How to Shoot a Wet Wedding at Hatfield House, Old Palace, Hertfordshire

When you shoot at a beautiful venue like Hatfield House Old Palace you secretly pray for a bright warm day with hazy sunshine and scattered clouds. Not too hot, not too cold, and definitely not wet! As wedding photographers the one thing we cannot control however is the weather, and when the sun sets so we just roll with the punches.

This particular week was my busiest all summer, with three weddings back to back with the middle one being in Lancashire, and the weather didn't play ball! However looking back at the photos from this day and the next (equally wet as the weather followed me up north), you just wouldn't know by looking at the faces of the couples and their guests. Weather does not make or break a wedding and this is a classic example of that. We managed to jump outside to grab a few group shots still, and when we were inside we had the amazing Old Palace with their artwork as our backdrop anyway.

Abigail and Onur are both teachers down in London and met through work. Onurs family hail from Turkey and Abigails from Hertfordshire, and they enjoyed a beautiful civil ceremony together. It was especially poignant that Onurs father (Gurbuz) made the trip to the wedding as he hasn't been well, and you could tell how much his presence meant to both bride and groom.

I shall now hand you over to the wonderful images we managed to capture of their day!

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