I was so pleased to be asked to photograph Sairia and Simson's wedding at Hedsor House - it's such a stunning venue with views across the Buckinghamshire countryside. I've shot at Hedsor a few times before and it was great to be back and discover a few more spots for some photographs.
This wonderful day is best described in their own words:
Our wedding was always going to be tricky – with families and friends spanning six countries and eleven nationalities, the scope for culture clash was enormous. The only thing for it was to brush it all aside and do things our own way. There was no set theme, no set style, just us and our own unique way of doing things. That sometimes made things easier… no tiresome rituals or mad dash to find something blue. It sometimes made things harder… a very specific palate of cake decoration colours and a photo booth created with German precision. Hedsor House was the perfect backdrop for all of our ideas and we fell in love with it the moment we started up the driveway. Getting ready there in the morning was lovely and we both couldn’t wait to see each other at the ceremony. After what felt like hours of preening and preparation, the walk down the aisle was very special, Saira's hands shook with excitement and Simson had to wipe away a tear, we both knew that it was the start of an amazing day. The sun came out for the afternoon, just in time to give our guests a beautiful reception and give us the perfect setting for our photos. The rest of the day was perfect – from a barbecue lunch and an amazing set of speeches, to a slightly awkward first dance then finally to bed! We couldn’t believe it was already over, if only we could hit rewind!
After delivering the photographs I received this lovely note from Saira:
“I have to say, that Nick was an absolute star on the day. He was the most effortlessly easy person to work with, was ten steps ahead of everything on the day and was a real calming influence during the mad dash of getting ready in the morning. And if that wasn’t enough, the way he has captured our day is stunning. We are totally in love with our photos and can’t stop looking at them. We are so pleased with them and I can’t thank Nick enough for giving us such a fantastic set of pictures to remember the day by!”