Ah, Hayley and Ben! What a couple, what a wedding! I’d been looking forward to their wedding at Winters Barns since meeting up with them a few weeks before their big day for their Whitstable Coastal Engagement Shoot. Being that their wedding was so close, it was the perfect opportunity to go for a drink afterwards and discuss all the details and timings for the day. Other than the ceremony time and wedding breakfast, I view weddings as being a fluid event where timing will change and in my experience timings most always overrun! It’s just the way I prefer to work with regards to being organised beforehand and to have a good awareness of what’s been planned.
So, onto the big day! After meeting up with Hayley, whereupon she was opening a card and gift from Ben (what a romantic!) I headed over to say hello to Ben and his crew. Oh my goodness what a hive of activity! How many men can you fit in a cottage?! Well, there was certainly a lot of preening going on and some watching of a tutorial on Youtube of how best to knot a tie. One of the stars of the day was Hayley’s nephew – he was a total poppet, so serious and earnest. He just observed very quietly all what was unfolding around him.
The wedding breakfast tables were looking very stylish, as designed by the very talented Emily and her team at I do devoted dreams. The beautifully created canapes and divine wedding breakfast were created by Scott Anderson Catering.
After Hayley’s emotional meeting with her father, it was time for this wonderful couple to make their vowes to each other. Hayley’s bridesmaids, flower girls and page boys walked down the aisle to the exquisite music played by Estillo String Quartet. It was evident that emotions were running high for Ben as he waited for his bride to arrive.
What a beautiful day to document. There weren’t many occasions when this lovely pair didn’t wear the biggest smiles ! Ben and Hayley were the most wonderful couple to spend the day with and it was an absolute please do record their day – thank you for choosing me!
Here are some of my favourite images from the day….
What a fabulous day – congratulations you two! x
Here’s some wonderful feedback they gave me….
Catherine is truly an amazing and remarkable photographer and we were so lucky to have her capture our special day! From start to finish her professionalism is top class. Catherine made us and all our family and friends feel so at ease. We are so happy with our engagement and wedding pictures. They are so natural and tell a true story of our day. We cannot thank Catherine enough for all her hard work and effort in to making our photos so wonderful. Memories that will last us a lifetime. A truly talented lady! Thank you x