Braxted Park wedding – Eleanor & Daniel


Braxted Park was the venue for Bank Holiday Monday’s wedding. Eleanor and Daniel had chosen a location very close to their own home. With bridal preparations and the wedding reception taking place at Braxted Park, the wedding ceremony itself was at St Mary the Virgin church, in the nearby village of Kelvedon.

They had chosen a Spring wedding but don’t be fooled by the sunshine you’ll see in these images – it was freezing!

Nature was playing it’s own April Fool’s joke as a biting arctic wind sent the temperature dropping to mid-winter like levels. Even the daffodils stayed in hiding. A wind that played havoc with the vicar’s attire, the bride’s dress and hair and then delivered a coup de grace in Braxted Park’s walled garden, by sending the bride’s veil into the fountain ( cue a gallant best man ) But top marks to Eleanor especially. She kept smiling, even through the bride and groom portraits, as the sun set and the temperature plummeted.

But while the wind howled around the pavilion, Eleanor and Daniel were surrounded by the warmth of their family and friends, celebrating a great day. ( Sounds cheesy that bit doesn’t it?  😉  But some cliches are true, have a look below! )

Here are a few images from the day….

Braxted ParkBride has her makeup done at Braxted ParkBridesmaids share a mirrorBride enters the church with her fatherBraxted Park confetti runBraxted Park walled garden wedding receptionBride and groom walk hand in hand at Braxted ParkSunset portrait of bride and groom at Braxted ParkBride and groom portrait at Braxted ParkWedding guset posing in the photoboothGlamourous wedding guest laughingGlamourous wedding guests taking their own pictureFirst dance at Braxted Park

( The last wedding I shot at Braxted Park, it was a baking hot day, almost too hot – balance has been restored, temperature wise! )

Hair and makeup by Lisa Alger


[…] been a couple of years since I’ve shot at Braxted Park. It was a bit warmer than last time. Just off the A12, between Chelmsford and Colchester, it’s a smart wedding venue. One of the […]

Beautiful work, amazing story and what a wonderful wedding!

Firstly Martin, well done on winning your award and on your DSLR post about pixel geeks – so true! Lovely pictures here at Braxted Park in particular the b/w party pics…

A fabulous start to the wedding season and huge congratulations to your award so deserved! 🙂

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