Neil & Paul’s super romantic Little Channels wedding, with Bloomwood Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

A joyful and romantic celebration for gorgeous couple Neil and Paul and their amazing family and friends. This is a wonderful English wedding with vibrant autumnal florals and stylish decor, all beautifully done by a lovely group of talented Essex wedding suppliers.

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How did you choose your photographer?

We met Emma at an open evening being held by our venue. We found her to be friendly and approachable, which was unrivalled when we met with other photographers at wedding fairs.

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Emma made us feel relaxed and as comfortable as possible during the pre-wedding photoshoot and on the day of our wedding. Everyone commented on how well she fitted in with the wedding party on the day, making the photos an enjoyable part of the day. We were really pleased with the photos of our wedding day and the Thank You cards and Wedding Album that she created.

What’s your fondest memory of your wedding?

The ceremony was our fondest memory – having all our family together in a beautiful venue, with a live singer and guitarist. We were trying to take in every moment of the ceremony…whilst also trying not to cry!

Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?

Little Channels was the perfect venue for a smaller wedding. As soon as we arrived to look around, we both knew this was where we wanted to get married. The venue is beautifully decorated with wooden beams and fairy lights. It was important to us to have the wedding breakfast, bar and DJ all in the same room, so our guests stayed together throughout the day. On top of that Little Channels has great outside space that is just for the wedding party to use. We were also impressed with the wedding team and the food at the venue.

Did you love wearing your outfits? How was your shopping experience, was it fun to find your wedding gear?

We got our suits from Dapper Chaps. We were impressed with the whole experience from choosing our suits to the fittings – it was really relaxed and enjoyable. We were really pleased with the suits we chose and how good the best men looked (as well as the grooms!).

Did you hire a florist? Tell us about any floral amazingness

Hannah Louise Flowers did an amazing job of taking our ideas and producing some of the most beautiful arrangements we had ever seen. The ceremony room, table centre pieces and pocket hole flowers were stunning! As an Autumn wedding, we chose dark reds and orange flowers with foliage and berries – and the result surpassed our brief!

As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was?

Cakes at Kims made our semi-naked 3 tier wedding cake. The cake flavours were delicious and it was decorated with matching flowers from our Florist. The guests loved the cake too – we wish we had gone with a 4th tier!

Tell us about any special personal touches, or creative projects you made yourselves

For our wedding favours we had seen online the idea of using succulents in glass jars. Paul’s mum offered to make them for us – she grew the succulents and then made up the glass jars with hessian, twine, stones and a tag with the message ‘Let Love Grow’.

Did you have any wedding readings? What were they?

We chose 2 readings: He’s Not Perfect – Bob Marley and From Beginning to End – Robert Fulghum.

What was your first dance song? Why did you choose it?

We chose not to have a first dance – it was going to be too awkward for everyone!

Favourite wedding suppliers
We would also recommend Fix The Music and Stephen Cornwell who performed for our ceremony and whilst we had our Wedding meal. He had a great voice and did a brilliant job.

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 Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

1 Comment

Emma Hammond · July 11, 2022 at 12:26 pm

Thank you so much for featuring Neil & Paul’s beautiful wedding, it was an absolute pleasure to photograph their day

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