The relaxed Kingston Country Courtyard wedding of Emma and Rob
Another summers day and another fabulous wedding – I’m a lucky boy at the moment with so many fabulous weddings to photograph. Emma and Rob’s was no exception to this rather delightful rule.
We started off at Kingston country courtyard and didn’t have to go anywhere so I was able to go between Emma and Rob to get both sides of the story without having to travel more than 10 meters 🙂
When I first arrived I was greeted by Emma and her entourage of Bridesmaids I could tell that I was going to have a fun day with the banter already, and one of the bridesmaids even became my impromptu assistant later on after informing me of her artistic shoe photo that she’s taken before my arrival.. no pressure then 🙂 I didn’t tell her the value of the camera she was using.. she might have been a bit nervous 🙂
Emma looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful dress and her bridesmaids complimented her perfectly with their lace bridesmaids dresses. You’ll see more of those in the photos later.
I’ve photographed many weddings at Kingston Country Courtyard before, however this was my first outdoor one and the weather was perfect for us if not a little on the hot side!
After a wonderful ceremony it was on to the reception drinks and some formal photos, I love doing a few formal photos as this is a great chance to get some nice pictures of people you only see at weddings, obviously you don’t want to spend hours doing them, but 15-20 minutes gives you plenty of time to get the important ones. I’m always happy to do impromptu ones throughout the day as it’s often the only time people dress up haha.
I’d been pre-warned about a hog-roast too and I am almost an official hog roast wedding photography. I love hog roasts and I love photographing hog roasts at weddings. Did I mention I like hog-roasts? 😀 😀 Did I mention the time I came second in the great british bacon off?
Anyway back to the wonderful wedding of Rob and Emma. There were some heartfelt speeches and also some tears from many, it was definitely emotional.. even the cake was in tiers 😀 😀
After the wonderful hog roast and the delicious purbeck ice cream it was party time and I also took Rob and Emma away for some wonderful evening portraits. Summer is great for wedding photography, you get some awesome weather and some gorgeous light. At least when it’s sunshine 🙂
I love photographing weddings at Kingston country courtyard as the staff are so bloomin helpful and polite, one of my favourite local wedding venues for sure!
I met another new entertainer this weekend too James Brown a professional opportunist.. not a burglar but a performer and entertainer with a street magic vibe, James had the crowd in his thrall big time!
Then it was time for some partying and I knew the girls would know how to party – some amazing dance skills going on which was great for photography!
Finally I like to do some sunset photos before leaving to let people dance the night away!
Here are some of my favourites from the day!