Parklands Quendon Hall Wedding Essex

Parklands Quendon Hall Wedding Essex

Joel & Leanne | Yule Wedding 2020

Parklands Quendon Hall Wedding Essex

Professional wedding photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and the UK

Congrats to the happy couple and good luck for the New Year! | Parklands Quendon Hall

Hello and welcome to another wedding post. The first of 2020. I love starting the year off with a winter wedding.

I was asked to look after Joel & Leannes wedding day at two locations for their post New Years Day ceremony and celebration. They really wanted to start the new year and the new decade together with close friends and family to finish the holidays on a high.

Their wedding ceremony was held at St Marys Church in Churchgate Street, Old Harlow. Joels father being a vicar from another parish had arranged to marry his own son here with the Churchs permission. A rare extra gift for any son, to have his own family very much part of the core of the wedding day.

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Saint Marys Church Old Harlow
Saint Marys Church Old Harlow

Afterwards the wedding party went to the prestigious Parklands Quendon Hall for their chosen wedding venue. Once we were all assembled we went round and captured where possible (bit of a rainy day) all the best area’sfor their wedding portraits.

Below are some highlights of Parklands, enjoy.

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Wedding Photography 2019

Wedding Photography 2019

Highlights of our Weddings, Bridal Prep, Ceremonies and Portraits

Photography by James MCConnachie, Professional Wedding Photographer in the United Kingdom

Wedding Photography 2019
One of favourite couple portraits of 2018 last year!

The wedding photography 2019 decade is coming to an end. I am sure in the last 10 years everyones lives have changed in some way for the better I hope.

For most of this year I have been very very busy and not been able to post very often. But it feels like this decade needs some closure and as much as I would love to show off the last 10 years worth of work it would be too extensive for a single page post.

Instead I have decided to just show off this years wedding photography by picking just 5 random couples and showing some quick highlights.

Lets start with;

Bridal Prep!

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As you can see above every now and then unexpected guests turn up to investigate!

Next I thought I would show you the wedding dresse first reveal. Everyones wedding is different and sometimes its important for the Brides to only reveal their dress until the last moment possible.

Wedding Dresses

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Now we are moving on into the wedding ceremonies at various venues. A mixture of church and hotel registry moments.

Wedding Ceremony

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Our favourite classic formal photo of the bride and groom.

The wedding ceremony and moments are the most important to capture and cornerstone to the whole wedding day. But our favourite part of the day are the wedding portraits.

We love to take a moment and try different styles of photography to draw out something interesting and add something special to any clients wedding collection. Take a look below at a few of this years portraits.

Wedding Portraiture

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Hanbury Manor Hotel
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At any wedding you always have groupshots so below are a few that caught our eye.

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Wedding Photography 2019
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To now finish up this post and this years wedding photography we have some of our fun party images from the wedding receptions. We like to play with our photography and get more creative here, take a look!

Wedding Reception

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This concludes our wedding photography highlights, lets see what 2020 brings! Our first wedding is already booked for New Years Day!

Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

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Ettington Park

Ettington Park Hotel Wedding

Ettington Park

Jolene & Joseph

Professional wedding photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and the UK

Hello everyone and welcome to another wedding post of our work.  The four star Ettington Park Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon is a very sought after wedding venue.   Ettington will appeal to anyone planning their perfect vintage wedding in the UK.   Jolene & Joseph from Santa Barbara, California fell in love with this wedding venue after a long long search.

The building has towering turrets, colourful brickwork and classic arched windows.  The grandeur of this Neo-Gothic mansion has unforgettable architecture that will really enhance your wedding day experience.

The happy couple spent a long time in planning their special day.   They really wanted a castle ceremony but with the luxury of a hotel.

The wedding ceremony was planned to take place in the ruined church on the hotel grounds, so after capturing some images of the architecture I joined the Bride and Groom who were getting prepared in their rooms.

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The Groomsmen did not take long to get ready.  I left Stuart my second photographer with them and met with Team Bride!

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Berry Head Hotel Wedding | Devon

 

Devon Weddings

Berry Head Hotel Wedding Photography

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES MCCONNACHIE

Brixham Coastal Wedding Photography

Professional wedding photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

Berry Head Hotel Wedding | Devon | Vic & Dan had a perfect wedding day in Brixham in the coastal hotel over seeing the cliffs and sea. Congrats to you both!

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The day started at aunt cathys place in Brixham where the girls and family could relax and get prepped and ready.

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Mother of the Bride doing up the back of the dress.

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Next stop is the Berryhead Hotel for the wedding ceremony and the portrait session on the cliffside!

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Wedding Portraits at the Berry Head Hotel, Brixham.

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Moot House Harlow Wedding Photography

Moot House Harlow Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

Moot House Harlow Wedding Photography

Professional wedding photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

Wedding Photographer Harlow
Moot House Harlow Wedding Photography

Just a short post this week covering the highlights of John & Stella’s wedding day.  They started at the Moot House in Harlow for a quick registry ceremony as they had something far more important afterwards..the parties!

They soon went on to their private house for an afternoon drink and chat until they were ready for the evening.  In the evening the main reception was being held at Flames restaurant in N12.

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Here she comes! Grooms first look!

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Confetti

Before we went on to the afternoon reception we stopped at the Moorhen in Harlow for a quick portrait session.

