Wedding Photography Layer Marney Tower – Lydia & Terry
Layer Marney Tower – Lydia and Terry chose the wonderful Layer Marney Tower for their Wedding. First of all we started off at The Holiday Inn, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, which is where Lydia and her family were staying. Everything was running smoothly, so we were able to capture a flavour of the day’s preparations and taking pictures of the accessories. After a few pictures of the girls, a couple of pictures of Lydia, who looked stunning in her Wedding Dress, and a couple with her Parents once they were ready we left them to it and went to Layer Marney Tower. We met with Terry, his Best Man, Ushers and his Parents straight away when we arrived. After taking a few pictures of them, the double decker Bus had arrived with the Guests so we were able to take a few pictures of them. Terry and his Groomsmen greeted the Guests before Terry was ushered to see the Registrars. Lydia arrived a little later on in the Layer Marney car and as there was a little time spare we were able to take a couple of pictures. The Wedding Ceremony was held in the Corsellis Room and when it was time Lydia made her entrance accompanied by her Father and Bridesmaids. After the Ceremony, Lydia and Terry went for a short ride whilst their Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception in front of the tower whilst we took some informal pictures. On Lydia and Terry’s return from their car ride, they walked up the path in the glorious sunshine towards the Tower and their Guests.
As Lydia and Terry’s Wedding was in the early afternoon there was plenty of time for them to mingle with their Guests and we had more time for taking the pictures in the afternoon. With Lydia and Terry being such a wonderfully relaxed couple, what more could we ask for! The requested family group pictures were taken and a little while afterwards we took the fun bridal party pictures. Using the area in front of the Tower, such a wonderful setting and with the sun shining, these turned out well! Lydia and Terry wanted a few pictures around the grounds including the Barn. They enjoyed doing these as we did too! Just before the Wedding Breakfast the Guests threw confetti over Lydia on the stairs before they all sat down for the meal in the Long Gallery. After the Speeches, the Long Gallery was set up for the evening’s entertainment. It was such a beautiful evening everyone went outside, we took a little time out with Lydia and Terry for a few evening pictures and some pictures of the evening Guests as they arrived. Lydia and Terry cut their Wedding Cake later in the evening and took to the dance floor for their First Dance. A sunset concluded our coverage of Lydia and Terry’s wonderful Wedding Day!
We were pleased to hear from Martin and Jess again in September last year telling us their news. They now have a daughter, Evie, and have now moved to Essex. Martin and Jess wanted some pictures of Evie and some up-dated pictures of Charlie, their Son, we couldn’t believe it was in 2010 they were married at Layer Marney Tower and almost a couple of years ago when we last photographed Charlie! When we arrived at their house, Jess was out picking up Charlie from a birthday party, which gave us some time to take some pictures of Evie. By the time they arrived back we had done this. After Charlie had told us about how much fun he had at the birthday party, he was more than happy to go outside. Martin and Jess wanted a couple of family pictures taken as well which we were able to achieve in the garden. An enjoyable time spent with a lovely family.
Wedding Photography Layer Marney Tower – It was a beautiful day for Melissa and Graham’s Wedding. Our day started at Melissa’s Parents’ home where Melissa and the girls were making their final preparations. When Melissa was ready we took a few pictures inside and outside, before leaving for the Church. At St Mary’s Church, Fairstead Guests were starting to arrive but we managed to fit in a few pictures of Graham and his Groomsmen. As the Guests made their way into the Church we captured some nice natural candid images. Melissa arrived at the Church in the Layer Marney Rolls Royce for the Church service. After the service the Wedding Guests followed Melissa and Graham outside for some traditional family pictures. Once finished, the Guests lined the pathway and threw confetti over Melissa and Graham as they walked to the car to go to the Reception at Layer Marney. On arrival at Layer Marney, Melissa and Graham were dropped in the Courtyard as they wanted to view The Long Galley and have a couple of pictures taken before their Guests arrived. Layer Marney’s Chaffeur, Graham, then took them for a short ride before arriving at the gate at the bottom of Tower. As the Guests arrived they enjoyed the Drinks Reception and congregated on the top step by the Tower. Friends of Melissa and Graham had arranged to bring Melissa’s horse to the Reception, which was a surprise to the Guests. With some nice images captured and Melissa’s horse back in the horse box, Melissa and Graham joined their Guests. In between socialising with their Guests, we took Melissa and Graham for a few pictures of them together before the start of the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches. In the interval before the start of the evening celebrations, everybody was entertained by the fabulous singer Joe Frydd. After such a very warm sunny day we thought a sunset was likely. Melissa and Graham are dancers which really made a special ‘Wow’ picture for them! This of course extended to their fantastic First Dance which was very well choreographed. Afterwards they cut their Wedding cake and just before we left a nightime picture ended our coverage of a wonderful day.
Pre-Wedding Photoshoot – Victoria and Paul are getting married soon at Layer Marney Tower, Layer de la Haye. For their pre-wedding pictures we met them one morning recently at Heybridge Basin. After a coffee and a chat about their details for their Wedding we took a few pictures of them.
Pre-wedding pictures taken recently of Victoria and Michael, who are getting married at Westwood Park, Colchester, Susannah and Paul, who are getting married at Smeetham Hall Barn, Sudbury, Laura and Mark, who are getting married at Layer Marney, Colchester.