It was nice to see Nicola and Ian again to go over the details of their Wedding and take some pre-wedding pictures. Nicola and Ian are getting married at Fennes later this year.
As Jo and Doug were on their way to Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, for a meeting, they stopped off at ours to go over the details of their Wedding one afternoon recently. Afterwards we decided to go to Crabbs Barn with them to take their pre-wedding pictures.
Gemma and Steve were so looking forward to their Wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall and so were we. As with many, their Wedding had been so long in the planning but with Gemma and Steve they had a few more considerations. Arriving at Parklands we made our way upto the Bridal Changing rooms where Gemma, her Mum and Bridesmaids were having their make-up done. Gemma was having her hair done as well and how lovely it looked! With hair and make up finished Gemma moved to the red room, which gave us more space with the Flowergirls, Bridesmaids and Pageboy! In between all this, we managed to meet Steve downstairs in the House capturing a few pictures of him with his Best Man and Ushers before we then returned to take some pictures of Gemma with all her Attendants before it was time for her to see the Registrars. With Guests seated, Gemma made her entrance into the Civil Ceremony with her Mum at her side. After the Ceremony, although chilly outside but dry, we took the family group photographs they wanted in front of the fountain. Gemma, Steve and ourselves left the Guests socialising and enjoying the drinks reception whilst we went around the lovely grounds of Parklands. The sun came out on cue as we photographed the happy couple at the lake end, but not wanting to keep Gemma and Steve away from their guests for too long we soon sent then back to the reception. The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Pavilion and once their Guests were seated, the speeches took place. Afterwards and before the evening celebrations started, as Gemma and Steve wanted some images capturing the inside of Parklands we spent a short time with them taking these pictures. Evening Guests arrived shortly afterwards and witnessed the cake cutting before the evening went into full swing. A memorable day with endless smiles, a special couple, nothing was too much trouble for Gemma and Steve, which considering Gemma is wheelchair bound, was a big effort, in and out of her chair all day! Thank you!
Gemma and Richard chose the superb Fennes Estate for their Spring Wedding. With final bridal preparations taking place, Richard and his Groomsmen were arriving. Being a dry and bright day, and once Richard was ready, we took a few pictures of him, his Best Man, Ushers and Parents outside. All was well with the Girls and after taking a few pictures of them it was time for the Civil Ceremony.Whilst Gemma and Richard were in the Wedding Ceremony, there was a short shower, but by the time they had greeted their Guests in the Drinks Reception we were able to go outside for the main pictures. Gemma and Richard had chosen a colourful theme for their day which blended well with the sunshine and daffodils. A wonderful setting, lovely pictures! Making sure Gemma and Richard had breaks in between their pictures to talk to their Guests, gave us the chance to capture the informal pictures. The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Pavilion and was followed by the Speeches. Later Gemma and Richard wanted a couple of pictures outside the Bridal Cottage and in the Gold Room . After the cake cutting it was time for the First Dance and Gemma and Richard surprised their Guests with their rehearsed dance routine, which was great! Our day ended a short time later.
Spring at last! The sun was out when we arrived at the Hotel Felix, Cambridge, for the Wedding of Ruth and Daniel’s outdoor Civil Ceremony. Daniel had arrived with his Groomsmen and had a few pictures taken while Ruth was getting ready in one of the rooms with her three Bridesmaids . Capturing some of the action and after taking a few pictures of Ruth when she was ready, it was time for Ruth to make her way to the outside for the Ceremony. The setting in the gardens was wonderful for the Ceremony and the Drinks Reception during which Ruth and Daniel mingled with their Guests in the warm sunshine. Some family group photographs were taken and whilst the Guests were socialising, we took Ruth and Dan around the front of the Hotel for some of their pictures. We had fun and we were delighted to hear the words from our Groom, Dan, ‘I’m enjoying this’ as was Ruth. The Wedding Breakfast was held in the beautifully decorated Marquee and followed by the Speeches. After the arrival of their evening Guests we captured a few pictures of Ruth and Dan as the sun was going down before ending our coverage of their wonderful Wedding with pictures of the First Dance.
It was a pleasure to be asked to photograph Carly and Gary’s Wedding at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, Essex. Our day started at Carly’s parents’ home where there was lots going on but everything was going to plan. Once all preparations were complete, we had plenty of time to take pictures inside the house as well as in the garden, before we left to go to Crabbs Barn. Arriving at Crabbs Barn, Gary, his Best Man and Usher were there and we had enough time to take some photographs of them before the Bridesmaids and Carly arrived. Following the Civil Ceremony Carly and Gary had a couple of pictures taken with the car before leaving for a short car ride. Once they returned and socialised with their Guests for a little while, we took a few requested family groups and then some relaxed pictures of the bridal party before we took Carly and Gary for a short stroll around the grounds for their pictures. After the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches and whilst the guests enjoyed their coffee, Carly and Gary had their caricatures drawn by the brilliant Caricature Artist Steve Hearn who we have met at numerous events. With the Guests then having their caricatures drawn, we took the opportunity of taking Carly and Gary for another walk around Crabbs Barn as the light was so good. Evening Guests arrived before the happy couple took to the dance floor for their First Dance. Later on, Carly, Gary and their Wedding Guests were entertained by a surprise firework display.
Victoria and Alex chose the wonderful Leez Priory for their Spring Wedding. It was a bright dry day when we arrived at Leez Priory to capture the final bridal preparations of Vicky and her Bridesmaids. Everything was running smoothly, Alex and his Groomsmen had their pictures taken outside before the arrival of the Wedding Guests and then it was time for some pictures of Vicky. Once these were taken it was time for her to see the Registrars and then the Wedding Ceremony. This was held in the Great Tower and after the Ceremony Vicky and Alex led the way to the Drinks Reception back in the House. After a little while, it was time to take the family group photographs outside. Making sure Vicky and Alex had time to socialise with their Guests, resulted in some nice informal pictures. Leaving the guests to continue with the Drinks Reception we took Vicky and Alex for a short walk around the grounds of Leez Priory, it was so lovely to find some daffodils at last! For a few Bride and Groom portraits we went to the Carriageway under the Great Tower before returning to the House. Following the Wedding Breakfast and coverage of the Speeches, with the sun going down provided Vicky and Alex with a nice sunset picture before it was time for their cake cutting. Vicky and Alex performed a surprise superbly rehearsed First Dance with our day ending with a couple of night shots.
We met Alison and Mike, who are getting married at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, and Dominique and Lea, who are getting married at Butley Priory, Sufolk, recently. With both of their Weddings soon, there was much to talk about in setting plans and timings for their big days.