Relaxed summer Church wedding ~ Louise + Nick

[L]ouise and Nick had planned a lovely British summer fete style wedding reception, so they wanted a relaxed wedding photographer to fit in with that theme.  This wedding was right up my street!

The wedding day

This lovely couple got married on 16th July 2016.  They had their ceremony at the beautiful Christ Church Bromley and then had their cute afternoon tea and reception at The Assembly Halls in West Wickham.  What a fabulous day it was!

Louise wore a STUNNING fairytale princess dress from Allure Bridals.  When she put it on and her bridesmaids were helping her sort out the layers, she looked exactly like Cinderella getting ready for the ball!

The ceremony

The Church service was one of the loveliest I’ve been to, purely because of the passion and the love that went into it.  Louise and Nick had picked a few of their close friends to preach and to speak, and when the hymns started up I was amazed at the effort everyone put in to sing their hearts out!!  As one of those naughty people who usually attempts to sing just quietly enough to not be heard by anyone, it was refreshing to be in a room full of people willing to sing at the tops of their voices.  It really was wonderful, and my absolute favourite moment was when they chose to walk out of the Church to the Batman theme tune (Nick’s surname is Batt).  Hilarious.

The reception

The reception at The Assembly Halls had everything to be reminiscent of a classic British summer fete.  There was a delicious afternoon tea, bunting to decorate, croquet on the lawn and a fish and chips van later in the evening.  How marvellous.  The five groomsmen certainly didn’t hold back on the insults in their speech, which also featured an incredible photo of a questionable haircut from Nick’s past.  It was truly impressive.

All in all, it was a lovely, laid-back, sentimental, fun and oh-so-British wedding day.  Take a look through the photos below!

Massive thanks to my second shooter on the day, another relaxed wedding photographer, my lovely college pal; Monika Szolle.

The Suppliers

Wedding dress:  Allure Bridals

Bridesmaid dresses:  Coast

Groom/groomsmen suits:  Debenhams

Bride’s hair:  Hayley from Hair at the Hollies

Flowers:  made by the bride

Wedding cake:  Marks & Spencer

Wedding Band:  Hog Roast

Second photographer:  Monika Szolle Fine Art Photography


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