The Gardens at Yalding // A Summer Wedding
The gardens at Yalding is stunning venue for a wedding at any time of the year but in Summer its absolutely perfect. I was approached by Bex & Brad after I had shot her sisters wedding a few months earlier at Zetters Townhouse in London. Although they had someone to shoot their wedding they were so impressed that they asked me to do theirs. It was a complete non brainer! I had loved working with Sam & Pete (Bex’s sister and Brother in law) and all the family so the date was penned in the diary. 23rd August.
OMG the hottest day of the year!
The wedding day arrived and it was a scorcher!! (the only day on record thats been hotter was in two days time!) Bex’s Mum did all the flowers and the country garden theme was absolutely spot on! The tipi’s looked beautiful. The outside beauty complementing the inside perfectly.
Bex and the bride tribe got ready upstairs in the Bridal Dressing Room. There was champagne and music and much laughter. Brad arrived in his refurbed VW camper. The lads all looking incredibly dapper in their bow ties and braces. The girls not to be outdone wore yellow and shone in the summer sun!
The Ceremony & Beyond
Bex looked stunning in her dress and her “unicorn” hair and veil. The ceremony was spot on, the right mix of fun and love, of laughter and tears. A few readings and a quick bubble exit and it was drinks on the lawn. As guests explored the grounds the formal photo’s were done while the kids (and a few Aunties!) cooled in the paddling pools. The wedding breakfast was very relaxed with great speeches from the best men, FOB and of course Brad.
The Evening, dancing, juggling and general fun
I took the couple away for some photo’s around the grounds after the speeches. As we walked through the gardens they practiced their first dance and you couldn’t help feel that it really was the perfect day. As the sun was setting the kids played in the grounds, sword juggling and general Photo Booth chaos ensued. The cake was cut and first dance done and it was time for me to disappear and head home for beers in the cool of the night. The Gardens at Yalding – A perfect day.