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Pool party wedding – Natalie & Jason

A pool party wedding – instantly that tells you how relaxed and fun Natalie and Jason’s wedding was last weekend at Maison Talbooth. It was a warm day but the real warmth was amongst the family and friends who celebrated with them. If I had to sum up this wedding in say, one word, it would be “laughter”. This is how to hold a wedding – relaxed and fun!

A wedding held on the border between Essex and Suffolk – in Constable country. One of the most beautiful areas in England. The villages look like quaint film sets. The coverage here, kicks off with attempts to grapple with a big tie, practice the walk up the aisle, before Natalie was into the wedding dress and ready to cruise in the vintage car to their home village of Nayland, beside the river Stour.

(I should know this area better, after studying an Art History degree. Part of my interview for the course at Manchester University, was a series of tricky questions about John Constable, who I had named as one of my favourite artists. It’s been years since I’ve been here. Usually I just pass through on the A12)

The bride arrived at the church but had to do a circuit, the young page boys were in the loo! This bride was their mum. A midday service, the hot sun beat down on the couple in the church. But this wasn’t just a wedding, there was also the baptism of their youngest son Lewis – who looked rather bemused by it all. (I’ve shot reportage at two recent christenings in London, for couples whose weddings I shot in recent years. Both times no photography was allowed. This time, there were no restrictions!)

After the ceremony and the confetti run, it was back through the narrow country lanes to Maison Talbooth , a luxury boutique country house hotel overlooking the Dedham vale. Party games, tennis, food on the terrace but also, if I ever, ever win the Euromillions(!), surely it’s my turn now? I now know how to spend it. I want an exact replica of that gated Pool House complex!!! (I’m afraid I’d spend my Saturdays there, rather then shooting weddings though! 😉 )

The wedding clothes disappeared to be replaced by swimming shorts (no speedos) and t-shirts – one of the most relaxed weddings I’ve documented. The tennis wasn’t quite on par with that on the television recently. The younger archers also seemed to have the accuracy edge over the more senior players. But then it was time for the wedding speeches by the pool. Laughter, tears, emotions and the return of lots of house keys……

As evening fell, so it was back to the main house for the dancing…

A fantastic wedding – warmth, laughter, love, family and friendships – and a pool party wedding…..here are a few images from the day…

 

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Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Practicing walking up the aisle

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Doing up the wedding dress

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Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Nayland wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Groom and his young sons

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Bride arrives in the wedding car

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin BeddallBride arrives at the church watched by her sons

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Suffolk wedding

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Suffolk wedding © Martin Beddall

Married!!

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Baptism photography

Baptism photography

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Bride and groom portrait at Maison Talbooth wedding

Bride and groom portrait at Maison Talbooth wedding

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Children's entertainer

Children's entertainer at Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

bride's wedding speech

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth wedding © Martin Beddall

Pool party wedding at Maison Talbooth

wedding cake

 

Comments
Mrs Natalie Hines

It has taken My Husband and I a few days since seeing this blog to make a comment, as to be honest we were lost for words, when Martin told us the blog was live! These shots have exceeded our expectations by miles, we didn’t know you were there on the day and you captured exactly how we felt on the day, we have never seen anything like this and we are truly over the moon with these shots. We have shared and looked at this blog at least a dozen times since Monday and I find something new in each shot each time, WOW Magical. Words can’t say how happy we are and we will have these memories forevermore throughout our marriage. Martin you have captured the emotion of our special day perfectly, the story of our day unfolds with each shot. We love the blog as do all our friends and family! Amazing. We are so genuinely thankful for booking the most outstanding photographer! Much Love Mr & Mrs Hines & Hines Boys x

What a splash of a day, great images

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