Get Ready for a PARTY. . .
Danielle & Lewis had got married on an epic road trip across America but wanted a repeat in their hometown and I was chosen to rock their Bexley wedding photography.
They both got ready at their house with the marquee for the reception in their back garden! The house was a hive of activity before their nuptials at St Johns the Evangelist in nearby Bexley Village. The fact that the bride and groom were all ready married and getting ready together made for a party atmosphere from the very start of the day! The couples closest friends and family all popped in to the house to check on them during the morning and i knew it was going to be an amazing wedding. Full of fun, laughter and family.
Danielle looked absolutely stunning! Her hair and make up was done by the extremely gifted Zara. Lewis made a handsome groom in his three piece suit and pocket watch.
We shot all the group photo’s before the ceremony which meant i could relax and capture the fun after the ceremony in a very relaxed manner. The church (St Johns the Evangelist) in Bexley was fantastic. A full choir led Danielle and Lewis into the church. The ceremony itself was beautiful in its simplicity, a few readings and some hymns superbly sung by the choir.
Then it was back to the house and the amazing Hog Roast served and provided by the local D&M Family Butchers. The champagne was flowing and the party started! They had booked Marryoke (provided by the excellent chaps at OYFE Productions) and this soon led to what seemed like a million renditions of Jackie Wilson’s (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher! (please make it stop it now).
The couple had made a secret garden at the back of the marquee with sofa, armchairs, fire pit and hay bales! This seemed a popular spot for the party to continue with some of the craziest lunging i’ve seen in a long time.
As evening approached it was time for the speeches. Danielle’s Dad and then Sister spoke amazingly about the couple with just the right ammount of sentiment and humour. Lewis himself gave a glowing and beautiful speech about his stunning bride.
The cake was made by Danielle’s friend Jo Broomfield. Unbelievable skills. I’ve seen some great cakes and this was right up there with the very, very best. Cake cutting, first dance, Dad’s dance. . .
And then it was time for the party to go up another notch (if possible!).
There were shots, dance offs, marryoke carnage and much, much more. It finished at about 3am.
As I lived in Bexley it was a pleasure to go back there and capture their wedding photography. I just wish I could have joined in the party.