This coming Sunday David and I will be exhibiting our Wedding Photography at Charter Hall, Colchester. Please feel free to come and have a chat at our stand to the right of the stage. As we have a Wedding later in the day, we will be there for a while, then Rachael and David, one of our former Brides and Grooms will be there and able to tell you about their Wedding experience with us!
Our day started at Sam’s Parents’ house, where we took some pictures of Sam, her Parents and her special friends, who were helping her get ready for her special day. Sam requested us to take pictures of the family cat, dog and tortoise, which resulted in the amusing sight of David being chased by the tortoise! After a small Civil Ceremony at Crabbs Barn, more Guests joined them for the Drinks reception and pictures. Following the Wedding Breakfast, we took a few pictures as the sun was setting, before the Evening Reception and First Dance. Music was provided by the band “Good Rockin Tonight”, who were excellent! As Sam and Mike were going travelling three days after their Wedding and by working overtime we were able to produce a proof show before they went, which went down a treat!
It is always a pleasure to visit The Lawn, Rochford, which is where Lauren was preparing for her Wedding. Having taken a few pictures of Lauren with her Attendants, we made our way to Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh, to photograph Neil and his Attendants, before Lauren arrived. After the Church service we took a formal group of the Bridal party followed by confetti shots, to minimise the time spent at the Church. I took a few pictures of the Guests as we travelled back to The Lawn on a double-decker bus. The weather was beautifully warm for the Drinks Reception, whilst we took the requested family group pictures with some good fun pictures of the Bridal party. After spending a few minutes creating Lauren and Neil’s romantic pictures, everyone was seated for the Wedding Breakfast in The Orangery. Not wanting to take too much of Lauren and Neil’s time, we kept the range of evening shots to a couple, with very pleasing results!
Tara and Matt chose The Fennes Estate, for their Wedding. Tara and Matt were both getting ready in the Georgian House for their Civil Ceremony, which was being held outside in the Gazebo. After saying a quick ‘hello’ to Tara, David went to find the men to take some final preparation pictures, whilst I stayed with Tara and her Bridesmaids, capturing their preparations. Tara and Matt really wanted an outside Ceremony and as the Guests arrived and made their way to the Gazebo, fingers were being crossed regarding the weather! Following a few pictures of Matt, then Tara, everything was ready . Tara and her Bridesmaids made a lovely picture exiting the House towards the Gazebo. After the Ceremony, Tara and Matt made their way back to the House when the first drops of rain began to fall! We captured some lovely natural moments of Tara, Matt and their Guests in the Reception rooms whilst waiting for the heavy shower to pass. Fortunately it did, the sun came out, and everyone went outside for a few family photographs. We had a good time doing some fun relaxed pictures as well, before the Wedding Breakfast. The brilliant Irie J sang during the meal and for the First Dance, it was great to catch up with him again.
A beautiful summer’s day greeted us as we arrived at Maria’s Parents’ house for a few photographs of the final preparations of Maria, and her Bridesmaids. Maria and Kev chose the lovely Layer Marney Tower, for their special day and as we arrived at Layer Marney, we took Kev and his Groomsmen for a few photographs before the arrival of Maria. The Civil Wedding Ceremony was held in the Corsellis Room and afterwards whilst the Guests enjoyed the sunshine around the grounds of Layer Marney, Maria and Kev went for a short ride in the Layer Marney Rolls Royce. A few family group pictures were taken in front of the Tower as well as capturing informal pictures. After the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches, as the light was good and it was not quite as hot, we took Maria and Kev for a short walk around the grounds of Layer Marney for their photographs, followed by fun, relaxed pictures of Maria, Kev, the Bridesmaids, Flower Girls,Best Men and Ushers. First Dance ended our coverage of their Wedding. Once again thank you to Bouquet Garni for the excellent food!
It was already a lovely warm day when we arrived at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath, for the Wedding of Kerry & Marc. Kerry and her Bridesmaids were getting ready in the Hotel so our first pictures were of the bridal preparations. Once Marc arrived at the Hotel with his Best Man and Ushers, their photographs were taken around the grounds of Stoke-by-Nayland. The Civil Ceremony was held in the Devora Suite and afterwards Kerry, Marc and their Guests made their way out to the Balcony. Whilst the Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception we took Kerry and Marc for a short time down to the Lake for their Bride and Groom portraits. On our return Kerry and Marc had some time to mingle with their Guests whilst we took some informal pictures. A few family group pictures followed before the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches. After it being such a sunny day a couple of beautiful sunset pictures ended our day and made a lovely ending to their pictures.
Rachel & Ben’s choice of Venue for their Wedding was Layer Marney Tower, Essex. Rachel and her Bridesmaids were getting ready at her Parents’ house which is where our day started. Preparations were well underway when we arrived. As it was raining outside we took some nice pictures inside, before leaving for Layer Marney. Ben, being in the Paras, naturally looked very smart, was greeting Guests when we arrived so in between times we managed to take a few pictures of him before the Ceremony. As it was still raining after the Ceremony we took the family groups outside the Corsellis Room before Rachel and Ben went for a ride in the Layer Marney car and the Guests went for the Drinks Reception. When Rachel and Ben returned we took them into the tower for a short while for a few portraits. A break in the weather prior to the Wedding Breakfast allowed everyone to get outside for a few shots. We took some fun, informal photos outside in the early evening before the First Dance.
Helen and Stephen chose the wonderful medieval castle at Castle Hedingham, Essex, for their Wedding. It was a glorious day and with lots of Bridesmaids, Ushers, Flower Girls, Pageboys, Guests, with lots going on, the weather was an added advantage. Helen was getting ready in the Georgian House with all her attendants, which made for a fun and lively atmosphere, which made plenty of relaxed photographs. Mark and his attendants arrived and we took them into the Moat in front of the Bridge for their pictures before they made their way to the Norman Keep where the Civil Ceremony was held. After the Ceremony, the Toastmaster, David Mills, helped us arrange the family groups so the Guests were not kept waiting too long for the Drinks Reception. Just before the Wedding Breakfast we took Helen and Stephen for a few relaxed pictures by the Lake. Following the Speeches and First Dance we took some pictures of evening Guests and finished with a couple of pictures of Helen and Stephen by the Keep.
We had a really nice pre-wedding session with Clare and Paul recently. They are getting married shortly at Parklands, Quendon Hall. After meeting at their house and discussing final details of their Wedding, we travelled a short distance to where Clare’s horse, Jasper, is stabled. Clare and Paul wanted some pictures of them with Jasper. It was such a lovely day, so as well as taking pictures of the three of them, we took the opportunity to take a few pictures of Clare and Paul around the farm as well, resulting in some lovely pictures!