A couple of years back I met this lovely couple who I instantly loved. Such warm lovely people and I instantly clicked. I went around for their initial meeting and sat talking for ages and thought ….this wedding is going to rock.
January 29th came around this year and it didn’t disappoint. It totally lived up! Did I mention that I love this couple! I arrived at Chilston Park nice and early in the morning… and it was a cold one! I had a lovely warm welcome and was offered coffee straight away, its the way to my heart! I got cracking photographing all the bits that I love…. the dress (which always makes me squeal) the flowers, the shoes, perfume. Its a part of the day that’s calm and can be taken its time with.
Carly is just so calm and sweet and kind and seeing her reaction when some flowers arrived from Greg genuinely bought tears to my eyes. I know that strong love exists because I see it in theirs eyes. The whole family were calm about getting ready and there was a buzz of excitement. Vanessa Hawks was busy working away on the bridal team to get their hair and make up looking perfect.
They were getting married at Bredhurst Church, Medway, Kent and I have to say this Vicar is the coolest Vicar in the world. Apologies if there are cooler out there…I just clearly haven’t met you yet 😀 Greg was waiting outside looking amazingly smart in his suit in the freezing cold. I love this part seeing the Grooms before the ceremony you can see the nervous excitement on their faces, looking like small boys again and the rest of the groomsmen cracking inappropriate jokes… maybe a small part of this is me too, but its important to laugh and make everyone feel at ease. The strange things you remember too about wedding days, there is a toilet hut outside and I used my supply of handgel for this bunch!
It was time to wait for Carly to arrive….. she looked so stunning a real natural beauty and the bridesmaids all looked amazing too. A few quick nervous pictures and into the church.
Waiting down the front of the Church for Carly to walk down the aisle I glanced over to Greg’s face filled with love and pride, it was lovely to witness. Sometimes you capture the most private looks and moments on camera. “You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had”― Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)
After bursting out of the church back into the cold we headed back off to Chilston Park, Lenham, Kent. All the wedding guests despite the cold gusts were all in very high spirits and great fun to photograph during the formal photos.
Its then my part of the day to take off the new Mr & Mrs for their romantic poses, these guys were so grateful thanking me. What they don’t realise is that I am the thankful one to be able to spend this time and moment with them on their day away from their guests and get to ask them how it was and what the Groom thought seeing his beautiful Bride for the first time. It really is such an honour, especially seeing the bond these two share.
The speeches are always part of the day that I love seeing, especially watching Greg talk about his new wife, Carly, the small touches, the looks, the love and affection. These two have something really special, solid and deep. I wish them both every happiness in their lives together.
“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours” ― Nicholas Sparks
Thank you for sharing it with me xxxx