Saturday 29 November
- East Farleigh & Maidstone
After a year of living in Kent it was
lovely to be photographing a wedding just down the road -
it certainly made a change from driving on the M25. I started
the day with Sian getting ready at home and little details
such as the bouquet she'd made herself, her tiny size3 shoes
(but with the biggest heels) and the flowergirl covering herself
In the village of East Farleigh the boys
arrived at the church in their pride and joys, complete with
personalised ribbons and them in silver waistcoats and ties.
As I'd been to their rehersal the previous
day, I knew that the vicar had no issue with me photographing
from any location. Whilst at the back I was able to capture
the flowergirl running up and down the aisle and then snuck
through to the choir stalls for some shots of the couple during
the final hymn.
With the ceremony being held at 3pm,
and sunset due at 3.56, the vicar blitzed the service so that
I had around 15 minutes of light for some photos outside.
Well... he did have another wedding to go to and it meant
I managed to get in the family groups, confetti and bride
and groom photos before it got too dark.
One of the shots the couple really wanted
was with their convoy of Subaru cars and as it got dark I
asked the drivers to turn on the headlights.
After finishing at the church we all
headed over to Brewer Street Working Mens Club in Maidstone
where a buffet was laid on, speeches were said and dancing
continued well into the evening. I particularly liked that
the cake figurine was lent by the groom's parents who'd had
it on their cake.