Heidi & Toby | Kent Wedding Photography

Kent wedding

Kent wedding photography

April can be an unpredictable month for weather. Winter can have its last hurrah or it can feel like early summer. All last week the forecast for Saturday seemed to be set for rain, but Heidi & Toby’s Kent wedding in Shorne escaped the downpours. Despite dark clouds hanging around at times, the day was actually blessed by some sunny Spring weather.

Coverage begins with Heidi getting ready in her mother’s home, only yards from the church. You can see the church from the back garden it’s that close. Also close and on the way, is the village pub, The Rose & Crown – where Toby was getting ready too, along with many wedding guests, in the pub garden. A short stroll around the corner is the thirteenth century St Peter & St Paul church. A building that like the village, has it’s origins in Anglo-Saxon times. The vintage wedding car was parked up outside already (on top of a traffic cone…). This was for later, Heidi was going to walk to the church, with her brother, mother and her bridesmaids.

Aftre the ceremony and confetti outsdie, it was off to another part of Kent and a reception in a private estate. Spring sunshine and champagne. This wedding had a ‘military-flavour’ to it to. Toby is a former British Army infantry captain, in The Royal Welch. Many of his friends and colleagues from those days came in their dress uniforms. Even some of the tables had names of conflict locations, such as Rorke’s Drift or Basra Palace. Toby was at the latter…

(Not quite conflict, but back in August 2011, I met up with Heidi and Toby at the Falcon pub next to Clapham Junction. I had arrived early and as I used to live in the area, went for a walk around – see my old haunts, my old flat, etc. But something wasn’t right. Hard to explain but there was a strange tension in the air. Toby arrived late to the pub, having had traffic problems in south London. He sensed it too. His Army training instinct, honed in Iraq, no doubt kicked in. We didn’t linger too long in the pub, just enough for them to say they were keen to book. On the train back to Sussex, passing though Croydon, the riots started to kick off.)

Here are a few images from this Kent wedding…

Bride hugs her mother during getting ready at Kent wedding Makeup eye makeup getting readyBride grabs her wedding dress Bride in her wedding dress reflected in the mirrorBride doing up her necklace Guests at the village pub before the ceremony Guests in the village pub garden before heading to the church Groom at pre-ceremony drinks at the village pub Kent wedding Groom spots that the vintage wedding car has destroyed a traffic coneWedding guests head to the church in the village of Shorne Brid arrives at St Ptere & St Paul church in Shorne Village church wedding in Kent Bride's mother adjusts the bride's veil Bride in the church aisle with her brother Kent church wedding ceremonySigning the register Bride and groom in the church aisle Bride ansd groom outside the Kent village church Kent wedding confetti Seeing off the wedding car in Shorne Kent wedding reception champagneyoung wedding guest Bride at the wedding reception Kent wedding reception Wedding top hat Guests chatting in the sunshine Groom and his champagneKent wedding couple portrait Spring wedding Kent wedding photography Bride throws the wedding bouquet Catching the wedding bouquet Military weddingWedding guests check out the seating plan at Kent wedding reception Tables named after military battles memory board Laughing Bride asnd groom announced into dinner by military bugleBrother's wedding speech emotional speeches laughing at speeches groom's speech best man in uniformWedding speeches at kent wedding dinner in a marquee First dance Couple dancing Romantic dance Young dancer


Thank you card from bride and groom


Looks like a perfect spring wedding! My favourite is the shot of the groom pointing under the wheel of the car. His expression is priceless!

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