Stockbrook Manor Nigerian Wedding

One of my favourite things about my job is getting to see various cultural traditions and how people celebrate weddings in their own way. I love it when I get to photograph wedding traditions that are new to me. This was my first time photographing a wedding with traditional Nigerian elements. Vicky and Dean got married at Stockbrook Manor in Essex. All the accommodation is on site which makes it a lot easier when getting ready.

There was a super, relaxed vibe on the day Vicky got ready with her girls who were a brilliant laugh and Dean is just one of the smile-iest, sweetest grooms I’ve met. Their ceremony was super emotional. I don’t think there was anyone there who wasn’t close to tears. This is also the second time I’ve had a ‘forgot’ the ring moment! Ha! I think they covered their tracks pretty well as no-one seemed to notice it was happening. Amazing. Safe to say weddings can keep going even if you do forget the ring so don’t worry if that happens on your day!!

It rained all day. As Dean and Vicky’s wedding was pretty glamorous traipsing out in the rain didn’t really make sense. So we had to do all the portraits on the tiny stairwells as these were the only spots without guests or decor being set up! That was definitely a first for me but I love a challenge. Luckily I think they turned out beautifully. Having brilliant happy guests and families definitely helps when you’re working in limited spaces. Big thanks to Dean and Vicky for being so chilled about the weather and the situation. Their biggest priority was to crack on with the party which should always be top of the list, right?


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Venue: Stockbrook Manor

Celebrant: Bespoke Celebrant

Hair: Ruby Hair Rooms

Make-up: Valencia Beauty

Dress: Kay Mason

Groom: Anthony Formalwear

Flowers: Little Tin Shed