Fennes is a beautiful Georgian manor house surrounded by 100 acres of idyllic countryside in Braintree, Essex. This award winning wedding venue has lots to offer in terms of style, beauty and natural surroundings. Parts of the house date back as far as the 15th century. Fennes Estate in Braintree is Georgian in style, and offers the high ceilings and spacious rooms you would expect from a property of this era. The wedding pavillion overlooks the landscaped gardens, and boasts beautiful views of the estate. The decor itself is elegant and luxurious, and exactly in keeping with the style of the house. For couples looking for a grand yet intimate venue for their wedding, Fennes is perfect.
Fennes Estate Braintree Wedding Photographer Essex
I was honoured to be asked to photograph Trish and Dan’s wedding. They are such a lovely couple, full of personality, and I was keen for this to come across in the photos. Fennes is decorated in bright vibrant colours, and some of my favourite shots of the day were taken against the pillarbox red walls of the house. There is a photo of Trish, gathering the skirt of her flowing dress in her hands as she walks up the stairs, that contrasts this beautiful bright red with the crisp, white of her dress. It’s a beautiful image, and one that I’m sure is one of Trish’s favourites. Every inch of the ceremony room was snowy white, from the ceiling drapes to the chair ties. It looked beautiful by itself, but even more so as a backdrop to the brightly coloured guests as they started to take their seats. The use of colour at this wedding was fantastic, and it was a pleasure to photograph. From the bridesmaid’s floral dresses, to the groomsmen’s bright cravats, the vibrant colours were eye-catching and beautiful. The gardens at Fennes Estate Braintree are truly stunning, and we took a number of photographs in the gardens to make the most of this. Trish wanted a photo of her wedding shoes, and, to be a little different, we placed them amongst some ivy in the garden. The finished picture looks fantastic and has a bit of an Alice-in-Wonderland feel to it.
The lake in the gardens has a picturesque white wooden bridge across it, and this looked great as a backdrop to the photos. Another of my favourite photos from this collection, is the image of Trish and Dan walking through the gardens. Dan is holding a white parasol, and the white bridge can be seen in the background. The sky is grey and cloudy, and this gives the photo an intense yet romantic feel which I really like. Trish and Dan were great fun to photograph, and it was easy to capture their personalities in the images. There’s a great photo of them having an impromptu pillow fight in the library, and I think this really shows the fun and loving relationship they have.
Trish and Dan were keen to have a few posed photographs of the day, to show the two of them looking their best. Trish and Dan were a great couple to photograph, both confident in front of the camera and great at coming up with ideas. The posed photos are great, and sit comfortably alongside the documentary style shots of the rest of the day. I took lots of reportage style shots throughout the day, capturing the atmosphere of the ceremony, and the liveliness on the dance-floor later on. I love the first dance photos where you can see Trish and Dan having a great time, but also their friends and family sharing in their fun.
Reportage Wedding Photography in Essex at Fennes Estate in Braintree
I offer professional reportage style wedding photography in Essex, London, Surrey and the surrounding areas. If you would like me to be your Fennes Estate Braintree wedding photographer, please get in touch to check my availability and discuss the services I offer. I work hard to ensure I provide the photographs you want, be this reportage style or posed photography, and present them in a professional manor.