I had the great honour of photographing the gorgeous couple of Vicky and Toms Christmas wedding at one of my favourite venues The old Kent barn back in November.
I’ve known Vicky and Tom for some years after being the photographer at Vicky’s sisters' wedding back in 2014 and again at her bridesmaid Emma’s wedding earlier in the year. So we were pretty well antiquated with each other by the time it came to their wedding day.
There were lots of little details that made this day really cool. From the friends' tv show inspired wedding cake, to a massive tower of ferrero rocher chocolates as well as the two Christmas trees, beautiful decorated. There was live music from the brides own band , Pussyfoot. Even Elvis decided to show up for a song and a dance.
Sadly Vicky’s father Steve had passed away unexpectedly two months prior to the wedding, and as you can imagine it was still very emotional for everyone. But you could defiantly tell he was still there in spirit. The family had even had beautiful charms made, which were made with and contained his ashes, so he was and will be very much with them forever. The whole day was filled with lots of love and laughter and genuinely touching moments throughout. Moments that even had me in tears. From seeing the reaction of Tom as he saw Vicky for the first time as she walked down the aisle, to listening to the beautiful heartfelt speeches from their family and friends.
One thing out of the many things that I loved from this special day was that I got the chance to be a little bit different and creative with the couple portraits we did. Vicky informed me that she had acquired some smoke bombs and wanted to do something cool with them. With the help of the best man and groomsman sam and Adam, I think we succeeded. Later on in the evening we even braved the cold November chill and took some gorgeous photos around the stunning grounds of the old Kent barn.
Then the rest of the evening was filled with plenty of dodgy dance moves, drinking and eating and some great renditions of some classic tunes, with even the bride kicking off her heels and getting up on stage and belting out a few tunes herself. We even found the time to do a sparkler run, which we may have been a tad cold outside for, but there was enough love in the air to keep spirits up and hearts warm whilst Vicky and Tom ran the gauntlet of sparklers
Tom and Vicky, thank you for letting me be part of your special day. I wish you all the happiness in the world.