Bilsington Priory | Kent wedding | Rebecca + Ty

Rebecca and Ty’s wedding at Bilsington Priory near Ashford in Kent was full of sunshine, children and animals.  The day started with capturing some of the local characters including a very patient one-eyed cat (you’ll see why soon) which I think is called Orville.
Bilsington Priory's Cat Orville with one eye

Chickens in the garden

I joined Rebecca, her mother and her daughters getting ready.

Bridesmaid getting ready for weddingWhite Gucci wedding shoesBridesmaid showing off bouquetBridesmaid and flower girl at Bilsington PrioryRebecca getting ready at Bilsington Priory, Kent We went across to the Augustine Priory where Ty was waiting – a tad emotional – with the guests and lovely Kent registrars.

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Guests watch Augustine Priory wedding ceremony

Rebecca’s mum had set up a surprise dove release for Rebecca, Ty and their daughter Coco.

Wedding dove release photoBride and groom release doves at wedding Rebecca, Ty and myself took a few minutes for some portraits out of the bright sunlight, including a garden bench where Ty had proposed.

Kent wedding portraitsKent wedding portraits While they rejoined their guests for drinks, children were making the most of the gardens, including a tree-slung horse swing.

Bilsington Priory grounds

Bilsington Priory girl on swingGirls in a tree at Bilsington Priory, Ashford Boy portrait at Kent wedding venue Bilsington PrioryGuest at Kent wedding venue Bilsington PrioryCoco took a huge liking to Orville and spent much of the reception cuddling him, although when he decided to make a bid for freedom, there was child carnage left in his wake.

Orville and bridesmaid

Orville and children

Just as the sun was fading, the speeches and Rebecca and Ty’s first dance took place and I left them and their guests to celebrate.

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Islington Register Office & St Pancras Station | Tanya + Zhewei | A single

Here is a single from today’s wedding of Tanya and Zhewei.  They were married at Islington Town Hall, before us all hopping in a limo to go to the Oyster Bar in St Pancras Station; and just about now, they will be on the Eurostar, which runs from St Pancras, to honeymoon in Paris.  Their full blog post will be posted in the coming week.
St Pancras Station wedding photo

Bilsington Priory wedding | Rebecca & Tyrone | A single

Just finished downloading and backing up Rebecca and Tyrone’s wonderful wedding at Bilsington Priory near Ashford in Kent today (I know, technically yesterday). Tyrone was the sweetest, most emotional groom you could imagine and a photo of him waiting for Rebecca at their ceremony was almost the single, but Rebecca coming down the stairs was just too beautiful. A full blog post will follow when I’ve edited the day’s photographs.

Small people and sunshine

I last saw Peter and Amanda several years ago when their son Henry was a baby. Now they have baby Sasha and Henry is very much a young man, seriously interested in sticks, transformers and investigating locked gates. We got together this morning before his school sports day in Dulwich, taking some relaxed family group photos. Children are usually a delight to photograph anyway, but when they are playing and cuddling with the rest of their family, it’s really special. I often wonder how treasured those photographs will be in the future for the children themselves.