Crondon Park Wedding Photographer for Stephanie and Will

Crondon Park Wedding Photographer for Stephanie and Will

Brentwood Cathedral and Crondon Park Wedding Reception. It was a dry start to the day for Stephanie and Will’s Wedding. Stephanie and her family were getting ready at The Harvard Inn, Stock, so we made our way there on the morning of the Wedding. Final Bridal preparations were going well so we got on with taking some pictures of the dresses and accessories. Once Stephanie was looking lovely in her Wedding Dress, her Father came into the room to see her, some nice moments. We took a few groups pictures and a couple of Bridal portraits of Stephanie before we left.  Our destination for the Wedding Ceremony was the splendid Brentwood Cathedral. We had our fingers crossed that the weather would hold out for the pictures of Will and his Groomsmen before the Ceremony.  The forecast for the day was not too good! Will was at Brentwood Cathedral with his Groomsmen when we got there, so we got on straight away with a few pictures of them. Wedding Photographer Essex The men then greeted the Wedding Guests whilst we took some arrival pictures of them.  The rain started to fall a few minutes later, phew! It wasn’t long before Stephanie, her Parents, Bridesmaids and Flowergirls arrived, fortunately they didn’t have far to walk from the car to the entrance of the Cathedral. Using the cover we took a few pictures before Stephanie took her Father’s arm, the doors of the Cathedral opened and the Bridesmaids led the way into the Cathedral. We so love Brentwood Cathedral! Such space and a beautiful ambience.Essex WeddingPhotographer After the service, Stephane and Will made their way to the exit and paused just outside the doors for a couple of pictures as it was still raining.  The Guests remained inside as Stephanie and Will turned back to join them. Having the area to take the large family pictures inside we got on with arranging these requested pictures. Wanting just a window of opportunity to go outside we thought was not on the cards but just as we finished the family shots pictures inside the rain stopped! It was so nice as Stephanie and Will’s Guests blew bubbles over them after we did an ‘everybody’ picture. We worked quickly taking the pictures whilst the weather was on our side.  As we left Brentwood Cathedral the rain started again, great timing! Wedding Photographer Crondon ParkCrondon Park, Stock was the Venue for the Reception and after Stephanie and Will and their Guests arrived, they had time to socialise during the Drinks Reception. Finding time a little later we took Stephanie and Will for a few pictures outside before the Receiving Line and Wedding Breakfast.Crondon Park Wedding Photographer Afterwards it was time for the Speeches. The Barn was then set up for the evening’s entertainment.  Stephanie and Will had their First Dance soon after which was followed by a Ceilidh. As always these are great fun and after capturing some pictures, it was time for us to leave. It was such a pleasure to work with Stephanie and Will, such a lovely couple! A Crondon Park Wedding always seems to make nice pictures!


Same-Sex Wedding Photography – Stock Brook Manor for Kate & Lorna

Same-Sex Wedding Photography – Stock Brook Manor for Kate & Lorna

We were looking forward to Kate & Lorna’s marriage, this being our first same-sex Wedding Photography.  It was a bright, dry but windy day when we arrived at the Hotel for some preparation shots of Kate and Lorna. With lots going on together with lots of people, David and I had our work cut out capturing the key moments as they happened! TDH Media were on hand as well videoing and putting together the Marryoke. Kate was the first to be ready to leave the Hotel with some of the Bridesmaids and head off to Stock Brook Manor, Essex.  Time was getting short so we took our  final preparation images of Lorna and made our way to Stock Brook.  Whilst waiting for Lorna to arrive we had time to catch up with Kate for a few pictures.  Once Lorna arrived and after taking a few pictures of her it was time for the Ceremony.  With the Guests seated for the Ceremony, the girls took their Dads’ arm and made their separate way to the Rosewood Suite.  Kate was the first to enter the room from the side door and made her way to the front of the room. Then Lorna made her entrance from the back of the room to join Kate.Stock Brook Manor Wedding PhotographerAfter exchanging their vows and now married, Kate and Lorna led their Guests outside onto the patio behind Stock Brook Manor for the Drinks Reception. Essex Wedding Photographer Same-sex Weddings Whilst everybody was socialising we captured some informal pictures before the requested family photos.  We found a sheltered spot for these and despite the wind playing havoc we took a variety of pictures elsewhere during the afternoon. Same-Sex Wedding Photography EssexThe Wedding Breakfast was upstairs in the Banqueting Suite.  Wow!  It looked amazing! Once all the wedding guests were seated, Kate and Lorna took their places on the top table for the start of the Wedding Breakfast.  Soon it was time for the Speeches and as they finished it was a quick dash to get the sunset. Well worth it!  Nice pictures as well as good fun!Stock Brook Manor Same-sex Wedding Essex Returning to their Guests, Kate and Lorna then cut the Wedding cake before their First Dance.  After capturing a flavour of the evening entertainment, it was time for us to leave and let them continue with the celebrations.  A great day!


