Leez Priory Wedding ~ Laura & Ben

We are loving our look-back at 2011 with some of our wonderful couples!  Today Laura share with us the thoughts and preparations behind her wedding day at Leez Priory.


Where did your wedding take place and what made you choose that location?

We decided to have our wedding at the gorgeous manor of Leez Priory, we decided to have it here purely because of the beautiful architecture of the building and landscapes of the surrounding lawns. As soon as we stepped into the venue we knew it was the one for our wedding.


What was your colour scheme or wedding theme?

 We had a vintage and garden theme. It was based around lace, sage green, and dusky pink, with vintage pearls, roses and ivy in the flowers.


What was your dress like and why do you love it?

 My dress was purely lace; it was a fish tail fit with a sweet heart neckline.  I loved it as it felt so couture; the lace said it all and it was the fit I always wanted.


Tell us about your ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Something Old –  My Grandma’s Wedding band, she sadly passed away and I borrowed her wedding band from my mum to have in my bag all day.

Something New – My Jewellery and bag

Something Borrowed – My sister’s ring cushion from her wedding

Something Blue – My Garter which has blue ribbon on it! 


Where did your groom get his morning suit?

 He hired them from Moss Bros


Did you buy each other wedding presents?

 No as we had a honeymoon of a lifetime to go on so saving our pennies for Dubai and the Maldives!


Can you tell me about your wedding cake?

 It ran in with the theme of the wedding with lace detail, pearls, and pink roses on the top. The cake was a simple 3 tier cake, with the bottom being chocolate, middle sponge and top chocolate!


What was your most useful source of wedding ideas and information?

 Magazines!! I spent hundreds on them! Searching through them then cutting them up for my scrapbook!!


Tell us about a supplier who provided a first-class service.

 Supplier of our cake was fantastic she was very supportive and was well valued.


Do you have any advice for future brides?

Do not stress! What will be will be, and to search around for little bargains if you have a theme as it all adds up!


Was Studio Rochford the right photographer for you?

Yes you caught the feel of the wedding perfectly, we were blessed with the weather and the effort you took into capturing the most stunning pictures of the venue and capturing moments that we can treasure forever, we can not thank you enough.


What was your favourite photograph and why did you like it?

 I have 2! Portrait of us both as we never have professional pictures taken of us and it is truly perfect, then also one of us both walking away in black and white kissing as it just captures the moment perfectly.


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  1. Emma May 20, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I LOVE Laura’s bridesmaid dresses…. any chance you could tell me where she bought them?

    Beautiful wedding pictures!!

    • studiorochford May 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi Emma – thank you for you kind comment! I will try to find out for you!

    • studiorochford June 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      Hi Emma
      Laura’s bridesmaids dresses are from the Wedding Shop in Colchester. They are from the Alexia range in the bridesmaid shop.

      Hope that is useful to you!

  2. Kristy June 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I would also really like to know where the bridesmaid dresses came from if you could find out as they are beautiful?

    Great photo’s too!


    • studiorochford June 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      Hi Kristy
      Laura’s bridesmaids dresses are from the Wedding Shop in Colchester. They are from the Alexia range in the bridesmaid shop.

      Hope that is useful to you!

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