The Lawn, one of my favourite venues in Essex. There is a warmth and friendliness about this venue I love, along with the style and layout of this Georgian mansion means there are opportunities in abundance for me to get some beautiful photos too.
So when I was contacted by Fleur's Mum last year after meeting at a wedding fair, I was pleased to say their date was free.
So on the 18th May, Brian and I took the drive to Rochford on a beautiful sunny day to cover their wedding. Meeting Fleur in the Bridal room, I couldn't help notice how relaxed and calm she was and then went in to meet the bridesmaids in another room and realised all the hyper-energy was happening in there! But what an amazing job all the girls did for their Bride. And as Fleur slipped in to her beautiful delicate lace Justin Alexander tea length dress, her nerves never really showed through and her wonderful smile never left her face all day.
Meanwhile…Dan was a little more nervous, but as Fleur walked down the isle to meet her new husband, you could physically see a wave of calm wash over him. Standing by Dan's side was his Best Man, Lewis (his son) and at 14 he was equally as nervous as his Dad. Lewis, the youngest Best Man I have had the pleasure to photograph, did an amazing job! Being a Mum myself, my heart went out to him and as he gave his speech, it brought a lump to my throat, I was proud for him that he delivered it so well.
A truly wonderful day unfolded but I had to keep myself in check, I could have had the Bride and Groom out in the grounds for hours photographing them! So I would like to share with you just a little of their wonderful day.
Congratulations Fleur and Dan!