Whoops, totally ran out of time last night! But had to put up part 2 of Hannah & Billy’s wedding before heading out for today’s wedding.
After their ceremony at the Sun Hotel in Hitchin everybody walked a few minutes over the road to the Hermitage Road Bar & Restaurant. What an amazing place! Normally its a bar and restaurant open to the public but they had it exclusively to themselves. The space has a fantastic, modern, industrial, stripped bare look with an open kitchen and stage built into the back. The restaurant area was set up canteen style with simple, beautiful table settings of jars of brightly coloured flowers, little flags for table numbers, hand stamped place names and brightly coloured ribbons tied to the backs of the chairs. The whole look was stylish and retro and fitted perfectly with the venue.
When Hannah & Billy arrived at Hermitage Road all their friends and family had lined the staircase to throw confetti before they enjoyed a cocktail reception and canapes. They had a sit down meal which was followed by the most amazing desert tables from which guests could get up and help themselves, I took so many photo’s they were just so pretty, like little works of art all lined up! Dinner was followed by speeches, including one from Hannah (I love it when a bride breaks from tradition) and then a toast of some very fine Scottish Whiskey given by Billy’s Mum and Grandma to celebrate his Scottish heritage.
Hannah & Billy are both talented musician’s so music played a big role in their day. Billy’s sister played the most beautiful piece on the violin during their ceremony and she also played with his brother and the best men for the Ceilidh that started off the evenings dancing which was followed by a band (which I sadly don’t have the name of as they were brilliant!)
I can’t recommend Hermitage Road enough as a wedding venue. The staff were amazing, the food delicious and the space and decor is fascinating. Congratulations Hannah & Billy and thank you for asking me to be your photographer and letting me document your day, it was truly wonderful!
If you’re planning a Hermitage Road Wedding please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.