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Our best weddings from 2018! #3 – Daisy & Will

With only a few hours until Santa comes, I hope you’re kicking back with Christmas TV and a mince pie… and I’d like to say a special hello if you’re not engaged yet… but hoping Santa will bring a very small box with something sparkly and ring-shaped inside!!! Come on in, indulge yourself with me and enjoy some of 2018’s very best English Weddings. So far we’ve seen James & Keye’s festival wedding and Tig & Piers’ glamorous celebration. Today it’s the turn of beautiful Daisy & Will. Theirs was a relaxed family celebration at The Copse, styled by our lovely friend Jenna Hewitt and captured by Craig Williams.


I’m totally in love with today’s wedding from The Copse, and Daisy and Will are just gorgeous – in fact everything about their wedding is just perfect from Daisy’s dress (wow!!) to the florals and greenery. Images are by English Wedding Directory member and super talented Essex wedding photographer Craig Williams – whose website and instagram are both wonderfully addictive!

Beautiful Essex wedding by photographer Craig Williams on the English Wedding Blog (25)

Daisy and Will’s venue is fabulous. The Copse allows couples to choose their own caterer and bring wine with no corkage – which we think is pretty special! I know it’s a favourite of lovely friend, English Wedding feature writer and wedding planner, Jenna Hewitt. “Jenna ran everything for us and that meant we had much more time to relax and enjoy the day. Having Craig as our photographer and Jenna as our on the day coordinator made all the difference in the world.”

Beautiful Essex wedding by photographer Craig Williams on the English Wedding Blog (14)

Georgie from Common Farm Flowers supplied buckets of flowers in season as well as the bride’s bouquet. For the venue flowers we used silk blooms supplied by The Copse, mixed with greenery from the surrounding fields. The gardens around The Copse are fabulous and full of flowers, and the venue provides all heating (fire pits and heaters), and thousands of fairy lights and cafe lights and are very happy for couples to create their own style. One of our favourite shots is all our guests lining ‘the confetti walk’.

Wedding photographer’s website:

craigwilliams.net

Daisy really dislikes having her picture taken but everyone else was very keen to have an informal record of the day. Craig was highly recommended and his style really suited our ideas.

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Craig was enormously charming and discreet in the way he captured each special moment, entirely without his presence being felt. You can see that in the photographs. Everyone was at ease and looking natural. His inspiration was to persuade Daisy into the meadow with husband Will and their lively children and capture such a special family moment. Totally charming, inspired, professional and hard working a delight in every way.

I know my mum cried the first time she saw the photos because they were so beautiful. Craig had set a selection to music and it bought the whole day back and we could not have been more happy with the result. He managed to capture everyone. The shots under the canopy were so warm and full of laughter. It made us want to do it all again!

Discover more from Craig Williams Photography (Essex & worldwide!)

craigwilliams.net
instagram.com/craigowilliams
facebook.com/craigwilliamsphoto

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Wedding venue:

Wedding Weekends at The Copse, which is where my family live, so we were super lucky that it is also licensed for weddings, sleeps 18 and caters for weddings lasting the whole weekend. This was exactly what we wanted.

Wedding month:

August

Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?

Full of joy, family and friends and moments to treasure.

Your wedding style or theme:

Relaxed, country garden, with minimum fuss

Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

Magazine articles and recommendations

Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?

My sister made it for us on line and incorporated one of her watercolours.

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?

Daisy bought two dresses on sale at Ghost and wore them both, changing for the evening dancing. Maximum spent was £200.

Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:

Daisy was happy with her choice and looks stunning.

Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!

We did organise hair and makeup and that was also very worthwhile.

And what did the groom wear?

His smartest suit.

Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?

A lovely little dress for a five year old she chose herself.

Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?

We had pizzas from the wood fired pizza oven and that was much enjoyed, as well as the home made cocktails.

The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?

The cake was made by Marita, the nanny to Will and Daisy’s children,. Really gorgeous!

Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?

Natty Congeroo and the Flames of Rhythm played jazz in the afternoon as Will’s cousin Henry Gilbert is the double bass player in the and. The DJ’s were all friends with Will taking a late night set.

Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:

Don’t wait, do get married and spend as much as you can possibly afford to have a day to remember for you and all those who mean the most to you.
Do it your way and don’t be pushed to spend more than you need, so that you have anything to regret. Get help from everyone and if you can, take a whole weekend so it does not rush by in a flash.

What’s the best thing about being married?

He has a wife and she has a husband and they both have an exciting future, together.

Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:

craigwilliams.net
Www.weddingweekends.co.uk
Www.commonfarmflowers.com
Www.jennahewitt.co.uk

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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