Anna and Ross’s Gorgeous Hygge Inspired Winter Ashridge House Wedding

 

Up on the blog today is Anna and Ross’s glorious Ashridge House wedding.  The last time I was here at this estate was when Anna, Ross and I came to photograph their sunrise engagement shoot.  We met at the crack of dawn, it was still dark and unfortunately the sun never came out from behind the clouds. However, Anna and Ross are such an optimistic couple, that they did not let the weather dampen their experience of having an engagement shoot together. Because of these attributes I had high expectations for their wedding day. You can see Anna and Ross’s engagement shoot here.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bride and Groom evening light portrait.

Anna and Ross chose to have their wedding at Ashridge House because it had great importance to them as a couple. They lived very close to the estate and frequently came on long walks and park runs around the area. Anna explained to me that they were both loved the out doors and felt that having a connection to somewhere they were getting married was important to them. They wanted their wedding to have a hygge feel and a sense of love. She described how she wanted the church to be filled with candles and blankets to enhance the Danish coined feeling of ‘hygge’.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Hygge wedding vibes with candles filling the church

The couple got married at the end of November on possibly one of the coldest Autumn days. This did not deter Anna from choosing the most beautiful sheer lace wedding dress from Berkhamstead Brides. Anna’s bridesmaids wore lovely matching plum floor length dresses which were in keeping with the winter wedding theme. Ross went for the traditional grey suit and tails from William Young in Hertfordshire – which all of his groomsmen wore as well. The morning was filled with love, happy tears and excitement – it was apparent from the first time that I met Anna and Ross that they were very emotionally connected. When Anna walked down the aisle to meet her husband to be, there was not a dry eye in sight and Ross could barely contain his joy to see Anna in her wedding dress for the first time.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Couple share their first kiss in family church.

The wedding table decoration reflected the winter hygge vibe of the wedding. Anna and Ross wanted a floral scheme that echoed the deep rich tones similar to the bridesmaids dresses of plum, grape, and blush. To emulate the feeling of hygge the mood that florists Myrtle and Bloom replicated was relaxed, natural and romantic with woodland elements to reflect the surroundings of the Ashridge House estate. They created low level table designs for the wedding breakfast tables with woodland elements, pine cones, natural moss, peppercorns and fairy lights to enhance the hygge brief.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Home made wedding favour.

Anna and Ross filled their wedding venue with plenty of personal touches. Their wedding cake was personally made for them by a family member and they fashioned a DIY Autumn themed photo frame with props for their Instax Polaroid photo booth. The favours that awaited their guests at the wedding breakfast were home made jars of jam which I thought was a really beautifully and unique touch.Throughout the reception Anna and Ross had chosen to have a magician entertain their guests and the last trick of the evening still has me scratching my head! A firework display rounded off a truly wonderful day. Ross and Anna hugged under the freezing night sky with their guests crowded all around them, which was exactly how they had described they wanted their Ashridge House wedding to feel. Relaxed and full of love; see for yourselves in the gallery below.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Grand exterior of Ashridge House.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Grand interior of Ashridge House.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Groom preparation photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Groom preparation photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Documentary Groom preparation photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Documentary Groom preparation photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Documentary Groom preparation photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Documentary Groom preparation photography, groomsmen displays the rings in handmade wooden boxes.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal preparation photography dresses hanging.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal preparation photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal preparation Berkhamstead Brides dress hanging in doorway.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal preparation Berkhamstead Brides dress hanging in doorway.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal Rainbow Shoes, documentary bridal preparation photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal bouquet with winter blooms by Myrtle and Bloom.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal bouquet with winter blooms by Myrtle and Bloom.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal bouquet with winter blooms by Myrtle and Bloom.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal gift box.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bride reveals her dress for the first time.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bride surrounded by her bridesmaids with Winter wedding purple colours.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bride surrounded by her bridesmaids with Winter wedding purple colours. Bouquets by Myrtle and Bloom.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Hygge wedding vibes with candles filling the church

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Personalised wedding sign for the church service.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Church service wedding.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Couple share their first kiss in family church.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Gorgeous sheer lace back wedding dress from Berhamstead Brides.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Grand Ashridge House exterior.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Natural wedding portrait in soft evening light.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Natural wedding portrait in soft evening light.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Golden hour evening light portrait.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Gorgeous sheer lace back wedding dress from Berhamstead Brides.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Golden hour evening light portrait.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Golden hour evening light portrait of relaxed bride and groom walking in Ashridge estate.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bride and Groom evening light portrait.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Golden hour evening light portrait.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Gorgeous and relaxed couples portraits.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bride and groom dance in the grounds of Ashridge House.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Golden hour evening light portrait.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Gloriously happy newlywed couple.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Relaxed documentary wedding portraits.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Relaxed documentary wedding portraits.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. DIY photo booth props for winter wedding.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Table seating plan for winter wedding.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Grand hall for the wedding breakfast reception.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Natural floral tone centre pieces with pine cones, winter berries and moss.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Natural floral tone centre pieces with wooden table place settings.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Natural floral tone centre pieces with pine cones, winter berries and moss.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Natural floral tone centre pieces with pine cones, winter berries, moss and pink peppercorn favours.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Home made wedding favour.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Candid reception portraits.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Candid reception portraits.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Couple walk down the grand staircase for their confetti line.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Captured natural moment of couple walking through confetti.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridal party with groomsmen at winter wedding in Ashridge House.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bridesmaid reaction to wedding speeches.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Bride gives an emotional wedding speech.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Emotional guest reactions to wedding speeches.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Couple enjoy their first dance together in the hall of Ashridge House.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Relaxed and fun dance floor action.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Relaxed and fun dance floor action.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Relaxed and fun dance floor photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Creative and fun dance floor photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Creative and fun dance floor photography.

Ashridge House Wedding. Natural Wedding Photography. Firework display Berkhamstead Wedding.

Thank you for looking through Anna and Ross’s Ashridge House wedding photographs

 

These are just some of the wedding suppliers that name Anna and Ross’s day so special to them.

Venue: Ashridge House

Invites: Three Paper Trees

Flowers: Myrtle and Bloom

Cake: Made by Family

Dress: Berkhamstead Brides

Shoes: Rainbow Shoes

Hair: Gorgeous Hair

MU: Gorgeous Beauty

Suit: William Young

Entertainment: The Luxury Magician

DJ: Smiles

Fireworks: Pains Fire Works

 

If you are at all interested in using my wedding photography services, please do email me and tell me all about your wedding.

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