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A relaxed and personal garden wedding at Wenden Vineyard

There aren’t many things we enjoy shooting more than a super chilled wedding. When the wedding is being hosted at the family home too there’s an even greater sense of things not only being relaxed, but also very personal. This was exactly the case for Katie and Chris. They had decided to marry at Katie’s Family home in Essex. It was a beautiful setting and ideal for a garden wedding. There were plenty of personal touches that really helped to create a fantastic atmosphere.

A garden wedding in Essex

There was so much that we loved about this wedding. The garden in itself was wonderful. There were lots of interesting pockets to explore and so many unique features. It was clear that the garden had been lovingly tended to over many months. The flowers and decor were also stunning.

Even seemingly small elements of the day such as Katie being chauffeured by her brother in their nan’s mini all helped to keep things jovial and personal. During their humanist ceremony Katie & Chris’ rings were passed around to each guest. Symbolic of the part each guest had to play in their day and in their relationship. It was very much a family event and one i’m sure where everyone felt very welcomed and very much part of the team. At the end of the ceremony, in lieu of a mock register signing the newlyweds instead opted to invite their guests to “register” their attendance by placing a fingerprint on their fingerprint tree. This tree too had been created with love for them by one of their guests.

A few wedding photos

Katie, Chris and their families could not have been better hosts. We felt so welcomed all day and we’re sure their guests felt the same. With the sun shining, the steel band playing and the drinks flowing it really did turn out to be a perfect day.

Below you’ll find a few teaser images from the day whilst we work on the full wedding gallery. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed taking them! Sam & Louise Photography

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We do our best to give credit where it’s due. We use the information provided for us by our couples to create the supplier list below. If you were involved in the wedding and your details are not listed, or they are incorrect please get in touch and we’ll be happy to amend them. We also kindly ask that you extend the same courtesy and tag us in any posts using our work. Our social media details are given at the top of this post. Please do not screenshot and re-upload the low res-files used in this blog however as they quality will be poor. If you require any images, please email us directly. [email protected]

SUPPLIER CREDIT:
Photography: Sam & Louise | Ceremony Venue: Wenden Vinyard | Celebrant: Leigh Chambers  | Flowers: Sue Papa | Hair & Make up: Kate Morris  | Cake:  Izzy James| Band: Tritts & the numbers | General decor & stationery: Bride, Groom & Family | Brides Dress:  Sophia Tolli from Fleur de Lys bridal | Brides Hair piece: Simply Faye | Brides Shoes: House of Fraser| Grooms Suit: EUSuitsupply. Tie Barry Wang | Grooms shoes: Next  |  Film: Hawaiian shirt | Steel Band: The Merry Makers  | Marquee: Chelmer Marquees | Loos & Showers: Mobile Thrones | Catering: Golden Whisk

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This is a lovely set! Some really funny moments captured in prep and really like those compositions in the field portraits! Great job!