A Medieval Wedding at Grange Barn with Elizabeth + Paul


Elizabeth and Paul held their wedding ceremony at the beautiful Our Lady Immaculate Church in Chelmsford, followed by their reception at Grange Barn in Colchester. Their wedding theme was couple’s walks and medieval band - combining two of their great interests.

Elizabeth’s aunt made her beautiful wedding dress and matching headpiece, which was definitely one of a kind, her mum was the creator of the stunning and colourful wedding flowers, and Elizabeth herself made the wedding cake.

All the tables featured walking shoes and boots surrounded by flowers as their centrepieces. Something I have never seen before and a lovely way to reflect Elizabeth and Paul’s love of walking and hiking. A string quartet entertained the guests as they dined in the barn, followed by speeches and then archery and mini jousting in the gardens.

Grinnigogs were set as the evening entertainment and looked fabulous in their medieval costumes with medieval instruments. They started with the music for first dance, followed by a group dance with all the guests, and then they moved outside the barn to entertain the guests as they enjoyed the last of the evening sunshine.

A very unique wedding with a lovely couple and their family and friends that we thoroughly enjoyed capturing. Here are a few from their wedding.

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Immaculate Church, Chelmsford, Essex
Wedding Reception Venue: Grange Barn, Colchester, Essex
Planners: Paul and Dean at Buntings
Hair: Stephanie at Aubergine Hair
Reception Music: Solebaystrings
Evening Music: Grinnigogs
Florist: Bride’s Mum
Wedding Dress: Bride’s Aunt
Wedding Cake: Bride

A Christmas Wedding at Woolwich and Leadenhall Market with Nicola and Alex


Nicola and Alex wanted a Christmas wedding and chose the stunning Woolwich Registry Office for their ceremony.  The interior of this building is beautiful and even more so with the Christmas decorations and tree.  It was a cold and misty winter day, but everyone was full of smiles as they arrived for the ceremony.  Alex wore a kilt made with his family tartan, together with a matching wool jacket and Nicola had a wrap to keep her warm.  After the ceremony we took a few photos and threw lots of confetti over the couple on the steps before heading to the reception at Leadenhall Market.

Nicola and Alex had hired a green racing mini to take them across London to their wedding reception at The Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market.  We jumped on the red double decker bus with all the wedding guests who were supplied with glasses of champagne as they stepped onto the bus.  The groomsmen did a great job of keeping everyone's glasses topped up and this together with the slow traffic of London meant that a few guests had to jump off to try and find toilets and then run to get back on the bus.  A couple didn't make it back onto the bus and turned up at the reception by taxi later!

Leadenhall Market looked beautiful with all the Christmas lights and Christmas tree.  Everyone was greeted with hot toddies and shots to warm everyone up.  The meal was then served in the upstairs rooms in the Lamb Tavern which were warm and cozy and decorated with the Christmas theme.  All the guests made full use of the Christmas photo props on the tables and enjoyed the jokes and funny stories made during the speeches. 

To end the evening Nicola and Alex cut their wedding cake which was made of cheese, and started to fall over as they cut into it.  Then everyone headed out onto the street in Leadenhall Market for Nicola and Alex's first dance under the Christmas tree.  Everyone else then joined in with the dancing out on the street under the Christmas lights.  It really was a magical Christmas wedding.  We had a such a fun day with Nicola, Alex and their family and friends.

Here are a few of our favourites from their wedding gallery.