Vicky got ready at her parents' Jan and David's house and Gavin got ready at his and Vicky's house just five doors away. This meant that we could photograph both the bride and the groom's preparations which is a nice bonus for the couple and gives them a few extra photographs of a part of the day which is not often documented. Vicky's dad made us very welcome and a short time later, Vicky returned from the hairdresser. We'd already taken over her sister, Jen's bedroom for the dress and bridal bits and pieces shots. Vicky's dress was gorgeous - a Sophia Tolli gown with lots of beautiful detail on it.
We are regular wedding photographers at Wentbridge House and when the weather is kind, the beautifully kept lawn is perfect for group photographs and fun shots with the bridal party. However, the time left for photographs before dinner was short and so some of the shots we'd planned with the couple had to be delayed until after the wedding breakfast and speeches. We kept our fingers well and truly crossed that the weather would hold out and it almost managed to stay dry, although we did feel a few spots of rain as we got the bridal party together. It didn't deter them and the resulting sequence of images was well worth it. Thank you guys for being such good sports and for ignoring the rain drops!
We worked outside right up until the very last of the daylight before going inside to chat to Winston, the resident DJ. Winston called Vicky and Gavin onto the floor for their first dance together and as their guests quickly followed, we stayed to capture a few more images of everyone having a great time.
Our thanks to Vicky and Gavin, the new Mr and Mrs Hough, for asking us to share their lovely, fun packed wedding day!