Leez priory, Essex

Sascha and Brian got married at Leez Priory in Essex which meant the whole wedding was able to be accommodated there, from getting ready to the reception. We were only with them for a short time on their day but nevertheless, were able to create lots of stunning images to help them celebrate this special occasion. It was a fairly small wedding with 60 guests and the setting was just lovely.

The old building has charming rooms that are full of character with open beams and traditional windows. It was in one of these rooms that Sascha got ready with her mum. We love photographing the ‘getting ready’ portion of the day as it tells the story of the day from the beginning. Although it was a summer wedding in August, the bride came prepared for all weathers with her pink wellies to match the colour theme of her wedding alongside her delicate shoes. Getting ready was very relaxed and went without a hitch, so it wasn’t long before Sasha was putting on the final touches and ready to go meet her groom. She had such beautiful, sparkling jewellery – this girl likes her bling!

Bride looking in mirror getting her hair done

Bride's traditional white dress and pink wellies

Bridesmaid helping the bride get ready

Bride putting bracelet on for her wedding

Bride getting veil and lipstick on

The ceremony was short and sweet, set in a gorgeous barn on the grounds of the hotel. It was such a delight to share in their love and laughter that was so apparent between the bride and groom. Every moment was full of happiness – just what we like to see. Sascha is a journalist, so many of her guests were in that industry too. This meant there was an abundance of phones, iPads and cameras appearing throughout the day with their guests documenting the activities too – it was GoPro galore! 

Father walking bride down aisle at wedding

Father shaking grooms hand

Bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging rings at wedding

Wedding ceremony at Leez Priory in Essex

Bride and groom signing the register

Bride and groom walking out of their wedding ceremony holding hands

Unfortunately, it did rain so most of the formal pictures had to be done inside, but that didn’t stop Sascha and Brian having a fun photo with the umbrellas outside embracing the weather. Luckily we were able to dash outside for some pictures in-between the rainy spells and get the all important confetti shot. Upstairs in the main building, the room had been decorated for a formal wedding breakfast… in pink!

Bridal party posing with white umbrella's in the rain

Bride lounging on leather sofa for wedding portrait

Bride and groom standing together for photo

Bride and groom walking though confetti

Bride and groom standing outside Leez Priory

Black and white photo of bride and groom outside Leez Priory

Inside Leez Priory decorated in pink for wedding reception

Pink table decorations for wedding

Wedding details

Big smiles on bride and groom for portait

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Coombes.

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