Friern Manor Wedding Venue is extremely popular and rightly so. The staff are very friendly, experienced and organised. This makes for a very enjoyable wedding experience. The gardens are spacious and well maintained with lots of nice areas for wedding photography or video. Last year I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Jade and Matthew at this beautiful Essex Wedding Venue.
As you may recall, the weather last summer was quite exceptional and so it was for Matthew and Jades wedding day. Friern Manor is not too far from my home in Billericay. I arrived in time to get a few shots of Jade and her bridesmaids making last minute preparations for the big day. As you can see from the pictures, the girls were having a great time! Although I tend to concentrate on bridal preparations I always find time to get a few shots of the men too. Matthew appeared to be a bit nervous, but that soon went away.
Matthew and Jade were married in a small civil service, watched and enjoyed by their family and friends. It is customary at Friern Manor to take the couple immediately after the wedding ceremony to the front of the house for some shots of them alone. They also get a chance to have a nice glass of champagne or light refreshment.
After some drinks and canapés I set about doing the formal group photography before taking the couple for a walk around the lovely gardens for some shots of them alone. Then it was time for the wedding breakfast, during which I was treated to a superb meal. The food is always fantastic at Friern Manor.
After the wedding breakfast it was time for the speeches, all of which were excellent. Then as the light went down it was time for a few more shots in and around this lovely setting, including a few utilising the setting sun.
Friern Manor Wedding Photos
I have chosen quite a few pictures from this wedding to feature in in this blog post. Please feel free to comment below on any you like, or for that matter do not like. If you would like to see more of my wedding photography please visit my Portfolio Page.