Hedingham Castle Wedding Photographer
Victoria & Richard
28th January 2018
Your Hedingham Castle Wedding Photographer is pleased to publish the Essex Wedding of Victoria and Richard and the stunning Hedingham Castle near Halstead, Essex.
What better way to begin 2018 than with a Wedding at a castle described as the best preserved medieval Norman keep in England.
Spread over four floors including a Great Banqueting Hall and resembling something out of Game of Thrones, Hedingham Castle commands the countryside around it from its elevated position atop the ringwork.
With stately grandeur, the 900 year old Keep stands 70ft tall with turrets that rise an additional 25ft above the parapets. It is surrounded by 160 acres of spectacularly beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland.
Romantic, beautiful, ancient, historic and wild, it is easy to see why Hedingham Castle won the Hudson’s Heritage Best Wedding Venue award for 2017.
Victoria and Richard’s wedding ceremony was held in the candlelit majesty of the Banqueting Hall beneath the two storey Norman arch, the likes of which cannot be found, outside the Great Cathedrals, anywhere in Northern Europe.
It is here, where Kings and Queen’s once sat in state, and overlooked by the Minstrels’ Gallery, that Victoria and Richard spoke their vows to one another in front of their guests and became husband and wife.
After the ceremony we headed outside and over the Tudor Bridge towards the Mansion house for some photographs in the beautifully landscaped gardens and enclosed tree-lined grounds.
When we returned Victoria and Richard headed down the spiral stone staircase to the Tapestry Room for their candlelit Wedding Breakfast. The tables were lit by candles which gave everything an ambient golden glow. The room felt atmospherically historic.
Isolated from everything in the modern world by 11ft thick walls, you could easily have been forgiven for thinking you were at your very own medieval banquet. It was like taking a step back in time.
After the grandeur of their big day in such a beautiful and historic venue, it was time for the newlyweds to take a moonlit stroll down the floodlit, tree-lined drive to the Garden Cottage where Victoria and Richard would spend their first night together as husband and wife, or; King and Queen.