Harpist
MUA: Make up by Juliet
Video: Guaetano di Giacomo Media
Hair: Coral Barron Wedding Hair
Cake: Cakes by Claire kelly
Dress: Bustle and Bow
Shoes: Aldo Disney Collection
Suits: Milano Couture
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS