Happy Hurricanes Over At Houchins

Houchins Essex Wedding Photographer, Farlie Photography.

Hannah and Mark started planning their day with me some time ago from Pakistan. Emails flew from Essex to the Middle East and we never got to meet before the big day. Then there was the tiny matter of a whole pandemic to come and knock the entire wedding industry off it’s feet in the interim. 2021 was a grim start for most and notably for me because the wedding industry was essentially cancelled. Until of course this sunny weekend at the very end of May. Tentatively the government gave couples the green with a whole bunch of string attached. Some couples postponed in favour of more certain times. But Hannah and Mark did not and I am so bloody glad they didn’t because this was to be me hitting the ground running in a burst of “Marktrimony” wedding bliss full of sun, singing and slamming the COVID-secure outdoor dance floor.

This day to me was the day the world woke back up again and I remembered everything that life in lockdown lacked; love, laughter, togetherness, life’s milestone moments, celebration, music, everyone’s best dressed selves and most joyfully… dancing. The weather was glorious, the people were dazzling (honestly at one point Eloise the day manager leant over to me and said “even the Grandma is an absolute stunner!”) and Hurricane Hannah and Mark are just the kind of couple you want to celebrate with your whole heart.

Thanks for having me guys. Thanks Houchins team (it was so awesome to see you) and the beautiful Coggeshall, Essex farm land. Thanks Tom for the music. All the gratitude for it all. I can’t say enough the lift this day gave me, it’s carried me all through this rollercoaster year and I’m still murdering “Shallow” in the car.

Houchins Essex Wedding Photographer, Farlie Photography.

Houchins Essex Wedding Photographer, Farlie Photography by Charlie Alexander.

Venue: Houchins
Hair & Make-Up: Bumble Bee Bridal
Floristry: Hannah Louise Flowers
Music: Tom Ryder

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