Here’s the second and last part of Ellie & James’s lovely wedding from back on a sunny (but windy!) day last August.

Ellie & James were married at Our Lady Help of Christians in Folkestone, Kent, with a reception at the ever-popular Lympne Castle. If you’re getting married at Lympne Castle, please drop me a line to discuss photographing your wedding day!

Ellie & James’s wedding breakfast was held in the beautiful Great Hall, which looked stunning as always – lots of beautiful little details for me to capture, with a nod to Elena’s Italian heritage.

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Then it was time for the speeches – one of my favourite parts of the day to photograph – starting off with Ellie’s brother Marco who gave a really funny and touching speech – there were a few teary eyes out amongst the listening guests! Next up, a great speech by James; then, in a slight departure, a speech by his mum. Finally, a sudden impromptu speech by a relative – not expecting this one, but got a bit of exercise as I walked outside, round the building (very quickly!) and back in (quietly) through the back entrance to The Great Hall to get the best angle!

After the speeches, I took Ellie and James back out into the lovely evening summer sunshine for some more quick portraits at the front and rear of the castle – this time of day is one of my favourite times for photographing couples pictures as it’s the most flattering light and it’s usually a little bit cooler on those hot summer days. I’m sure you’ll agree that they both looked fantastic on the day!

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While we waited for The Great hall to be turned around, we photographed candids and then it was time to head back inside for the cutting of the cake.

Unusually, the couple actually tried the cake straight away, I think it got the seal of approval from Ellie!

lympne castle cake cut

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Ellie and James then took to the dance floor for their first dance, soon to be joined by family and friends. After capturing some of the great dancing, I said my goodbyes and then grabbed the final shot of the evening of this stunning Kent wedding venue!

first dance lympne castle

lympne castle at night

A great day working alongside:

Additional photography by Tash Lowther
Wedding Planners The Wedding Dolls
Videography Anneka Ireland

All wedding photography is copyright documenatry kent wedding photographer David Burke Photography 2016