Lucky for some … Penelope and Jonathan married in Whitstable on 13 April 2013 …

It had all the hallmarks of one amazing day. Having been recommended on Twitter, Penelope and I met up, chatted, and hit it off. And on an overcast and sometimes rainy day in April, in a church on Whitstable High Street, amongst family and friends, Penelope married her Jonathan. And I was delighted to have been part of their day … here’s their story:

With a purple themed wedding, details were paramount …

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Which was also accented by the groom!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

I forgot to mention that, not only was it a bit chilly, it was very windy too.

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Once Penelope’s matron of honour and gayd of dishonour (yep, you read that right …) had arrived, it was time for the bride to make her entrance accompanied by her father.

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

It was much warmer inside the church – one of the regulations of photographing weddings in this particular church is that the photographer must stand at the back and shoot with a long lens.

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

But I’m glad to see that it didn’t stop nanny having a good look (such a lovely lady, full of bubbly personality!).

We had wanted to do a photo walk along the high street but the weather was turning quite wet and so we got the important family shots and then made our way to the beach!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

I was determined to get some great shots and props to Penelope and Jonathan – they worked that camera, despite the rain!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Inside the Old Neptune, the level of noise was amazing – catching up with friends, seeing family members, recounting tales … and outside, in the tipis, more laughter and music and the best hog roast I think I have ever tasted!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Jonathan’s family had rented a house right on the beach and that meant that we could get a few shots out of the wind … I just love this one of Jonathan and his nanny!

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

Before long, it was time for the speeches and the first dance …

Penelope and Jonathan Whitstable wedding by Samantha Jones Photography

It was so cozy inside the tipi that I don’t think anyone wanted to go back to the pub! All in all, such a fabulous couple and one amazing day. Peace and love to you both! xx

Peace and love – Penelope and Jonathan’s Whitstable wedding {sneak peek}

How we had wished for a warm, sunny day. But having met Penelope and Jonathan a couple of times before their wedding, I had a feeling that it wouldn’t really matter what the weather was like. It did rain and the wind did blow but the smiles and evident love that this couple have for each other cut through the dismal day. Celebrating their wedding at St Alphege’s in Whitstable and then in tipis on the beach near the Old Neptune was always going to present a challenge with the unseasonable weather that we’ve been having. But nonetheless, we did manage a couple of shots on the beach, even though it was raining at this point … all props to the bride and groom for being great fun! Here’s your sneak peek …

Penelope and Jonathan on the beach at Whitstable

I hope you have a lovely few days away and let me know when you are back. In the words of the groom: “Peace and Love”!

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