A bride sits on a swing hanging from a willow tree and her groom is behind her. She's looking up at him and holding her flowers. They are in the grounds of Anne of Cleves Barn Great Lodge wedding venue near Braintree.

Kirsty & Kristos

Near Braintree

The wedding day was beautiful, even when it rained. They got married at St Barnabas Church in Great Tey near Braintree, such a lovely and light building.

Then headed off to the Great Lodge in Great Bardfield, a venue with so much history. The reception was held in the Anne of Cleves barn!
And they make wine and have alpacas as you can see in the pictures below.

Before the wedding I had a bit of extra time to get to know Kirsty and Christos because we met up on the South Bank for a few engagement pictures.

Strangers can be so friendly when you are taking pictures of a beautiful couple in a busy place!

Woman in floral dressing gown ruffles her hair.
Black and white photographs of bride's squad getting ready for wedding.
Candid pictures in an airbnb in Bocking. The bridal party are getting ready.
Bridesmaid putting on the bride's shoes in a bedroom.
Wedding guests arriving at a church in Great Tey near Colchester. A woman helps the groom with his button hole
Groom in the St Barnabas church vestibule.
Woman in an off the shoulder dress and hair blowing in the wind.
A beige 1968 Volkswagen Beetle and a 1967 white campervan taking the bride and bridesmaids to a wedding in Great Tey.
Bride checking her lipstick in the wing mirror of a beige 1968 Volkswagen Beetle.
Bride standing at the entrance to St Barnabas Church in Great Tey. She is taking a nervous breath before getting married.
Scenes from inside St Barnabas church in Great Tey during a wedding.
Woman looking at man whilst taking wedding vows in St Barnabas Church in Great Tey.
Moments from a wedding ceremony in Great Tey.
Man and woman walk down the aisle of St Barnabas Church.
Bride hugging guests as they exit the church in Great Tey.
Just married couple covered in confetti their friends and family are throwing.
Just married couple covered in confetti their friends and family are throwing. Black and white photograph of Bride and groom followed by the bridesmaids outside the St Barnabas church in Great Tey. Young girl holding yellow flowers in a church graveyard. Guests outside St Barnabas church in Great Tey. There is a beige 1968 Volkswagen Beetle wedding car.. Driver of the wedding car pouring prosecco. Bride and groom inside the car after the wedding with glasses of fizz. Wedding guests having a quick drink at a pub next to the church The wedding party heading up the steps to shelter because it has started raining. A bride sits on a swing hanging from a willow tree and her groom is behind her. She's looking up at him and holding her flowers. They are in the grounds of Anne of Cleves Barn Great Lodge wedding venue near Braintree.A bride sits on a swing hanging from a willow tree and her groom is behind her. She's looking up at him and holding her flowers. They are in the grounds of Anne of Cleves Barn Great Lodge wedding venue near Braintree. In front of a willow tree a man is standing in front of the woman he just married. She puts her arms around him. She has a white dress, veil and blonde hair. He is wearing a navy suit with a pale pinkish tie. Bride and groom about to kiss under an umbrella. Bride using her arms to respond to the rain on her wedding day. Bride outside holding a champagne coupe. Bride and groom entering the barn Speeches in a grade 1 barn in Essex. People are raising glasses. Wedding breakfast at The Great Lodge near Braintree
Black and white photograph of the best man's speech. Candid moments from the wedding breakfast in a grade 1 brick and tile barn in North West Essex. Inside the Anne of Cleves barn for the wedding breakfast, people chatting at tables. Bride pointing to her friend's engagement ring. Bride and groom about to kiss in the Bardfield vineyard at the Great Lodge wedding venue. Bride and groom posing in the Bardfield vineyard at the Great Lodge venue. Bride and groom walking along together outside. Bride, groom and other guests are feeding the alpaca at the Great Lodge in Great Bardfield. The bride is in a field at the Great Lodge Great Bardfield Bride is laughing with her friend. Her friend has put on a man's dark blue jacket to keep warm. Groom is outside and kisses his mum on the forehead. Bride and groom having their first dance in a barn venue near Braintree. Their friends and family watch. Natural moments from the evening reception. Black and white reportage style photographs of people dancing and kissing.A saxophonist is playing along to music, people are on the dance floor that has a floating white ceiling. They are in the Anne of Cleves Barn at the Great Lodge venue near Braintree. Bride dancing with husband and friend in the Anne of Cleves Barn. There are multi-coloured lights. Pictures of people dancing at the Great Lodge wedding venue. Man kisses new wife at evening reception. Black and white evening photographs of a wedding. Bride and friend are at the outdoors bar. The dance floor lit with purple lights, the bride and groom are hugging friends. Anne of Cleves barn at night. People wearing crowns for photobooth. Bride getting some popcorn. Bridesmaid walking up steps with a man at night.

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