Essex wedding

Beth & Simon | A relaxed summer wedding at Captains Wood Barn in Essex

If you’ve seen Beth and Simon’s couple shoot in Richmond Park on the blog then you will know how in love these two are ❤️ Russell and I love to document amazing fun weddings but ultimately what matters most is the love and I have never seen two people look at each other the way these two do. Their wedding day was all about their family and friends but it was like the two of them were literally walking on air and they couldn’t take their eyes off each other. Ladies and gents, that’s true love that is.

I feel like I can’t rave enough about these two. They are just the kindest and most gentle people you could ever meet. It was such a joy to see them get married and be there to capture it all! ✨

Beth started the day getting ready with her bridesmaids and family. I love this part of a wedding day - it can be a bit chaotic and this was no exception. There were so many people bustling in and out of the house but there was so much happiness. Everyone was so excited to get to the wedding.

Beth and Simon were wed at United Reformed Church by their friend and it was such a moving ceremony. Just look at the photographs below, everyone was so happy :)

The couple and their guests headed to Captains Wood Barn for the wedding reception and wow - what a venue. Ever since I first saw this place on instagram I’ve been dreaming about photographing a wedding here, you’ll see why! The barn is just so beautiful and the woodlands that surround the barn are just 👌

The drinks reception was held in the woodland and the bridal party travelled there by tractor which was awesome!

Like us, Beth and Simon love coloured smoke grenades. They just make the most epic portraits and once I saw that the bridesmaids all had matching jackets I insisted we go out for some bridesmaid portraits with them. You can see the results below, how badass do those babes look!

After a delicious meal, hilarious speeches and cake cutting (with an epic sword 😏) there was an awesome ceilidh. A ceilidh is my absolute favourite wedding tradition. Everyone should have them! Simon’s family are Scottish and it isn’t a proper ceilidh without all the men wearing kilts 😉

Such an awesome wedding. Guys, shall we do it again? 😎

If you’re planning a relaxed and fun wedding and you’re looking for a photographer and/or wedding film, let us know!

Venue: Captains Wood Barn - this venue is incredible and it books up years in advance!!

Ceilidh - The Hosepipe Band

Food - Copleys Food

Make up - Joanna Plimmer

Hair - Yvonne Bone

Mother of the Bride smiling at the bride while having make up done by make up artist
Bride having make up applied on the morning of her wedding
Close up of bride after make up is finished on morning of wedding day
Flower crown and flowers on mannequin head
Bride trying on flower crown before having hair styled on morning of wedding
Father of the Bride holds grandson and looks upstairs
Bride, Maid of Honour and Mother of the Bride take a selfie
Boho bride on the morning of her wedding
Bride pushes open door for big reveal to family
Bride first look with family and bridesmaids
Groom greets guests at the church
Groom hugs guests as they arrive for the wedding
Groom waits for bride
Groom and wedding guests smile at flower girl and page boy as they walk down the aisle
Groom sees his bride for the first time as she walks up the aisle with her Father
Bride and Groom about to get married
Bride and Groom holding hands listening before they start exchanging vows
Bride and Groom hold hands during wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom sat down holding hands
Wedding guests laughing during wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom exchange vows in front of friends and family at United reformed Church in Maldon Essex
Bridesmaid and Father of Bride smile as Bride and Groom exchange vows
Bride and Groom exchange vows at United reformed Church Maldon Essex wedding photography
Groom is very happy as bride and groom are announced as husband and wife
Bride and Groom first kiss
Confetti outside United Reformed Church Maldon Essex wedding photography
Guests stood outside Captains Wood Barn wedding
Wedding guests look at rustic table plan
Captains Wood Barn wedding reception wedding photography
Rustic wedding at Captains Wood Barn wedding photography table setting
Rustic wedding table setting
Outside drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn
Drinks reception outside Captains Wood Barn wedding photography
Bridesmaid walking towards tractor at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Captains Wood Barn wedding tractor and cart carrying wedding party
Captains Wood Barn Wedding Photography wedding tractor carrying wedding party
Wedding guests take photographs at Captains Wood Barn outside wedding drinks reception
Bride and Groom and wedding tractor at Captains Wood Barn
Floral Wedding Order of Service resting on tree trunk next to yellow coat and glasses of champagne
Wedding guests drinking champagne during drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn
Wedding guest asks for beer by bar staff during outdoor drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn
Wedding guests eat canapés during outdoor drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Wedding guests at outdoor drinks reception at Captains Wood Barn
Groom and Groomsmen wearing sunglasses at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride hugging bridesmaids at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride dancing with bridesmaids in the woods at Captains Wood Barn wedding
bride and groom woodland portrait at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride and groom walk through pine forest at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride and Groom wedding portrait in the woodlands at Captains Wood Barn wedding photography
Bride and Groom look at each other stood in the woodland at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Wedding reception at Captains Wood Barn
Badass bridesmaids walking along with the bride holding coloured smoke grenades
Bride and Bridesmaids stood with coloured smoke grenades | Captains Wood Barn wedding photography
Coloured smoke grenades Captains Wood Barn wedding photography
Bride and groom walking along with coloured smoke grenades
Bride and groom with smoke grenades
Captains Wood Barn wedding photography coloured smoke grenades
Bride and groom cut the cake at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Bride and Groom first dance at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Captains Wood Barn wedding photography first dance
Bride and Groom dancing at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Ceilidh Captains Wood Barn wedding
Ceilidh at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Ceilidh wedding dance at Captains Wood Barn
Bride dances to Ceilidh at Captains Wood Barn wedding
Groom dances Ceilidh wedding dance at Captains Wood Barn
Ceilidh wedding dance at Captains Wood Barn