Bonnie and Barny {wedding} at Thanet House (part 2)

Long awaited and much anticipated … here’s part 2 (part 1 is here). Sit back, relax and look out for those pants …

The sunshine was still glorious as we made our way back to the house …

And we had time for a few informal portraits with Bonnie and Barny before the formals.

And, despite the showers, Bonnie and Barny encouraged everyone out for a group shot!

Oh, and it rained …

But it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits and the laughter during the speeches.

Oh, those pants!

When the cry had gone up earlier “We need a sword …”, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. But it was for cutting the cake!

Then it was time for the first dance …

With Bonnie and Barny then swiftly followed on to the dance floor by their guests! What an amazing day … I so very much enjoyed being part of it and seeing everyone having such a wonderful time. And the firework display that Barny arranged for his new bride was just amazing! Thanks again for including me in your celebrations and see you again soon for a Rock the Frock shoot … xxx

Bonnie and Barny {wedding} at St Margaret’s Church and Thanet House (part 1)

They’re back! Back from honeymoon and from Facebook, it seems as though Bonnie and Barny had the most fabulous honeymoon. So now it’s time to open the doors onto their wedding day … which started as a gloriously sunny day and ended in … torrential rain. Apparently, that’s lucky on your wedding day and it was certainly good weather for ducks (and the photographic proof is below). So grab a glass of something cold and join Bonnie and Barny on their special day …

The flowers and bouquets were all prepared by Bonnie’s mother …

And the girls had got up at 5am …

And looked beautiful!

And so did Bonnie …

Oh my goodness …

Then it’s off to the church!

Where the boys were looking suitably relaxed after their trip to the pub …

The church allows some photography during the ceremony …

And with tears being shed and then laughter and applause resounding throughout the church, it was congratulations all round to Mr and Mrs Finnigan! And then the procession started back to Thanet House, where the Pimms was on ice …

And another flying veil!

The next instalment will include socks, pants and a rusty old bike … watch out for Part 2 coming soon! But as promised, here are the ducks …

Mr and Mrs Finnigan {married} at St Margaret’s Church in Bethersden

Oh the rain! The torrential rain! But the sun too – just at the right time.

I first met Bonnie about a year ago, in a very cold church hall, where we were both selling our wares – me, photography and Bonnie her beautiful fascinators. Imagine my surprise and delight to hear that she was engaged to her sweetheart, Barney.

It was, I have to say, the most amazing wedding. I felt a great affinity with this fabulous couple: their love for each other and their joie de vivre. And their friends and family, who took everyone to their hearts in celebrating this amazing wedding. And their relationship, which, according to best man Alex, all started with lycra … apparently.

Just a quick sneak peek which I think, for me, sums up their day. Smiles, laughter and true happiness. And some tears, too.

Thank you both from the bottom of my heart. You are truly a wonderful couple. I think I might have said that to you once or twice … hugs xx