Spring weather can often be unpredictable. Spring 2019 offered us some of the hottest days on record for that time of year, unexpected cold spells, hail and torrential rainfalls. Rosie and Oliver’s wedding in May of 2019 appeared to offer up all of these in one day.
Fortunately, their wedding venue was the Old Palace at Hatfield House, of which the interior is as stunning as its surrounding grounds. It offers couples the grandeur of a venue that is uncompromised should the weather confine guests indoors.
As their recommended wedding photographer, I consider myself very lucky to get to photograph many weddings at Hatfield House.
The Banqueting Hall is steeped in history. It was used as a nursery to the three children of Henry VIII, and where Elizabeth 1st spent her childhood. Eventually she would be held here under house arrest until she finally succeeded the throne. In her reign as Queen of England she held Council of State in The Banqueting Hall under the same roof as Rosie and Oliver’s wedding reception.
Rosie spent her wedding morning at Lawn House. A recent addition to the Hatfield House estate, Lawn house is a 15-bedroom guest house overlooking the estate’s park and farmland.
Their wedding ceremony was held at St Ethaldreda’s Church which sits only a few steps from Hatfield Houses’ Old Palace. Dating back to the 13th century, St Ethaldreda’s is a perfect choice for couples who wish to have a religious wedding service, with their wedding reception being held at Hatfield House.
From the sunshine of the morning, the grey clouds quickly loomed and the rain fell just before the start of the ceremony.