Posts Tagged ‘Essex wedding photography’

Ingatestone Hall Wedding: Andy and Emma’s Marriage Part 2

Note: This is the second part of Andy and Emma’s wedding photograph post, the first part can be found here. After their marriage at St Mary’s Church Buttsbury, Essex our intrepid bride and groom (they had to be intrepid on a lovely crisp October day to ride in an opentop trap)  enjoyed a horse and […]

 

Note: This is the second part of Andy and Emma’s wedding photograph post, the first part can be found here.

After their marriage at St Mary’s Church Buttsbury, Essex our intrepid bride and groom (they had to be intrepid on a lovely crisp October day to ride in an opentop trap)  enjoyed a horse and trap journey back to their reception venue – the stunning 16th century Ingatestone Hall. I’ve been lucky enough to shoot a beautiful styled shoot inside this lovely Essex wedding venue in the past, so knew what to expect, how to handle the often tricky lighting (those gorgeous oak panels just suck up light) and the best places to shoot. Decked out in style by the bride and groom – who extended their lavender theme with a vintage twist, the hall and dining room looked stunning  – massive attention to detail in this wedding made sure the important things were taken care of.  Once all the wedding guests had arrived, drinks, dinner, dancing and more smiles were the order of the day for the reception.  Music courtesy of the The Milkshakers. Second shooting courtesy of the ever trusty Konrad (konfraldotcom).

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Essex Wedding Photography: Dan & Lucy’s wedding Part 2: Great Prestons Reception

Having left their beautiful church wedding at All Saints in Stock, Essex, the wedding party made haste to Great Prestons, a grade II listed Queen Anne farmhouse set in the beautiful Essex countryside. A champagne reception awaited the guests at the relaxed and fun garden party reception that awaited everyone.   The marquee was decorated […]

 

Having left their beautiful church wedding at All Saints in Stock, Essex, the wedding party made haste to Great Prestons, a grade II listed Queen Anne farmhouse set in the beautiful Essex countryside.

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A champagne reception awaited the guests at the relaxed and fun garden party reception that awaited everyone.

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The marquee was decorated by the bride & groom, whilst food and the wedding cake were supplied by Limeberry Catering.

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Whilst the reception was in full swing, and guests were being entertained with some music, I took the opportunity to take the bride and groom away for a portrait session –  something I do with all my couples – just a quick 15-20 minutes alone, uninterrupted by guests to get some beautiful portraits for their wedding album.  The metal doors of a barn in the adjoining farmyard provided the backdrop for some of these, as well as the structure providing some much needed relief from the bright sunshine we were blessed with.

 

Then it was back to join the party, assemble a few relaxed group shots we had elected to save for the reception and capture lots of candid photographs of people enjoying themselves, before the bride and groom joined everyone for their wedding breakfast.

 

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Some entertaining speeches were followed by…

the cutting of the cake and….

the first dance.

 

I have to confess I really enjoyed shooting Dan and Lucy’s wedding – they are a delightfully easy going and relaxed couple, with a great group of family and friends – it was an absolute pleasure to work with them on recording their wedding day.

If you have a wedding enquiry & would like to discuss your plans and covergae for your wedding day, please contact me

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Essex Wedding Photography: Dan and Lucy’s Stock wedding Part 1

You may remember Dan and Lucy from their engagement photographs at Hylands House, Chelmsford earlier this year. I have been itching to post the full set of images from Lucy and Dan’s wedding at All Saints church, Stock, Essex and party at Great Prestons for several weeks. However, an extended honeymoon for this lovely couple […]

 

You may remember Dan and Lucy from their engagement photographs at Hylands House, Chelmsford earlier this year. I have been itching to post the full set of images from Lucy and Dan’s wedding at All Saints church, Stock, Essex and party at Great Prestons for several weeks. However, an extended honeymoon for this lovely couple delayed me doing so – after-all the bride and groom have the privilege of seeing the images first.   So we go back in time slightly to early June. A bright summers day saw me capturing the bridal preparations, wedding dress and a gorgeous pair of Kurt Geiger shoes.

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Stock weding bridal preparations and flowers

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This was followed by a short drive through the lanes of Essex to Stock and the lovely All Saints Church to meet our groom and the rest of the wedding party awaiting the arrival of the bride.

All Saints Church Stock interior prior to wedding

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Brentwood bride arrival for All Saints Church wedding

The cool interior of the church provided some relief from the surprisingly hot sun and the light filtering through the windows was perfect for capturing some beautiful black and white photographs of the wedding ceremony.

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Brides procesional for All Saints Church wedding

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Some formal photographs of the key groups and a few more candids of guests and our lovely couple.

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and then it was off to nearby Great Prestons for the wedding breakfast and reception… (see Part 2).

Bride portraits before she leaves

 

If you were a guest and would like to view a gallery of this wedding please visit this page.

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Hylands House Pre-wedding photography: Lucy and Dan Part I

I met up with Lucy and Dan to discuss their June wedding in Essex on the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far. We chose the lovely Hylands House just outside Chelmsford for our meeting place. After a quick chat and drink, we set off to shoot some of the engagement portraits shown […]

 

I met up with Lucy and Dan to discuss their June wedding in Essex on the warmest and sunniest day of the year so far. We chose the lovely Hylands House just outside Chelmsford for our meeting place. After a quick chat and drink, we set off to shoot some of the engagement portraits shown below…

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We had a pretty successful shoot – lasting nearly 4 hours (we were having too much fun) and got so many good photographs I have decided to spit this into a two part post… so as they say at the end of all good TV programmes…to be continued…