Vicky and Tony’s wedding at Westerham Golf Club was one of the riskier weddings I’ve photographed as I may have broken a rule…but more on that later! The couple booked me in for an all-day photography and videography package and it was unforgettable.
Wedding photography at Westerham Golf Club
My day started in the hotel with Vicky and her bridesmaids as they were getting ready. There was a surprising lack of nerves in the room – everybody seemed totally relaxed! As a result I was able to get plenty of shots of all the other details such as the flowers, dress and shoes, as well as the blushing bride herself.
After two hours of wedding preparations with the ladies I drove to Tony’s house, where he was getting ready with his children and ushers. I like to think I got all the essential “wedding preparation” shots such as fixing ties and shoes, fiddling with cufflinks and such like – as well as the more fun jumping in the air snaps! After half an hour we were ready to set off for the big day.
Church wedding photography
We arrived at the church about 45 minutes before the ceremony started. It’s important for me to abide by the rules of the church, so the vicar told me to stay at the back throughout the wedding ceremony. Unfortunately though I bent these rules somewhat – it’s too important for me to get a good shot of those crucial moments! May the good Lord forgive me – it was definitely worth it! It was not the first time that I’ve ‘slightly bended’ some rules while working as a wedding photographer.
After an emotional wedding ceremony, Tony and Vicky looked absolutely inseparable as we took some confetti shots. We then headed off to their wedding venue, the Westerham Golf Club for the reception, where we decided to move the couple shots to after the meal as the rain had decided to come down. We all enjoyed a fantastic meal and I took some snaps of the speeches before the rain stopped – just in time for me to get some lone wedding photographs of the newlyweds followed by some groups.
Sunset wedding photography
Next up were the integral cake cutting and the first dance, both of which were later complemented by the most beautiful sunset – a perfect day at Westerham Golf Club. I decided to “kidnap” the bride and groom the make the most of this opportunity, and we ran outside to take some shots on the grass. Tony and Vicky were only too happy to sit on the grass and were obviously naturals when it came to couples’ shots – we were all really happy with the results!
I’ve also been editing their wedding video footage, details of which will be revealed in another blog. Watch this space!
Please get in touch if you’d like to hear more about my wedding videography – perhaps at Westerham Golf Course.