Moor Park Mansion Wedding Photography, Hertfordshire

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.

Wedding dress hanging in the bridal suite at Moor Park Mansion
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Brides wedding shoes and wedding flowers in front of her hanging wedding dress
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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.

Bride having her hair and makeup done in the bridal suite at Moor Park Mansion
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Wedding rings inside the brides shoes and the wedding flowers lined up on the side cabinet
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Pictures of the bridesmaids and the flower girls in their lilac dresses
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The bride putting her earrings on and having the wedding dress buttoned up at the back
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The bride having her portraits in the bridal suite with her wedding dress, flowers and veil on
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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.

The bride posing with her mum and the 2 flower girls in the bridal suite
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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.

Groom laughing at the alter and the wedding guests seated waiting for the bridal party
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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.

The bridal party make their entrance into the ceremony room and down the aisle.
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The bride under her veil joins the groom at the alter with her mum walking her down the aisle.
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The bride sheds a tear under her veil when she sees the groom at the alter
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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.

The bride cries after her sisters reading and then the couple exchange rings and kiss
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The bride and groom kiss at the alter in front of their guests in the ceremony room
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The bride and groom walk down the aisle as husband and wife and then enjoy confetti being thrown over them by their guests
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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.

The wedding guests enjoy tea and snacks after the ceremony
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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:

The bride and groom on the staircase at Moor Park Mansion
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Bride and groom pose on the stairs inside Moor Park Mansion
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The smiling groom holds the happy bride by a window at Moor Park Mansion
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The bride and groom share a hug on the balcony inside Moor Park Mansion and then leave through the reception doors
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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?

The bride and groom pose by their wedding car outside the Moor Park Mansion
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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:

The bride looks out of the car window as the groom waits to open the door for her
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Wedding guests enjoy canapes and drink in the garden at Drayton Court Hotel
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A portrait of the bride wearing her jewellery
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The bride and groom enter the reception room and enjoy drinks while the speeches take place
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A traditional Chinese tea ceremony after the speeches
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Wedding guests play table tennis outside in the gardens
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The bride and groom play table tennis in the gardens
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The kids play in the park at the back of Drayton Court Hotel
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Sang then slipped into his evening wear and looked slick as the couple prepared for the evening celebrations.

Bride and groom portrait and also showing their wedding rings
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The cutting of the cake inside the reception room
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The happy couple enjoy their first dance
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A hog roast is served to the wedding guests in the garden
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A romantic evening shot of the bride and groom
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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

-Chris

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