Gemma and David – a September wedding at The Little Silver Hotel

I first met Gemma and David at Gemma’s brother’s wedding when he celebrated his marriage to Emma at Rowhill Grange. It was great to be invited back to photograph another family celebration and also to see some familiar, and friendly, faces!

The day dawned bright and clear and, on arrival at The Little Silver, it was time to crack on with the details …

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And I was allowed to see the dress … beautiful in lace, delicate and just perfect for Gemma’s petite frame.

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The girls had given Gemma a book, filled with photographs and lovely words. Smiles all round!

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Buttoning a bride into her dress always seems to take longer than you think but armed with crochet hook and two pairs of hands, both mum and mum-in-law-to-be were on the case.

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See the beautiful brooch detail on Gemma’s bouquet?

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And then it was outside to find the boys. Who didn’t seem nervous in the slightest …

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An outside wedding in the UK is always a risk but there were absolutely no concerns with the clear blue skies!

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The bride’s proud father walked her slowly along the red carpet …

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And, under perfect summer skies, Gemma was married to David …

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In the US, the next part of a wedding is often called the cocktail hour. I think we term it welcome drinks and canapés which Gemma and David’s guests enjoyed in the gardens whilst we had time for a quick stroll around the grounds for some portraits.

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Gorgeous, aren’t they?

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The theme was black and white with accents of red with amazing flower displays all within the Kent Hall.

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Now, I listen to a lot of speeches. Some of which are very entertaining, some of which reveal secret snippets about the couple but this speech from best man Glenn, set to a slideshow and to the tune of a well known Madness song, with words inspired by Gemma and David, was hilarious. As I think you can see from the reactions of the bride and groom!

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I don’t often see bouquets being tossed at weddings but Gemma was determined … as determined as bridesmaid Alex was to catch it against some stiff competition!

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All too soon it was time for cake cutting …

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And their first dance together as man and wife.

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Before I left everyone to their celebrations, we had just a few minutes outside for one final shot, helped by Gemma’s brother, Luke and his iPhone!

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Thanks so much for inviting me to share your day and I hope that we will meet again at future family celebrations! xx

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