Natalie and John's Intimate Houchins Wedding Previews | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex, Devon, Suffolk And Norfolk Alternative Wedding And Family Photographer
As if one set of wedding previews wasn’t enough for one evening, I’m about to hit you with another! This weekend I had a double header of beautiful weddings, first being Natalie and John’s wedding at Houchins on Saturday, followed by Chara and Neil’s rain-filled wedding at Gosfield Hall on Sunday, which you will have just seen!
Natalie and John, Saturday’s couple, are effectively friends by now. They booked me around two years ago, when I was still working part time and only had the dream of going full time as a photographer! Well, it’s amazing what two years can do, because now reality is better than the dream and I am so grateful for their support throughout!
We first met up last year or so, and then earlier this year I had the pleasure of third wheeling them around the East End of London where they both studied at university, for their pre-wedding session. These two are an absolute ton of fun, Natalie is just so selfless and easy going, everyone who meets her is instantly put at ease, whilst her equal, John, is one of the sassiest and most hilarious grooms I have come to know. He’s such a fab people person! When I texted some of his hilarious preparation photos to my boyfriend (whose personality is much the same as John’s) with the caption ‘Why do I feel like this will be you one day?!’ he replied ‘I hope so!!’ So John, thank you for setting an example for my boyfriend haha!
Anyway, back to the wedding! We were SO incredibly lucky on Saturday, not just because of the wonderful company, but because the weather held out for us beyond all of our expectations! It was like a summer day, if not a little chilly, and we had a whale of a time. Natalie and John had a relatively small wedding at the gorgeous Houchins, with immediate friends and family in attendance, and it was just so wonderful. I was even seated with the guests and had my name on the table plan - how kind were they?!
Oh, and don’t even get me started on those FLOWERS! When Natalie was looking for a florist, I had to recommend Miss Fleur Floral Design, one of my favourite local florists. She is so ridiculously talented, whenever I see her name on the supplier list I actually jump with joy! They’re absolutely stunning and were just so perfect for their autumnal day!
We also managed to squeeze in some couple photos in the setting sun after I climbed up on the roof of Houchins for the group shot (I will do anything for a photo!) and I am so pleased we managed to get a few before the sun totally disappeared!
So, without further ado, here are just a few of the frames from their beautiful day. Needless to say, culling them down to even this selection was a struggle!
Thank you Natalie and John, I’ve truly found friends in you both!
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