Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford – Amy and Ryan

Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford
Thank you for checking out my latest post, 'Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford'. It features the wedding of Amy and Ryan. They had a twilight wedding at Newland Hall in Chelmsford. It's one of the many venues that I am lucky enough to be the recommended supplier at.

The twilight weddings are becoming a really popular option in the last few years, with the ceremony taking place around 5pm in the evening. The day then flows straight into a casual evening reception, often with a meal such as a BBQ.

Below you can find out a little bit more about their day and view some of the images I captured on the day. I hope that you enjoy the post, and if you have any questions please do get in touch!

Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

How did you meet?

Our best friends Jack & Laura set us up, they had both been saying to us for a while that we should meet up,  then Jack gave Ryan my number. We texted for a few days before Ryan asked me out for a drink, I said 'yes' and the rest is history.
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

How did the he propose?

We went to a lovely spa hotel in Kent called Rowhill Grange for our 3rd anniversary. We arrived at around midday and checked into our room but our first treatment wasn't until  3pm, the weather was nice so we decided to go for a walk around the grounds.  We were walking through a pretty walled garden when Ryan got down on one knee,  I was so surprised and ended up crying and down on the floor with him.  It was a very private proposal which was just perfect for us.
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

What Wedding Venue did you choose and why?

We chose Newland Hall in Chelmsford after visiting around 4 weeks after we got engaged. We didn't want a huge wedding so loved the intimacy of the venue and beautiful setting.  Unlike a lot of other weddings we had also decided we didn't want to have a sit down meal, we wanted something more informal and relaxed for our guests to enjoy, but still wanted a lovely venue. Newland Hall offered a 'Twilight Wedding' which was exactly what we were looking for.  Many of the other wedding venues we had spoken to weren't interested unless you wanted a big sit down meal for lots of guests, but Newland Hall were so accommodating from the start and the day was tailored to include everything we wanted.
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

Did you have a theme or colour scheme for your wedding?

One of the first things we purchased for the wedding was the bridesmaid dresses, and the colour scheme was really arranged around this,  the dresses were a dusky lavender colour so we decided to mix this in with silver/grey.  We incorporated French Lavender and Lilac Sweetpeas into the flowers,  and I made our Silver Manzanita Tree centre pieces which were dressed with Swarovski crystal, we then had lavender candle holders around the edge to tie it all in, this colour was also incorporated into the cake.

 Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

What source did you use for wedding inspiration?

The internet mainly, and Instagram has some amazing wedding accounts I that I followed.
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

If you could turn back the clock before planning started, what advise would you give yourself?

Slow down!! When you first get engaged its really easy to get swept up in the excitement of it all and you end up in a wedding whirlwind and all sorts of crazy ideas start going through your head,  trust me...I know.  Its important that you sit down as a couple a decide on the sort of wedding that you both want,  remember that its your day so you can do it how, when and where you want,  don't get caught up worrying about other peoples expectations, focus on what is most important to you!   Once you realise this the whole process becomes much easier.
Also, set a budget and stick to it! Weddings are expensive and its so easy for the costs to mount up without you even realising, sit down and decide on what parts or aspects of the day are most important to you both,  then set the budgets accordingly.
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

What was your favourite photograph from the day?

This is like the million dollar question! Its impossible to choose just 1!!
Ryan's favourites:
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford
Amy's favourites:
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford
and we also both love:
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

What song did you choose for your 1st dance?

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

Was “Gary Derbridge Photography” the right photographer for you?

Absolutely!!  We felt relaxed and at ease with Gary from the first time we met him.  The pre-wedding shoot was a great idea as it really helped us to feel more comfortable in front of the camera on the big day, apart from the group shots for a lot of the time we didn't even realise Gary was there.  We were over the moon with the photos he took,  they really help to tell the story of our day, and he captured lots of lovely moments we hadn't even realised had taken place. Its been lovely sharing them with our family and friends, everyone has said how beautiful they are,  the guests also commented on how organised, passionate, friendly and helpful Gary was on the days itself.

Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford
Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

Your Suppliers?

Venue:  Newland Hall
Wedding Dress:  WED2B, Chelsmford
Men’s suits:  Moss Bros, Braintree
Florist:  The Rose Garden, Great Dunmow
Cake: Made by a friend
Hair:  The Hair Box,  also my sister-in-law
Make-up:  Light Box Make-Up Artist
Others:  Fairytale Finishes, Chelmsford - Supplied the LED light up letters & Post Box.   They also purchased the centre pieces I made from us and are now hiring these out for weddings/events in Essex.

I hope that you enjoyed finding out all about Amy and Ryan's special day. They were a really lovely couple and I am so glad that we managed to capture some beautiful photographs for them.

If you are soon to be married and are still looking for a wedding photographer, then I would love to help. You can contact me on either or call 07852 457661. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Newland Hall wedding photographer in Chelmsford

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