It’s always lovely to get a text on a cold January evening from a hopeful bride enquiring my photography availability for her wedding only 5 weeks away. Luckily for both of us I was free…. well just, a day later and I would have been on a plane heading south. Hayley and Billy had decided to hold their winter wedding at the grand but slightly understated Brandshatch Place Hotel. This Georgian hotel was built in 1806 and is set in 12 aches of beautiful gardens. It is a perfect venue for anytime of the year but I was particularly looking forward to the early nightfall when I could capture some romantic shots of the beautiful couple on the hotels veranda.
The moment I met Hayley and Billy I knew their wedding was going to be filled with emotion and I wasn’t proved wrong. Hayley had already alerted me to her suspicions that Billy may shed a tear as she walked down the aisle. She was of course right and I can understand why. Not only did she look stunning but also because this couple are clearly meant for each other. As Billy’s mum so eloquently said in her reading whilst holding back the tears “love hard and there is love to be had, perfect guys don’t exist but there is always one guy that is perfect for you”.
Being a cold February day I decided to take most of the group photographs inside. However, the videographer and I did manage to coax the girls outside for some confetti and bouquet throwing action. There were lots more laughter followed by more tears during Hayley’s dad’s speech followed by more smiles and laughter during Charlie’s (Billy’s son) speech. So what could be a better way to start the party going after all the emotion? Well…..only the best rendition of Mr Brightside by The Killers I have ever seen. Everyone was singing their hearts out in a brilliant attempt of the final marryoke. A fun end to a perfect day. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Allen :) x