Sometimes, you just get unlucky with the weather and so it was for the wedding of Kelly and Ashley. However, despite the cloud and drizzle nothing could dampen the spirits of this lovely couple. This was a fun wedding to photograph. The couple, their family and friends were all up for a good time, and so it was to be.
The day started off at the Harvard Hotel in Stock, just a mile or two from the wedding venue. The bridal party had spent the night there. I got a few shots of Kelly, the couples daughter and the bridesmaids as they got ready for the big day.
The final preparations took place a Crondon park in the bridal suite. Ashley, his best man and the groomsmen soon arrived for their pictures. As you can see from the photographs, the weather was horrible so we kept the outside shots to a minimum.
The ceremony was full of fun and laughter, as was much of the day. Just how weddings should be. After the wedding ceremony I managed to pursued everyone to go outside for a few formal photographs the couple had requested. Then it was time for a few photographs of the couple alone.
On a day with good weather and the ground not so wet, I would normally take advantage of all the nice backdrops at Crondon Park. This place really is in the middle of some beautiful Essex countryside. However, on this occasion we had to make do with just hard standing as I really didn’t want to ruin Kelly’s wedding dress.
As you can see from the photographs, the speeches were really funny! I always have trouble keeping a straight face when they are that funny. Not good, when you’re supposed be concentrating.
Below are some of my favourite images from this great wedding.
Crondon Park the Wedding Venue
Crondon park is an extremely popular wedding venue. I have photographed many weddings there over the years and always enjoyed the experience. The staff are very friendly, experienced and helpful. If you are looking for a classic barn wedding this place should certainly be considered. The food is also very good, having sampled it on many occasions.