Kyla & Dave, a Vintage Railway Wedding at East Anglian Railway Museum. Bride wears Lillian West.

Kyla & Dave, a Vintage Railway Wedding at East Anglian Railway Museum. Bride wears Lillian West.

A vintage Railway wedding at East Anglian Railway Museum. A red & light blue colour palette and a Lillian West gown. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer.

When Kyla & Dave got in touch about their wedding, it sounded all kinds of awesome and I’d been wanting to shoot at the East Anglian Railway Museum for ages, so lucky me! Kyla and her girls prepped at her Mum’s house which was only a short drive from the beautiful village church where the ceremony was held, and where she grew up. I captured them doing their final touches and Kyla opening pressies from her husband to be - Tiffany earrings and a gift box with a photo of a Scottish Fold Kitten, a cat that Kyla had always wanted, he’d brought her a kitten!! (To a crazy cat lover like me, this was just the best thing ever!!). All the village residents had been collecting and drying rose petals all summer to use for confetti which wasn’t the only fabulous diy touch as, Kayla’s Dad had designed all the stunning order of service and table plan, and Kayla’s Mum make the amazing cake (complete with a little nod to Dave’s favourite video game Zelda!). After the lovely service, all the guests headed off to the reception whilst I followed Kyla and Dave to the viaduct in Chappel, just around the corner from the Railway Museum as they had their eye on it for some portraits, and having used the viaduct a few years ago, I knew how amazing it was! Kyla was such a great sport climbing a step ladder to get up into the viaduct but I think you’ll agree it was totally worth it! We then headed off to the Railway Museum where the guests were enjoying drinks and canapés on the platform! The shed where the reception was being held looked incredible, decked out with trestle tables decorated with greenery, stunning red Protea flowers and railway paraphernalia, and of course, the gorgeous table plan depicting Kyla and Dave’s favourite place. The couple had chosen to have picnic food and let me tell you, this wasn’t ordinary picnic food, it was a box of delicious, traditional English summer food, followed by Scones with cream and jam - perfection! After some great speeches, the guests were treated to rides on the mini steam train whilst enjoying the evening sun and I took Kyla and Dave off for a few more portraits to make the most of their incredible venue! Afterwards, the party hit full swing when the band came on and everyone tucked into tempting pizza! Such a fabulous day!

Supplier Love:

Venue: East Anglian Railway Museum

Florist: Di Barnes

Hairdresser: Tarnia, Tony & Guy, Chelmsford

Cake: Kayla’s Mum

Caterer: Fuud

Band: Cosmic Balloon

Groom Dressed by: Ted Baker

Brides Dress: Lillian West

Bridesmaids Dressed by: Hobbs

Kate & Mark, a Rainy, Riverside Wedding in Stratford Upon Avon.

Kate & Mark, a Rainy, Riverside Wedding in Stratford Upon Avon.

A rainy, riverside wedding at Stratford Upon Avon Boat Club. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer.

Kate & Mark’s big day was my annual outing to Stratford Upon Avon this year! It’s funny how I’ve shot in this gorgeous place at least once a year for the past three years so I was very happy to be back! Kate & Mark’s day was very much a family affair, both chose to prep at home (Mark in their home and Kate at her Mum’s) and to hold their ceremony in their local church. The morning dawned bright and warm and it was glorious all the way through the church service and still held out for the new Mr & Mrs once everyone had arrived at The Boat Club on the river through Stratford Upon Avon. The couple had decked out a gorgeous marquee and guests enjoyed drinks and canapés by the riverside! We’d got all their group shots in the bag when an almighty black cloud came out of nowhere complete with thunder and lightening, so, we ditched the planned portraits for an early wedding breakfast whilst the weather did its worst! As luck would have it, the rain had slowed to something more workable after everyone had eaten and so we ventured out for a little portrait session utilising some fab puddles and an umbrella, it just goes to proove that the weather wont stop proceedings and can be used to our advantage to get some lush portraits! Yes to rainy days! After some fabulous speeches, the sun came back out and everyone basked in a glorious summer evening, dancing and eating pizza before we left the party to head home! Thanks so much for having us Kate & Mark, it was an absolute pleasure to document your wonderful day!

Supplier Love:

Venue: Stratford Upon Avon Boat Club

Florist: Rose Hamson

Hairdresser: Gemma Clarke

MUA: Lucy Cook at The Glam Room

Cakes: Made by Marks Mum

Caterer: The Wild Oven

Band: Cat McTigue & Snapback

Groom dressed by: The Henley House

Brides dress by: True Bride at The White Boutique

Brides Shoes: Rainbow Club

Bridesmaids dresses by: Little Mistress at House of Fraser

Kaye & Chris, a Boho, Back Garden Tipi Wedding, Bride wears Willowby by Watters

Kaye & Chris, a Boho, Back Garden Tipi Wedding, Bride wears Willowby by Watters

Kaye & Chris & their boho, back garden tipi wedding! Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer.

