Crondon Park Wedding Photographer Essex
It’s been a while since I have written a featured wedding blog post. Since Christmas, I have been working on my new branding and website design, which is now almost complete. I have a backlog of blog posts to write, the first one being about the wedding of Becky and Brad. Below you can find some more information about their day, along with just a handful of my favourite images that I captured.
I visited numerous venues on the day, starting at Becky’s parent’s house for the preparation images. When I arrived it was nice and calm, with the girls well underway with their hair and makeup. I started with the detail images just like I always do, photographing the dress, the shoes, the jewelry, etc.
The ceremony itself took place in All Saints Church in Barling. It’s a gorgeous little church only minutes away from Becky’s parents home address. I arrived and caught up with Brad and the boys and photographed some formal shots of the groomsmen.
Once the ceremony was finished, it was on to the final venue of the day, Crondon Park. It’s a venue I have visited numerous times before, and there are so many opportunities to capture gorgeous photographs.
We were very lucky on the day, with it staying dry and bright pretty much all day. It wasn’t at all too hot, which allowed the guests to enjoy the great grounds available at Crondon Park, and also making the perfect backdrop for Becky and Brad’s photographs.
Becky and Brad were fantastic to work with. I met them a while back at Kerry and James wedding at The Lawn. Becky got in touch with me shortly after that wedding to see if I was available to capture their day. I am so glad that she did. It was an absolute pleasure working with them, two truly kind and fantastic people who have since helped me with filming a wedding testimonial for my website.
I captured so many great images on the day, I am going to struggle to show just a few below of my favourites. I really loved the photos we captured in the cornfields that Becky and Brad requested for. It was quite a task for Becky to get into the field in her wedding dress, but in my opinion, totally worth it! See for yourselves below….
How did you meet?
In school/Sixth form on a toilet break!
How did he propose?
On top of a mountain in Tignes on our first skiing holiday together
What Wedding Venue/s did you choose and why?
All Saints church In Barling because Becky’s parents got married there 32 years ago! –
Where did you buy your dress?
Kay Mason, Westcliff
What about the groom’s suit?
Anthony formal wear, Billericay
Did you have a theme or
colour scheme for your wedding?
Country style, dusty pink and steel blue
What source did you use for wedding inspiration?
Pinterest and Etsy
If you could turn back the clock before planning started, what advice would you give yourself?
Not to worry about the things that are out of your control like timings and the food, it all runs perfectly and the food is always Delicious!
What was your
favourite photograph of the day ?
The wheat/cornfield shot!
What song did you choose for your 1st dance?
Perfect by Boyce Avenue
Was “Gary Derbridge Photography” the right photographer for you?
Yes, always goes above and beyond and makes us awkward people totally relaxed! :)
Venue: all saints church and
Wedding Dress: Kay
Men’s suits: Anthony formal wear
Florist: Delicate Daisy
Cake: Caroline’s creative cakes
Hair: bespoke occasions
Make-up: bespoke occasions
Photo Booth: Gigglebooths
Dj: Neil from Piano Dj
Saxophonist: Piano Dj
Chair covers: finishing touch covers