Good Evening Folks,

This week’s blog features a regular for me a the wedding venue The Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells Kent. Natalie and Darren had their wedding ceremony in The Orangery followed by a drinks reception on the lawns and their wedding reception in The Royal Suite.

We joined the girls in one of the beautiful suites that have different themes by the way…tres chic!!! I always love this part of the day; you can feel the excitement in the air as you enter the hotel and it is wonderful to be a part of it all. We had tons of fun here but in what seemed a blink of an eye it was time to find the lads and photograph them before they settled our lovely Darren in The Orangery. Now what a stroke of luck this was folks; one of the best men, Nathan is a wedding planner and how fab was he on the day…we love you Nathan!!

Natalie came wafting beautifully to the entrance of The Orangery and looked a delight as she made her way towards Darren to start the next chapter of their lives together. I think it must be something in the air because once again the service, although solemn was liberally sprinkled with giggles and this always has me grinning like a Cheshire cat behind the lens 😀

We had so much fun during the group shots and the lads were really being lads, and I love it. Then it was on to the wedding breakfast where a good time was had by all. During the second Bride and Groom portraiture of the day Julie and I were compared to Laurel and Hardy….the tale is too long to recount here but needless to day we were in fits of laughter as poor Natalie was resplendent on the stairs with Darren trying to relay instructions behind; ahhh happy times 🙂

When did I cry at this wedding; well it was just as the first dance finished; Natalie had this look on her face that just said it all for me and boom I was gone!!

Natalie and Darren we had so much fun before, during and after your day and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the honour of photographing your wedding.

So folks, who is having a spoooooky Friday; do you have your sweeties ready for trick and treating. I do and I hope there aren’t too many left so that I am tempted to eat them…eeeeekk!!!

Claire 🙂