Kaye and Chris were another of my summer scorchers! They chose to hold their wedding in Kaye’s Dad’s back garden, and, when you see how beautiful it was, you’ll know why! When we arrived, it already had a very informal and relaxed feel with the Tipis and the stunning aisle already set up and looking so perfect! Its not every wedding where the Groom and his entourage get dressed outside simply because it was so hot everywhere else! Kaye prepped in the house and looked breathtaking in her backless Willowby by Watters gown, then she walked down the aisle (created by enormous crates of flowers, grown with care months before the big day by her Step-Mum!) and the couple had the loveliest of ceremonies. A very hot afternoon followed with such a lovely festival vibe, guests enjoyed simply delicious food and some really good speeches! As the evening set in, the kids (and the big kids!) kicked a football around and there was some bubble blowing but when the band got started, the party really got into full swing! Kaye & Chris, your wedding was simply a delight to document and I wish you a wonderful future together!

Supplier love:

Venue: Kaye’s Dad’s house!

Florist: Frankies Florist

Hair & MUA: Katie Binns

Cakes: Chris’s Mum

Band: Electric Groove

Groom Dressed by: Moss Bros

Brides Dress: Levana by Willowby by Watters

Bridesmaids Dressed by: ASOS

Katie & Dan, a fun-filled, Gin inspired Wedding at The Long Barn, Newton Valance. Rustic with a Contemporary Twist. Bride Wears Maggie Sottero

Katie & Dan, a fun-filled, Gin inspired Wedding at The Long Barn, Newton Valance. Rustic with a Contemporary Twist. Bride Wears Maggie Sottero

Katie & Dan, a fun-filled, Gin Inspired Wedding at The Long Barn, Newton Valance. Rustic with a Contemporary Twist. Bride Wears Maggie Sottero.

Well, what can I say about Katie & Dan?! A spectacular wedding with decor details that were an absolute feast for the eye, these guys seriously know how to have fun! Another wedding beautifully documented by my associate extraordinaire, Sarah , I’m going to let Katie & Dan tell you their story in their own words, then, you can devour the gorgeous images!

“Katie and Dan’s story begins at one of Shoreditch’s finest establishments and most prestigious events: the Granby Street bi-monthly house party. Their eyes first met across the not so crowded room (the night was still young in house party terms) whilst Dan was playing a competitive game of beer pong. At the time Katie was dressed in a Salwar Kameez, having come from a Pakistani-Caribbean fusion wedding. Whilst most men may have given Katie and her unusual house party attire a wide birth Dan must have found her mysterious and intriguing as he came over to talk to her. Katie was impressed by Dan’s ability to hold a half decent conversation while simultaneously looking after his friend Nick, who would walk past them every 2 minutes holding a new form of alcohol and loudly slur “shots!” Katie thought the conversation had gone well having only managed to accidentally offend Dan and his Chinese heritage on one occasion. Therefore, she was slightly disappointed when they both left the party and he had not asked for her number. How unfortunate it would have been if the story had ended there…

          Luckily for Katie, Dan only played hard to get for a brief amount of time and he later managed to acquire her number from a mutual friend. For their first date he took her to a cocktail bar where they consumed 8 cocktails and 8 shots between them. Similarly, on their second date they drank Sale e Pepe's wine store dry. On proceeding dates they continued to get to know other, largely over alcohol and occasionally food was involved too. Katie’s good friend Claudia once asked her “how do you know you like him, you are always so drunk?” If asked now she would answer: “I just make sure I am always drunk” … after all they say that no great love story ever started with an orange juice…”

Supplier Love:

Venue: The Long Barn

Cake: Jemima Cakes

Videographer: Dom Balls Events

Florist: Lily Lupin

Hair & MUA: Tamara Tott

Brides Dress: Maggie Sottero

Lucy & Michael, an English Manor House Wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall. Bride wears Ellis Bridals. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer

Lucy & Michael, an English Manor House Wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall. Bride wears Ellis Bridals. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer

Blush Pink, English Manor House Wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall. Bride wears Ellis Bridals.

Lucy and Michael were wed in July during the crazy heatwave we had this Summer! They chose Quendon Hall as their venue and it looked glorious in the Summer sun. Everyone got ready in the morning at the venue, Quendon is big enough to house everyone without the worry the Bride and Groom will bump into each other! After a lovely ceremony, guests enjoyed the sun in the grounds and the kids enjoyed dipping their feet in the fountain on the lawn, whilst I took the newlyweds off for some portraits. After their meal and speeches, we were treated to some stunning evening light which we took advantage of with a second round of portraits before a confetti canon First Dance started the party off with a bang!

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Preece, such a gorgeous day!

