Lanh + James

Downhall Vietnamese wedding, Hertfordshire

Lanh & James Downhall Wedding in Hertfordshire

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Down Hall in Hertfordshire and I was not disappointed a great backdrop everywhere I looked. With stunning rooms and incredible gardens, it was the perfect setting for Lanh & James wedding.

Lanh and James’ wedding day started with a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony in full traditional dress. It was a first for me and a real honor to witness and be able to capture for the couple. It began with the exchaning of gifts between families followed by Lanh & James serving tea to their parents. After the ceremony, we walked around the grounds of the hotel taking photos of Lanh and James in full traditional outfits before they headed their separate ways to get ready for the civil ceremony.

The day was a little drizzly with the reception drinks being held in one of the hotels beautiful rooms with dazzling chandeliers. As a break came with the weather, we were able to get outside into the grounds and take the opportunity to do couple photos. Following on from the photographs, was great food, some wonderful speeches where James told the story of how they met until today and had lots of people including Lanh in tears of Joy. As the evening kicked off with some awesome dancing, the rain got heavier and we finished a night off with a shot in the rain.

I hadn’t met Lanh & James before going to Downhall but the more time I spent with them the more I could see how they had so many friends here. An absolutely wonderful couple who were so welcoming and friendly. A love for life, each other and adventure – especially mountain climbing!

If you want to check my availability for your wedding at Downhall or any other venue then please get in touch and let’s have a chat.

For the camera enthusiasts, I shot this wedding using two Nikon D750, Sigma art 24mm 1.4, Nikon 58mm 1.4, Sigma 85mm.14

A few of the other awesome suppliers who helped make this incredible wedding.
Venue – Downhall
Videographer – Purple yam productions
Hair & makeup – Butterfly hair and makeup
Cake – Lisa @ hatfield health 


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