The day started for me on a sunny morning, mid June, by travelling to Lizzie’s parents home in Kent where I was warmly greeted by a very calm Lizzie, who was joined by her mother, father and sister, who had travelled from New Zealand and a girlfriend who Lizzie’s make-up artist for the day.  I started by shooting some of the supporting detail shots, as I often do so as to get folk used to me being around.  Lizzie’s flowers were stunning, particularly chosen for their scent and included herbs, and one of my favourites, honeysuckle – beautiful!

It was then off to meet Duncan and his best man and ushers at St Stephen’s Church Lympne, Kent where I found them all to be in good form!  The light in this church is just amazing, clean and plenty of it, and the grounds are lovely too.

The ceremony was very touching and Lizzie looked amazing!

After the throwing of the confetti at the lych gate the wedding party headed for Lympne Castle for the celebrations!  The castle, which dates back to the 13th Century is spectacularly placed and it’s high vantage point allows views of the South Coast, and on a clear day, France.  The team at the Castle are very attentive and they run a very tight ship!  I was very pleased when they asked me to be one of their preferred suppliers!

After a few days of  unsettled weather, the sun did manage to shine for a while and the rain held off.  The speeches were very entertaining as was the music and dancing!  Here is a selection of some of my favourite images of the day.

Lizzie’s shoes were exquisite – not a word I’d usually choose to describe shoes (and I like shoes, a bit too much!) – but they were just beautiful….

a bit of a theme going on……

very cool….

The most amazing views can be found to the coastline and surrounding countryside from this vantage point at the rear courtyard within the castle walls – breathtaking!

A special gift all the way from Switzerland!

After the speeches, and when the sun was lower in the sky and less harsh, I had some time with Duncan and Lizzie within the grounds.  I really believe that it’s a great opportunity for a couple to have a bit of ‘time out’ to be alone (apart from me and my lens of course!) and to capture some images which convey some tenderness and intimacy….

I love this shot of Lizzie…. classical, elegant and beautiful…..