Sheenagh and Jeff married at Boughton Golf Club … and then the storm came … {wedding sneak peek}

We have had hardly any rain in the South East of England for what seems likes months. And when I looked at the forecast for Sheenagh and Jeff’s wedding day, I realised that it could be “interesting” … with super hot, 35 degree temperatures during the day and potential flash flooding and storms forecast for early evening, this could be a challenging day … but it was spectacular. I have photographed for Sheenagh’s family in the past, for Lorna and Nathan’s wedding and so I saw lots of familiar faces and was made to feel extremely welcome.

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This additional to Sheenagh and Jeff’s wedding cake is just perfect for Jeff’s profession and he cut the wedding cake stand himself!

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With two bike outriders, the groom stopped traffic throughout Canterbury on his way across to Boughton Golf Club!

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Sheenagh, you looked amazing and you received so many compliments during the day. Stylish and elegant and so very, very happy!

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Sheenagh did give me one “must get” shot and that was of Jeff’s reaction. And he delivered …

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Bearing in mind the soaring temperatures, my lovely bride and groom were cool, calm and collected all day.

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And could hardly take their eyes off each other. I love a love story, don’t you?

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With the storm clouds looming, the dramatic sky created a perfect foil for the confetti shot … and within minutes of this image, the heavens opened and the rain was torrential … it’s all in the timing!

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It really was the most wonderful day and to see so many of Sheenagh and Jeff’s loved ones celebrating and some having travelled huge distances too. The beauty of the wedding packages that I offer is that a secure online gallery which can be shared with family and friends so even if your loved ones are far away, they can still enjoy looking through your wedding day story.

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Congratulations again to Sheenagh and Jeff and I hope that our paths will cross again in the future xx

Billie and Mat are married {sneak peek}

The snow had nearly gone. But the freezing temperatures were still here for Billie and Mat’s celebrations at the Russell Hotel in Maidstone. But did it matter? Not at all! I’m looking forward to starting the editing of this wedding as the smiles were broad, the bride absolutely glowed and the dancing was … street! I’ve decided to show two images which were taken just as I was leaving – Billie had changed into her evening outfit with amazing Kurt Geiger shoes and they created their own smoke machine effect!

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i hope that braving the freezing temperatures was worth it for the shot, Billie! More to follow soon, but in the meantime, I am just a tiny bit jealous of your honeymoon destination and am pretty confident that’s it’s going to be far warmer than the UK!

Oh, and I received the best compliment from Mat’s relatives from Australia … “you are the most non-grumpy wedding photographer I’ve ever met” – that might just be my new strapline …

Teresa and Ray {married} at Hadlow Manor – sneak peek …

Saturday was hot. Bright and sunny and perfect for Teresa and Ray’s celebrations at Hadlow Manor. Teresa and Ray had booked me at a wedding fair at Hadlow in March and I just couldn’t believe how quickly their celebrations had come around. Their ceremony was emotional but also light hearted – an absolute reflection of this lovely couple. I’m delighted to share your sneak peek(s) …

There was the most beautiful light in the corridor next to the room where Teresa and her daughter were getting ready. And Ray doesn’t look at all nervous …

We had time in between courses and after the wedding breakfast (which was delicious, by the way) to stroll out into the grounds for a few “couple” shots …

And I’m so glad that we did!

It was a pleasure spending the day with your families and guests and I hear that the celebrations went on long into the night! I hope you’ve enjoyed your sneak peek and I’ll be working hard to get your final edited images to you as soon as possible … xx

Jakki and Colin {married} at the Dover Marina Hotel – part one!

I know that Jakki is keen to see the images from her wedding day so I’ve been working extra hard to be able to post at least the first part of their celebrations. You may have seen their sneak peek on the blog recently but now I can show you a few more … I arrived for bridal preparations and everything was under control. I mean, everything. Jakki was calm, already having had her hair and make-up done and was just … waiting. Angela from Ace of Hearts videos was hard at work and I started photographing the details. I think that Jakki likes to pay attention to detail and she was excitedly talking through the decorations in their reception room. But first, bridal preparation …

A silver dress against a silver wardrobe. Nice … and sparkly shoes and lots of jewellery … getting better …

And a bride all laced in her dress … fabulous!

It was time for me to go and find the boys … and Colin didn’t appear nervous …

The guests were soon being ushered into the ceremony room and it was time to await the entrance of the bride …

And, very soon, Jakki and Colin became Mr and Mrs Gill!

Accompanied by a huge round of applause and one or two tears from the guests!

We had a little while to do the formal shots, which we did with the beach as a backdrop and then called together everyone for the group shot and the confetti shot! I think that this was the most confetti I’ve ever seen at a wedding!

I had already seen the room and the tables had been decorated beautifully.

I’m going to end this part one blog post with some cake …

Now, I’m sure that the cupcakes tasted delicious but I’ll never know – despite Jakki insisting that I took one home with me, I was so busy with chatting that I forgot … join me tomorrow for part two of Jakki and Colin’s celebrations!

Joanne and Christian’s wedding celebrations … a {sneak peek}

The weather on Friday for Joanne and Christian’s wedding was a little different from when we met for their pre-wedding photoshoot. About 20 degrees different! The sun shone and the smiles were wide … and even wider because Christian’s father, who had recently been taken unwell, was able to join with their celebrations. This was the first wedding that I have seen a registrar moved nearly to tears … here’s Joanne and Christian’s sneak peek … more to follow very soon!

I really did enjoy spending time with you and your lovely family and friends and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your celebrations! And that cheesecake …