Emmie and Taylors wedding at Gaynes Park
Date of wedding – Friday 7th September 2018.
Bride – Emmie Jarvis.
Groom – Taylor Harvey.
Ceremony and Reception Venue – Gaynes Park
Best Man – Tony Harvey (Grooms Dad).
Maid of Honour – Lauren.
Bridesmaids– Shelby, Paige, Olivia and Annie.
Flower Girl – Hope.
Pageboys – Alfie, Freddie and Conor.
Groomsmen – Myles and Joe.
Filmed by – Spotlight Weddings
Photographer – John Paul ODonnell.
I started the day with a little drive over to upminster to Emmies parents house to get some make up pictures. The house was very busy and I got to meet everyone. Emmie was having her make up done and looked beautiful. I got some good shots with everyone and then Emmie and Taylors two little dogs. The bulk of the getting ready shots were being done at Gaynes park so I shot off to get some shots at Taylors parents house.
Taylor and his dad Tony were getting ready. The suits went on and the boys were looking sharp. Tony then told me he had a surprise for Taylor and to be at the entrance of Gaynes Park to get some shots arriving. I arrived and Emmies dad had just hung a flower wheel up 16 feet in the air (see pic). . Taylor text me to say he was close so I got to the arrival point with Anthony from Spotlight Weddings. The next thing a beautiful white convertible cadillac pulled in with Taylor and his dad sitting in the back..”Pure Class”. After the shots with the car Taylor went to see his family and friends and Emmie arrived.
I took the dresses and I put them in the bridal room. Emmie then came in and had a few pictures done, she was looking lovely; a very pretty girl. Emmie then got into her dress and was now ready to get married. I then took some pictures with her bridesmaids, dad and pageboys.
Taylor was now ready in the The Orangery a beautiful light, contemporary venue with oak beams. The guests were all sitting anxiously waiting for the bride. The bridesmaids and pageboys made their way down the path into the Orangery. There was a slight pause, then Emmie started her walk down with her dad Colin. The ceremony was beautiful, we heard a great poem and the bride and groom sealed the wedding with a kiss. After they signed the official documents I took some photos with the witnesses. The light was streaming through the roof onto the couple. I looked at Spotlight Video and with a slight shift of the table we got some lovely photos and video.
Emmie and Taylor then lead their guests out into the beautiful gardens for their reception drinks which included Pornstar Martini’s and Cold beers. I took a group shot of the whole wedding party and then shot the family groups. It was now time to get the bride and grooms shots. I used the main gardens, side of the orangery, bridal cottage and private gardens. One of the key shots to take at Gaynes Park is a picture through a heart in the gate. We did this shot amongst many others.
The time had now gone so on the way back to the Mill Barn (where the guests were now all seated) we did some pics. The Gather barn is a beautiful area for pictures so Emmie and Taylor sat on the bench and had a lovely moment together finishing with a beautiful kiss. The meal was now ready to serve so after a few shots in the room I put the cameras down for a while. The meal was fantastic and the staff at the galloping gourmet really looked after me and Anthony. It was now time for the speeches. Colin, Taylor and then his dad/best man Tony. Three brilliant and amusing speeches… Colin the father of the bride started the speeches and did a lovely speech to his daughter. The MC then told everyone to follow the bride and groom out to the Orangery for tea and coffee whilst the room was prepared for the dancing.
I took Emmie and Taylor to the side of the main barn as there was a beautiful warm sunlight shining across the path. With careful positioning of the Love bench, I fired off twenty beautiful breathtaking images. We did a jump shot against the Sky with the bridal party before heading in for the cake cutting and first dance. The Photos finished with a lovely first dance shot in the Mill barn with all the guests surrounding the dance floor.
Emmie and Taylor, What a day. It was great to be there with you and see you get married, your families and friends were lovely people. We had so much fun and got the serious side of the day too. Have a lovely honeymoon. See you both soon for the viewing soon. JP
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Me and Anthony Spotlight
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