We have been doing alot more local weddings near to our home in what we call and everyone else knows as “the dengie” now James and I lived here when we were children, I couldn’t bare it as there isn’t the most here to do as a child (I thought at the time) but after James and I fell pregnant and we lived in Chelmsford for 5 years we realised we wanted our child to growup where we did and also it was convenient with my parents living close by!
ANYWAYS the point I am trying to get to is WEDDINGS there are 4 wedding venues up the road from us and they are all beautiful! The newest one called High House Weddings we were so lucky to work there for Lucy and Terry’s wedding at the beginning of the year when the sun started shining and it had only just open, gosh their wedding was beautiful, colourful and all handmade it was really amazing Lucy worked so hard with all the little touches and even though Terry had a shoe mishap in the morning it was a perfect day! We were so happy to of been a part of it and made some great new friends with Lucy and Terry who are a great couple!
Then we did Nicola and Jason’s wedding, she got ready in Althorne Barns which had the most stunning view and I took 5minutes to look and think how beautiful “The Dengie” really is and how we would be lucky to marry here ourselves! Nicola and Jason got married in the Little Church on the Hill in Mayland, we have done a few christenings and even our first ever wedding there so we love this gorgeous little church and it has gorgeous fields as a backdrop so once again amazing views! They pitched up a large marquee to the side of the church which I didn’t realise could be an option and it was perfect, Nicola is so creative so she handmade EVERYTHING from the decorations, to the bridesmaid dresses, to the boys cufflinks! They even had a horse and cart that apparently Lady Ga Ga had been in, with a gold carriage and beautiful white horses, it was like a dream! So much detail and a unique day, we were blessed to be a part of it and make new friends again!
Then we have just been part of Christie and Robs wedding last weekend and another WOW factor, The girls got ready at her parents which had a sea view garden and was windy but relaxing watching the boats go by, Christie’s dad made a swing on a tree for her to have photos when she sat on it and her dad swung her it was like a fairytale movie scene! They married in our closest church St Mary’s in our hometown, this is a gorgeous large church, they had a horse and cart to take them to their reception which was a unique shape marquee very large for their over 100 day time guests with coloured flags on the tips, set on a large field by Elm Farm with once again stunning views! Christie decorated the marquee with lots of gold which I just love! And once again the whole family contributed to so much handmade little details! While making them walk to the farm to find some rustic backdrops I couldn’t help but feel some memories as I use to keep my horse there when I was just 8 years old. We took some photos using the stunning backdrop seeing the boats go by and the sun going down with Christies long vale flying in the wind and once again I couldn’t help but feel lucky about where we live.
We can not wait to photograph one of my oldest dearest friends wedding in a couple of weeks at the Parlour Cafe which is by far one of my favourite places to go! They are having a relaxed wedding in the Mayland Church on the Hill and reception in the Parlour which is a new little wedding reception venue people are just finding out about, James and I were desperate to have our engagement party there (and still might one day) its so funky and light and shabby chic, I love it! I hope they open themselves for people to get married there soon as I then may of found our wedding venue! Stay tuned for Kirsty and Paul’s wedding photos I am sure they will be beautiful and you will catch me crying in a couple as I can’t wait to see one of my best friends get hitched!