Captains Wood Barn Essex // Alternative Wedding Ideas

Being a wedding photographer that loves to photograph alternative weddings I’ve seen some awesome stuff! Being an alternative wedding photographer based in Essex however I have noticed there is still some sense of stereotyping that goes on. I’ve heard people say that they wanted “XY&Z” but couldn’t find the suppliers, or the venue suggested they do this that way, or florist didn’t understand the concept they wanted and ultimately gave in to tradition… I’m here to tell you can totally cut up that rule book, flick away that stereotype and have the day that YOU want, especially in Essex! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting tonnes of awesome industry suppliers either based in, or travel to Essex so in the quest to share as much as I can every now and then I’ll be sharing them with you so we can start the ESSEX WEDDING REVOLUTION! First up is this awesome styled shoot at Captains Wood Barn, in Great Totham Essex.

I thought I’d start by sharing some photos from the “January Blues shoot” I did way back in… January. Yes I know it was a while ago but given that it feels like summers already been and gone there can’t be too much harm in sharing them right? Plus I got to work with some of my favourite Essex suppliers so lets forget how bloody cold it was (seriously Chloe and Sally were total troopers, cuddling hot water bottles and putting hand warmers in their shoes all for a good shot!)

Suppliers involved:

Venue: Captains Wood Barn
Photographer Chloe Lee Photography 
Styling Rock The Day Wedding Styling
Dresses: Lucy Can't Dance & Rock The Frock Bridal Boutique
Flower crowns: Lucy Can't Dance
Hair: Lisa Alger Hair and Makeup
Makeup: Zoe Cornwell- Make-Up Artist
Model/s: Chloe Papworth & Sally Cumberworth & Boo the puppy <3
Shoes: Merle & Morris
Props: Rock The Day Wedding Styling & Anthology Vintage Hire
Florist: Finishing Touches by Faith Gurel
Stationary: Claire Louise Creates
Jewellery: Aliza Fire
Cake: Little Lucy's Bakery

If you're having an alternative Essex wedding and in need of some awesome suppliers that will totally get your ideas and themes then I highly recommened everyone linked above!