The Reid Rooms Wedding Photography
From the first time that I met Amy and Steve I just knew that their wedding day was going to be a fun and loving celebration. The wedding was at The Reid Rooms, a wonderful rural location between Chelmsford and Dunmow, Essex.
I love photographing at The Reid Rooms and so, with the venue looking fabulous, the bride looking gorgeous, the groom looking handsome and with the sun shining, everything was set for what was to be a brilliant wedding for everyone.
Let’s find out more about the couple and their big day from Amy and Steve
How did you guys meet?
We met online on a dating website, we lived 42 miles apart at the time so had to travel back and forth to see each other, mainly at weekends. As our relationship developed we found it very difficult being apart. So in January 2014, we moved in together. In May 2014 we found out we were expecting our first baby! We were over the moon.
How did Steve propose?
On our 3rd year anniversary on 26th October 2014 whilst away in Suffolk, we went for a lovely walk in Rendlesham Forest where Steve got down on one knee! On Christmas Eve, 3 weeks early our baby girl, Isla was born, we fell in love with her instantly. Then, the wedding plans began, we set the date for 14th May 2017.
How would you describe the spirit of your day?
Our day was very romantic and had a lovely relaxed feel to it which our guests also commented on. The sun was shining and everyone seemed to have a lovely day and really enjoyed it.
Was there a theme to your wedding? If yes what was the theme and why?
Our theme was something blue. We had baby blue as our colour. Our bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers and our cake all tied in with this. We chose blue as we both love the colour and thought the baby blue would be perfect for a May wedding.
How did you decide on the venue of your wedding and/ or your reception?
We went to a wedding fair at The Reid Rooms and loved it straight away. It had a very personal and quirky feel to it and seemed the perfect size venue for the number of guests we would be having. There is also a farmhouse there that sleeps 20 people, which was a huge bonus and meant there could be somewhere for us and our immediate family to stay the night of the wedding. The grounds are very pretty and we saw the potential for some great pictures to be captured at the venue.
What was the best moment(s) of your wedding day?
Walking down the aisle, it was an amazing feeling seeing all our closest friends and family in the ceremony Room. Being pronounced husband and wife was amazing, and just generally sharing the best day of our lives with all the people we love. Having all the pictures taken was fun. Jeff captured amazing moments of our day.
What style was your wedding dress and who was it by?
My wedding dress was strapless fishtail with lovely pearl detailing and was by Maggie Sotterro.
What did the groom and ushers wear?
The groom and ushers wore lovely tailored navy blue suits with brown shoes. They were hired from Anthony’s in Billericay and we were very happy with them. All the men looked very dapper on the day and the suits were a great fit.
Were there any meanings behind any of the aspects of your wedding? i.e Theme, colour, food, seating arrangements, cake, venue?
Our cake was a birdcage cake, which tied in with the birdcage centrepieces on the tables and the place name cards. We chose birdcages as we thought birds/birdcages represent tranquillity and love and also look very pretty.
What flowers did you choose for your bouquets?
I had artificial flowers. The bouquets were a mix of Ivory and two shades of blue with pearls and diamantés. They were created by Cathy at By Finesse.
What was the title of the song for your first dance? Why did you choose that particular song?
We chose Perfect by Ed Sheeran. We have always been fans of Ed and saw him together at Wembley a couple of years ago so we were always going to have one of his songs for our first dance.
Where did you go for your honeymoon, what made you choose that place?
We went to Mexico for a week for our honeymoon and it was amazing. We chose this destination because it looked beautiful and ideal for relaxing for a week. Our resort was adults only and we couldn’t fault it.
What tips would you give to other couples when planning their wedding day?
Plan everything well in advance so you can take your time. And make sure you have the wedding that you both want as it’s your big day and should be about the two of you.
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