One evening recently we met Vicki and Jonathan in Maldon for their Pre-Wedding Photo session. Their Wedding is soon at Spains Hall, Finchingfield, so it was nice to catch up with them and be updated on their plans. A nice evening for their pre-wedding photos.
It was nice to be asked to photograph Lucy and Steve’s Wedding at Spains Hall, Finchingfield. On arrival at Spains Hall, after saying ‘hello’ to Lucy who was getting ready in the Tapestry Room, David went off to find the men. Steve, his Best Man, Ushers and Parents were in Crest Lodge. Steve’s final preparations were going well as were Lucy’s. The Flowergirls, Rebecca and Amelia, Lucy and Steve’s daughter, were enjoying getting ready and giving a helping hand. When the men were ready, they had a few pictures taken in the garden before walking over to the House for the Ceremony. With Lucy dressed, looking lovely, and everybody else ready, Lucy’s Dad joined them for some pictures. After we had taken the Bridal portraits of Lucy, it was time to go down the stairs for Luct to meet with the Registrars. The Wedding Guests were seated in the Elizabethan Hall awaiting the Ceremony. The Flowergirls led the way into the Hall followed by Lianne, the Bridesmaid and finally Lucy and her Dad. After all the formalities were completed, Lucy and Steve exited the room had a few minutes to themselves whilst the Guests were handed confetti and went outside. Lucy and Steve were covered in confetti as they made their way into the grounds surrounding Spains Hall. The happy couple then greeted their Guests during the Drinks Reception before we got on with the requested family photos. It was a glorious day, so hot, but we managed to take some fun bridal party pictures in next to no time and take Lucy and Steve for a few minutes around the grounds for their pictures. Just before the Wedding Breakfast there was time for the ‘everybody’ shot in front of the Hall before they made their way over to the Stables. The Speeches followed the meal. While the room was prepared for the evening, the Guests enjoyed the evening sunshine, relaxing and participating in the garden games. Amelia, Rebecca and the other children had fun running around as well. During the evening we took some informal pictures of the evening Guests. As it was now cooler we took Lucy and Steve for a few minutes along the driveway for some evening pictures before re-joining their Guests. With the turnaround complete everybody made their way back into the room for the evening celebrations to begin, starting with the First Dance, then it was the party! A beautiful day, a beautiful sunset to finish! After taking this picture we took our leave. It was nice working with Helga, the Wedding Co-ordinator, seeing Nina of Piana DJ. Thank you Lucy and Steve, you were brilliant, for being part of your Wedding, we enjoyed it!
Lucy and Steve came to see us one evening for their pre-wedding pictures. After discussing the final details of their Wedding Day it was time for their pictures along the River Walk. Lucy and Steve are getting married at Spains Hall, Finchingfield later in the summer.
An early start for us for Ashley & Simon’s Wedding as Ashley was getting ready at Crest Lodge, Spains Hall, before leaving to go to St. Andrew’s Church, Hempstead. On arrival, the girls were having their make-up applied by the superb make-up artist, Alexis Day. A wonderful atmosphere and some lovely pictures to take. We photographed Ashley in the garden together with her Parents and Bridesmaids before leaving for the Church. Following the Church service most of the group pictures were taken outside the Church door as this made a lovely setting. Ashley and Simon left the Church after being showered in confetti and made their way to Spains Hall, Finchingfield. Guests congregated inside and outside the House during the Drinks Reception as did Ashley and Simon, before we went for a short walk around the splendid grounds of Spains Hall for Ashley and Simon’s romantic pictures. Being a beautiful day, the stunning backdrops of Spains Hall made Ashley and Simon’s together pictures even better. Making sure Ashley and Simon had time to speak to their Guests, after a little while, the Bridal Party made their way to the front of Spains Hall for some fun bridal party pictures before being joined by everybody else. After the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches, evening Guests arrived and shortly the First Dance. Following the First Dance, we took a couple of pictures of Ashley and Simon outside The Stables, before we left.
It was lovely to meet Ashley and Simon again, one evening, prior to their Wedding at Spains Hall, Finchingfield. The weather was kind to us and we took a few pictures of Ashley and Simon as we walked along the seafront at Leigh-on-Sea.
Our first visit to Spains Hall, at Finchingfield, Essex – www.spainshall.co.uk, to photograph a wedding revealed what a great place it is to work! The opportunities for locations to photograph in the well maintained grounds and gardens are fantastic; The staff are friendly, efficient and highly professional; the food by Le Talbooth was delightful. We have several more bookings for wedding photography Spains Hall in 2008 and look forward to working there again.