A beautiful wedding in Essex
When I was approached by Alex of Bijou Brides to see if Bessie would travel to Essex I was delighted to find it was a date I could attend. The Indian Bride and English Groom wanted a fusion of Indian culture and traditional English celebrations for their wedding. The venue was a most beautiful country house, The Fennes, in Essex with the most stunning gardens – perfect for a romantic wedding.
I set about washing and polishing 120 vintage china cups and sauces, tea plates, cake stands and cutlery – all ready to serve the welcome Pimm’s and the traditional Victoria Sandwich, Lemon Drizzle and scones with clotted cream and home made jam.
The day came and following a journey in very heavy rain, Bessie had just half an hour to set up – in thunder and lightening. Thankfully, the venue had two beautiful entrance rooms so I set up one with the drinks and one for food. The Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids and all the guests looked just stunning. In no time, they were tucking in to a traditional English afternoon tea and everyone really enjoyed all the china. Within moments of the ceremony finishing, the sun was shining and the wedding party were able to step outside to the bands playing, the games on the lawn and of course photos with Bessie.
My photography is not too good but here are a few photos whilst I await those from the very talented official photographer.