Josh and Victoria are one of the happiest and most fun-loving couples I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. When asked to describe themselves as a couple, they said ‘smiley’. From the moment we first spoke on the phone, I knew their day would be full of laughter. If I think of their day, the words that jump out at me are ‘warm’, ‘loving’ and ‘happy’, which actually fits in well with the couple’s vision for ‘a beautiful congregation of family and friends, an emotional but very happy day, and a huge party’; ultimately, they nailed it.
The day started with the two getting ready at Quendon Hall surrounded by their friends and family. Each had written a letter to each other full of appreciative and loving words, which set the tone for what would clearly be a very happy and celebratory day. After a very smiley ceremony at a nearby church, the two emerged to many congratulatory hugs and well-wishing faces as the sun beamed down on them. The couple and their guests made their way back to the hall on two London buses for a lovely drinks reception on the lawn, set to a relaxed soundtrack from singer Marcello, before making their way into the orangery for a meal.
Given Victoria’s Norwegian heritage, they decided to do things the Norwegian way, which meant a few more speeches than usual, with everything interspersed throughout the meal. From Victoria’s brother, through to Josh himself, every speech had the room either laughing or tearing up – sometimes simultaneously!
Finally, the dance floor was revealed, and Josh and Victoria led their guests onto the dance floor for an evening of dancing that reflected the relaxed and fun theme from the rest of the day. I really loved telling Josh and Victoria’s story – their blatant adoration of each other really shone through in our couple shoot, and their fun and relaxed nature made the entire day an enjoyable experience and made sure we all had a great time. Thanks so much for having me there! It was an absolute pleasure!
Reception singer: https://www.marcellomichael.co.uk
Essex Wedding Films