Sarah & James booked me last year and I have to say these guys had me buzzing with excitement after our consultation. Not only are they a lovely couple having chosen to tie the knot at the amazing Knowle Country House in Higham but they intended to keep this as an intimate affair with their very closest family and friends. After lots of wedding photography chit chat Sarah mentioned that they would be bringing Roxy their 5 year old Labrador along on the big day, with the responsibilities of best man or best dog in this case! Carrying the rings to the alter. Now with me having a massive place in my heart for dogs I could hardly contain my excitement
I absolutely love shooting weddings at the Knowle, the venue is stunning and it’s so well run by its staff. If there are any engaged couples out there reading this blog you definitely need to stick this venue on your list of places to consider.
Sarah decided she would be getting ready at home so that’s where their story begins. Upon arrival to Sarah’s parents house I couldn’t have asked for better weather, blue sky and a slight breeze in the air to take the edge off the beating sun. Sarah had already had her hair done and was now half way through having her makeup done by Lisa from Blushed Beauty. Lisa is a very talented artist with years of experience, which was clear to see as she worked her magic. Sarah looked amazing and it wasn’t long before mum was helping her put on that special dress.
Some of the family waited in the garden to see Sarah make her grand entrance. Dads face was priceless and a privilege to see the father/daughter relationship on such a magical day. The morning had ran like clockwork which gave us plenty of time for some relaxed shots in the garden.
When I arrived at the Knowle guests were already enjoying the weather with a glass of Pimms in hand and Roxy was certainly enjoying the freedom of the grounds. Roxy looked great with her buttonhole collar designed by the very talented Katie Mackintosh. After a catch up with James it wasn’t long before Sarah arrived by classic car at the front of house and guests where being ushered to their seats.
The ceremony was perfect with Roxy doing her bit when asked to present the rings J With the vows exchanged and the confetti thrown the guys enjoyed the surroundings with a few drinks before I intervened for some photos. I make every effort to produce amazing unique photos for my Clients and make sure we have fun while we do it. Every photographer has a unique style and I just love to create an edgy feel to my photos. As you will see from the gallery we made great use of the grounds for some awesome shots.
While the guys enjoyed their wedding breakfast it gave me time not only to stop and grab a well needed drink and bite to eat but also to plan some more photos for later, the weather was kind and gave us the most striking sunset. It would have been rude to waste such a perfect setting so I made sure we grabbed 10 minutes to shoot some belters around the lake and orchards that surround this fantastic venue.
I had a total blast at this one and can’t thank Sarah & James enough for choosing me to be part of their special day. Here are a handful of my favorite shots that tell Sarah and James story at The Knowle Country House.
Turning up at Hollies parents house on the morning of the wedding was walking into a buzz of excitement and laughter! Such a fun family and I had my smile on. Bridal prep is always the fun bit seeing everything come together. We even had a boogie to Gangsta Paradise….I had a feeling I was going to fit right in today. Hollies make up was perfected by the lovely Clare Lake
Hollie looked amazing, such an intelligent, chilled calm happy person. Rob is a very lucky man.
The wedding look place at St Margaret’s Church, High Halstow, a beautiful church set in the middle of the rolling countryside. The Groomsmen were all busy doing their jobs organising arriving guests and looking amazingly smart in their RAF uniforms. No nerves either. Hollie arrived shortly after me, still calm and smiling. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. I worked alongside the talented videographer, Ryan Woodard of Talking Fly and his sidekick Carrie. These are a great team and great fun.
The guests rolled out the church lining up with their confetti to cover the new Mr & Mrs and then we carried on with a few pictures before setting off to the wonderful Knowle Country House. I love this venue. The house is beautiful and the weddings always feel so intimate and personal. The gardens are just stunning too and I love finding new places as the flowers seem to open in rotation… there is always something new!
The day ran perfectly from photographs to their amazing food! Although an admission on the day was rocking off to Maccy D’s and getting the Bride & Groom milkshakes… This was a first for me
I have to say a HUGE Congratulations and Thank you for having me… a great wedding day and I wish you every happiness for the future xx