Alexandra and John’s Wedding, Leez Priory

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Portrait of the bride and bridesmaid

‘When Alexandra arrived at the church,’ said her Dad, ‘she just looked so beautiful…’

Alex and her father

‘We stood in the doorway to the church,’ he continued. ‘It was a very touching moment for me, and I wished her all the best for the future.’

Alex and John lighting candles

Alexandra and John got married on 7th February 2009 at St Thomas of Canterbury, Wood Green. It was a bitterly cold day, but the sun was out and everyone was in fantastic spirits. Father Austin, who conducted the service, did a wonderful job, with his relaxed and warm welcome, and thoughtful sermon.

Alex and John's wedding ceremony

Jenny, one of Alexandra’s bridemaids said, ‘It’s amazing to see your best friend get married. I was so happy to see her and John tying-the-knot I cried.’

Alex and John wedding confetti photograph

Is that confetti or a blizard?

The bride and groom - Alex and John

We arrived at the wedding reception venue, Leez Priory, just in time to take some photos outside. ‘I’m so excited to be starting the next chapter of my life,’ said John, ‘and starting it with Alex.’

Alex and John

It was, by all accounts, flippping freezing! But everyone agreed it was worth a couple of cold moments to get some photos with the snow.

Leez Priory Essex, wedding venue

Soon it was dark, and Leez Priory looked magical.

Best man speech

John’s best men, Jan, and his brother Graham were absolutely brilliant. So good, in fact, I think they should hire themselves out as professional best men. They organised the whole day with a light touch and huge amounts of humour. Just before the speeches Jan mentioned that he’d make the crowd laugh – and I quote – ‘Even if I have to get naked.’ Fortunately it didn’t come to that. He had everyone in stitches from his opening line…

Alex and John cutting their wedding cake

Alex and John cutting the cake

fireworks over Leez Priory

The fireworks lit up the night sky – a fitting finale to a great day.

‘It’s gone by so quickly,’ said Alex, ‘I can’t remember everything that’s happened!’

Well the good news is that all the photos from the day are online – plus an Audio-Slideshow with interviews – so Alex, John and their family and friends can re-live the whole day.

Photos / Audio-slideshow are now online: Alex and John’s Wedding Day – Tavistock Avenue Photography – Recent Weddings

Photograph of Alex and John's first dance

One Comment
  1. Alex Goodey de Diego says:

    We just wanted to say a big thank you to Mark. Not only did he take some amazing photos, which are so good we can’t choose between them, but he was also brilliant on the day.
    Incredibly professional, friendly and put everyone at ease, resulting in some lovely photos. He managed to capture the atmosphere of the day. We would certainly recommend him.
    Alex and John Goodey de Diego

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