Cast you mind back a few months. W-a-a-a-y back in May, I met up with Ella and Gareth on Reculver Beach at dawn. Lily was there too!
You may wonder what they have been up to for the past 6 months or so. There’s a simple answer. Planning. Or rather Ella has. The shot above isn’t the plan from their wedding. It’s the plan for the flowers at their wedding. The rest of the plan takes another 16 pages. It worked though – their wedding earlier this week went like clockwork.
Very very fun clockwork :).
OK let’s see. Gorgeous bride? Check. Fabulous venue? Check (c’mon this is just part of the bridal suite). Willing assistant to spend ages on her knees with a crochet hook buttoning the bride into her stunning wedding dress? Check.
Must be a wedding then. MyWeddingStory style. Despite it being a blustery November day. And err, raining. A lot.
You know me, I’m primarily a Kent wedding photographer. But I do travel quite a bit for my work. As well as wedding photography in London, Essex, Sussex, Wiltshire and even Birmingham I also occasionally take a trip round the M25. This weekend I was over at Gatton Manor in Surrey for the wedding of Jennie and Paul.
Where they had the most fabulous roses ever. Grand Prix since you ask complete with little sparkly jewels and what could only really be described as fairy dust.
I ran some adverts a while ago with the tag line “Details Matter”. If you come over to the gallery then you’ll see some examples of what I mean. A wedding is full of details from the favours you agonised over to the table plan to the colour of the flowers and on and on.
Becky and Matt’s wedding at Courtstairs was no exception – in fact they had come up with some great ideas of their own. Once the full day goes into the client area you’ll see loads of them. In the meantime here is the story of the day.
If you take a look in the galleries then you’ll see that I’ve shot some pretty big and elaborate weddings. The “record” is somewhere over 800 guests (really – nobody knows exactly how many were there).
But less is more and smaller weddings can be a lot of fun. Like this Thursday – I was over at Sittingbourne Register Office for Julie and Terry’s wedding. That’s pretty much all of the guests plus celebrant in the shot there. The only person missing is the registrar Sarah who is right behind Terry.
Long, long ago in a land far far away, there lived a Cheese Dragon….
Nah – I can’t keep it up. Let’s just say that we have an early contender for best cake of the year. Not only does it look like Grant and Fiona’s car with the top cut off, the passengers bear a more than striking resemblance to Grant, Fiona, Anna and Sian.
Welcome to Grant and Fiona’s wedding. And no, it’s not going to be a quiet one….
John and Caroline are now back from honeymoon! They came round to the gallery last night to check out their pictures.
There’s a short slideshow of highlights below and below it you’ll find a link to their personal website where you’ll find all 300+ pictures from their gorgeous wedding at the beautiful Lympne Castle. Read More