Martine & Scot's wedding was one of my first for this season - and what a welcomed return to photographing weddings it was! Over the past year of uncertainty, stress and untold admin in moving dates and bookings (thankfully all my couples have been successfully moved to new dates), I was just pleased to be getting back to doing something I love and seeing my couples finally get to tie the knot!
I joined Scot and his family at St Francis Church, in West Horndon, Essex, where we waited for the beautiful Martine to arrive for their intimate ceremony. Despite the fact only their closest family were able to attend, the church was bursting with love and excitement, and the day felt full none the less.
Martine and her father, niece and mum arrived in a Black Taxi (a personal touch on their day), to a crowd of waiting friends, who were just as excited to see Martine wed long-term partner Scot as she was!
Unusually, but so touching, Martine was led down the aisle by her father and brother, to a very relaxed and happy looking Scot (in his specially made matching face mask!). The intimate ceremony was personal, touching and just perfect for the couple.
After a cheer on exiting the church for royalty, Martine & Scot made their way to their wedding reception via their Black Taxi Cabs, to The Bell Pub's restaurant - The Ostlers, in West Horndon, Essex. The room was beautifully laid out, and adorned with Maxine's very own balloons as decorations. A simple, yet very elegant arrangement of yellow roses on the table spoke volumes to this couple's style - understated and beautiful.
The weather was very kind to us, and yet again the rain held off until after the photographs had finished, thank you Mother Nature! The beautiful gateway and grounds at The Ostlers made for some beautiful shots of Martine & Scot as newly weds. It was hard to not capture this couple's sheer joy - they were such a beautiful couple to share the day with, and it was an absolute pleasure to photograph their wedding.
Thank you Martine & Scot xxx