I was recommended to Niki and Joshua by one of my brides, the lovely Heather, and I was so happy to be booked for this lovely couple’s wedding. We consulted, in depth, before the day so that I was clear what was important to them both. In particular, Niki wanted a shot of her and her parents walking her across the pedestrian crossing on their way to the church … obviously this would be weather dependent but Niki was confident. And rightly so. Their ceremony took place at Queens Road Baptist Church in Broadstairs and Niki’s flat is about one minute’s walk away – perfect!
We met first at Niki’s hairdressers, Jagz, where the girls were having both hair and make-up done … which creative some fun images … and then we returned to Niki’s flat where final touches were made and a bit of crying was done …
And, as you can see, the weather was perfect to stroll across to the church.
Josh was waiting patiently for his bride along with many members of their church. He did happen to point out to Niki that she may have been a minute or two late … something which he incorporated into his speech later!
I love this gentle touch from a daughter to a mother … emotions often run high at weddings and Niki needed to take a moment before making her declarations … although at one point Josh quipped “You don’t have to go ahead if you don’t want to” which lightened the moment hugely!
I love, love LOVE this signing of the registry image which, for me, shows how close this family has become.
Confetti inside? Well, by this time, the heavens had opened and it was torrential rain! Thanks to Lynne who offered to clear up afterwards – it must have been quite a job!
The weather forecast apps which we had been frantically checking earlier in the day were absolutely spot on. During the course of their delicious wedding breakfast at The Botany Bay Hotel, the skies cleared and we managed to find a few moments to go down to the beach for a few portraits. And it was totally worth it.
Time always goes so quickly on a wedding day and all too soon it was time for Niki and Josh’s first dance which was choreographed perfectly and a huge surprise for all the guests (P.S. I knew … but I think I may have been the only one …)
Thank you to Niki and Josh’s family and friends, including Laura (Niki’s sister and amazing organisational guru) and gorgeous Libby (and flowergirl Leah) who smiled beautifully all the way through and made the day truly wonderful to photograph.
I wish you much love, luck and happiness in your married life together and am delighted to have been a small part of your day. I’m looking forward to editing and sharing your final images so that you can relive your wonderful wedding day again and again!
Hugs to you all, Sam xx