EMILY & LUKE'S CHENIES MANOR HOUSE WEDDING

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Emily and Luke’s wedding was an absolute cracker. The people, the locations, the weather and the dancefloor action was on another level! I struggled with choosing images for this particular blog. I had too many favourites. Each image evoked a particular memory or emotion. Although, some might argue that this was a good problem to have, especially as I was smiling all the way through putting this wedding together. I hope my choices have done this wedding justice!

The marriage service was held at the Emmanuel Church in Middlesex, led by Johnny the Vicar a good friend to both Emily and Luke. Johnny was an absolute dream to work with. We felt very lucky to have Johnny’s company all afternoon as he took on the role of Master of Ceremonies with a trendy style and grace.

After a cake buffet at the church, we all headed to Chenies Manor House in Buckinghamshire for the wedding reception. It’s a stunning luxury wedding venue set in quite an idyllic part of the countryside. There was so much to explore and as we were treated to full sunshine all day, we were able to make the most of it. The speeches during dinner had everyone in hysterics. The animated dancefloor action with the help of the live band, rounded off the day perfectly.

Emily & Luke’s Awesome Supplier List
Makeup - Amanda Maria Makeup
Hairdresser - Zoe Norris
Florist - The Urban Flower Farmer
Ceremony location - Emmanuel Church Northwood Middlesex
Reception location - Chenies Manor House Buckinghamshire
Wedding car - Lord Cars
Cake baker - The Dandelion Bakery
Bunting - The Big Beautiful Bunting Company
Photography - Anesta Broad Photography accompanied by Jay Anderson
Caterer - Plenty of Thyme
Band - The Mesh Band
Bridal dress - La Boda Bridal
Bridesmaids’ dresses - House of Fraser
Groom’s Suit - Hugo Morris Bespoke Tailors

See more wedding inspiration on my Instagram feed and feel free to pin your favourites on to your Pinterest Board. If you are looking for a wedding photographer who is more about capturing your day in a natural, fun and unobtrusive way, then you are in the right place. Get in touch and tell me about your plans.

COMBERMERE ABBEY WEDDING

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Combermere Abbey! What an incredible place for a wedding. This wedding venue is nestled in the rural borders of Cheshire and Shropshire in the Northwest of England. This place is a real treat! I took another road trip to Shropshire to shoot the wedding of Kathryn and Jack along side my best buddy Teresa. My main job was to focus on the groom and assist capturing the day in my usual documentary style. Anyway, that is enough chatter. Here are some highlights!

See more wedding inspiration on my Instagram feed and feel free to pin your favourites on to your Pinterest Board. If you are looking for a wedding photographer who is more about capturing your day in a natural, fun and unobtrusive way, then you are in the right place. Get in touch and tell me about your plans.

BEN & AMY'S MAIDENS BARN WEDDING

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Ben and Amy got married at the beautiful Maidens Barn in Essex and had a outdoor ceremony in the courtyard garden. There is something so special about Amy and Ben. Their closeness and love for each other is infectious and makes you smile from ear-to-ear. It’s a good thing I could use my camera to hide my tears of joy during the ceremony! I have pulled together some of my favourite shots from their day, although I found it pretty hard to narrow it down!

Ben and Amy’s Awesome Supplier List

Venue - Maidens Barn
Florist - Luke & Lottie
Makeup artist - Novo
Cake baker - Crouch St Bakes
Caterer - Maidens Barn
Bridal gown - Oleg Cassini
Bridesmaid’s dresses - ASOS and TFNC
Groom’s suit - Anthony Formal Wear
Live band - Piano DJ
Harpist - Caroline Hall

CONFETTI SHOTS THAT ROCK

I love a confetti shot, especially the ones that are vibrant and full of laughter. To get that perfect confetti shot, it is worth planning ahead and nailing a couple of my top tips. I promise, when you see your confetti photos, you will be glad that you did!

confetti outside of old brook barn in essex

confetti outside of old brook barn in essex

Lots of confetti

Go large or go home! Provide the confetti for your guests and tonnes of it!. Guests rarely bring confetti to weddings any more, so provide plenty and put it in containers that people can easily use. Big baskets will do, so that people can grab large handfuls and there will be less wastage of packaging too. Two handfuls per person is the minimum amount to aim for.

