On one of the tables at Beth & Jack’s wedding reception, it had a sign saying “We’ve waited 1,123 days for this. Party accordingly.” That’s quite a while, isn’t it? Sadly they’re not alone in having to wait so long for their wedding celebrations, but as with others, I imagine the moment of it actually happening was even more sweeter for it. Their look after the ceremony was even more pronounced that normal – a mix of relief, happiness, and disbelief that they’re actually married. After all the postponements and constant uncertainty over the last 18+ months, I think we can all empathise.
Beth & Jack exchanged their vows at St. Augustine’s church in Gillingham and then celebrated at Nettlestead Place near Yalding. Their drinks reception was accompanied by the sophisticated sounds of the Leon String Quartet playing a mix of modern songs (I love modern songs played on strings!). They arrived in style in a Rolls Royce and a classic Jaguar, and had a ‘Friends” theme to their wedding breakfast.
As often is the case at weddings, time got away from us, and by the time I took them out for their evening portraits, the sun had set, and the last of the sky’s light was fading fast. So, I grabbed my flashes and we set off into the gardens to create some magic. Here they are surrounding by the beautiful flowers of one of the gardens at Nettlestead Place. It’s not often that I get to create night portraits in gardens like this, but I”m very happy with the result.
Congratulations to Beth & Jack! You did it. After over 1000 days, you’re finally married.
Venue – Nettlestead Place; https://www.nettlestead-place.co.uk