Fennes Wedding Photography – Chrissy & Mick

Fennes Wedding Photography – Chrissy & Mick

Fennes Wedding Photography – Chrissy and Mick chose the wonderful Fennes for their Spring Wedding this year. Chrissy was getting ready in the Bride’s Room when we arrived, hair and make up well underway.

Mick was finishing off his preparations downstairs so after saying ‘hello’ to Chrissy, David  went to find out how things were going. Once the men were ready they had some pictures taken outside. ‘His’ and ‘Her’s’ cars were parked in front of Fennes, ready for pictures now and later. Chrissy was soon ready for her pictures.Fennes Recommended Wedding Photographer

The Wedding Ceremony

Chrissy and Mick’s grandchildren were downstairs waiting to play their part in the Wedding. After Chrissy’s meeting with the Registrars it was time for the Ceremony. The Wedding Ceremony was held in the Pavilion and the children led the way before Chrissy taking herDad’s arm entered the room. After the Ceremony everyone went outside for the Drinks Reception. It was such a lovely day weather wise, just right for everyone to enjoy themselves around the grounds of Fennes. Fennes Wedding Photography It was great to be outdoors, the garden games were out for everyone to play with. A lovely afternoon, filled with lots of laughter and fun. After a few requested pictures during the afternoon, we took Chrissy and Mick for a short walk around the grounds, amongst the bluebells and on the bridge. Confetti pictures were before the Wedding Breakfast and after the meal it was time for the Speeches.  Fennes Recommended Photographer

The Evening Celebrations

The evening light afterwards was right for a few more pictures later on. During the evening we took some informal pictures capturing the enjoyment of the day. Chrissy and Mick cut their Wedding Cake before their First Dance then Guests joined them on the dance floor. The sunset was glorious, not to be missed! Afterwards Chrissy and Mick returned to their Guests to continue the celebrations. Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesCongratulations Chrissy and Mick on your Wedding! It’s a pleasure knowing you! You are such a fun loving couple, we so enjoyed working with you. Thank you for asking us.


Fennes Snow Wedding Thank You

Fennes Snow Wedding Thank You


Nice words from Louise and Jamie following their Fennes snow wedding:-

Evening David

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our wedding book and all the extras. We are absolutely thrilled with it.

Thank you so much

Louise and Jamie 

Fennes snow wedding

Fennes Wedding Photographer Review

Fennes Wedding Photographer Review

Debi & Rob sent some lovely words which are a Fennes Wedding Photographer Review:-

Hi David and Sandra,
Received our book and just been looking through it and the end result is amazing , a wow factor. I am over the moon with it.

What a beautiful book , the photos are glorious even though the weather was unkind, the photos you both took are stunning.
I cannot thank you enough for all you patience with me taking time selecting the photos .

I am sorry we couldn’t come and pick the book up in person but thank you so much , a book of memories to treasure always ,thanks to your wonderful photography.
Our fondest wishes to you both,
Debi & Robert

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Debi & Rob were married at Fennes in 2017. More on the blog


Wedding Photography at Fennes for Katie & Daniel

Wedding Photography at Fennes for Katie & Daniel

Katie and Daniel booked us to provide their wedding photography at Fennes.  It was nice to be back at this wonderful and popular venue.

Arriving at Fennes the girls were busily getting ready upstairs in the house and Daniel and his Groomsmen were getting ready at Fennes as well so David and I split to cover all the preparations. Katie and Daniel were very relaxed about their Wedding especially as where their children were concerned. Belle, their daughter, was with the girls and Jake, their son was with Daniel and the Groomsmen. Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesPreparations were going well and when Daniel was ready with his Groomsmen, they had some pictures taken. Daniel then went to see the Registrars and then socialised with the Guests. Once Katie was ready we took some pictures upstairs. Katie’s Father was waiting for her to come down the stairs and we were there to capture this special moment when it happened.

