At the end of March I had a wonderful day photographing Steph and James' beautiful wedding at Maidens Barn in Pleshey, Essex. I knew it would be a fantastic day as not only are they a great couple to spend time with, they were planning lots great details, from collecting hundreds of jars for the candles to including little nods to their joint love of Marvel comics, and I do love the details!
I joined Steph and her bridesmaids and family at her childhood home in Broomfield, where they were all very relaxed getting ready for the day.
I thought I'd try something a bit different photographing the rings so I went to Dark Side Comics to see if they had anything Marvel-related I could use in the shots. Holly was really helpful and I decided to go with a couple of comics, so I took these as a bit of fun:
The flowers were supplied by Springfield Florist and had a lovely natural look - they fitted the relaxed feel of the wedding perfectly.
The ceremony and reception were held at Maidens Barn in Pleshey, Essex, which is a beautifully designed barn venue with plenty of garden space for children to run around freely and fitted Steph and James' garden party feel perfectly.
The fantastic Super Rollers entertained throughout the reception, with a laid-back acoustic session during the drinks and canapés as well as a full band performance in the evening.
The couple went for long tables at their meal which was lovely, the candles looked beautiful and the potted plants as centrepieces really enhanced the fresh, spring feel. Each guest received a personalised mason drinking jar as a wedding favour which was a lovely touch they could use at the time and keep as a memento! The children had a great time too, with Artful Splodgers providing a huge selection of games, crafts and fun activities in the Oak Barn while the adults listened to the hilarious speeches.
They cut a delicious-looking cake of cheese, before the Super Rollers came back for excellent music and some fantastic dancing from all the guests! Congratulations Steph and James, and thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your amazing day!
To see more photos from the day have a look at the gallery here: www.jayneheather.com/stephjames
A huge thank you to everyone I had the pleasure of working with on such a relaxed, fun day, particularly the team at Maidens Barn who made me very welcome and provided fantastic service at a wonderful location.
Hair - Dawn Welch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Makeup - Sarah Seeto - http://sarahseeto.com
Flowers - Springfield Florist - www.springfieldflorist.co.uk
Ceremony and reception venue - Maidens Barn - www.weddingbarnessex.co.uk
Band - The Super Rollers www.bandsforhire.net/function-bands/item/18-thesuper-rollers
Children's entertainment - Artful Splodgers - www.artfullsplodgers.com