Photographing Ania and John’s Kent wedding at St Mary’s Church in Kennington was quite last minute in terms of wedding photography bookings, but I was so pleased I was available to do it as I have known John and his family for years. It was lovely to witness him marrying someone who clearly makes him very happy.
As a Kent wedding photographer I often find myself documenting church weddings in the surrounding villages and it is up to the vicar to say what I am allowed to photograph and from where. On this occasion ‘Eve’ was in charge and was very laid back and accommodating which is always helpful in my job and much appreciated, so if you’re reading this Eve, thank you!
Most couples having an August wedding have booked the date well in advance since it is the height of wedding season but John and Ania only decided in June to go ahead and book a date which didn’t leave them a huge amount of time to get organised. To be honest though you’d never have known it and I always think that you do your wedding in a way that’s right for you, whether it’s organising it a year ahead or a month.
After the wedding ceremony, which was conducted in a lovely relaxed and at times amusing way, including a tune belted out by the organist worthy of a slot in a west end play, it was soon time to sign the register and move outside for some group photos before going on to the reception.
With a late service the light was beautiful and the evening was warm, in fact the Kent countryside couldn’t have looked better. With the reception venue just 10 mins drive away at Great Chart Golf Range it wasn’t long before everyone had a drink in their hand and was enjoying the evening sunshine.
John and his brother Grant run the Golf Range and it has been the family business ever since I’ve known them and they had done a great job in making it look so good for the wedding day. In fact I think if you’re looking for a reception venue that gives great value for money it’s well worth enquiring!