Steph & James' Spring Wedding at Maidens Barn, Essex

April 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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. 

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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.

It was a great day for car-lovers too - James' friend brought along his rockabilly-style classic car and Steph arrived in style in her Dad's classic MG.

The ceremony was beautiful - filled with emotion and love.

There were lots of treats at the reception, with plenty of sweets and little comic themes in the confetti cones and a special surprise cake organised by Steph for James.

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

Credits:

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 - dawn@essexbridalhairandmakeup.co.uk

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

 

If you are planning your wedding or an event and would like to talk to me about photography please do get in touch using the contact form or email me at jayne@jayneheather.com


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