Wedding Reception at Gosfield Hall
I first met Sarah and Tom last year at Clair and Kris’ wedding at Rookery Hall where Tom was an usher so it was great to be asked to shoot their Gosfield Hall wedding photography this year. Being completely honest, I had never heard of Gosfield Hall and a quick Google explained why as it is in Essex. As Sarah grew up nearby she wanted to get married back ‘home’ which meant I had a fair old journey down the A1 on Good Friday to stay in the glamorous surroundings of the Great Dunmow Travelodge (I only expect the best) before heading up to the very picturesque village of Finchingfield for the morning preparation.
Sarah spent all morning laughing with her make up team and bridesmaids, which made my job of capturing natural, fun photographs pretty easy. I couldn’t have asked for a more laid back, fun group of girls and within a few minutes it was like I’d known everyone for years, even though I was a northerner! Once Sraha’s dad saw Sarah in her dress for the first time I made the short two minute walk from Sarah’s parents house to the Church where Tom was looking a little nervous at the top of the aisle. Nerves were soon put to one side as Sarah was proudly walked up the aisle by her father and huge smiles covered Sarah and Tom’s faces all throughout their marriage service. After the service Sarah and Tom wandered into Finchingfield village for a couple of photos at the duck pond before we headed off for the wedding reception at Gosfield Hall.
Beautiful Wedding Venue
Gosfield Hall is a beautiful wedding venue set in the Essex countryside. I was met by Jan who was running the day and I have to say I was looked after wonderfully by all the staff at Gosfield Hall. Although the weather was typical of a bank holiday weekend in the UK (wind and rain, obviously), we managed to brace the weather and got outside for some Gosfield Hall wedding photography. The guests, somewhat more sensibly, opted to stay indoors near the bar where I then captured the day naturally in the background. With the speeches following the meal I didn’t need my sandwiches, as Jan had kindly arranged for me to have a full three course dinner which was absolutely superb. The food is clearly another reason to get married at Gosfield Hall.
The speeches were brilliant and every one had the room in fits of laughter. Before I knew it, it was time for the first dance and my first day as a Gosfield Hall wedding photographer had come to an end. Having been away from Mrs T and Ana for a night I decided to head back up north and once again have to thank Jan for helping ensure the day ran to time. Gosfield Hall is a brilliant venue and I can highly recommend it for your wedding, amazing food, beautiful scenery and a stunning building all add up to a top class venue and one I would have no problem braving the A1 again to visit!
So here’s Sarah and Tom’s Gosfield Hall wedding photography. Music by BØRNS (and it’s a GREAT tune), photos by me…
Gosfield Hall wedding photography by James Tracey © 2016
Gosfield Hall Wedding Venue, Gosfield, CO9 1SF. 01787 472914