The Lawn Rochford was the sunny setting for Debbie & James’ Easter wedding. Knowing that there were going to be a lot of children at the wedding, not least their four, I knew it was going to be a great day and it definitely turned out that way with the adults having as much fun listening to the speeches as the children did being entertained outside. Debbie tells us more.
Where did your wedding take place and what made the venue special?
We got married at The Lawn in Rochford. We had both been married before so we were looking for something that was different from our previous weddings. From the moment we set foot in The Lawn we both knew it was the right place for us. The sweeping staircase, the friendly staff, the amazing grounds to name but a few of its attributes.
Did you have a theme for your wedding?
No, not really, although we got married on Easter Sunday so we did do an Easter egg hunt for the children whilst the speeches were taking place.
What was your colour scheme?
Tell us a little about your dress, where did you finally find it?
I found my dress at Brenda Lorraine in Elm Park. My dress was a Ronald Joyce design called Kristen. It had a beautiful back made of crystals, diamanté and beads. I loved every minute of wearing it.
What did the men opt for, and who supplied it?
The men hired their suits from Antony’s in Billericay. They wore a gorgeous blue 3 piece suit with ties, the bestmen, dads and ushers wore pink ties and the groom wore an ivory tie with tiny pink flowers. The grooms waistcoat was low cut where the others wore a traditional single breasted waistcoat.
Can you tell me about your flowers?
My friend made my center pieces, pink and Ivory roses in vintage birdcages. The bouquets for myself and the bridesmaids were from Baileys in Billericay, but I was a bit disappointed in those and wouldn’t recommend them.
What are your wedding rings like? Did you have any other special jewellery?
Our wedding rings were made by Michael Clark. James chose a platinum plain band and my was a diamond cut platinum band.
What was your most useful source of wedding ideas and information?
Tell us about a supplier who provided a first-class service.
There were two suppliers who provided a first class service. Jo at Studio Rochford, for her patience with the kids…..”who has the smelliest feet”, eye for detail and for being in exactly the right place at the right time. And secondly, to The Lawn who made our day perfect.
Do you have any advice for future brides?
Plan with plenty of time and if search around, it’s amazing how varied the quotes can be. Use people you like, not necessarily the cheapest!
What was your favourite photograph and why did you like it?
There are too many to choose…..James says the evening shots with the blue sky.
Was Studio Rochford the right photographer for you?
Yes, without any doubt
Debbie & James’ suppliers were:
Venue – The Lawn Rochford
Wedding Dress – Brenda Lorraine, Elm Park
Men’s suits – Antony’s, Billericay
Florist – Friend
Hair – Rubys Rayleigh
Make-up – Eliza Keniry
Video – TSJ Films (Toby)
Essex wedding photographer – Studio Rochford
Photobooth Gigglebooth…..definitely worth having
Creche Dizzy Ducks Wedding Creche…..worth every penny!