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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With the last stages completed it was time to fit into the dress.  She can finally see how everything has come together after 4 hours preparing.Ettington Park Hotel Weddingwedding ceremonyEttington Park Hotel WeddingEttington Park Hotel Wedding First kissEttington Park Hotel Wedding Ettington Park Hotel Wedding Ettington Park Hotel Wedding Ettington Park Hotel Wedding Ettington Park Hotel Wedding Ettington Park Hotel Wedding Ettington Park Hotel Wedding Ettington Park Hotel Wedding

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Great Parndon Wedding Photography

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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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Manor of Groves Wedding Photography

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Wedding Photographer James McConnachie

The Manor of Groves

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

Manor of Groves Wedding Photography | The Manor of Groves is an incredibly pretty wedding venue & hotel located  in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.  I have been looking forward to capturing some amazing wedding photography for Phil & Martha at their chosen venue.  After 15hours of hard work I have managed to put into this post the highlights of the day and night.  Martha and Phil could not have picked a better day and wedding venue for their special day and myself and my team met with the bride and groom in their preparation rooms at the beginning of the day.

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After finding their rooms we split into two teams.  Myself and the videographer with Martha and Stuart and Jack stayed with the Grooms party.  Already hard at work was the makeup team lead by Leslie Monica of Style Le Monde and she did an amazing job.  She even went above and beyond to make sure Martha looked good at all times even coming with us later on for the couples portrait session.  I would highly recommend her services, well done Leslie!

 

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So while this was going on things were warming up with the groomsmen as they had all started to arrive and get dressed as men do in and organised fashion…sort of.  They did spend a good while watching youtube and learning about the art of putting on the cravat.  Too be honest its actually like this at every wedding I have seen 🙂

 

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Meanwhile back with Martha the dress was finally on!

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So both the Bride and the Groom are now ready and the tradition with this type of wedding (Coptic Orothodox) is they come together before the ceremony begins and they stay together for the rest of the day.  However first we want to capture his first look at the bride…..

 

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No words….

There was still a lot of time before we travelled to Stevenage’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and I also found out later that day it is going to rain and stay wet for the rest of the day.  Immediate family had now started to arrive and so we started the formal portraits early.

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On the next page you can see the wedding ceremony and the crazy high-energy party that happened next…

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