Vanessa & Will and their Christmas wedding at Leez Priory, Essex.

Vanessa & Will got married two days before Christmas, it was a very festive affair and the perfect Winters day!  Leez Priory is a simply stunning venue just a few miles away from where I'm based so I was very excited to be shooting there!  The majority of the guests had stayed the night at Leez so it felt very much like I was in the midst of a family holiday, the kids were enjoying the big house and everyone was very relaxed. The house itself was beautiful, Christmas decorations and fairy lights literally decked the halls!  The ceremony itself took place in The Coach House, a wonderfully rustic barn on the grounds with fabulous high ceilings and yet an intimate feel.  Once we had our new Mr & Mrs Farr, the guests headed back to the main house for drinks and canapés whilst I took Will & Vanessa out by the stunning tower for a few portraits.  After the guests were warmed by the fire, they headed upstairs for a fabulous three course meal, followed by some very funny and heart-warming speeches.  Will & Vanessa then cut their amazing cake (made by Will's extremely talented Mum!) and danced to a brilliant live singer, who also happened to be friend of theirs (gifted bunch this lot!).  I can't think of a better way to kick off the festive season, it really was a very special day!  Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Farr!