Katie & Daniel got married at the beautiful St Mary of the Crays a little while ago and I went along to capture their day.
Katie started out her day at Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa, where she was joined by her bridesmaids. Branshatch place is a gorgeous little Georgian Mansion built in 1806 and not only is it a fab place to get ready at, its also a stunning wedding venue too. Although on the day Katie and Daniel got married, the motor racing was on at Brands Hatch so it was pretty noisy outside.
Daniel was getting ready at his parents house in Dartford, and my favourite second shooter Martin Hobby was there to capture the boys getting ready. I always love editing a wedding where a second shooter is shooting at the same time I am. I find it interesting to see what the boys get up too vs what the girls are doing at the same time. So whilst Daniel and his ushers are eating bacon sarnies, Katie is getting her hair done.
After everyone was ready, we all headed off to St Mary of the Crays in Crayford. From the outside you would never have guessed just how huge the church is on the inside. I both love and hate this time of year for weddings. I love how the sun seems to always have that sunset glow to it and sits quite low in the sky, however I hate that the day ends so quickly. The sun was streaming through the church windows and bathed the congregation is golden sunlight.
Once the ceremony was finished, it was time to head on over to the stunning High Rocks in Tonbridge Wells for the wedding reception. You could tell Katie and Daniel had a love of music from the way they had decorated the venue, that matched with the tweed worked so well at high rocks and it all came together beautifully. The speeches were as ever, hilarious. One of the highlights for me, was that the best man had put the bride and grooms faces, as well as a few others into The Wedding Feast at Cana painting and if memory serves, he had put his own face on Jesus.
To end our night, Katie and Daniel wanted to play with some sparklers, so we did an awesome sparkler exit for them before we attempted something I’ve never done before. A double exposure using sparklers, a white wall and their faces. After a few attempts we finally pulled it off, and safe to say it looks amazing.
Anyway, here are my highlights from Katie and Daniels wonderful wedding day