Rachael and Danny’s Wedding at Prince Regent Chigwell

This picture is of a Groom taking a sneaky look at the bride.

Rachael and Danny’s Fabulous Wedding at Prince Regent, Chigwell 26th June 2015

Bride – Rachael Vaissiere

Groom – Danny Bruce

Maid of Honor – Kellie

Bridesmaid – Mel

Bridesmaid – Ellie

Bridesmaid – Vicky

Bridesmaid – Paula

Bridesmaid – Jess

Bridesmaid – Sam

Bridesmaid – Lucy

Bridesmaid – Jemma

Bridesmaid – Charli

Bridesmaid – Stefanie

Flowergirls – Nancy

Flowergirls – Lillie

Flowergirls – Ava

Flowergirls – Skylar

Flowergirls – Olivia

Flowergirls – Sophia

Flowergirls – Frankie

Best Men – Will and Joe

Ushers – Richie, Lewis, Lewis, Charlie, Joe Joe, Alfie, Harry, Chapman, Pope, Ben, Jase, Matty, Bamford, Hatty and Joe

Pageboys – Freddie, Harley, Taylor, Taylor, Teddy, Jamie

Brides Parents – Jackie & Greg and Carl & Kate

Grooms Parents – Lynne & Frank

Ceremony and Reception Venue – Prince Regent, Chigwell

Photography – John Paul O’Donnell

Make Up – Diane Saunders

Hairdresser – Lauren Carpenter

Video – Spotlight

DJ – Jessica Rose Events

Singer – John Sessions

I first met Danny and Rachael about two years ago at a Wedding show. As soon as I met them both we immediately got on very well and prior to their wedding I have photographed Danny, Rachael and their two beautiful children Freddie and Nancy in the studio.

When they first came over to my Studio to chat about their wedding and potentially booking me… Danny and I both had a connection and that connection is that we both lost our brothers, we got on great and by the end of the evening they had booked me for the biggest package I do and were confident that I was going to deliver a set of photographs that they will treasure forever.

The Wedding day started at 9am with photos at Danny’s parents house (Lynne and Frank) in Chigwell, Essex.. as I was to be starting with Rachael at 11 am I arranged for Steve (my colleague) to go and cover the photography that end – which was to include a private trip to the Cemetery where Danny was to place a Buttonhole for his brother (and as was said later in the speeches).. his true and real Best Man. This was done in a beautiful private way and Danny then went back to join the rest of his very close mates back at his parents for a cooked breakfast and a drink all in time to reflect on the day ahead.

I arrived at Rachael’s mum’s and Greg’s House at 11 am and I will be honest.. It’s close to being the biggest house visit I have ever done… there were 18 Bridesmaids and Flower Girls.. it all worked out. Rachael looked stunning and when she got in her dress all the little flowergirls told her how pretty she looked. It was a great morning.

I left with Anthony Video to make the 45 minute trip over to Chigwell and got there 30 minutes before the Ceremony. Wheres Danny ? he had popped home to get his son Freddie’s shoes..noooooo, but it was all ok he arrived 10 minutes later.  I saw him in the bar and did a few photos.

When I got into the ceremony room I saw Danny and all his ushers etc together. You realise when you see this just how popular and loved this guy is, his friends and him are a very tight close group “great people and lovely guys”.

The ceremony then started and was lovely with Nancy going to her dad as he put the ring on Rachaels finger “a beautiful moment”. Afterwards we all headed outside for drinks.. I took a picture of the complete 180 people and then started other shots. The pictures took about an hour then we all headed in for the speeches before the meal.

The speeches were probably the hardest speeches that I have personally ever photographed because of the circumstances, his late bro must have been some guy coz the room was silent with tears. Danny did brilliant to get through it and his two best men aswell. His Best men were Will and Joe “two great guys” Joe was Danny’s late brothers Best friend and during the speech when it was tough Frank (Danny’s Dad) got up, put his arm round him and took the microphone and told everyone how hard it is for him and to be patient whilst he tries to get through it.. Joe then carried on and the room was all with him and wanting him to put his words across which he did in a very beautiful way.  It was a very emotional moment but one that I am glad I witnessed.  After the speeches the top table was inundated with friends and family cuddling Danny and the others.. ” what an amazing close family and group”.. that’s all I can say.