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Moorhen Harlow Wedding Portraits

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Moorhen Harlow Wedding Portraits

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Moorhen Harlow Wedding Portraits

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Flames Restaurant

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Congrats to Stella & John!

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Waltham Abbey Registry Office Wedding

Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

Waltham Abbey Registry Office Wedding

Professional wedding photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

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Waltham Abbey

Hello and welcome.  This is just a quick post to you the highlights from the wedding of Katy & Barny at the Waltham Abbey registry office.

The office is located at Highbridge St, Waltham Abbey EN9 1DE opposite the church.  Katy & Barny arrived together with  a small party and so the informal wedding ceremony began.  They had a great time and she could not stop smiling 🙂

Congratulations Katy & Barny

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Waltham Abbey Town Hall wedding ceremony
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After the ceremony we created some private portraits and then moved outside to the church and park.  The weather lately had been pretty bad but not today!

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After our walk through we stopped at the little wooden bridge  for some last portraits.  Although it was a small wedding they still had a great experience with me.  They have come away with some fun memories!

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Congrats to Katy & Barny 2018!

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But wait! there is a little bit more!  Just for fun we did a couple more images on the way back on a different route before departing.

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Great Parndon Wedding Photography

Great Parndon Photographer

 Great Parndon Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

St Marys Little Parndon Harlow

Professional wedding photography, natural light photography in Essex, Hertfordshire and London.

I would like to say congratulations to Emma & Scott that married at St Marys church in Little Parndon, Harlow.

When I first met them and discussed their day with them I could tell how excited they were.  Emma and Scott are a charming couple and had a lot of idea’s being juggled for their one special day.  I was honoured to be chosen to capture it all for them.

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Not everyone likes to have pre-bridal photography and I always keep this as an option.  After a lot of planning as to see if it is possible we decided to go ahead and capture that little bit extra of the day.

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Next stop is the church itself as I left Gemma for her final prep moments and joined Scott and the guys as the guests arrive.

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Emma & Scott are big photography fans, they both love the camera and they did not disappoint!  We did our first portrait session in the hire car from Crown Cars on arrival at the Harlow FC.

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After some food the Bride & Groom wanted to do another portrait session and after some “persuading” to the football club they allowed us onto the pitch.  They almost said NO! and I was prepared to drive them quickly to my backup spot but it all turned out ok in the end.  I thought that this was good for Scott too as he is a big football fan.

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And sometimes squish it on their faces too…why not 😉

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Beyonce – single ladies!  – Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it!

Can you guess the grease song above and below?

Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

Scaliger castle

Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

James McConnachie Wedding Photography

Destination wedding photographer James McConnachie.

Creative, vintage wedding photography across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer – Lee & Laura got married!  After a short engagement, a new house and a dog they have now tied the knot at Lake Garda, Italy in Malcesine Castle.  Malcesine is located on the narrow strip of Lake Garda on its eastern side.  Scaliger castle itself was once a commune but the town and castle is one of the most attractive tourist spots.  Besides the beauty of the area and surrounding mountains the town itself has a photographic spot on every corner.

If you’re a food and wine lover there are more places to eat than I could count on my walks.  Being slightly in the north of Italy there is a mixture between Italian and Austrian cuisine. On one night I had pizza with a hugo to wash it down and the next night a Bavarian beer with pommes frites and bratwurst.  By the way a hugo is all my friends now drink after this trip out.

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The First Day

On arrival I sought out Lee & Laura who were some where in the labyrinth style streets of the town in the 81F heat.  I found them in a restaurant near one of the many waterfronts by the lake.  As soon as the sun was low I convinced them to have a portrait session with me by a small water area.  This was a bit of an un-official pre-wedding shoot teaser but it also gave me a feel for the light and colours. 

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Malcesine ItalyI have gotten to know Lee and Laura quite well over the years when I first met them.  Lee is a friend of mine and approached me last year to look after his wedding photography. I first photographed Lee at his gym watching him shadow box! Then later on did some professional business portraits as well for his security portfolio.

The Wedding Day

The next day I headed out to the castle and as always the first to arrive and last to leave on any wedding day.  After quite a walk always uphill through the streets I found the entrance and meeting point.  I had a quick look around and checked my photography positions for the brides arrival for later.
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Lee and his children arrived soon after and I finally started official photography of the Groom and Best man.

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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photography

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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

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Lee and the wedding party moved to the upper seating area near the entrance to the ceremony area and I moved myself to where the bride was going to arrive in her tuk-tuk.

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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photography

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The Wedding Ceremony

Laura arrived with her dad surrounded by tourists who also joined me in taking photo’s as she climbed the first level of steps.  I then joined Lee and awaited his first glance at the bride.

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Bride and Groom Photography

Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

After the ceremony I had a very short time to make use of the castle before they opened the doors to the public.  We quickly went through the formal photography and let everyone get cooled down and hydrated.  Lee & Laura with kids in tow then went to various pre-chosen points of the castle with me and my small team of helpers.  This is what we captured…

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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer
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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

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Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

Malcesine Castle Wedding Photographer

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The bridal party followed the newly weds to the reception are next.  It is really really hot so everyone including myself needed a well deserved drink after the portrait sessions.

Once the afternoon reception was over everyone retreated for a 4 hour break and to get ready for the evening.  At sunset everyone arrived at Al Cervo Ristorante for a four course Wedding Breakfast.