Come and join us this Sunday 11am-4pm at this popular Wedding Fayre at this wonderful Wedding Venue. David and I will showing our Sample Albums of complete Weddings at Layer Marney as well as showing a variety of pictures at other Venues. We will be in the Long Gallery along with other Wedding Suppliers. There will be more Exhibitors in the Corsellis Room. We look forward to seeing you and having a chat about your Wedding.
Parklands Quendon Hall Wedding Photography for Sarah & Gordon
This was a Parklands Quendon Hall Wedding for Sarah and and Gordon earlier this year. We arrived at Parklands in the morning and went to see Sarah who was getting ready within the House in the Changing Rooms. Preparations were going well but it was busy with several Bridesmaids having hair and make up done. Gordon and his Groomsmen were getting ready at Parklands as well. As soon as Gordon was ready we took a few pictures of him with his Groomsmen outside. They then greeted the Guests.
Once Sarah’s hair and make-up were finished Sarah got dressed. As always the last hour goes so quickly but we managed to take a few pictures before Sarah was needed bythe Registrars.
The Outdoors Ceremony
The day was so hot the Guests were seated for the outdoor Ceremony very close to the time of the Ceremony, just before Sarah came downstairs. The Bridesmaids led the way outside, then Sarah took her Father’s arm and they followed. After the Ceremony Sarah, Gordon and their Guests went to the fountain at the back of Parklands for the Drinks Reception. Sarah and Gordon spent a little time with their Guests before we took some family pictures and caught up with the pictures of Sarah and the girls. A little later on we took Sarah and Gordon to the lake but this was only for a short while as the sun was so strong and they were both too hot! Guests later threw confetti over Sarah and Gordon before they all sat down for the Wedding Breakfast.
The Wedding Breakfast and Evening
The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Pavilion and after the meal the Speeches took place. When these were finished everyone mingled in the Pavilion as well as outside. During this time we took some evening pictures of the happy couple around the grounds as it was now a little cooler. Sarah and Gordon cut their Wedding Cake prior to the First Dance and afterwards it was time for the sunset. A nice one! We stayed a little while longer to capture some informal pictures of the evening celebrations. Happy with our coverage we said our goodbyes. A lovely day!
Another Essex Wedding Photographer Testimonial email to us before the couple had even seen a picture!
We can not thank you enough for being part of our special day. All our guests said how lovely you both were, and how your passion for photography really shows through. Myself and alex both enjoyed the photos being taken on the day and you made us both feel so comfortable. We did not feel at all like we were on an all day photo shoot. We really can not wait to see the photos and put the album book together with you.
Maybe not everybody wants to feel that way and book other photographers!
Clare Priory & Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Photography
Jemma and Nick were married earlier this year at Clare Priory with their Reception at Smeetham Hall Barn, Bulmer. Our day started at The Mill Hotel, Sudbury which is where Jemma and Nick were getting ready. Jemma was being assisted by her Bridesmaids and preparations were going well. Meanwhile Nick was being helped by his Groomsmen in a different part of the Hotel.
Both sets of preparations pictures were very relaxed and good fun. Once Nick was ready we took a few pictures of him with his Groomsmen outside The Mill Hotel before he set off for Clare Priory. The girls were soon ready for their pictures and we took those in the room. It was then time for David and I to set off for Clare Priory. The Church of Clare Priory is lovely and located in a picturesque setting. When we arrived Nick and his Groomsmen were greeting some Guests but we had time to take a few pictures of them before they carried on with their duties. A little while later Jemma arrived with her Father and the Bridesmaids. When everyone was seated in the Church, Jemma made her entrance. The lighting of a Candle started the service.After the service the Wedding Guests mingled whilst we spent a few minutes in the gardens outside the Church taking a few pictures of Jemma and Nick. Before leaving the Guests threw confetti over Jemma and Nick.
Smeetham Hall Barn Reception
Smeetham Hall Barn looked wonderful on this bright, sunny, spring day. Jemma and Nick had time to spend with their Guests and enjoy their Drinks Reception before we carried on with a few more pictures around Smeetham Hall Barn. Time was getting on and the Wedding Breakfast was next. Jemma and Nick decided to have the Speeches before the meal. Shortly after the meal Jemma and Nick cut their Wedding Cake and took to the dance floor for their First Dance. As it was such a lovely day, sunset beckoned! Happy with our coverage of Jemma and Nick’s Wedding a little later we left them to continue the celebrations. A lovely couple and a wonderful day! Congratulations Jemma and Nick!
Susannah and Daniel booked us for Evening Wedding Photography when they were married at the popular Crabbs Barn earlier in the year.
When we arrived at Crabbs Barn, Susannah was almost ready and we had enough time to take a few pictures of her and her family. The weather was fine to take some pictures outside the Bridal Room. The sun going down was a bonus and provided a nice setting. Daniel had a few pictures taken before going in to the Barn for the Ceremony.
Following the Ceremony for a few minutes we took Susannah and Daniel off for a few pictures whilst the Guests were served drinks. Susannah and Daniel had time to mingle with their Guests for a short time afterwards.
Easton Grange Wedding Photography for Karly and Mark. This was our first time photographing a Wedding at this wonderful venue.
