Rich & Nadine’s summer wedding at Notley Abbey
A wedding at Notley Abbey is always a highlight in my calendar
… so I was ridiculously excited when Rich and Nadine asked me to photograph their wedding there!
I love how Notley Abbey balances the old and new so effortlessly. I also adore that every nook and cranny is crammed with character. It’s a wedding photographer’s dream backdrop!
I like to rock up with plenty of time to spare on a wedding morning. I often use that time to take some photos of the venue. Rich and Nadine got married in July and were blessed with the most beautiful summer’s day. Imagine big blue skies, fluffy white clouds, warm sunshine, birds singing, the river burbling and the relaxing scent of lavender wafting up as I brushed past with my camera … It was a delight to spend a quiet hour just wandering around the grounds when I got there. Camera and coffee in hand, taking photos and soaking up the serene setting before anyone else arrived.
It was a completely wonderful wedding to witness and photograph
There were lots of great moments all day long, from Rich’s tearful reaction as he opened his wedding gift from Nadine in the morning to putting some serious effort into cutting through the cake in the evening!
With the exception of a few small group photos and some portraits of the two of them around the grounds, Rich and Nadine wanted to spend their day enjoying themselves. My documentary wedding photography is ideal for that. I spent most of the day blending into the background and capturing things just as they happened.
Rich and Nadine wanted photos of both of their preparations so they booked my two photographer service. Even though they were both getting ready at Notley Abbey, having a team of two meant nothing was missed. It leads to a greater variety of photos of the ceremony and drinks reception too.
It was also a day full of chic and classic details – such a treat for my magpie eye! Sunny yellow ties, a fabulous floral arch over the front door, dinner beneath thousands of twinkling fairy lights, blousy blooms, glittering Choos … oh my!
Are you planning a wedding at Notley Abbey?
You can read more about wedding photography at Notley Abbey here and see some other weddings I’ve shot there at this link. If you like what you see, please get in touch! I’d love to hear from you!