Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn – Laura & Alex

Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn for Laura & Alex

We had the pleasure of providing wedding photography for Laura and Alex’s wedding at the wonderful Crabbs Barn. Meeting with Laura when we arrived there was a nice feel of relaxation with the girls getting ready without rushing.Recommended Wedding Photographer Crabbs Laura was having her hair finished, her Wedding Dress and accessories were out for us to photograph. As final preparations were going on Alex was out at the front of the Barn with his Groomsmen. When they were all ready we got on with taking their pictures. It was such a beautiful day and the setting for the outside Ceremony looked lovely.  Alex and his Groomsmen greeted the Guests as they arrived and they all mingled outside until it was time for them to be seated for the Ceremony.

Laura was ready with time to spare, great! Laura was wearing her Grandma’s veil and knowing this was extremely special we made sure this featured !Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn

The Ceremony & Reception

When the Registrars’ meeting was completed, Laura, her Father and the Bridesmaids exited the Barn and made their way toward the Gazebo for the Ceremony.  Once the Ceremony was over the Guests followed Laura and Alex into the grounds for the Drinks Reception. Laura and Alex spent a nice time socialising with their Guests before we got on with the requested family pictures. These went smoothly and after Laura and Alex had a little social time we took them for a short walk around the Grounds.

Following their ‘together’ pictures, there was still time for Laura and Alex to mingle again before being showered in confetti. Following the Wedding Breakfast the Speeches followed.Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn Afterwards we managed to take Laura and Alex away for a few minutes for some evening pictures in the lane.Essex Wedding Photographer After a beautiful day a nice sunset! A little while later Laura and Alex cut their Wedding cake and had their First Dance. Guests then joined them on the dance floor. After capturing a flavour of the evening, some informal people pictures, it was time for us to leave. A wonderful day and and a lovely couple!

 
 
 

Essex Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn for Stacey & Craig

Essex Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn for Stacey & Craig

It was a beautiful day for Essex Wedding Photography Crabbs Barn for Stacey & Craig at  Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon. On arrival at Crabbs Barn, Stacey was very relaxed getting ready with her Bridesmaids. We got on with taking the details and accessories pictures as well as capturing moments of the final preparations.

Craig arrived out the front of Crabbs Barn and when the Groomsmen joined him we took a few pictures. Essex Wedding Photography Once Stacey was ready we got on with taking her pictures making the most of the lovely weather outside. The Guests had arrived and took their seats outside for the Wedding Ceremony. Stacey took her Father’s arm and walked from the Barn outside towards the Gazebo where the Ceremony was taking place. Recommended Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn

Drinks Reception

After the Ceremony everyone enjoyed the Drinks Reception. Garden games and the Space Hoppers kept a lot of the Guests entertained during the afternoon. At times we took some requested family pictures,  fun pictures of the Bridal Party and pictures of Stacey and Craig.The Guests threw petals over Stacey and Craig just before they went in for the Wedding Breakfast.

The Evening Reception

The Speeches followed then everyone went outside to enjoy the evening sunshine.Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn It was such a glorious evening so we took Stacey and Craig and the Bridesmaids to the lane next to Crabbs Barn for a few pictures. Happy with the pictures of Stacey and her Bridesmaids, Stacey stayed with Craig whilst the Bridesmaids returned to Crabbs Barn. We couldn’t miss the opportunity of getting some nice evening pictures of the happy couple. Timings worked well and we ended up with a super sunset in the field.Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographer When we rejoined everyone the evening Guests had started to arrive and we took some informal pictures. Stacey and Craig  cut their Wedding Cake soon after then took to the dance floor for their their First Dance. A lovely Wedding and a delightful couple!

 
 
 

Essex Wedding Photographers at Crabbs Barn for Jasmine and Jake

Essex Wedding Photographers at Crabbs Barn for Jasmine and Jake

We had the pleasure to be Essex Wedding Photographers at Crabbs Barn for Jasmine and Jake –  The weather was beautiful for Jasmine and Jake’s Wedding in the Summer at Crabbs Barn. Our day started at the fabulous Air B & B Maysent House, Bocking, Braintree. Jasmine and Jake had hired out this house for a couple of days. Jasmine, the two Mums and the girls were getting ready there and it was perfect. When we arrived the preparations were going well. We chatted with Pam, Jasmine’s Mum for a few minutes to catch up as we took her Wedding photographs when she married Dan at Fennes a few years ago.

