I’d been looking forward to photographing Caroline and Robbie’s church wedding ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Bishopsbourne, Kent.  Bishopsbourne is such a pretty village about 3 miles from Canterbury and the church is most beautiful with mediaeval wall paintings, a Burne-Jones stained glass window, and William Morris design tiles around the chancel walls – stunning!

I arrived at Caroline’s parents house just to capture a few detail shots and then I made my way to the near by church.  It was a very warm, sunny day in September – just perfect weather for a wedding!

It was lovely ceremony – beautiful heartfelt singing in the most amazing space.  After the ceremony and some confetti throwing it was time to head off to The Old Kent Barn near Swingfield in Kent for reception drinks and the wedding breakfast.

Here are a few shots from the day…

Bridalwear at Barham Kent

Caroline’s bridesmaids looked pretty in pink and i loved their delicate floral hair pieces!

Caroline and Robbie had arranged for double decker London Transport Bus to transport their wedding party – what a fantastic idea!

Caroline arrived with her father looking beautifully radiant!

married!!

The barn looked beautiful and the flowers were gorgeous!

Wedding Breakfast at The Old Kent Barn Swingfield

The Old Kent Barn Wedding Breakfast detail shots

Now on to the speeches – which were very entertaining.  I love capturing natural reactions to the speakers …

It was a very sunny warm day – perfect for a wedding but not so good for portrait shots – I had a discussion with Robbie and Caroline beforehand when I advised them it would be well worth waiting for ‘the magic hour’ when the light would be much softer and even.  It was well worth waiting and we were able to get some natural, relaxed portrait shots…

There was a beautiful glow in the sky – no harsh shadows or squinting!

Just in time to catch the last of the good light.

we were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunset…

sunset at The Old Kent Barn

sunet at The Old Kent Barn in Swingfield

And on to the dancing – the band was fantastic and the dance floor was very busy – the atmosphere was buzzing!

Wedding dancing at The Old Kent Barn
Congratulations Robbie & Caroline!