Abi and Adi - a perfect Kentish wedding

Abi and Adi – a perfect Kentish wedding

November 25, 2011  |  Weddings
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I said last week that no two weddings are the same.  Then I was talking about a wedding that I was hired for 2 days ahead.  Some people like to plan for a little longer than that.  OK much longer.  Like Abigail Coles….

I’d been swapping emails with Abi in Australia for almost a year so it was with some anticipation that I checked the weather for the wedding.  Looked like it was going to be nice.  And then I got to Chilham on the big day and it was looking like this…

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

Yes.  It was going to be a beautiful day!

Over at the cottage where Abi was staying everything was underway.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

And Lucy Jayne was on hand to add the finishing touches.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

Chilham is a lovely little village and pretty much all the various venues were a short sprint away.  So I went over to the other cottage where the boys were.  But not before sneaking a peek at the dress…..

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

Hmm, that might look nice.

And then over to the groom, Adi, and his best men.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

And of course a very proud father.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

Now often I talk about a bride’s “wow” moment.  Abi was no exception.  Except with a beautiful bride, gorgeous attention to detail and the fabulous Autumn light it was more like a WOW!!! moment.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

See what I mean?  But everyone knows you can’t have a bride without bridesmaids.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

So.  The cast is assembled.  let’s walk to the church.  And yes, we rally did set off at 2:26pm.  Just like it said in Abi’s plan.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

We walked past the tourists and through the light to Chilham Church where everything was ready.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

And there in a beautiful centuries old church, Abigail Coles married Adrian Slaughter…

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

And everybody wanted a picture…

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

Now with sunset happening at 4:09 (I did mention we’d planned this, right?) we had to move.  But since everything in Chilham is close together we had plenty of time to play in the late light.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

Including some of Mr and Mrs Slaughter.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

And the last colour in the trees – obviously.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

And then it was just a short walk to the village hall.  Which had been stunningly decorated with, well you take a look….

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

And even the food from Chives fitted right in.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

Way too many memories of this fabulous day to include in this post.  But I think one bridesmaid was pretty happy to catch the bouquet.

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

And then….first dance…

weddings  Abi and Adi   a perfect Kentish wedding

Abi and Adi are toughing it out on an exotic beach before the trip home to Australia but they will see any message you leave for them below.  And don’t forget to hit the “like” button to post this to your Facebook.

But….did you think I’d finish without “one more picture”?  In the dark?  Not when there are sparklers….

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  • http://twitter.com/icy_Lazare icy lazare

    Your wow moment is absolutly beautiful. I hope they will get this framed…Just breathtaking…

  • Johurst

    fabulous photos – beautiful bride and wonderful memories of the weeding party in Chilham. Good Luck Abi and ADi and thanks for inviting us. Jo and David.x

  • Abigail Slaughter

    Thank you Jonathan, the pictures are perfect – I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Deb

    beautiful photographs, and a beautiful couple, was a pleasure being a part of it , Debbie & the Chives team  xx

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  • Campbell Tibbits

    Adi & Abi, so sorry Libby and I couldn’t be there to celebrate with you both on your grand day. Wow beautiful weather, cast and crew. Speak soon. Cam & Libby Tibbits