Preview: Kasia & Nathan’s Wedding PhotographyTunbridge Wells Wedding Photographer

Kasia & Nathan’s wedding was pretty amazing. They had their ceremony at St Peter & St. Paul’s Church in Wadhurst, but the rest of the day (morning prep, drinks reception, wedding breakfast & party) was at Kasia’s parents’ house, a short drive outside Tunbridge Wells. I’d been here before for the wedding celebrations of Kasia’s cousin (Abi) & Nabil, and was blown away then by the house, grounds, and location.

Kasia and Nathan had chosen an massive Yurt for their wedding breakfast & first dance, which was located at the end of a field next the house, with a lit pathway connecting the two, and smaller yurts for their guests to stay in either side of the path. It was a beautiful background to the drinks in the garden, and then later on, was the setting for the meal and initial stage of the party. The whole area looked amazing, and I could tell that Kasia and Nathan were overjoyed at seeing their planned vision come to fruition.

Kasia was driven to the church in her father’s classic Ford Anglia – a beautiful little car that made it there safely, but soon after parking, started leaking petrol. Unfortunately this meant Kasia’s godfather (the driver for the day) missed the ceremony as he waited outside the church for the AA and local fire service to arrive, but the chaps fixed the car up in time for the car to return to duty, taking the newly married couple back to the house.

Once all the guests arrived at the house, drinks & canapes were served, and everyone enjoyed the glorious summer weather in the garden with backing music courtesy of a playlist put together by the bride and groom (if this playlist is accessible on spotify, you must let me know it). I loved all the music choices but it was a strange coincidence that just as we were doing a few portraits before the meal, the song “Young Blood” by The Naked and the Famous came on. I’ve loved this song ever since first hearing it on the soundtrack to the snowboarding film ‘The Art of Flight’. Just hearing it again made me emotional, and then in talking about snow experiences with the couple, Nathan got emotional as it brought back his own memories from their time in Banff.

There were speeches from the father of the bride (Steve), the groom (Natham), the best man (Ali), and the whole day had one of Nathan’s groomsmen Tarek acting as MC. All the speeches were brilliant & I loved how Farek introduced them with some info on the wines being served – a nod to Nathan and Tom’s start up business “Vino Mojo” – check it out if you love good wine). I also have to specifically mention the caterer “Food to Di For”. Not only was Di possibly the nicest caterer I have ever worked with but the food was amazing. She is going straight onto my recommended supplier list!

For their first dance and initial part of the party in the yurt, they had a guitarist (Sam Mayo), and then everyone moved to the barn for the rest of the night with DJ Marcel Mendez providing the music.

Throughout various times of the day, I realised how similar my tastes were to theirs – whether in a love of snowsports, or travelling, the music selection, or interest in nutrition & fitness. This may account for why I loved their whole wedding – if I was planning my own wedding again, I’d like it like theirs.

Congratulations Kasia & Nathan!

Suppliers:
– Food: Di Harris – Food to Di for https://www.foodtodifor.com/
– Hair- one four seven – https://www.onesevenfour.net
– Makeup – www.rosannemua.com
– DJ- Marcel – https://www.facebook.com/MarcelMendezMusic/
– Yurt – cheltnem yurt hire
– Videographer: Jamie – Songbird