An Old Kent Barn Wedding

Katie & Sam had quite the day in the autumn sunshine at Old Kent Barn on Thursday.
Katie’s bridal room was packed with her ten (yes ten!) bridesmaids, her Mum and her very soon to be Mother-in-law, plus all the make up and hair people. It was cramped but wonderful and the girls had a great time getting ready.

Right before showtime, we were joined by Katie’s Dad who couldn’t help but get a bit emotional.

And then it was time! 
It was a really lovely ceremony, complete with an autumnal tree decoration which I thought was brilliant - plus a confetti walk out which I’m always a big fan of!

If there is access to an upper floor window, then an aerial group shot is a must!

Now remember how I told you that Katie had ten bridesmaids? Well they also all had personalised denim jackets - how cool is this?

And the Mums got in on the denim jacket action too!

The Old Kent Barn is a pretty great venue to take the couple on a little photo walk.

Now, these two do things in style, so they didn’t just ‘do’ a first dance - they PERFORMED one! They entertained their guests with an absolutely glorious few minutes that would have been at home on Strictly.

And then of course it was time for Katie and her Dad to enjoy little dance too.

As if they hadn’t already had enough fun with their guests, after the dances it was all outside for some sparklers! 

…And then before everyone got too chilly, back inside for a silent disco! There is something wonderfully entertaining about watching people throw shapes when you cannot hear the music.

It all seemed to go in the blink of an eye, but just like that, it was time to leave Katie and Sam to party into the small hours - but not before a few night time shots. 

That’s all for this little sneak peek, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge thanks to all at The Old Kent Barn, especially Lauren, for taking such good care of me and for making sure the day went smoothly. Thanks too to all of Katie and Sam’s wonderful guests for making me so welcome (and for being a lovely, photogenic bunch) and a special mention to Amy the legend for her world class dress floofing! 

Massive congratulations to Katie and Sam - it was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple. 

A Friern Manor Wedding In Autumn

Yesterday at Friern Manor, Hannah and Matt finally got to have their twice postponed big day. 

Things began a little bit frantically as Hannah’s hair and make up overrun a little and she actually arrived at Friern Manor’s bridal suite after most of the guests had already turned up - which wasn’t the plan, but then again, there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of drama on a wedding day!

Matt was ready and, slightly nervously, awaiting her.  

Despite her initial panic, Hannah actually got ready in record time and didn’t even end up keeping him waiting that long. Although before her big arrival, their very dapper son Alex got to walk down the aisle.

And then, without further ado, Hannah made her entrance and Matt got to see his beautiful bride.

The ceremony room at Friern Manor is beautiful and so was  Hannah and Matt’s ceremony. Then before we knew it, we had a husband and wife! 

Between the drinks and the canapes, we lined up all of the guests for a confetti shot.

And of course, the big group shot!

A little story about this next shot; right before we took this, little Alex was trying to play with his Transformers (which looked incredibly fun to be fair), and he was not too keen to take pictures at all, but like a champ he put the toys down, straightened his extremely cool dinosaur tie and came outside looking like the smartest little chap ever. Quite the family picture, I’m sure you’ll agree.

We had caught up on the schedule pretty well, but all the same, we ended up with just 10 minutes before the wedding breakfast to get the couple portraits. The thing is, both Hannah and Matt were so great, that 10 minutes ended up being plenty of time to get some lovely shots!

Hannah really loved the amazing chandeliers at Friern Manor, it was actually one of the reasons they chose it for their wedding, so we had to make sure we included them in a shot or two.

Time flies when you’re having fun and before long everyone was lining the dance floor to watch the happy couple enjoy their first dance.

One of the very best things about having your wedding at Friern Manor is that at night time, the gardens transform into a neon wonder. One of the reasons Hannah and Matt hired me for their wedding was that they had seen some of the night shots I had previously taken at Friern Manor, so I was delighted to take them on a little stroll around the gardens before I said goodbye.

That’s all for this little sneak peek, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Big thanks to all at Friern Manor, for being so great and taking such good care of us as always.

Huge thanks to - and even bigger congratulations - to Hannah and Matt. What a great couple and it was a pleasure to capture their special day for them.

A Wasing Park Wedding

What an amazing day Kelly and Tom had at the beautiful Wasing Park yesterday.

Kelly and her girls made the final preparations in the bridal suite at Wasing Park while the guests were all arriving outside.

Kelly had both her Dad and her Step Dad there and got to have a special first look moment with both of them. It’s fair to say that they were both absolutely blown away.

Meanwhile, Tom was nervously awaiting Kelly in the ceremony room, but he didn’t have to wait too long…

Sometimes the guests are as good to focus on as the couple.

The ceremony itself was really lovely and emotional and sealed with a kiss while their nearest and dearest cheered and applauded.

Both the girls and the boys took some pretty great pictures.

By this point the early rain had cleared up and it turned into a gorgeous day, so we took a little stroll around the Wasing Park gardens…

As the sun went down, the venue looked even more amazing.

Kelly and Tom’s first dance was brilliant - and so was their choice of tune  (Bring Me The Horizon)…

And shortly after, Kelly, Tom and all of their guests got to party, which they had been waiting to do all day!

Finally it was time for me to get going and leave Kelly and Tom to party with their guests, but not before I stole them away one last time for a few night time shots.

That’s all for this little sneak peek, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

I have sooo many more great shots from this wedding, but I can only put so many on these little previews. However, Kelly and Tom will have their full gallery in about 4 weeks, so if you were a guest at their wedding and you’re super keen to see more, they’ll be able to share them with you soon.

Huge thanks to all at Wasing Park for taking such good care of me and for running the day wonderfully.

Thanks too to all of Kelly and Tom’s guests who were great fun all day and tore up the dancefloor all night!

Huge congratulations to Kelly and Tom - thanks for having me at your big day.

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