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Essex Barn Wedding from Sam & Louise Photography + Bridges & Eggs Studio
March 8, 2013
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Everything in England just feels a bit more magical, no? I blame it on its long history of love stories, because when I hear of an English wedding, my eyes light up. So my heart got all kinds of excited when this pretty barn wedding landed in my lap. It's the English wedding of my dreams crafted up by the two most adorable newlyweds and Bridges & Eggs Studio. We get to enjoy every last bit through the talented lens of Sam & Louise Photography, so don't miss a minute of all that pretty waiting for you right here.
For even more of this gorgeous day, be sure to catch their film from Will Nixon...

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From the Bride... As we are both creative we couldn't wait to design and organize our own wedding. After our initial venue fell through we happened to stumble across this barn in the middle of Essex, in the most idyllic setting. Owned by a lovely family on a farm with a bunch of horses, it was exactly what we were looking for and they allowed us to transform it how we pleased. We had found that other venues had been stuffy when mentioning bunting, straw bales and even confetti! All we wanted was to be able to decorate it with wild flowers, vintage bottles, lanterns, fairy lights, straw bales - anything natural and rustic.

We spent days screen printing our invitations, sewing bunting, designing our menus, carefully constructing hundreds of origami birds, sourcing tweed, maple boards, searching for bottles on ebay and making signs on wooden chalk boards. The weather was perfect, with live music and cider outside, romping around the wheat field, cooking up a hog roast and climbing over the tractor. We could not have wished for more, the whole day was filled with music, food, laughter, dancing and a few tears.


Wedding Photography: Sam & Louise Photography | Wedding Venue: Elms Farm in West Hanningfield, Essex | Event Planning + Design: Bridges & Eggs Studio | Wedding Cinematography: Will Nixon | Floral Design: Debbie Sharpe + Julie Maulkerson | Caterer: Phil Stacey | Invitations: Bridges & Eggs Studio | Wedding Dress: Suzzane Neville | Shoes: Fred Perry