Wedding Photography for Sarah & Steve – Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath

At Sarah’s Parents’ house final bridal preparations were taking place when we arrived. After taking a few pictures we left to go to Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel,Golf & Spa for the Wedding.  Steve and his Groomsmen were busy with their final preparations when we arrived but we were able to prise them away from their duties for a few minutes for their photographs.  The Ceremony was held in the Constable Room, followed by a Drinks Reception.  Whilst everybody enjoyed the Drinks Reception, Sarah, Steve and ourselves went down to the Lake for a short time for some Bride and Groom portraits.  Sarah and Steve were able to enjoy mingling with their Guests when we returned before the Wedding Breakfast in the Devora Suite. During the evening we had the opportunity of taking a few pictures of Sarah and Steve and some evening Guests before confetti and First Dance pictures.  wedding-photographer-essex-stoke-by-nayland hotel
wedding-photographer-essex-stoke-by-nayland hotel


Wedding Photography for Sarah & Mark – Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath

We arrived at Sarah’s Parents’ home for the final bridal preparations just as the heavens opened, but fortunately after this quick shower that was the end of the rain for the day.  Lots of activity was going on at home with Sarah and Mark’s daughter, Maisie, being one of the six flower girls.  All things were going well and we took some lovely pictures in the garden before making our way to St. James the Less Church, Colchester.  Photographing in this Church is great as it provides us with many different places to discreetly take pictures from.  After taking a few pictures of Mark and his Groomsmen, Sarah arrived with her Bridesmaids and james the less- colchester Following the Church service and after formal picture and confetti shots we left to go to Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel & Golf Club.  Whilst Sarah and Mark’s Guests enjoyed a Drinks Reception, we took the opportunity to go to the Lake with Sarah and Mark for their pictures.  After a short interval we took a few requested family photographs before the Wedding Breakfast.  Following the Speeches, it was a lovely evening outside for the fun Bridal Party shots and evening sunset pictures, before going back inside for the First Pyrotechnics made for some brilliant photographs during the First Dance pictures before we left them all to continue the evening


Pre-Wedding Pictures for Sarah & Mark

It was a pleasure to meet Sarah and Mark again as we had not seen them since 2010 when they booked us to photograph their Wedding.  Despite it being rather chilly at Walton-on-the-Naze, we did manage to take some pictures of Sarah and Mark before their Wedding at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel later this year.Wedding-photographer-essex-pre-wedding picture-Walton-on-the-Naze


Wedding Photography for Lisa & Simon at The Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath

Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa, was the choice of Lisa and Simon for their Wedding.  After taking the getting ready shots of Lisa and the arrival pictures of Simon, the Wedding Ceremony took place in the Gainsborough Room.  During the Ceremony a heavy shower occurred, and continued for a little while, which caused some alteration to the plan for photography afterwards.  Lisa and Simon therefore enjoyed mingling with their Guests indoors, in between family group shots taking place.  Surface water did not prevent us from going down to the Lake, and we must thank the staff of Stoke-by-Nayland for assisting us so well, making sure Lisa’s dress stayed clean and dry!  After the Wedding Breakfast early evening sun provided some beautiful relaxed pictures of Lisa and Simon, amongst the trees, finishing up with a beautiful sunset sky.Wedding Photo - Stoke by Nayland
Wedding Photo - Stoke by Nayland
Wedding Photo - Stoke by Nayland