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Porters Civic House wedding

Clare and Tony got married in Southend-on- Sea, a place I have been in the past photographing another wedding. In this occasion, the civil ceremony also took place in Porters Civic House.

Porters Civic House and Mayor Parlour is a beautiful grade I listed building in Southend-on- Sea, perfect for a civil ceremony, with a beautiful back garden to have some drinks to celebrate after the ceremony and take some photos.

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two close-up photos of original bridal dress

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two photos of statues in a garden

two little boys looking out of the window during the bride preparations on a wedding day

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bride standing outside of her house before the ceremony

limousine parked in front of Porters Civic House and guests

bride getting out of the limousine arriving at Porters civic house wedding

bride walking down the aisle at Porters Civic house wedding

bride and groom looking at each other as the bride arrives at Porters Civic house wedding

bride and groom looking at each other as the bride arrives at Porters Civic house wedding

black and white picture of bride and groom exchanging rings during ceremony at Porters Civic House wedding

bride and groom singing the register at Porters Civic House wedding

bride and groom and two witness at Porters Civic House wedding

 bride and groom walking down the aisle after wedding ceremony at Porters Civic House

wedding drinks reception at Porters

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two little girls holding hands in the garden at Porters Civic House during a wedding's drinks reception

two photos of guests at Porters Civic house wedding

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two fun group wedding photos at Porters

two little girls playing at a wedding drinks reception

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wedding guest talking to a baby at Porters Civic House

bride talking to her guests during drinks reception at Porters

bride talking to her guests during drinks reception at Porters

two wedding guests during drinks reception at Porters

groom with friends during drinks reception

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bride being congratulated by a little boy after the ceremony

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two little girls having tea during drinks reception at a wedding

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detail of bride's hand with rings holding champagne glass

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After leaving Porters, and being in Southend-on- sea, we went to take some photos with the sea in the background, of course! I do love the sea and photographing couples around it every time I get a chance, so romantic!

two photos of newly-weds on the beach at Southend

two black and white photos of newly-weds at the beach in Southend

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two photos of newly-weds at the beach in Southend

Clare and Tony’s was a very intimate wedding with not too many guests, so they celebrated the reception in their own house (after a few drinks and photos in Porters). I do love these kind of weddings, and I find myself photographing more and more weddings like this, with a small number of guests and receptions celebrated in private houses. I definitely think that these weddings’ atmosphere is more relaxed and if I were a bride, I would definitely go for this option. I’ll need to get myself a big house with a big garden first!  🙂

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big group wedding photo

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two photos of newly-weds under flower arch

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Newland Hall wedding

Martin and Kate tied the knot in a ceremony at St. Christopher’s Church in Willingale followed by at reception at Newland Hall in Roxwell, in Essex. Their wedding was held quite a while ago…it was an amazing day and a beautiful wedding, it simply was not on the blog earlier because I haven’t been too good at keeping the blog up to date lately. Many more blog posts are to come this year, from recent and not so recent work. For starters, have a look at these Newland Hall wedding photos.

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two photos of a wedding dress hanging from a tree in the bride's garden

bridesmaid getting her make up done by a make-up artist before the wedding

bride touching her engagement ring while getting ready before the wedding

two black and white photos of the bride and maid of honor getting ready before the wedding

close-up black and white photo of bridesmaid getting ready

 

two photos of a bride applying perfume before her wedding

two photos of a bride getting ready before her wedding

bridesmaid doing bride's veil

bride helping her mother getting ready before the wedding

 

make up artist applying last touches to the bride before the wedding

two photos of the bride's bouquet

bride posing with parents and bridesmaids in the garden making a toast

detail photo of bride and bridesmaids' bouquets

At their wedding, I had the pleasure to see Dan and Louise again. I had photographed their wedding the previous year (which you can see if you click here) and which was featured in Love my dress. They were the ones who recommended my services to Martin and Kate. It is always a pleasure to see my past clients in other weddings and knowing that they are the reason why I am shooting another wedding.

groom posing with to guests at the church while waiting for the bride's arrival

bridesmaids arriving at church in a vintage car

bride arriving at church in a campervan

bride arriving at church in a campervan while people protect her with umbrellas

bride walking up the aisle with father and groom looking at her

black and white photo of bride and groom at the altar in church at Willingale

bride and groom kneeling down at the altar at St. Christopher's church in Willingale

bride and groom smiling during ceremony at St. Christopher's church in Willingale

black and white photo of brie and groom singing wedding ceremony hymns at St. Christopher's church wedding in Willingale

two photos of bride and groom holding hands during ceremony

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bride and groom looking at each other during wedding ceremony

bride and groom exchanging rings during wedding ceremony at St.Christopher's church in Willingale

black and white photo of father of the bride looking at the couple during the wedding ceremony

bride and groom kissing at the end of the ceremony at St. Christopher's church in Willingale

two photos of details of the centerpieces at Newland hall wedding

Martin and Kate’s wedding was travel-themed, as they love to travel. Each table represented a country and the table plan was displayed in a beautiful vintage world map.

