Anna and Joe have been engaged since August last year and keeping up a family tradition, selected their wedding day to be as close to the wedding anniversaries of parents and grandparents. A couple enshrouded by the love of family and friends I was struck by their incredible network of loved ones who threw themselves into the wedding with gusto – not just to celebrate but to help with the makeup, hair, entertainment and the videography. It was lovely to be a part of such spirited collaboration.

Anna, is a photographer (two things we have in common!), and so I was extremely honoured that she chose me to shoot her day.

To get maximum coverage and capture all the action I instructed a second photographer, Gosia Grant. Whilst I started the day capturing all the bridal party celebrations at Anna’s sister’s wonderfully inspired vintage home, Gosia was busy shooting the guys at the apartment Anna and Joe share. Joe’s funky getup and Anna’s beautiful antique lace dress instilled a wonderfully unique vibe to the happy couple.

Anna arrived to the ceremony (at Marygreen Manor in Brentwood) in a classic car chauffeured by her very own Dad, after which the day’s events ensued swimmingly. A real highlight was Anna and Joe’s clear emotion at a special performance (rehearsed all in secret) from one of Joe’s music college friends, Lisa and her band Black Cherry Pop Tart. The song, As You Wish, written for and about them, had every one reaching for a tissue. The band then ramped it up, belting out the greats and everyone hit the dancefloor. P-A-R-T-Y C-E-N-T-R-A-L!

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Mathurine. A truly inspirational day!

 

The groom, reflection in mirror and pocket watch close up shotAnna having her make up applied, wedding day, wedding photographyanna on the left having her make up applied, wedding dayreflection shot of Anna having her make up done
anna smiling, side shot. mum and anna unpacking the wedding dressanna laughing with her sister and bridesmaidscreative getting ready shot of Anna flower bouquets and button holes collageAnna getting ready dress being buttoned upsister doing up dress with reflectionas u wish signageJoe waiting at the ceremony for Anna anna walking down the isle with her dadJoe ad Anna's dad shaking hands at the wedding ceremonyAnna & Joe laughing during the wedding ceremony Joe putting the wedding ring on Anna's handanna and Joe, embrace by the treesAnna & Joe, couple shots, through black barsclose side up shot of Anna's facepicture collage of two portrait images of Anna and Joe embracingAnna and Joe, Spring evening, Joe kissing Anna's headAnna & Joe, foreheads touching, couple shotsAnna's dad speaking about Anna at the wedding breakfastAnna listening intently to her dad's wedding speechAnna smiling at her dad after the speech is over. Anna smiling at her dad whilst he is giving the speechJoe giving a speech about AnnaAnnas reaction to Joe's wedding speechAnna looking up Joe whilst he is reading his speechAnna smiling, wedding breakfast, wedding day, B&W imageholding back the tears. wedding breakfast. Personalised wedding song, sang by one of their best friendsAnna and Joe's reaction to wedding songanna crying at the surprise wedding song first dance, wedding day first dance in b&Wdancing collage of wedding guests having fundancing collage of wedding guests having fun collage of wedding guests, dancing collage of wedding guests dancing, evening functionsingle shot of Anna dancingdark image, lit by one flash behind the couple at the end of Anna and Joe on the left, flash behind them shining through. shot through some railings, last shot of the night of Anna and Joe, foreheads touching at Marygreen Manor hotel in Brentfood, Essex

 

Marygreen Manor Hotel, in Essex http://www.marygreenmanor.co.uk

Videography http://www.madhatmedia.co.uk/

Black Cherry Pop Tart (band) https://www.facebook.com/BCPopTart/

Gosia Grant (second shooter) http://gosiagrant.com