Mulberry House Wedding Photographer | Stunning Aussie Wedding


I’m Chris Woodman, a luxury Mulberry House Wedding Photographer. Recently I had the pleasure of covering the wedding of Alex & Jordan at this stunning Georgian Manor House. Mulberry House is a hidden gem in the heart of the Essex Countryside and it’s easy to see why engaged couples are flocking to this Essex wedding venue.

This wedding was extra special because the couple had flown in from Sydney, Australia the week before to tie the knot at Mulberry House. They were looking for a luxury wedding photography experience that was classy, fun and elegant. Chris Woodman Photography has been in the industry for 11 years now and has developed a luxury brand for couples wanting a relaxed, classic and timeless experience. I was honoured to be part of their Aussie inspired wedding day and after speaking with the couple over the phone, I knew we were on the same page to create something really special.

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The brides dress

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The wedding rings and brides shoes

I started the day around 3 hours before the ceremony that was going to take place in the Mulberry Suite. This space can hold up to 130 guests and boasts a stunning statement chandelier to complete the look. I’ll often start by capturing the details of the bridal party and then go between the 2 rooms once the groom arrives to record the mornings activities.

The reason couples book me as a Mulberry House wedding photographer is for my documentary style approach with a touch of guidance as needed. I understand that most couples are not models, so they’re grateful for any help to make them look their best on the day. I keep things simple, that’s the key to my photographic style. I want the day to be as organic as possible, so I don’t ask too much from the bride and groom on the day.

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The groom getting ready next to the window

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The bride getting ready

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The bride reveals her dress to bridal party

The father hugs his daughter after the dress reveal

The bride puts veil on and touches up her makeup

The bride and her bridesmaids enjoy drinks before the ceremony

We had a 1.30pm ceremony at Mulberry House and everyone was on board to make sure we were on time and that it flowed nicely. I’ve been doing wedding photography for more than a decade, but I’ve never had a double ring moment in my career. The bride and groom decided to put their rings on at the same time. It was a lovely, unique moment that I personally enjoyed covering.

The bride walks down the aisle with her dadThe bride and groom exchange rings at the altar

Outside the Mulberry suite, couples tend to have the confetti shot right away. We have the attention of all the guests and there are no drinks in sight at this stage, so it makes sense to capture this while the energy is high. We followed this up by photographing the full group shot and a special Aussie group of 35 people before heading over to the conservatory for Canapés and refreshments.

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The confetti shot

The Mulberry House wedding venue boasts a stunning area for guests to enjoy the views of the lake and grounds while enjoying drinks. If it rains, you still have a light and airy space inside that can hold large numbers. We had a live musician playing during this part of the day and that really added something to the atmosphere.

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The bride and groom greet their guests during drinks and canapés.

When the time came, we whisked the bridal party off to the front of the building to capture some moments with the couples nearest and dearest. I then kept the couple shots light-hearted and relaxed, taking in the grounds and varying the look and feel of each moment.

My Mulberry House wedding photography is never cheesy or awkward. I enjoy authentic moments that I know my couples will love. It’s simple, elegant and classic.

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The bridal party have fun together at the front of the wedding venue

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The bride and groom walk together in the grounds

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The bride looks back to the camera as they walk towards the camera

The bride and groom couple shots

The bride and groom had their reception in the marquee situated behind the breath-taking Georgian House. It’s an Australian custom for the bridal party to enter the room in couples and dance in the centre of the room before taking their seats. Plenty of energy and it really got the crowd going before the food was served.

One of the things I like the most about Mulberry House is the evening space that wedding guests enjoy while the marquee is transformed for the party. The conservatory has its own bar, but my couple went a step further and laid on an actual cocktail bar. I’m told that this is something that happens at most Australian weddings and I’ve got to say that I loved how it all came together.

The wedding cake

The cocktail setup for cocktail hour

The bride and groom dance during the reception

The speeches

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - Guests enjoy cocktails during cocktail hour

The room doesn’t take long to transform. The Mulberry House wedding staff and truly amazing at what they do. They’re actually one of my favourite teams to work with. Really welcoming for every part of the day.

The bride and groom opted for the cake cut on the dance floor that then followed the first dance and the party. I could tell that we were going to be witness to crazy scenes for the wedding party and it didn’t disappoint. Here’s how it went down:

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The cutting the cake and the first dance

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The party shots

Our coverage ended with an explosive champagne shot. A great way to end my wedding photography at Mulberry House.

Mulberry House Wedding Photographer - The bride and groom spray champagne at night at the front of the venue

As you can probably tell. I’m a big fan of Mulberry House in Ongar, Essex. The areas on offer are so diverse and offer plenty of choice for anyone who books. The wedding venue includes 22 acres of land and 23 on-suite bedrooms to keep your closest friends and family at your event the whole time.

So, there you have it, I’m Chris Woodman – a luxury Mulberry House wedding photographer. I’d love to hear from you if you like my style and have already booked this stunning venue.

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Until next time, thanks so much for reading!


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