Who wants to see some wedding photography at Notley Abbey? Yes I hear you cry! Well good for you and look no further. You’ve come to the right place people….

Because this is the wedding of Stewart and Robyn and thats the venue they chose. It’s nice. It’s very nice. It’s bloomin’ lovely. When these two lovely people came to me and told me they were looking for a specialist documentary wedding photographer, I was over the moon. I’d sort of met them before you see, at their friends wedding. Sarah and Mark got hitched in 2016 and Stewart had the honour of being and usher on their day. I in turn, had the honour of Sarah and Mark recommending me! The rest they say is history…

Speaking of history, Notley was founded in between 1154 and 1164 by the second Earl of Buckingham. Despite its lack of historical fame, it was one of the largest and richest Augustinian monasteries in the Oxford region. There’s your blog post history lesson. You know I like to drop the history knowledge on you when I can. Boom. There you go. Thanks Google.

So, I was on debut having not been to Notley before. I’d wanted to shoot there for a while. Like I said earlier, it didn’t disappoint me. Robyn, Stewart and their guests spent the whole day there – prep in the morning, ceremony, and onwards. I really loved shooting the ceremony. The room offers some wonderful light and the wedding breakfast hall is just lovely. Exposed stone and beautiful beams. You get the picture….

But this was about Robyn and Stewart’s big day. It’s certainly not all about the venue. Sure it’s nice to have a nice venue, but it’s all about what you make of it too. It’s fair to say our B&G and their friends and family made the most of it. The most of the drinking firstly(!),the most of the dancing later, the most of the good times. I even provided laughter as I fell over a small water feature just before the confetti shot. I think only EVERYONE saw. So I definitely got away with it. Embarrassment aside, it did give me a chance to display my backwards roll skills which I was pleased about. Don’t often get to pull those out these days!

My biggest memory of this lovely day was definitely the party at the end. The dancing was great. Total abandonment of inhibitions and completely carefree. Dancing like no-one is watching. That’s where it’s at, and that’s where we found ourselves. I’m so pleased I was a part of it.

Biggest congrats to Stewart and Robyn. Thanks for having me. It was just a great day to be a part of! Here’s what they said….

“We absolutely love them and and honestly could not be more pleased! You’ve really captured the highlights of the day for us and thanks to these photos we’ll always be able to look back on it with great memories.” Ace!

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