Alex & Petes Woodland Wedding - Weald of Sevenoaks, Kent
Alex and Pete had a vision for the perfect woodland wedding and boy did they pull it off!!
I remember sitting down over coffee having a good chin-wag about their plans for the wedding and loving the sound of their ideas which included loads of hand crafted signs and décor for the main tent and a winnie the poo theme that wasn’t just for the kids :)
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The day started with blue skies and a warm summer breeze and after a short walk around the venue and woodland clearing to check out where the ceremony would take place I was soon joined by Ryan and Carrie from Talking Fly Videography, if your looking for a videographer or know someone getting married and wants one then get in touch with these guys they are as good as the come :)
It all started with the guys getting ready as friends and family did the same. Did I forget to mention this was a four-day wedding??? Yes that’s right married on the Friday and enjoy the next three days with close friends and family… so cool! the guests were staying on site in their own tents so there was a real buzz as everyone got ready for the ceremony to take place. Alex had secretly arranged for an owl to deliver the rings at that key part of the ceremony, only a few of us knew about this so it was going to be great to see Pete’s face as it flew down the isle with rings in tow. The ceremony was held in a woodland clearing, stream ran through the middle so you could hear the gentle trickle of water running by amongst the background noise, a perfect setting as guest took their places on straw bales. The Ceremony was lovely and packed with some really nice touches that you don’t usually see at a typical wedding, to top things off the stunning owl made its presence known as it swooped down the isle with the rings.
After the vows and rings exchanged it was time to seal the deal with that all-important kiss! As far as ceremonies go this was pretty awesome :)
Confetti was thrown and drinks poured, as everybody got involved in the days celebrations. After half hour of drinks and canopies it was time for the group photos followed by some romantics with just the new Mr & Mrs Vine. The woodland clearing made a great place to start with the romantics and after a good laugh and some cheeky shots we were back with the crowd getting ready for the wedding breakfast. Words don’t show just how much effort had been put into making this day come together the way it had but I think the photos should give you a good idea. The breakfast was followed by a short quiz which allowed each winning table to plate up first from the vast array of food and after the eating the breakfast was closed with some great speeches and stories that had everyone in fits of laughter.
Alex and Pete had hired in a live band to really get the evening underway with a barn dance! After a slow 1st dance it was time for the band to give instructions and get everyone involved in the dancing. This made for great photos as guests danced the night away and drank their fair share of local ale. We managed to cap the night off with some twilight shots in some light drizzle, which made for some of my favorite shots of the day.
I’d like to thank Alex and Pete for choosing me to capture their special day, you were both a pleasure to shoot for and real troopers for being game on the rain shots! Here are a handful of my favorite shots from the big day. Feel free to leave your comments and thoughts on the blog below :)