Frances and Phil – their wedding day story {in full}

You may remember Frances and Phil’s sneak peek from their very personalised wedding at Lympne Castle. Sitting here in the gorgeous evening sunshine, it’s difficult to believe that the day of their wedding was overcast, cloudy, cold and raining. But if you take a look at their images below, you just don’t see it in their smiles and celebrations.

I started with bridal preparations in the Gate House at Lympne Castle … and as soon as I saw Frances’s unique, vintage wedding dress, I knew it was going to be an amazing day …

With gloves, a handmade fan, personalised wedding shoes and a groom’s wedding ring with an inscription … I was in detail heaven!

And the groom’s antique cufflinks … despite the rain, this small area outside where the groom and his best man were getting ready had some gorgeously soft diffused light.

Very “Downton Abbey”, Phil! But now, back to the bride …

Oh Frances, you are gorgeous! Then it was on with the wellies, up with the brollies for the short walk to the Castle …

And time for this gorgeous couple to celebrate their love.

The rain sadly meant that we couldn’t have the group shot (or, indeed, any of the formal photographs) outside, although we were allowed to do the confetti shot indoors …

I mentioned details earlier … well, feast your eyes!

These personalised champagne flutes were a surprise gift!

Frances and Phil had planned lawn games and a sports day which luckily could still take place in the marquee rather than out on the lawn. Whilst reviewing my images, I did see a little bit of dubious egg holding …

With prizes awarded and afternoon tea and scones enjoyed, we had a brief respite from the rain and took advantage of the opportunity to spend a few minutes outdoors.

With some light reading …

All too soon, it was time to head back in for the speeches and wedding breakfast. And the first dance (choreographed but I expected nothing less …) and the cutting of the cake, made and decorated by the groom!

And time for one last quick set of shots outside …

It was an absolute pleasure to be with you, Frances and Phil, on your wedding day and also to work alongside toastmaster Philip Shorthouse ( and Ashmore Video.

Your final set of edited images will be with you very soon but, in the meantime, I hope that you’ve enjoyed reliving your day! xx

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3 thoughts on “Frances and Phil – their wedding day story {in full}”

  1. Anybody contemplating hiring Sam… stop contemplating and book her. You will not be disappointed. We could not be happier. xxx


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