Sophie and James’ wedding saw me heading down to St Albans in Hertfordshire on a boiling hot summer’s day! The ceremony was at their local church, St Paul’s, followed by their reception at Knebworth Barns.
I hadn’t met either Sophie or James face to face before the day but from the Skype chats we had it was clear that they were such a lovely couple.
On the morning of their wedding, I arrived at their flat where Sophie was getting ready with her two bridesmaids and her mum. I was instantly made to feel so welcome by everybody and there was such a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Everything seemed to go to plan and everyone was ready on time. After a few bridal portraits, I headed off to the church so I would be there for Sophie’s arrival. The ceremony was lovely and felt really personal with readings from friends and family and smiles all round.
After the ceremony everyone stayed for tea and cake at the church before heading off to Knebworth Barns, to continue the celebrations. We had access to the beautiful gardens outside Knebworth House for the family group photos and then a few photos of the bride and groom together before they were called for their wedding breakfast. I could see James was a little nervous before the speeches but you would never have known as his speech and the others all went down well. There was plenty of laughter throughout the room that’s for sure!
Then it was time for Sophie and James to have their first dance followed by a cèilidh. I love a cèilidh at a wedding – it’s always good to see everyone on the dance floor spinning each other around and trying to remember the steps to each dance! After a few dances we headed outside to take a few evening portraits at sunset – and what a sunset it was!