Michelle & Darren’s Summer Wedding at Ye Olde Plough House, Bulphan

Michelle & Darren got married on THE hottest day last year – I somehow managed to photograph the wedding without stripping naked (… and climbing on top of a car – a.k.a ‘Dave Syndrome’ – for any Black Books fans out there!)

Anyway, the Bride & Groom got married during an afternoon ceremony in the gardens of Ye Olde Plough House in Bulphan, Essex.  We did our couple pictures after everyone had their food as the light was nicer (and it wasn’t quite so hot!)

That moment when… you park your car in the shade, then come back to it a few hours later and it’s in the middle of some sort of British Gas advert!

Alice & Paul’s Big Day at Old Parish Rooms, Rayleigh

Alice & Paul found me through a 50th Anniversary I had shot the previous year – word of mouth and recommendation is definitely the best method of advertising!

We started the morning super chilled – with Alice getting ready at home, before walking to Paul’s parents house round the corner for a glass of bubbles and some photos with the Bridesmaids.  I caught up with Paul at the Half Moon in Rayleigh (my ‘local’ – again!) for a pint before heading across the road to the Old Parish Rooms for the ceremony.
What a beautiful room to get married in!  The huge windows flooding the room with lovely natural light – which just makes it easy to photograph at any angle!
After the ceremony we headed round the corner for a few group shots (at a place not in the church grounds – I had spoken to the vicar at Holy Trinity a few weeks beforehand to just double check we were OK to use this space).  I’ve included the big shot of everyone to show how many we can fit in there!
Once the room had been prepared for the meal, we were allowed back – great opportunity for more pictures!
I then went home!  I live about 10 minutes away so headed home to load up my pictures and grab a bite to eat before heading back in the evening to capture first dance!


Jackie & Tim – A Chilled Out Summer Party Wedding

Jackie & Tim’s wedding was super chill!
Full of friends, laughter and good vibes – these guys know how to throw a good wedding and I’m so glad I got to photograph it!

I’d not been to Florence House in Seaford, Sussex before – but as you’ve probably gathered, I do like to Google stuff and discovered this place, whilst also being a wedding venue, was also a Yoga Retreat – yay!
To add to that, one of their local caterers was doing the food for the wedding – and wow!  If all food was like that then I would be soooo fat… then I’d need to do more yoga!  I see what they did there ;)

Venue: Florence House, Seaford – www.florencehouse.co.uk
Food: The Secret Restaurant – www.thesecretrestaurant.co.uk
Sounds: Mel Hayes Music – www.melhayesmusic.co.uk