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It was nice to see Michelle of  Bumblebee Bridal again (we have worked with her a lot recently) working her magic on the girls’ hair.  Just loved the colour scheme and the flowers in the hair! Whilst the hair and make up preparations were going on in the downstairs rooms and after capturing some images we went upstairs to take pictures of Jasmine’s dress and accessories. It was nice to have room to take these pictures. These taken, the  Bridesmaids were getting dressed, Jasmine’s Mum, Pam, who was ready then helped Jasmine get dressed. After a few pictures we all went outside into the garden.Wedding Photographer Essex A shady area provided enough room for us to take a few pictures of them all before we left to go to the wedding. Good timing!

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We arrived at Crabbs Barn just as Jake did! Jake and his Best Men had a few pictures taken before they carried out their duties.Crabbs Barn Recommended Wedding Photographer Guests mingled in the gardens before Jasmine arrived so we were able to capture a few informal pictures before they made their way into the Barn for the Ceremony. Jasmine’s  Mum, Pam, escorted her into the Barn when it was time for the Ceremony. Following the Ceremony everyone went outside for the Dove release.

During the Drinks Reception we got on with taking the required family pictures. There was time for Jasmine and Jake to have several breaks from various pictures to socialise with their Guests. Jasmine and Jake were covered with petals just before going inside the Barn for the BBQ.

The Speeches

Crabbs Barn Wedding PhotographerThe Speeches followed the meal and afterwards every went outside into the grounds to enjoy the evening sunshine. The evening light was superb so we went with Jasmine and Jake for a walk in the lane. Lovely pictures! Essex Wedding PhotographersWhen we returned the Evening Guests had arrived and they joined the audience as they were being entertained by the fabulous Magician, Nick Crown. As always some great reactions! Today also provided a great Sunset which was followed by Jasmine and Jake cutting their Wedding cake then taking to the dance floor for their First Dance. It wasn’t long after that we said our goodbyes. A beautiful day, and such a lovely couple.

 
 
 

Kind words from Jasmine and Jake

Kind words from Jasmine and Jake

“A big thank you from us both, made the photos run so smoothly, really pleased with your work”

Kind words
 
 
 

Essex Wedding Photography at Crabbs Barn for Tracey & Mike

Essex Wedding Photography at Crabbs Barn for Tracey & Mike

Essex Wedding Photography – Tracey and Mike held their Wedding at the lovely Wedding Venue Crabbs Barn. Tracey and Mike’s daughters were getting ready with Tracey in the Bridal Room at Crabbs Barn when we arrived. Preparations were going well and the three of them were very relaxed.

Mike was with his son, who was his Best Man, so before many of the Guests arrived, we took a few pictures of them.  With having lovely weather they greeted, then socialised with the Guests outside. Once the hair and make-up was finished the girls got dressed. After taking a couple of pictures of Tracey, it was then time to walk along the path to the Barn for the Ceremony. Recommended Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn The Guests had taken their seats in the Barn and a few minutes later Tracey who was given away by her daughter Rebecca walked into the Barn. After the Ceremony a short Celebrant Service took place, starting with the lighting of the Memorial Lantern. This service was very important to Tracey and Mike and it was nice to be present to capture the moments. Afterwards everyone went outside for the Drinks Reception, with the setting providing some informal pictures.

Once Tracey and Mike had spent a little time with their Guests we got on with the requested family group pictures. Other special pictures were taken during the afternoon. Tracey and Mike’s ‘together’ pictures took place around the grounds a little later on in the sunshine.Essex Wedding Photography  Their Guests later threw petals over Tracey and Mike before the Wedding Breakfast. Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn

The Wedding Breakfast

Everyone was entertained by the wonderful Irie J during the meal. After the Speeches, which followed the meal, everyone relaxed in the grounds of Crabbs Barn. This allowed us to escape for a few minutes with Tracey and Mike for a short walk for a few evening pictures. After cutting their Wedding Cake they had their First Dance. Later a Sunset finished our coverage of Tracey and Mike’s wonderful Wedding Day.Evening Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn It was a pleasure to carry out Essex Wedding Photography for Tracey and Mike, thank you for asking us.

