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When Rachel and James got in touch to inquire about booking their wedding photography with me, I was so excited! We met and discussed their ideas and feelings about the style of photography they like and I knew they were the perfect clients for me! I LOVE it when that happens!

They married at High House Barns in Purfleet on 29th May 2016. I've not worked at High House Barns before, but I can say that it's a very friendly venue with beautiful barns and gorgeous gardens which are great for photos!

Rachel was so excited in the morning that I remember her hairdresser keep telling her off for moving around too much! ;)

Her dress was absolutely stunning and very different from anything else I've seen. Such beautiful detailing on the back.

James' Mum put together all the flowers and what a wonderful job she did. They were absolutely stunning and really finished off the girls look and put the finishing touches on the venue.

Rachel being a very talented opera singer (WOW?!) also sang a few songs at the beginning of the evening, which was so lovely to hear and see and blew everyone away. It was such a personal touch to the evening and I enjoyed capturing all of it! Then the first dance happened and the dancing began!

Here is a short story of their beautiful day...

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624490270-KNF77U29ELY51WESU4F1/Rachel+James+1.jpg" alt="wedding shoes and dress" />

wedding shoes and dress

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624489745-UDEM48BLSAMFEBG7W0CG/Rachel+James+2.jpg" alt="bridal preparation photos" />

bridal preparation photos

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624490296-2DB7F9XAETPE02P6MREG/Rachel+James+3.jpg" alt="bride having hair done in mirror" />

bride having hair done in mirror

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624490712-OOKH0FM9OKNTXEWFDNLM/Rachel+James+4.jpg" alt="brides sister and mum at wedding" />

brides sister and mum at wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624490904-H90ISEB7E88TWXPTCBEV/Rachel+James+5.jpg" alt="groom greeting wedding guests at barn wedding" />

groom greeting wedding guests at barn wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624491643-8HK67143PFZN3SH3BYQ5/Rachel+James+6.jpg" alt="bride and bridesmaids in burgundy dresses" />

bride and bridesmaids in burgundy dresses

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624492356-BWTS8C4F5X3LZ37IOUMN/Rachel+James+7.jpg" alt="dad walking daughter down the aisle at barn wedding" />

dad walking daughter down the aisle at barn wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624493723-PYWCCTIJYQMG534VDZ5J/Rachel+James+8.jpg" alt="bride and groom during ceremony - barn wedding in purfleet" />

bride and groom during ceremony - barn wedding in purfleet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624493679-90BHO3T9OKB0T65ANR49/Rachel+James+9.jpg" alt="bridesmaids giving speech at wedding" />

bridesmaids giving speech at wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624494886-8EO6W2OFW2SREEVJ5QZE/Rachel+James+10.jpg" alt="wedding ceremony - barn wedding in purfleet" />

wedding ceremony - barn wedding in purfleet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624494830-NW142H6EMHVLY560HXK4/Rachel+James+11.jpg" alt="wedding vows at barn wedding" />

wedding vows at barn wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624496364-FYUCTUKQVKWCD5EB65N7/Rachel+James+12.jpg" alt="bride and groom walking down the aisle at high house production park" />

bride and groom walking down the aisle at high house production park

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624496407-4IG63OQUUYKQ02LW0RVW/Rachel+James+13.jpg" alt="bridal party in rose gardens" />

bridal party in rose gardens

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624497618-WWJH0CWVATLRY14P0XNP/Rachel+James+14.jpg" alt="bride and groom walking in walled gardens" />

bride and groom walking in walled gardens

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624497648-16KHXC76CVQ3B3NKZJ7Y/Rachel+James+15.jpg" alt="bride and groom portraits - barn wedding in purfleet" />

bride and groom portraits - barn wedding in purfleet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624499219-VRD10P86NHIES7J7FAD1/Rachel+James+16.jpg" alt="groom sitting having a beer in the garden" />

groom sitting having a beer in the garden

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624499358-T3ZTGN4CWLY4ETPFLFZ4/Rachel+James+17.jpg" alt="bride with red bouquet" />

bride with red bouquet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624500397-EPRVKDWSXV924A1L0MD5/Rachel+James+18.jpg" alt="red wedding bouquet" />

red wedding bouquet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624501239-HGR3768LH64N2LC11PP3/Rachel+James+19.jpg" alt="bride and groom in walled gardens - barn wedding in purfleet" />

bride and groom in walled gardens - barn wedding in purfleet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624502308-PN58LDTTYOT1WPIBSJHT/Rachel+James+20.jpg" alt="donuts and wedding details - barn wedding in purfleet" />

donuts and wedding details - barn wedding in purfleet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624502192-XG61BJ0M6ZSWOXNS4LWB/Rachel+James+21.jpg" alt="children in gardens at wedding" />

children in gardens at wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624502846-ZODZZH30XT8XKGRQW2LQ/Rachel+James+22.jpg" alt="bride and her mum smiling" />

bride and her mum smiling

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624504423-970A9SZYH4GFFQRDMZC1/Rachel+James+23.jpg" alt="little boys playing garden games - barn wedding in purfleet" />

little boys playing garden games - barn wedding in purfleet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624504833-3TEM7R59OPA9Q6ASFM5Q/Rachel+James+24.jpg" alt="wedding speeches in barn" />

wedding speeches in barn

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624505596-6EUCWHUK7HT900EBS8OR/Rachel+James+26.jpg" alt="little girl playing connect 4" />

little girl playing connect 4

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624505558-ZDX06QABFCIZTQVD4LU6/Rachel+James+25.jpg" alt="groom lifting little girl up to play connect 4" />

groom lifting little girl up to play connect 4

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624506914-EB7B7WWA4CKF25XLHYW6/Rachel+James+27.jpg" alt="wedding guests playing giant jenga" />

wedding guests playing giant jenga

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624506273-KDO0DL139ESBZNK20495/Rachel+James+28.jpg" alt="gardens games - barn wedding in purfleet" />

gardens games - barn wedding in purfleet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624506864-M6OCT1F1VM4IYKFG571S/Rachel+James+29.jpg" alt="wedding guests enjoying reception" />

wedding guests enjoying reception

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624507901-F6ET0KC0TL4JR095HWA4/Rachel+James+30.jpg" alt="bridesmaid holding baby girl" />

bridesmaid holding baby girl

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624508097-BYORHUG16J2H9NUHUQWX/Rachel+James+31.jpg" alt="children playing at wedding" />

children playing at wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624508722-JBWWLAO76YZYSHWVKJ09/Rachel+James+32.jpg" alt="bride and groom first dance in barn" />

bride and groom first dance in barn

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624508824-JQ2W1SNOZ9QQENQLI3X4/Rachel+James+33.jpg" alt="bride and groom laughing during first dance" />

bride and groom laughing during first dance

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624509603-8MR5NNIYI66BKGA7WBL1/Rachel+James+34.jpg" alt="bride and her friends singing at wedding" />

bride and her friends singing at wedding

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1469624510273-5TU8VED4LTDO2V9A17O0/Rachel+James+35.jpg" alt="wedding guests dancing - barn wedding in purfleet" />

wedding guests dancing - barn wedding in purfleet

Wedding Vendors:

Toastmaster: Michael Darling

Event Designer: Pink Butterfly

Dress Designer: Modeca

Shoe Designer: Rainbow Club

Make-Up: Beautsay

Groomsmen Attire: Next

Florist: Groom's Mother- Sherie

Donuts: Krispy Kreme

Garden Games: Bizzy Bouncers

String Quartet: Brighton String Quartet

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