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Our bride and groom chose the beautiful Hedsor House Taplow Buckinghamshire for their Hindu wedding ceremony and reception.
Hedsor House has featured in many movies and TV features and no wonder - it is just so gorgeous in every way. Interesting varied interior features lovingly maintained to an excellent standard. Extensive colourful gardens brimming with features, mature trees, plus huge lawns running away into the quintessentially English home counties countryside.
Hedsor House is located just a stones throw from Maidenhead Berkshire and is easily accessible from the M4 and M40 motorways. There is plenty of free parking onsite.
The coverage started with our brides party a couple of days before the wedding day. Henna, dancing. All that might be expected. The weather on this summer evening let us down badly - it would have been so nice to venture outside but the rain was so heavy that might have risked drowning!
Moving on to the actual wedding day, there was a small informal civil wedding ceremony a few hours before the main Asian wedding, just to get the legal formalities out of the way. The registrars on duty from the nearby Beaconsfield Register Office were as always an absolute pleasure to work with.
Then it was time for the main event, the Hindu wedding ceremony. Plan A was to have the ceremony outside on the lawns but again the weather was not playing nice. In fact the weather snookered us time and again during the day with blustery winds and heavy downpours meaning that we were not able to make as much use of the grounds as we all would have liked. Oh well. So Plan B it was - the splendid main hall inside Hedsor House and that worked great. So photogenic!
The photo highlights below start with the evening party before the wedding day:
The food was divine!
Henna was "on hand" of course:
Peter shot a mixture of semi-formal and documentary style photos at the party:
This young lady was not about to tolerate any nonsense!
The selfie is everywhere you turn now:
Some of the girls performed a dance routine later in the evening:
And on to Hedsor House Taplow Buckinghamshire, a spectacular venue for the wedding day:
The mature gardens at Hedsor House are a wedding photographers dream:
We enjoyed a brief interlude of sunshine and blue skies in the early afternoon:
The formal Dutch Gardens to one side of Hedsor House offer lots of opportunities for varied backdrops for the all important group photos:
Here we can see the Centre Hall complete with Mandap prepared ready for the Hindu wedding ceremony:
The balcony above the Centre Hall at Hedsor House provides some terrific vantage points:
The low-key English civil wedding ceremony took place in the Boudoir Room at Hedsor House. Its a beautiful light stylish room. Here we see our bride and groom having their obligatory interviews with the registrars before the ceremony starts:
We grabbed a few photos outside after the civil ceremony but we soon took refuge back inside Hedsor House as the wind was very blustery:
Lots of colourful rituals accompany any Hindu wedding ceremony and there is never a dull moment for professional wedding photographers and videographers:
The rhythm is always going to get you at a Hindu wedding:
We shot some semi-posed photos of our delightful bride just before the start of the main ceremony:
Lots of opportunities for reportage style photos of the guests before the ceremony:
Yep there sure is a lot going on throughout a Hindu wedding ceremony!
Well all good things come to an end eventually - isn't that what they say? And the start of the rest of the day ..... er ..... started:
Fresh outfits for the next part of the day:
Just as the final tailender guests arrived in the Dutch Gardens for the big set-piece group photo the heavens opened again and everyone ran for cover. Yes those are mid-air raindrops in the next photo but it is the best of the bunch!
The oak panelled Ballroom at Hedsor House looks great dressed ready for the wedding reception:
We took a chance with the weather and returned later to the Dutch Gardens for some of the essential wedding photos:
The proud father of the bride makes his speech:
The Centre Hall at Hedsor House looked brilliant prepared ready for the cutting of the cake and the dancing:
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