Harry Potter inspired Pennyhill Park Wedding.

Dan (Ben) and Sam got married last month at the beautiful and fancy Pennyhill Park, in Bagshot, Surrey. 2 days before the government banned all fun!

They really wanted to incorporate their love of Harry Potter into their wedding.  If you’ve seen, or been to a Pennyhill Park wedding, then you’ll know it feels very Hogwarts esq, so it was a great place to start. Sam, then had an amazing idea to DIY most of the bits they needed, a plan, that she regretted (her own words) quite early on. I think she did a stellar job! Handmade paper roses and confetti cones, from pages of the books. Love potions, individually tagged for favours and the most impressive, was all the Hogwarts letters, that she individually personalised & addressed! Superstar right there! What they didn’t plan for, was a global pandemic screwing with their plans!

I’m not gonna lie, we were nervous about shooting this one. We’re seasoned pro’s so it wasn’t the actual wedding that unnerved us, it was the virus!  Armed with antibacterial gel, wipes & our trusty gloves, we put our big girl pants on & went and did what we love to do. I’m so glad we did too, what a bloody good day it was.

The excitement before the wedding

Both Sam & Dan got ready at Pennyhill Park. The boys were due to do some shooting in the morning, but Corona, shut that right down, so they twiddled their thumbs for most of the morning, until they could get to the bar.

The girls excitement levels were high and who can blame them. No one could quite believe it was happening, and despite a few hiccups, that always happen at a wedding anyway the smiles were firmly on their faces. We knew as soon as we arrived, that regardless of anything, they would all have the best day and we were happy to be along for the ride.

Getting hitched

The ceremony was an intimate affair of their very nearest & dearest, in the Library. I love this room! It oozes character, with it’s wood panelling, stained glass windows and cozy fireplaces. It’s very Hogwarts! During the ceremony something new to us happened! In 12 years of shooting weddings, we have never had this come up!  The registrar accidentally called Dan Ben. Twice!! Whoops. Oh my god, it was so funny. Dan was shocked. Sam, along with everyone else, erupted in laughter and the poor registrar was mortified!

After the ceremony

As they walked back down the aisle together, the guests showered them with tons of confetti. I love it when theres loads of confetti, people don’t realise how hard & fast it comes at you. It makes for hilarious photo’s and today was no exception! Sorry (not sorry) It didn’t take long for the Ben heckles to start either LOL!  During their drinks reception, Simon Alexander, was on hand on entertain the guests and he certainly did that! It’s no surprise, that I am fascinated by people watching and watching them watch a magician work is hilarious. No matter how many time, you yourself have seen a trick, it’s always great watching someone else see it for the first time, you’ll see how amazed they were below.

The fun carried on wayyyyyyy into the evening and we stayed to capture it all. Their speeches were funny & full of stories. The first dance was a good old fashioned wedding shuffle, quickly encouraging all their guest to join in, followed by a sweet and emotional Father daughter dance.  The dance floor was never empty after that, and the dancing got better as the night (alcohol consumption) went on!

Sam and Dan’s wedding was just the happiest occasion and everything we love about weddings. Here’s their super fun Pennyhill Park wedding!

 

