I love a country wedding, and Amy and Mark had a proper country wedding with a fabulous marquee in Barling, checked waistcoats for the boys, (hired from Anthony’s in Billericay Essex) ribbons hanging in the trees, lanterns, hay bales, tons of beautiful flowers and even a vintage Land Rover.
Amy’s stunning dress came from Turner and Pennell, she looked lovely, all lace with a flowing train and it had an unusual heart shape in the back, and it suited her so well. The bridesmaids wore vintage coral dresses. Mother of the Bride, Jane looked fabulous in a light blue outfit with matching hat.
The day started well with everything running smoothly, the make-up and hair girls, Sophie and Lorna from Halo Hair based in Essex really understood the importance of having everybody ready on time in order to capture all the pre-wedding photos. We had time to go into the garden of Amy’s parents’ house to get lovely images of the girls which was great before setting off to All Saints Church in Barling Magna in vintage cars provided by Arrow cars.
Kim Lepley is the new vicar at All Saints, Barling where Amy and Mark got married; she gave a lovely service and had some nice words for the couple.
The real magic was at the reception in the gardens with the marquee, the setting looked so beautiful and took your breath away, mainly thanks to Jenny from Out of the Earth in Southchurch Road, gorgeous floral displays were everywhere – truly amazing and so talented. Jenny had excelled herself and worked really hard to make the wedding a success, such attention to detail and so many beautiful things to photograph. Jenny’s mum Thelma had stitched together 250 metres of bunting. Nicola from Paper Orchard in Wakering made props and did the signs and stationary. There were chalk boards with fancy writing and an old trade bike, a lovely old tree with a seat that went all the way around, such an inspiring place to work and I am so grateful and happy to be a part of it.