I just knew today was going to be fabulous with Kate & James getting married at Oaks Farm. They are so touchingly sweet and real, you just know that their friends and family are going to be similar – and I got to catch up with their friends Rachel and Steven again, whose wedding I photographed some years ago. The day started with Kate & her four bridesmaids getting ready at her mum Sheila’s house – complete with croissants & later sandwiches, so no-one went hungry. Kate looked so beautiful – and her bridesmaids were stunning in their US-inspired dresses. James was bowled over by the way she looked when she arrived at their venue Oaks Farm. Orange and yellow gerberas and a host of bright orchids and other greenery decorated the venue – with a ribbon-tied flower in each guest’s place.
We used the brightness of the day to get some great shots of Kate in the gardens during a lawn reception – as well as some of Kate & James together. After their breakfast and very touching and well-thought-out speeches, they cut their cake and Kate threw her bouquet. Despite worrying that it could injure one of her female guests, it didn’t – and a VERY delighted bridesmaid caught it!

PHOTOS: Kate in the gardens; Kate disappearing when I was going some portraits of her and James; Kate is presented with a new bouquet made from place setting flowers; the cake – looking cool in the heat; Kate shares a moment with her grandad; Kate & James; a very excited bridesmaid, centre, catches Kate’s bouquet; her boyfriend is on the far right.