It is surprising how personal and intimate their ceremony felt against such a grand backdrop.
We had discussed where I would stand to take photos in our planning visit to the Abbey a few weeks previously. More often than not I stand at the front of the church capturing the couples expressions throughout the ceremony.
But with a venue such as St Albans Cathedral the only way to photograph the ceremony (in my opinion) is from the aisle looking down at that stunning backdrop.
In our planning meeting we also went through the ceremony in great detail so I knew when there would be opportunity to photograph the couple front on and in profile to make sure I had their expressions.
The newlyweds walked back down the aisle to cheers, and on to their final long walk down the longest Nave in England past clapping members of the public.
Outside more members of the public gathered to watch our formal photos. With such a big wedding party there were a lot of photos to get through. A fantastic effort by everyone to get the photos done quickly so we could make our way to the wedding reception.
But as stunning as everyone looked, of course eventually they would all be upstaged by Sana & Phil’s daughter.
What better way to signal the start of a wedding reception than with a confetti throw. And what a confetti throw this was!. As you will see, their faces say it all.
Sana & Phil chose Rowley Barn in Radlett for their wedding reception. This grade 2 listed barn gave them the ideal location for a relaxed garden style reception in contrast to the formality of St Albans Cathedral. They chose a buffet wedding breakfast to again compliment the informal feel of their reception.
Wedding Ceremony: St Albans Cathedral https://www.stalbanscathedral.org
Wedding dress from The Bride, St Albans www.the-bride.co.uk
Wedding Reception: Rowley Barn, Radlett. http://rowley-barn.moonfruit.com