Danielle and William Wedding Essex

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Danielle and William Wedding Essex

Bride – Danielle Dolling

Groom – William Jaggers

Maid of Honours – Jessie and Jessica

Bridesmaids – Dawn, Kerri and Patrice

Best Men – George and Shane

Ushers – Joseph and lewis

Flower girls – Taliyah and Mya

Pageboy – Charlie

On Friday 22nd September I spent the day with the super-gorgeous Danielle and William for their special day at Waltham Abbey Church and South Essex Golf Centre. I’d first met Danielle and William when they came in to see me after looking at my Facebook Page. I’d really been looking forward to this wedding as we had got on so well when they came over to my studio to see me. They are so photogenic and really natural in front of the camera!

I began the day at Theobalds Park where William and the boys were all getting ready. We did some great shots around the grounds of the hotel. Danielle was leaving from the house very close to the church in Waltham Abbey. So I shot off to see her busy getting ready with her maid of honours, bridesmaids and her flower girls. The atmosphere was buzzing everyone was sitting round a big table doing their hair and make up. I could see everyone was so excited for the day to come!

Danielle was having her hair and make up done by her very close friend Olivia. She was looking stunning as her hair and make up was just being completed. Danielle then went up tp the room and her two maid of honours had put all the dresses up.  Danielle then had a series of photos done and I used the lovely window light and shot the photos. She then got into her stunning dress – then it was time to say ‘I do!’. Danielle and William had been childhood sweethearts since they met at school, so it was so special to see them finally tying the knot in front of all their friends and family.

There was so much emotion in the church as the couple exchanged their vows – from both the bride and groom but also from the guests. I even felt it and I was behind my camera! Once the ceremony was complete, I set up  a very spectacular confetti throw in the grounds of the church, followed by lots of mingling and photos with their guests.

I swept the couple away briefly for some photos in the beautiful grounds of Waltham Abbey Church stopping off at the cafe by the church to grab some natural Reportage shots, before it was time to make the 40 minute trip to the reception. Once they arrived I took the opportunity to grab a picture of the whole wedding party outside. I then took the bride and groom into the high grass and nailed a serious of perfect shots as the light was rejecting off the golden high grass. The couple looked amazing..working the camera and nailing all the pics and more.

The wedding breakfast, and speeches were amazing and the DJ set up for the party. The couple had their first dance and then everyone joined in and danced the night away, celebrating in style with all their loved ones around them.

It was a pleasure to be a part of such an emotional and special day, with two lovely people celebrating the start of their next adventure as a married couple!

Supporting Team:

Photographed By:  John Paul – John Paul ODonnell Photography

Make Up: Olivia Nicolau

Flowers: Danielle Jaggers

Vicar – The Revd. Peter Smith

Church – Waltham Abbey Church

Reception – South Essex Golf Centre

Here a few pictures from Danielle and William Wedding Essex that I have selected from the day. Enjoy!

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If you’re getting married and maybe planning an Essex or Hertfordshire Wedding and are looking for a photographer for your special day. I would love to hear from you! Drop me a line and tell me about your plans!

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