Langtons House: Sam & Paul

Langtons House

February weather can be a bit unpredictable, but Sam and Paul somehow picked the brightest and warmest day of the month! After months of wondering if we’d get the shots we wanted, there wasn’t a drop of rain and the sun came out in force.

The day begun at the couple’s home in Stanford-Le-Hope, where Sam and her bridesmaids were all getting ready. It was a really relaxed and chilled out morning. All the preparations were done, there was nothing more to do apart from get ready and get married.

Soon all the earrings were on, high heels were strapped up, and there was hairspray filling every room in the house…and then the car arrived. An ammaaazzzing Cadillac pulled up outside and everyone was soon bundled into the back of it and whisked off to Langtons in Hornchurch.

The wedding party was gathered outside and spirits were high…especially the grooms, as his wife-to-be had supplied him with a full hip flask that wasn’t so full by the time I arrived.. We were soon making our way inside and the guests took their seats as the bride arrived outside.

The ceremony went without a hitch. All the nerves had gone now and it was time to celebrate…but not before a few photos. We ran outside to make the most of the light that we had left and grabbed all of the group shots. Next, the couple were being showered with confetti by the main entrance of Langtons. Once we’d shaken off all of the confetti and picked it all out of Sam’s hair, we ran back into the main grounds with their kids, Bailey and Darcy, to get some photos with the newlyweds. The sun was starting to fade but we did the best we could with the light we had left. It was a great, relaxed and fun shoot, and amazingly warm for a February evening!

We were soon headed off to have a drink and a dance at the Thurrock Hotel. We grabbed a few quick shots outside and then grabbed the kids for a quick snap with their big ‘LOVE’ sign (one of my personal faves..) before I let them go off and enjoy the evening with their guests. Pretty soon they were cutting the cake, having their first dance and throwing the bouquet…and I was demolishing the sweets stand.

This was a great day full of laughter, family, friends and love. I was so pleased to be a part of the day. It’s always amazing to feel as much a part of the day as the guests are and to be welcomed in so much. Congratulations guys..


I am an Essex wedding photographer – David Dean. Thank you for taking a look at my previous work, feel free to get in touch with any questions.

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