Claudine and Ian made their way back down the aisle to the Ski Sunday theme and all the congregation appropriately joined in! I did a little bit too but it’s quite tricky to take pictures while bobbing up and down!

The day started off in Southend with Claudine getting ready in her family home then off to Chelmsford at St Mary’s Church, right next to where V Festival is held at Hylands Park every year! I mention this because there is a festival theme to this day. I have many lanyards from the festivals I have shot over the years and this time I had my first wedding line up lanyard! The reception was over in Roxwell at Newland Hall but there was a little diversion on the way there to the church.  I had to act pretty swiftly and hot foot it to my car after the church pictures so I could beat the bride and groom to the surprise that awaited them…Claudine’s Mum had arranged for a horse drawn carriage as a treat!

Later on in the day Ian and Claudine treated their guests to a specially choreographed first dance to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ AKA… What a Life.  This really kicked the evening proceedings off…lots of dancing and glow sticks followed!


At home with Gran before wedding a small wedding cake for Gran Bride's rabbit rabbit wedding cake Groom at the church St Mary Widford wedding up the aisle church wedding in Chelmsford with this ring bride laughing st mary widford just married bride and groom leaving church guests taking photos confetti surprise horse at wedding groom looking at camera horse and carriage horse and carriage in roxwell horse and carriage arriving at Newland Hall guests outside Newland Hall Festival wedding-22 children climbing fence bride and groom portrait proud groom Newland Hall Festival wedding-26 guests maid of honour taking photos children taking pictures of wedding cake festival reception details speeches wedding festival theme details best friends at wedding crying bridesmaid wiping tears Newland Hall first dance dancing couple reception dancing guests on the dancefloor eating cake glow in the dark last kiss