Natasha and Richard – Summer Wedding at The Great Lodge, Essex

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Last September Natasha and Richard’s were married at The Great Lodge in Essex. Their day centred round having fun with their family and friends, with wine and musicals being at the heart of all their special details – a dream couple! 

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hearts and crowned wedding bandCongratulations Natasha and Richard – thank you so much for choosing me to capture this amazing day, one I am not likely to ever forget!




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