Here’s the last part of the wedding photography from Lee and Alex’s epic wedding at Brandshatch Place from back in September. If your wedding is at Brandshatch Place and you like what you see, please get in touch to discuss coverage.

This wedding was the longest I’ve ever covered – but there was so much to photograph and so much fun was being had that I barely noticed and all too soon the lights came up for the end of the evening.

We’d already had Chinese door games, the Tea Ceremony, the actual wedding itself plus drinks reception. The wedding breakfast gave people a chance to mingle, and the kids a chance to play with the bubbles!

After the wedding breakfast it was time for speeches! The Groomsmaids started us off, before Alex said a few words, followed by the Bestman.

And then onto a surprise few words from Lee, complete with IPad video messages from a few special people, including one amazing surprise that wasn’t guaranteed until the 11th hour! Both the guys are big science fiction fans, and Lee had managed to get a personalised video message from Kandyse McClure an American actor from the new Battlestar Galactica – so cool and I’m so glad we could capture it!

Kandyse McClure wedding video message

Once we’d finished photographing the speeches, it was time for the evening events to start.

Once all the evening guests were in attendance, the guys had their first dance.

Actually, this was to be their ‘first’ first dance, as they then went to change back into their traditional Chinese outfits for a surprise ‘second’ first dance.

In between covering the dancing, I wandered around covering events in the other rooms – a photobooth had been set up and balloon shapes were being produced and worn!

It was now time for the Lightsabers to make an appearance – cue much fighting, and then they doubled up as air guitars!

lightsabers at wedding

wedding lightsabers

wedding lightsabers

wedding lightsabers

wedding lightsabers

Usually by this stage of the evening I’d have long gone home, so it was interesting to see things develop!

Some of the guests called it a night by this stage – although some of the younger guests were still going strong!

All too soon, the lights were up and everyone was saying their goodbyes.

And that was me done – coverage from 9am until midnight! Great fun though and so worth staying. Congratulations once again to Lee and Alex!

All photography copyright David Burke Photography 2017