Sopwell House wedding venue, is set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside just outside St Albans.
On a glorious summers day Francesca & Lewis celebrated their love for each other with a wonderful outdoor wedding ceremony.
Francesca and her bridal party got ready in one of the lovely mews rooms while Lewis and the groomsmen were in the hotel. With both parties getting ready so close together it was easy to create the memories of the morning preparations.
With Friends and family gathered the beautiful outdoor setting was so magical. The perfect afternoon for a drinks reception set in the beautiful grounds of Sopwell House.
Here are some kind words and thoughts from Francessca & Lewis
Why you choose Sopwell House as your wedding venue?
Came highly recommended from a family friend and fell in love when we visited. We’d always wanted to have the ceremony outside so the fact they were able to cater for that as well was another bonus. We wanted to have an extended stay too as we were not going on honeymoon straight away, so the Mews suite and spa were also perfect for us!
We were first recommended Julia through our wedding coordinator and knew we had found the right person after our first meeting. From viewing copies of her previous work and discussing ideas of specific shots to get you can see how professional she is and the amount of care she puts into her work.
On the day Julia fitted in so well with our guests and it would not have run as smoothly without her. Not only did she help round everyone up for the photos she was constantly rearranging the trail on my dress for each shot and even helped with prepping the buttonholes.
We are both so happy with how our wedding album has turned out and the number of amazing pictures Julia captured of us!
Jules is simply the best and we cannot thank her enough! We would recommend her to anyone!
Love Francesca and Lewis
Best memory of your wedding day:
Being able to have an outdoor ceremony and seeing the guest’s reaction to this surprise – we had planned for this all along however in the build-up the weather was forecast to rain but luckily had bright sunshine all day.
Any advice to future couples planning a wedding: Don’t stress about the weather, you can’t control it!
Venue – Sopwell House Wedding Venue
Bridal Gown – (Designer and shop): Dando London from Confetti and Lace
Brides Shoes: Dune
Bridesmaids Dress: Monsoon
Groomsmen’s suits: Moss Bros
Florist: Brook Buds, Chigwell
Hair and make-up:
- Hair: Louise Henderson (@louisehendersonhair).
- Make-up: Amber Harlow (@amberharlowmakeup)
Wedding Cake: Lisa @ Cake Cuisine
stationary: Grace @ Candyfloss (@candyflosscreations)
Venue Décor: Dean @ Lovelight Entertainment (@lovelighters)
- DJ: Lovelight Entertainment.
- Singer: Stacey Lee (@staceylee1985).
- Saxophonist: Greg Camburn (http://www.thesax.co.uk)
Drone: TopDrones UK – Umit Misticki (@top_drones_)