Friday 24th October
- St Marys Hornchurch and Gaynes Park
Caitlyn was maid of honour at a wedding
I photographed last October, and Kerry then returned the favour
this year. There were so many personal touches and things
to photograph that I don't think I put the cameras down once.
The ceremony took place at St Mary's
Catholic Church in Hornchurch - only a 10 minute drive from
their home. On arriving, a space had been left in the carpark
for me which was much appreciated however I did have to warn
David that Caitlyn was going to be around 30 minutes late
so not to panic!
I just loved their priest, who not only
made up some of the delay but was just so enthusiastic - especially
on announcing them husband and wife!
On exiting the church the bride and groom
choose to release two doves from their hands whilst the parents
got to open a basket full - all of which flew straight at
me. Swiftly followed by us all getting covered in confetti
After a drive through the Essex countryside
to get to Gaynes Park, Caitlyn and David asked for a few photos
of them with their 'fleet' of vehicles before taking a walk
around the grounds - there's no shortage of places for pictures
at this venue.
The barn had been dressed with drapes
and a chandelier alongside plenty of candles and twinky lights.
Guest seating was also on the mezzanine level which gave them
a great view of the speeches.
Darkness fell during the meal but at
Gaynes this means that other areas get lit up - perfect for
night-time photos. Mr and Mrs was also projected onto the
wall for their first dance - plus, in my opionion, LED dancefloors
are just amazing! To honour her South African heritage Caitlyn
had arranged for zulu dancers and drummers to come and put
on a show for everyone.