Down Hall Hotel wedding
Dominique & Lee
I have spoken about Dominique & Lee a few times recently on the lead up to their beautiful winter wedding at Down Hall Hotel. I have had the pleasure of working with them before on a family session with their gorgeous little boy, Luis. Ever since that session I had been so excited to start working on their Hertfordshire wedding. The Down Hall Hotel wedding venue is perfect for capturing intimate wedding photos.
Dominique & Lee planned a beautiful winter wedding at the grand Down Hall Hotel, a venue they had enjoyed visiting when their relationship began. The style and look of the venues interior along with the deep red colour theme gave this wedding a very cosy and luxurious feel. I arrived on the Down Hall Hotel wedding day to find Dominique getting her hair and makeup done in the huge lounge space on the second floor of the hotel, I have never seen a bride with so much room to get ready. The wonderful Katie from Fringe Photography came as my second photographer for the morning to capture Lee getting ready too.
On Dominique & Lee’s wedding day the weather was bitterly cold with thick white clouds, creating great light for photos but not so pleasant for guests to stand outside. We did a few quick groups shots outside with the building as the backdrop and then decided it was just too cold to continue. There were so many beautiful places for photos in the grounds of Down Hall Hotel but the cold and damp ground stopped us taking advantage of them. Just as the sun was setting and our last opportunity to head outside was fading it began to snow and Dominique and Lee where up for braving the cold for this wonderful photo opportunity. The evening light, the low light building and the snow made the whole experience very magical and I’m so glad this lovely couple got the opportunity to have photos in the snow.
I have loved working on this beautiful winter wedding and hope Dominique an Lee can enjoy the photos just as much!