This was my first Ferry House Inn wedding and my first of 2018! For those not familiar with the venue it is situated in the hamlet of Harty on the Isle of Sheppey.
Rebecca and Stephen were actually having their marriage ceremony in the 11th Century Norman Church of St Thomas’s. This is just a couple of minutes from the Ferry House Inn where they were going afterwards for their wedding reception.
This remote little place of worship is reached by following a long winding road across farm and marshland that seems to go on forever. You almost feel like you go back in time visiting it and the fact it has no electricity for lighting or heating adds to the atmosphere, particularly for a winter wedding!
Rebecca started the day getting ready at Mockets Farm Cottages, another venue conveniently situated a few minutes from the Ferry House Inn. It was a blustery day at this point and pretty cold but Rebecca had a faux fur wrap and wellies to wear so was prepared for inclement weather.
Already at the church by the time I arrived, Stephen seemed pretty relaxed, perhaps the little sip from his hip flask helped with that.
Transport for the day was a immaculate classic red mini clubman, what a great little car! Arriving in good time but forgetting the bouquet meant a very short delay. It did give Rebecca time to change from wellies to wedding shoes with help from their page boy.
After the ceremony and braving the ever increasing windy and cold weather we managed to photograph the groups outside the church before leaving for the reception.
Photographing winter weddings means being adaptable, the weather is a big dictator of what is photographed and where on the day. Rebecca and Stephen wanted a photograph of all of their wedding guests. Easily achievable from a high vantage point such as a window. Luckily we got this shot at The Ferry House Inn minutes before the rain really got started, any later and it probably wouldn’t have been possible.
Particular photographs we had spoken about before their wedding day was of them both down by the estuary. Despite the wind and driving rain they voted to try and get some.
Valiant efforts from Stephen to keep the rain off Rebecca with my umbrella were in vain as it folded in on itself, failing miserably to provide any protection but giving some unique photographs of the two of them on their wedding day.
This wedding was an early finish for me as I left after the meal but it is certainly a venue I would love to revisit, even if it is another winter wedding!
To view more Winter Wedding Photography please take a look at my Winter Wedding Blog posts.
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“Steve and I could not be more thrilled with our wedding photos. We loved Helens’ style of photography as soon as we saw her work and our wedding photos are just stunning. Helen has beautifully captured some very special moments that we don’t even remember from the day! We honestly didn’t even realise Helen was there taking most of the photos, she must have an invisibility cloak!!….but the results are amazing. The weather was pretty awful on the day but Helen was up for anything and we ventured down to the estuary for probably the wettest and windiest wedding photos ever but they are beautiful, unique, hilarious and a wonderful memory of the day. We cannot recommend Helen highly enough, she is lovely, efficient and most importantly a brilliant photographer.” Beccy & Steve
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