Back in June last year I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wedding of Rebecca and Steve at the fabulous and ever popular Kent wedding venue, Cooling Castle Barn (also referred to as Cooling Castle).
I met Rebecca almost 2 years previously at the Cooling Castle open day in which I attended as a preferred supplier. We then met up a little while later at my house for a consultation. It was a crazy evening if I remember as I never had my studio at that point and my daughter was being mischievous! I’m surprised that Rebecca actually booked me based on the events of that night.
Anyway, she did and fast forward to August 2013, I was 8months pregnant and we met up in Greenwich to shoot their pre-wedding photographs. Steve was extremely nervous however we captured some fantastic portraits in the late summer sun!
10 months later the big day had finally come!!
I met up with Steve and his groomsmen at Steve and Rebecca’s house, where I captured some natural preparation shots and I met their baby – Bailey the Boxer dog! She was gorgeous and very photogenic!!
As Steve got himself ready, I quietly photographed him and some little details….which I love to capture. Usually it’s the little details that you forget!.
I left Steve and went on to meet Rebecca at the hotel where she was getting ready with the mums and bridesmaids. A fun, girly morning.
As we left, Bec’s dad met us at the hotel and saw his little girl for the first time as she set off with him to her wedding….an emotional moment, once again, captured forever.
We made our way to Cooling Castle, I put my foot down and got there in plenty of time to ensure I captured venue shots, the groom and guests arriving. I waited for the bride to arrive and it was all systems go, off she went to get married.
It was an emotional ceremony from the moment Bec walked down the aisle to meet an emotional Steve.
After the ceremony, we made our way out the front to start the photographs before heading back to see the guests who were being entertained by the fantastic magician/illusionist David Penn.
I love capturing reactions and David had plenty of great reactions during his many performances.
Once everybody had enjoyed their delicious wedding breakfast it was time for speeches.
After this we managed to capture a few more photographs of the bride and groom before it was time for them to get the evening dancing started with their first dance.
It was a fantastic wedding which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved working with Rebecca, Steve and their wedding guests who were all so lovely.
I wish them all the best for their future together.
Groom with his baby…
Rebecca and Steve would like to express their thanks to the following suppliers;
Florist and chair covers: Chic Weddings
Bridal gown and Bridemaids: Kiss the Bride
Groom/men attire: Penguins
Magician: David Penn
Caricaturist: Steve Hearn
Make up: Laura Baker
Hair Stylist: Jaxx Hairdressers, Gravesend
Wedding Venue: Cooling Castle Barn