added by Claire
February 17, 2013
So, after a busy couple of months I'm back to blogging!
I've made it my new year resolution to blog more often this year, but seem to have failed already!
So here I am, with a beautiful post Christmas wedding. The wedding of Gemma and Steve in Kent.
I met up with Steve at Brandshatch Place Hotel where he was getting ready with his best man and ushers.
Steve seemed quite relaxed, if a little nervous as we 'mocked' getting ready because it was too early to actually get ready. As I was about to finish and leave to get to Gemma's hotel, Steve received his wedding gift from his bride - a beautiful pair of Mulberry cufflinks and wallet! I 'heart' Mulberry and drop hints to my husband every birthday and Christmas to have a new Mulberry bag - sadly it falls on deaf ears!
So, I finished with the guys and headed to the bride's hotel, which was also the reception venue, to meet Gemma and her 7 bridesmaids all getting ready and drinking champagne! Lovely!!
Here I photographed all the little details. I love photographing the small details of the day, details that you spend a lot of time and money on!!
Once the bride's hair and make up was finished it was time to get dressed! Gemma looked absolutely beautiful in her gorgeous gown and Louboutin shoes.
After spending an hour or so with the girls I headed to the church in West Malling to capture the arrival of guests, photograph the guys and arrival of the bride and bridesmaids in a mahoosive Hummer!
Fortunately the rain (just about) held off. It was grey and damp with light rain during the guests arrival however it held off during the important bits of the day which was brilliant!!
It was a beautiful service, quite emotional at points especially when a poem was read out which was written especially for the bride by her groom!
After the ceremony and a few group photographs it was onto the hotel for drinks, mingling, dinner, speeches and dancing!!
Here are (a few) of my favourite shots from the day.
Answers on a postcard for the shot below...
Congratulations to you both. Thank you for allowing me to capture your day for you!!