The next Fennes Open Day is Sunday 17 April. We are looking forward to attending and displaying our Wedding Photography. Already we know of people attending, new clients as well as existing clients. See The Fennes Estate in the Springtime, a wonderful setting! It will be a good day for visiting this popular Manor House, and meeting with the friendly staff that make Fennes one of the best exclusive use Wedding Venues in Essex. The beautiful well maintained gardens provide wonderful settings for professional photography and include a lake with an impressive bridge!
Gemma and Martin’s Wedding took place at the wonderful Fennes in the Autumn last year. They chose to have all their Wedding at The Fennes Estate. On the morning of the Wedding it was dry outside, allowing us to take a few pictures of Martin and his Groomsmen. Meanwhile, the girls were upstairs carrying out their final preparations. We had time to take a few Bridal portraits as everything was running on time before Gemma went down the stairs to where her Father was waiting for her.
The Civil Ceremony was held in the Pavilion and once the Guests were seated, and Gemma had entered the room, the Registrars conducted the Ceremony. Unfortunately, the dry day didn’t continue, the rain came, so when the Ceremony had finished Gemma and Martin made their way upto the front of the house and made use of the rooms to socialise. Keeping the Gold Room free allowed us, a little later on, to get on with taking the requested family pictures. We were able to use the steps outside Fennes for a couple of photos before it was dry enough to go over to the Bridge. The Bridge is a popular feature of Fennes and we do try to get a couple of pictures of the Bride and Groom on there, come what may! Gemma and Martin were happy for us to take a couple of pictures amongst the leaves. Confetti pictures were taken in the Gold Room later prior to the Wedding Breakfast, as well as a couple of more together pictures.We had run out of time before the Wedding Breakfast to take the ‘everybody’ shot so after covering the Speeches, so the front of house Co-Ordinator, Lottie, requested Guests make their way to the front of the house. In next to no time we had taken this shot and everyone went back into the house to await the evening celebrations. After making sure we had a selection of informal pictures during the evening and after the First Dance it was time to say ‘goodbye’.
It was a pleasure to photograph Leah and Christopher’s Wedding which was held at Fennes in the late summer. The Fennes Estate looked a picture as always and whilst waiting for Leah to arrive we photographed the setting. Christopher arrived and made his way to Fennes Cottage where he got dressed. Leah arrived shortly afterwards with her hair done and only the final touch up of her make-up needed. We worked with David of Rideout Productions who is one of the best wedding film makers anywhere. After taking pictures of Leah’s Dress and Accessories, Leah and the Bridesmaids put on their dresses. Chris and his Groomsmen had their pictures taken in front of Fennes just before the Guests started to arrive. Leaving Chris to greet the Guests it was time for Leah’s pictures upstairs. The girls were so relaxed, giggling away! After capturing the moments when Leah’s Dad entered the room, we finished off with taking a few pictures of Leah. Sue (a gem! – Fennes’ front of house) arrived stating time was up! With the Bridesmaids leading the way, Leah taking her Father’s arm followed them into the Pavilion. After the Ceremony, everybody went outside for a few requested family pictures before socialising during the Drinks Reception, with the String Quartet providing the music. Leah and Chris wanted lots of casual pictures taken and they were not disappointed, we were spoilt for choice! For Leah and Chris’ pictures we went over to the bridge. The ground was soft so Leah made the right choice to change into her ‘Hunter’ wellies and not spoil her wonderful shoes! After the confetti pictures the Wedding Breakfast was in the Pavilion and was followed by the Speeches. We great great moments captured in the speeches! There was time before the cake cutting and First Dance for a little time with Leah and Chris for a few pictures in the Gold and Red rooms. A beautiful day provided a nice sunset as well. Later, finishing off with some informal pictures of Leah sand Chris’ evening Guests ended our day. A wonderful day of Fennes wedding photography.