And…they also had an amazing vintage campervan!
wedding table plan at Newland hall wedding

details photo of people looking at the table plan at Newland Hall wedding

couple looking at each other next to a white vintage campervan at Newland Hall wedding

bride and groom in a white vintage campervan at Newland hall wedding

bride and groom in a white vintage campervan at Newland hall wedding

bride and groom photographed at Newland Hall

bride and groom photographed at Newland hall

bride and groom holding a Thank Yoy sign at Newland hall wedding

wedding guests at Newland Hall wedding

wedding guests having drinks in the garden at Newland Hall wedding

wedding guests sitting in two benches at Newland hall wedding

wedding guests having drinks in the garden at Newland hall wedding

bride and friends posing for guests cameras at Newland hall wedding

wedding guests in the garden at Newland hall wedding

bride and groom in the garden with their wedding guests at Newland hall

bride in the garden with her wedding guests at Newland hall

two wedding guests eating candy floss in the grass at Newland hall

group photo of bride and groom and wedding party jumping

wedding guests inside marquee at Newland hall

two photos of speeches at Newland hall wedding

black and white photo of bride and groom during speeches

bride and groom laughing during speeches at Newland hall
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bride giving a speech and groom looking at her

photos of two guests during speeches at Essex wedding

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black and white photo of bride and groom kissing after groom's speech

bride and groom and guest making toast after a speech

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bride and groom first dance

black and white photo of bride and groom during the first dance

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bride dancing with friends at Essex wedding

bride dancing with friends at Essex wedding

 

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Plateau wedding

Well…I cannot believe I am blogging this beautiful wedding of this gorgeous couple after such a long time!

This wedding took place more than a year ago, too many things on my blogging list…

Laura and Danny (see their engagement shoot here) tied the knot in a ceremony  in St. Andrew’s church in Hornchurch and I was covering Laura’s preparations before the ceremony before whilst Kenny, my second photographer, was with the groom.

two photos of st.Andrew's church Hornchurch

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bride looking at herself in the mirror during the preparations before the ceremony in Hornchurch

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two photos, one of a clock and one of a bridesmaid hair detail with flowers wallpaper in the background

bride opening bottle of champagne during preparations before the wedding ceremony

pink champagne flutes and pink champagne bottle at wedding preparations in Hornchurch

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two photos, one of bride's father holding her bouquet and another from bride's mother holding a heart-shaped chalkboard with bride and groom's names on it

wedding guests having fun

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bridesmaids helping bride putting her dress on at wedding in Hornchurch

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groom out of focus in the foreground and bridal party ready to make their entrance to the church in the background at Hornchurch wedding

bridesmaids making an entrance in St Andrew's church in Hornchurch and bride with father in the background

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groom looking at the bride as she walks up the aisle with father at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

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bridesmaids in pink singing in the foreground and bride and groom out of focus in the background

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black and white photo of ring exchange during wedding ceremony at st. Andrew's church Hornchurch

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bride and groom signing during wedding ceremony at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

two photos during wedding ceremony at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

bride and groom singing together during ceremony at st. Andrew's church Hornchurch

black and white photo of bride and groom walking down the aisle at St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

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two photos of bride and four bridesmaids outside St. Andrew's church Hornchurch

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candid photo of bride and bridesmaids laughing

detail shot of the bride's pale pink roses bouquet

guests throwing confetti to bride and groom

After the ceremony and mandatory group shots, a couple of red routemaster buses were waiting for the guests to take them to central London, where the reception was held at Plateau in Canary Wharf, the perfect place to celebrate in style!

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bride and groom outside tube station

bride and groom outside tube station

two photos of bride and groom holding a heart-shaped chalkboard with thank you message

group of female wedding guests arriving at Plateau restaurant

black and white photo of wedding guests outside Plateau restaurant

Plateau is an elegant restaurant in Canary Wharf and a great setting for a modern wedding, with beautiful views of the cityscape.

