03 May West Malling Wedding Photography
Our very good friend Joce introduced us to Gemma & Ross, so it was a thrill to be booked to visit Kent for their West Malling Wedding . Wedding Photography is a fairly challenging and adrenaline filled job, and it will be no surprise to anyone reading this that April has been a shocker for rain. Well, picture the scene as we drive down to West Malling the day before the wedding and had to shout to be heard in the car because the hailstones were so loud on the roof of the car ! Fast forward to the wedding day and we woke to a hint of blue sky that somehow, through some miracle ,stayed with us for the entire day. Some one was looking after us in the lovely town of West Malling. Now, I have to tell you about the most amazing wedding shoes I have ever seen. Gemma with her exquisite taste (her dress being testament to that ) went all out for an exclusive design by Jimmy Choo who only made one pair in each size, so as you can imagine, these shoes deserve special mention and a compilation image all of their own ! The service was quite special with an emotionally charged sermon given by the vicar who very generously gave us free reign during the service ( many don’t and if you’re planning your wedding, you should check with your celebrant ). So on we went to The Friars at Aylesford, which is a breathtaking venue for those seeking a retreat from the pressures of today’s world. The Shrine itself is very peaceful and understandable not a venue to be photographed as it needs to be respected. That said, all around it are great ponds and vistas so we made the most of a stroll round the grounds. The wedding breakfast was held in The North Barn at The Friars and was great fun and had brilliant spontaneous speeches that were very funny. Anyway, enough from me. Enjoy the pictures, enjoy the shoes and if you are planning a West Malling Wedding, we would be thrilled to revisit this fabulous part of the country, so please do get in touch.