 

 
 
 

Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn for Trish and Chris

Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn for Trish and Chris

Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn – Trish and Chris got married on a glorious day in the Autumn last year. We arrived at Trish’s home first of all to take a few getting ready pictures and a few pictures of Trish’s accessories and details. Before we left we managed to take a few pictures when everybody was ready.  Trish and Chris were having a Church Service at St Margarets Church, Downham. We love this Church and where it is situated, at the top of a hill. When we arrived we met Chris with his Groomsmen and it was nice again to work with David of Humble Productions. We had time to take a few pictures of the men by the gate before the Wedding Guests made their way into the Church. Wedding Photographer St Margarets Church DownhamThe Bridesmaids arrived soon after and Trish arrived a little later on with her Mum, who was giving her away. After a couple of pictures they made their way into Church. After the service as Trish and Chris came out of the Church they had a little time to socialise with their Guests. A few requested family group pictures were taken at the Church before Trish and Chris were showered in confetti at the Lych gate, making for some nice pictures. Essex Church Wedding Photographer St Margarets DownhamIt was then time to make our way to Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, for the Reception. When we arrived at Crabbs Barn, the early evening light was wonderful, so we decided to take Trish and Chris for their pictures as soon as they arrived. What a good plan that proved to be! They were first to arrive after us so we quickly whisked them off. After a few pictures around Crabbs Barn we went for a quick walk in the lane and then into the field.  Some nice pictures.Crabbs Barn Recommended Wedding PhotographerThis didn’t take very long  and as we returned to Crabbs Barn, Guests were still arriving. Trish and Chris enjoyed the Drinks Reception with their Guests.  We took a few informal pictures of Guests during this time to go with the informal pictures we took at the Church earlier. Following a few other pictures it was time for everybody to go into the  Barn. Chris made a Speech as did Trish’s Mum and the Best Man.  Afterwards it was time for the BBQ. Trish and Chris’ First Dance followed.Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographer A couple of night shots ended our coverage of Trish and Chris’ Wedding Day. A lovely couple!

 
 
 

Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographer for Carla and Jay

Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographer for Carla and Jay

The sun was shining brightly for Carla and Jay’s Wedding Day at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon.  Carla was getting ready in the Bridal Suite and Jay was getting ready in the Farmhouse when we arrived. David and I spent time with each of them capturing the moments of getting ready. Jay was the first dressed so we got on with taking some pictures of her with her Mum and Bridesmaids. Carla was not far behind in the ‘ready’ situation which was good as Carla and Jay wanted to see each other before the Ceremony. Jay had a little time to spend at the Farmhouse whilst we took a few pictures of Carla. It was then time for the girls to meet.

Crabbs Barn Recommended Wedding Photographer It worked well, a nice moment. Carla and Jay made their way to the front of Crabbs Barn and together walked into the Barn. Once the Ceremony was over, Carla and Jay came down the aisle and out of the barn singing and dancing.  Their Guests went outside for the Drinks Reception whilst Jay and Carla went for a couple of pictures at the gate. They then joined their Guests  who were being entertained by the Steel Band, whilst we took some informal pictures.  Carla and Jay wanted some family pictures which we took later on.Same Sex Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn After the confetti pictures it was time for the BBQ which was followed by the Speeches. Whilst waiting for the evening celebrations to begin we went for a short walk with Carla and Jay around Crabbs Barn and in the lane. Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographer for Carla and JayTo our surprise, the hay bales were still in the field so we made use of those for a couple of pictures. All pleased with these pictures,  and the sunset was brilliant, we returned to the Barn.Recommended Wedding Photographer Crabbs Barn It was soon time for Carla and Jay to take to the dance floor for their First Dance. Happy with our pictures capturing Carla and Jay’s Wedding Day we said our goodbyes.  Thank you Carla and Jay for asking us to be your Wedding Photographers for your special day, we really enjoyed it!

 
 
 

Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographers for Charlotte & Paul

Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographers for Charlotte & Paul

Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographers – We had the pleasure of photographing Charlotte and Paul’s Wedding in the Summer last year at St Peter’s Church, Great Totham and then at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon. It was an early start as we started off at Charlotte’s family home where she was getting ready. Preparations were underway and going well. After taking some pictures of details and accessories and a few getting ready pictures, Charlotte, her Parents and Bridesmaids  got ready. It was a lovely day albeit a touch windy but in the garden we were sheltered so we took a few pictures of them all. When we left to go to the Church,they all had a little time to themselves, except Michael, Charlotte’s Brother, who was an Usher and came with us to the Church. Paul was at the Church with his Groomsmen so we took a few pictures of them before they carried out their duties. As the Guests arrived they chatted for a little while before going into the Church. Charlotte and Paul arrived in  a Horse and Carriage not long after.

