Vintage Wedding

20th October 2012 was the Wedding of Emily & Wesley Redman at Felsted Church followed by a reception at Channels Golf Club Chelmsford.

It was such a pleasure to photograph this wedding, it was booked 13 months in advance, and we saw Emily & her lovely mum at lots of wedding fayres in the run up “We love wedding fayres” says Emily & her mum.

Not only that but Emily was the younger sister of Sarah-Jane who was a bride I had previous shot a few years prior.  As soon as I saw Emily at a wedding fayre she said there was no doubt she wanted us as her photographers.

(I met her sister Sarah-Jane at a wedding fayre just a few months before her wedding, and she said she had her photographer booked, however we hit it off and chatted they took our number and said goodbye.  Just weeks before the wedding Sarah-Jane’s mum Janice called us to say they couldn’t get hold of their photographer, her shop had closed, she wasn’t answering her phone or replying to messages.  Panic was in so Sarah- Jane & Ian came to met us and booked, we got them all up to date and sorted ready to cover her wedding.)

So when it came to Emily’s decision on photographers she wanted a reliable photographer and she loved her sisters photos.

Emily was very lucky with the weather no rain, just a dry Autumn day.  Colours on the trees were something else.

We started at Emily’s Parents house and were met with very welcoming parents & such an organised house.  All ran smoothly even though there was veil issues.

This was the first time we had worked at Felsted Church there are lovely old building surrounding it, it was well fitted with Emily & Wesley’s vintage theme.  I would say their vintage theme was old English with lovely floral patterns on their order of services, and their cake was an Octagon shape in 3 tiers with patch work icing very different and lovely indeed, we didn’t even think it was real at first.

We took some lovely photos at the church of the couple with an old brick wall and tree lined pathway, before we set off to Channels golf Club.  On arrival to Channels our breathe was taken away with a tree by the lake that was red, orange and yellow it looked as if it was on fire! In 10 years of photographing at Channels I had never seen this tree in this bloom.

We just had to use this tree as a backdrop using the bride & groom and the tree to reflect into the lake.

Lots of Autumn backdrops were used, followed by some Ariel shoots on the patio of the club house, before we went into the barn to see the lovely vintage set up.

This family was one of the nicest families i’ve ever worked with and was so nice that I had a relationship with the brides family before the wedding.

We managed to meet up with the couple & their parents the next morning as they were checking out, as we had a wedding fayre at channels the next morning and they came to say thank you.xx

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