Supporting Cast:

Venue: Parklands Quendon Hall

Hairdresser: Sophie Jackson

MUA: Amelia Bethany Smith

Cake: Cakes And

Musician: Tom Ryder

Groom Dressed by: Ted Baker

Brides Dress: Ellis Bridal

Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS

Florist: Janet Preece (Groom’s Mum)

Kate & Eddie, a Boho, Festival, Back Garden, Summer Wedding. Bride wears Charlie Brear. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer

Kate & Eddie, a Boho, Festival, Back Garden, Summer Wedding. Bride wears Charlie Brear. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer

Kate & Eddie got in touch last year to see if I was free to document their wedding, which, sadly, I was booked up for.  Luckily for them though, 2018 was to be the year that the awesomeness that is Sarah joined team Three Flowers as an associate photographer!  Having already second shot for me for a couple of years, I knew she'd be invaluable as a lead shooter and I'd then edit her shots in my signature style.  Team work, nailed!  Kate & Eddie's day dawned during that mega heatwave we had in July, and also on the day of England's word cup quarter final (you'll see some epic guest reactions here!) so it was absolute perfection for a wedding in Kate's parents back garden at their farm.  The humanist ceremony took place under an exquisite floral arch by Tangle & Thyme whilst the guests looked on from hay bale seating and afterwards guest enjoyed fabulous food from Alice McLaren Catering whilst they soaked up the rays and roared England into the World Cup Semi! Now if thats not Summer Wedding perfection, I don't know what is!  Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs Costelloe, and thank you so much for having Sarah along to document your day, I know she had an amazing time and I certainly loved editing it for you! 

Supporting Cast:

Florist: Tangle & Thyme

Marquee: Chelmer Marquees

MUA: Gemma Cornell MUA

Caterer: Alice McLaren Catering

Brides Dress: Charlie Brear

Amanda & Richard, a glamorous, blush pink and sequin, Stock Brook Manor Summer Wedding.

Amanda & Richard, a glamorous, blush pink and sequin, Stock Brook Manor Summer Wedding.

A glitzy, glamorous Stock Brook Manor Wedding, Bride wears Sophia Tolli & Jimmy Choo.

Well, what can I say about Amanda & Richard's wedding?!  The couple chose Stock Brook Manor to host their celebration and the day just happened to co-incide with a certain England World Cup Quarter Final and, it turned out to be slap bang in the middle of the crazy heatwave we had this Summer! I'm not sure if those two factors led to the huge party atmosphere that day, as I suspect Amanda & Richard just know how to show their friends and family a really great time! And boy, did they! With stunning florals from Luxe by Little Tin Shed, Amanda in a an exquisite Sophia Tolli gown and Richard in a tux, they'd certainly set a glamorous scene, and, after a sun drenched outdoor ceremony, the party started to the amazing vocals of Che Chesterman of X-Factor fame.  The newlyweds gave me some time after the ceremony for a few portraits on the golf course and in the grounds before they all headed upstairs for food and some very emotive speeches! Then the real party started! It was such a pleasure to see so many people hitting the dance floor hard from the very first song and Amanda and I literally had to drag Richard from the dance floor for some sunset portraits (and boy I'm glad we did as you'll see, their perfect day, ended with some perfect golden light!).  A truly memorable day Mr & Mrs Burling, I think your happiness shines through in these images!  Thanks so much for having us!

Supporting Cast;

Venue: Stock Brook Manor

Florist: Luxe by Little Tin Shed

Hairdresser: Chloe Farr

MUA: Hollie V Make Up

Cake: Sidhu Bakes & Cakes

Musician: Che Chesterman

Band: Tony Roberts

Groom and Groomsmen Dressed by: Antony Formal wear

Brides Dress: Sophia Tolli

Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaids Dresses: Maya on ASOS

Videographer: James Boyce at Inline Film

 

Beth & Scott, a relaxed, fun-filled wedding at Ratsbury Barn. Bride wears Mori Lee

Beth & Scott, a relaxed, fun-filled wedding at Ratsbury Barn. Bride wears Mori Lee

Rustic June wedding at Ratsbury Barn with mini-golf, lawn games and a cake made by the Bride! Beth wears Mori Lee.

Beth and Scott's wedding was back in June, somewhere at in the middle of this Summer's heatwave!  They chose the gorgeous backdrop of Ratsbury Barn to have their ceremony, and it was beautiful - outdoor in the barns doorway with family and friends looking on.  Afterwards they enjoyed the stunning weather and played crazy golf and other lawn games before a relaxed buffet meal and sharing their incredible wedding cake (made by the talented bride!) for dessert.  I was in my element with the grounds as they made from some astounding portraits though Beth and Scott made it a genuine pleasure by simply being themselves.  Around late afternoon, we all moved onto the evening party which was held in a family friends garage (though more like aircraft hanger!) and had been artfully decorated by the couple, along with an outdoor bar and pizza oven! Once everyone was settled (and after a few more sunset portraits in a nearby field) the celebrations was started by The Normans and after some dance floor action, I left the newlyweds to party the night away!  No sit down meal, no formal speeches, just two families and their friends coming together to celebrate love in exactly the way Beth and Scott wanted! Gorgeous!

Supporting cast:

Venue: Ratsbury Barn

Florist: The Garden Room

Caterer: Barberskews Catering

Brides Dress: Mori Lee

Brides Veil: Ian Stuart

Bridesmaids: Jarlo

Groom dressed by: Moss Bros & Ted Baker

Band: The Normans

Cake: Beth (the Bride!)