Wedding Photography Essex – Vicki & Tommy

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The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Vicki and Tommy. They had a beautiful day and the sun was beaming down over the seafront. Their wedding took place at The Park Inn Palace in Southend on Sea. It was a gorgeous warm day, and we certainly made the most of it.Vicki is one of four sisters, three of which including her I have now photographed their big day. I am really hoping that one day I can make that four out of four. What an amazing achievement that would be.I spent the whole day with Vicki and Tommy, from the bridal preparations in the morning right through until the first dance and a little after. With the sunset being so late this time of year, we actually made our way out for some sunset images after the first dance. It was a welcome treat for Vicki and Tommy to have some alone time, albeit while having a few stunning portraits taken at the same time.Often my couples say to me that the period of time whist their portraits are being taken is one of their favourite parts of the day. It's one of the first times they are able to relax fully and have a moment between themselves. The rest of the day can go at 100mph so it's super important to spend some quality time together.We walked along the seafront a little to Prittlewell Gardens. It's a really well kept green space just along from the venue. With a small pond, water feature and some lovely surrounding grounds, it made a perfect spot for the evening photos.Below you can find some information as well as some of my favourite images from their wedding day. I sent them a Q&A to learn a little more about their wedding and the decisions they made to plan their perfect day. I hope that you enjoy the read!

Gary Derbridge, Professional Wedding photography Essex

How did he propose?

Tommy Proposed through a homemade Video of himself freerunning to my front door. The clip is on YouTube,

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What Wedding Venue/s did you choose and why?

We chose the venue Park Inn Palace in Southend to be close to the seafront and a sentimental photo area where we wanted our photos to be taken, which were Lovely thanks to our amazing photographer.

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Where did you buy your dress?

Blush in Leigh on sea

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What about the groom's suit?

Brought from Next

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

Our theme was elegant with crystals and glass feel and wanted everything in a peach shade from bridesmaid dresses to wedding favours.

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What source did you use for wedding inspiration?

I didn't use anything as such as I already had a vision of what I wanted, and walking around shops & wedding fares I got a feel of what to buy.

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

Keep calm, don't stress too much because everything can be fixed. And remember your marrying the love of your life not everyone else in the room so don't try to please everyone.

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What was your favourite photograph of the day?

Our favourite photo was a full-length evening shot under the park arch with the water fountain in the background looking straight at the camera

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What song did you choose for your 1st dance?

Dan & Shay 'from the ground up'

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Was "Gary Derbridge - Wedding photography Essex" the right photographer for you?

ABSOLUTELY!! without a doubt an amazing photographer and lovely person.

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Your Suppliers?

Venue: Venue supplied chair covers & Table linin, we made all centrepieces ourselves
Wedding Dress: Designer is Alfred Angelo Spring Collection, from Blush Bridal Store.
Men's suits: All are from Next retail shop
Florist: Button Holes - The Wedding Store, Leigh on sea. All other flowers are Homemade by my Mum.
Cake: Family Member made our cake
Hair: AmyJane Makeup
Make-up: AmyJane Makeup
Videographer: Lew Orrow a Friend of my Husbands.
Others: decorations are either Handmade or brought from shops.

Interested in Wedding photography in Essex? Have you got your wedding day booked and are still looking for a photographer? If so, contact me now on or 07852 457661. I will be more than happy to chat with you about your requirements and we can chat a little about your special day.

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