The Reid Rooms: Helen & Matt

Deep in the heart of Essex on Bonfire Night at The Reid Rooms, this wedding photographer had a blast…

 

Helen and Matt seem to have a gift for being able to pick good weather, it rained either side of their big day but they chose the most stunning autumn afternoon. Beautiful colours in the trees, bright sun in the sky…maybe just a bit chilly.

We spent the day at The Reid Rooms, the wonderful venue in Chelmsford. It began with the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready in the farmhouse whilst Matt finished putting the last few bits together in the dining room and lounge. The bridal prep was chilled and there didn’t seem to be any nerves in sight as everyone got ready. We left Helen to get into her dress and found the best man downstairs frantically rewriting parts of his speech whilst Matt was finally off getting ready. Pretty soon it was time for the big moment…

The ceremony went without a hitch (phew!) and the newly weds were grinning ear to ear by the end of it. After a few hugs from family and friends and with a Bucks Fizz in hand, we got into some photos. It’s always great when a couple is up for anything and wants as many photos as possible, so we made sure we did! We spent a while making the most of the little bit of sunlight that we had left before the guys ran back inside to warm up and spend time with their guests. But we were soon back at it, running outside for five minutes at a time between courses to grab some photos with off camera flash.

After all the speeches (the laughter, the tears and everything in between) and the ammmaaazzing pizza dinners, it was time for fireworks. After all, it was the 5th of November! There were sparklers and smiles everywhere and the sky was decorated with stunning colours.

Next up, cake cut and first dance! But not before one or two more snaps of the couple…

Everyone was soon cutting shapes and busting moves on the dance floor whilst Helen and Matt just took a minute to just be together. They danced together in the middle of the crowd for a few minutes, ignoring everyone around them and just spent a minute enjoying each others company on their wedding day. Clearly smitten. Congratulations guys…

“The photos are fantastic!! You did such a great job, thank you. Loving the summary of the day too!” Helen and Matthew Howard

 

 

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