• The Riding School, Hatfield House Wedding Photography

Hertfordshire wedding photographer Zoë Cooper

‘I wish I could give Zoë a higher than 5-star review, she was absolutely amazing, calmed me down within minutes of arriving at my house. Zoë knew exactly what she was doing and what photos I would want. Zoë was on top of everything which just made our day feel effortless. I’ve had so many people message me to say how great she was”.

I don’t stay away from Hatfield House for too long, and in 2018 I was fortunate to spend most of wedding season photographing weddings within these beautiful grounds.

Usually I have several meetings or telephone conversations with the couple in the lead up to their wedding day. It’s a chance for me to get to know them as much as possible before their big day.

Kirsty and Toby booked me as their photographer only a short time prior to their wedding day. And with both of them caught up with work and planning, the chance to meet prior to their wedding was not possible.

So, on this occasion the first time I got a chance to get to know the Bride was on the morning of her wedding, with hair and make-up surrounding her.

Kirsty and Toby are quite possibly the most chilled out couple I have ever worked with, they were happy to let their day unfold naturally and just go with the flow.

As a female wedding photographer, of course I get caught up in the day, the details, the bling, and the dress. And what a dress it was, a fairytale complete with side pockets, what more could a Bride want?

2018 treated us to a glorious summer with temperatures that were last matched in 2006. Kirsty and Toby’s wedding day was no exception with bright sunshine the whole day.

The couple chose to marry in the historic St Ethaldreda’s Church in Old Hatfield.
St Ethaldreda’s Church is just a stone’s throw from Hatfield House, making it a perfect choice for couples wanting a church service, whilst hosting their wedding reception at Hatfield House.

Following the service formal family photos were taken within the grounds of St Ethaldreda’s Church, whilst guests took the short stroll to Hatfield House.

Their wedding reception was held in The Riding School, located in the Stable Yard of Hatfield House. Once a place to house horses and carriages for Hatfield House’s residents, The Riding School is now an alternative wedding venue with a modern feel within the grounds of Hatfield House.

After the wedding breakfast the guests enjoyed the last of the summer sun in The Stable Yard grounds before returning back to The Riding School for the evening reception.

I am always looking forward to capturing the moves on any wedding reception dancefloor, and this wedding was no exception.

After a fantastic first dance which was quite literally swung into action by the groom, guests packed the dancefloor, led on by the groom and his best man who’s breakdancing moves had everyone cheering along. The perfect end to such a fun, relaxed wedding day.

Thank you Kirsty & Toby for having me as your wedding photographer!

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

Wedding reception held at:
The Riding School, Hatfield House, Herts.

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