It was over 2 years ago when Sam and Dean booked us for their wedding and it has been such a pleasure getting to know them over the last two years. The last time we met up for drinks before their wedding Sam excitedly told us all about the plans they had including a dove release which was a first for us.
Their wedding was at the beginning of August at the stunning Maidens Barn in Essex. A beautiful barn set on two levels, with a large courtyard, and a feature archway through to the gardens. When we arrived we were greeted by the venue owners Clive and Katherine – two lovely people who obviously take great pride in their beautiful venue and in looking after all the wedding couples and guests who spend the day there. Sam and her girls arrived soon after to get ready at Maidens Barn, and were all very excited to see how the barn had been transformed with all the gorgeous details that Sam and Dean had put together.
Sam and Dean were due to have an outdoor ceremony but as the weather was looking uncertain, they opted to have the ceremony inside the barn just in case the rain came. Luckily the rain didn’t come so we were able to take all the couple portraits and group photos in the beautiful grounds of Maidens Barn. The dove release was a lovely part of their day. Sam and Dean released two doves first and then the bridesmaids released one from it’s basket which had them all laughing.
After their meal and speeches in the main barn, the evening guests began to arrive and the DJ set up ready for the evening entertainment, together with a photobooth and an outdoor BBQ. Sam and Dean had requested sparkler shots for their wedding so as soon as it was dark all the guests gathered in the courtyard with their sparklers for some photos. We then took Sam and Dean through to the gardens where it was darker for some creative couple photos with sparklers. The guests watching must have thought we were mad running around in the dark with the sparklers!
Huge congratulations to Sam and Dean. Thank you for choosing us as your wedding photographers and we wish you all the best in your new home together. Here are a few of our favourites from their wedding.
Wedding Venue: Maidens Barn
Flowers: Bliss Flowers of Cranham
Wedding Cake: Leigh Cakes
Make Up: Olivia Sandy
Wedding Dress: Matchmaker Bride, Brentwood
Dove Release: The White Feather Company