Good Afternoon Folks,

So I was being a wedding photographer in Kent for Natalie and Steve’s wedding at the very beautiful Aylesford Priory. This venue is very unique in that you have the priory grounds, some amazing architecture and your reception will be held in a converted barn, which takes on a very rustic feel so lots to work with here.

I was chuffed to bits to be photographing this wedding because I also had the honour of being the wedding photographer for Natalie’s sister Hannah in 2012,so it was great to be back meeting with the family again. I don’t know if you remember but Natalie and Hannah’s Aunt used to teach me at secondary school and I was in the same year as their Uncle; what a small world because this all came to light during a discussion when they came to see me for Hannah’s wedding!

So the day started at Natalie’s parent’s house, it was very chilled and the girls where having lots of fun with their bridal preparations. We photographed all the lovely bits like the shoes, flowers and Natalie’s art deco inspired dress. As you can see I have taken you right back to mid summer and this was a beautifully warm day, so something to cheer you up with the cold weather we are having.

We then toddled off to meet the boys and capture some shots of them ahead of Natalie’s arrival and before we knew it Natalie was walking up the aisle to marry the love of her life. After the ceremony quite a few of the guests had to check into the local hotel so we made the most of the time and had a quiet few moments at Leeds Church in Kent, and yes this is a stone’s throw from Leeds castle. I think Natalie and Steve really enjoyed having some time together just to chat and reflect.

Next stop was Aylesford Priory for some chillin’ with drinkies and canapés, we finished with a couple of the larger groups and wandered off for a few minutes to capture a shot that had been set in place at the pre wedding shoot; it was happy days indeed to get that; Natalie and Steve will know exactly what I mean and we were giggling like naughty children on the way back!

Their reception room décor was sublime and I know everyone had a great time enjoying the wonderful food. Before we knew it, the first dance was here and the evening fun began in earnest.

It was such a lovely day and I enjoyed every minute of it; as I sit here in my extra thick fleece I can almost feel the warmth of the sun on my face and imagine the trees in full leaf ahhhh not long now folks, not long.

Claire 🙂