Here’s part 1 of the wedding photography at All Saints Horsmonden for Catie and Andy’s big day last year (sooo far behind on the blogging!). Catie and Andy were married at All Saints Church in Horsmonden, with a reception at the lovely Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells.
I started the day by joining Catie, the girls, Catie’s parents and grandparents at Catie’s parents lovely Barn – a fantastic open plan space, with everyone getting ready in the large living area. The summer sunshine was streaming in through the patio windows, giving lovely directional light for the makeup artist (and me!) to work with. Catie’s nan was first up in the chair when I arrived! I documented the comings and goings, makeup, hair and details, dogs, a novel solution to the ever-present ‘how do you do up these cravats then?’ conundrum, before photographing Catie’s dress being done up – unusually, the father of the bride seemed to be the one in the know!
I then joined Neil Mclennan (who was second shooting for me that day) at All Saints to photograph guest arrivals, whilst waiting for the bride. After Catie’s arrival, a few last minute adjustments after speaking to the registrar outside, we were off!
Inside, the small church was full to the rafters, for a really lovely, touching service. Space was a bit limited, but luckily Father allowed me to photograph from up on the altar.
Once the ceremony was over, the guests mingled in the lovely dappled sunlight whilst congratulating the newly Mr & Mrs Parker. Goody bags were handed out with a bit of sustenance inside for the journey, before it was time for confetti and then the journey to the Spa Hotel.
Come back early next week for part 2 of Catie and Andy’s wedding, but for now, here are some of my favourites from the first part of their lovely wedding!
If you’re getting married at All Saints Horsmonden or The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells, please contact me to discuss your coverage.
David Burke is a Kent wedding photographer, providing photojournalism coupled with stunning portraiture. David works throughout Kent, London, East and West Sussex, Essex and Surrey and is also available to photograph weddings nationally and abroad.
All images copyright David Burke Photography 2014