Meg + Tim | Southend Barns Wedding

“Tim and I met on a dating website where we chatted briefly online before meeting in person. At first it was awkward as small talk had been done online, but after a drink conversation flowed so much so that we were kicked out of the pub at closing time. I remember coming back to my housemates and doing a silly excited dance; I’d had the best time. Fast forward 6 years and I come home from work on Christmas day feeling grizzly. Tim proposed to me in a creative way involving clues and a bag of haribo tangfastics stuffed with haribo rings! I definitely felt better then!

We had been together 6 years before he proposed, I wasn’t waiting that long again for a wedding ;p. Luckily Tim felt the same :). Within 10 days we booked Southend Barns for our wedding and reception for August the following year- it was a beautiful venue. Both Tim and I are very arty and used our wedding to get creative! We designed and made our wedding invites as well as table arrangements, name tags and table plan displays. We are both big kids at heart and had party bags as wedding favours and Colin and Connie the caterpillar cakes for our wedding cake. It certainly brought a lot of chuckles to our guests too.

Booking Graham was a no brainer- his style was perfect, nothing forced, just capturing the moment which is just what we were after. Posing was neither of our strong points! On our wedding day the weather was gloomy- but Graham assured me it was perfect weather for photos- he wasn’t wrong. Once I was at the top of the aisle it could have been the end of world out there and I wouldn’t have noticed! The day was relaxed and informal and everything went without a hitch- Graham not only captured us on the day but all our lovely guests too. I didn’t even notice him taking the photos.

We hired a band for the evening and guests poured onto the dance floor… I don’t think I left it until the end of night, despite my dancing skills being somewhat questionable! In short, it really was the best day of our lives and Graham captured us and the day magnificently”.

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