Bride & groom sat in the backseat of wedding car laughing

Himani & Phil's Garden Marquee Wedding in Southend, Essex

When I met Himani and Phil earlier in the summer for their engagement shoot at Kensington Palace Gardens I knew the garden marquee wedding they were planning was going to be special.  They’d told me that their wedding day was going to be a real family-orientated affair and one of two weddings as they prepared to set-off to India for the second half of the celebrations.

Himani & Phil – A Beautiful Day

I loved everything about Himani and Phil’s wedding day!  The happiness that radiated from everyone to the awesome band, sparkler tunnel, and let’s not forget garage hour. Here’s a few of our favorite images from the day.







































Planning Your Garden Marquee Wedding

As I mentioned, Himani and Phil told me their wedding day was family orientated.  This started with Himani getting ready along with her parents and bridesmaids at her parent’s home.  From the moment I arrived to the moment I left Himani was beaming from ear to ear.  Everyone was having such a great morning and it was so much fun sharing this time with her family before setting off to the church.

The Ceremony

The ceremony was held in Southend at the Holy Trinity Southchurch – It was the same church where Phil’s parents and grandparents married so really held a special place in their hearts.  As the couple got into the amazing classic car to whisk them from the church to Phil’s parent’s home I couldn’t help but soak in the atmosphere.  Full of energy, love and laughter.

A Garden Marquee Wedding Reception

A few months of hard work by Phil’s parents in preparing their garden for a garden marquee wedding reception certainly paid off.  It looked brilliant!   It actually rivalled many “real life” Essex wedding venues I’ve been too. The marquee provided by the wedding marquee company was perfectly situated furthermore the whole setup looked like the garden had been created for this one moment. Himani and Phil (with help from their family and friends) created a simply perfect oasis in which to celebrate their special day with their guests. This was a brilliant example of an alternative wedding and really made their day something to remember.

Let's Talk

If you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer for natural style wedding photography for your Garden Marquee Wedding we’d love to hear from you.

Leave a Reply