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Welcome to the Friern manor country hotel wedding photographer post of Emma & Johns special day at one of Essex’s lovely wedding venues.

I often get asked what it is I love about being a wedding photographer & my answer can seem somewhat long winded, as there are many facets that enthral me. Ultimately, in a nutshell it’s the emotion. It gets me everytime!

I have to give myself a nudge sometimes, and turn my professional mind on, and this Friern Manor Country Hotel Wedding was one of them times!

Emma and John are two very brilliant people, very down to earth and totally fun guy’s to be around. No wonder they have so many caring friends and family around, and on their day that is exactly how I felt for them too.

As always with weddings it’s hard to keep those tears at bay – Therefore Tony, Emma’s Dad. Take a bow, you and Emma let it all go for a few moments that created some magical images of emotion – You rocked it. A great guy!

Whilst doing the blog post of this Friern Manor Country Hotel Wedding, I was listening to a bit of Randy Crawford & as I was carefully sorting images into order, Almaz (one of Randy’s greatest tracks) came on, and it dawned on me that Emma’s personality was all over this track. It seemed very fitting. The song if you don’t know is written about a lady called Almaz (loosely translated means diamond in arabic & is of ethiopian origin). So Emma, I think you are a diamond and with John as your keeper, you are both very precious :).


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– Make up by Sian – 

Before I start on the featured images of this wedding I would like to say a huge thanks to Makeup By Sian & Scarlett Heart Weddings & Events, Friern Manor Country Hotel and the other vendors who played their part. Sian was simply very pro and clearly a very talented make up artist and lovely as well – Check out her work as that speaks much louder than any words I can use or say. Here you can find a link to Sian’s website – Make Up By Sian

Friern manor country hotel wedding - Emma "Almaz"
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– Scarlett Heart Weddings & Events –

Arran and his wife, Helja form the double team that run and operate Scarlett Heart Weddings & Events are consummate pros, who bring a very friendly atmosphere to the table. Arran is a singer and he sings Michael Buble so well, I had to double check Arran was still there. Honestly if you want an all in one solution to cover most of your wedding needs, these guys supply it all, including ridiculously outstanding wedding cakes – Head over to their website and see for yourself. Amazing value for money!


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– The Friern Manor Country Hotel –

The Friern Manor Country Hotel Wedding thanks list wouldn’t be complete without including the fantastic team at the Friern Manor Hotel themselves. They bent over backwards to ensure that every last detail went according to plan & Sarah and her team were ace. This was my first time shooting here, and thankfully not my last, as I am here again in August – WooHoo! So many photographic opportunities here it is great – Brides in Essex, seriously look at this venue – It is beautiful!

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– Gillian Roberts Bridal supplied Maggie Sottero Wedding dress – 

Every discerning bride needs a Wedding dress that compliments them. A champagne coloured, bespoke designed dress was supplied by Gillian Roberts Bridal & designed by Maggie Sottero. Now I don’t confess to know my Jimmy Choos from my Armani or wedding dresses for that matter, but I can tell you that Emma looked fantastic – Check her out below!!

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– Flowers by Ivy Rose – 

Flowers for this wedding were supplied by Ivy Rose of Brentwood, Essex. They were beautiful with very light, pastel colours with a combination of Sweet Avalanche Rose, Gypsophila and Eucalyptus made them look exceptional. Well done to Sophie – simply stunning!

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Sit back, kick off those shoes and relax, as I take you through a journey of love, laughter and tears told through images – Oh and a few teasing shots of sweets, cake and delicious barbecue food…..Mmmmm foodie heaven!!

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