Due to busy schedules and the fact that Laura and Simon live in Warwickshire, I only met them just a few short weeks before their wedding. I popped in to say hello, and ended up staying to help put invites and menus together, and discovered for myself just how good at organising things Laura is!
With time being short, and Laura and Simon keen to have a pre-wedding shoot, we managed to squeeze one in at the beautiful Kennilworth Castle in Warwickshire, and spent a fun couple of hours enjoying the sun in beautiful surroundings. If you didn’t already manage to see their photos, then you can find their pre-wedding shoot here
For their wedding, Laura and Simon had chosen to have their ceremony in Holy Trinity church, followed by their reception at Bleak House in Broadstairs, the one time home of Charles Dickens no less, a beautiful wedding venue overlooking the bay.
The morning of the wedding was a lovely relaxed affair, with Laura and her five bridesmaids and little flower girl choosing to get ready at Bleak House itself. After the wedding ceremony at Holy Trinity and a horse-drawn carriage ride through Broadstairs, we all headed back to Bleak House for the reception.
With things running a little behind schedule, Laura & Simon were keen to spend time enjoying the company of their guests, so their instruction to me was to scrap the group photos and couple shoot, and just concentrate on capturing images of everyone enjoying the wedding, a style of photography I have to admit I love. Throw in a group of rugby players for the speeches and you know you’re going to get some hilarious shots!
Laura and Simon chose a 1920’s theme, with a New York flavour, for their Bleak House wedding.
I absolutely loved that these guys had their own version of ‘catch the bouquet’ – what dedicated rugby player could resist the challenge?!!!
And check out the triumphant face of the winner!