Southend Barns
Lauren & Jack

Welcome to Lauren and Jack’s Wedding at Southend Barns on New Year’s ‘Eve Eve’!

This super cool trio (once you include Manny the dog) had their whole day at the barns with Lauren arriving in a super cute pink and white American Ford Edsel and it’s the first car like this I’ve seen for a while.

We were fortunate that weekend with the weather and the venue was dressed beautifully by To Have and To Hire who also supplied an awesome neon sign for the ceremony room.

Speaking of suppliers the A-mazing Mitch Matthews was there to light up the dancefloor in the evening.

Here are some more images from their day:

Cain Manor Winter Wedding

Cain Manor
Claudette & Martin’s Winter Wedding

Cain Manor Wedding December

Here is Claudette and Martin’s wedding at Cain Manor. Their smart black tie wedding suited the season perfectly as did the venue. They were really keen to have fairy lights and candles all around during their ceremony and this really added to the ambience and seasonal feel so close the Christmas.

Their gold and glass tableware, the calligraphy and general decor showed they really considered the wedding at every level. Their gorgeous geometric / gatsby / deco cake and supporting candies which were so pretty the guests held off eating them!

But a wedding is only a shell without a great supporting cast. All the family, bridesmaids and groomsmen were high spirited, full of energy and were there to party. Nothing was going to get in the way of a good time today.

I had a lot of fun with them too, even when the light left us mid afternoon we still found fun with some LED lights either I had or the guests had on their phones. There’s always a way to get great stuff at a wedding, even in the winter and even in the dark!

WInter Wedding at Nonsuch Mansion

Nonsuch Mansion
Lindsey & Paul

Nonsuch Mansion Winter Wedding
Here’s the lovely Lindsay and Paul from a couple of weeks ago.

I have a few other blog posts to do but I’ve brought this one forward because it has snow and it’s April…and I can’t post it in July, you’ll all think I’m mad.

Because of the weather this was also one of the my most challenging weddings.

It was really cold, 0 degrees, a bit windy too. When I wanted it to snow it didn’t and when I didn’t want it to it did and so on.

Nonsuch Mansion Winter WeddingI also challenged myself. I believe no matter what, I should be able to deliver in every single situation, with no excuses and we did.

I was busy. Most of this stuff I’d never done before and just because it was a challenge doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy every minute of it.

Being taken out of my comfort zone is a great way to grow and learn new things. Sometimes it works, sometimes not but it’s an excellent way to turn out original work and break new ground.

Nonsuch Mansion Winter WeddingIt helps to have a great couple to work with. Lindsey and Paul were a class act all day if I’m honest and were rock and roll throughout from when Lindsey rocked it down the aisle to when they both rocked out on the dancefloor.

A truly ACE day.