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 A selection of detail shots from a Harry potter inspired Pennyhill Park wedding. An outside shot of the back of the hotel from the view of the library, a shot of tissue packets fanned out on the tableShot from the conservatory doors looking back into the library and the chairs all set out for the ceremony.an overhead and close up shot of the handmade hogwart letters in the fireplace at Pennyhill parkMr & Mrs letter blocks sat in front of the wedding cake. the cake is a cupcake tower with white, red & gold cupcakes stacked under a naked wedding cake.details shots of the table decor. Flowers in lanterns & tea lights on top of loose harry potter book pages.A front & back shot of Sam's wedding dress, hanging in front of a window.Brides shoes placed on her wedding dress. You can see the soles, which have a sticker saying And they lived, happily ever after.The wedding bands placed in between the sections of a red decorative curtain holder.Brides bouquets of dark red roses, mixed with white roses, babys breath & greenery. Bride has added her own paper roses made with harry potter pages. I's flanked either side with white rose & babies great bridesmaids bouquets.A shot of the base of a bridal bouquet. You can see the stems of the flower covered in an ivory ribbon & a gryffondor page hanging from it.Sam getting ready at Pennyhill park the morning of her wedding. Shot into the mirror, you can see the reflection pf her smiling, while the hairdresser is showing her bridesmaid how to put her veil in.Sam getting ready at Pennyhill park the morning of her wedding. Shot into the mirror, you can see the reflection pf her smiling, while the hairdresser is showing her bridesmaid how to put her veil in.A series of images from the bridal prep at Sam & Dans wedding. Girls having their hair & makeup being done.Beautiful bride smiling at her mum whilst having her make up done.A series of images from the bridal prep at Sam & Dans wedding. Girls having their hair & makeup being done.Bride pulling a funny face whilst the make up artist starts applying foundation.A bride getting ready the morning of her wedding. A makeup artist is blending foundation on her face.Girls getting ready at Pennyhill park for a wedding. Laughing with each other while wearing blue & white robesBridesmaids helping a bride put her earrings in.Bridesmaids helping a bride put her earrings in.Black & white images of a bride trying to give her nephew a kiss on the cheek, he's hesitating and pulling awayLast minute touch of of hair & makeup for Sam the bride whilst still in her white bride robeMother of the bride, helping a bridesmaid in her maroon dress remove fluff & lint.Bride bing helped into her wedding dress by her mother & sister. She is earring a gorgeous lace dress, with off the shoulder sleeves.Bride bing helped into her wedding dress by her mother & sister. She is earring a gorgeous lace dress, with off the shoulder sleeves.Bride & father having a kiss after he sees her for the first time in her white lacy off the shoulder wedding dress.Bride & father having a kiss after he sees her for the first time in her white lacy off the shoulder wedding dress.Bridesmaids doing the last minute adjustments to their dresses and laughing.Bride stood next to a window holding her bouquet of red & whit roses.Bride stood next to a window holding her bouquet of red & whit roses.Groom in a blue suit, getting some help with his tie from his best man.Father of the bride taking a swig from his hip flask, in a blue suit with a maroon tie waiting for his daughter at Pennyhill Park.Bride, bridesmaid & her father walking down the stairs at ennyhill Park. Beautiful floor to ceiling window gives some lovely key light.Guests sitting on white chilvari chairs in the library at Pennyhill Park, waiting for the wedding to start.Groom, father & bestman at the front of the library in Pennyhill Park, awaiting the arrival of the bride.Groom, father & bestman at the front of the library in Pennyhill Park, awaiting the arrival of the bride.Groom, father & bestman at the front of the library in Pennyhill Park, awaiting the arrival of the bride.Bride in a white lace off the shoulder gown walking fro the conservatory into the library. Beaning smile on her face.Bride in a white lace off the shoulder gown walking fro the conservatory into the library. Beaning smile on her face.Bride in a white lace off the shoulder gown walking fro the conservatory into the library. Beaning smile on her face.Bride in a white lace off the shoulder gown walking fro the conservatory into the library. Beaning smile on her face.The library at Pennyhill park full of guests for a spring wedding. Bride, groom, father of bride all looking at the registrar, laughing.The library at Pennyhill park full of guests for a spring wedding. Bride, groom, father of bride all looking at the registrar, laughing.A series of images taken in the Library at penny hill park.Bride & groom exchanging rings during their wedding at Pennyhill park.Bride & groom exchanging rings during their wedding at Pennyhill park.Bride & groom at their surrey wedding laughing with each other after signing the registerBride in an off white lace bridal gown & groom in a navy suit with a maroon tie walking back down the aisle & being showered with confettiBride in an off white lace bridal gown & groom in a navy suit with a maroon tie walking back down the aisle & being showered with confettiSelection of images of the drinks reception in the oak panelled library at Pennyhill Park. Bride & her friends having their picture taken, guests drinking champagne & eating canapes.Bride in a white lace gown, being hugged by a guest shortly after her wedding.Guests being entertained by a magician during the drinks reception at a wedding.Guests being entertained by a magician during the drinks reception at a wedding.Guests being entertained by a magician during the drinks reception at a wedding.Black & white group shot of the bridal party in the oak panelled library at Pennyhill Park.Black & white portrait of bride & groom on the stairs at Pennyhill park. Shot from above & framed through the intricate iron works of the stairs.Bride & groom at Pennyhill park in surrey. Standing hugging into each other in the blossom tree cover walkway.Bride & groom at Pennyhill park in surrey. Standing hugging into each other in the blossom tree cover walkway.Bride & groom stood either side of one of the stained glass windows of the library at pennyhill parkBride & groom stood either side of one of the stained glass windows of the library at pennyhill parkBride & groom stood either side of one of the stained glass windows of the library at pennyhill parkBride & groom stood either side of one of the stained glass windows of the library at pennyhill parkCouple on their wedding day in the gardens at Pennyhill park, waving pink & yellow smoke flares.Sam & Dan walking into the windsor suite at Pennyhill Park. Their guests are all on their feet, clapping & cheering them as they enter.The top table being entertained by a magician in between courses.The top table being entertained by a magician in between courses.Father of the bride doing his speech. The bride is resting her head on the shoulder of the groom while laughing at the stories being told.A collection of shots taken during the speeches. Guests are crying, laughing, cheering an applauding.Bride having her lipstick applied by a bridesmaid.Bride & Groom cutting their wedding cake.Bride & Groom cutting their wedding cake.Bride & Groom cutting their wedding cake.Backlit flash shot of the first danceBacklit flash shot of the first danceBacklit flash shot of the first danceBacklit flash shot of the first danceFather & daughter danceFather & daughter danceGuests dancing to the evening discoBride & her guest hugging while wearing silly Photo Booth propsGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening discoGuests dancing to the evening disco

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