Mar 9, 2020

Laid Back Hedsor House Wedding | Veronika + Rob

Veronika and Rob’s laid back Hedsor House wedding

I love getting to work with couples that I’ve met at previous weddings – seeing families and friends again and catching up on all of the gossip. So this laid back Hedsor House wedding was a dream come true. Not only did I get to spend the day photographing the ridiculously fun Veronica and Rob, I also got to hang out with 2014 couple Polly and Toby in a rather epic setting.

Choosing our venue and working with Lifeline Photography

Our decision to book Lifeline Photography was an easy one, as Hannah photographed Veronika’s brother’s wedding. Hannah was so wonderful at my brother’s wedding – we forgot she wasn’t there just as a guest. There’s a relaxed air about her. And the photos we received are beautiful! She was the first thing we booked once we had confirmed the venue.

Hedsor House was our first choice as a wedding venue. We live 15 minutes away and we wanted a relaxed, laid-back, local venue. It was the first place we saw and it’s difficult to un-see. We looked at other venues but returned to Hedsor because we loved its location and beautiful details

A Suzanne Neville dress and a bespoke suit

Veronika’s outfit was wedding separates – a combo of skirt and top plus lace over jacket – from Suzanne Neville’s Knightsbridge shop. I went there to try on dresses and it is the most wonderful place to go – a haven of loveliness. I loved the feel of the full skirt and the way I could remove my jacket and add a sparkly belt for my evening look. Rob’s suit was bespoke made by a Southampton tailor and his tie was from TM Lewin. We finished things off with navy and sequin bridesmaids dresses from Debenhams.

Rob’s aunt created Veronika’s hair wreath. We emailed photos from Pinterest with ideas, along with my head measurements. On the morning of their wedding, the perfect headpiece arrived!

The catering and cake!

We chose three flavours for our cake. There was a layer of carrot cake, one with white chocolate with raspberry and, finally, chocolate and hazelnut. On the wedding day, friend and cake-maker Claire Thomas of CAKED asked the caterers to box up the top tier so we could be sure there was some cake left for us to enjoy!  We chose Caper and Berry for our catering at Hedsor House wedding and we loved working with their planner Carly.

Personal touches

Veronika wore her granny’s blue ring as her something blue, something old and something borrowed. Our Munich family were celebrated with pretzels and gingerbread hearts!

Veronika’s ballet teacher choreographed and taught us our first dance in two lessons. The first was the basic steps and the second involved putting them all together. Our first song was Bob Dylan’s “Feel My Love”.

Advice for other couples

Veronica and Rob’s top tip for other couples is to keep it simple and keep it local. If you have friends and family with skills who are available make good use of them!

If you’d like to chat about your Hedsor House wedding photography I’d love to hear from you, so do get in touch!

 

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