Carly and Matthew’s Wedding at Newland Hall

Bride and groom in a reportage picture with the car shot at Newland Hall

Carly and Matthew’s Fabulous Wedding at Newland Hall 25th June 2015

Bride – Carly Newman

Groom – Matthew Wright

Bridesmaid – Vicky

Bridesmaid – Mel

Bridesmaid – Laura

Bridesmaid – Cristina

Best Man – Phil

Usher – Jonny

Usher – Duncan

Usher – Colin

Brides Parents – Sue & Martin and Andrew & Joan

Grooms Parents – Lorna & Paul Wright

Ceremony Venue – All Saints Church, Bishops Stortford

Reception Venue – Newland Hall, Chelmsford, Essex

Photography – John Paul O’Donnell

Hair – Kaleigh

Make Up – Elly Jayne

Video – Spotlight

Car – Les

Band – Austin Drake & Others

Chocolate Buffet Company

I first met Carly & Matthew about 18 months ago when they came to see me after being recommended by a really good colleague who has a chocolate buffet business.

When you first meet the couple you realise they are very much in love.  They really are a lovely people.

11.00 am. I arrived at Great Hallingbury Manor where Carly was getting ready. I walked in and there were all the bridesmaids plus Kaleigh (hair) and Elly Jayne (make up). Carly was sitting having her hair done and she looked amazing.  The girls all sat on the bed in their pj’s and I remember telling them ‘this is going to be easy for me’  they are all absolutely stunning. Carly joined them and I took a few pictures of them all together.

12 noon.  The dress went on and I took a few pictures and left everyone to freshen up before they leave for the church.

12.40 pm. I arrive at All saints Church, Bishops Stortford.  Parking was tight so I blocked in Anthony (video man) and went up to see Matthew and the boys.  Matthew was very relaxed and looking very well.

12.50 pm. Bridesmaids arrive and we did some pictures before Carly made her entrance.

1.10 pm.  Carly pulled in with her dad in a beautiful white Rolls Royce Phantom. “wow”.

1.15 pm. The Ceremony started and I moved down to the front of the beautiful church to get some great shots and stay out of sight.  when you take these type of photographs a Pro photographer will always stay in one fixed position and not move about. The one thing you don’t want to do is be obtrusive.  So I took 3 lenses and that was me set for the wedding ceremony.

After the wedding ceremony we went outside into the glorious sunshine and did some pictures before making the 30 minute drive to Newland Hall, Chelmsford.

3.10 pm. We arrived at Newland Hall and to my fortune there stood Mark Greatbatch (master of ceremonies) Mark is a fabulous toastmaster and “my job just got a lot easier”. We did some beautiful photographs out the front of this beautiful house and grabbed a quick selfie for my Facebook Page.

3.40 pm. The drinks reception started and the photographs were taken. Some of the brides family were not there as they were checking in at the hotel the other side of Chelmsford so I arranged to take these pictures after the meal.

4.45 pm. the meal started and I went outside by the  kitchens with Anthony Video and met the band, great to see Austin Drage singer and x Factor star .. Austin later on would be singing for the couple.

7.00 pm. The speeches started.

8.00 pm. The brides family pictures were taken and then some fun Reportage photos were taken in the early evening sun.

8.45 pm. The cake was cut and the first dance started the band got ready and the evening was in full flow.

The day was amazing.  I would like to thank Nikki from the Chocolate Buffet Company for recommending me to Carly and Matthew.

The wedding was amazing, it was a real pleasure to photograph such a beautiful and amazing couple.  They are now away on a secret honeymoon (bride didn’t know where she was going until arrival at the airport)… but I know it they are currently in The Seychelles.

Here are some pictures from their beautiful wedding.

 

This is a picture of a Bride having make up done on her wedding day
Bride having make up done
This is a picture of the Bridesmaids looking up at the Dress hanging up
Bridesmaids looking at the Dress hanging up
These are the Brides shoes photographed on the balcony at Great Hallingbury
Brides shoes on balcony at Great Hallingbury
This is a picture of the beautiful Brides having her hair being done at Great Hallingbury
Brides hair being done at Great Hallingbury
Bride ready to get into her dress
Bride ready to get into her dress
Bride and bridesmaids sitting with their dresses about to get ready
Bride and bridesmaids with their dresses
Bride in a silouhette against the window
Bride against the window
Groom and groomsmen walking to the camera Reportage
Groom and groomsmen Reportage
Bridesmaids striking a pose at the church
Bridesmaids striking a pose
Bridesmaids peeping through the window of a Rolls royce Phantom
Bridesmaids peeping through the window
Groom and best man waiting for the bride at the church altar
Groom and best man waiting for the bride
Groom looking at the bride as she notices. Its a beautiful moment
Groom looking at the bride as she notices
Carly and Matthew
Carly and Matthew
Bride and groom after the ceremony outside the church
Bride and groom after the ceremony
This picture is of the Bride and Groom with the wedding car at Newland Hall
Bride and Groom with car at Newland Hall
Bride and Groom posing at the rear of the wedding car reportage picture at Newland Hall
Bride and Groom reportage car shot at Newland Hall
Bride and groom in a reportage picture with the car shot at Newland Hall
Mr and Mrs Wright reportage car shot at Newland Hall
Couple Kissing at Newland Hall
Kissing at Newland Hall
Carly and Matt photographed on the bench at Newland Hall in black and white
Carly and Matt on the bench at Newland Hall
Bride showing the wedding ring in a group photograph
Bride showing the wedding ring
Couple kissing with guests behind in a fun pose
Couple kissing with guests behind

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grooms speech at the top table photograh taken at Newland Hall
grooms speech at Newland Hall
Carly and Matthew 1
Carly and Matthew 1
Fun jumping picture with the bridesmaids and ushers taken at Newland Hall
Fun jumping picture with the bridesmaids and ushers
Bride and Groom at the entrance to the the Wooden barn at Newland Hall
Bride and Groom at Wooden barn doors
Photo and Video team selfie with Carly and Matt photograph taken at Newland Hall
Photo and Video team selfie with Carly and Matt
Bride in Photo mount striking a pose
Bride in Photo mount
Bride walking to the marquee at Newland Hall beautiful purple sky
Bride walking to the marquee
Bride and Groom kissing whilst cutting the cake
Bride and Groom kissing cutting the cake
Bride and Groom first dance at Newland Hall photograph in black and white
Bride and Groom first dance at Newland Hall
Bride and Groom Photo Booth with sunglasses and signs
Bride and Groom Photo Booth
Bride and Groom sunset picture taken at Newland Hall early evening
Bride and Groom sunset picture

 

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