How did you meet?
We actually met through a previous partner of mine who also turned out to be a school friend of Steve’s.
How did the he propose?
Steve proposed on Christmas day, in our bedroom first thing in the morning. He got very drunk the night before due to nerves and was so nervous in the morning he woke me up at 6 just to do it.
What Wedding Venue/s did you choose and why?
We chose to have the whole wedding at The Lawn in Rochford. We chose this venue for a number of reasons, its beautiful scenery, friendly staff and their attention to detail. The Lawn also fitted our wedding theme, we was made to feel at home and the service throughout booking through to the day and after has/was amazing. Also we thought that by having our wedding all at one venue we did not need to worry about getting our guests from A to B.
Did you have a theme or colour scheme for your wedding?
Our colour scheme was teal blue with ivory originally, in the end we ended up with a sea of different shades of teal with ivory and silver. Our theme was a hint of modern vintage.
What source did you use for wedding inspiration?
Pinterest gave myself a lot of ideas and inspiration for the wedding. Also looking at previous weddings at The Lawn
If you could turn back the clock before planning started, what advise would you give yourself?
Families are never going to get on, let them deal with it and enjoy YOUR day. Also do not leave the table plan until last minute.
What was your favourite photograph from the day?
I love all our photos from the day. Steve loved his car; his favourtie is the one of us with the Cadillac. Mine is the photo of myself, Steve and Bobby outside, it was perfect to have our son share our day with us. But to be truthful they are all my favourite.
What song did you choose for your 1st dance?
I let Steve choose in the end as we couldn’t agree. He chose Leona Lewis A Moment Like This.
Was “Gary Derbridge Photography” the right photographer for you?
Absolutely! Gary was the right man for the job and we couldn’t have found better. He was great with all our guests; including the children who at times didn’t want to co-operate. Gary had a way of making the photos all run smoothly, and managed to convince even those small guests who didn’t want to co-operate that they did really want their photos done. All the guests have sang Gary’s praises and mentioned how polite, down to earth and professional he was. I personally do not like photos of myself and feel very awkward in front of a camera; half the time I didn’t even realise Gary was there and he made us all feel very at ease. He was a pleasure to work with and we are so grateful he agreed to be our photographer!
Venue: The Lawn
Wedding Dress: Special Occassions
Men’s suits: Debenhams
Florist: Bridal Flowers – Neetblooms, staircase and pedestals – Staceys flowers
Cake: Samantha Blacker at DSB Delights
Hair: Bridal hair by Jessica Ellen
Make-up: Blush by Hannah
Photo Booth: Gigglebox Booths
Car hire: Arrow Vintage Cars
Recent weddings at The Lawn
As already mentioned earlier in the post, The Lawn is a venue I work at often. Below you can find some more of the recent weddings that I have photographed there. If you are getting married there then please feel free to take a look through the posts, and get in touch if you are interested in finding out more! I would love to talk about your wedding plans taking place at The Lawn.
The Lawn Wedding Venue The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Maria and Steve. They tied the knot at The Lawn Wedding Venue in Rochford Essex. It is one of the closest venues to my office, and also one of my favourites. I work there often and have a fantastic working relationship with the staff there. The grounds make a perfect setting for the photographs, and even if the weather [...]
Professional Wedding Photography at The Lawn Rochford The Lawn in Rochford is one of the main wedding venues I work at often. I have a great working relationship with the staff down there, and it is a gorgeous venue to shoot at. It's surrounded by very well kept gardens which make the perfect back drop to your wedding photos. The next wedding to feature on my blog took place there back in September. It was [...]
The Lawn Rochford Essex Wedding Photographer The next wedding to feature on my blog is also a wedding photographed at The Lawn. This time the marriage of Elizabeth and Andrew who tied the knot at this gorgeous venue! Below you can find out a little more detail about their big day, as well as be able to view some of the images that I captured. How did you meet? We first met at a friends [...]
The Lawn Wedding Venue Rochford Photographs The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Charli and John. They tied the knot at St Andrews Church in Ashingdon followed by their wedding reception at The Lawn in Rochford. Charli was one of my friends from teenage years, so it was an absolute pleasure to play such an important part of the day, and see so many familiar faces! Below you can find [...]
The Lawn Rochford Wedding Photographer Today I photographed the wedding of Chelsea and Blake which took place at The Lawn in Rochford. I had known Blake for quite a few years, and also photographed his cousins wedding at The Rayleigh Club back in 2014. A preview of Kirsty and Adrian's wedding can be found here. Storm Doris was passing through Essex, so almost all of the photographs were completed inside the venue. As The Lawn [...]
Wedding photography at The Lawn Rochford The next wedding to feature on the blog is the marriage of Katie and Tom who tied the knot at The Lawn in Rochford. Below you can find out some more about both them and their day, as well as see a few of the images from their wedding. I hope you enjoy reading it... How did you meet? We met online How did the he propose? Whilst on [...]
Twilight wedding at The Lawn Rochford Yesterday I photographed the wedding of Trisha and Lawrence who tied the knot at The Lawn in Rochford. They had opted for a twilight wedding, so it was getting dark by the time I arrived. Luckily I had my lighting equipment with me, so it was no problem at all capturing the images around the venue. I had photographed Trisha's daughters wedding 4 years ago, which also took place [...]
Wedding photography at The Lawn Rochford My first wedding of a busy week of three, was the marriage of Kerry and Sheila who tied the knot at The Lawn in Rochford. It's the most local venue to my office, which I visit often and have a great working relationship with the staff down there! I spent the day from the bridal preparations, right up until the first dance and evening celebrations. After which our sister [...]
Wedding photography at The Holy Trinity Church The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Alice and Jason who tied the knot at The Holy Trinity Church on Rayleigh High Street. The rain on the day didn't dampen the spirits, and a fantastic day was had by everyone. After the ceremony and the photographs at the church, we made the short journey to The Lawn in Rochford for the evening reception. [...]