Jenny and her family really worked hard before their wedding at Playden Church near Rye in East Sussex. The reception was just a short work from the church in the garden of Jennies parents. They had a huge marque and had spent weeks growing the flowers that were to decorate it. Dan is a massive West Ham fan and as you can see from the colours this is the theme they went for, I think it looked really pretty. Alex Ball made the bouquet. All sorts of other interesting things were made , from the signs to the church, the table decorations, the bride and groom bottles, the cake topper made of cork in the shape of the bride and groom was a lovely touch, the list is endless. It all made for a lovely rustic feel which worked well as the couple had requested a casual style of photography, nothing too stuffy.
Unfortunately the weather on the day was very dull and wet but nothing was going to put us off getting the best photos we could. When we arrived Jenny was looking amazing already, she had hair and make-up done by Lauren Louise and had gone for a natural pretty look.
Jenny and her Dad then set off to the church in a beautifully decorated trailer towed by a tractor . We were on foot and had fun trying to keep up whilst taking pictures and arriving looking cool and collected… ha ha.
We weren’t able to shoot the service itself as the vicar doesn’t like the intrusion but we still got a couple images at key points. The guests formed a long line for the confetti shots and everyone then made their way to the reception, luckily the rain held off for a while so we could get the group shots and some lovely romantic photographs of the couple in a near by field overlooking Rye marsh. I love the ones under the Oak tree , the light was perfect.
The rest of the day was documentary style photography, capturing things as they happened. We left the couple after the first dance to enjoy the rest of their big day .