The sun was shining for Jaimey and Mehmet’s Wedding day at Fennes. We arrived at Fennes just before Mehmet arrived with his Groomsmen. They made their way into the Library to finish getting ready. Jaimey was upstairs having her hair done and the room was a hive of activity! Working around their preparations I got on with photographing the details and accessories, whilst David was downstairs with the men capturing their preparations. David couldn’t leave the men as a surprise was in store for Mehmet! Unbeknown to Mehmet, Jaimey had arranged for a Ferrari to arrive at Fennes and take him to St Mary’s Church, Bocking for the Church service. It wasn’t long before the Ferrari arrived and Memhmet’s Best Man persuaded Mehmet to go to the front of the house . How surprised Mehmet was! Grinning from ear to ear, Mehmet just stared at the Ferrarri before climbing in to have some pictures taken. Jaimey was delighted her surprise had worked and enjoyed the feedback from the Bridesmaids and a few Guests who had watched the drama unfolding. Mehmet was then chauffeured to St Mary’s Church. Time was racing by and with so many people getting ready we decided that I would go to the Church whilst David stayed behind capturing what was happening. After meeting the men at the Church and capturing some pictures of the Guests as well as Mehmet, it wasn’t long before Jaimey arrived. We captured the moments as they happened as they all made their way into the Church. After the Church service we took a few family pictures outside the Church before the Guests made their way down to the gate for the confetti pictures. Before leaving the Church we took a couple pictures of Jaimey and Mehmet with the car before they left for the Reception. As we were back at Fennes with Jaimey and Mehmet well before their Guests, we went to take some pictures on the bridge and around the grounds. Returning to the House we caught up on a few bridal shots of Jaimey that we didn’t get earlier in the Gold Room. As the Guests arrived they enjoyed the Drinks Reception in the gardens. The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Pavilion and was followed by the Speeches. With the main Speeches delivered a few of Jaimey and Mehmet’s relatives and friends said a few words. It was a beautiful evening and afterwards Guests went outside and socialised. Using the superb grounds we took some relaxed bridal party pictures before it was time for the First Dance. Finishing Jaimey and Mehmet’s coverage of their special day a nice sunset picture. Thank you so much Sue (Fennes Front of house) for your help, much appreciated as always!
Come and visit us at Fennes Open Day, tomorrow for a friendly chat about your Wedding and to view our Wedding photography.
One of the interesting comments we have received recently, is how ‘other photographers’ were supposedly offering better price and products …… this was without the potential client even coming to see what our products are like or asking about what is included! While we can not be considered to offer the cheapest packages around, we do try to offer realistic packages that don’t include too many nasty cost surprises after the wedding! Do please come and chat, we are not ‘pressure sales’ people!
It was a windy but dry and warm day for Hollie and Chris’ Summer Wedding at Fennes. Hollie and Chris wanted to have an outdoor Civil Ceremony at Fennes and their wish came true. Hollie and her Bridesmaids were getting ready in the house whilst Chris and his Groomsmen were getting ready in the Lodges. When Chris was ready he had some pictures taken. Meanwhile, Hollie and her Bridesmaids were getting dressed, so they were ready for their pictures. Soon it was time for Hollie to go and see the Registrars before the start of the Ceremony. The Bridesmaids then led the way outside, followed by Hollie and her Father. After the Ceremony, Hollie and Chris spent a little time with their Guests before the arranged pictures. We changed the planned location for the requested family pictures closer to the guitarist, as the wind had got up, making it hard for the guests hear him play. The Guests carried on enjoying the Drinks Reception whilst we took Hollie and Chris for a short walk around the grounds for their ‘together’ pictures. Before the Wedding Breakfast we did an ‘everybody’ heart shot. Thank you to Sue from Fennes for helping us to achieve this so speedily! Everyone then made their way into the Pavilion for the Wedding Breakfast. The Speeches took place before the meal so they could all enjoy the meal without pressure! Afterwards and before the evening Guests arrived we took a few pictures of Hollie and Chris in the Gold Room and Red Room. The cake cutting was before Hollie and Chris took to the dance floor for their First Dance together. Capturing a lovely sunset picture for Hollie and Chris completed our coverage of their Wedding.
