Little Channels Weddings
Back in March of this year I photographed the wedding of Nicola and Russell at Little Channels Wedding Venue, Essex. Little Channels was original a mid-19th Century working farm complex. It has been superbly restored to create the perfect intimate wedding venue. Obviously being part of a golf course there are also lots of nice scenic spots and space for wedding photography.
This was my first time at this venue although I must confess to playing golf there on several occasions and it’s not a bad nine-hole golf course. Anyway, I digress, my day started off in Broomfield just up the road from the wedding venue at Nicola’s parents home where she prepared for her big day. This was a lot of fun with Nicola and Russell’s baby son and daughter looking on in amazement, as mum, nan and auntie got ready. After that I travelled the short distance to Little Channels where I met Russell and his best man for a few shots with them before Nicola and the wedding guests arrived.
Nicely on time Nicola and her Dad arrived in the shiny chauffeur driven Bentley wedding car. Nicola and Russell were then married in a short but sweet civil ceremony in front of their family and friends in the Courtyard Suite. After a short break for drinks and canapés I set about photographing all the formal photographs for the couple. We then took a short stroll to get some photographs of the couple on their own in an around the small garden area adjacent to the Courtyard Suite and a few more on the edge of the golf course. Before long it was time for the wedding breakfast where everyone enjoyed a superb meal.
During the wedding breakfast I had a meal in the nice café normally used by the golfers on the other side of the courtyard. Then after the wedding breakfast it was time for a bit of fun with the speeches, always fun to photograph. The day seem to pass very quickly and before long it was time for the cake cutting and first dance.
This was a lovely wedding at a very nice and intimate wedding venue and I really look forward to going back there again. As can be seen from the photos Nicola and Russell are very much in love and I wish them all the very best for the future.