I have been so excited to show you Lydia and Rob’s wedding – there are some amazing ideas and beautiful images, and I love the venue with the lights strung across the ceiling, their portraits are fab, and there’s a gorgeous night time image of the two of them. The bouquet is pretty as well, with lovely shades of white and yellow for a fresh spring bouquet – fabulous.
Contact & Bookings: Ayshea Goldberg Photography
Words & images: Ayshea Goldberg Photography
So many things made this wedding special and memorable. The main thing was that even though the weather was pretty awful, nothing was going to stop them enjoying their day and having their photographs in the gardens and grounds. They’re such a funny couple and took everything in their stride. The planning had been easy and they were very chilled out about everything leading up to and on the day.
Gaynes Park is a beautiful and popular venue in Essex, they have wonderful gardens so lots of pretty backdrops – it’s definitely one of the main draws of this venue. The orangery room where most couples get married is perfect – it’s really bright and airy and the large glass windows bring the gardens inside the ceremony area. The light is beautiful for capturing the ceremony.
There are so many photo opportunities at this venue so I couldn’t wait to work here. Lydia and Rob had chosen a lemon and white colour scheme – very pretty and traditional to suit their style and the venue. Lydia had a very feminine dress that made her look like she was gliding rather than walking along with fresh flowers in her hair – it just added to the elegance of the day, which I love.
The coach house is an old building full of character and exposed bricks and beams and can be decorated however the couple want. The staff are only too happy to make it personal for each wedding and are so helpful for guests and other suppliers.
On the day that Lydia and Rob were married the weather was pretty bad – wind and rain all day, but Lydia and Rob loved the gardens so much they were determined to make the most of it. Unfortunately we couldn’t make the most of the view of the city that you can usually see in the distance, but there are so many areas that we could shelter from the weather in some of the other areas.
Gaynes Park have a really pretty gazebo that has seasonal blooms around it so it’s always a feature no matter which season of the year. It’s lit by fairy lights at night so make a spectacular finale to a couples photography collection.
The English Wedding Blog interview: Lydia and Rob
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
Met at a wedding fayre
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Ayshea was brilliant. So helpful on the day. Best photographer ever! Wouldn’t have chosen anyone else for the job
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
They were lovely. Better than expected because the weather was horrible!
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Most perfect day with the least perfect weather 🙁
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Wedding fayres and recommendations from the venue
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Shop around! Ask for family/friends to buy things for the wedding day as opposed to a wedding day present
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Flowers, venue and photographer
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
My cousin made all my stationary
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes! I had my dress customised so it was unique to me
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Ellis bridal. Alta costura bride
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
My veil was Richard designs
Shoes bought off the internet
And what did the groom wear?
Navy suit with lemon tie and hanky-hired from boulevard bridal
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Lemon floor length dresses-from for him and for her
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Hair and make up-Lisa Alborough
Hair for bridesmaids and mum- Sharon @ Christines
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen! Traditional vintage flower company
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Fairy lights and sparkly dance floor- Mediterranean occasions
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
My chief bridesmaid made my favours which were lovely
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
4 tier white cake with lemon and yellow flowers scattered over tiers. Sponge, chocolate and lemon with a dummy top tier
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
We had a dj in the evening. String quartet during the service and drinks reception-Oakwood string quartet
Saxophonist during the wedding breakfast-Ian (solid sax) from warble entertainment
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Enjoy every moment of the ceremony! It’s the most important part of the day and it goes so quick
What’s the best thing about being married?
Living together. We had never lived together before we got married
Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:
eBay! So good for bargains and suppliers.