Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

August 8, 2013  |  Weddings
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I’ve said it before and there’s little doubt I’ll say it again, lots of the best stories start with a dress.  Or in this case a gown.  One of Maggie Sottero’s finest since you ask.

 

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

Lisa and Tim had asked me to photograph just a short portion of their day on a rather gloomy looking Wednesday.  But when I got to Westenhanger Castle (one of my favourite Kent wedding venues) the sun was just trying to break through and Lisa was just emerging into her her wedding dress.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

It’s a moment that always makes me think the the groom’s fiancée is being born again as a bride as all her bridesmaids gather round and she emerges into the dress.

Then there’s just the small matter of lacing it.  Which can sometimes take a while.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

Worth it though….

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

As everybody agreed.  In fact,they all wanted a look.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

Outside, Tim the groom was looking very relaxed.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

Very very relaxed actually.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

In fact, like a lot of grooms, he wasn’t worried about the ceremony, he wasn’t worried about the reception, he wasn’t even worried about the speeches.  But he’d just suddenly realised that in about 5 minutes, all his mates were about to find out his middle name…..

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

And then.  All of a sudden.  It was that time.  Time for everybody to settle down on a perfect summer’s afternoon.  Time for the bridesmaids to walk as slowly as they could across the lawn.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

Time for the soon to be Mrs Taylor to take her first steps to the ceremony.  Time for Tim to get his first glance of his bride.  Yes, it doesn’t matter how relaxed grooms are, they always look.  Always.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

And then…..Tim and Lisa were married.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

And of course, everybody wanted a picture.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

Now I mentioned earlier this week that some of the “formals” I take can be pretty informal.  Like, well, this for example.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

But don’t worry, we still found time for a picture of everybody at the wedding.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

And then, with a whole castle and its grounds to play with and Lisa and Tim both looking fabulous we set off to take some portraits.  And to find an oak tree, obviously.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

Back with the guests of course Lisa and Tim wanted time with their friends.  Well, they had new rings to show off, didn’t they?

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

Now here’s a dilemma for a wedding.  Some of your guests like dark chocolate, some of them like milk.  And who knows, maybe a few even like white chocolate.  But a cake with those 3 mixed in would get really confused.  No problem – why not have 3 cakes?  And of course a sword to cut them with.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

And with the huge marquee looking like this…..

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

….it was time for the reception.  And for me to slip away.

weddings  Lisa and Tim get married at Westenhanger Castle

 

But of course, there’s always time for one more picture.  Please leave your comments and thoughts for Lisa and Tim below.  Or just hit “like” to share on Facebook.

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