Crondon Park Wedding Photography for Katie & Michael

Crondon Park, Stock, was the chosen Wedding Venue for Katie and Michael’s Wedding.  On the morning of the Wedding Katie was getting ready with her Mum and Bridesmaids at her friend’s Cherilyn’s house. Preparations were going well and after photographing the accessories, we captured some nice images of all of them, before leaving to go to the Venue. Michael, his Best Man, Antony, Usher, Rick and Pageboy, George, were busy carrying out their duties but we managed to take a few pictures of them before it was time for Michael to see the Registrars and be seated for the Ceremony. Once Katie arrived and had been interviewed by the Registrars,  she took her Mum’s arm and they entered the ceremony room.  After the Ceremony, Katie and Michael greeted their Guests whilst we took some informal pictures.  Later everybody went outside for the requested family group pictures and at the same time we took some fun bridal pictures.  After a break it was time for Katie and Michael’s pictures around the grounds.  It was a bright, sunny but chilly day and we made the most of the setting,  giving Katie and Michael a selection of different pictures.  The Wedding Breakfast was held in the magnificent Crondon Park Baronial Hall, which looked stunning especially with the colour scheme Katie and Michael had chosen.  Coverage of the Speeches followed, then a short time afterwards their evening Guests stated to arrive.  After the cake cutting and taking some evening pictures we left them all to continue the celebrations. Katie and Michael are such a fun couple and it was lovely to be part of their special day.  It was also nice to see Cherilyn (Matron of Honour) and Antony (Best Man) as  we photographed their Wedding in 2012 at Channels Golf Club, Chelmsford, as well as seeing Sarah and James whose Wedding we photographed at The Fennes Estate in 2013.

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Wedding Photography at Crondon Park, Stock – Beth & Jonathan

Beth and Jonathan’s Wedding was on an extremely hot day, so when we arrived at their house going inside to take a few photographs was a welcome relief! It was nice to see Sarah (Hairdresser) again and to thank her for recommending us to Beth and Jonathan after we photographed her Wedding at Prested Hall, Feering, in 2010. Joshua and Isobel, Beth and Jonathan’s son and daughter, along with their cousins were the Pageboys and Flowergirls, so there was a lot going on!  Once everybody was ready, we took a few pictures in the garden before departing for the Church.  All Saints Church, Stock, was the Church Beth and Jonathan had chosen to be married in and it was surprisingly, the first time we had photographed there.  With Wedding Guests arriving we managed to take a few pictures of Jonathan and his Groomsmen outside the church.  Beth arrived a little while later with the Pageboys and Flowergirls who we photographed as they walked along the path to the Church door.  Isobel decided that she didn’t want to walk into the Church with the others but as she had met me at the pre-wedding pictures, she was happy for me carry her in. After the Church service Beth and Jonathan greeted their Guests in the sunshine before a few family group pictures.  Crondon Park was the Reception Venue and as the Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception and the children enjoyed running around we took a few informal pictures.  The lake provided a lovely backdrop for Beth and Jonathan’s together pictures before the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches. After Beth and Jonathan had cut their Wedding Cake and had their First Dance we ended our night with a couple of evening pictures in the illuminated grounds of Crondon photography at Crondon Park Crondon Park pictures



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