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Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Lisa & Dany

Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Lisa & Dany

Having fun at the Lawn Rochford Essex with Lisa and Dany. The gardens as always are impeccable making a lovely backdrop for our wedding photography.

These two feel more like friends than clients, I have known them now for approx 18 months when they originally booked me to do their wedding, we ‘clicked’ immediately and I was so happy when they chose me to photograph their special day. The Lawn too is more like a  second home to me and is so comfortable, has a great vibe and the staff are lovely so it is a great place to work.
As planned the wedding went like clockwork, fun and relaxed just like Lisa and Dany, the time just whizzed by, Dany kept saying how quickly it went and we were laughing and joking whilst taking the photos.
Lisa looked gorgeous in her tasteful dress from Serena bridal in Wickford Essex, loved her choice of shoes and flowers too and we can’t forget Dany who looked smart in a blue suit with grey waistcoat.

If ever a couple were made for each other it is these two and I would like to wish them every happiness for the future.

Essex Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford – Prunella & Adrian

Essex Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford – Prunella & Adrian

The Lawn was the chosen venue for Prunella and Adrian, with its beautiful grounds and well organised staff it proved a winner for them. All those lovely old trees and the gardens give a stunning backdrop for my wedding photography so as usual it was a pleasure to work there.

Prunella looked gorgeous in a pale grey dress from Monsoon, they  gave such a choice it was hard for her to choose, very modern, stylish and elegant.

Prunella and Adrians guests wanted to see all the photos so as they are such a lovely couple we are happy to oblige.   
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I asked Adrian why they had chosen the Lawn, this is his reply: We chose The Lawn as we were able to have the whole venue to ourselves, the staff we met before hand gave us great confidence in their professionalism and of course the grounds are stunning. Easy to reach from local hotels helped those who had travelled from afar.

We have been together 16 years and getting married in our “50’s” we wanted a happy occasion for friends and family who have known us for a long time! Everything worked out perfectly.
Our very best wishes go to a wonderful couple.

Essex Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford – Tania & Christopher

Essex Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford – Tania & Christopher

So my first wedding of the year was celebrated at the magnificent Lawn in Rochford, the theme today is all things classical and swanlike. From a small glass swan on the top of the cake, which Tania made herself, to daughter Ellena-Rose donning a tutu and performing for the wedding guests to the brides entrance, naturally walking down the aisle to the sounds of Swan Lake.

Tania’s dress was from Precious Moments in Rayleigh and suited her well, she also chose a long veil, very beautiful but not so good in the strong winds we were experiencing.

To their credit Tania and Christopher braved the weather and had some photos taken in front of the lovely manor house and the fountain.

Ellena-Rose and Natasha looked lovely in their simple white dresses from Chi Chi of London.

Flowers by Donna Marie Haynes florists in Rochford, only been open two weeks. We had four gorgeous little flower girls and the ever pleasant Jenny Herbert presided over the ceremony.

A smashing day spent with lovely people. My very best wishes go to Tania and Chris for a happy future.

Oh I nearly forgot, we had doves too, something a bit different and special from White Doves Experience.

Essex Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford. – Amanda & Ryan

Essex Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford. – Amanda & Ryan

The Lawn paid tribute to Amanda and Ryan’s fairy-tale wedding, very Christmas like, warm, cosy and very pretty with all the lights and foliage down the stairs. I presume Ryan was thankful to get Amanda to marry him at all as she told me she was supposed to marry one of the  ‘Backstreet Boys’ and had the t-shirt to prove it!!

Amanda wore a lovely dress with a lace bodice and we braved the cold to go outside and have wedding photos taken in front of this superb manor house, we soon came back inside and took full advantage of the rooms and fireplaces.

The wedding cake contained a few surprises, from the front it looked like a lovely cake with a Christmas theme pulled by reindeer, then once you looked at the back you saw the Spiderman/Batman/Marvel comics design – very clever.

Essex Wedding Photographer at St Mary’s, Prittlewell & The Lawn, Rochford –  Katie & Kevin

Essex Wedding Photographer at St Mary’s, Prittlewell & The Lawn, Rochford – Katie & Kevin

It was lovely to see Katie and Kevin get married in St Mary’s Church in Prittlewell, it is a great church, huge and has fabulous lighting, I particularly like how the colours show up when photographing the couple from the back of the aisle. The weather was cold as we would expect for December but we managed to get some great shots with the church as the backdrop.

Katie looked beautiful and had a gorgeous full dress and veil, she wore a pretty fur bolero to keep out the cold.

Kevin and the boys looked good in blue suits.

Arrow Cars provided the transport to and from the Lawn and Courts of Rayleigh did the flowers which were amazing. The Lawn looked great with it’s many Christmas trees and the orangery was decorated in pinks and greys, the colour scheme really worked. I loved the lit candles on the tables, the fabulous flower arrangements and the huge balloons, so romantic!

Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Jan & Martin

Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Jan & Martin

Just spent a few hours with a wonderful couple who were celebrating 40 years of marriage ~ ruby wedding anniversary. It was my pleasure to photograph Jan and Martin with their children, extended family and close friends at the Lawn in Rochford.

One of my favourite venues, always good to work there and even better when you get great people to work with. People like Andrew and Mandy who are so professional. We were lucky enough to get one of the loveliest and most sincere registrars I have ever met – Jennie Hubbard (sorry if I’ve spelt your name wrong) and I want to say a special thank you to her as she always goes the extra mile to make people happy.

It was enjoyable taking Jan and Martin around the grounds at the Lawn and doing photos in the gorgeous gardens. I also noticed a brand new gazebo for outdoor weddings ~ something to look forward to.

Jan looked lovely in a proper wedding dress, which was a nice surprise for Martin. They gave each other new rings to celebrate and looked really happy together as they posed for photos. We were blessed with warm sunshine which was just as well as Martin had taken his kit car with him his pride and joy so we needed to get photos in front of that.

Congratulations to them both and I wish you many more happy years to come!

Essex Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford – Valerie & William

Essex Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford – Valerie & William

I recently visited the Lawn to photograph an unusual wedding, unusual because my lovely french bride Valerie wanted to do things a bit differently and of course being French there were lots of new ideas and things that we English don’t normally do. The first thing i noticed was the table plan, not so much a plan as a collection of beautiful keys with named labels attached.

The flowers were done by Gill at Courts of Rayleigh lovely little displays on each table and arrangements in teapots, Valerie wanted an Alice in Wonderland theme.
William and Valerie chose the Lawn to celebrate their wedding and as always David, Amanda and the staff didn’t disappoint, the day ran smoothly and everything was taken care of.
It was nice to bump into Jennie and Katie again and they both enjoyed doing bridal hair and make up.
Valerie looked stunning in a dress bought in France, it was beautiful and the detail was gorgeous, she was very photogenic and we had fun once the formal photos were taken doing shots in the house.
Our bride and groom chose to have a priest bless their wedding after the registrars had done their part and it was good to have the time to take some wedding photos from the gallery whilst the service was going on.
Valerie presented William with a lovely little puppy which was her wedding gift to him, they both love dogs and already have a greyhound.
We wish them every success in the future and thank you for inviting me to your new home in Cannes!

Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Karen & Chris

Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Karen & Chris

Great weather and happy people all helped to make Karen and Chris’ black tie themed wedding at the Lawn a great success.

The Orangery looked gorgeous with displays of white peonies and roses on the tables done by Penny Jane florists in Leigh on Sea.

Karen wore one of the loveliest wedding dresses I have ever seen, a ‘Decklyn’ by Hayley Paige, layered in a handkerchief style, and she looked stunning. The back of the dress had a very effective detail and it was great to photograph as Karen moved and walked around the beautiful gardens at the Lawn. Karen’s bouquet was white peonies, very delicate. One of my favourite photos was Karen walking down the stairs with the dress billowing out behind her.

Chris looked dapper in a grey suit with black velvet jacket.

The cake by Laurie Lee Cakes in Rochford, had four tiers and was amazing, capturing the theme and style of the wedding perfectly.

 

 

 

Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Vicky & Jim

Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Vicky & Jim

Vicky and Jim had lovely weather for their April wedding at the Lawn. The brilliant Faith Gurel did the flowers and the orangery looked amazing.

Jim and Vicky have seven children between them and they really are one big happy family, they all get on so well and seem to really care about each other. It was nice to hear the story of how they met and to see them together.

Jim took his other love to the Lawn, his prized Harley Davidson, so I obviously had to get a photo of him on that, I also took some extra photos of the bike whilst they were eating so you have a surprise coming Jim!

Grandson Milo (lovely name) looked gorgeous in his suit which matched the rest of the groomsmen.

Jim bucked tradition and had his daughter Laura as his ‘Best Woman’, she excelled at it and did a really good speech.

Vicky became nervous before the wedding so it was good to see her relax and enjoy herself once the ceremony was done, in fact she seemed to be happier the moment she reached Jim at the end of the aisle. Vicky has beautiful eyes and she looked lovely in a dress from Chantilly Lace in Westcliff, the bridesmaids’ dresses were also from there. Hair was done by Jenny and make up by Katie Poole.

One novel idea was to have a jigsaw puzzle and each child walked down the aisle and placed a piece of jigsaw in, naturally the complete picture was one of Vicky and Jim.

As is customary with the Lawn the day ran smoothly, the gardens provided a wonderful backdrop for my wedding photography. It is so good to work with people who know
and care about what they are doing.

A good time to mention Blatella too, it was good to work with them again.

It was a great day and I am excited to share the wedding images with Vicky and Jim and look forward to making their Graphistudio album.

Essex Wedding Photographer at St. Nicholas, Wakering & The Lawn – Rachel & Terry

Essex Wedding Photographer at St. Nicholas, Wakering & The Lawn – Rachel & Terry

Just had a meeting with Rachel and Terry whose wedding I did recently, it was so nice to relive it, talk about happy moments and laugh about unforeseen hitches. I am looking forward to creating their Graphistudio Album.