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detail of table decorations at Plateau wedding

wedding table set up at Plateau wedding

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two photos of a female wedding guest in blue during drinks reception at Plateau wedding

female wedding guests chatting with other guests during champagne reception

two photos during drinks reception at Plateau wedding

bride and groom making an entrance at Plateau restaurant with a glass of champagne in their hands

groom and family during drinks reception at Plateau

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wedding guests having fun at Plateau

group of female wedding guest laughing at Plateau wedding

black and white photo of a male wedding guest looking at the camera at Plateau wedding

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bride posing with two friends at Plateau wedding

 

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bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding and bride laughing

bride laughing at speech of her father at Plateau wedding

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding and bride looking at him

bride's father giving his speech at Plateau wedding

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groom giving his speech at Plateau and his mum laughing

groom giving his speech at Plateau

bride's family clapping after speech

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

bride and groom at top table laughing at groom's friends performance during speeches

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wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests laughing during speeches at Plateau wedding

wedding guests making a toast

bride and groom during their first dance in front of wedding guests at Plateau

bride and groom during their first dance in front of wedding guests at Plateau

groom holding bride in his arms during first dance at Plateau wedding

two wedding guests posing for the camera on the dancefloor at Plateau wedding

wedding guest in the dancefloor at Plateau wedding

bride dancing with guests at Plateau wedding

Primary photographer: Helena Amor

Second photographer: Kenny Wong

 

 

 

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Fennes Wedding

The last week of April I was documenting Claire and Richard´s wedding at the beautiful Fennes Manor House in Bocking, Essex.

Both ceremony and reception were held there, and I love when that happens, as I find these weddings more stress-free both for photographers and guests; everyone can relax and enjoy the whole day since the moment they arrive.

Fennes was a perfect location with beautiful grounds including a pond and a beautiful small bridge, and also charming rooms inside the house in a Georgian style.

facade and grounds of fennes state wedding venue in Bocking, Essex

bridal dress hung from bed in master room at fennes state wedding venue and detail of orchids

detail of headpiece between two lamps and bridal shoes with reflection at Fennes State wedding in Essex

bridal ring with blue precious stone and diamonds with reflection

bride and bridesmaid helping her with her dress walking down the stairs at fennes state wedding venue right before the wedding ceremony

Claire was looking stunning with her beautiful dress complemented by a headpiece which I loved and a feathered bridal shawl.

beautiful bride with orchid bouquet in a georgian room at fennes state wedding venue

The ceremony was really emotional and both Claire and Richard looked sooo happy!

emotional bride walking up the aisle with father and looking at the groom at fennes

floral detail and bridesmaid holding bride's bouquet during the ceremony and listening carefully to speeches during ceremony

bride laughing during her speech at her wedding ceremony at fennes wedding venue

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bride and groom kissing at the end of wedding ceremony

bride and groom walking down the aisle after ceremony at fennes

Claire had a cascading bridal bouquet made with orchids, isn’t it gorgeous?

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The grounds of the venue were perfect for couple photos

bride and groom leaning on a blooming tree at fennes state with grounds and bridge in the background

bride and groom looking at each other at fennes state bridge

And the bridge was great too, not only for their portraits, but to do some informal group photos. The one below is one of my favorites of the day with Claire and two of her friends (I loved the blue suit and pink ties!)

bride being kissed by two of her best friends at fennes state bridge

And right before the first dance we all went outside to enjoy a brief fireworks show

bride and groom kissing during fireworks show at their wedding

bride and groom holding hands and looking at fireworks show at their wedding in fennes state wedding venue

bride and groom during first dance with guests looking at them in the background

close up of bride and groom during first dance

Claire and Richard, I wish you all the best for the future together!

Getting married at Fennes? Contact me here for your wedding photography

Thanks Pauline Walzak for being my second shooter on the day, your help and good company 🙂

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Fennes Manor Wedding, a sneak peak

The last week of April I was documenting a wedding at this beautiful wedding venue in Bocking, Essex: The Fennes.

This is one of my favorite photos of the day, right before the ceremony, when the bride was coming downstairs helped by her bridesmaid.

bride coming downstairs right before the ceremony being helped by her bridesmaid at fennes state wedding

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Southend-on-Sea wedding at Porters and Roslin Beach Hotel

I can’t believe it has taken me such a long time to blog one of my favorite weddings ever!

Louise and Dan got married in Southend-on-Sea on August last year and I was lucky to be chosen as their photographer. Their wedding was not only full of beautiful details , but also full of emotion, and this is an excellent combination to get good photos!

