Stapleford Park wedding photography of Harriet and Nick

Stapleford Park wedding photography. It was a bit of a grey and drizzly start to the day. But even in the rain, Stapleford Park is a stunning location for a wedding. One of the most picturesque historic houses full of photographic opportunity. It is also a place where you can pretty much design your own wedding day without feeling you are following a set pattern. Whether you are having a civil ceremony or a church wedding, there are options for you to make it your own.

Stapleford Park wedding

Harriet got ready in one of the cottages in the grounds. Thankfully it was somewhere she couldn’t quite see what the weather was up to and we were given strict instructions not to tell her about the rain! We needn’t have worried. Grey clouds gave way to brilliant blue skies and glorious sunshine. As far as Harriet knew, it had been like that all morning!

It was a short walk for her to the ceremony in The Orangery where Nick was waiting, ever so nervously. Beautifully decorated with flowers from the day, The Orangery at Stapleford Park is light and airy with a glass dome. It almost feels like you are outside. After the ceremony, the guests made their way into the garden whilst the newly weds went out the back door and spent a few minutes getting used to now being married. It also gave us the perfect opportunity for a few photos of just the two of them.

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After this short breather, they made their way out to the stunning lawns and gardens to join their guests but not before being greeted by a storm of confetti. In the sunshine, this is the ideal space for an English wedding champagne reception on the lawn. A few family photos, some time with just the two of them in the arcades of vines and then plenty of time with their guests celebrating. The grounds are set up with boules, giant chess and possibly the most competitive and mercenary game of all, croquet. It’s a game designed to test even the strongest of friendships.

Stapleford wedding celebrations

As the sun was starting to settle low in the sky, it was into the Grand Hall next to The Orangery for the wedding breakfast. A large space, plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy the meal and speeches. Well, perhaps not everyone enjoyed the speeches, I think both Harriet and Nick looked like they wanted to hide under the table at various points.

Country house wedding party

It was still warm enough after the meal for guests to enjoy sitting outside. But the party was about to warm up in the main house. The grand country elegance of this magnificent mansion was about to get very loud indeed. Whilst the guests made their way over to the house, Harriet had a surprise dress change for the dancing. These guys know how to party and they were not having any half measures about it at all. I normally tend to think about leaving a wedding when the dance floor empties out but there really wasn’t any danger of that. What an incredible day! Stapleford Park wedding photography.


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