summer wedding

Sarah & Paul | A chilled out church wedding in Kent

I absolutely adore second shooting for my lovely friend Clare and I was so delighted when she asked Russell and I to come along and second for her (and shoot video!) at Sarah and Paul’s fun church and marquee wedding in Kent last summer.

Sarah and Paul chose to get married in St Margaret's Church in High Halstow and held their wedding party in a marquee not too far away. These guys planned a pretty fun day and they have an absolutely great bunch of mates! There were endless pranks, games and laughter all day.

This church wedding is a really good example of when photographers are asked not to stand at the front of the church on a wedding day. This can be quite a surprise to a couple on their wedding day so it is always worth checking beforehand. Clare and I found some pretty good angles to shoot from so we were happy but it’s always worth thinking about if you’re planning a church wedding.

Check out Russell’s video below and scroll further down to see the photographs :)

Groom holds wedding boxers
Wedding date on a calendar with cats on
Groom writing vows or speech on his iPad in the garden the morning of the wedding
Bride and groom and their cats - photo frame on the wall
Groomsmen being silly with animal masks on the morning of a wedding
Groom and groomsmen putting on ties on the morning of the wedding
Groomsmen playing around on the morning of the wedding
Groomsmen drinking whisky the morning of the wedding
Groom and groomsmen on morning of the wedding
Groomsmen play fighting with groom
St Margaret's Church, High Halstow in Kent wedding photography
Groom walking towards priest and church
Groom speaking with his mum at the church before wedding
Groom waiting for bride with best man
Groom greeting bride at the altar
St Margaret's Church, High Halstow in Kent wedding photography
Bride and groom exchanging vows during church wedding
St Margaret's Church, High Halstow wedding
Bride and Groom first kiss
Just married!
Cute toddler at wedding
Bride and groom smiling at each other after just getting married
Kids being cute at a wedding
Guests waiting for bride and groom confetti
Bride and groom with a tunnel of bubbles for confetti
Bride and groom kissing under the entrance to the church after getting married
Wedding marquee in field in Kent
Guests drinking beer outside marquee
Wedding guests playing lawn games
Bride and groom putting on wedding converse
Groom helping bride put on wedding converse
Cute wedding favour heart
Wedding guests outside marquee
Bride talking to guests outside wedding marquee
Wedding guests laughing during drinks reception
Bride and groom handmade cake topper
Bottles of wine in a bucket
Bride and groom playing shoe game during reception
Wedding guests laughing during wedding reception
Guests holding hands and laughing during wedding reception
Bride and groom stood next to boat
Wedding guests playing massive game of cards
Wedding guests playing cards
Giant card game at wedding
Wedding guests playing giant card game
Groom and wedding guests playing giant card game
Groom telling off wedding guest during card game
Bride and groom first dance at wedding
First wedding dance black and white wedding photography

Annie & Alex | A fun village hall wedding in Kent

Wow, what a wedding!

I'd been looking forward to photographing Annie and Alex's wedding in Kent from the first moment they got in touch last year. Annie has this amazing infectious energy that came through in every single message, Skype call and their lovely engagement shoot last autumn. I mean, just look at that grin! I don't think she stopped smiling all day :) these two are seriously in love and it's so wonderful to witness ♡ I feel incredibly honoured to be the one they chose to document their wedding. 

The day started with the threat of constant rain but it was almost like the two of them didn't even notice because they were too excited to see each other and get married. Annie and her lovely bridesmaids got ready in Annie's childhood home (I really love it when couples get ready at home!) which gave me the opportunity to stalk Sophie the cat :) she's super cute! 

The ceremony took place at St. Michael's Church in Smarden, followed by a fun party at Egerton Millennium Hall. These guys love their family and friends very much and I felt like the whole day was just a bubble of happiness and love. Every single person there was so full of joy at seeing two people they care about so much get married.

Annie and Alex are pretty obsessed with travel and adventure and had decorated their reception to show all the incredible places they've been. They have an amazing assortment of tickets, snapshots and memorabilia and they'd created a museum of their lives so far which was a really fun addition to their decoration! 

Entertainment was provided by the band Banish Misfortunes and the gorgeous bright flowers provided by Hannah from Patina & Petal

Thank you Annie and Alex for choosing me as your wedding photographer :)

 I'll stop waffling on now and let the photographs from the rest of the day do the rest of the talking :) 

A cat at a wedding
Bride getting ready
Bridesmaids waiting for bride
Bride's first look with bridesmaids
Bridesmaid reactions
Bride and Mother of the Bride
Bride and bridesmaids laughing in a back garden
St. Michael's Church, Smarden, Kent wedding
Bride arriving at church
Bride walking to the church
Bride walking up the aisle in a church
Groom waits at the altar smiling at his bride
Bride and groom laughing in church
Bride and groom laughing on their wedding day
Bride and groom laughing in church
Bride and groom exchanging rings
Bridesmaid watching bride and groom get married
Bride and groom getting married!
Just married!
Groom and best man hug
Bride hugs the Mother of the Bride
Confetti shot
Confetti shot outside church
Happy confetti shot!
Bride and groom kiss while friends throw confetti
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen pulling silly faces
Groomsmen kissing the groom
Selfie at a wedding
Cute couple in a wedding car
Bride and groom opening present
Crochet bride and groom cake topper
Guest putting up peace sign behind bride and groom
Bride and groom looking at each other
Bride and groom in black and white
Bride and groom in love
Bride and groom full length portrait
Groom kissing bride on the forehead
Bride and groom laughing
Bride and groom walking in the woods
Cricket game on wedding day
Groom giving speech at wedding
Groom's speech and laughing top table
Bride walking under umbrella
Bride giving thumbs up
Bride and groom first dance
Bride and groom first dance in black and white
Guest dancing
Friends dancing at a wedding
Bride dancing with guest
Air guitar at a wedding
Dancing mother of the bride
Wedding guest dancing
Wedding guests dancing