Jenny & Andrew were a brilliant couple to work with, they were so chilled out and just wanted to have a good day. So I was super happy when they chose me to photograph their day. I learnt they were to have their ceremony and reception at Marleybrook House in Canterbury, which I have to say is probably my favourite venue at the moment. They don’t just have stunning surroundings and great photo opportunities everywhere, the staff truly take matters into their own hands. I always love seeing behind the scenes, you can tell the difference when a venue are there for the money or the passion, Marleybrook house is full of passionate lovely people who make sure every single wedding runs on time and with no hiccups!
So lets start at the beginning, I turn up to Jenny’s Maid of Honours house, which was big enough to house the team of bridesmaids and the wonderful suppliers who worked on their hair and make up. I met my lovely friend Lydia Rae of Lydia Rae Make up there, who was working her magic touches on Jenny and her crew – who were giggly with excitement! once they were dressed and ready to go, we caught some quick snaps of the great big double decker red bus, which was taking them to the ceremony, full of some guests too.
I arrived at Marleybrook House to get some anxious moments of Andrew as his crew, but Andrew was as cool as a cucumber, ready to see his bride. The ceremony was lovely, outside in the bright warm sun, summer wedding’s don’t always get this lovely still weather! We went for some portraits to catch some natural happy memories, Jenny and Andrew seemed to think they were awkward in from of the camera but they were naturals, it’s hard to get your photographs taken professionally – you can’t see what the photographer see’s. These guys nailed it and I loved seeing their genuine happy faces!
They had a splendid spread served by the amazing team behind Scott Anderson Catering, which I’ve had the pleasure of working with before – they didn’t disappoint! followed by speeches and a vintage fairground. Yes, you read correctly. They opened the vintage fairground so the whole wedding party has the best time spinning on the rides and testing their strength! Everybody was having such a good time, which is what a wedding day is all about now!
We even had a beautiful sunset which made for some perfect portraits, some of my absolute favourites! I’ll let the images below speak for themselves… enjoy!