This weekend saw Sue and I travel up to Essex to join Jonathan (Joss) and Charlotte for their wedding, we met with Joss and Charlotte after shooting a wedding at Gaynes Park in Essex last year, Sue and I shoot 2 or 3 weddings each year in Essex so its not unusual for us because we never charge extra for travel and always enjoy the challenge of new venues like Channels. We travelled up to Essex after a corporate shoot on Friday and stayed at a lovely Premier Inn so that we woke fresh on Saturday and did not have the M25 to deal with, Saturday morning after an amazing breakfast we headed off to Leigh-on-Sea to meet Charlotte at Mums house, wow it was manic 🙂 but so much fun, we had already met Mum and Dad so we all had a great couple of hours doing some lovely prep shots including some gorgeous shoes and meeting lots more lovely family members before heading off to meet with Joss and the boys at the pub.
For those of you that know the Broadway in Leigh-on-Sea you will know the parking is not easy 🙂 so we left a little earlier to park and its a good job we did, we then headed into the Sarah Moore pub with the boys for some relaxed fun shots and caught up with the Arsenal-Chealsea game. We then headed the 500 yards to the beautiful church where we met the very obliging Father Keneth ! Charlotte arrived to a fan fair of whistles and cheers from the local kids which was nice and then into the church she went for an emotionally charged hour. We then headed off in convoy with them to their venue which was Channels Golf Club they had a few car issues on route and we did think we would have to resort to the Mini at one point but after some careful coaxing the vintage car poodled into Channels looking as fresh as a daisy and the fun continued.
We had A quick whizz around in a golf buggy and then some portraits before the family photos where the lovely flower girl Amber entertained us all with her smile, then into the most yummy roast beef dinner and then some very emotional speeches which had the room in tears and then laughter thanks to Dad for “warming the room up” Joss for making his beautiful bride tearful and the best men for keeping it real 🙂 We then had a break before cutting the beautiful Tiffany blue cake and then into first dance at which point Sue and I said our goodbye’s and started our long trek home buzzing after what had been a very long but very rewarding wedding with some fab people.
Thanks to Charlottes Mum and Dad for looking after us so well, everyone else for being so much fun and Joss and Char for just being amazing x
Jules and Sue x