As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always hugely honoured when my friends in the events/wedding industry choose me to photograph their wedding. These guys and girls know their stuff so their endorsement is a huge confidence boost for me and the weddings they plan often end up being some of my favourites. Having worked with Victoria for some time in her events management role, I knew that the attention to detail and the focus on having as much fun as possible would feature heavily during the day and no one was disappointed!
The whole day was centred in the beautiful seaside town of Hythe, Kent. We started off at the bride’s parent’s house, capturing the ladies getting ready, getting excited and enjoying the morning together. David’s wedding present to Victoria arrived just before I did so I was welcomed in through the door by a very excited bride who had just opened the gift. And what a gift; framed handwritten song lyrics of David and Victoria’s first dance by Tom Odell himself!! David definitely won himself some serious brownie points there and talk about attention to detail!
Once ready, the bridal party, including Lily the dog, made their way to Hythe Town Hall which was only a 5 minute walk away. The bride’s dress was from Story of My Dress and had such a rich history behind it. It originally came from a collection of dresses by a Jewish designer in the 1940s and was later discovered many years later. It was altered for Victoria and looked amazing on her. Again, attention to detail!
The wedding ceremony at Hythe Town Hall was very emotional and full of love for the newlyweds. After some photos outside on the steps, the wedding party strolled up the high street, much to the amusement and delight of the Saturday shoppers, to Ginger’s Kitchen for the wedding breakfast and speeches. It was such a lovely and fantastic idea to have their nearest and dearest in the bistro restaurant where Victoria used to work which was also run by a family friend. After dinner, the new Mr and Mrs took a walk on the beach with me for their couple photos to the exact spot where David proposed to Victoria.
As planned, we arrived last to the reception so that the bride and groom could be greeted by several hundred of their guests with handfuls of confetti ready to launch at them. And how gorgeous did the reception look?! You’ll have to scroll down to see. Absolutely breathtaking. The amount of effort, time, love, sweat and tears that had clearly gone into making a wedding work in a field was astounding. There would not be enough space on this page to list all of the details, personal touches and elements that made up this festival wedding – honestly! So I’ve probably bored you enough already so please scroll down and enjoy this absolute stunner of a wedding.
This beautiful wedding was also featured in Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog..