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Sneak Peek | Emily and Ian at The Warren Estate


Emily and Ian held their beautiful autumn wedding at The Warren Estate in Maldon, Essex.  We already knew Ian from his brother's wedding that we photographed, and now it was Ian's turn to be the groom.  We were so pleased to be working with this lovely family again, and to meet the beautiful bride Emily and her family and friends.

The weather managed to hold out and it was a beautiful day.  Many thanks to Julie and her wonderful team at The Warren Estate who helped the day to run smoothly, and to Chris Softly who was videographer for the day and a pleasure to work with.

Here are a few from their fabulous wedding whilst we finish up the full set.  If you are looking for an Essex Wedding Photographer we would love to hear from you.

A Small Intimate Wedding at The Westcliff Hotel in Southend

Westcliff Hotel Wedding Southend

Donna and David had decided on a small intimate wedding at The Westcliff Hotel in Southend with just 14 guests, and chose our short coverage package to capture photos from getting ready through to the speeches at the beginning of the wedding breakfast.

Donna got ready in the bridal suite at the hotel with her sister Kay helping out and applying Donna's make up.  Although Donna had told me at our pre-wedding meet that she didn't like having her photo taken, I captured lots of natural relaxed photos of her getting ready.  She looked stunning in her Mori Lee dress with a simple bouquet of pink tulips.  Donna's mum popped in to see her daughter and take a few photos before the ceremony.

David had arrived with his parents, looking very dapper in his blue suit and tie.  As he waited in the ceremony room chatting with the guests, Donna came down and met her dad before making her grand entrance.  After the ceremony, the bride and groom mingled with their guests over drinks in the lounge area before we headed out into the sunshine for photos at the top of the cliffs, overlooking the sea.

Back inside the hotel, the table was set ready for their intimate wedding breakfast.  Donna's dad gave a heartfelt speech followed by a great speech by David, resulting in tears and laughter.

Huge congratulations to Donna and David. Thank you for choosing us as your wedding photographers and we wish you all the best in your future together. Here are a few of our favourites from their wedding.

Wedding Venue: The Westcliff Hotel
Wedding Dress: Bridal Boutique