We always love returning to the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside for a Hedsor House wedding. This stunning Grade II listed Georgian mansion house sits in 100 acres of beautiful parkland that is perfect for wedding photos.
The style of Katie and Stefan’s winter wedding was elegant glamour, with white decoration, men in black tie and bridesmaids in nude/subtle pink dresses. This wedding party looked like they’d just stepped out of the pages of Harpers Bazaar magazine.
On the day, we caught up with Katie who was getting ready in Hedsor’s gorgeous bridal suite, one of the largest in Europe, it has its own private balcony terrace and an enormous luxury bathroom so there was plenty of space for the bridal party, the hair stylist, make-up artist. The girls were in high spirits and there was music and champagne. Before heading off, we captured a really special father seeing the bride moment as well.
Katie looked stunning in her Berta dress that she bought at The Wedding Club in Knightsbridge. It had beautiful lace detail with an elegant plunging neckline, low scooped back and a fishtail shape that created the most perfect silhouette in all of our images of Katie. The dress really suited Katie and perfectly suited the elegant grandeur of Hedsor House. The dress needed nothing more so Katie cleverly chose a simple chic hand bouquet of white flowers.
Now it’s usually the bride that makes the big entrance but at this wedding, it was definitely Stefan who arrived with his best man in a helicopter. Stefan works in the aviation industry so arriving in a helicopter had very much been a dream for him. In full black tie and greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival the whole thing was like a scene from a James Bond film.
The wedding ceremony was held in Hedsor’s main hall with its spectacular domed ceiling and Katie made a dramatic arrival down Hedsor’s magnificent staircase. After a beautiful ceremony that ended in rapturous applause from Katie and Stefan’s guests, there was an elegant drinks reception.
And whilst guests happily mingled and drank and enjoyed exclusive use of Hedsor House, we quickly whisked Katie and Stefan away for a few minutes for a few photos. The sun was gorgeously low and setting and we captured some simply stunning sunset images of them on the beautiful grounds.
We then headed back to the house and got some really stylish images of the wedding party at the front of the house. We want to mention the talented people at Bubblegum Balloons who decorated the front entrance, windows and balcony with amazing balloon displays that made the perfect backdrop in many of our images.
Katie and Stefan’s wedding reception was held in the beautiful oak-panelled ballroom. With stunning period features including sparkling hand-cut crystal chandeliers on the ceiling, the tables had been dressed beautifully for the wedding breakfast. The ballroom is a dream space for London wedding photographers, as not only is it beautiful, it is bathed in tons of natural light that floods in through its ceiling-to-floor windows. Katie and Stefan were welcomed to their reception to rapturous applause from their guests.
There followed a sumptuous wedding breakfast provided by the multi-award-winning caterers Rhubarb followed by some hilarious and very well-received speeches. Evening celebrations were held back in the majestic main hall and started with the cutting of the most beautiful white multi-tiered wedding cake before Katie and Stefan took to the dancefloor for a romantic first dance.
The white LED dancefloor and ambient pink/purple lighting created the perfect mood and we captured some really great images of Katie and Stefan. Not that they were on the dancefloor alone for long. Their guests were really up for a party and there was a live band to make sure they got one. And we braved the dancefloor to capture all the fun!
Stylish documentary wedding photography at Hedsor House
We loved documenting Katie and Stefan’s wedding. A glamorous and fun wedding for a glamourous and fun couple. Thanks for having us there guys, we loved it! We’ll leave the last words to Katie and Stefan. Here’s what they had to say about us.
“MIKI Studios provide a modern and unique approach to wedding photography & videography which is exactly what we wanted. Mick & Ash working together as photographer & videographer makes life so easy from a wedding planning perspective, they also organised for a second photographer & videographer so no moment was missed. Katie – Getting ready on the wedding morning I quickly realised how lucky we were having MIKI Studios as I couldn’t imagine there being a separate photographer & videographer supplier working together in sync to create the best scenes like Mick & Ash did. MIKI Studios are creative and adapted to each scenario we had, they even had to take a helicopter ride back to where Stefan was getting ready! All we wanted was for MIKI Studios to capture our special day so we could relive the moments of our wedding from start to finish and after seeing the pre-wedding photo shoot and the film along with the preview of our wedding photos we know that we are most definitely in for as treat!!”