OUTDOOR CONFETTI SHOT AT THE REID ROOMS ESSEX

OUTDOOR CONFETTI SHOT AT THE REID ROOMS ESSEX

Location

Check with your venue(s) if and where confetti is allowed. Some venues will have restrictions on where confetti can be thrown especially if they are venues accessible to the general public or if they have wildlife on the grounds to protect.

CONFETTI AFTER THE OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY IN SANTORINI GREECE

CONFETTI AFTER THE OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY IN SANTORINI GREECE

Indoors or outdoors

Confetti shots don’t have to be outside. Check with your venue. Some are happy to help orchestrate confetti shots indoors before your reception dinner, or allow confetti cannons for your first dance which look pretty awesome by the way. Think creatively of how to make it fun and get others involved.

CONFETTI INDOORS AFTER THE CEREMONY AT PARKLANDS QUENDON HALL ESSEX

CONFETTI INDOORS AFTER THE CEREMONY AT PARKLANDS QUENDON HALL ESSEX

CONFETTI CANNONS DURING THE FIRST DANCE AT HOUCHINS ESSEX

CONFETTI CANNONS DURING THE FIRST DANCE AT HOUCHINS ESSEX

Throw like you mean it

It’s confetti. What can possibly go wrong?! I always give the guests a few tips on how to throw confetti to get the best effect….including check the wind direction! We want your photos to have the wow factor. It helps massively if people don’t have drinking glasses and handbags on them, or at the very least not in their throwing hand! Basically we are trying to avoid handbags, beer and wine being thrown instead of confetti (trust me, it’s happened). No guests wants to be that person who threw red wine at the bride by accident!

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Confetti style

Most venues prefer natural confetti, such as dried rose petals, which are kinder to the environment. We recommend choosing a medium sized biodegradable confetti. Too small and it won’t photograph well. Too big (such as fresh rose petals) and if falls like bricks. We want volume and for it to flutter!

Don’t lose heart if your venue(s) doesn’t permit confetti. There are other creative options. Guests could blow bubbles, throw dried leaves, or wave streamers or pompoms. There is plenty of fun to be had and there is more than one way to do it!

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BUBBLES AND CONFETTI AT ST GERMAIN CHURCH NEAR BLAKE HALL ESSEX

Colours

Think about the colour of your confetti. General rule of thumb is choose dark or bright vibrant colours if you are throwing confetti in an area that is light/airy and open. Choose light colours if your background or environment is dark.

CONFETTI INSIDE AT LAYER MARNEY TOWER IN ESSEX

CONFETTI INSIDE AT LAYER MARNEY TOWER IN ESSEX

Smile

The temptation is to lower your head when confetti is being launched. It’s a perfectly natural defensive reaction. We want you to do the complete opposite. Keep your head up, belly laugh until your stomach hurts, and most of all, enjoy the moment!

Confetti outside of clissold house in stoke newington london

Confetti outside of clissold house in stoke newington london

CONFETTI IN THE GARDENS AT MOOR HALL IN ESSEX

CONFETTI IN THE GARDENS AT MOOR HALL IN ESSEX

LIFE OF MOMMA NESS

cAPTURED BY TERESA C PHOTOGRAPHY - AKA : kick ass photographer LADY

cAPTURED BY TERESA C PHOTOGRAPHY - AKA : kick ass photographer LADY

So when I am not being the professional lady with the lens, I am Momma Ness with the lens capturing my everyday. I am hoping that my little Broads will enjoy flicking through old photo albums reminiscing about their childhood, just as much as I still love to do about my own. My job is to capture it and print it. Not that selfie stuff, but the real honest view of how I see them and the world around them. It’s like capturing a little bit of history. Our history. Today I am sharing some of my absolute favourite captures from 2018 taken on my trusty Fuji camera.

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Twelve years ago I bought my first DSLR camera because I wanted to capture the candid childhood moments of my first born. A hobby turned into a love. After a few more years, my photography business was born and my little family, grew much bigger! ⠀
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It's been an incredible journey. Blood, sweat, tears. Business plans. Financial plans. Branding plans. Marketing plans. Personal development plans. Plans to make more plans!
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I am proud of the business awards gained. The image awards that I have worked for. The front covers. The magazine and newspaper features. The companies and schools that have proudly used my images. I am grateful to all the couples and families that have trusted me to capture some epic moments over the years.
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Thank you for recommending me to your friends, families, neighbours and colleagues. Keep it going. 2019 Onwards and upwards!