You know how sometimes you meet people and you know they were just made for each other? Well that describes Kerry and Mark perfectly. They are so well suited and so joyously in love it was a positive delight to photograph their wedding for them. As ever, I started the morning with the girls getting ready….
Mark is Dutch and many of his family and friends had made the trip to join them on their wedding day. What Kerry didn’t know was that last time they visited the Netherlands Mark had a bracelet made for her something blue – in Dutch pottery of course!
Kerry’s choice of flowers might have been traditional, but they were absolutely stunning…
I have never worked with a professional toastmaster before, but I can thoroughly recommend the experience. From organising guests to announcing speeches, assisting in the arrangement of group shots and helping the men with cravats and flowers.
The arrival of the bride often prompts emotions from either the bride or groom or one of the wedding party. Poor Kerry was shaking like a leaf when she arrived, but I just love the determination on her face in this one…
Glenis was a star in the whole planning of Kerry and Mark’s wedding (and she recommended me, so she must have excellent taste!) so she was s natural choice for the reading during the ceremony.
Sometimes it can be tricky to get natural shots of children, but I managed to sneak this unguarded moment from the flower girl
One of Kerry’s favourite spots in Chisledon House was under the chandelier – you can see why
Which gave me the idea of this shot. which captures the splendour of the house….
Sadly Mark’s Mum passed away a number of years ago, so they created a memorial candle for her so that she could be with them on their day…
As well as themselves, the Dutch relatives also kindly brought a traditional wedding drink from their homeland. It is called “Tears of the bride” (happy ones we hope) and contains real gold leaf. The fact that it is schnapps-based did slightly startle a few of the English guests upon the first toast!
Those of you who know me will know that I like to try and get a twilight shot with the bride and groom. This being March twilight had long gone by the time the speeches were over, but once we got the lights switched on outside we found ourselves a beautiful evening shot….