Old Brook Barn Wedding Photography Essex
The next wedding I have the pleasure of featuring on my blog is the marriage of Julia and Matt. They tied the knot at St Mary’s church in Warley followed by their wedding reception at Old Brook Barn. It was my first ever visit to Old Brook Barn, and I was not disappointed. It was a gorgeous set up, the perfect venue for their wedding day.
It was a very hot day, probably one of the hottest weddings I shot in 2018. This meant we spent most of the day outside in the gorgeous venues they picked for their day. Although we were often finding ourselves hunting for the shade to stay cool and there were plenty of ice cold drinks available. Most photographers actually enjoy shooting in open shade, so don’t worry, this didn’t effect the photos.
Below you can find out some more information about the wedding. You can also find some answers about Julia and Matt as a couple, as well as the suppliers they used. It’s great to read through all of the thought and level of detail that goes into planning a wedding day! I have also shared some of my favourite images that I took on the day. You will see just a few of the whole story that I provided the happy couple.
I hope that you enjoy the read!
How did you meet?
We met at Southampton University- we were in the same halls of residence .
How did he propose?
He whisked me away for a long weekend in Paris and on our last night surprised me by dropping down on one knee.
What Wedding Venue/s did you choose and why?
St Mary’s is a church in our local parish and was such a beautiful place to hold the service. At Old Brook Barn we were bowled over by the Barn itself and the lovely grounds.
Where did you buy your dress?
Matchmaker bride, Brentwood
What about the grooms suit?
Did you have a theme or colour scheme for your wedding?
Not really, once the bridesmaid dresses had been chosen we tried to use complimentary colours for everything else.
What source did you use for wedding inspiration?
Pinterest, Etsy, wedding photographer and videographer websites
If you could turn back the clock before planning started, what advice would you give yourself?
Extend your time away on honeymoon for as long as you can – the wedding day is a lot about looking after everyone else the honeymoon is your time together as newly weds.
What was your favourite photograph from the day?
It’s difficult to pick just one as there are so many lovely shots, but we really like the confetti shots and photos by the car.
What song did you choose for your 1st dance?
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Was “Gary Derbridge Photography” the right photographer for you?
Definitely without a doubt- Whilst highly professional, we really appreciated Gary’s friendly and relaxed approach that help put us all at ease. His photos are absolutely beautiful and he takes great care in his work.
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Warley and Old Brook Barn, Navestock
Wedding Dress: Matchmaker Bride, Brentwood
Men’s suits: Youngs Hire
Florist: Designer Flowers Essex
Cake: Cake Cuisine
Hair & Make-up: Aurora, Benfleet
Videographer: Simply Wedding Movies, Hornchurch
Band – theconfessions.co.uk
If you are looking getting married soon and you are still in the hunt for a wedding photographer then I would love the chance to help. I have shot weddings around the world, and would be happy to discuss your day and how it is I can help. You can contact me on either email@example.com or call 07852 457661. I look forward to chatting to you soon.