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 Open Day – Sunday 18 February 2018 – 11am-3pm

Fennes Open Day – Sunday 18 February 2018 – 11am-3pm

David and I are looking forward to Fennes Open Day, this Sunday from 11am-3pm. Fennes is a wonderful Wedding Venue and a very popular one to hold your Wedding. On show we will have various pictures and Albums of Fennes Weddings. Our display  stand will be in the large pavilion.

Fennes Open Day
 
 
 

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!

 

 
 
 

Fennes Wedding Photography for Maxine & Ben

Fennes Wedding Photography for Maxine & Ben

Maxine and Ben booked us for their Fennes Wedding Photography. Arriving at Fennes it was overcast but the forecast was that the weather was going to break.  Maxine and Ben really wanted an outside Ceremony so the decision was made to go ahead and fingers were crossed. It wasn’t long before the sun was out which enhanced the setting for their Wedding. Maxine was getting ready upstairs with her Mother and the Bridesmaids. In another room Ben was getting ready. Preparations were going well were going well for both of them and once the men were ready they headed off downstairs and outside.

Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesBen and his Groomsmen had a few pictures outside and inside Fennes House then they carried out their duties of greeting the Guests. Maxine was soon ready for her ‘ready’ pictures together with the Bridesmaids. Fennes Wedding Photography The Drinks Reception followed the outdoor Ceremony and everyone enjoyed socialising in the sunshine and being entertained by a magician.We got on with taking the requested family pictures and a few Bridal Party pictures later on. Leaving the Guests we whisked away Maxine and Ben for a short session of pictures on the Bridge and through the Bluebells. Wedding Photographer FennesEveryone congregated in the Gold Room just before the Wedding Breakfast for the confetti throwing. The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Pavilion and the Speeches followed. A bouncy castle provided entertainment afterwards for the Bride and Groom as well as their Guests! The break between the speeches and evening celebrations allowed us to create Maxine and Ben’s special pictures which they requested involving the  bridal party as well. These pictures were fun to do as well with everyone being extra relaxed!Fennes Recommended Wedding Photographer Finishing off with Maxine and Ben’s evening pictures inside Fennes we then returned to the Pavilion.  Maxine and Ben cut their Wedding Cake and then took to the dance floor for their First Dance. After good weather during the day a sunset was not to be, so instead we took a couple of night pictures. This finished our coverage their Maxine and Ben’s Wedding Day. Thank you Maxine and Ben for an enjoyable and rewarding day also to the staff  who make Fennes Wedding Photography a pleasure.

 

 
 
 

Wedding Photography Fennes for Paula & Jason

Wedding Photography Fennes for Paula & Jason

Wedding Photography Fennes – Great to be back at the wonderful Fennes a few days after our previous Wedding there.  It is a brilliant Venue with superb staff to make your Wedding Day so special. Paula and Jason’s Wedding was no exception! It was overcast but dry when we arrived at Fennes on the morning of the Wedding.  We headed up to the Bridal Changing Room where Paula was getting ready. Everybody was very relaxed and preparations were going well. The men were getting ready in the Lodges so David made his way over to them to see how things were progressing. Very well was the answer, so after capturing a few of these pictures, Jason and his Groomsmen made their way over to the House for a few pictures. Afterwards, as the Guests arrived, Jason greeted them whilst we captured a few arrival pictures as well. The girls were well on their way by this time and soon ready for their pictures. Paula’s Brother came to join us as we started as he was going to be giving her away. Wedding Photographer FennesAfter a few pictures it was time for the Civil Ceremony.  The Pavilion looked lovely, the Guests were seated, the Harpist was playing and all was ready for Paula to make her entrance. Following the Ceremony everyone walked up to the front of the house for the Drinks Reception.  It was raining outside so everybody socialised inside for a while. Fortunately, the weather did break, long enough for us to take some requested family pictures outside. Once these were completed we took Paula and Jason for a very quick walk around the grounds. Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesIt was drizzling a little bit by now so we started with a brolly but were able to discard it after a couple of pictures as it had virtually stopped.. It would have been a shame if we didn’t include the bluebells and blossom in Paula and Jason’s pictures so were very lucky. Riding our luck we did a few fun Bridal Party pictures outside before going back inside for to take a few more.Wedding Photography FennesPaula and Jason then carried on with talking to their Guests. During the rest of the time before the Wedding Breakfast we took a variety of informal pictures.The Speeches provided some good reactions which we were there to capture. During the time before the Evening Guests arrived we took a few pictures in Fennes as it was raining of Paula and Jason and some group shots as of their Evening Guests. Later Paula and Jason cut their Wedding Cake  before taking to the dance floor for their First Dance.Wedding Photographer Fennes Essex A lovely couple! Congratulations Paula and Jason on your Wedding and thank you for asking us to photograph your Wedding.

