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Helen & Mark – a crisp and sunny wedding set in pretty Widford St Marys Church & Houchins Wedding Venue Essex.

I very much enjoyed the early Spring wedding of Helen & Mark. First for its people – friendly and loving, second for its atmosphere of the day – relaxed and fun.

Helen and her girls got ready at the beautiful Houchins venue on the morning of the wedding until being picked up by her father in a vintage Daimler car who drove them both to the pretty St Mary church in Chelmsford. Following the ceremony all guests enjoyed drinks on the church gardens before travelling back to Houchins for the rest of the festivities. Helen and Mark’s venue decor was inspired by their love of travel and most of the DIY decorations were the results of love for attention to details.

I thoroughly enjoyed this day – mostly because Helen & Mark are an incredibly friendly bunch. But the added surprise  for me was when I was asked a few weeks later to do this all over again for the wedding of Helen’s little sister who has now booked me for next summer – its got to be the best feedback ever!.. And as the groom is ‘francais’, there’ll be mixed conversing in both languages so Vickie (my dear assistant), you’d better brush up on your French as I’ll be testing you next month.

Wishing Helen & Mark an amazing life together x

Church: St Marys Chelmsford

Wedding Venue: Houchins, Coggeshall

Make Up: Zoe Cornwell – Knot Your Average Bride & Leanne Green – LM Make Up

Hair: Claire Louise Hair & Zoe Cornwell

Bridal Gown from The Wedding Shop, Colchester

Bridal shoes: John Lewis, Rainbow club

Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS

Grooms suit: Ted Baker

Best man & usher suits: Next

Caterer: Sweet Success

Evening Band: One Two Step

Flowers, cake, table decorations, outdoor entertainment & stationary: Family friend

Fancy finding out why I always work with an assistant at weddings? Then head over to this blog ‘the role of a wedding assistant’

Stephanie Fairweather – A lover of weddings & a professional photographer

If you just got engaged or are planning your wedding and would like me to photograph your special day, I’d be happy to hear from you. Contact me either by email at info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk or by phone on 07854 815 859.

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