Victoria + Ben’s Beautiful Wedding at Hampden House
When I first met Victoria & Ben I had never heard of Hampden House (and I thought I knew most venues after nearly 20 Yrs as a wedding photographer) but when I met with them for a pre-wedding meeting, I was taken aback with the beauty of the house and its grounds. It really is a hidden gem of a venue. The staff at Hampden are amazing, so generous with their time and help, I really have never been made to feel so welcome at a venue and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Alex and her professional team.
Victoria got ready at the house and enjoyed time with her bridesmaids and family in the beautiful bedrooms. Hampden laid on the most wonderful of breakfasts for the bridal party to enjoy while getting ready, a very thoughtful detail.
Victoria and Ben chose to have their ceremony in St Mary Magdalene church, which is within the grounds of Hampden. A beautiful Church which is very intimate and welcoming. The Church was beautifully decorated with flowers and the flower arch was stunning and the perfect backdrop for photographs.
We enjoyed a beautiful summers day with drinks on the lawn, garden games and lots of giggles. This stunning venue offers so many different photographic opportunities and the rolling hills of the chilterns just stunning at sunset. Below are a few of the many beautiful moments we shared and the professionals Victoria and Ben chose to help fulfil the vision of there fairytale day.
Thank you to everyone involved and to Victoria and Ben for an amazing day and for making me feel so welcome the results are the beautiful moments below .. a wedding day I will never forget.
1.) Bridal gown- The Bridal house, Aston Clinton
2.) Veil- bespoke designed by my mum at the bridal house Aston Clinton.
3.) Bridal shoes- Dune, John Lewis
4.) Bridesmaid dresses- JJS house
5.) Flower girl/ page boy outfits- Diane Wong dressmaker
6.) Groomsmen suits- Impeccable
7.) Bens Shoes- Impeccable, groomsmen shoes- ASOS
8.) Cufflinks- Howson london
9.) Hampden Florist- Tricia perfect day flowers.
Bridal Florist- Hummingbird Floral designs and my mum
10.) Hair and makeup- Sophie Murray hair and makeup design
11.) Bridesmaids personal gifts and advice cards- Etsy
12.) Wedding Rings- Coolrocks– David
13.) Dj- Jimmy Hampden House
14.) Table floral stationery- me and my mum
15.) Dinner stationery- papier Eugenie
16.) personalised pens- national pen
17.) Floral hurricane lanterns, garlands and flower hearts- me and my mum.
Why we chose Hampden House: When we entered the gates of Hampden House, we felt like we had walked into a fairytale. It was like we had been transported back in time. The Church St Mary’s Magdalene and Hampden House were equally stunning with both amazing interiors and beautiful views. Hampden and St Mary’s felt so special and quintessentially English at its very best! Ben and I knew as soon as we stepped inside this was our wedding venue. The warmth of the Rector Deiniol at St Marys and the staff at Hampden especially Alex just sealed everything for us. It was perfect in every way.
The best memory of our day was walking down the aisle to one of our favourite songs played by Ruth Holden on the harp, seeing my gorgeous husband tearing up was truly magical. Also taking our vows was the most special moment we won’t ever forget! We wouldn’t change anything, it was more than we could ever dream of.
We had the privilege of meeting Julia at St Albans wedding fair. We were instantly attracted to Julia’s table and once meeting the lovely Jules we knew this was our photographer. From the moment we met the warmth and professionalism was so overwhelming and made the process so easy and enjoyable. On our wedding day Jules went above and beyond for us, she was truly amazing and we can’t thank her enough. Jules made our day so special capturing the most amazing and wonderful memories. Jules is the best photographer and such a wonderful person. All our wedding guests were complementing Jules on how friendly and professional she was. She kept the day on track and we even had guests who recently got married wishing they had booked Jules. Julia is a very special photographer, on the day Jules didn’t just feel like our wedding photographer but a close friend we enjoyed sharing our memories with. We love our wedding photos so much! It was so great to work with someone like Julia, Ben, me and my family are so overwhelmed with our wedding photos and how incredible they are! We can’t thank you enough for everything. You truly made our day perfect and captured every moment in our photos and we are so happy. Jules is simply the best!
Thank you so much
Love Victoria and Ben