On 13th April I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Stef & James’ gorgeous wedding at The Archbishops Palace and The Black Horse Inn. From the first email I received from Stef I just knew this wedding was going to be amazing as she described it as a small affair jam-packed with flowers and a vintage twist! They were so down to earth and bubbly and I knew that their small intimate wedding was going to suit their relaxed and chilled out personalities perfectly. The more they told me about their special day, the more excited I became!
On the day of the wedding I went to Stef’s mums house where Stef was getting ready. It was just her and her mum along with her stylists together so there was none of the chaos that can sometimes happen with a room full of bridesmaids! And there was something really special about it just being her and her mum.
I walked into the room where her dress was patiently waiting to be worn and I have to say, I have seen a lot of dresses but this one literally took my breath away! It was just stunning and I knew that Stef was going to look incredible in it! And her shoes!!! Oh my goodness, her shoes…I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time photographing a brides shoes before! They were amazeballs! And they were the perfect complement to her tea dress style.
Their ceremony took place at The Archbishops Palace in Maidstone which was lovely and intimate with only 11 guests! After the ceremony we were able to get loads of gorgeous shots around the grounds. I LOVE the little herb garden and with it being April there were beautiful blossoms everywhere and everything looked so fresh. Despite Stef & James not being used to being in front of a camera they were fantastic. We just had such a laugh together and the love between them was so clear to see. They truly were a dream to photograph.
Their wedding reception was held at the Black Horse Inn in Thurnham and although it was such a small wedding with just close family and friends, they had still made such a huge effort with all their little details and had everything they wanted. It was so pretty. And the smell of the flowers as you walked into the room was incredible. They had flowers EVERYWHERE! And they looked so striking. We did some group shots in the garden before their speeches and then I left them to continue on their day.
I’m so happy to have met them and to have had the honour of photographing their day. Congratulations guys! You are awesome!
Flowers - http://www.bluedaisiesflorist.co.uk
Shoes - https://charlottemills.com
Cake - http://www.shelleyscakes.com
Make Up - http://lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk
Hair - http://www.foreverhair.org
Groom's Suit - https://www.moss.co.uk
Groom's Tie & Pocket Square - https://www.swaggerandswoon.com
Chair Sashes - http://www.amanda-jane.co.uk