Holly & Joe’s Chislehurst wedding took place in St Nicholas church and the reception at Joe’s parent’s garden, just 10 minutes drive away. Joe’s mother had been working hard in the proceeding months making sure the garden looked its best on the wedding day. This certainly helped with the photography later in the day, providing me with some nice back drops to shoot against.
We had bright summer light throughout, although some dark clouds loomed from time to time. I have photographed at St. Nicholas church before, it was built in the 15th century and enlarged in the 19th, a church has been on the site for over a thousand years. A small Saxon window is visible outside above the West door and the Norman font is also still in use.
Holly arrived with her bridesmaids looking relaxed. After a few last minute adjustments she entered the church arm in arm with her father, walking towards a rather nervous looking Joe. The ceremony was touching and meanigful with family members giving readings. The relief between the couple was evident when the vicar finally announced , “And you may kiss the bride”. And that is what Joe did without hesitation.
After the ceremony we took some family group shots outside the church and then Holly, Joe and myself made our way to nearby woodland to shoot the couple portraits. This was a good opportunity to get a selection of images away from the wedding party. These pictures form the foundation of my coverage.
Back at the house my reportage coverage continued. The speeches happened before the dinner, then the roast hog was served. After desert the evening guests slowly started to arrive and soon it was time for Holly & Joe’s first dance. I stayed a little while longer, photographing more dancing and evening guests relaxing and chatting. I hope you enjoy looking at my selection of Holly and Joes’s wedding photographs.