28 Jun Luton Hoo Walled Garden Wedding
We love getting to new venues and the Luton Hoo Walled Garden Wedding Venue is both new to us and new(ish) as a wedding venue. It was lovely to head over there for Mark and Sarah’s spring wedding. I’m writing this in the height of summer and so it now seems strange to recall that this wedding goes down as the one with all the weathers in one day, including snow even if it was for about 3 minutes! We really loved Sarah and Mark’s wedding, it was joyous, which of course they generally are, but there was an extra ingredient at this wedding, can’t put our finger on it, but this day will stay with us for quite some time.
We started at home with Sarah, her bridesmaids and mum and dad, for a very chilled out morning. The church at Streatley was beautiful and looked gorgeous with the spring bulbs out, but more importantly it was where Mark’s father had been laid to rest and therefore not only a strong family connection but a deeply emotional one as Mark laid a buttonhole role on his fathers resting place before going in to marry his girl.
The walled garden at Luton Hoo is lovely and I envy the gardener who gets to play in those grounds. It will no doubt look amazing right about now in the Summer months and was holding its own in the Spring blizzard that faced us as we arrived. We didn’t think we were going to be able to take any portraits or indeed any group shots as, after a chilly but bright start to the day, the sky was full of rain and snow, however the wind played its part and blew through another three or four seasons amongst all of which we found a 30 minute window for portraits. Actually as much as the wind played its part the determination of Mark and Sarah to make the most of their remarkable surroundings and capture some portraits, whenever the forces of nature allowed, was equally important. When the sun was out so were they. As we were driving home there was an amazing evening light that tempted us to turn around and go back to shoot some more! So I guess it goes without saying that if you are thinking about a wedding at The Conservatory in the Walled Garden in Luton Hoo, then please don’t hesitate to call, email or drop by, we’d love to hear from you and would love to go back to this lovely venue.