Their wedding has also been featured in lovemydress recently with many details given by Louise, so I am not going to go over all of them, but there is only one of them that I really want to share here as I think it is a fantastic story. And this is the way Dan and Louise got to know each other… Louise’s words:

In theory Dan and I should not even be together let alone married. Let me explain; to start with I never actually met Dan before our first date. He saw me dancing in our local bar one cold Sunday night in January 2009 and with Dutch Courage decided to put his number in my coat pocket, an act that I now know was totally out of character for Dan. Dan is actually very shy and retiring unlike me. As I was leaving the bar the number actually fell out of my pocket. A passer-by picked it up and handed it to my friend who passed it to me. As we got outside I opened it to reveal his number and a short message asking me to call him.In normal circumstances I would have binned the note and thought nothing else of it. However, I had made a New Year’s resolution to go out with everyone who asked me so the die was cast. I went and met him in the same bar a week later and we’ve never looked back!

Isn’t it amazing?

And back to the wedding day…I started at the Roslin Beach Hotel with Dan, who was already there taking care of all the details in the room while Louise was getting ready. Some guests were at the Hotel with him and a Routemaster bus was waiting for them outside to take them to Porters, the mayoral residence where the wedding ceremony and drinks reception took place.

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groom and father of groom outside routemaster bus about to depart for ceremony

Dan and their guests gathered in the garden at Porters, where a marquee had been set up just in case the weather was not good, but luckily this was not an issue and they relaxed there for a little while before it was the time for the ceremony.

wedding guests arriving at porters civic house in southend-on-sea and marquee in the garden

groom looking at camera and best man out of focus in the background at southend-on-sea wedding

Louise arrived on a vintage car and looked stunning on her Candy Anthony 1950’s inspired dress. The dress was knee lenght, very appropiate for an August wedding and specially great for the photos after at the beach!

bride arriving in vintage car at wedding in porters civic house southend-on-sea

bride and maid of honor chatting and laughing and flowergirls in the background

maid of honor and flowergirls at porters civic house before the ceremony

bride hugging maid of honor before the ceremony at porters civic house

Louise bought her accesories before her dress because she felt in love with this bird cage veil from Victoria Millesime and was also wearing a matching bracelet. Her hair was perfect and the pin curls suit her and her dress really well.

detail of bride wearing a birdcage veil

bridesmaid in pink and pink bouquet detail

bride and groom during wedding ceremony at porters civic house in southend-on-sea

bride and groom laughing and clapping during wedding ceremony

bride and groom exchanging rings during wedding ceremony

bride showing her ring to her maid of honor after wedding ceremony

After the ceremony everyone got back to the garden again where there was some time there with drinks and canapes (and some photos too) before going to the Roslin Hotel. They had an ice cream tricycle with a vintage feel that suited very well the whole theme of their wedding. This tricycle and ice creams also made very good opportunities for photos!

bride and groom with funny faces looking at each other

wedding drinks reception after ceremony in the garden at porters civic house and detail of bride's thights and pink bouquet

bride on ice cream trycicle eating ice cream at drinks reception

detail of two ice creams at a wedding reception

bride and groom posing on a routemaster red london bus with a heart-shaped balloon

wedding guests throwing confetti at bride and groom

wedding guests throwing confetti at bride and groom

big group wedding photo outside porters civic house southend-on-sea

bride and groom drinking chanpagne inside limousine

bride and groom inside limouisine looking at the camera

And before going to the Roslin Hotel, it was time for a few photos at the beach (right in front of the hotel). Louise changed her shoes for a pair of silver wellies and it was  at this time of the day when the red netting underneath her lace dress came to life.

bride and groom sat outside a beach hut on the beach in southend-on-sea

bride wearing wellies and groom running on the beach at southend-on-se with beach huts in the background

bride and groom running on southend-on-sea beach with beach huts in the background

bride wearing silver wellies and groom kissing on the beach with beach huts in the background

colorful wedding cupcakes as centerpieces

vintage birdcages with china full of pearls inside as wedding decoration on top table

bride and groom rings inside shells at southend-on-sea wedding

bride and groom wearing red converse detail of feet on the steps of their wedding reception

black and white photos of bride with headpiece and bride and groom pointing and looking at the camera

bride and groom on top table looking at audience

bride and groom looking at each other and laughing during speeches

bride and groom making a toast with champagne after speeches at roslin beach hotel

wedding cake and sweets

guests having fun during wedding reception at roslin beach hotel

bride and groom first dance at roslin beach hotel wedding

roslin beach hotel in southend-on-sea at night

I usually say that I love central London and urban weddings but…who can resist  a seaside wedding?I absolutely loved this one, having the sea in front of your wedding venue is pretty amazing and I hope to work in Sounthend-on-Sea again in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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