LILY & SANG’S BEAUTIFUL HERTFORDSHIRE WEDDING AT MOOR PARK MANSION GOLF CLUB, WATFORD
When Lily & Sang told me that they had booked Moor Park Mansion for their wedding, I was super excited. You wouldn’t think in a million years that it was a golf club if you only had the interior design to go on.
It’s more akin to an art gallery with its golf leaf décor and paintings adorning every wall, yet here it stood as a really popular wedding venue in its own right.
By the way, I’d highly recommend adding this to your shortlist if you’re still looking for a wedding venue within the surrounding areas of Hertfordshire because as you’ll see when you scroll down, it’s a real gem of a place.
The couple were really lovely and knew what they wanted. Our video call was a success and we were a great fit. Moor Park was in the diary and I couldn’t wait to get there.
When you arrive, you’ll notice the size of this place. It’s impeccably kept grounds are a credit to the staff that work there and the main building where you’ll have the ceremony stands tall like some kind of imposing roman temple.
I started in the bright and airy surroundings of the bridal suite upstairs. There are 2 rooms joined together with a door to separate them, which makes life easier when you want some privacy getting ready.
Lily had the room furthest from where you enter the bridal suite & it’s a wedding photographers dream with light tones, cool mirrors and more than enough space. She had this room to herself while the bridesmaids got ready next door in their pastel lilac dresses.
As the ceremony approached, you could sense a little nervousness (which is to be expected) but everyone held it together and we captured some lovely moments with the family before heading down.
Sang being the true gentleman that he is had wanted all the attention on his stunning bride during the morning so I was seeing him for the first time that day at the alter. I have to say that the ceremony room at Moor Park Mansion is one of my favourites in the South East of England. It has huge windows on one side to add some drama and even more stunningly beautiful décor to admire while you want for the proceedings to start.
It’s not the biggest walk you’ll ever make down the aisle but many would argue it’s long enough if you’re making that walk during a wedding.
I suspected that there would be tears. You become a pretty good judge of character after a while and it was Lily that shed those tears under her veil when she saw Sang for the first time. A lovely moment.
Her sister’s speech was incredibly heartfelt and even took me by surprise but it set the tone for just how much this wedding meant to all the close friends and family who attended.
Once they’d done the formal task of becoming husband and wife, it was tea and snack time in the reception area. I like to kick back right after the ceremony and keep it low key so the bride and groom can mingle with their guests. It’s a great time for candids, as the guests haven’t seen the couple until this point.
We were spoilt for choice during the couple shots around the mansion. Lily and Sang were naturally good together and with backdrops like this, it was only ever going to be epic memories for them. Take a look at how things unfolded when we had some time to ourselves during Lily & Sangs wedding at Moor Park Mansion, Hertfordshire:
Our last shots before leaving Moor Park for the reception were outside with the wedding car. It was a baking day but could it get any better than this?
Drayton Court Hotel wedding reception
The team at Drayton Court Hotel in Ealing, London had laid on pre reception drinks and canapés for the guests. The kids were entertained with a rather large play area and the adults enjoyed an outdoor bar and table tennis facilities…. yes you read that right – it’s a first for me too.
Lily & Sang were up for anything and they duly played a quick set while they waited to be seated. Spirits were high and there was plenty for me to capture. The day flowed naturally, which is what the couple ultimately wanted.
Below are a few more highlights of what went down at the reception that ended with an intimate nighttime embrace in the gardens:
Sang then slipped into his evening wear and looked slick as the couple prepared for the evening celebrations.
Moor Park Mansion wedding photography, Hertfordshire by Chris Woodman Photography. Chris looks to capture those butterfly moments and emotions with a natural vibe to all of his work. He has a relaxed and largely unobtrusive approach to any big day although still guiding where needed.
Check out more real full day weddings for inspiration here: https://chriswoodmanphotography.co.uk/blog/ and give me a shout if you wanted to talk about your day. I look forward to hearing from you.
Until the next one,
Thanks for reading guys