Rachel and Terry are such fun to be around, happy people, always smiling and laughing, it was such a pleasure to work with them and it was good to be back at the Lawn with Andrew running the show and making everything perfect.

Rachel’s dress from Serena Bridal in Wickford was beautiful and she looked lovely in it, it suited her so well. I loved her shoes too! The bridesmaids’ dresses were a gorgeous turquoise and came from The Dressmaker in Leigh on Sea. Terry and the boys wore grey suits from Moss Bros.

Faith Gurel did an amazing job with the flowers which were a stunning burnt orange and contrasted so well with the blue of the dresses and were perfect for an autumn wedding.

The wedding service was held in one of my favourite churches, St Nicholas in Great Wakering and the Reverend Kim Lepley was brilliant as always, so friendly and relaxed it is a pleasure to watch her work and see the lovely way she has with people.

We had two vintage Rolls Royce from the lovely Arrow Cars people and a Routemaster bus to take everyone back to the Lawn.

The cake by Occasions Cake Studio in Grays was a work of art, brilliant the way they created the figures of Rachel and Terry to be wearing the exact outfits that they actually wore. I loved the large, colourful balloons from Love Me Do balloons in Hockley.

Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Lucy & Dan

Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Lucy & Dan

The best way to describe Lucy and Dan’s wedding at the fabulous Lawn in Rochford Essex is to say ‘fun, fun, fun’! Lucy looked like a real life princess with a sparkling tiara and perfect makeup and a beautiful frothy full skirted dress with layers and layers of net.

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Wedding Photographers at St Giles’ Orsett & The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Sam & Blain

Wedding Photographers at St Giles’ Orsett & The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Sam & Blain

It’s always great to go to a new venue, somewhere different to work, a new challenge and change of scenery so it was good to do Sam and Blain’s wedding at the lovely old St Giles & All Saints Church in Orsett Essex. It’s also nice to work in venues that are familiar and comfortable, where you just know that everything will work and go to plan so I was very happy that they were celebrating with a reception at the ever popular Lawn in Rochford, Essex.

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Wedding Photographers at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leigh & The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Sarah & Jean-Marc
Essex Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford – Zoe & Rob

Essex Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford – Zoe & Rob

Zoe and Rob chose a vintage theme for their Spring wedding at the Lawn Rochford Essex. It’s always good to work at the Lawn, knowing that everything will be taken care of and run smoothly.

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Wedding Photograper at St Andrews & The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Isabella & James

Wedding Photograper at St Andrews & The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Isabella & James

Recently I was privileged to be part of Isabella and James wedding day. As soon as I met the family they made me feel welcome with their warmth and friendliness. We had our meetings, planned the shots we were going to take and of course, once I’d spotted that they had doggies, realised that they would have to be a part of it too, so naturally, on the wedding day, this was one of the first shots we took.

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Winter Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Amy & Luke – Laura & Daniel – Jean & David

Winter Wedding Photography at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Amy & Luke – Laura & Daniel – Jean & David

The Lawn, Rochford in Essex is where I have started my weddings for 2015, including doing a Twilight Wedding package which is all the more romantic with the candlelight and of course very challenging for a photographer.


We were very lucky with the weather for Amy and Lukes’ winter wedding, it was very bright and we braved the cold to go outside for a few garden photographs. Amy’s beautiful dress came from Precious Moments of Rayleigh and her well chosen bouquet was done by Christine of Hockley. Lukes’ suit came from Moss Bros. Amy had no qualms about having her photograph taken in the arch high above the staircase as they both do rock climbing and have no problem with heights. They spent their honeymoon snowboarding and Luke even enjoyed a helicopter drop.

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Essex Wedding Photography at St Andrew’s & The Lawn, Rochford – Gemma & Ben

Essex Wedding Photography at St Andrew’s & The Lawn, Rochford – Gemma & Ben

Rain did not stop play for the wedding of Gemma to Ben which took place at St Andrews Church, Rochford with the reception held at The Lawn also in Rochford.

The Lawn is looking really beautiful at the moment, the flowers are in full bloom and the gardens provided a fabulous back drop for our wedding photography. The table settings in the orangery were wonderful as always, Flowers and Sparkle from Sevenoaks in Kent did a fabulous job of the table arrangements and Gemma’s and bridesmaids bouquets. Continue reading “Essex Wedding Photography at St Andrew’s & The Lawn, Rochford – Gemma & Ben”

Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Nicole & Carl

Wedding Photographer at The Lawn, Rochford, Essex – Nicole & Carl

Nicole and Carl got married at the Lawn and celebrated with their three children, close family and friends. Nicole looked beautiful in her dress from Bridal Boutique, her sisters looked gorgeous in their red dresses as did the little ones in their white dresses. The boys’ suits came from Anthony’s.

The sun shone and we had a lovely day and the staff at the Lawn had everything under control as always.

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