In this blog post, we will focus on Gosfield Hall. This spectacular Tudor manor, built in 1545 and nestled in the serene beauty of Gosfield, near Braintree, Essex, is a magnificent place to have your dream wedding, and it’s also a wedding photographer’s dream! With its superb blend of historical styles, from Tudor, Stuart and Georgian, it’s an encapsulation of British design, during the eras when the island was becoming a global power. Formerly a Royal residence, Gosfield boasts some exquisitely designed rooms, such as the Queen Charlotte’s Oak panelled gallery, with a 120ft long aisle, and the newly licensed carriageway.
At Gosfield you will certainly not lack places to be photographed, this grand old building is a treasure trove of beauty, and your wedding album will be replete with some gorgeous shots. Beginning with the bride and bridesmaids, the Lady’s Chambers Cottage, which is decked in a contemporary style, yet still has that old world, feminine feel. The cottage is a cute place to have photos of the morning prep. We love these ideas from Wedding Ideas Mag, for getting ready, they write “this one’s a classic, but a surprising number of brides forget it! Whether it’s a natural shot of you all prepping for the big day or a posed group photo of you all together (these work particularly well if you’re wearing matching robes, pyjamas or t-shirts!), make sure you capture the atmosphere of excitement and anticipation before the ceremony.”
For the bride and groom, something a little more regal is definitely the order of the day. If you’re up for breaking with tradition, then capturing some shots of you both stealing a kiss in one of Gosfield’s luxurious bedrooms will look quite spectacular. You could even take some inspiration from the mansion’s history, what with King Louis XVIII and his Queen Marie Josephine-Louise of Savoy, who had fled France to live in grand style with more than 350 courtiers and staff in in tow. Maybe take advantage of this luxury and try out some royal style poses, giving your photographs an artistic style.
For more on the artistic style wedding photograph, we love the thought of having photographs with a vintage aesthetic, Charlotte Runcie and Rachel Ward at The Daily Telegraph say “there’s something about vintage-style photos that makes everything look extra romantic” CHW couldn’t agree more! “Vintage and rustic themed weddings – with decorations made from old twine and pots of homemade jam as wedding favours – are always popular, and require the right photographer to show them at their best. Vintage specialist photographers can make your wedding look as if it happened in another age, either by the clever use of photoshop filters or by using film and/or retro 35mm or medium format cameras. Not just for Instagram addicts.”
Now, often group photos can be a bit of a mess, but we’ve found these fabulous ideas from Wedding Photography, which offer some unique tips on getting everyone in shot, and in a very fun way too. With Gosfield’s grounds and architecture, these poses will looks amazing!