It’s not often that you turn up to a brides house in the morning and see a Dalek guarding the bouquets of flowers. But this was the case of Debs and Steve’s Ingatestone Hall wedding photography – mental note, don’t mess with the Dalek! It was always going to be an exceptional wedding, a wedding with a difference. I was checking my iPhone weather app to see what we could expect for the day ahead (usually pretty reliable) when Debs showed me her iPhone weather app – being a hot air balloon pilot, this app had all the gizmos and gadgets, every graph and list of figures you could possibly need for weather on the ground all the way up to 10,000 feet. It made my ‘sun with a smiley face’ app look a little ordinary. Just to let you know that the Dalek featured throughout the day, popping his head up (do Daleks have heads? Turrets? Anyhoo …) throughout proceedings but apparently not as much as later with the best man – but I’m told that’s another story you’ll have to ask him about, something to do with a camera and the gents loo. But I digress. Talking of cameras, I felt seriously out-gunned by everyone else on the day, I think our Dalek friend was the only one without a camera.

A great sign of a couple’s chemistry is when you first meet them before the ceremony and think, they seem a little anxious but you very quickly realise that it’s not nerves, it’s genuine excitement for the day ahead. This was very much the case for Deb and Steve, both were really just trying to contain their happiness at it all. After a beautiful church ceremony, we were off to the stunning Ingatestone Hall wedding venue, steeped in history and a beautiful and ancient backdrop for the wedding celebrations. We were determined to get outside and make the most of the venue for some couple shots but the rain was against us. We persevered and eventually the weather gods smiled on us – no iPhone app to save us though! Here are a few of my favourite images from the day and you can see the full gallery by clicking this link | Ingatestone Hall wedding photographer

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