The popular Fennes was the chosen Wedding Venue for Jenna and James’ Wedding. On arrival at Fennes the sound of fun and laughter greeted us! Preparations were going well and everybody was having a nice time getting ready. The girls were in the Bridal Suite whilst the guys were keeping out of the way getting ready in one of the bedrooms. Jenna was so relaxed, giving a helping hand to everybody, sorting herself out in between! Once James, his Best Man and Ushers were ready they went downstairs for some pictures. Unfortunately, it was raining but they were able to stand on the steps outside in the dry, whilst David got wet! The men stayed downstairs then and greeted the Guests as they arrived. When Jenna, looking wonderful, and the girls were ready we took a few portrait pictures of them all, then took Jenna onto the landing for a couple of Bridal shots.
The Guests made their way into the Pavilion for the Ceremony and after seeing the Registrars, Jenna took her Father’s arm and they made their way to the Pavilion. After the ceremony Jenna and James led their Guests back through the house to the front where the Drinks Reception.We were prepared for doing the photography in the Gold Room as there wasn’t any prospect of the weather improving. With lots of Guests, Videographers and ourselves, it was busy, but we were really pleased with how smoothly this went. A huge ‘thank you’ goes to the Guests for their co-operation. Later on as we were still unable to venture outside other than on the steps, we took a couple of pictures in the Library before the confetti pictures in the Gold Room. Soon it was time for the Wedding Breakfast. The Speeches followed and as a surprise, Molllie, one of their Bridesmaids sung a song for Jenna and James. Another surprise followed! A break in the weather! We couldn’t believe it, nor could anybody else! Without further ado, we were on our way outside for some bridge pictures. Not pushing our luck we took some pictures in the minimum of time on the bridge, using the gazebo as well. We persuaded all the guests to come outside so that Jenna & James could have a big group picture. As they returned to the Pavilion we took a few pictures of Jenna and James in the house before the start of the evening reception. The cutting of the Wedding Cake was followed by the throwing of the bouquet. Jenna and James took to the floor for their First Dance. The happy couple planned for some sparkler pictures which we did just with the two of them before it rained too hard, again! These pictures ended our coverage of Jenna and James’ Wedding. Thank you Jenna and James for smiling constantly throughout your day, you are a lovely couple, some wonderful pictures we hope you are pleased with. For us another great day of Fennes Wedding Photography!
Danielle & John came to see us one evening for their Engagement Photo Session to go through the details of their Wedding Day at Fennes in a few weeks time. After chatting and completing the details we went to take the pictures for their Engagement Photo Session, once again using the Riverwalk near our studio.
It was a lovely day for the Wedding of Stephen and Richard at Fennes. When we arrived at The Fennes Estate on the morning of the Wedding Stephen was getting ready in the cottage and Richard was getting ready upstairs in the House. Stephen and Richard chose to have one best man each and one best woman each to help them with all the preparations and what a good job they did! Once ready they had a few pictures taken of themselves together with their friends, before it was time for seeing the Registrars in the Library.
Richard and Stephen chose to meet in the Library before going to the Ceremony in the Pavilion. When it was time the Best Men and Best Women led the way, followed by Stephen and his Mother Linda and Richard with his Mother, Mary. After the Ceremony, the Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception outside, whilst Richard and Stephen had a few moments together. They soon made their way outside, cheered by their Guests and joined them for Drinks. Richard and Stephen enjoyed relaxing and socialising for a little while whilst we were on hand to capture the moments. During the afternoon we took some requested groups and relaxed fun pictures. There was time later for a short walk around the wonderful grounds of Fennes for Stephen and Richard’s together pictures. After the confetti pictures it was time for the Weddding Breakfast. Following the meal the Speeches began. Rukan, Richard’s Best Woman, started off the Speeches and introduced those following. Naomi, Stephen’s Best Woman completed the round of Speeches in her great theatrical style! Brilliant reactions! There was a little time before the evening Guests arrived, so Stephen, Richard and ourselves went to the front of the house for some pictures. The evening celebrations began with the cake cutting, then Stephen and Richard took to the dance floor. Our final coverage of the guys’ Wedding was a sunset picture. Thank you Stephen and Richard for asking us to photograph your Wedding, we thoroughly enjoyed it!
It was great to meet Steven and Richard again recently to go over the final details for their Wedding at The Fennes Estate, Bocking. Happy with our chat, we went to our local River Walk for a few pre-wedding pictures along our local River Walk.