Manor of Groves – wedding of Bonita and Keith
Date of wedding – Saturday 1st September 2018.
Bride – Bonita Mattis.
Groom – Keith Young.
Ceremony – St Marys church, Old Harlow Essex.
Ceremony Conducted By – Venerable David Loman.
Reception Venue – Manor of Groves Colinade.
Best Man – Dave Harris.
Bridesmaids– Natalie and Natasha.
Groomsman – Mark and Gary.
Make Up – Andrea Lucas.
Hair – Poppy.
Filmed by – Trapdoor (Martin and Michelle).
Florist – Sues Flowers.
Cake – Karens Cakes.
Dj – DJ Groves.
Photographer – John Paul ODonnell.
I met Bonita and Keith when they came along to a wedding show at the Manor of Groves. As soon as you see them together you see that they are so well suited and laugh a lot. The wedding day was amazing It started with some shots of Keith, his best man and two groomsmen at the hotel. Keith and the guys got suited up and then had a few pictures in the grounds of the hotel. Bonita got ready at home with her two daughters, two sisters and mum and dad. What lovely people, her two sisters and the family that were there took posing to a different level; particularly her two sisters.
The ceremony was conducted by Keith’s long term friend Venerable David Loman and was one of the best i’ve ever been at. After the ceremony I did some pictures at the beautiful St Mary’s Church before the bride and groom went to the cemetery to lay some flowers for Keith’s late parents. After this was done they arrived at Manor of Groves to be greeted by their dog Millie, a nice surprise after the cemetery. We then did all the pictures in the gardens before sitting down for the wedding breakfast. After the meal the speeches took place and everyone raised their glasses to the bride and groom.
We then headed out onto the golf course and shot some more pictures. I finished the shots with a lovely shot against the sky, It was now time for the bride and groom to cut their wedding cake. They then started the dancing off with their first dance together.
Bonita and Keith have a lovely honeymoon. The day was amazing and the dog making it to the red carpet made it perfect. I look forward to getting together with you when you return. In the meantime take a look at the shots below, theres a little taster for you of whats to come and more. Warmest regards and have the best time ever. JP
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