Braxted Park wedding. We were certainly blessed with the best that autumn had to offer for Priyajalee and Rob’s wedding. Glorious golden sunshine, crisp blue skies and a full selection of autumnal leaves. All set up to compliment how stunning Priyanjalee looked as well, absolutely flawless. There was happy and well-organised chaos in the girls preparations. The boys were doing what the boys do best before a wedding – look a little bemused before realising the best thing to do is ask a lady for some help!
BRAXTED PARK WEDDING
We had a busy and full day. It started with an elegant civil ceremony in the Orangery. For a part of the day that’s usually described as “the legal bit”, it incredibly emotional. You could see the full rollercoaster of emotions that both Rob and Priyanjalee went through. A short breather before heading into the large marquee for the Hindu ceremony where both were lead in by Indian dancers. It was an intricate and elaborate ceremony with many traditions to respect but full of joy. The ceremony was rounded off with a christian blessing at the end.
ESSEX WEDDING VENUE
Then the celebrations began! First a long and very pleasant reception on the lawn for the guests, that late autumn sunshine really proving it’s worth. Followed by a full Indian buffet, more Indian dancers and more time to mingle and socialise. Afternoon drew into the evening and then came the speeches. Always a nervous time for any groom but when you have so much integrity in everything that you do, in Rob’s case, even a mention of his knitting or craft skills brings admiration more than humour! Priyanjalee, on the other hand, didn’t get away so lightly and her bridesmaid let slip a few home truths.
BRAXTED MARQUEE WEDDING
The evening was rounded off with a ceilidh but not before bride and groom took to the floor for their first dance. University Ballroom dancing society had definitely paid off as they glided across the floor elegantly and effortlessly. Hugely impressive! It went from the sublime to the faintly ridiculous though as chaos reigned when the ceilidh caller began the evening’s dancing for the guests. It might not have been effortless and elegant but it sure was a lot of fun!
It’s always a pleasure working at Braxted Park especially when there is a good team of people around you. The toastmaster was the ever brilliant Nick Pascoe, event coordinator at Braxted was the superbly efficient and always happy Michelle.