Tiffany & Ben's Outdoor Wedding at Braxted Park, Essex
Tiff & Ben are the kind of couple that just light up the room! With huge and infectious smiles, you feel like best friends within minutes of meeting them, so we were super excited about their big outdoor wedding at one of our favourite venues in Essex, Braxted Park!
It was a hot and sunny day when we arrived at Braxted Park. The boys were chilling out in the garden and the girls were happily chatting and getting ready at the other end of the estate! I walked in the door to a huge hug from Tiffany who was literally bubbling over with excitement and couldn’t wait to show me her amazing blush wedding dress, which she bought from Bellissima in South Woodham Ferrers. Stunning doesn’t even cover it! The colour was so pretty and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect dress for her! Apparently she’d tried on what felt like hundreds of wedding dresses and having narrowed it down to 3 for a second day, this dress had come in new that day and it was clearly the one! Tiffany and Ben had bought each others wedding shoes too and I have to say, the boy did good, with a stunning pair or sparkly Christian Louboutins!
The morning was chilled out for both Tiffany and Ben, and Mark and I covered their wedding morning simultaneously, leading up towards Tiffany’s grand entrance through the beautiful walled garden and towards a nervous Ben, who was holding it together by a thread! The ceremony was beautiful and relaxed with funny readings and lots of happy smiles between Tiffany and Ben. They exited with applause as Ben helped Tiffany up the aisle with her huge dress, before heading to the steps for a picture of the whole wedding party.
The guests showered them with confetti up the long walkway bordering the gardens (Poor Ben got several mouthfuls I think!) and into the gardens where garden games, drinks and capapes were waiting! We clicked away, capturing the love and laughter of everyone having a great time and the afternoon just flew by!
We borrowed Tiffany and Ben for just a short time for some lovely portraits in the gardens. So many locations to choose from in this amazing venue, and so many shots we wanted to share, but below are just a few of our favourites!
The wedding breakfast was amazing (thank you for the lovely meal guys!) and the room decorated with pretty flowers, candles, personalised shot glasses for the guests and themed around Ben’s love of American football. Speeches were hilarious and much laughter was had by the friends, family, Tiff and Ben. Ben was especially nervous about his speech but really shouldn’t have been as he delivered it perfectly, revealing a little history of his relationship with Tiffany, his perfect-but-not-so-perfect proposal (Tiffany refused to get on the helicopter he’d planned for the proposal, ooops!) and how he felt at seeing her coming down the aisle that day.
At the end of the meal everyone went outside to a balmy summer’s evening and we took Tiffany (now in flip flops!) and Ben over to get some late afternoon sun and sunset pictures before returning them back to their evening guests and the evening’s entertainment, which was kicked off with a beautiful 1st dance and live singing by Joe Fryd. The dancefloor filled up quickly and only emptied temporarily when the Braxted BBQ was fired up and everyone tucked into yet more, yummy food!
Having already done one lovely night shot, we were about to leave when all of a sudden the garden was lit up with beautiful fairy lights, so our “one more” picture became another and we finished the day with a lovely new shot to add to an already beautiful collection of images.
We felt like guests at this wedding, thanks to both Tiffany and Ben being so welcoming and totally chilled out! We had a fantastic day from start to finish and are so happy that their dream of a big outdoor wedding came true! Tiffany and Ben chose Braxted for it’s “wow” factor and their wedding certainly had that, with beautiful details, personalised favours for the guests and an amazing atmosphere!
Huge thanks and congratulations to this amazing couple - we wish you both a lifetime of happiness together. Here’s just a few highlights of their day!
Flowers by: W Flowers
Girls Hair: Candice Shelton - I Do. Bridal and occasion hair
Venue: Braxted Park