St Peter's Church Great Totham Charlotte and her Father had travelled from the family home to Tiptree where their Horse and Carriage was awaiting them.  Charlotte had arranged this but had kept it secret from her Father. Nigel was beaming ear to ear when he arrived as was Charlotte! Time for them to go into the Church. The service was extra special to Charlotte and Paul as this was carried out by  the family’s local Vicar from Braintree. After the service Charlotte and Paul exited the Church and were showered in confetti. Essex Wedding PhotographerCharlotte and Paul spent a few minutes with their Guests before we got on with taking the family Group pictures. It was windy but we were able to take some pictures outside the Church door as well as under the trees. . Charlotte and Paul then left the Church by Horse and Carriage and then halfway to Crabbs Barn they continued by car.Wedding Photographer Essex Crabbs Barn looked wonderful, on arrival the Guests enjoyed the Drinks Reception in the grounds. When Charlotte and Paul arrived, they had time to speak to their Guests and enjoy the Drinks Reception as well.  Charlotte and Paul’s pictures around the grounds were taken before the Receiving Line and Wedding Breakfast. Speeches followed the Wedding Breakfast and there was time for everybody to spend time outside enjoying the pleasant evening.  The Barn was set up for the evening celebrations and during this time we went for a short walk into the lane beside Crabbs Barn and also visited the cornfield.  Beautiful light and later on  a stunning Sunset.  The icing on the cake for us! Talking about cake, Charlotte and Paul cut their Wedding Cake before they took to the dance floor for their First Dance.Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographers After capturing a few more memories of the evening we said our goodbyes. It was nice to meet Red Carpet Videos again. Charlotte and Paul, you are a lovely couple and it was a wonderful Wedding Day as Crabbs Barn Wedding Photographers.

 
 
 

Crabbs Barn photographer testimonial

Crabbs Barn photographer testimonial

We received these kind words from Laura & Joe after their summer wedding at Crabbs Barn.:-

“Thanks so much for all you have done; pre-wedding, wedding and afterwards! We are so so happy with every single one of the photos and had such lovely feedback from our guests about how professional you were and how lovely the photos are. You played a very big part in making the day very special for us – so again, thank you!

Mr & Mrs Howard”

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Handfasting Ceremony Photos Crabbs Barn

Handfasting Ceremony Photos Crabbs Barn

A first for us at Crabbs Barn, photographing  Handfasting Ceremony Photos! Niki and Chris wanted their Pagan Handfasting Ceremony held outside, so our fingers were crossed for a fine day.  Niki was getting ready at the Bridal Suite at Crabbs Barn but only wanted a few pictures when she was ready. This was good for us because as we were there in plenty of time we were able to meet with the Officiants for this Pagan Ceremony and watch the preparations, as well as photograph the details. It was a beautiful day, Chris was on hand to answer or questions and it was lovely to see it all come together.  After taking a few pictures of Chris, looking very dapper,  meeting with the Pentacle Drummers who looked splendid in their colourful clothes, Guests were arriving, so leaving Chris to greet them we went to meet with Niki.  Niki looked amazing in her dress, with the detail on the dress so beautifully made. We took a few pictures of Niki just before the Pentacle Drummers joined us. All the Guests had arrived and stood around the circle for the arrival of Niki. Time for Niki to walk along the path to the front of Crabbs Barn. Hand fasting Ceremony Pagan Wedding Photographer EssexThe Pentacle Drummers led the way, the noise of their drums was wonderful.  Niki followed and after three laps of the circle Niki then joined Chris and they stepped into the circle,. The Officiants then performed the Ceremony. Handfasting Ceremony Photos Crabbs BarnDuring the Ceremony, tying the knot after the binding of both pairs of hands of Niki and Chris happened, the exchange of rings followed. With all duties performed Niki and Chris then jumped over the broomstick together and exited the circle. Pagan Wedding Crabbs Barn Photographer Leica SL photos Their Guests applauded and congratulated them as Niki and Chris greeted each of them in turn. Some nice images were captured of the Guests whilst this was happening. The Pentacle Drummers then entertained everybody with a mixture of  superb drumming! During the afternoon we took some requested family pictures as well as managing to squeeze a little time with Niki and Chris for their pictures around Crabbs Barn. The Barn was nicely decorated and after a little while it was time for the meal.  Speeches/Thanks then followed before the start of the evening entertainment. When the Band was set up Niki and Chris cut their Cake then took to the dance floor for their First Dance. Crabbs Barn Recommended Wedding Photographer A Sunset finished our coverage of Niki and Chris’ Handfasting Ceremony, sadly the moon pictures did not happen.  Thank you for asking us, Niki and Chris, it was a pleasure, we thoroughly enjoyed it!

 
 
 

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