The Punch Bowl at High Easter near Chelmsford in Essex is a fantastic venue for a wedding reception, especially if you plan to get married at High Easter Church, as it is directly adjacent to the Church grounds. This was the perfect location for Gemma and Nigel who’s wedding I photographed last Saturday. The day began at Down Hall Hotel where Gemma prepared for her big day along with bridesmaid Sarah. As can be seen from the photographs Gemma is a beautiful girl with a truly vivacious character who looked simply stunning in her wedding dress, and it came as no surprise that one of the photographs she especially wanted was one of her on her horse. I photograph lots of weddings and for my sins, lots of equestrian events, but this was the first time I had put the two together. Gemma’s horse, June, behaved impeccably throughout the ordeal of having lots of cameras and excited guests clambering to get a picture of the two; such a star!
Gemma and Nigel were kind enough to offer me a seat at one of their tables for the wedding breakfast which turned out to be such a privilege for me as the food was simply exquisite, equally matched by the exceptional service offered by David and his team at The Punch Bowl. Getting back to the photography, the gardens and church grounds offer great opportunities for wedding photography, large enough for big group shots and with picturesque intimate areas for those special photographs of the bride and groom. Below are some of my favourites from this lovely wedding: