So, a couple of weeks back, I shot the intimate and beautiful wedding of Ross and Sam Cook down at the lovely Marks Hall in Coggeshall (http://www.markshall.org.uk). I was up to scratch after much consultation with Ross and Sam with Plan A being that they would be getting married outside, in the sunshine, under a rather beautiful and ornate gazebo.
Lets just say Plan A was thrown out of the window the second we all woke up!!!
Rain. Lots and lots of rain. Not rubbish drizzle, not "is it, will it" kind of rain. We are talking proper, old fashioned bucketing down. Plan B then!!!
I met up with Ross initially at the hotel on a local golf course. He was running a touch late and a bit flustered, but after a little time out, he was back on form. Getting ready shots were primarily him and me, which was a giggle! Then in filtered the wedding party, bit by bit, which meant we were ready to move on to the ceremony over at the hall.
And what a gorgeous little place! Small wooden roofed barn style venue, with loads of lights, plenty of airy light. What a delight to shoot in!
I then met up with Sam, with whom I had arranged plans with to get shots of her, her Dad and of the dress before she went in to say the "I do". Well, again, due to the incessant rain, that never happened! It was so wet and she was a little behind the time, so she went straight in to the registrar.....no chance for those lovely shots! I got what I could....
But, what I will say, she looked absolutely stunning. Her dress, provided by Curves and Couture in Kelvesden (http://www.facebook.com/curvesandcouture.bridal) (http://www.curvesandcouture.co.uk/). Simple, elegant, strapless and figure hugging, she was an absolute picture. Her Dad must have been very proud. The bridesmaids all looked fantastic too, with dresses provided by The Original Dressmaker (http://www.theoriginaldressmaker.com) in South Woodham Ferrers in a gorgeous teal colour which was clean and simple and suited the occasion perfectly. Everyone looked amazing.
The ceremony was beautiful, the reception went down a storm, but....so did the outside! It didn't deter the fun and frolics though! No siree!! Plan B worked a treat and didn't put a damper on the day at all. If anything, it made people more determined to have a good time! I hope the photos show this!
Thanks for letting me be part of your big day you guys! You rocked it! Was a heap of fun, was a pleasure to be there and hope I did you both justice!