A Fennes spring wedding is always great fun given that it is one of my favourite venues in Essex having shot here quite a few times in the past. Fennes has loads to recommend it and the house and gardens were looking in great shape for Amber and Mark’s big day. We were very lucky that we were blessed with some great weather. Being a spring wedding meant the flowers were begining to bud and bloom which made for some sunny photos with lots of blue sky (although wellies were de rigeur given the soft ground and high heels!)
It was clear that Amber and Mark had given a lot of thought on how to make the day special to them and there were some great little touches from the personalised hangers with names / roles made out of scrolled wire through to FoB’s bespoke cufflinks and personalised goody bags for the bridal party.
One of the great things about photographing a wedding at Fennes for me is how well organised things are both in term of the running of the day and the layout of the venue. The house has a number of rooms which are decorated in different styles which gives me plenty of options for shots. While Amber was getting ready I was able to take advantage of this and get some detail shots of the dresses and shoes around the house well before the groom or any of the guests turned up. I must also give a big shout out to Amber’s hair and make up artist who did a fantastic job and was really helpful to work alongside of during the day.
The marquee for the ceremony has lots of natural light and the ceremony went off without a hitch. Once declared husband and wife we were all able to go outside and make use of the beautiful grounds for some photos. This included a big group shot where you can see everyone was up for a bit of fun and a giggle. Amber was keen to have some photos on the bridge which is always an iconic shot for any wedding at Fennes and I managed to get this part of the day done and dusted in plenty of time for the newly weds to mingle with their guests before the meal.
After the meal the party got started got started in earnest and it was a great way to finish of a great day. It was wonderful to be a small part of this amazing day and capture all the love fun and happiness that there was in abundance. Thanks for having me along!