Crondon Park Wedding
The Crondon Park Wedding of Emma and Ollie in March 2018 at Crondon Park Wedding Venue in Stock, Essex.
Crondon Park Wedding
Perhaps unsurprisingly, wedding suppliers have a mental list of wedding venues that they hope to spend time in at least once in a wedding season. A Crondon park wedding certainly falls into that category. Emma & Ollie were a very endearing young couple with big plans and brilliant wedding memories that I’m fairly sure will stay with them forever.
As I mentioned above, I absolutely adore Crondon park and have shot a good number of weddings over the last few years. It’s a stunning venue in the Stock countryside that always provides me with that little bit of inspiration. This time I got to stage a really fun of series of photos in the car park, thanks to a bit of clever lighting and a little mist!
The day started at The Havard in Stock for the Groom preparation and ‘refreshments’, before we made our way to The Greenwood Hotel and Spa to document the Bridal side of the preparations. It was great to see the excellent Nicola Beddoes on make-up duty and as ever, her expert work left Emma the bride looking stunning. It was fun to see Emma taking everything in her stride as she embarked on her journey to the ceremony.
The nuptials took place at St Michael’s Church in Galleywood, a beautifully traditional setting for the wedding ceremony. Testiment to the elegant nature of the event was how notably a number of passers-by stopped to admire the scene as Emma arrived. It was lovely to see Emma happily embracing the moment, with a deft wave and a smile that made you think she could offer some tips to our royal bride Megan!
The beautiful, intimate church ceremony was followed by a return to Crondon Park for the wedding breakfast that flowed into evening festivities. The whole day really was a pleasure to shoot and I thank Emma and Ollie for entrusting me with the honour. I wish them all the luck in the world and am sure they’ll go forward with the same grace and joie de vivre they showed on their wedding day.
Venue:- Crondon Park
Church:- St Michael’s Church, Galleywood
Bridal Prep:- Greenwoods Hotel and Spa
Make-Up:- Nicola Beddoes
Florist:- Your London Florist
Guitarist:- Mike Georgiades
Cake:- Melanie Ferris Cakes
Toastmaster:- David Mills
My wife and I spent a lot of time looking for a photographer to capture our special day and the moment we saw Matt’s website, we both knew instantly that we wanted to use him, we knew we would both be at ease on the big day having Matt around.
On the day, the photo’s Matt captured were simply amazing, everything we had asked for and nothing was too much trouble. He took control and organised everything so effectively and professionally, whilst blending in with all the guests, you don’t even realise he is there sometimes taking these amazing photos. Even our guests on the day came up to us commenting on how great our photographer is. I simply cannot recommend Matt highly enough, not only is he an amazing photographer, but he’s a fantastic guy too.
Thank you so much Matt. Mr & Mrs Bedborough
Here’s the story of their day….