A marquee wedding is one of my favourite to photograph and Laura & Theo’s in her parents’ back garden in the depths of the Kent countryside was no exception. There’s something about going back to the house where you grew up to celebrate tying the knot with all your loved ones, it’s just so laid back and fun. Laura & Theo went with Brooks Marquees and I loved how it was decorated with so many fab Chinese lanterns of all different sizes. It looked fantastic and set on top of a hill with the most breathtaking of back drops too! Now, I want to say we were lucky with the weather, you know how I always like to mention the weather right? I’m British after all! We were lucky, I mean it didn’t rain but it. was. sooooo. hot! I did melt a little!! Not that I minded though as it meant for a stunning sunset that evening across the fields behind the marquee. Absolutely beautiful and worth every single melting moment!
The girls started the day getting ready at home. Sophie from Master Cutters in Tenterden did a wonderful job with everyone’s locks and Laetitia from Makeup Angel made everyone look stunning too. Laura chose a beautiful up-do and very natural make up and she looked absolutely gorgeous. I loved the soft blue of the bridesmaids’ dresses too, they looked beautiful.
It was such a home made affair, Laura’s mum did all the catering and flowers with a little help from her aunt, sister and friends. I must say the veggie tagine I had was delicious and the flowers looked so pretty, they did amazingly well. The cake was fantastic too – so many tiers and it did well to withstand the heat and not topple over!
Whilst all the preparations were going on at home Theo was waiting patiently at the church for Laura and it was great to catch up with him just before the ceremony to wish him good luck. (Not that he needed it, cool as a cucumber he was…!) The service itself was beautiful, again, there’s something about being married by the vicar you’ve known for years and who’s friends with the family. So special.
Then it was all back to the house for drinks, canapés, more drinks, photos, celebrations and a couple more drinks!
The happy couple were introduced into the marquee by a relative playing the Bagpipes, incredible…! The meal and speeches rolled on into the night as we all stepped outside to watch the sunset … then it was into the little barn for dancing and a few more drinks! The Hotrox Band totally smashed it as always and I don’t think there was a single moment that the floor wasn’t rammed with guests dancing their little socks off.
I had so much fun, it was such a fantastic day and I’m pretty sure Laura & Theo would agree. Oh I almost forgot to mention how lovely it was working with Gary again from Short Film Company, I can’t wait to see the wedding video he made for them.
So without further ado… I give you Laura and Theo ❤