The Ceremony and Reception

After meeting with the Registrars they took their places in the Pavilion. The Bridesmaids and Belle, the Flowergirl, went first, followed by Katie and her Dad. Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesAfter the Ceremony everyone went outside as the weather was nice. During the Drinks Reception we took the requested family pictures followed by some fun Bridal Party pictures. Jake, the Pageboy enjoyed helping David take the pictures! Katie and Daniel’s ‘together’ photos were taken during the afternoon as well. Fennes Recommended Wedding PhotographerThe Guests threw confetti over Katie and Daniel in the Gold Room just before the Guests were called into the Pavilion for the Wedding Breakfast. Katie and Daniel had a few minutes to themselves before they made their entrance into the Pavilion. After the Wedding Breakfast it was time for the Speeches. An couple of additional Speeches were made. Katie delivered one and so did Grace, Daniel’s daughter. They both did very well.

The Evening Reception

There was a short time before the start of the evening celebrations so we took Katie and Daniel for a short while for a few more pictures around Fennes including  a glorious sunset picture. Before their First Dance later Katie threw her bouquet. Sparklers, night bridge shots finished our coverage of Katie and Daniel’s Wedding a little later on.Fennes Wedding Photographer A great couple, a lovely family, and a most rewarding day with some lovely unexpected shots.


Fennes Wedding Photography for Debi & Rob

Fennes Wedding Photography for Debi & Rob

Debi and Rob booked us for Fennes Wedding Photography for their early autumn Wedding. After meeting everyone in the Bridal Room, we got on with taking pictures of the details and accessories. In between we made sure we captured the getting ready pictures of both Debi and Rob. David was with the men and once they were dressed they had some pictures taken outside as it was still dry.

A wedding Disaster!

The girls were nearly dressed but unfortunately the zip broke in the one of the Bridesmaids’ dresses! Not to worry, the only way to solve the problem was to sew the zip together! My job today, no problem! It was at this moment David returned! Good timing! David just carried on with the photography! Debi  was unaware of what was going on, which was fine by all of us! By the time Debi and the rest of the Bridesmaids were ready, the job was completed! Pictures taken and then it was time for Debi to go downstairs for the Ceremony. The plan was to have an Outdoors Ceremony but the weather put paid to that! The Guests were seated in the Pavilion and Debi came downstairs and went to the Pavilion for the Ceremony.   Fennes Recommended Wedding Photographer

The Rain Stopped

A break in the rain allowed us all to go outside for the everybody shot before it started again. We got on with taking a few requested pictures using the rooms in the house during the Drinks Reception and we were able to use the steps outside for a few more. The rain did ease and we were able to go outside later on, using the Gazebo and the bridge. Fennes Wedding PhotographyDuring the rest of the afternoon we captured some informal pictures before the Guests threw confetti over Debi and Rob. The rain stopped again during the Wedding Breakfast, so in between courses we stepped outside with Debi and Rob for a few pictures. Fennes Wedding Photography

A wedding Sunset

After the Wedding Breakfast as there was time for a few more pictures of Debi and Rob around the House and as the the sun was setting, a lovely sky, both in the lane and on the bridge! Not to be missed!Recommended Wedding Photographer Fennes Evening Guests were arriving as we returned so the Wedding Cake was cut and Debi and Rob had their First Dance. Later on we said our goodbyes. A great day! Thanks to Sharon of Fennes for helping the day to go like clockwork, despite the zip mishap which held together right through the evening!


Fennes Wedding Open Day – Sunday 28 January 2018 – 11am-3pm

Fennes Wedding Open Day – Sunday 28 January 2018 – 11am-3pm

We are looking forward to attending Fennes  Wedding Open Day this Sunday, 28th January. Fennes is such a popular and wonderful venue to hold your Wedding and well worth coming along to view the place, as well as meet with various Suppliers. We will be in the large pavilion and will have a range of sample albums for you to see.


