Essex Wedding Photography
Finally, I’ve put myself together I decided to make a long overdue blog post from one of my favourite days this year. The awesome Essex wedding of Han and Jon in West Mersea!
As an Essex wedding photographer, I couldn’t have wished for much more. The weather was just perfect on the day! Well, to be honest, this wedding season was completely opposite to the previous one. Last year I must have shot around 8 weddings in a row in the rain. This year I don’t think there was even one. All the weddings are sunny and sometimes a little bit too hot. Although this one was great and just the right temperature!
A little bit about the wedding couple. The bride and groom were simply two kids in love, which was clearly visible throughout the day. The connection and the atmosphere they created was truly magical and really shines in their photos.
The locations were stunning as well. West Mersea is a cute little town in Essex, actually a little island surrounded by water and quite a few boat and yacht clubs. We started in a local cottage, where Hannah was getting ready together with her bridesmaids. All happening in a small bedroom upstairs. Small but with such an awesome view over the town, water and Essex countryside. So the usual merry hustle and bustle, everyone looking gorgeous and off we were to the local church for the ceremony.
Marquee Wedding Essex
Jon, as well as all the guests, were already there at Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, waiting for the bride and her party to arrive. The wedding ceremony was simply beautiful. It was run by the local vicar, a friend of the couple and both families. When I saw him wearing Dr Martens boots and multiple piercings, I knew it’s going to be a special one!
My favourite moment during the wedding ceremony must have been the few minutes of meditation, in which all the guests participated. I think there was a great message there: just to breathe and focus on the present, on this beautiful moment for which we could only be thankful. This is so often forgotten when the wedding day is so intense and fast-paced. And very often by the time you know it, it is all over! It is therefore even more valuable to slow down and simply enjoy each others company.
The wedding reception took place in a beautiful marquee at the back of Jon’s folk’s house. A big part of the wedding guests and family were Danish so there were a lot of mixed wedding traditions happening throughout the day. Eating Danish buns with English tea after the ceremony for example. Or cutting of the cake, which was very original and made in a traditional Danish way.
Documentary Wedding Photographer Essex
There ware also a lot of singing during and after the meal, in which everyone joyfully participated.
I finished after catching a few crazy moves on the dancefloor and some interesting garden games.
Thank you so so much, Han and JB for making me feel so welcome and letting me document your beautiful wedding day. I enjoyed it so much!
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