• The Old Palace Hatfield House Wedding, Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire wedding photographer Zoë Cooper

‘Our wedding photographs are absolutely stunning, they tell the full story of the day. Thank you for looking after us so well’

Being a wedding photographer your ultimate objective is to document the couples wedding in a way that tells a story of the day.

You look to capture everything from family and friends, the venue and details, right down even to a bridal bouquet being stored in a fridge to keep it cool, as was the case with Emma & Alex’s summer wedding.

The Day

Emma and Alex’s wedding was held at The Old Palace, Hatfield House located in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

As Hatfield House’s recommended photographer, I have had the pleasure of photographing many weddings there, and I still never fail to be in awe of just how beautiful the Old palace is. It is one of grandest and most historic wedding venues in Hertfordshire.

The Old Palace was once owned by Henry 8th who use it as a home for his children Edward, Elizabeth and Mary. It was whilst she was living in The Old Palace in 1558 that Elizabeth found out she would be Queen.

Robert Cecil, the Chief Minister to Elizabeth 1st built Hatfield House which adjoins the site of The Old Palace in 1611. Hatfield house remained in the Cecil family for 400 years, and today is the home of the 7th Marquees and Marchioness of Salisbury.

The external gardens of Hatfield House are just as stunning as the Old Palace’s interior, making it a perfect wedding venue whatever the weather. Emma and Alex’s beautiful summers day wedding meant guests enjoyed their drinks reception in the immaculate Old Palace gardens, allowing the tables to be set within The Old Palace ready for the wedding breakfast.

Emma & Alex’s guests had travelled from all over the world to share their wedding day with them. On the dancefloor, they celebrated with their own unique wedding customs, showering Emma and Alex with money. As for other guests, the wedding reception custom of dancing until you can dance no more was good enough.

As many times, as I may be fortunate enough to photograph weddings at Hatfield House, each one brings with it a uniqueness from the personalities of the couple and their guests, that that makes photographing weddings at Hatfield House such a delight.

The Details

Wedding ceremony and reception held at:
The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Great North Road, Hatfield, Herts, AL9 5HX.

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Zoë Cooper Hertfordshire Wedding photographer covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, the UK and destination weddings.