In September we had the pleasure of capturing Claire & Alex’s wedding day. Everything took place at The Swan in West Malling – a lovely pub in the centre of the town. We loved how emotional they both were during their outdoor ceremony – there were more than a few tears, and you could see how much it meant to them! Claire & Alex planned a short walk to a couple of beautiful parks and fields with their family & bridal party, perfect for their formal photos. It also worked well for us to have some downtime with them both to create some natural, relaxed couple portraits. These guys are just so in love!
Claire’s bouquet was incredibly beautiful, especially the fern leaves which were a nod to her New Zealand roots! The marquee for their wedding breakfast was set up in the gardens of the Swan, and the rustic wooden tables (named after different types of gin) were decorated beautifully with flowers by White Cloud Floral Designs. The speeches were everything a bride and groom could have hoped for – heartfelt, emotional, but also very funny and entertaining! Luckily for Claire & Alex it was an extraordinarily warm late summer day, so everyone stayed out in the garden until the early hours. Everything was very relaxed and free from formalities, guests simply ate, drank, chatted and laughed, then just before we left everyone had a play with some sparklers!