David Islip Photography Stand at Fennes Wedding Open Day

David Islip Photography Stand at Fennes Wedding Open Day



Pre-Wedding Pictures for Elena & James

Pre-Wedding Pictures for Elena & James

Pre-Wedding Pictures – Elena and James came to see us again in the Autumn last year so we could catch up on their plans for their Wedding Day. After a coffee and a chat we went for a walk locally just to take a few pictures of the two of them. The weather was good to us and we had a leisurely time re-aquainting ourselves with Elena and James and they ended up with some nice pictures. Elena and James are getting married in the summer at Fennes . Looks like they are going to make some great wedding pictures!

Pre-Wedding Pictures Essex

Recommended Fennes Wedding Photographers

Recommended Fennes Wedding Photographers


Some lovely words from Katie & Dan and this was BEFORE they saw their pictures!

“Hi guys,

We just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for all your hard work yesterday! You guys were absolutely amazing, helpful and blended in so well that you felt part of us. You were everything and more that we could of asked for, espically with our little ones.

The amount of comments on how professional yet friendly you were and just how well you work together has been amazing to hear from our guests.

We couldn’t of asked for better people to of been our photographers and just want to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts on being there capturing our day!!

Lots of love
Katie and Dan xxx”

They also put it on our Facebook review page – Thank You Katie & Dan!

Recommended Fennes Wedding Photographers nighttime picture on the bridge

Wedding Photographer Fennes Estate for Beth & Alex

Wedding Photographer Fennes Estate for Beth & Alex

It was a nice day when we arrived to be Wedding Photographer Fennes Estate for Alex and Beth’s  Wedding. We arrived early at Fennes as Beth   was getting ready there before the Church Wedding at St Mary’s Church, Bocking. Beth was upstairs in the Bridal Changing Rooms with her Bridesmaids and all was calm and collected.   We got on with taking pictures of Beth’s accessories and details whilst capturing images of the final preparations.

It wasn’t long before Beth and the Bridesmaids were dressed and ready for some photographs. After a couple of pictures upstairs we went downstairs and into the Gold Room. It is really nice when there are no Guests inside the House as we are able to take some pictures in the downstairs rooms before leaving for a Church Wedding. With the pictures taken we left Beth to go to the Church.

St Mary’s Bocking

Alex and his Groomsmen were there carrying out their duties we were able to interrupt them just for a few minutes to take a few pictures.St Mary's Church Bocking Wedding Photographer We took some Guests arrival pictures coming up the path and into the Church before Beth arrived. At the Church Tippi, the Flowergirl, joined Beth, her Father and the Bridesmaids.St Mary's Church Bocking Wedding Photographer Beth and her Father followed the Bridesmaids into the Church for the service. It was a nice service and when it was finished everybody exited the Church for a few quick family pictures.  Beth and Alex then walked down the path being showered by confetti as they went. Returning to Fennes, we got on with the car pictures before the Guests arrived.

The Drinks Reception followed outdoors with the weather holding. Alex and Beth wanted to have plenty of time to spend with their Guests and that is exactly what they had. During the afternoon we took a few smaller group pictures. We spent a few minutes with Beth and Alex taking their pictures as the forecast was not looking too good for later. Wedding Photographer Fennes Estate Then the rain came just before we could get the ‘everybody’ shot done. Thankfully Fennes has lots of space and with the help of the staff we managed to improvise just prior to the Wedding Breakfast.

The Wedding Breakfast

The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Pavilion and this was followed by the Speeches. Afterwards there was Crazy Golf and other games in the Banqueting Hall to keep the adults and children entertained. Later Beth and Alex cut their Wedding Cake and then took to the dance floor for their First Dance. The weather prevented us taking Beth and Alex outside for some evening pictures so we made use of the steps and took the ‘heart’ picture. Fennes Recommended Wedding PhotographerHappy with our pictures we then said our ‘goodbyes’. It was a lovely day and nice to see Stephanie (Alex’s sister)  and Tim, whose Wedding we photographed 21 years ago at Leez Priory!