Alex and Andriana chose the beautiful 12 Apostles Church in rural Hertfordshire for their traditional Cypriot wedding before celebrating with their guests a few miles away at the luxurious Sopwell House. The entire event went like clockwork, giving us the sort of day we dream of.
The 12 Apostles Church is a favourite with Cypriot brides and grooms who want a classic English country wedding. The former Anglican church sits peacefully in its parkland setting, looking as if part of the set for a film like Four Weddings and a Funeral. The exterior may be English, but the interior is very Greek Orthodox, with the gorgeous gilded icons and carved decorations that are such a pleasure to capture. We always feel fortunate to be a part of weddings and baptisms here, and thank Father Josef and Father Demetrianos for their permission to cover this wedding.
Andriana had travelled to the church in a white Rolls Royce. We took a few shots of the couple in the eye-catching vintage car before they left for a few minutes of peace before greeting their guests at the venue. The country house hotel is a fantastic four-star wedding venue with beautiful grounds and interiors that make a wonderful setting for shooting. Couples are always more relaxed if they can have portrait shots taken at or close to their reception venue. It gives their wedding day schedule more flexibility, and they visibly relax knowing that they are where they need to be.
No matter how many Cypriot weddings we have captured (and it’s a lot!) they are never the same because every couple is unique in how they incorporate music and tradition into their big day. Andriana and Alex’s guests were very enthusiastic in helping the newlyweds celebrate, displaying some of the most energetic dancing I have seen in a while. If you like the look of Andriana and Alex’s wedding venue, then click here to see more weddings at Sopwell House.
Special thanks to Anna from One and Only Events