• St Ethaldreda’s Church and Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club

Hertfordshire wedding photographer Zoë Cooper

“Zoë made our day perfect, she listened to everything we wanted. She was amazing fun to be around on the day and helped us ensure my Wife and I had enough time to ourselves and enough opportunity to get perfect pictures. Our photos are simply amazing”

From my first meeting with Amy & Richard I knew their wedding day was going to be brilliant. Their quirky sense of humour resonated with me instantly, and their desire for a laid- back wedding with big emphasis on fun was music to my ears.

The Day

They chose hold their wedding ceremony at St Ethaldreda’s Church in Old Hatfield, Hertfordshire. I have been lucky enough to photograph many wedding ceremonies at this 13th century Church. St Ethaldreda’s is impressively grand, but always manages to maintain a sense of intimacy.

Also, as impressively grand was Amy’s choice of wedding dress. This was a fairytale dress if ever there was one, and it fitted perfectly with the magnificent surroundings of St Ethaldreda’s Church.

The weather on Amy and Richards wedding day was what I can best describe as unpredictable. We were given pretty much every season in one day. From bright sunshine in the morning, to looming grey clouds and pouring rain, cold, warm, a rainbow, a bit more sunshine and the most glorious evening sunset to reward us for our efforts.

A flexible approach is essential when it comes to the British weather on a wedding day. I will always work hard to get the pictures my couples want given whatever weather is thrown at us, and Amy and Richard were brilliant at trusting me to do so, dashing out with me when the skies cleared.

Amy & Richard’s Reception was held at Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club, in Graveley, Hertfordshire.

The guests enjoyed a private bus ride for the short journey from St Ethaldreda’s Church to Chesfield Downs, whilst Amy and Richard arrived by VW Campervan, one of my favourite choices of wedding transport.

The grounds at Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club are stunning, and I grabbed the opportunity to capture Amy & Richard whilst the sun was setting over the 18-hole golf course before joining their guests for their wedding reception.

After a great set of speeches including a cameo appearance from the Proclaimers, the dancefloor was calling, and what a party that evening was, the shoes were off and the shapes were being thrown. A fitting evening to what was a brilliant day.

Thank you Amy & Richard for having me as your wedding photographer.

The Details

Wedding ceremony held at:
St Ethaldreda’s Church, Old Hatfield, Herts.

Wedding Reception held at:
Chesfield Downs Golf Club
Jack’s Hill, Graveley,
Hertfordshire, SG4 7EQ

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