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On Saturday I photographed this wedding for Nicola and Sean which took place St. Mary’s Church in Great Baddow (www.stmarysgreatbaddow.org.uk) and Stockbrook Country Club (www.stockbrookweddings.co.uk) near Billericay in Essex.
I arrived at the Brides home on the morning of the wedding, it was a really warm sunny day.
I left for the church to meet up with the groom and groomsmen, it was still fantastic weather.
Surprisingly we only had a few minutes outside before some very heavy rainfall. The good British summer didn’t disappoint us and we all headed to the venue for the drinks reception.
With the help of the familiar face of Ted Prior the Toastmaster (www.toastmaster-tedprior.com) I took the small group photographs by the fireplace and had my fingers crossed the rain would pass. Ted is a great Toastmaster and with his organisation skills you can guarantee your day will run smoothly and to good time. PianoDJ (www.pianodj.co.uk) who I have worked with many times supplied the entertainment.
After about an hour the rain had stopped and the sun was shining… and blue skies! Some of the strangest weather I have encountered on a wedding day, from one extreme to another and then back again… very bizarre. We took the opportunity of taking the romantic photographs, time was quite short as it was soon time for the meal.
After the meal and with the assistance of Ted again, I took the large aerial group photographs and a few larger family and friends photos.
As we still had some time before the evening party started both myself and the videographer took the couple for a wander. Stockbrook Manor (Country Club) is a lovely wedding location. It has been a couple of years since I last photographed there, so it was a pleasure to return.
It was then time for the cutting of the cake and the first dance.
It was a great surprise to see Gill and James whose wedding I photographed back in April.
I really enjoyed my day with Nicola and Sean, and we made the most of the mixed weather.
By Dean Robson – RT Weddings (August 2011) Professional Wedding Photographer for Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent