A selection of wedding photography from Fran and Malc’s wedding ceremony at Moor Park Mansion and Tipi wedding reception in Berkhamsted.
I had been looking forward to Fran and Malc’s wedding as from our initial meeting I knew the wedding day would be something special and sure enough, it was! The wedding was a combination of a more traditional Manor house wedding at Moor Park Mansion mixed with all the fun and excitement of a Lord of the Rings / Game of Thrones themed Tipi wedding reception in Berkhamsted.
I started coverage of the wedding day taking photos of Fran as she had her hair and makeup done in the Bridal Suite at Moor Park Mansion. Fran had her bridal makeup done by The Makeup Girl. Fran looked stunning in a bespoke wedding dress designed by Denise Heywood, one of Fran’s friends from cosplay.
The wedding ceremony took place in the Thornhill Room in Moor Park. It was a lovely wedding ceremony. One highlight for me, was the moment the registrar asked, “Who gives this woman in marriage?” Fran’s father forgot to respond which left quite a dramatic pause in proceedings followed by lots of laughter when he finally said: “I do”.
After the wedding ceremony, guests gathered outside for a confetti shot and then a few group photos of Fran and Malc’s friends and family. Following the group photos, the guests enjoyed tea and cakes in the Main Hall while I took a few portraits of the bride and groom outside in the gardens and portraits with their Red Routemaster London bus that later transported wedding guests to the wedding reception in Berkhamsted.
Berkhamsted Tipi Wedding Reception
Fran and Malc’s Tipi wedding reception was at Berkhamsted Cricket Club in Hertfordshire. The tipi was beautifully decorated inside, and their wedding cake was extraordinary! The wedding cake was a five tier, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones themed cake which they cut using a replica sword from Lord of the Rings.
During the reception I took a group shot of all Fran and Malc’s wedding guests together, we made it unique by asking Malc to hold the replica sword in the air. The photo worked fantastically well and was captured from two angles as my second photographer, Rob, got a fantastic shot from a low angle while I took the shot from the top of a ladder.
Before wedding breakfast, Fran’s father gave an emotional prayer in Samoan. It was a very proud moment for him. Following the wedding breakfast, the groom and best man gave lovely speeches and then tables were cleared for the cutting of the cake and the first dance.
The evening was topped off by a performance from the Ngati Ranana a London-based Maori Club.
It was a remarkable wedding day. Congratulations to Fran and Malc!