• St Ethaldreda’s Church & The Old Palace Hatfield House Wedding Photography

Hertfordshire wedding photographer Zoë Cooper

‘We are still reveling in what was such a special day in no small part thanks to your help, the photos look wonderful’

St Ethaldredas Church Wedding

I am lucky to have photographed lots of weddings at St Ethaldredas Church in Old Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The Church overlooks The Old Palace at Hatfield House. It is therefore a great option for couples who want a Church wedding, with their reception at Hatfield House.

Most of the time I photograph a full wedding day from morning until the evening reception. But occasionally I have couples who only want a photographer for a small part of their wedding day. I appreciate that every wedding is different. So I have always offered flexible photography services for couples who do not want a standard package.

This was the case for Katie and Ethan, who at the time were living in Africa. They would marry in the UK where Katie was raised, and set up home in California where Ethan is from.

Their wedding would be small and intimate. They didn’t want photos of them getting ready, or the evening reception, so they asked me to join them for their wedding ceremony and drinks reception only.

Living in Africa meant communication in the lead up to the wedding was by email, until we finally got to meet when Katie and Ethan returned back to the U.K a few days prior to their wedding day.

Adding a Personal Touch

Katie and Ethan are both English teachers, with a huge love of Shakespeare. A theme that would resonate throughout their wedding. Their confetti cones, wedding favours and table names all referenced Shakespeare’s plays.

Katie and Ethan also honoured their love of Africa by decorating their tables with materials they had brought back with them.

The couple were keen to have lots of photos of their families together. Especially given Ethan’s family had travelled from the United States for the wedding, and Katie would soon be leaving her family.

Before the wedding breakfast I took Katie and Ethan off for a few moments to get some pictures of the two of them together. This wedding day was only the start of an exciting journey ahead for the two of them.

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

Wedding reception held at:
The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts.

Are you planning your wedding? If so I would love to hear from you.

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