 
 
 

Fennes Wedding Photographers for Jodie & Oliver

Fennes Wedding Photographers for Jodie & Oliver

Jodie and Oliver chose the superb Fennes as the Wedding Venue to host their Civil Ceremony and Reception in the Autumn last year. The Bridal Room at Fennes was busy with final preparations taking place when we got there. Jodie’s Wedding Dress and shoes etc, were moved moved to the Fennes Suite for us to photograph them. Oliver and his Groomsmen were ready for their pictures.  The weather was good, dry and bright, so there were several places for their pictures outside away from the girls. Once these were taken David who then rejoined the girls.  Once Jodie was dressed, her Father came upstairs to see her before we got on with taking a few pictures. After these pictures, it was time for everyone to make their way downstairs.  Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesThe Pavilion looked lovely, the set up for Jodie and Oliver’s Wedding was the other way today. After seeing the Registrars it was time for the Ceremony.  Jodie and her Father followed the Bridesmaids into the Pavilion. Fennes Recommended Wedding Photographer After the Ceremony everyone went outside for the Drinks Reception. Deciding to get on with the requested family pictures so they were then out the way worked well.We were able to capture plenty of moments during the afternoon as they all enjoyed the Reception.  Later on we took some fun  Bridal party pictures and had a short time before the Wedding Breakfast to go with Jodie and Oliver around Fennes for their pictures. Fennes Wedding PhotographersThe Pavilion had been turned around for the Wedding Breakfast and this happened shortly afterwards. After the Speeches we took Jodie and Oliver for a little while for some evening pictures inside and outside of Fennes.Fennes Recommended Wedding Photographer Jodie and Oliver cut their Wedding Cake and then took to the dance floor for their First Dance.  It was later that we left them to continue the evening celebrations and party. A wonderful Fennes Wedding!

 
 
 

Fennes Wedding Photographers – Rachel & Paul

Fennes Wedding Photographers – Rachel & Paul

Rachel and Paul wanted a Fennes Wedding. It was a beautiful day and when we arrived we went upstairs to the Bridal Room to meet with Rachel. Hair and Make-up was in the final stages, Rachel was chilled! Paul, his Best Man and Ushers were downstairs almost ready for their pictures.  Once they were ready we took a few pictures of them before leaving them to meet the Wedding Guests. As the Guests arrived they had the option of sitting outside in the sunshine or sheltering from the rising temperature! Once Rachel and the girls were ready we took a few pictures of them and a few portraits of Rachel. The Guests were seated for the Outside Ceremony so Rachel, Emma, Rachel and Paul’s daughter, and the Bridesmaids came down the stairs into the Gold Room. After greeting Emma as she came into the room, Rachel’s Father then escorted his daughter out of the room and across the grass to where the Ceremony was going to take place.

Recommended Wedding Photographer FennesLuke, Paul’s son, handed over the rings at the required moment, and after completing the formalities the Ceremony was finished. Rachel and Paul then enjoyed the Drinks Reception with their Guests in the grounds of Fennes. A few requested family group pictures were taken during this time together with a few pictures of Rachel and Paul on their own. Wedding Photographer FennesIt was nice to go under the trees for a break from the sun! Later the Guests went first into the Pavilion, followed by the entrance of Rachel, Paul, Emma and Luke. for the start of the Wedding  Breakfast. The Speeches followed then everybody made their way out to the front of Fennes for the ‘everybody’ shot.  By this time the sun had disappeared and it was cooler! We caught up on a few pictures that we didn’t do earlier in the day, making sure Rachel and Paul had their family pictures that they wanted. Fennes Recommended Wedding PhotographerRachel and Paul cut their Wedding Cake and took to the dance floor for their First Dance. A brilliant sunset concluded our coverage of Rachel and Paul’s Wedding. Fennes Recommended Wedding photographer Well done to Rachel and Paul, a lovely Wedding Day, arranged within six weeks of booking Fennes!

 
 
 

Emergency Wedding Cover

Emergency Wedding Cover

Emergency Wedding Cover was provided by us for the wedding of Suzanne and Roy. At 1.40pm we were happily going about our tasks in the office and home, when Sue Nightingale from Fennes called. The wedding photographer due at Fennes had sent the Bride an email  just ONE hour prior to the ceremony saying she was not going to attend!! At 2.20pm Sandra and I started photographing the wedding of Suzanne and Roy, even though we did not know their names at this stage. The Registrars had kindly delayed the Ceremony to give us time to arrive. When we had finished the photographs, we spoke briefly with the couple to find who had let them down. They had booked their original photographer on Groupon without meeting her! They had had trouble contacting her which had unfortunatly not rung the alarm bells. Sadly the world seems full of so called photographers, who are very unprofessional and Brides will continue to book them just thinking about a great price and not what they REALLY get for it. Please do check that your chosen photographer has: some level of PROFESSIONAL wedding photography experience; insurance; back-up equipment; professional qualifications; a physical address as well as a website and somebody to call on in an emergency. A wedding can not be rescheduled or photographed at a later date so be aware the sort of risks you may take by trying to save a few pounds. Maybe not our most creative wedding photography ever but it fulfilled the simple requirements that Suzanne and Roy requested. Not every couple gets as luck as Suzanne and Roy.

Emergency Wedding Cover

 

 
 
 

Wedding Photography for Rebecca & Michael – St. Mary's Church, Bocking & The Fennes

Our day started at Fennes with Becky getting ready there before going to the Church.   After a few final preparation pictures upstairs, we took Becky’s Bridal portraits downstairs in the Gold and Red rooms.wedding-photographer-essex-fennes As Ian of Nixons Cars arrived, that was our cue to leave and head off to St. Mary’s Church, Bocking.  Capturing some pictures of Mike, his Best Man and Ushers, before many of the Guests arrived was achieved and as they made their way into Church, we waited for the arrival of Becky.  After the Church service and a few  family photographs outside the Church, everybody left to go to Fennes for the Reception. With the light being good, whilst the Guests were still arriving, we took Becky and Mike for a few pictures on the bridge.wedding-photographer-essex-fennes Prior to the Receiving Line, with the sun going down we quickly whizzed Becky and Mike outside to capture the sunset.  Following the Wedding Breakfast and Speeches, Becky and Mike enjoyed a little while to themselves in the Gold Room (discreetly we took a couple of pictures!), before returning to their Guests for the cutting of the Wedding cake and their First Dance.wedding-photographer-essex-fennes

 
 
 

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