Rebecca & Joe, a Houchins wedding with Copper Geometric detail, Sequin Bridesmaids, Foliage & Succulents. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer

Rebecca & Joe, a Houchins wedding with Copper Geometric detail, Sequin Bridesmaids, Foliage & Succulents. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer

A Houchins wedding with Copper Geometric detail, Sequin Bridesmaids, Foliage & Succulents.

Rebecca & Joe said ‘I do’ at Houchins, Coggeshall in July. They chose a copper geometric theme with lush foliage & succulents and dressed Bridesmaids in sequin gowns which beautifully reflect Houchins itself! Rebecca looked sultry in her exquisite Halfpenny gown, and Joe very dapper in his Hawes & Curtis suit. After a wonderful ceremony in the marquee in the garden, we took a little time out for some portraits in the stunning grounds before the rain came. After dinner speeches were fabulous and, as it was still wet outside the newlyweds opted to do a few more portraits utilising Houchins interior! Cake cutting and dance floor high jinx ensued before I left them to party the night away! This wedding was beautifully styled and such good fun to document, so huge thanks again to Rebecca & Joe!

Supplier Love:

Venue: Houchins

Brides Dress: Halfpenny London

Grooms Suit: Hawes & Curtis

Florist: Hannah Louise Flowers

Hairdresser: Bobby King

MUA: Laura Farr

Cake: Jessies Cakes

DJ: Fox & Braces

Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS

Videographer: Fellowship Media

Caterer: Limeberry

Emma & Neel, an Outdoor Summer wedding at The Orangery, Maidstone.  Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer.

Emma & Neel, an Outdoor Summer wedding at The Orangery, Maidstone. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer.

Gorgeous couple Emma & Neel chose the stunning Orangery in Maidstone for their wedding back in July. I’d travelled down there a few weeks prior to their big day with my fab associate Sarah, to have a look around and do a Pre-Wedding shoot for Emma and Neel so I was lucky enough to see how gorgeous it actually is! Sarah shot the actual wedding on my behalf and as usual, she did a beautiful job so it was a pleasure to edit her shots for Emma and Neel. Grab a coffee and have a little look at this perfect day!

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Venue: The Orangery, Maidstone

Hair & MUA: Michelle at Bumblebee Bridal

Cake: M & S

Brides Dress: Rebecca Ingram

Bridemaids Dresses: Dessy

Brides Hair Vine: PS With Love

Videographer: Loved up Films

Rachel & Dean, a vibrant, back garden tipi wedding with festival vibes.

Rachel & Dean, a vibrant, back garden tipi wedding with festival vibes.

A vibrant back garden, tipi wedding with festival vibes. Essex Documentary Wedding Photographer.

When Rachel & Dean first got in touch to tell me their wedding plans, it sounded pretty incredible, very personal and a lot of fun! I met up with them a few weeks prior to the big day and they showed me around Rachel’s parent’s garden which was just the perfect space for hosting a wedding! The day dawned warm and sunny and, after some fabulous prep at the house, we went down to the village church for the ceremony. The church itself was picture perfect, just charming and, as an added bonus, friends of Rachel’s parents owned the beautiful house next door and had generously allowed us to use their stunning gardens to take some portraits whilst they were on holiday! After that little treat, it was back to Rachel’s parents garden for drinks, lawn games, live music and exquisite canapés! The Tipi itself looked insane - Rachel had chose a riot of colour for her floral displays (and her amazing bouquet!) topped off with a gorgeous handwritten sign on the top table! An Italian feast followed, cooked up by the always incredible Linda at Gather & Feast (a big thank you to Linda who supplied me with coffee and sausage sandwiches in the evening!!), Rachel & Dean sure knew how to treat their guests!! Everyone who gave speeches did an amazing job, humour, tears, basically everything you’d want and this was topped off by a visit from an Ice Cream van so everyone was able to cool off! In the evening, the band were rocking, guests toasted marshmallows by the fire pit and Mid-Summer did not disappoint with her sunset and we hopped into a neighbouring field for a few more portraits in the wild grass. Rachel & Dean grabbed wedding planning by the horns and absolutely nailed it - a perfect Summer, back garden wedding, I just don’t think it could have been any better! Congrats again Rachel & Dean, documenting your day and meeting your lovely families and friends was just a pleasure!

Supplier Love:

Florist: The Country Garden Flower Company

Hairdresser: Sarah Dowley

MUA: Julie Read

Caterer: Linda Hamilton at Gather & Feast

Tipis: Events Under Canvas

Musician for Drinks Reception: Gary Nock

Band: The Somebodys

Groom Dressed by: Bespoke at Trotter & Dean

Brides Dress: Essence Australia

Brides Evening Flower Crown: Folky Dokey

Bridesmaids Dresses: Oasis

Videographer: Ann at Peachstone Pictures

Photo Booth: Tuk Tuk photobooth

Ice Cream Van: Molly Moos

Nathalie & Raigen, an Epic Chateau Wedding on The Dordogne. Essex UK Destination Documentary Wedding Photographer.

Nathalie & Raigen, an Epic Chateau Wedding on The Dordogne. Essex UK Destination Documentary Wedding Photographer.

Nathalie & Raigen, an Epic Chateau Wedding on The Dordogne

Nathalie & Raigen contacted me a couple of years ago now to tell me about their amazing wedding plans and to see if I’d go with them to The Dordogne region of France to document it for them. Having family and friends from New Zealand, Australia, Turkey and The Seychelles (as well as the UK) meant a European venue choice was an easier option, as their guests would be flying into wherever they chose to hold their celebration. We arrived in France the day prior to the wedding and the weather was awful, heavy, non-stop rain and winds high enough to bring trees down, but the day itself dawned bright, clear and really warm! Chateau Soulac is everything you’d want it to be, elegant and charming with an incredible view from the back terrace over the Dordogne, you can see for miles! Raigen and his Groomsmen were relaxing when we arrived but soon began to get ready in the spacious apartments in front of the chateau, whilst Nathalie and her Bridesmaids prepped in the chateau itself. The ceremony was held in a stunning, yet simple barn in the courtyard which Raigen’s brother presided over beautifully and afterwards the guests were treated to the amazing views, incredible canapés from the local area and a traditional accordion player, whilst I took Nathalie & Raigen off to make the most of the stunning grounds for a few portraits! After an exquisite meal, there were many speeches by members of the newlyweds family and friends, so very funny but also emotionally charged with the underlying theme that this gorgeous couple were just very much loved by everyone in the room. After speeches we did some group shots with the wedding party who were relaxed and in full party mode followed by a few more portraits as the sunset over the valley below. Then it was party time, and boy, did these guys know how to party! An enchanting wedding that I was so lucky to be a part of, I was made to feel incredibly welcome, fed and watered with delicious regional food and got to document two wonderful families becoming one. Thank you so much to Nathalie & Raigen, it’s one I’ll never forget!

Supplier Love:

Venue : Chateau Soulac

MUA: Elizabeth Harbottle

Hairdresser: Hair by Jo

Florist: Jenny Fairbanks Flowers

Wedding Co-ordinator: Louise at Handmade Events