L-o-a-d-s to get through with our first wedding of the year. Men with no trousers, a frog that got everywhere, two first dances and more dancing. LOTS of dancing.
So here’s Louise in her green tracksuit. Except it’s not just green. It’s Celtic green. Yep, Louise is originally from north of the border and plenty of her family had flown down from the blizzards of Scotland to, err, rather rainy Kent for the wedding. C’mon – you were suspicious about all the “men with no trousers” bit…
Like I said, there’s a lot to cover so we’re going to fast forward a bit here. Right to the bit where you go “wow”.
Meanwhile in St Martins, the oldest church still in use in the world, Anthony was having last minute details checked by his father Trevor.
And before you knew it, in a church that has stood on the hill just outside Canterbury for one and a half millennia, Louise Winksey and Anthony Webster were married in front of all their friends and family.
The choir filled the centuries old stone building perfectly.
Just minutes later, Louise and Anthony burst out of the door of the church into a wonderful Kentish January day. Where of course “wonderful” means “not snowing for once and only raining a bit”. Looks like they thought it was the best day ever :).
And guess what was waiting for us when we got back to Little Silver Hotel………
Yep. I said it was going to be a noisy one! Even some of the guests seemed a little puzzled :).
Then it was time for speeches and dinner. Louise and Anthony chose to have their speeches before dinner which always works well – especially as with 4 speeches it helped to keep everyone from running on too much! I particularly enjoyed the speech by Louise’s maid of honour Mhairi – looks like Louise did too.
After dinner, I didn’t really plan to take more portraits of Louise and Anthony but sometimes you just have to seize the moment and when the mist swirls up and the stree lights turn it this amazing orange colour, well there’s always time for a picture.
As I mentioned earlier, we were blessed with a little of Kent’s “liquid sunshine” on Saturday and with all the melted snow it was a little muddy for taking group pictures outside. No problem – I had my studio kit in the boot so pulled out a white background and a couple of lights. It’s always as well to be prepared.
Oh and then there was dancing….
First the first dance…
..then a bit of a Ceilidh….
…then the second dance (actually it was the first dance all over again – it was so good that people wanted more. This time without trousers.)
In fact you can catch the entire “second dance” here – one of their guests videod it.
Before “just one last shot”. Nightime is fun time. And with a lighted gazebo, what else did you expect?
Loads more pictures when Anthony and Louise get back from honeymoon. In the meantime why not leave your thoughts for them below? Or use the new “tweet this” button at the top to spread the word via the magic of Twitter.
Ooops. I nearly forgot. That frog really did get everywhere……
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