After meeting with Bex and Tom last September for their engagement shoot and not seeing them since they relocated to Bermuda with Tom’s job, I was really looking forward to meeting up again when I met them for their ceremony rehearsal at the Chapel at St Edmund’s School in Canterbury. What a beautiful building which is afforded lots of clean light and the stained glass windows are really quite stunning. It was a good opportunity to meet with the School Chaplain -The Reverend Steve Bennett, who was very welcoming and amiable to me documenting Tom and Bex’s ceremony.
So onto the big day in May! As per usual, I’d been keeping a close eye on the weather which was threatening heavy rain during the day so I had discussed a plan A and B when it came to the planning the schedule for the day!
My morning began by meeting up with Tom and friends at The White Horse Inn in Boughton under Blean – just to capture some comradery! I then headed off to meet Bex who was joined by her mother and bridesmaids at the very elegant Edwardian house at Mount Ephraim Gardens, which is one of my favourite Kent wedding venues – the gardens are spectacular, the house gorgeous and Sally who runs the weddings is super friendly and helpful.
The bridal preparation room was very buzzy – I love capturing this part of the day and all the excitement, nerves and anticipation! When it came to the putting on of her dress, Bex looked stunning in her stylish Suzanne Neville bridal gown and sun kissed complexion – I waited in expectation for her arrival at the chapel!
It was a beautiful service with what I’d call ‘old school’ hymns which were sung with vigour! Whilst Tom and Bex signed the register, the St Edmund’s choir sang and filled the wonderful space with spine tingling voices.
After some confetti throwing, just before the rain decided to fall, we all headed back to Mount Ephraim Gardens for the celebrations! Despite some seriously heavy rain fall (so much so I was trapped for a while in the marquee in the grounds during the downpour!) the clouds disappeared to uncover the deep blue sky and we had a stunning sunset – how lucky were we?!
It was such an enjoyable day (the speeches were hugely entertaining!) and a pleasure to be able to record it. Thank you to Yasmin for your help on the day, and for those beautiful shots from the chapel balcony!
Here are a few of my favourite images from the day….
Back to Mount Eprhraim and the wonderful gardens – what a view!!
Congratulations Tom and Bex! x