Las Vegas comes to Southend - the Wedding of Emma + Derek


Emma and Derek were married in a little chapel in Las Vegas surrounded by close family and friends.  Their wedding was even streamed live on the internet for family and friends back in the UK to watch.  Having already worked with Derek on other projects, we couldn't wait to photograph Emma and Derek's UK wedding at The Roslin Beach Hotel on Southend seafront.  They are both so relaxed and fun and wanted their wedding captured this way.

It was lovely to see elements of their Las Vegas wedding brought to the UK celebrations and we loved Derek's red suit, pink shirt and tie.  Emma looked stunning in her unique lace wedding dress - so different to anything we have seen before.

Their day was definitely relaxed and fun and we loved being there to capture it all for this fab couple.  Have a scroll down to see more from their fun-filled day.

A Maidens Barn Wedding with Kelly and Gary


Kelly and Gary chose Maidens Barn as their wedding venue, a place where we have worked quite often and love returning there, with very accommodating and friendly staff, and the food (especially the Lamb) is absolutely delicious! 

 Kelly and Gary made their preparations at the Saracens Head in Great Dunmow, with all Gary's family being there too as they had come over from Ireland, turning it into a weekend of celebrations, these guys and gals knew how to party !!

The boys set off for Maidens Barn in glorious sunshine, for Gary and his best man and groomsmen to welcome the rest of their guests, directing them to the stunning new Oak Barn for the ceremony.

 Kelly arrived at the venue and made her way through to the Oak Barn for the ceremony, with Gary and their guests waiting eagerly for her arrival, he was not to be disappointed as Kelly looked stunning.

After the ceremony it was into the courtyard and beautiful gardens for canapes and drinks, and some group photographs, making the most of the glorious weather and venue, before taking Kelly and Gary off for some couple portraits, and then back inside for their wedding breakfast ( time for the lamb, yum yum :)) followed by some hilarious speeches.

We managed to get outside again for some more couple portraits as the sun was falling, ( we love shooting at this time of day as it makes for some stunning shots) before heading back inside to start the evening celebrations.

We said our farewells and left everybody to continue the party into the late hours. Thanks once again Kelly and Gary for having us to capture your special day .


Wedding Venue: Maidens Barn
Florist:  Springfield Florist
Wedding Cake: Heart and Soul Cakes
DJ: Piano DJ
Hair: Gail Gardner Weddings
Wedding Dress: Marshmallow Brides, St Albans
Bridesmaid Dresses: Veromia
Mens Suits: Jack Bunneys