I was super excited to shoot Sheena and Jay’s Indian wedding earlier this year at the Braxted Park in Essex. I had met Sheena before at Zalicia & Juggal’s Ditton Manor wedding, and it’s always flattering when someone from the same group of friends books you for their wedding too. They are such an amazing group of friends, who always make me feel so welcome, and it was a total delight to photograph another wedding with so many familiar faces attending.
When I arrived at Braxted Park, it was a brilliant surprise to be work with Hindu priest Kamal Pandey and Shiv Gopal Music, we don’t often get to work together but whenever we do its a total pleasure and his ceremonies are always beautifully filled with emotion, Sheena and Jay’s wedding was no different. My day started with Jay getting ready before his jaan arrival with his family, who were ready to be greeted by Sheena’s family and welcomed into the Braxted Park. Once Jay made his way into the mandap, I went to see Sheena’s to capture some final bridal preps and take a few portraits before being escorted into the mandap, to officially start the wedding ceremony.
Sheena and Jay wore the biggest smiles on their faces throughout the day, the happiness around them was infectious. Their Hindu wedding ceremony was full of joy, love, full of tradition, packed full of small moments between Sheena & Jay, everything you want from a wedding celebration. After the ceremony was over we went outside for a few portraits before heading back in for the games followed by an emotional Vidhai.
What an amazing day this was, and the evening was just as good with some hilarious speeches especially by Jay, amazing food and an epic party thanks to Dj Shraii, the perfect end to a perfect day.
Congratulations Sheena and Jay, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding day, it was an honour. Now on to some of my favourite images from their Indian wedding and reception at Braxted Park.
I had an amazing time shooting a Hindu wedding at Braxted Park, Essex, it was the perfect setting for any Wedding Ceremony. If you’re looking for a natural documentary wedding photographer in Essex, or anywhere else in the world, then please get in touch. I’d love to hear all about it and have the opportunity to be your wedding photographer.
About Braxted Park – Essex Wedding Photography
Braxted Park formerly Braxted Lodge is one of the largest walled estates in the county of Essex. In the 1950’s the Queen Anne house was fully restored elegantly by Sir Allen Clark and it sits at the end of the beautiful long sweeping drive of Braxted Park. Braxted Park estate has five generations of the same family living there, and have looked after the whole property immaculately. The Queen Anne house has two large lakes on either side which has a variety of wildlife from rare birds to exotic fish. Braxted Park is a beautiful estate perfect for weddings, it also hosts private events, one of the top partridge shoots in the UK, a farm and also incorporates a 9 hole parkland golf course.
Braxted Park is described as a venue where serenity meets sophistication. Its rich in history, and is the perfect place to celebrate the coming together of hearts and families. The walled garden is the jewel of Braxted Park, there’s surprises around every corner from sculptures dotted around, a fountain and a reflecting pool.
I’ve photographed many weddings at Braxted Park, The Orangery is an amazing setting for an intimate civil ceremony. Its a bright airy room, luxuriously decorated and large enough to celebrate your union amongst your nearest and dearest. The arched windows, painted frescos bring the gorgeous gardens under the roof.
You can also have your wedding outside at Braxted Park too, during the summer months (when there’s no rain ofcourse) its a beautiful backdrop for any wedding ceremony. It’s secluded nooks and surprises around every corner is a real delight, and the perfect setting for your wedding.
Most of the weddings like the one above I have photographed in The Pavilion. Nestled in the walled garden The Pavilion has state of the art facilities, linked directly into the walled garden and it can be yours exclusively for the whole day and night. It’s an empty canvas which you can design to your wildest imagination.
Natural Photography at Braxted Park
Everyone is different, and what means the most to you on your wedding day should allow you to work out your priorities and choose suppliers that match them perfectly. If you’ve already decided that the mystique and magic of your Braxted Park wedding are worth the trouble, and you really care about the images you’ll have in the future, then it’s worth choosing a Braxted Park wedding photographer who has the experience and eye to give you exactly what you want. Hopefully that’s me!
I take pride in offering something different when creating your wedding photos. I don’t have a cookie cutter approach, I love to get to know you and build a relationship, so on your big day I can blend seamlessly into the background as one of your mates. I want to create authentic real storytelling images of your day, ofcourse I love to create stunning wall hanging portraits too, but I want you to relive the moments and see how much fun you and your guests had on your special day. I don’t create contrived or cheesy images, thats not my style at all, I’ve worked hard on my craft and still do, always constantly learning and evolving, I’ve honed my skills to pay attention not only on what’s going on with you, but also my surroundings and capturing other moments that would otherwise be forgotten at Braxted Park. .
Your wedding day at Braxted Park
Your day will go by in such a blur, believe me, i’ve been there. So I want to document and create images that will make you relive your special day, its all about authentic and capturing the genuine natural moments at Braxted Park. Capturing all the emotion, the joy, the laughter, the tears, the happiness and everything in-between is what I passionately love to capture. Moments that genuinely mean something to you, and portraits that you will want to share with the everyone you love.
Of course, right at their heart, all weddings are about a union. The union of two hearts and souls, and that of the families surrounding them. Whether you’re having an Indian wedding, Jewish Wedding or a ceremony all your own, you can trust me to spot and capture those human moments of emotion and joy that you will never want to forget. I want to give you a record of your day that takes your breath away, a creative collection that perfectly reflects everything you’ve planned and everything you mean to each other. Something you and your families will cherish forever from your wedding at Braxted Park