I had met Laura and Sam at a wedding fair and I was delighted when they went ahead and booked me for their wedding last May in Wye … not just because of the name of their vicar … but also because I had a sneaky suspicion that this wedding would be fun, creative and full of joy. And I wasn’t wrong. Starting with groom preps … and meeting their adored pet rabbit, there was certainly a theme running through their day …

wedding plaque wedding ring and rabbit rabbit rabgits

See what I mean … at this point, the boys were still ironing, tying ties and generally getting ready so I thought it was time to speed off to bridal prep … where it was calm, gentile and extremely happy …

bridal gown details

By this time, the clouds were starting to gather (you can’t really guarantee anything in the UK) so the bridesmaids hurried to get on their dresses so that we could at least get a few images outside in the garden. And mum was on hand for getting Laura into her bridal gown.

Absolutely loved the reaction on this “dad reveal”. Priceless!

bride laughing with parents

And then, the weather turned. To rain. And all the way across from Canterbury to Wye, it poured down. And then I got to church … where the sun was out. I had a quick catch up with my second shooter, Sarah and worked out a plan for capturing different angles during the church service. groom portraits bride arrival at church

Sam was waiting patiently …

exchanging of rings in church

And the deed was done. During signing of the register, I captured this lovely, candid moment of the bride and groom.

quiet moment with bride and groom

We then made the short journey across to Laura and Sam’s venue at Crown Lodge where the rabbit theme popped up again. The hessian thank you bags and the styling really fit extremely well with the style of the venue. bridal and groom portriats

Speeches were given and I love this little set from Sam’s speech. He’s very much a “talking with hands” type of person.

wedding speeches

After taking some time to get more formals and bride and groom portraits, it was time to go back inside for the cutting of the cake before the evening could commence.

cake cutting bride and groom first dance rabbit and rabbit

Thank you to everyone who made this day so very special for this lovely couple. It was truly an honour to be part of your celebrations and I also very much enjoyed working through your album design process too. I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing your images and your album with family and friends and wishing you all the very best for your life together xx