Ponsbourne Park Hotel Wedding Photographer shooting a confetti canon moment during the first dance

It’s always an honour to be the wedding photographer for a friend’s wedding and Doug and Yvette’s wedding was no exception. I’ve known Doug since I was 11 years old and so I was really excited to be asked to be his and Yvette’s Ponsbourne Park Hotel Wedding Photographer for the day. Yvette and Doug are both teachers and met at school. They’ve been pretty much inseparable ever since and share a love of adventures and enjoying time with their friends. There was never any doubt that this wedding wouldn’t end up with a huge party and it certainly didn’t disappoint!

What may have been initially disappointing was the weather. Glorious sunshine one day and then the next, on the wedding day, it was overcast and drizzly. However it didn’t matter one iota. The mood of the couple and guests brought sunshine within the building and Ponsbourne Park Hotel, based in Hertfordshire, was a fantastic venue to host a wedding come rain or shine. Ponsbourne Park is within easy reach of North London and is big enough for a medium to large wedding. It’s set within beautiful grounds and features a very handy gazebo in case it does rain and you’d like to spend some time outside. The staff were excellent as was the food. The master of ceremonies, Des, was a particular legend who everyone couldn’t speak highly enough of.

The bridal suite was buzzing with energy when I arrived. Yvette was so excited and so were all of her bridesmaids. There was so much laughter it was infectious. Doug didn’t seem too nervous when I joined him and his best man James. He was smiley too and that smile only increased in size when he was stood next to the stunning Yvette. The ceremony was short but very sweet. After some fun with confetti we took a fair few group shots in and around the gazebo area before the party retired for their wedding breakfast. (Weird phrase “wedding breakfast” isn’t it!) The speeches were hilarious and featured the bride and two of her bridesmaids speaking too who were all equally funny. Following that the three of us snuck outside to get some shots of just the two of them looking awesome together before the first dance. The first dance, featured above, was fantastic thanks it the addition of confetti canons! I’d highly recommend them if you’re getting married. The air instantly becomes thick with confetti which was a lot of fun!

Doug and Yvette’s reception featured a frankly awesome covers band called The Tide who I instantly liked as they warmed up playing a Pearl Jam number. That got the whole place rocking before DJ Dan of Shoosh Weddings got the whole place shaking their booties! Awesome band, awesome DJ: It was ace.

Congratulations Yvette and Doug. I know you’ll be very happy together. Here are some of my favourite images from your day.

Bride getting ready with her bridesmaidLaughter at this Hertforshire Wedding Photographer''s favourite wedding of the season so farBridesmaids creating havoc!Bride and her mother having a laughBride and her friends enjoying getting readyBridesmaid and her flowersBridesmaid readingThe bride getting ready at Ponsbourne Park HotelDoing up the bride's dress - getting ready shotsBridesmaid pretty smileBride laughter whilst getting readyFather of the bride first lookThe bride and her fatherHere comes the bride!The bride giving the groom a precious look during the ceremonyThe bride and groom enjoying the ceremonySigning the registerGuests photographing the bride and groomAt the end of the ceremonyponsbourne-park-hotel-wedding-Confetti throwing at Ponsbourne Park Hotel WeddingThe bride after having confetti thrown at herGroup shots in the gazeboThe boys and the girls group shotsThe wife bookThe bridesmaids delivering a cheeky speechThe couple laughingThe groom's speechThe speeches - top bants!reportage photographyBride and groom in the gazeboPonsbourne Park Hotel Wedding Photography landscape shot for bride and groomThe bride's shoes!The bride having fun!Crows flying overhead at this Hertfordshire WeddingPonsbourne Park Hotel from far away. Wet wedding weather!Bride and groom in wet rainy weather at Ponsbourne Park HotelBride and groom portraitsRomantic wedding photography at Ponsbourne Park Hotel in HertfordhsihireDancers throwing some shapes at Ponsbourne Park HotelThe band kicking up a storm!Guests smiling for the cameraHappy dancing guests hand in handDancing girlsBride and groom kiss during first dance at Ponsbourne Park Hotel WeddingDancing queenSinging to the disco tunes!Dancefloor guestsThe groom being asked to do something he really doesn't want to do!A happy drunk groom!the bride and her father having a moment on the dancefloor at Ponsbourne Park HotelThe groomsmen with ties around their headsevening funcandid photography on the dancefloorbride and groom and their magical dance!group hug!

And for Doug who is a huge batman fan, here is your batman photo 🙂
batman wedding

The full gallery is available to view here. Please contact Yvette or Doug for the password.

Other people who brought the awesome at this wedding:

Hair and Make up: Chloe Hiskett
Florist: Rebecca Joseph Events
Decorations: Wendy Mckeown

If you’re in need of a reportage wedding photographer who will blend in with your wedding party guests and capture the awesome of your day, please get in touch. If you have the chance, check out some of my favourite images here.


Stunning photos. Really captures the joy of the day.

Great photos, Winston! What an absolutely amazing day!!!

Chris du Château

Can’t stop laughing looking at some of the faces! 😀

Chris du Château

The photos are sooo great, they really show how beautiful you both are x x x

Lovely pics Winston. It was great to meet you too xx

Great pics guys, the moving image one was really good!!!

These pictures are awesome! You both look so happy 🙂 xx

The photos are amazing, the ones of Yvette and Doug are particularly beautiful

Gemma Jim Jams Elias

Gorgeous Photos! So creative and the one with the shoes is awesome! 🙂

Gorgeous pictures of both you. Thank you for inviting us such beautiful occasion.xx

Ian David Bdes Hons

Awesome pictures guys.

Truly romantic pictures of my son and his lovely bride’s truly romantic wedding!

Christine Emery

fantastic photos – lovely reminder of such a happy day

Amazing pictures Winston – thank you!

Wicked photos Winston!

Every single photograph helps to bring back happy memories of such an enjoyable wedding! Xx

Catherine Scott

Brilliant photos Winston!

Fabulous photos. What an attractive bunch of science teachers! Xx

Fantastic photos. You guys look great! X

Amazing photos! What a beautiful couple x

Great pictures!

Such a beautiful set of photos, and a lovely write up of the day Winston!!

Samantha Hamilton

Such beautiful pictures ! Amazing x

Lovely pictures Winston! Love the getting ready ones ☺️

Wow amazing pictures! Love the one with your hair being blown back by the wind and the umbrella shot – rainy weather is better than sunshine! X

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