In July I spent a beautiful sunny day photographing Katie and Sean's gorgeous wedding at All Saints' Church in Springfield and their reception at Vaulty Manor in Maldon, Essex. Katie and her bridesmaids got ready at her parents' beautiful home, where Sian did makeup and Christie did hair - it was lovely and calm, and super organised to ensure Katie, her six bridesmaids and her mum were all looking stunning perfectly on time! Phil from Philip Smith Visuals was there to record the day on video, too, and it was great to work with him - do check out his fantastic video of the day. It was lovely to see a couple of familiar faces too - I photographed Katie's bridesmaid Steph and Sean's groomsman Lewis' wedding last year! Sean had provided a really thoughtful gift for the morning, and asked all the bridesmaids to let him know a song that made them think of Katie - he put all the songs together on a CD for them to play as they were getting ready in the morning, and so they can have a lovely memento of the day for the future. Such a wonderful idea!
Katie's gorgeous dress was from The Wedding Shop - I loved the beautiful details, and it suited Katie perfectly! Her veil was incredible too!
The flowers were stunning too, from Finishing Touches by Faith, and worked perfectly with the soft pinks of the bridesmaid's dresses. The church was only a walk away which gave me time to pop over to see Sean for a few photos while he and his groomsmen made a few final preparations. I then popped back to for a few photos with Katie, her bridesmaids and family for some photos in her parents' beautiful garden, before we all walked to church together for the ceremony.
The service was really lovely, lead by Reverend Susan Iskander and with wonderful singing from the choir. It was a very thoughtful and meaningful. We then headed to the lovely Vaulty Manor for a reception in the sun - Katie and Sean travelling in style!
The speeches were lovely and very personal, and there was a lovely touch of limoncello for everyone, a family tradition! The bridesmaids had a fabulous surprise too - they wrote and performed a rap especially for Katie and Sean - it was amazing!
Everyone then relaxed for the evening - the whole day had such incredible weather and it was lovely for people to enjoy the warm evening in Vaulty Manor's beautiful grounds. Phil and I managed to sneak Katie and Sean away for a few portraits too before they cut their cake and had their first dance.
Katie and Sean provided flip flops and GLOW STICKS in the evening - what a brilliant idea! I love a glow stick... It was such a fantastic day, filled with fun and love and I'm so happy to have been asked to capture it for them. Congratulations Katie and Sean! To see more photos from the day please visit the gallery here: www.jayneheather.com/katiesean
It was really lovely to work with everyone on such a fantastic day! Thank you so much to everyone, and to Katie and Sean for asking me to photograph their day.
Makeup - Makeup by Sian - makeupbysian.co.uk/
Hair - Hair by Christie - www.facebook.com/christie.hairdesign?fref=ts
Dress - The Wedding Shop - theweddingshop.uk/
Ceremony venue - All Saints' Church, Springfield - www.allsaintsspringfield.org.uk
Reception venue - Vaulty Manor - www.vaultymanor.co.uk
DJ - Floor Filler Events - https://floorfillerevents.com/
Video - Philip Smith Visuals - http://www.philipsmithvisuals.com/site/ - www.philipsmithvisuals.com/site/vaulty_manor_wedding_film_katiesean/