The Winter so far had not been the best so we had our fingers crossed their day there would be a change for their day. Although chilly, it was a bright day when we arrived at Easton Grange and we went off to meet Karly and the girls.
There was laughter and lots going on in the Bridal Changing Room. Karly, her Bridesmaids and Madison, Karly’s daughter were busy getting ready.
Mark was getting ready in the Bakehouse so after a little while David went off to see the men.
Preparations were going well, pictures of Karly’s Wedding Dress and Accessories were take as well as capturing some nice informal moments. In the other camp Marka nd his Groomsmen were getting ready and once they were ready they made their way to the Barn.
There was time for their pictures to be taken just before the Coach bringing the Wedding Guests arrived. Mark and his Groomsmen then greeted the Guests. Meanwhile the girls were getting dressed as the time was going very fast. Once they were dressed a few pictures were taken before it was time for the Wedding Ceremony.
The Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Everyone was seated in the Ceremony Barn ready for the entrance of Karly. Karly looked amazing as she walked down the aisle and joined Mark at the front of the Barn. After the Ceremony, everyone moved to the area between the two Barns for the Drinks Reception. As the wind was blowing and it was not very warm we decided to take the requested family groups in the Barn a little later on. After Karly and Mark had time to spend with their Guests we took them and the Bridal Party outside for a few pictures. The sun was shining and we captured some good fun pictures. Karly and Mark wanted a picture on the bridge over the river. Unfortunately, due to the recent wet weather it was flooded. Nevertheless, we made good use of the grounds around Easton Grange for their pictures.
During the afternoon we also took some informal shots of the Guests.
The Speeches, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Celebrations
The Wedding Breakfast was held in the Celebratory Barn. Karly and Mark chose to do the Speeches then have the meal. We took Karly and Mark outside between courses for a couple of pictures as the sun was setting. Once the meal was finished everyone went out of the Barn so it could be turned around for the evening celebrations. It was nice that many of the Guests then went outside into the Courtyard for the ‘Sparklers’ pictures. What great pictures!
it was then time for us to leave them all to continue with their evening celebrations. Thank you Karly and Mark for asking us to be your Wedding Photographers.
Leez Priory Winter Wedding Photography for Robyn & Alan
It was a pleasure to provide Leez Priory Winter Wedding Photography for Robyn & AlanRobyn and Alan. When we arrived at Leez Priory we went to see Robyn who was getting ready with her Mother, Bridesmaids and Flowergirls in the Main House. Robyn’s Gran joined them and enjoyed watching all the preparations. David then went off to find Alan and his Best Men who were getting ready at Leez Priory as well. Alan is his uniform looked very smart and when all of them were ready they had a few pictures taken in front of Leez Priory. Meanwhile the girls were in the final stages of their preparations. Once ready, we got on with taking a few pictures of Robyn and her party in the wonderful atmosphere of Leez Priory.
Whilst this was happening the Guests were arriving with the Piper playing them in as they made their way into the Great Hall for the Ceremony. Soon it was time for Robyn to take her Father’s arm to go to the Great Hall. The winter sun was shining through the windows as Robyn and Alan exchanged their vows. After the Ceremony, although it was a chilly, it was dry and sunny so we went outside to take some requested pictures. Finishing with the confetti pictures Robyn and Alan had time to mingle with their Guests inside the House while we captured some informal pictures. We took Robyn and Alan for a short walk around the grounds for their pictures together.
The Wedding Breakfast & Evening Celebratins
Not long after we returned it was time for the Guests and Robyn and Alan to make their way unto the Coach House for the Wedding Breakfast. We just love capturing these natural pictures. Following the Wedding Breakfast it was time for the Speeches. Emotion and laughter captured! Once these were over, everyone made their way back to the House for the evening celebrations. As the lights were on Leez Priory we took a couple of pictures of Robyn and Alan with Leez Priory in the background before the First Dance. Robyn and Alan performed a rehearsed First Dance which was brilliant. After capturing a few images of the evening we then said our ‘goodbyes’. A wonderful day!
Prested Hall Wedding Fair – Sunday 29 April 2018 – 12-4pm
Prested Hall Wedding Fair is this Sunday. The Wedding Fair is at Prested Hall, Feering. This Essex Wedding Venue is one of the best. It is a nice place to hold your Wedding, its superb grounds and a lovely place to stay if you wish. We will be in the Marquee along with many other Suppliers and have various pictures and Albums to show you. The Spring Wedding Fair is from 12-4pm so why not come and have a look around the Venue. It is also a good opportunity to talk with us about your would like your wedding day plans.
Debi & Rob sent some lovely words which are a Fennes Wedding Photographer Review:-
Hi David and Sandra, Received our book and just been looking through it and the end result is amazing , a wow factor. I am over the moon with it.
What a beautiful book , the photos are glorious even though the weather was unkind, the photos you both took are stunning. I cannot thank you enough for all you patience with me taking time selecting the photos .
I am sorry we couldn’t come and pick the book up in person but thank you so much , a book of memories to treasure always ,thanks to your wonderful photography. Our fondest wishes to you both, Debi & Robert xx
Debi & Rob were married at Fennes in 2017. More on the blog
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. Preparations 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. After 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. The 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. A great couple, a lovely family, and a most rewarding day with some lovely unexpected shots.