Hello If you’re reading this it’s likely that you are looking for a wedding photographer for your big day at Gosfield Hall ( great choice in venue by the way ).. needless to say I’m so glad you dropped by , if you have the time why not stay and take a look around at some of my work, you can visit my portfolio HERE, or even see some real weddings HERE I’m pretty confident you can find many reasons to choose us to photograph your wedding day at Gosfield Hall.
My name is David, I am an award winning destination wedding photographer who loves the fun, atmosphere and the all round celebration of weddings, I offer a unique contemporary way of photographing a wedding, I often appeal to the non-traditionalist, stylish yet contemporary couple. Based in the North East ,England, I capture weddings all across the UK, and around Europe and the globe.
I’m incredibly passionate about what I do, I find inspiration all around me and love to use any available light to by advantage and use additional light for the more creative image. I have had the pleasure of photographing at the Gosfield Hall on a few occasions, the design and elegance lends itself to stylish wedding photography.
I take pleasure in playing an integral role in two people taking their vows together but I’m a firm believer in the fact that a wedding is so much more than exchanging words and work to capture every emotion felt and each special moment, translating the true joy of the day through creative photography .
Where ever you are in the world, I’d love to be part of it.. I Can’t wait to hear from you.
Gosfield Hall is a country house in Gosfield, near Braintree in Essex, England. It is a Grade I listed building.
The house was built in 1545 by Sir John Wentworth, a member of Cardinal Wolsey’s household, and hosted royal visits by Queen Elizabeth I and her grand retinue throughout the middle of the 16th century. John Wentworth, High Sheriff of Essex, who died in 1613 left “a splendid inheritance” to his eldest son, Sir John Wentworth, 1st Baronet, who ruined the family through extravagance.
Sir Thomas Millington was in residence by 1691. He reconstructed the Grand Salon which remained the state banqueting hall for a long time. During the same period he had guest rooms built above the Salon. His crest – a double-headed eagle – may be seen above the central doors on the courtyard side.
The mansion was built round a central courtyard, and the west front still has a fine Tudor façade. The east front was remodelled by John Knight after he came into possession in 1715 and again later in the 18th century for Earl Nugent (1702–1788), who also remodelled the south front and created the mile-long lake. The magnificent Ballroom was added and the deer park landscaped for the property to become a family home for his son-in-law the Marquis of Buckingham (1753–1813).
Later during the French Revolution, Gosfield Hall became the home of the Comte de Provence, the future King Louis XVIII, and his wife Marie-Josephine-Louise of Savoy who had fled France to live in exile in grand style, with more than 350 courtiers and staff in attendance from 1807 to 1809.
Much restoration work was done by Samuel Courtauld who owned the house between 1854 and 1881. In the early 20th century the house was virtually abandoned, but it did good service as a base for troops stationed in Essex during the Second World War.
More recently, the Hall was owned by the Country Houses Association until it went into liquidation in 2003.
It is now run as a wedding venue.
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