The day begun at Ross and Phillipa’s house in Benfleet, Essex, where I found a very nervous bride to be having her hair and make up done. It was a busy morning with people coming and going from the house and it wasn’t long before the VW camper vans pulled up on the drive, ready to take the bridal party to the church.
The church was just around the corner and is a beautiful building, especially for photography. So much light! It was a wonderful ceremony too, full of humour and love. There were lots of happy tears and the ceremony went without a hitch, and the newlyweds were soon signing the register and walking back up the aisle. After a few photos outside the church and some confetti throwing, we were off to Ye Olde Plough House in Brentwood, Essex.
Once there, after a few glasses of champagne and a quick chat with guests, we jumped straight into the group shots. Once we’d taken these we decided to make the most of the sun (the forecast wasn’t originally looking too great…) and went for a short drive to the beautiful fields nearby. We were not there for too long but we got some great shots, we even managed to let off a quick smoke bomb!
Once back at Ye Olde Plough House it was pretty much straight into dinner. The newlyweds were welcomed in with cheering and applause from the guests and they took their seats for dinner. Soon, it was the speeches. There was lots of laughter and tears and a very embarrassed bride during the father of the bride speech. After the speeches we ran outside for a few more photos in the dark and to let off some more smoke bombs!
We dashed back inside into the warm and so that Phillipa could throw her bouquet, cut the cake with Ross, and then take to the dance floor for their first dance. The rest of the evening was spent tearing up the dance floor with their guests!
I had a great time at this wedding and loved being back at Ye Olde Plough House. It brought back some amazing memories and it was great to see another couple make their own there too. Congrats guys!
“Our pictures make me laugh and cry at the same time whenever I look at all 889 of them! Thank you very very much” Phillipa & Ross Hubbard