Opting for a traditional church wedding in Marden, Kent near to the family farm where they live, it wasn’t far for Becky to travel, which was fortunate since she forgot her bouquet. One of the groomsmen was quickly dispatched to rush back to collect it so proceedings weren’t held up for too long luckily.
Becky looked every bit the beautiful bride and the smiles that she was greeted with as she walked down the aisle with her proud dad showed everyone thought the same, none more so than Kif. Many of my wedding photography in Kent takes place in local churches and on this occasion the vicar was pretty accommodating, although I always like to be discreet as it’s not the sort of place to be marching around in constantly.
With the ceremony done it was time for a few family group photos outside and then back to the farm for their marquee reception, travelling in style in a vintage Rolls Royce. A friend had provided the beautiful flowers and I think I’m correct in saying that it was Becky’s mum that did a lot of the decorating which looked great, and really nice to see some prints from Kif and Beckys pre wedding photoshoot in frames as well. Most importantly Kif had put together ‘Kif’s Bar’, making sure nobody would go thirsty during the evening!
This was a laid back wedding, just as they wanted it to be and even when the catering company let them down by forgetting to provide the canapés and not providing the food and staff agreed, they dealt with it without having a melt down, no point in stressing over something you can’t do anything about I guess.
With Kif and his best man Jeremy sorting the food, the other groomsmen got the wine opened on the tables and before you knew it the food was soon being eaten, even if the top table hadn’t yet got theirs. Again it didn’t matter, it was laid back wedding!
The speeches done (well done Jeremy you got some laughs!), it was time to cut the cake and get the dancing underway with their first dance.
Becky and Kif are two people who deserve a lifetime of happiness and as their wedding photographer and friend I’d like to wish them just that, a long and very happy life.