Then everyone sat down and what followed was a fabulous meal…the couple had sat us all together in the room and treated us to the full meal (not a ploughmans as Danny had told me he had arranged) “personal joke”.

John Sessions sang beautifully throughout the meal and he managed to get a full dance floor .. everyone enjoyed it and the wedding was going beautifully.

The ushers all got on the dance floor and Danny and the boys had a dance off, before the bride and groom started the main evening off with a first dance worthy of something off of strictly come dancing.. LED dance floor, effect lighting and their names in lights on the dance floor. It looked amazing and it was.

I finished the night off with photos of the saxophone man playing Ibiza classics and the Bongo man as well, plenty of  drunken dancing pictures were done and Rachael doing her Sunglasses Ibiza dance moves with everyone on the dance floor was the money shot.

I would like to say personally to Danny and Rachael. “Thank you for booking me for your wedding, I loved being part of it and wish you and your families good health for the future”… your great people and I am glad that we met and we will stay in touch after all this.

Here are a selection of pictures I have chosen from the Day.  If you was at the wedding then Danny and Rachael will give you details shortly of how to see the complete set all 1100 plus.

 

Picture of the Groom and his mates before leaving for the Ceremony
Groom and his mates before the Ceremony
This is a very private moment when the Groom went to lay a buttonhole for his late brother at the Cemetery
Groom laying a buttonhole for his brother
This is a picture I took of Bride getting ready with the girls
Bride getting ready with the girls
This picture is of a Bride getting ready in the house Black and White
Bride getting ready Reportage
This is a picture that I took of the Bride once the dress went on. She was all ready to go to the Ceremony
Bride all ready to go
This is a great picture of the Groom and his ushers in a Reportage picture in grey suits
Groom and ushers Reportage picture grey suit
Rolls Royce Phantom as it arrives with the bride and her dad at the Ceremony
Rolls Royce Phantom
This is a photograph of the Arrival of Bride and Bridesmaids at The Wedding Venue
Arrival of Bride and Bridesmaids at The Wedding Venue

 

This is a picture of a Groom and hisushers before Ceremony
Groom and ushers before Ceremony
This is a picture of the Bride and Grooms Daughter watching closely as they Exchange of the wedding rings
Exchange of the wedding rings
This picture is of all the Guests together at the wedding
All the Guests together
This is a picture of a Bride and Groom taken at Essex Venue Prince Regent in Chigwell
Bride and Groom Venue Prince Regent Chigwell
This is a picture of Mrs Bruce The Bride taken at Prince Regent Chigwell
Mrs Bruce taken at Prince Regent Chigwell
Photo of a Rolls Royce Phantom taken at Prince Regent Chigwell
Rolls Royce Phantom taken at Prince Regent Chigwell
This picture is of the Bride and Groom with a Rolls Royce Phantom taken at the front of Prince Regent Chigwell
Bride and Groom taken at Prince Regent Chigwell
This is a picture of a Bride, Groom and ushers at Prince Regent Hotel Chigwell
Bride, Groom and ushers at Prince Regent Hotel Chigwell
Pageboy and flower girl with bridesmaid Prince Regent Hotel Chigwell
Pageboy and flower girl with bridesmaid
This picture is of Bride and Groom Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell
Bride and Groom Prince Regent Hotel Chigwell
This picture is of Bride and Groom in a classic Reportage picture grey suit
Bride and Groom Reportage picture grey suit
This picture is of a Bride drinking a well deserved glass of champagne on her wedding day
Bride drinking champagne
This picture is of a Groom taking a sneaky look at the bride.
Groom taking a sneaky look at the bride
This picture is of a Groom doing his wedding speech at the top table on his wedding day
Groom doing his wedding speech at top table
This is a picture of the Groom on his wedding day before the speeches start at top table
Groom before speeches at top table
Groom and ushers dancing and having fun on the dance floor at his wedding
Groom and ushers dancing
Bride and Grooms first dance at their wedding on led dance floor their names in lights
Bride and Grooms first dance at wedding
A saxophone and bongos being played on the dance floor at a wedding
saxophone and bongos dance floor at wedding
A beautiful picture of a bride on the dance floor with sunglasses on
Bride on dance floor

 

Photographed and written by © John Paul O’Donnell

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