Like a lot of Kent villages, there are really only two important buildings in Lynsted. There’s the church where our lovely wedding for the day was taking place, and then there’s the Black Lion next door. Where I found James and his groomsmen.
After a few quick photos, I went back to the house to catch Katherine just before she left. Her parents have a lovely garden and I took some pictures of her and the bridesmaids amongst the apple trees. Then it was back to the church in a rather lovely Austin driven by Steve.
The ceremony was lovely – more pictures of this will follow. But even I was taken unawares when the vicar asked his congregation who they thought was the most important person there. i suspected a trap when he said “the photographer” but he was being completely genuine – he told everyone that after the day was over and all the champagne drunk and cake eaten all that would be left would be the pictures. It’s something I’ve talked about many times before but his sermon couldn’t have suited me more if I had paid him rather than Katherine and James.
After the service, we went over to Sharsted Court which looked fabulous with fluffy white clouds in the sky on a perfect day for a wedding party.
As I always like to, we found a little time to explore the grounds and take some relaxed portraits with Katherine and James. They were adamant that they didn’t want any of the stereotype “cheesey” shots. Here are a couple of my favourites.